Davanti EnotecaUniversity Village / Little Italy | Website
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Restaurateur Scott Harris of the Mia Francesca empire is behind this Little Italy-area eatery across from Mia Francesca's Taylor Street location (davanti means "joint across the street" in Italian, Harris says). The reasonably priced Italian spot has a rustic feel, with exposed brick walls and lots of repurposed wood. Expect familiar, comforting fare from chef Luigi Negroni--think polenta, roasted chicken, pizzas and salads. An expansive Italian wine list is in the works, but we're more intrigued by a unique purchasing option: Pick any bottle from a display on the restaurant's wall and open it on the spot for a $7 corkage fee.