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Davanti Enoteca

1359 W. Taylor St.
Chicago, IL 60607

Critic’s Notes

Scott Harris breaks the Taylor Street mold for Italian with an enjoyable array of tasting dishes to satisfy almost any craving, from charcuterie to cauliflower steak, as well as chewy-crusted pizzas. Linguine with sea urchin and crab takes honors among pastas. Big main-course plates can veer off track, but torta bacio—chocolate-hazelnut mousse with cocoa nibs—provides a solid, sweet landing. Bottles of wine for retail sale; Negroni on tap. (Also in River North, 312-605-5900.)

Dishes We Liked

Chicken liver pâté vasi ($8); farro, butternut squash, hazelnuts, and watercress with goat cheese ($11); escarole, Gala apple, pecorino dolce, and celery salad ($8); Ligurian-style baked focaccia with soft cow cheese and local honey ($18); giant rigatoni, sausage, and roasted tomato with Parmesan ($15); cannoli vasi ($6)

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Additional Information:

Price: $20-$39
Cuisine: Italian
Neighborhood: Little Italy
Noteworthy: Child friendly
High noise level
Outdoor dining
Wheelchair accessible
Hours: L & D daily. Br Sat, Sun.
Other Address: 30 E. Hubbard St.
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