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Cafe Avanti Restaurant
Cafe Avanti Restaurant

Cafe Avanti Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cafeavanti.com
  • Email: jessica@cafeavanti.com
  • Phone: (305) 538-4400
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday- thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Constantino Cadavid
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Cafe Avanti hosts parties of up to 100 people. There is a private dining room that accommodates up to 40 guests, and a semi private dining room for 16.
  • Private Party Contact: Jessica Fuentes (305) 538-4400

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Chase & Prarie Ave on Arthur Godfrey Rd
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Cafe Avanti Restaurant
Established in 1989, Cafe Avanti is in a league of its own. Fine traditional Italian cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. It's family owned and operated, and home away from home for Miami Beach locals. The staff is welcoming and hospitable, and are sure to make you feel like a regular even as a first time guest. Chef Constantino Cadavid has been at the helm of Cafe Avanti for over 21 years. It's reputation for consistency is like no other. From veal meatballs and tuna tartare, to osso bucco and frutta di mare, every dish is absolutely decadent. Desserts are homemade & the ricotta cheesecake is the best you will ever have. Parking is easy and meters are turned off at 6pm. Whether you sit at the bar, cozy brick room, a romantic table by the window, or have a large party, Cafe Avanti will provide you with the perfect experience that you are looking for. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We have been coming to this wonderful restaurant for many years. Great Neighborhood restaurant."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The staff was attentive from the minute we walked in food was delicious and arrived at the table in what seemed like minutes. Cooked to perfection I would definitely return to try out the rest of the menu!!!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "In a area where there are so many great restaurants,Cafe Avanti is a hidden gem. The Italian cuisine is exceptional. The service is friendly--outstanding. The ambiance is extraordinary. You will never see and experience a better dessert cart with some many freshly baked cakes and delights."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Took reservations, Unlike the other Italian restaurant on 73 which had a 2 hour wait Who has that much time? Service was friendly, we were a group of 5 all entree were delicious Dessert was amazing Rum Alaska cake Wow! Great night."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My husband & I had a fabulous meal at Avanti Restaurant. He had veal piccati, I had pasta bolognese. The fresh buffalo mozzarella appetizer was fantastic. Great flavors in all our dishes."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We have been here many tines and will return. Great food,environment and service . The Salmon and swordfish special were excellent The service is wonderful, attentive and knowledgable but not overbearing. Resteraunt is full but you can carry on an easy conversation"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We went to this restaurant based on the reviews and were very disappointed. From the appetizers to the entrees all choices were bland and just mediocre. Skip it."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "we split an appetizer and entree and loved our dessert. great little family place."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Love this place - was a bit noisy though and the service was not quite as impecable as it could be."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "we arrived very late 9:45, kitchen closes at 10. Every one was cool and calm, no hurry, and delivered a great slas,calamari and bolagnese with rigatoni, warm bread, good wine selection. Great service A go to place"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "If you are looking for a great Italian meal, then here it is. The red sauce along with the rest of the food is fresh and fantastic."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "My husband and I were in town for a conference and the bellhop at our hotel recommended Cafe Avanti. We were not disappointed ... Great food, good service and a nice neighborhood atmosphere. We would definitely dine here again if in Miami Beach."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "In marina sauce So good we went back next night. If I lived in Miami would be a regular"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Cafe Avanti is a terrific spot to go for lunch or dinner with good food, no loud music and adequate nearby parking. It will be my go-to place for dining with friends and family when I want to dine well and be able to have quiet conversations."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "The service and food were very good. I would give it 4.5 out 5. We had 5 people in our party and everyone was very pleased. They had a very good selection on their menu; something for everyone. I would go there again and recommend it to others."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Food was fantastic! Really enjoyed this restaurant. Super close to the Eden Roc and Fountainebleau hotels."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Very good italian restaurant, even for picky appetites. Service was also excellent."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Great low key restaurant away from the craziness of Miami. Delicious traditional Italian fare. Lovely wait staff, warm and inviting. Would definitely recommend."