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2720 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
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Avanti Ristorante Details
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
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout
Nightly Live Music
Sunday thru Wednesday 7:00pm-10:00pm
Thursdays & Fridays 8:00pm-11:00pm
Uptown Trolley & Dart Stop in front of restaurant
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 Winner
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 10/13/2013
great neighborhood gem place, good
service and great food."
Dined on 9/30/2013
The food was very good. The
service needs improvement. The guy spilled ice on the table and didn't even notice. He also kept overfilling my coffee cup which made a mess. It they can improve on that service, this is a great choice for lunch or dinner."
Dined on 9/23/2013
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 9/7/2013
The sea bass entrée was excellent
as was the Lobster/crab ravioli. Excellent service and very cozy. My husband and I had a very relaxed dinner with little wait time between entrees."
Dined on 9/1/2013
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
We went to Avanti recently to
celebrate the 17th birthday of our daughter. This is always a very good choice for lunch or dinner in Dallas. Relatively small place, good ambiance , good food and good service. The restaurant is also located in the McKinney area, which is a nice area with a lot of other restaurants . A good vibe in this part of Dallas."
Dined on 8/10/2013
Nothing over the top just good
consistent Italian food. The beet salad is the best I've had anywhere."
Dined on 8/7/2013
My first time at Avanti...knew it
by reputation, and decided to give it a try, with 3 business guests from out of town on a Thursday night. Everything was superb! Food, service, ambiance, all tops. I had the bone-in veal chop, which was buttery delicious. We were at the table for over 2 1/2 hours and never rushed or urged to open it for another party, even though the restaurant was very busy."
Dined on 8/2/2013
To start, the food was very
mediocre and not seasoned well at all. My caprese salad had huge hunks of very dry mozarella and the tomatoes were cut in huge chunks as well that were very uneven and the dressing used was not good at all and having a banana pepper with this salad made absolutely no sense to me. The swordfish that I ordered was cooked properly and not overdone, it just lacked in seasoning and flavor. As far as our server goes, he was nice but hovered entirely too much! We were trying to finish our first course but he kept reappearing and asking if we were done. We felt as though we were rushed throughout the entire meal and weren't able to even hold a good conversation because of his constant "attention"!"
Dined on 7/13/2013
Everything was okay, but nothing
was great. Lots of competition in the area for Italian food."
Dined on 7/10/2013
Avanti is quickly becoming one of
our Dallas favorites, excellent food, good vibe, lots of energy."
Dined on 3/17/2013
I went to Avanti's for my
girlfriend's birthday. The ambience, music, and service was great. Even the valet was a nice older gentleman. I've been spoiled by Texas steaks, so I am a little bit picky when it comes to steaks. I was torn between the Lobster Ravioli, and the Tournedos Avanti. The Tournedos description sounded so good, I had to go with it, but was somewhat disappointed in the quality of the steak. The first was cooked Medium Well on a Medium order, and the second one was better, but the overall taste was not quite right. The accompanying potatoes were nothing special. My girlfriend wasn't overly satisfied with her plate either, but she never complains to the restaurant, only me. That said, I would go back, for the ambience."
Dined on 6/4/2013
This place has excellent food,
excellent service every time. It is a great choice for date night. It can be difficult to get in the parking lot because of all the idiots that frequent uptown. The inside is surprisingly quiet given all the noise outside. You cannot go wrong dining at Avanti any time, day or night or very very early in the A.M."
Dined on 5/31/2013
Great food & serviced. Surprised
us w a free dessert..so sweet ;)"
Dined on 5/11/2013
I always enjoy dining at Avanti
because they have consistantly good food with great service."
Dined on 5/9/2013
Have loved this place for years.
Service was average. Food is above average and sometimes excellent."
Dined on 2/22/2013
Nice resturant.friendly service,
but our entrees took over 45 minutes to arrive. Considering that the resturant was only 60% full...that was too much time to wait for the main course."
Dined on 4/12/2013
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