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Davanti Enoteca

1359 W Taylor
Chicago, IL 60607


This Scott Harris gem veers far from the heaping pasta bowls of its Taylor Street forefathers. Instead, the focus is on rustic, shareable plates. Chewy-crusted pizzas are tough to pass up, but thoughtful antipasti, vasis (mini Mason jars filled with spreads like ricotta with local honey), and simple, unadulterated pastas steal the show. The decor—including vintage milk jugs reimagined as hanging light fixtures—is tasteful and fun, but branded plates create a chainlike feel. Buy a bottle from the well-hidden wine racks in the back (but beware the $7 corkage fee). See davantienoteca.com for all locations.

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Dishes We Liked

Roasted cauliflower steak ($9), ricotta and local honeycomb vasi ($6), cacio e pepe pasta ($10), torta bacio ($6)

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Additional Information:

Price: $30-$39
Cuisine: Italian
Neighborhood: Little Italy
Noteworthy: Child friendly
High noise level
Outdoor dining
Wheelchair accessible
Will seat past 10:30 p.m.
Hours: Lunch Mon-Fri., Dinner nightly, Br Sat, Sun. Late seating Fri-Sat.
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