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 WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Avanzare reviews from OpenTable diners
35 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.7
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (21)fit for foodies (17)special occasion (8)notable wine list (6)romantic (5)good for groups (3)vibrant bar scene (1)late-night find (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Avanzare Restaurant <3
    VeroBeachloveit
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    I love Avanzare....I have been there a few times and it is always very good. I love the short rib lasagna!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian in Vero Beach!
    BethIRCVIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Even though this was our second choice, we were glad we went. Our table was a little small for all the food that we received. Overall we would return for another meal.y
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Italian Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    I'm always happy with my dining experience here. Best Italian food in Vero Beach and price is reasonable. Ambiance is the only weak point.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • While visiting in Vero, we
    Hane125
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    While visiting in Vero, we went out to dinner quite a bit and Avanzare had the best food of all of them. Next time will go more than once!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a nice evening with friends.
    RelaxedVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Had a nice evening with friends. Server, very good, very attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Hidden Treasure at Vero Beach
    AnthonyII
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Our fourth visit was as impressive as our first. Service was delightful, attentive, but not overbearing; food outstanding. A perfect start to an evening out. Dirty Oysters; Escargot; Grilled Salad with Gorgonzola,Chicken with eggplant and penne, Veal Picatta, Tenderloin Medallions, house made breads and pastas, and a basil infused olive oil. Each dish prepared and served to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    Watson2
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    This was our first time visiting Avenzare and we will defiantly be coming back! We kept hearing how great the cuisine was and I have to say it exceeded our expectations! We will defiantly be making this restaurant a regular on our nights out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb Food and Great Service
    Randy
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Best Artichoke Franchese, the Parmesan Souffle over mushrooms was fantastic, The Veal Parm was served over a bed asparagus and arugula. My Filet was perfect, a super choice piece of meat, the sauce was to die for and the garlic home fry style of potatoes were the best and temperature hottest I have ever had. Overall the dinner was one of the most delicious we have ever had the pleasure of. And to top it off the dessert Caramel Banana Bread Pudding was served warm and moist and totally topped off the evening with a blast of sugary flavors!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great comfort food
    Becky
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    Avanzare is a real neighborhood gem. The food was very good, the menu is comprehensive and the wine list is diverse. There were six of us celebrating birthday's, and the waitstaff was very attentive and prompt. We would definitely return for another meal at this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines Day
    h1h2
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Very relaxed place with a nice menu. Was told by a friend later to try the beef brisket lasagna, his favorite. Food was very good, veal piccata was excellent. Pasta dish had some spice to it which my wife enjoyed. Would definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Relaxed atmosphere, great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    Relaxed atmosphere, great service and all 3 of us enjoyed our various dishes. We each had something different- veal, lamb and duck- and loved our own dishes as well as those of the other two diners!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely Outstanding
    floridacaps
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    We took our Italian friends from South Carolina to Avanzare and as always it did not disappoint us in any way. Every part of the meal was appropriately timed and delicious. The ambiance was superb and the wait staff incredible. We had a perfect wine to enhance the evening and the meal. We had shrimp and lobster with both the scampi and fra diavalo and a veal dish. Delicioso!! Love the grilled caesar salad and the pina colada granita to cleanse the palate. Finished off an incredible meal with Lemoncello cake and chocolate gelato that were both outstanding. It is our favorite Italian restaurant on the Treasure Coast.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food, great service
    Moondance
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We brought our foodie friends to Avanzare because we enjoy dining there. The salmon tartare was delicious. We will definitely try the steak tartare next time. We all enjoyed the grilled caesar salad - great smoky flavors. The veal saltimbaca was served with garlic potato cubes that I couldn't stop eating. The meal was just right - not too heavy and full of flavors. I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    WendyS
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    I love this restaurant! We were offered an early bird menu that was super reasonable and offered lots of choices. Wine was great. Server was fantastic. Avanzare has been consistently-good for years!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Outstanding
    Happydiner
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    I have dined at Avanzare several times over the past two years and I have never been disappointed. The food is outstanding, the portion sizes are large enough to share, and I have always had excellent service. I even love sitting at the bar, if a table isn't available. I like that the restaurant isn't too stuffy and formal, although the quality of the food is what you would find in a more uptight setting. This restaurant is a reliable place to dine when you want really good food in a cozy setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Italian
    JimYork
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Our dinners,salads, and espresso were all fantastic. Their fresh house-made pasta is always great no matter what form you have it in. Our waitress made two excellent recommendations for me for entree and wine that both turned out exactly to my taste. Everything was served correctly and in a timely manner. The small grilled Caesar is also great. And the bill was quite reasonable too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find
    Irene
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    We have a vacation home in vero and every time we come here we like to try different restaurant by far this was the best great food and great service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great linguine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Linguine with clam sauce was great. Probably best I ever had
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lasagna
    Tmoney
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    My wife and I went there new year's eve and enjoyed our experience a lot. Service was excellent and the food was better. Def going back soon and getting the same meal. Short Rib Lasagna is a must!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local favorite
    Roger
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    We dine here every time we're in the area. They use fresh ingredients often crafting them on site. Good selection and great value for the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost Al Fornos
    PatMVIP
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    Greeted with a taste of a goat cheese bruchetta was just the warm-up. The artichokes francais are the best and come with dollops of fresh spinach. We also tried the gnudis - unbelievable. Light and incredibly delicious. The parmesan encrusted chicken was unbelievable. The short-rib lasagna was a big hit as were all the dishes (there were 5 of us). The restaurant gives you a palate cleanser between courses and this time it was a pina colada shaved ice. The chef is fantastic. And the lemoncello/sauvignon blanc martinis are delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything about this restaurant
    GMD47VIP
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Everything about this restaurant is very good except the food. Although my wife liked her veal dish my lasagna bolognese was extremely greasy.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't be fooled!!!
