Get ready for a Rosebud and Francesca's battle on State Street. According to Crain's, the long-rumored downtown location of Davanti Enoteca is coming to the Marriott Courtyard in River North, across the street from Centro Ristorante, which officially opens today. It will join RPM Italian, Siena Tavern, Piccolo Sogno Due, and J. Rocco Italian Table & Bar in the suddenly-booming River North Italian scene.
The menu and decor of the new Davanti location will be very similar to the original on Taylor Street, with "a few new twists." Expect wine at retail prices and an advanced cocktail program when it opens in late July/early August.
Harris will also turn the Starbucks in the hotel into another Glazed & Infused. He's hoping to expand both Davanti and Glazed & Infused locations into other Marriotts in other cities down the road.
· Davanti Enoteca, Glazed & Infused coming to River North Marriott [Crain's]