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "We have dined at Cafe Avanti quite a few times when we have visited Miami. The food has always been very good, as well as the service. This time however, we were not happy. We felt as though we were "unimportant". Not that we want to be treated as celebrities, but we definitely were on the bottom of the priority list. The only thing that we got in a timely manner was water. Tables of two seated at the same time all got their drinks, appetizers, etc. way before us and were gone before we even got our entrees. And, they had the same server. As I mentioned, we have gone there many times before, but we won't be back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was excellent! Good service also, I like it. The only thing is that the menu that is online has many more choices and at the restaurant we had half of the online menu options."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "From the other reviewers we thought that Avanti was a typical neighborhood Itallian bisro- turned out to be a classic Italian Ristorante- complete with the white table cloths and high prices. Although the prices for the entrees were in the $20's -$30's, and the menu -a la carte, ALL of our dishes, whether it was the salman, veal, chicken or Eggplant Rollatini, were all made with excellent ingredients and prepared expertly. We went on Valentines Day and our reservation was honored and our table was at the center of the dining room. This was a very active place last Friday, which made noise level a bit high at the end of the meal, but not overly objectionable. Go here for a special meal for a special occasion."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Heard a lot of great reviews went out of way to go here. Server was inattentive, pasta dishes were tasteless. No Parmesan or black pepper offered.Very rushed feeling. Loud boisterous neighborhood restaurant, no convenient parking."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The food was great. Got seated 1 hr after our reservation but they took care of us well as a result."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Very delightful experience. I had visitors from out of the country and needed a nice place to have good food and talk. This was a great place. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "A place that you always feel at home, good food, and service"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "The food is outstanding. Everything is very fresh and cooked to perfection. We enjoyed a yellow tail fish cooked in lemon butter sauce which was out of this world. We finished with ricotta cheesecake which is always available and is always delicious."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I am a regular customer of Cafe Avanti and have been for over twenty years. I love the food , the lovely dining room , the friendly and really good waiters and my family who all live far away choose Avanti every time they come to Miami.. I always enjoy the food because it is prepared well and is very tasteful."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We have eaten here on several trips to Miami Beach. Excellent food and good service. When it gets busy it is hard to get your check when it is time to leave. The eggplant was fine and the fresh mozzarello was excellent. The menu should state that you add 18% service charge to the bill. We'll be back. The noise level on a Saturday night was high. It wasn't so easy to have a conversation at the table."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "I have been to this resteraunt many times and it is always perfect. Quiet and friendly. Food is always terrific and service is attentive, friendly, helpful, and respectful. I have been here for business lunch, business dinner, and evenings with family. Always excellent"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Got there when it was empty, and it was fine. By the time it was half full was already starting to have a problem hearing across the table. When full --- forget about it."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "I went to this restaurant to celebrate my birthday with 4 other friends and the food was awesome and the service was quick!"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "This restaurant was wonderful. The food, the service, the wine and the ambiance clearly exceeded my expectations. The waiter worked with us to step outside the box and allow us to enjoy a few different dishes without the drama that you get at other restaurants who cannot stray from the norm. A+++++++++++ Can't wait to recommend to others and return in the future!!"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "The best Italian restaurant in Dade County with reliably excellent dishes from the appetizers to the desserts."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Good, solid, dependable. Not outstanding. We will return. Wine list pricey. Good wines are available at more reasonable prices and should be added."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "ambiance is excellent, service great and food is usually good but night we went food very bland and mediocre. i was very very disappointed, but assume it was just a bad night--will try one more time."
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "Cafe Avanti consistently delivers the best Italian fare in Miami, without waiters in tuxedos, without imitation tiramisu. The bar is excellent, the ambience very attractive, the service excellent. A separate room is available for a group or special function. Actually I just returned from two weeks in Italy and wnt to Avanti for dinner."
    Dined on 10/21/2013
  • "The dining experience at Cafe Avanti can be described as very pleasant. The waiters are extremely polite and obsequious, the food is fresh and well prepared (concentrate on the specials), and the ambience is quiet and romantic (low light). the best thing is the consistency. We have been going there for more than 7 years and have never been disppointed or sorry that we chosen to go there, alone or with others."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Cafe Avanti is a landmark! The food is delicious, the ambiance is very nice.... we go at least twice a month. Highly recommend this restaurant for locals as well as out of towners :)"
    Dined on 8/23/2013