Avanti Italian Bistro and Bar
Vegetarian with parmesan cheese
Vegetarian pesto sauce with basil, pine nuts, parmesan and garlic in cream sauce, served with farfalle pasta
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!
There with friends and had a great time.
The main courses were delicious, the creme brûlée was very disappointing
Thank you for making my birthday special!
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.
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.
Good food, great service, because of the pandemic we were social distancing and it was fine. Our server was excellent
Food was fantastic.
The seafood pasta and tequila chicken pasta was delicious.
This is a great restaurant! The set up felt safe, the food was delicious and the service was great!
Wonderful Meal!! Delicious food always!
Elegant setting for outside dining while complying with Covid restrictions.
Avanti has outdoor dining available. Great service.
Outdoor seating is nice with the tents and chandeliers. I had a seafood risotto. It was delicious
Kudos to this establishment. Great food. Excellent service. Thank you!
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.
The food was good, but the outdoor dining experience was a little hot. There weren’t any fans.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Great restaurant! Food is excellent and the staff very friendly. We've been very pleased with every dish we order.
Food was delicious!!! Me and the wife will be returning.
Butternut Ravioli is delicious. Love their garlic bread. Outside dining is small but nice during Covid.
Our first visit, and it is now a favorite! Everything was exceptional. Highly recommend Avanti!!
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!!
The food, staff, cleanliness and all guidelines required since Covid restrictions were outstanding.
Always enjoy Avanti. Food is delicious and atmosphere is nice. I had Butternut Ravioli. It was wonderful. Also their bread selection is great.
They forgot to put the Chicken in my Pasta Dish but it was still tasty.
Great service, food and ambiance. Have never had a bad experience with this place.
Great service, loved the low corkage fee, good food
Great food and neighborhood gem. Always consistent.
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.
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.
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!
Always a great experience at Avanti. Food prepared just right, staff and owners are exceptional. Close and convenient to home.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.