davanti enoteca.

last weekend, josh & i headed over to ye olde comiskey park for a lovely evening watching the white sox. more news on vegan eating at u.s. cellular field coming soon ... but before that ...

we decided to head to little italy for dinner. this time, at davanti enoteca, a new-ish (opened in the last year or so!) eatery located right on taylor street.

davanti enoteca features "simple italian fare" in a "rustic wine bar & restaurant."sign me up.

here's what i had ...

warm tuscan kale insalate :
w/ oranges & walnuts. (no pecorino or guanciale.)
 so delicious. perfectly cooked kale makes for a fantastic kale salad.

cauliflower steak :
sicilian olive tapenade, ceci beans & marinated lemon jam.
yes, the marinated lemon jam looks like melted cheese. but it's not. this was good, but weird. i think it was the lemon. not a usual flavor combination. but the cauliflower was great.

vegan pizza :
red sauce, garlic & calabrian chili.  
doesn't look like much, but tasted awesome. this is my kind of pizza. super thin crust, light tomato sauce. oh, & you know my m.o. ... i saved some of my kale salad and put it on top of my pizza. buenisimo.

our server was a former vegan, so she knew what was up. and at first, she thought the pizza crust had honey in it (it used to) ... but a quick confab with the chef confirmed that it was vegan-acceptable. woop!

there were a couple other items on the menu that were adaptable, so you've got plenty of options. it's a great date night spot ... & perfect for a pre-baseball game meal.

davanti enoteca
1359 w. taylor street
chicago, il 60607