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Avanti Restaurant

4.7
721 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Avanti Restaurant offers an intimate dining room with a sleek, Uptown bistro atmosphere, where you can hear live music nightly. For the urban connoisseur dine al fresco, sip, mingle and eat outdoors amongst your friends on the trendy McKinney Avenue strip. Our menu features Italian Mediterranean dishes including seafood, steaks, veal and homemade pasta as well as a unique collection of wines. Avanti has become a Dallas mainstay, a chic neighborhood restaurant for over the past twenty-nine years.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(214) 871-4955
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mario Sanchez
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Worthington
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Parking details
Complimentary parking is available for lunch and dinner at Throckmorton and 2nd Street.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Tue - Thu 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Fri 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM

What 721 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Un lugar muy bonito,excelente servicio,comida muy rica,un ambiente placentero

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

This was our first time dining here and we had an amazing experience. Food was superb and the service was excellent. I’ll definitively recommend this place and will return.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

This is one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants that we've gone to for many years. Very consistent quality of food and service. Exceptionally friendly attentive staff. Ambience is lively but at the same time can be romantic. THe live entertainment is an added bonus.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Avanti is one of our favorite restaurants and we frequent it very often. The owner and staff are like family to us and the food is always amazing.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Very welcoming when we arrived. Service excellent food delicious noise level too much for me to handle. Prime time on the weekend anyway. Would either go earlier or during the week!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Avanti’s food and service are consistently very good and for that reason I return there regularly and have never been disappointed. The staff are always friendly and most accommodating.

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3.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Too noisy
Understaffed
Cooking not up to par

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Consistently good Italian food.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Everything about this restaurant was great. The service was amazing as was the ambiance. This is definitely a restaurant that pays attention to every little details! Food was terrific! Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We had a wonderful date at Avanti. We went there based on the reviews here on Open Table and we were not disappointed. Our server was very attentive, everything we ordered tasted really good and the atmosphere was great for a romantic time together and was not too loud so you could talk. I would highly recommend a visit to Avanti. They also have valet parking which is helpful.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We eat there often. It is casual but we dress because that is what we do. It is a comfortable friendly place where it is easy to smile.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Our experience at Avanti was exceptional. Martin’s service was excellent, the food was very good and the ambiance at Avanti is very nice. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

My date was very happy. Food was good and came out in a timely manner. The staff was diverse which I appreciate. Their great service started my evening off perfectly!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

How have i not been here earlier!?!

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Great service and great food. Disappointed they were out of the crab claws but overall everything was good

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The food was delicious! We started with the calamari and a nice blend from Tuscany. The zucchini soup was excellent as was the chicken parmigiana and chicken limone. The service was great.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

My husband had the sea bass and said it was very good. I ordered a spicy chicken pasta dish and it a good. Probably would order something else next time . We would go back next time in Dallas. Server was hard to understand and we ended up ordering garlic bread instead of the free bread. Only $3 but it showed a communication problem between us.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

From valet to check - perfection!

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Pasta was very good Osso bucco was a bit tuff

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Avanti is consistently excellent. We always receive great service from the attentive team. The live music is a great feature.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

I like the friendliness of the staff and ease of use -- I can bounce in and out for a meal without a long wait.

The food is great, and maybe more important, I like to go to a place where people identified me as a frequent customer and they make sure EVERYBODY knows my name and my wife's name. LOL! Avanti is one of our favorites.

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2018

We came here for our anniversary and love it! The food, waiter, ambiance was great and exactly what we were looking for on this special evening. Will definitely visit again!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great food and great service - coming from a bigger city with a great Italian neighborhood, have been to many “Italian” restaurants here in Dallas, most were bad pizza places with microwave pasta or Mac and cheese out of a box masquerading as Italian. Good wine list, everyone was very pleasant, managers came around to see how everyone was doing, food was hot when it arrived, had a special occasion and got a great dessert with candles and appropriate level fan fare. Will be going back many times....

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Consistent & remarkable food. Also, a charming place where you feel as if you are tryly welcome.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Daniel, one if the server was fantastic. He was not our server but cane in and checked on our table few others I noticed. Good eye when other fellow server is busy.
Spinach lasagna was good but felt like something was missing in flavor. Everything else was great as usual.

I would love to have one more option apart from risotto and Spinach lasagna vegetarian entree.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Very good food, great service. I would visit again if I am back in the Dallas area

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3.0Dined on March 6, 2018

The meal went in reverse order. The garlic bread was great. My pasta was fine. The “special” chocolate cake tasted like it was bought at the supermarket - not worth the calories

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

One of our best go-to places in UPTOWN. Never displeased!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great birthday experience!!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Always a great meal!😋

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

I’ve been here several times. It’s a true neighborhood gem! Intimate, great food, great service, excellent wine selection. You will not be disappointed!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great! Food was fantastic!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Always great service and great food at Avant's. Enjoyed it with friends this time. A little too noisy to hear each other easily, but every dish we ordered was excellent and the wait staff took great care of us.

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

We enjoyed our date night here. Our only problem was that Our drinks (martinis) were undrinkable. There was SO much alcohol in them that they burned to drink.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

I decided to take my "Uptown Girl" to Uptown Dallas for a Post-Valentine's romantic dinner. Avanti was my one and only choice for the occasion. It lived up to everything wonderful I had heard about the restaurant. Our waiter, Sr. Martin, took special care of us, and made the night extra special. We were also fortunate enough to enjoy the beautiful sounds from world renowned guitarist Russ Hewitt.
If you're looking for a romantic place to take your date for an exquisite selection of wine and food, then this is the restaurant you've been looking for. Everything about that night was perfect! We will definitely be going back soon.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

As usual the restaurant was fantastic. Our favorite place to dine in Dallas. The whole staff is one of the best and the food is always good and plentiful.

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Food was delicious! Excelent service. The wine recomendation was superb. Very nice ambience. Recomend it!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I went with my girlfriend to celebrate her birthday on Valentine’s Day and my experience was great. It was my first time there and I love it. It’s a great spot with live music and the food was delicious. The staff was very attentive and nice. It’s worth the price. We will be going there again

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Avanti is one of our favorite "go-to" restaurants. The food is delicious, staff is so very friendly, it's dark, cozy & romantic, and they usually have a live guitarist playing soft beautiful music.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Valentine’s dinner. Food and service was superb. Affluent guests are noisy though.

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