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Avanzare Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.avanzareverobeach.com
  • Phone: (772) 978-9789
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - Close
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Chris Lawrence
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 20th street
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: plenty of street parking in historic downtown Vero Beach
A word from Avanzare
Fresh Italian specializing in house made ravioli and pasta and old world favorites such as short rib lasagna, veal scaloppini , bolognese pappardella and contemporary American seafood and steaks, including a grazing menu, great wine list and specialty drink cocktail list
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "We have eaten here numerous times and enjoyed it every time. Last night was no exception. The food is some of the best in town, and the serving size always means lunch tomorrow. Relaxing, friendly staff, great food."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I was taken to dinner here a few months ago and have recommended it to several friends. I was able to take some freinds there this weekend and it will be their new favorite resturant. We had 6 in our party nad everone had something different and ALL loved their dinner."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "It is always a special occasion dining at this restaurant. The food is always very good and the staff is attentive and experienced in the menu. We always enjoy our dinner."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Excellent food. Menu selection was great and they even prepared a special request. Service was excellent. Next time we are in Bero we will be back!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Overall, enjoyed the food at Avanzare. For the prices, we expected the food to be very good. We have eaten at many fine dining restaurants and I would say that the food was very good (we have had better and we have had worse.) We were happy with our service/server but were a bit disappointed that he did not advise us that there would be a $3.00 up charge to have the grilled caesar salad rather than a regular caesar salad. All of the food arrived in a reasonable amount of time. Personally, I feel the ambiance in this restaurant is lacking. The interior is very dark and rather plain and small. Just didn't enjoy the atmosphere in this restaurant nearly as much as most others."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Thoroughly enjoyed this experience. Food was fantastic. Wine affordable and delicious. Service was excellent! Cowboy steak was cooked perfect toy as was the filet Gorgonzola our dining guests enjoyed. The yellow tail snapper was delightful! Recommend this and will go back to try some of the other menu items that intrigued us!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food is always excellent and the service typically is as well - but not this time. Bad draw I guess."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We were visiting from out of town, this restaurant was recommended by some locals we talked to on the beach. Great food ! We loved the Monday Chefs special. We will go back , next time we are in town."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "One of our go-to restaurants in Vero Beach. The food, service and experience always far exceeds our expectations! We take all our family/friends that come through town to this place and it never disappoints."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Wonderful, cosy dining experience! Food and presentation were grand. I will be back in the future."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The food experience is always wonderful and the service is great. Vero is fortunate to have this great gem in the middle of downtown."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "A great neighborhood gem! Great food,service, and atmosphere. While there you must try the bacon and onion oysters! and finish off the meal with the freshly made bread pudding!HEAVEN!"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "GOOD FOOD ... GOOD SERVICE ... AS for Italian in Vero Beach, only SCampi and Avanzare deserve any merit ... the top 2 by far"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Have wanted to try it for a while. Glad we did the food was very good."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The food and portions were amazing.Service was top notch and never needed to look for our server."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "One of the best meals we have ever enjoyed. Soups, salads and main courses were all outstanding. Service was excellent. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Avanzare gets better and better. I always see people I know and that makes it fun. Our server, Melissa, was great! Very knowledgable with a fantastic, fun personality. The short rib lasagna is to die for. My three companions loved what they ordered, all different, but wished they had mine!!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We enjoyed yet another fabulous dinner at Avanzare!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Sat at the bar and enjoyed the lively conversation with fellow patrons and took Chris the bartender's recommendation for the Black Grouper - EXCELLENT. My appetizer of the Artichoke Francaise. You can never go wrong at Avanzare in my book! "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "OMG the food is outstanding! The short rib lasagna, as advertised, is ridiculously good. The bolognese papardelle (sp) was equally good. It's dark in there but the food is good I would go back any chance I get! The artichoke francais appetizer - to die for!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Back room very loud, unable to hear people across ur table!!! Steak tart are was amazing."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "While the food at Avanzare was excellent, we were disappointed with our table for two. The table was small and stuffed in the path from the front door to the dining room. Every time the front door open, I was blinded by the sun. The restaurant was very noisy too. This is two visits in a row where my husband and I were less than thrilled. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Try their short-rib lasagna and you will become a fan! Excellent service and ambience. A real winner."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Wonderful food, great service...love it. Food is fresh, well prepared, always great."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Great food! Great, friendly service! Creative menu! A Vero Beach favorite."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Ate their twice. First time was close to 8pm, quite noisy. Second time was 5pm, quiet. The food is really good, the baked bread, appetizers wonderful. Mango sorbet to cleanse our palettes. Main courses were quite good, per each of us. The gelato the real thing. Cocktails generous. Waitress the first time very good, didn't get her name. Waiter Bruce the second time very good plus funny. So, yes, we would go again, probably early in the evening."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Angry Shrimp with Carmelized Pink Grapefruit is just a unique combination, the Parmesan Souffle over pureed peas with Basil is my wife's favorite, and the Parmesan Crusted Chicken is so Good I have not been tempted to try the Short Rib Lasagna but the next time I promise I will try the Short Ribs. The grilled Cesar salad has a smoky grilled flavor that is fantastic. Overall one of the best restaurants we have ever been to. The dishes are serverd super hot and the plates are too !!!!! Keep up the great food !!!!!!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Very enjoyable evening ...good food great service!!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The food is out of this world -- Grilled Caesar Salad and Shrimp Rolatini -- wow. Welcoming relaxed atmosphere and the care taken by the chef, owners and staff stands out. We always enjoy an evening at Avanzare."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We always love this place and have never had a bad meal."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We found the menu to be imaginative, the food very good, the wine list well-stocked, our server, Margo, exceptional, the pace relaxed. We'd go again, and recommend it to others."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "always same wonderful experience. food the best in veto"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Great food, expertly prepared and a very creative menu. Solid service-attentive without being overbearing. Only complaint is the noise level-quite difficult to carry on a conversation if you are in the middle of the restaurant. Still, we would go back in a heartbeat. Don't miss this one!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Once again, I took new residents in Vero Beach for their first dining experience at Avanzare. And...again...they did not disappoint. The short rib lasagne is always a hit with any newbie to Avanzare. I am partial to the veal, spinach, parmesan canneloni. The artichoke francaise with sauteed spinach is an appetizer that was shared by all! One guest ordered the Veal Avanzare and said it was the best veal dish he has ever ordered. You just can't go wrong there!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Very ambitious and unusual Menu. Very good food, oversauced. Very loud. Why is it every time I book through open table we get a lousy table? How can I avoid that?"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Avanzare never disappoints. There is a plethora of Italian restaurants in Vero Beach but Avanzare is the best by far. My favorite, the short rib lasagna is heaven on a plate. Tangy and rich sauce over homemade noodles. It's a deconstructed lasagna and truly every bite is amazingly good. My companions had veal piccata and have raved for two days. An unassuming building on the outside, don't be put off by its simplicity. You will not be disappointed!!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "great menu selections with consisitently good quality preparation. lovely service by Jessica."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Our dinner was really, really delicious and the service was very attentive and professional."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I love Avanzare....I have been there a few times and it is always very good. I love the short rib lasagna!!!!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Once again, Avanzare hit a home run in pleasing first time guests! I had clients in town from San Diego and Philadelphia this week and no one was disappointed. Everyone ordered a different entree and we shared apps with all plates cleaned at the end! Their homemade pasta is the best, so light and flavorful. You can't go wrong in any area that's for sure."
    Dined on 3/5/2014