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“A little jewel of a reaturent”
Review of Trattoria Demi

Trattoria Demi
Ranked #71 of 279 Restaurants in Evanston
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Evanston, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A little jewel of a reaturent”
Reviewed 12 November 2012

I live in downtown Evanston, the second urban setting in the Chicagoland area. I found this 20 year old Italian resturant that's very cozy, not to noisey and has really good food . We had the lamb shank, meatballs, pear salad all very nicely presented. Fast, clean and reasonably priced. When in doubt where to go when in Evanston - I highly recommend Trattoria Demi .

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Herb P
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English first
Cleveland
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice Find”
Reviewed 8 September 2012

This is a small Italian restaurant in Evanston. All of the food we ordered was surprisingly good. The restaurant was not expensive. Everything tasted very fresh and really well seasoned. We are looking forward to a return visit.

  • Visited September 2012
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pennsylvania
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347 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Good Hearty Food”
Reviewed 8 May 2012

The menu is quite comprehensive and the food is very good. Portion sizes are generous. The seating is a little cramped but service is good.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank ForbesB
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Plymouth, MN
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Nostalgic, but disappointed”
Reviewed 15 January 2012

My wife and I ate ate at Trattoria in Dec. 2011. We had previously lived in Evanston for a few years and this had been one of our favorite restaurants back then. Thus, we had naturally been excited to return and have our favorite dishes. Alas, we were underwhelmed with the quality of the food and felt confident that it has declined since we frequented the place 5 years ago. Hopefully it was just a bad night for them, but I don't know. We were likewise disappointed in the service from our waitress. A pet peeve of mine is when a restaurant charges per glass of soda, but does not inform patrons of this until it is revealed on the bill. Such was the case at Trattoria. If this night accurately reflected the restaurant's current quality, I would be unlikely to return or recommend it to others.

Visited December 2011
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Michigan City
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Girl getaway”
Reviewed 31 October 2011

We saw this on a local public television show and were in Evanston on a girl getaway. We had a very nice pasta lunch and reasonable prices. The only drawback, they only have beer and wine. I would recommend.

Visited August 2011
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Thank indianatraveler57
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