Quick Look: Davanti, San Diego

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Crispy Italian flatbread with local San Diego honey at Davanti (Brad A. Johnson)

When I lived and worked as a critic in Chicago, I always loved Mia Francesca’s, an always reliable neighborhood Italian joint. At the time, there was only one location, but it has since blossomed into a successful chain. So I was really excited when Francesca’s chef/owner Scott Harris recently opened Davanti in San Diego’s Little Italy. The pizzas are excellent. The pork belly, truly massive. The brussels sprouts, a revelation. But the best of all? An incredible crispy flatbread smeared with local honey. Here’s a quick look around… 

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Brussels sprouts salad, the pizza, and the indoor/outdoor dining room at Davanti (Brad A. Johnson)


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