If the reboot of Francesca’s Forno in Wicker Park and the opening of Ethyl’s Wine Bar in West Town weren’t already enough for Scott Harris this summer, he also has some major plans for Davanti Enoteca. His successful Little Italy concept will first expand in San Diego, where two locations will hopefully be open by mid-October. But he isn’t turning his back on Chicago. Talking to The Feast San Diego, he casually mentioned that he’s looking to open “another Davanti right downtown.”
He refused to elaborate further on the specific location, saying, “That’s it for now.” But we’re really intrigued. Harris is a partner in The Purple Pig, so we can’t imagine he’d open another place with a similar small plates format right in River North. That said, he does like to find a spot and take over. We’re hoping it’s a little further south in the Loop. Either way, this proves that his massive restaurant empire is about to get even bigger.