About us

Davanti Enoteca in Del Mar is a lively wine bar and restaurant that puts a
modern twist on rustic Italian cuisine. We pride ourselves on a tastefully
crafted menu and wine list that changes seasonally to bring the freshest
ingredients to our clients. Following the model set by chefs and restaurants
throughout Italy, it is most important to know where our food is coming
from. Davanti Enoteca focuses on sourcing the best products available
from local farms and small vendors.

Italian chef and owner, Enzo Castiglione
has always strived to bring the best produce available,
in many cases growing them himself...!. He brings over 30 years of
restaurant experience to Davanti Enoteca as a chef and wine maker.

Our mouthwatering menu has an array of choices that are sure to please.
From our delicious appetizers, brick oven thin pizzas, signature Focaccia di
Recco and Polenta e Ragu, to thoughtfully crafted vegetable dishes
with the focus of our concept of sharable dishes.
We offer homemade pastas, amazing main courses and
of course our award winning burgers.

We also serve lunch specials from 11 to 2 on weekdays. Weekend Brunch
is every Saturday and Sunday from 10am-2pm. We have any and all of your
worldly desires available on our famous Bloody Mary/ Mimosa Bar.

Chosen as San Diego's Best Bloody Mary Bar by San Diego Magazine.
Our happy hour is one of the best in town, every day from 3 to 6.
Whether you want to seat at the bar, our community tables or at the patio,
we got you covered. The patio lends itself to wonderful private parties.
Come by anytime for a glass of wine, signature cocktail or a full meal.

Ci vediamo!