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Avanti Ristorante

Avanti Ristorante Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.AvantiRestaurants.com
  • Email: Avanti.Ristorante@AvantiRestaurants.com
  • Phone: (214) 871-4955
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 3:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Mario Sanchez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout
  • Entertainment: Nightly Live Music

    Sunday thru Wednesday 7:00pm-10:00pm

    Thursdays & Fridays 8:00pm-11:00pm

    Saturdays 8:30pm-11:30pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Worthinghton
  • Public Transit: Uptown Trolley & Dart Stop in front of restaurant
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet During all operational hours
A word from Avanti Ristorante
A neighborhood restaurant for over 21 years. Casual and candle light dining with live music nightly.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "Never been to Avanti was trying a new location from open table and I'm so glad myself and husband concluded our date night at Avanti....The food was very good especially the garlic loaf. We will return in the near future to try some other items that caught our eye!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Excellent service, big, strong drinks and moderately priced well prepared food. bone in veal chop was wonderful. Valet parking makes this part of McKinney Ave. possible. Pleasant staff and varied menu items."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The food was outstanding, the service was friendly and accommodating. The live music was fairly underwhelming."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "My wife and I frequent this restaurant. We have never had a bad experience. The service is excellent and the food is exceptional. You have to try this restaurant and experience it for yourself. We will continue to be a regular customer."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Our first visit...couldn't have been better. Smallish and classy...white tablecloths but not intimidating nor too formal. We sat on the enclosed verandah to feel a part of the city, but the interior tables are dark and cozy. The service was very professional, attentive but not intrusive...exactly the way we like it. The lamb chops were to die for and the wine superb. Live music made it even more enjoyable. Next time we might spend time at the cozy bar that looked so inviting. We plan to make it a regular haunt."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Food was good and staff was attentive but with so many choices out there today I would say this rates a solid " Good ". If i lived in the area and could drive to this restaurant easily i would go back but since we live in the suburbs and have to drive at least 30 minutes to get there this restaurant does not get on our radar screen again."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Ambience, food and service were Great! Can't wait to return with friends."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "first time customer if the service and food continue to impress me i will be along time customer."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "This was our third time to visit Avanti over the past year and it was just as good as the previous times.. The crabcake was outstanding, we each had a salad that was wonderful, my wife had the seabass and I had the tournados, it was all just fabulous. I could ramble on about how great the service was and all that, it's just a great little gem. Thank you all so much...."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This was a great choice. Had a super wine list and extensive menu. We had a special fish dish that was flavorful and perfectly cooked. Try the asparagus salad--delicious!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Private, Elegant, Classy, and Perfect for a Date. I'm trying to think of another reason to go there."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "From the time we walked in to the time we left, everything was perfect. W"
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Food was good but appetizer size is quite small. Nice atmosphere. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "We return again and again for the great food. Although the menu is not typical Italian ( rather limited selection ), we still love the spinach lasagna and lamp chops."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Excellent vallet parking Cozy atmosphere Nice guitar music Great service throughout our dinner Delicious appetizers while we enjoyed our well made cocktails Excellent special order salads Perfectly prepared entrees Killer desert"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Great little Italian spot. Fantastic food and service. Very good wine list with great prices."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Perfect place to come for a special occasion or just a casual date. Delicious food and great service! We will be back."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "My wife and I have coming this romantic, intimate restaurant for almost 15 years. Great food, great service and live music that allows you to carry on a conversation with ease! The entrees are all really great and the garlic bread is worth the calories. You will not be disappointed! The seafood dishes are always tasty and the specials are just that-special. Very consistent!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "I chose this place for a my lady birthday celebration dinner because a friend told me about this place. We arrive a little early for our reservation but was seated immediately. I love the lighting and how the table were set up, made for a nice, kind of felt private date. Our waitess was greated us was nice. I always have a hold time choosing my meal with a new restaurant so I like the waiter/waitess to let me know what is popular, their favorite, or something to help me; she didn't do any. Now that is enough about her because the food was amazing. The live music sety the mood for the evening. I will definitely be trying this place again."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "A cozy Italian restaurant in a popular area in Dallas. The server, Candi was excellent. The atmosphere is cozy, romantic and inviting. The food is very good. It is moderately priced and a good value. We would definitely go back and recommend it highly to others if you like Italian. Chilean sea bass was excellent. Spinach Lasagne very good. But the bread. It is out of this world, a thick slice with butter, hot. It reminded me of being a kid and visting the bakery, that alone was worth the visit for me. Highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "I very rarely drive downtown to dine. But, when I do, there is only one place that I frequent- Avanti Ristorante. As usual, the food, service and ambiance were exceptional."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "We went for lunch, group of 8. Food was great for all of us, excellent ratio Quality/price Difficult to comment for atmosphere, we arrived at 1:00 pm"
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "The food was excellent in presentation, taste and price. But where they need inprovement on is in the seating arrangements and training of the service staff. Our waiter seemed to be able to only focus on one task at a time and basically kept forgeting most of our request and if anyone else interupted him on something else he just seemed to totally forget everything. I know it's not proper to ask another waiter for help but we did and experienced the same issues with him as well. Also has issues with the staff helping out in the bar area."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Have come here many times and everything I've tried so far has been delicious."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Avanti is always dependable for great food, excellant service, nice wine, wonderful ambience and fine music. On this night, the music wasn't the best I've heard there, but it was adequate. The food was great. Our server was very attentive and courteous. As always, I had the excellant Torneados Avanti !!"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "My wife and and I visited this restaurant for the first time 2 years ago and the experience was great. Food was phenomenal, atmosphere was very romantic, and the service was great. We went back for a quiet night out away from the kids and our experience this time was as good as the first, aside from being a little louder than last time. We will definitely be back in another 2 years :) J/K"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "We chose this as a last minute dinning spot on Friday nite. stuffed mushroom were our appetizers, which were very good. Hubby had spinach lasagne. He special requested to sub the combo bechamel/marinara for marinara only. No problem and proved to be a great choice. I chose the Capellini Pescatore. Description stated shellfish and what I got was a great pasta bowel of muscles, large shrimp, scallops and calamari with a delicious light sauce! Dessert menu made for a difficult choice but we landed on tiramisu. This dessert is made in house and awesome. Our only suggestion for improvements would be for the bread brought to the table. While good, we just expect a good crusty bread with this type menu. We will definitely return here very soon."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "My husband had spinach lasagne, I had lobster/crabmeat ravioli, and we both had a fair amount of leftovers. We asked for a to-go box, our waiter said he would take care of that for us, but, he never brought them out. :("
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "great neighborhood gem place, good service and great food."
    Dined on 9/30/2013
  • "This is my second trip to Dallas in a month period and I have now been to Avanti's six times. I would go back tomorrow if I didn't have a plane to catch. I have not had a single thing that I did not enjoy. Martine is my #1 server. The carbonara is something to write home about. I think it is very unique and has flavor unlike any other carbonara. I recommend you go and see for yourself. Yoiu will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 9/17/2013
  • "We came to visit our college son and had a wonderful dinner with him and several of his friends. Everyone was very happy with the appetizers and their entree choices. We will be back soon! And the boys all say they have a new favorite place to ask their parents to take them when in town for a visit!"
    Dined on 9/6/2013
  • "I have been in Dallas for almost two weeks and I have had dinner four times at Avanti's. Our server Martin was fantastic. He was extremely knowledgeable when it came to the food and wine, gave really good descriptions and took excellent care of us. I will definitely come back to Avanti's the next time I am in Dallas. They also have live music."
    Dined on 8/19/2013