Cafe Avanti Restaurant
Cafe Avanti Restaurant

Cafe Avanti Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cafeavanti.com/
  • Phone: 3055384400
  • 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: Seafood, Italian
  • 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 3055384400

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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Cafe Avanti Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
26 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (21)special occasion (10)romantic (7)good for groups (6)fit for foodies (4)great for lunch (3)notable wine list (2)late-night find (1)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • WONDERFUL PLACE!!!! We LOVE
    CastleNMBVIP
    Dined on 12/9/2012
    WONDERFUL PLACE!!!! We LOVE the food and ambiance!
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    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a great evening. They
    Richann
    Dined on 10/30/2012
    We had a great evening. They did not rush us and the food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was good but not special.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/25/2012
    Food was good but not special. Portions are large. I expected better based on other reviews .
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We used Avanti for a luncheon
    PASalesguy1990
    Dined on 10/24/2012
    We used Avanti for a luncheon business meeting. It was everyone's first visit and a wondeful experience. Fun loving attentive staff, great food, excellent atmosphere. Everyone left very satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A comfortable, delicious experience
    Neurad
    Dined on 10/4/2012
    Cafe Avanti was a nice experience during our recent trip to Miami. It was obvious that the restaurant had many loyal customers as we observed several groups welcomed and being welcomed by name and with hugs. There was at least one multigenerational family group, but there was a mix of young and old customers. The food was good if not outstanding. I had a perfectly prepared pork chop, tender and juicy. The roasted red pepper, anchovy, artichokes, and arugula was less than I'd hoped for. My wife had eggplant rolatini which she really enjoyed. Wine prices were a bit higher for the same bottle of wine than we are used to "at home". My wife and I shared the rich delicious chocolate mousse cake for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cafe Avanti failed to honor
    Izzy
    Dined on 9/14/2012
    Cafe Avanti failed to honor my reservation. They claimed my 2:30 reservation made through OpenTable must have been a mistake on OpenTable's part, because their kitchen closes at 2:30. I will never go there again. I highly recommend that Cafe Avanti be removed from OpenTable.
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  • Just an ok neighborhood Cafe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/13/2012
    I was given a gift certificate for Cafe Avanti and took a friend with me. He ordered one of the fish specials and I ordered the fettuccine Alfredo in hopes to find a place that does it up right! The staff was very attentive and gave good service. The fish was good, not excellent but good. The fettuccine Alfredo was just mediocre and a bit bland. You can tell this is where the local older crowd comes to meet and eat. The price of the food did not match the taste of it. I personally feel that if I pay $100 for a basic meal that it should be satisfying and make me want to recommend the restaurant to my friends and family Cafe Avanti did not do that for me.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/6/2012
    This was our first time here and we really enjoyed it. The staff was friendly and the food was delicious! There were two large family parties there at the same time and it looked like everyone was enjoying themselves. The owner came over and introduced herself to us and made us feel right at home. We can't wit to go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • LOVE Avanti!!!! GREAT food,
    CastleNMBVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2012
    LOVE Avanti!!!! GREAT food, GREAT service, GREAT restaurant!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good and great service.
    betty4595VIP
    Dined on 7/21/2012
    Always good and great service. A neighborhood gem. Always dependable.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT GREAT GREAT restaurant!!!
    CastleNMBVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2012
    GREAT GREAT GREAT restaurant!!! LOVE the food!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a wonderful meal. Veal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/8/2012
    We had a wonderful meal. Veal Marsala, chicken parmesan, tuna tartare, risotto, all were delicious
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    Consistently good food for years. We have gone to this restaurant for years and it's our favorite Italian food locally and fairly priced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LOVE Cafe Avanti!!!!! GREAT
    CastleNMBVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2012
    LOVE Cafe Avanti!!!!! GREAT food, GREAT service :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate