Welcome to Trattoria Demi.
A little piece of Italy
in the heart of Evanston.
Fresh, authentic and casual Italian cuisine is what diners have come to expect and love for the last 25 years at Trattoria Demi. This family owned and operated iconic eatery in the heart of downtown Evanston is just blocks from the Northwestern Campus and many businesses and venues, which makes it the ideal place for lunch or dinner any day of the week.
Charming and intimate decor, friendly service and dishes that lure diners back again and again, this family-friendly restaurant offers diners a diverse selection of always fresh and made to order meals. Because each dish is handcrafted, many of the menu items can be customized to meet your dietary restrictions including vegan and gluten-free.
When you’re craving the tastiest Italian cuisine, make Trattoria Demi your first and only choice!
“A wonderful small authentic Italian restaurant that reminded me of my travels in Italy. The angel hair was delicate and sauce heavenly. The gnocchi with chicken was exquisite. Wonderful and attentive service.”
“We’ve been eating here since 1996, and it never disappoints.”
“The owner and her crew make for an enjoyable evening at a charming, small but intimate Italian restaurant in Evanston. Our second time there was as enjoyable as the first. Its a great atmosphere, with finely crafted food, impeccable service, and an old world vide.”
“Love this cozy little joint in the heart of downtown Evanston”
“Great hidden gem. Small family owned Italian trattoria. Great pasta, fish and pizza. Ive never been to Italy, but this is what I image authentic Italian cuisine to be.”
“Best lil hidden gem in Evanston!”
“Trattoria Demi is the one Italian place I go to again and again. The pasta dishes are tasty, with a wonderful blend of flavors,
and light, without that starchy feel that usually accompanies pasta. Other entrees are consistently high quality, and the
lamb shank dish is positively to die for. It’s a small place that stays to what
it knows and does it extremely well.”
“Ive had celiac for nearly 30 years – great pasta & good Italian food are hard to find. This has become my favorite GF place!! The baked rigatoni is a star! I will come back to Evanston just for this place!!”
Reserve a Table
Reservations for Trattoria Demi are available through OpenTable
or by calling the restaurant at 847-332-2330.