New restaurants headed to Naperville in 2023

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A new crop of restaurants is on its way to Naperville in the coming year.

Cookies & Dreams set to open in February

For those with a sweet tooth, Cookies & Dreams is expected to open in River Square sometime in February. They’ll offer up more than 12 flavors of cookies for purchase each day, with the ability to build a custom box.

Scott Harris Hospitality expanding with two restaurants

Scott Harris Hospitality is continuing to expand in Naperville as they are set to open two more restaurants in the downtown area.

The first is Davanti Enoteca, a wine bar and Italian restaurant featuring sharable plates. The new Naperville location at 47 E. Chicago Ave. will be the company’s third, with other outposts in Western Springs, Illinois and San Diego, California.

Davanti Enoteca is slated to open its doors in early spring.

The other Scott Harris offering is Smokeshow, set to move in at 22 E. Chicago Avenue. It’s a barbecue restaurant with a Texas style twist. Smokeshow is set to open in mid-February.

Sweetgreen opening later this year

For those looking for a healthier option, Sweetgreen will be opening at 223 S. Main Street, occupying half of the old GAP store. Their focus is fresh salads and nutrition-filled bowls. No opening date has been set.

VAI’s opening a second restaurant

The Italian-inspired restaurant, VAIs, is opening a second restaurant where Baker’s Square used to be at 796 Route 59. The new restaurant is called Entourage Mindfully Crafted/American Kitchen.

No opening date has been set.

Naperville News 17’s Anthony Yench reports.

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