Avanti Italian Bistro and Bar

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$30 and under
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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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Los Angeles
13 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.

MF
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.

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

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

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, loved the low corkage fee, good food

BW
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and neighborhood gem. Always consistent.

S
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.

B
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.

OT
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!

OT
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.

D
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!

OT
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!

BG
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!

S
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!

r
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.

JW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We've been there twice. Once for Christmas dinner last year and then the day after this year. We decided this would be our last time. From the time I walked in it was as if the staff was more interested in efficiency than our well being. We sent our salads back because they were overly salty and unflavored. Our main courses of pasta and rack of lamb were average.

HM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love dining at Avanti! The restaurant had lovely holiday decorations, a wide variety of food and attentive service!

MM
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service, and beautiful surroundings.

AB
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely atmosphere, with delicious food and very attentive services. Only negative was that bread in the bread basket was old - seemed like it might have been left over from lunch that day. Overall though, had a great time!

p
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I haven't had the Mushroom rig for awhile. So glad I ordered it. So good. Enjoyed a fabulous bottle of Malbec.

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food-wood fired pizzas, pasta, salads, everything we ate was delicious. Waiter was attentive but not overbearing. Loved our early dinner before going on to a show. Eaten here many times and they are very consistent. Definitely recommend for an intimate dinner for 2 or a large party. They will try and accommodate you.

s
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

White tablecloths
And lovely service

SM
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere , professional & friendly staff, exceptional food-best lasagna I have had. Prices reasonable. Parking is limited. Most pleasurable experience.

LH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, the ambiance was what we were looking for, and the service was very good as well. It was a grand time.

SA
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was lovely. Ricardo was a delight.
My only problem was ... we arrived for dinner just after 4pm and I was expecting happy hour prices on our drinks, but were Ricardo said only the bar area and outside offered happy hour prices on our drinks.
Sharon Allen 626.355.5304

S
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is the third time we've eaten at Avanti and each time we try to select something different from the menu. The food has been uniformly good and arrives at your table piping hot. The service is excellent. All of the staff appears to be experienced and are uniformly cheerful and helpful. We also like the atmosphere of the "new" Avanti. The design tasteful and the noise levels are blessedly low. This is a good venue for couples, but would also be good for small groups.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Middle of the road food in a pretty setting. $100 date night meal including wine felt overpriced for the quality. The service was also very slow. Had they come sooner, we would have ordered dessert. The cleared our plates and left us hanging for almost half an hour.

HS
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent restaurant - good food and ambiance. Very relaxing atmosphere. The parking was easy too.

WI
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We have attended Avanti many times and have found the wait staff very professional.
The food is very good and plan to dine there again.

H
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with good food and beautiful ambiance. Reasonably priced. Loved the pizza! Friendly staff.

B
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was outstanding, as always, and the service was fairly good considering the restaurant was unexpectedly busy with several large parties. Points off, however, for the reception and seating. Apparently because I made the reservation through Open Table, the restaurant initially had us seated at a table on the patio (on a relatively chilly night). The hostess first said there was nothing she could do, as the table was assigned by Open Table. I don't understand how the restaurant would turn over its seating assignments to a third party and not maintain control of that itself. It took some persuasion, and intervention by the manager, to get us a proper table inside for our birthday celebration, and the hostess was not very helpful about addressing the issue. We were seated about 15-20 minutes after our reservation time.

We will definitely go back to Avanti because the food is so very very good, but the restaurant needs to not allow Open Table to dictate their seating assignments, and be more welcoming and accommodating to their patrons.

A
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really appreciated our server Nedal - he was FANTASTIC! Kind and thoughtful in every way! Food was delish!!

SG
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every thing is healthful and made with attention on quality. The Branzino, seafood pasta in red sauce, lamb shank were all delicious. Salads came with a light layer of dressing and fresh greens. We enjoyed the meal.

CM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance — delicious food! Attentive to special requests. Will be back soon!

LL
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good bread and soup. Spaghetti was ivercioked but deuce was tasty and meatballs good.

JS
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic Old School Italian restaurant with all the favorites, beautifully prepared, and served. I particularly liked the meatballs, which were just as my grandmother cooked them. The night we went wasn't busy, but I hope it's very busy most evenings because Avanti is worth your time and money. Bravi!!

SG
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good quality food with reasonable prices and large portions. Good neighborhood restaurant

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