    onvaca
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    When you drive up to Avanzare, you look at the outside and say, should we go in?? Don't make the wrong choice. One of the best restaurants that we have dined at in years. The food and service were out of this world. My only regret is that we didn't stumble upon it sooner. Great find in the Vero Beach area.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good dinner
    PattiInFlorida
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Good dinner, very loud, so hard to talk while dining. No windows. Italian was very good, and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • one of our favorites
    roser30
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    We have loved this restaurant since it opened and have never had a bad meal. the service is always great. It is our go to place when friends or family are visiting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Night out
    Verobeachbabe
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    We had a fabulous time at Avanzare. Our server was great and the food and drinks were fantastic. It was a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mostly very good
    Eatwell22
    Dined on 11/5/2013
    Several meals here, means we keep coming back. However, some have been so so, others great. The noise level is "energetic" as your rating system alowes, we think it is just noisy and hard to converse. Considering the high percentage of paying customers are seniors, the noise could be an issue. All in all, though, this is a good spot, good food and very friendly and attentive wait staff. It is fun and a good meal. Also a good value. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem
    pete
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    We've passed A many times in 6 years here, finally stopped. One of the best restaurants in town. Will definitely return
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had the Bolognese dish and
    Mike44
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    I had the Bolognese dish and was extremely disappointed. Plenty of pasta, lots of tomatoes, but quite skimpy on the meat sauce. My wife's Zuppa de Pesche was full of sea food and noodles, which she enjoyed quite a bit.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friday dinner Oct 25
    CherieVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    We have dined here before in both small and large groups. First time eating in the room in the back. Service was not attentive which is the first time that has happened. We constantly had to ask for things for the table inclusing utensils and sugar for Iced tea! Waitress seemed to be in a hurry whenever she was at the table. There were empty tables and our reso wasn't until 8:00 which is late for this area so not quite sure why. Bit disappointed in this visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always delicious!
    LindcVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    We always enjoy our meal at Avanzare. Just really good authentic Italian food and good service. My husband had a delicious Snapper dish and I opted for the house made Ravioli. Absolutely love the basil olive oil that they serve with their crusty bread---so good! Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not as Good As Usual
    ChocolateDiva
    Dined on 10/10/2013
    We've been customers for years & this has been one of our top 2 choices in Vero restaurants. It often tends to get too noisy for conversation there, but there were so few people that it was rather quiet this time. Our last visit was not up to the usual standard. Several of our favorite menu items were no longer available. There seemed to be lots of staff changes as well. Maybe we just hit an off night. We'll try them again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First time
    1sttime
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    Well, the food was delicious .. but a just a real local type of place. Nothing fancy ..almost has a "wanna be" feel to it but is generic. Did mention it was a special evening for a birthday...And absolutely nothing was done by staff or management .Oh well.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    Roger
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    The food and service was fabulous. The food was clearly prepared from fresh ingredients and largely if not wholly prepared in their kitchen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AMAZING!! We found this gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    AMAZING!! We found this gem of a restaurant during our visit to Vero Beach last year. Loved it so much the first night that we went back the very next night. This year did not disappoint either! Visited twice again this year. First night, we had the gnudi...awesome! Also had the salmon & lobster risotto. Both were terrific! Second night we had the gnudi again, this time with a different sauce...awesome again! We had the filet & lasagna for our main course. Both were so outstanding that we could not decide which dish was better. Staff was very attentive & gave awesome recommendations. Looking forward to multiple visits on our next trip in May!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    Outstanding service by staff. Special attention paid to details. We dined at this restaurant to celebrate our 30th anniversary. When we entered the restaurant and told the hosts our name, they greeted us with "happy anniversary" before taking us to our table. In addition, we were each given a complimentary glass of champagne. Very appreciative.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently delicious
    LindcVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    Another fantastic dining experience. I always have a difficult time deciding what to order, this time I had the home-made ravioli. So good! Great service with Amanda, nice wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.