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Avanti Ristorante

Avanti Ristorante Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "Overall not bad but for the prices you would think it would be much better."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I always enjoy going to Avanti. Their food is excellent and they have a good wait staff. It's hard to find restaurants that are consistant and Avanti certainly is consistantly good. Most restaurants fluxuate, but I've never had a bad experience at Avanti. They care about their customers and attend to their needs."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "It is solid - never disappoints. A bit crowded and noisy but the food and drinks were great. A bit rushed - you do need to space the staff out by not ordering dinner until after the apps are done or you will be eating non stop and out the door in 60 minutes or less."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Stuffed Salmon - with crab meat, was over cooked & too salty, not sure if it was pre made (frozen) or made that day... Over all good lunch, service excellent - I'll try another dish off the regular menu."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Every time time I come up here I always have a good time, service an food, see you guys soon."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "The food was very good, but the service was slow. They were not attentive to when drinks needed to be refilled, etc."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The food is always great, service is good and waiters always remember you and makes feel like regular. Great Italian place in Dallas "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Our second visit, for six, on Monday night. Felt comfortable from the first moment and the meal was varied and delicious. Live guitar reminiscent of flamenco. Wonderful service. No rushing but ever present. "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "My wife and I went for our anniversary. The restaurant treated us well and all the meals were great portion sizes and delicious! We will return!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "My wife and I absolutely love this place! Great ceviche, crab cakes, tartare, gnocchi, mussels, crab fingers, and everything else. Service is always fantastic and very personal. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Both the food and the service at this restaurant were excellent. The outside seating provided a quieter option on a busy Saturday. Our waitress Candy was not only gracious in her service of the table but lots of fun as well. We had a gluten free guest with us who was directed to items he could eat. My husband thought the crab cakes were some of the best he had ever eaten and all of us were pleased with our meals. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "the bread they served looked & tasted like they were store-bought stale bread for making sandwiches. One of us ordered rack of lamb medium rare but got it medium well done instead. Only the stead was ok; the other 3 dishes were all very disappointing. Would never go back."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We love eating at this restaurant on McKinney when we come to Dallas for the symphony concerts. It's close to the Arts District, and we can have a nice dinner, before attending the concert."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Our wait staff was lovely unfortunately the food was not. The steamed mussels were adaquete the beef carpaccio was over powered by a giant glob of mustard. The osso bucco was bland and frankly tasteless. And their dessert offering of creme brûlée was pathetic, in fact it was not a true creme brûlée it was badly made vanilla pastry cream, done with flour to thicken it and therefore it was very grainy and thick. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Brought a small group to this place as I was told that it was as good as Italian food gets in Dallas. The food didn't disappoint, everything from the gnocchi, to the caesar salad, to the osso bucco special were first rate. They didn't seem to have enough servers for when it got busy. The guitar player was a nice subtle touch."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "For my son's 12th birthday he asked if I would take him to one of my "fancy" restaurants for dinner. He loves pasta and I figured Italian was our best bet. Avanti Restorante was the chosen spot. My friend and her 12 year old son joined us as we dined on calamari, crab claws and the garlic bread as appetizers, and our own individual entrees. The food was incredible and not so "fancy" that the kids couldn't appreciate it. The staff was very accommodating and attentive. They felt extremely honored to serve the young gentlemen at our table. Dessert was the tirimisu, which my son had for the very first time and loved it. Overall, it was an awesome experience for all."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "We go to Avanti every 2 months and the food is fantastics!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Food is great as always, waiter was nice and knowledgeable about menu and wine. Outdoor patio is the best. Thank you and I will return soon. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "The restaurant has a cozy feel and we liked that. The food was good and service was excellent. The only complaint unfortunately was the first impression, which was our ordered drinks to start the night. I like martini's and always have one when I dine out. Pretty hard to mess up a martini, but I was served one that must have had the bartenders "special touch". Not sure what it was, but it was not what I get served 99.9% of the time. Both my date and I agreed it did not taste like a martini. They offer only two Chardonnay's by the glass. Both of which are very light and fruity. We discussed this with our server and even the bottles they offered beyond the Cakebread ($90) offered no deep buttery favor. Need to rethink their wine offerings."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The restaurant is cozy, classy with charisma! The service was excellent, the meal was delicious with 5 star presentation giving it a delicious appeal, and the ambience is wonderful. as well. A bonus would be to attend while the acoustic guitar entertainer is playing; his music and style takes you to a relaxing but energetic atmosphere. I am making this a regular spot from now on! I chose this location to celebrate my husbands birthday and he was very pleased! Yea - points for me!"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Nice quiet place for lunch. Beautiful outdoor patio, great food & amazing service. Thank you for the wonderful experience! It is a perfect place to meet the love of your life for lunch, or to work through a business deal."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "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