Avanzare

Avanzare

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.avanzareverobeach.com/
  • Phone: 7729789789
  • 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 WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Avanzare reviews from OpenTable diners
41 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.8
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (24)neighborhood gem (23)special occasion (13)romantic (8)notable wine list (8)good for groups (4)hot spot (2)great for lunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Very nice and very good service
    Vero1bob
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The restaurant has average decor but makes up with this shortfall with great food and great service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • terrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Our waitress, Stacy, was overly familiar with us which made all of us uncomfortable. When one of our party asked which wine we could pick for the summer menu, Stacy actually hit her on the head with the menu and called her stupid! She also served one man at our table by reaching over another diner while she was eating. She was not at all professional. The food was delicious, as always.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    springer
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    Forkandiron
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    willow
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We will be back:)
    Hungryitalians
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed Our Dinner
    BTLover
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was 5 stars
    Lovetoeat
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Menu
    abcdefg
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Turtletop
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great experience!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AnneSatterlee
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Wonderful, cosy dining experience! Food and presentation were grand. I will be back in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Plus Plus!
    localguy
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The food experience is always wonderful and the service is great. Vero is fortunate to have this great gem in the middle of downtown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    lovedit
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    GOOD FOOD ... GOOD SERVICE ... AS for Italian in Vero Beach, only SCampi and Avanzare deserve any merit ... the top 2 by far
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good
    Rdub
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Have wanted to try it for a while. Glad we did the food was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    5staropinion
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The food and portions were amazing.Service was top notch and never needed to look for our server.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 23 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 60 reviews are from the Avanzare reviews archive.
  • Best in Vero
    Elisecody1
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a winner!
    DottyJVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We enjoyed yet another fabulous dinner at Avanzare!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding!
    BethIRCVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Lover's Heaven
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    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!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor acoustics
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Back room very loud, unable to hear people across ur table!!! Steak tart are was amazing.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, bad table
    mj123
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superba esperienza culinaria
    LaDolceVita
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Try their short-rib lasagna and you will become a fan! Excellent service and ambience. A real winner.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this restaurant
    dreamgirlyVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Wonderful food, great service...love it. Food is fresh, well prepared, always great.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Italian food!
    DCCVBFL
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Great food! Great, friendly service! Creative menu! A Vero Beach favorite.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ate their twice. First time
    Anne
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Angry Shrimp Rule !!!
    Randy
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    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 !!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very enjoyable evening ...good
    Chazz28
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Very enjoyable evening ...good food great service!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite
    VBdiner
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love it
    roser30
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We always love this place and have never had a bad meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Imaginative
    KenM
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always same wonderful experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    always same wonderful experience. food the best in veto
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Creative Menu
    wynegeek
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another Outstanding Meal
    BethIRCVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood place
    Bistro
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    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?
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always fabulous
    Elisecody1
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great menu selections with
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    great menu selections with consisitently good quality preparation. lovely service by Jessica.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food and great service!
    LindcVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Our dinner was really, really delicious and the service was very attentive and professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic