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Davanti Enoteca

1655 India St, San Diego, CA 92101-2515
+1 619-237-9606
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (31 reviews)
“focaccia” (41 reviews)
“polenta” (35 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1655 India St, San Diego, CA 92101-2515
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On Saturday my husband and I decided to explore Little Italy a bit and find a nice restaurant to have lunch. We took the trolley so as not to hassle with parking. Fortunately, within easy walking distance of the trolley stop we found Davanti Enoteca...More

Thank Mytravelbucket
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is located in Little Italy along with several other Italian restaurants. It is considered one of the popular destinations for italian food in San Diego. It gets quiet crowded in the evening. Food in general was very good.

Thank bin3abdalla
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was delicious! We had 3 appetizers and 4 main dishes. Everything was heavenly and they brought it out as it was cooked, so warm and fresh! I really enjoyed the focaccia di Recco (bread with the honeycomb and cheese). The lighting was dim and...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our flight to San Diego, one of the other passengers told me about this dish at Davanti. She raved about the piece of honeycomb they put on the Ligurian flatbread with soft cow cheese inside. We tried it. It was pretty good. I think...More

Thank B P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really lovely to sit outdoors here and very good food - grilled chicken with pesto, aioli, spinach and tomatoes made an excellent sandwich. Our server Chad was the best.

Thank perromore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So many yummy-sounding choices on the menu we gave up trying to decide and just went with our server's recommendations - the house specialty ragu/polenta and crispy brussels sprouts. We were not disappointed. The ragu was phenomenal, and if everyone cooked brussels sprouts this way...More

Thank whatagal42
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

On my 2nd time here visiting from LA; I was again very impressed with this restaurant. The food is superb. I had their signature Angus steak(cooked perfectly medium rare just as I requested), salad with anchovies, meat cheese board with jam and their famous bloody...More

Thank traveltime111
Reviewed 21 April 2018

I love this little restaurant!! Well it's not really little, it's a pretty large place but it has the feel of a home cooked meal straight from the kitchen. Highly recommend the beef ragu and polenta. So good. You can get two sizes if you...More

Thank Alexis B
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Location, ambience, people-watching are excellent. Food is just ok. Calamari ($14) was salty, greasy. Shrimp chitarra ($21) was scampi but with red sauce kind of like vodka sauce with 2 pcs of shrimps and 6 pcs of very small scallops. Pasta was al dente. Lemon...More

Thank OC_M_Lu
Reviewed 31 March 2018

After several visits to Little Italy we finally made it to DaVanti's for Saturday brunch. It was every bit as good as friends had told us. The Bloody Mary bar is expansive and fun and my husband and I both found our entrees delicious. Mine...More

Thank JoaninFrance
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Mary S
28 October 2017|
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Response from Phyllis54 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I am only reading your question today. We usually left our car parked at our hotel and walked throughout Little Italy. However, we did find parking on the side streets.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1655 India St, San Diego, CA 92101-2515
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-237-9606
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