Avanti Italian Bistro and Bar

4.5
409 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
A highly elegant and new Italian bistro with many years of background, providing refreshing italian cuisine under supervision of Italian / french Master Chef Marco D"arsi. You will enjoy our exquisite dishes along with specialty wines or crafted martini/cocktail near our cozy fireplace or on the elevated patio. You would feel as if you are dining in a most decorative luxury cruise liner dinner hall.
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice place! I hated the main dining area was closed due to COVID but the outdoor seating area was still very nice food was great service was good but we felt as tho they rushed us on everything from ordering to paying the tab there was also a very loud beyond obnoxious bday party that had no consideration for the other guest granted that’s not the restaurants fault but they maybe could have managed them better or cut them off sooner as they were very drunk all in all tho it was still a nice experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There with friends and had a great time.

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Rebecca
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience3

The main courses were delicious, the creme brûlée was very disappointing

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Thank you for making my birthday special!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience5

Service and ambiance was quite nice. They’ve done a great job with outdoor seating in their parking lot. The food however was just not good. I had salmon and shrimp risotto- which was a special. It was so extremely fishy that I couldn’t eat it. This was my 3rd visit and unfortunately, I’ve never been impressed with the food. I don’t think I’ll be back.

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viplove2dinout
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner there on Saturday, October 3. They have a lovely outdoor covid safe set up outdoors. The food is amazing! Great service. Would love to go back.

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Auntea
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food, great service, because of the pandemic we were social distancing and it was fine. Our server was excellent

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MonicaS
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic.
The seafood pasta and tequila chicken pasta was delicious.

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TriciaW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great restaurant! The set up felt safe, the food was delicious and the service was great!

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ChristinaS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Meal!! Delicious food always!

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vipMKCCFP
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant setting for outside dining while complying with Covid restrictions.

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vipRGonzalez
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Avanti has outdoor dining available. Great service.

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vipFoodiecritic
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating is nice with the tents and chandeliers. I had a seafood risotto. It was delicious

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ConnieA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kudos to this establishment. Great food. Excellent service. Thank you!

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JLewis
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

I rarely leave a review unless it’s positive. I was reluctant to leave a negative review when business is hard enough during the pandemic. But perhaps this feedback will help the restaurant reevaluate its current way of doing business. We had reservations for 4 @ 7:30. There was nobody else there except for another couple who arrived at 8. We were there celebrating a special occasion and were excited about the opportunity to dine out. We had to ask the server to dim the lights outside as they were painfully bright. She accommodated and was very pleasant and prompt throughout our meal. At 8:30, as we are midway through our entrees (having ordered apps and salads) she announces that the kitchen is closing (at 8:30-only one hour into our service) and if there is anything else we’d like. Not wanting to rush and feeling uncomfortable about ordering a dessert given the vibe that they were ready to close, we declined to order anything. Instead, I asked for an espresso. She returns to tell me their machine was already unplugged and would take 20 minutes to “boot up.” Um....okay. The owner was there and therefore aware of the closing procedures taking place. They then turned out the lights inside the restaurant. As we are putting our leftovers in boxes and signing the bill, I was really disappointed that I spent over $200 to be rushed through a celebratory dinner that ended prematurely because the owner wanted to close and go home. Incredibly unprofessional. I understand that with limited customers and overhead, cuts have to be made. But then customers should be told that if you eat there after 7:30, you better hurry up. $200 is lot to spend when you are robbed of the experience to linger and enjoy dessert and or an espresso over conversation with your family. We will not return. I wish the restaurant much success, but don’t take reservations if you aren’t prepared to offer your customers a full dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good, but the outdoor dining experience was a little hot. There weren’t any fans.

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vipMary
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have adapted very well to “outside dining”. They’ve made a great effort at “elegance “ with chandeliers outside! The wait staff was very attentive. We give them high marks for a very difficult situation.

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Samantha
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

We had reservations at 830 and still had to wait 30 min. But the waiter service was great and the food was excellent! Nice ambiance as well!

