Avanti Italian Bistro and Bar

4.3
504 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.
What 504 people are sayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.3based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
NL
vip301NLake
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very sad to learn Avanti's owners are retiring and have sold the restaurant. Another Pasadena fixture gone. I've enjoyed their food since they had their pizza cafe on Lake Avenue. Have fond memories of celebrating a big birthday party where all the guests loved the space, the service and the menu. Wishing Bobby and Mina
happy travels and a well-deserved retirement.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous place. Thank You Avanti!

Report
OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great as usual. I loved the lasagna!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely dinner and experience. Presentation, taste, service, just delightful

MH
vipMichaelH
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We will miss this wonderful restaurant. They hae been an incredible asset to the Pasadena Community. Best of luck to all!

GH
GabrielH
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

In Google it had 2 $$ marks, but the place is quite expensive. The service was good and let us change the order because the Rissoto was not a real Rissoto. The other dishes were good but overpriced.

OC
OldCouple
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to celebrate our wedding anniversary. e received excellent service and delicious food.

SK
vipSteveK
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our to-go neighborhood Italian place. Food is great and wonderful service. Casual but warm ambiance. The house-made garlic rolls and other bread is a nice treat to enjoy before you order. I had the fettuccine Alfredo and it’s one of the best I’ve had; creamy and very well prepared.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service as always and great recommendations for every palette.

J
Jordo
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

we were very pleasantly surprised at the wonderful meal we had...

TR
TRex86
Miami
68 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Since we left Pasadena an old favorite had gone upscale. They moved to a new location and "jazzed up the joint." Food and service were as good as always. If we still lived in Pasadena this would be one of our favorite haunts.

RE
RobertEats1
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Each item we ordered was superb.
My spouse had a delightful cocktail.

The rolled eggplant appetizer with ricotta was tasty. My Caesar was chilled and the fresh traditional dressing was Mmmm.

My branzino was perhaps the best I’ve ever had it prepared. It could have used an extra smidge of sauce, but, delish.

My wife’s carbonara was very meaty and the flesh eaters at the table loved it. A little too meaty for my preference.

We had a keto eater with us that ordered a salad with all special preparations. They did it well, it looked great the guy raved about it.

Last meal was a pasta dish I forget exactly what he ordered, but, it was great, pasta perfectly cooked.

Dessert my cappuccino was as expected. Desserts are not their strongpoint. The desserts are fine just not stellar.

Very good wait staff.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was incredible!! Phenomenal fresh Italian food that tasted authentic. Service was fairly good, I personally wasn’t a fan of the drinks, though my partner loved both of ours. My only complaint is that they let my water glass get pretty close to empty a few times; other than that it was STELLAR

LB
LouiseB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is our favorite local joint. Good food, wine list, and service. I recommend.

MA
vipMayraA
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service!

TO
vipTimO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a work celebration, everything was great. Service, Food and Wine.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Overall there were only 2 tables, place was very empty. Branzino was not that appetizing. Overall it was just OK, nowhere I would care to return to.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem. High class restaurant.

PS
vipPaulS
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This charming, elegant restaurant provided the best dining experience I have had in a long time. The owners truly care about their craft.

JC
JohnC
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good place but I found it over priced for the quality. Service was very good. Everyone was very nice.

JG
JefferyG
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Seating was easy and fast. The waiter took our drink order quickly and shortly afterwards our complete order.?Foods Arroyo Ahhhh and Tower The and hot. It was great. We had a difficult time getting our check, but otherwise I will definitely go back

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food good ambiance

VF
VirginiaF
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our first time at the restaurant. We got seated immediately. There was a slight delay in taking our food order. Food was hot and very tasty. One issue with the shrimp plate my daughter ordered. Shrimp was not devained. Our waitress was quick to offer another dish and placed the new order as '911' which was great. We will definitely return again.

LF
LauraF
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The restaurant was clean and food was good. It was a holiday weekend so service was not excellent, but great!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food! Always great service from Nidal! This place is a family favorite and we love coming here. Gorgeous aesthetics and very elegant.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were way better than I even expected. Super random spot I found but absolutely loved it and would go again

BB
BBQCHOICE
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

very pleasant indoor dining, quiet during early dining, helpful staff with recommendations both food and beverage, fast and attentive, parking could be better but was not a problem for this visit, plenty of dining options.

G
vipGlenda92264
Los Angeles
92 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had excellent lamb chops. My wife had the seafood pasta which she said is the best that she had anywhere.

LA
LARunner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent as were the salads and entrees. We had Chicken Florentine. For dessert it was spumponi and apricot bread pudding, both were excellent.

JW
JohnW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Avanti was strongly suggested by a family member when looking for a great place to eat Italian. We all loved our food! We started with the bruschetta, daughter had the butternut squash ravioli, my husband the Di Mari, and I had the Branzino. Each of us would order the same thing again.

The service was perfect!

We did have an OpenTable reservation and it appears the hostess could not locate us by name. My HB showed her the reservation confirmation on his phone. Although the restaurant was empty it took her about 10 minutes to seat us. Everything else was great.

RN
RichardN
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Well prepared food in a great setting with pro staff.

V
vipVolker
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always good
Great food, friendly service, it’s always fun to come here
Thanks for all the hard work guys !!!

RP
RalphP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food i good but the waiters & mgt. seemed a little confused and disorganized

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a treat! Great food (and I LOVE wood fired pizza), server was excellent, delicious drinks! Total home run! Will definitely be back.

l
larrym
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are always great. Great place for a date night

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu selections. Food was hot and delicious. Our server was friendly and helpful.

j
vipjamesg
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I was mildly disappointed. My girlfriend had the ribeye, which was decent. The accompanying potatoes were excellent. My risotto was only fair. Surprisingly, the bartender could not make an old fashioned cocktail. It came out red. I asked if they mistakenly made it with grenadine and the waiter replied "no, but we made it with cherries" by which I think he meant that they muddled cherries into the drink. Yuck.

EM
EdwinM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Took my parents out for dinner

MR
MichaelR
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Avanti Italian Bistro is definitely a local gem. The food, service and atmosphere make for a great night out.

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 4.3 stars by 504 OpenTable diners.