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Dave's Italian Kitchen - CLOSED

1635 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-4504
+1 847-864-6000
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lasagna” (16 reviews)
“meat sauce” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
All hours
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1635 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-4504
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1 - 10 of 133 reviews

Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I don't know why the reviews are good but if you like Chef Boyardee or frozen food or fake Italian everything is watery service is really bad the place is really old it looks like you're going in a dungeon on your way down really...More

Thank Theresa M
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Uninspired, traditional Italian. Low prices for a reason. this has a a kind of following among older Evanston townies, but it has not kept up with the times. But if you just want a cheap, clean place for spaghetti, you'll be fine.

Thank jetlagged5
Reviewed 10 April 2016

This basement restaurant is truly wonderful! The salads are huge and delicious! The pastas are amazing! They have the best gorgonzola pasta! So, so delicious!!!!

Thank RoaminChicagoBoys
Reviewed 4 April 2016

I had the "Eggplant parmesan" and hubby had the "Chicken Vesuvio". The eggplant parmesan was tasty and with a good portion and it was served with meat sauce; very yummy. Chicken vesuvio was good and tasty too, and not salty. You get 5% cash discount...More

Thank Cinta B
Reviewed 25 March 2016

LOVE LOVE LOVE Dave's for 36+ years now. Eggplant Parm is my go to. Great Minestrone, salads, bread, desserts!

Thank ontheroadlovetravel
Reviewed 25 March 2016

I was here with my parents and siblings after an event in Evanston. I wasn't quite sure what we were getting in to when we had to walk down stairs and then went through some industrial like doors. When the doors opened, it was like...More

Thank Mamasuzz
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

We remember this place when it was on Church Street. It is still a very good value for the quality and quantity of food you get. The BYOB is awesome way to reduce amount of the bill. Especially when there is no corkage fee!! When...More

Thank Phil J
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Low cost, Italian American food. They have had the same menue forever. It is popular with both students and seniors. They offer pizza, pasta (I don't recommend pasta), good minestrone, and a variety of inexpensive wines.

Thank Claudia M
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We usually like to get carryout from here. The Lasagna Con Amore is excellent (note - nuts used in pesto). We also get the garlic bread and their canoli is great. We have always also enjoyed eating at the restaurant and get great service.

Thank mkcynkar
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Especially since Dave's forgot to renew its liquor license and is BYOB, this place is a bargain. Italian salad is enormous and yummy. Hard to go wrong with any of the entrees. Great service (Beezie, the smiley red-haired waitperson, is particularly fun.)

Thank jaz79h
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1635 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-4504
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: +1 847-864-6000
  • E-mail
Dave's Italian Kitchen is B.Y.O.B.!