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vipLuisaS
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal Avanti's last Saturday evening. We were pleased with the outside dining arrangements. We had our heart set on the branzino the dimare, but learned that they were out of the branzino and out clams for the dimare. Therefore, we opted for the mushroom rigatoni with truffle oil which was absolutely delicious. Great food and service. They are located in an intersection so the noise level was at times an annoyance, but not enough to deter from the amazing food.

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vipEDJO
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Service, outstanding food. First time here, first time out in what has felt like a long time due to current circumstances. Could not have picked a better place. Please support small business. Things started off Fantastic with a bread basket and a wine recommendation and thing only got better from the. Food was exceptional. Will definitely be coming back very soon.

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vipPamel
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great restaurant! Food is excellent and the staff very friendly. We've been very pleased with every dish we order.

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RodneyB
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious!!! Me and the wife will be returning.

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vipFoodiecritic
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Butternut Ravioli is delicious. Love their garlic bread. Outside dining is small but nice during Covid.

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vipJenniferM
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit, and it is now a favorite! Everything was exceptional. Highly recommend Avanti!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After trying to make a reservation at several other restaurants, we settled on Avanti. This was our first time here. The food was excellent, and so was there service. Our mom had a delightful birthday celebration, in spite of all of the Covid restrictions. We left happy and satisfied! We are looking forward to their full reopening, and will definitely be back!!

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Barbara
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, staff, cleanliness and all guidelines required since Covid restrictions were outstanding.

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vipFoodiecritic
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy Avanti. Food is delicious and atmosphere is nice. I had Butternut Ravioli. It was wonderful. Also their bread selection is great.

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MelF
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

They forgot to put the Chicken in my Pasta Dish but it was still tasty.

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Susy
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and ambiance. Have never had a bad experience with this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, loved the low corkage fee, good food

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vipBradfordW
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and neighborhood gem. Always consistent.

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Scott
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We've eaten at Avanti a number of times - just the two of us and with groups of friends - and have been pleased with our meal, service and the atmosphere of the restaurant every time. Its a welcome change from many of the Lake and Old Town restaurants that are crowded, noisy and intent on turning their tables as quickly as possible. We will definitely be going again soon.

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vipBrubel
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want a quiet Italian dinner in a nice location, this is the place for you. The service is good, the food is good, the drinks are good and the room is spacious and very comfortable. It was our second visit. There will be more.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tonight was our office’s New Year dinner and we could not have picked a better place. Service was great and the food was delicious! Thank you, Bobby!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always a great experience at Avanti. Food prepared just right, staff and owners are exceptional. Close and convenient to home.

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vipDubers
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience2

The tables are very small. They are trying to maximize the use of space not comfort of the clients. The ravioli had a nice sauce but not great. The hot water was contained in a small vessel, which made it very difficult to pour. The Tiramisu was pretty good and tasty. The server/maître d'/host was very efficient and attentive in spite of the fact that he had to take care of nearly all the occupied tables. His assistant was also great!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to Avanti Italian Bistro & Bar to celebrate my mom's birthday and they did not disappoint.

Nidal, our waiter, was phenomenal! He had excellent recommendations to share and was highly knowledgeable. He shared a few stories with us as well from having lived in NYC to coming here to California.

We all loved our choices for our entrees and will have leftovers for dinner. Good portions for sure!

Can't wait to try other items on the menu!

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vipBrittanyG
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for NYE and there was a 4 course meal for $49/person. The food was outstanding, the staff was friendly, and the amount of food your received for a 4 course meal was a lot! I was very impressed. Would definitely recommend!

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Sven
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found this by accident. So glad we did! A wonderful meal with great service an ambience made our Mew Year’s Eve dinner special. Loved the prize fixe menu options for the special night. New Zealand lamb was the best I have ever tasted!

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rogers
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went to Avanti on New Year's Eve, and discovered that there was a prix fixe menu for that night. It was a pretty good value at $49 per person for four courses. The service was good, but slightly slower than we would have liked for our drinks. Parking was easy, even though it was on the parade route. The decor was very nice. I would definitely go back.

FAQs

Avanti Italian Bistro and Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 817-9180.

Avanti Italian Bistro and Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 409 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.