Chef Mario’s cuisine is inspired by the flavors of Italy and the Mediterranean region. Signature dishes are Pasta Bolognese, Osso Buco, Crab Crusted Sea Bass, Ceviche, Three Cheese Spinach Lasagna, Farfalle Carbonara, or Bone-in Veal Milanese. Our menu also features steaks, lamb, seafood, hand-made fresh pasta, legumes of the season and a Wine Spectator awarded Wine Collection focused on the Italy-Mediterranean including a selection of Texas' rising stars. Avanti has become a Dallas mainstay, a chic neighborhood restaurant for over twenty-nine years.
Excellent service and authentic Italian. Highly recommend!
Our service is always wonderful, however, this visit we had a new server, just learning the ropes. Nothing really bad, just needs more time to learn the menus and routines at Avanti.
Avanti is a great location for a business lunch. I had a wonderful dinner here in the past but this was the first time I tried the restaurant for lunch. The food was excellent, as was the service.
I don't think the waiter understood us or he did not know what angel hair pasta is. My companion was asking questions about two dishes on the menu. He asked what do you want exactly and I will get it made for you. She told him angel hair pasta with shrimp. It came out with fettuccine pasta with shrimp. I got there before my date and we both got desserts to go. He put it the same bag, so I asked for two bags for separate desserts. It was a lot of little things like that the whole night (no energy). I know we were the last couple in the restaurant, but overall it was good/not great. When I go out I usually give 30-40% for a tip, I only gave 19%. Overall it's a very welcoming place with excellent food.
There is a reason Avanti has been our romantic, neighborhood gem for the last 29 years. You can expect genuinely friendly attentive service and delicious cuisine with consistent execution in a romantic candlelit dining room. Soft acoustic guitar music nightly adds to the special ambiance of an evening dining at Avanti. Enjoy!
I love Avanti. Definitely one of my favorite Italian restaurants in Dallas. The food is always up to par and the ambiance is great for a date/romantic evening. Valet parking is a nice touch as well.
Love Avanti...Eat there often. From Valet, to greet, to seating and waiter, all perfection.
Food is always top notch. Service is excellent and food prices are great. Only concern is wine list is overpriced - that happens as you become more successful. From out of town but coming here for over 30 YEARS.
Chicken parm was excellent.
Excellent! All meals were great. Waiter was excellent. Provided free desert for the birthday girl with candle.
great date night spot. would go back and would recommend
I celebrated my girlfriends birthday at Avanti's and advised them thru the reservations. Nothing special was done, not even Happy Birthday. No big deal. However the food was not worth the cost. It was authentic and looked appealing, but the food was bland and needed additional seasoning. The portions were also uneven and just didn't seem worth the price. In short we spent roughly $100 and I guarantee for the price we could have spent that somewhere else and got a better Birthday Welcome and Food.
Normally, I would. We go to this restaurant a lot for special occasions, but we were disappointed on this night, especially because it was for my 50th birthday. The waiter was rushing us out- we were in and out in less than an hour and he never acknowledged my birthday. Needless to say it was a rushed and disappointed dinner.
Some of the best Italian we’ve had in Dallas. We will absolutely be back!!
With a type of service where you feel very welcome
Avanti is a nice place to eat. It has the feeling of a neighborhood restaurant. Our food and drink were well prepared. If we lived in the area, I suspect we would eat there frequently.
Food, service, and ambiance were great. The night went by seamlessly. Our server Martin, the hostess, management and everyone in between were very professional, attentive, and genuine. We were here celebrating a birthday and it was a great experience. We will be back!
Sunday night dinner @ 730 pm...restaurant was quite busy for a Sunday night, guitar player added nice ambiance. Special seafood entree over pasta with spicy marinara was as recommended, and very generous with the seafood, garlic bread on appetizer menu was worth requesting. Overall, a very very good dining experience!
We went for a birthday celebration with a large group. It was an amazing experience. The service was great and towards the end of our time, they had a live musician, which set a great ambiance for the place. It’s relatively small but in a good way since it was cozy and intimate.
BEST restaurant I’ve been to in Dallas, and hands down best Italian I’ve ever had. The ambience was incredible, the acoustic guitarist Miguel was so impressive, and our waiter was so attentive and made amazing suggestions. HIGHLY recommend the crispy veal meatball appetizer, farfalle carbonara entree, and tiramisu dessert. We had such a great time we actually called the owner over to say how impressed we were.
It is always great! Very pleasant neighborhood Italian restaurant.
This restaurant was referred to us by the concierge at the Fairmont Hotel and we are so glad he did. Our experience was wonderful and we will definitely go back on our next trip to Dallas.
Food and atmosphere was magnificent! The waiter we had was awesome and service was great. The manager took out time to talk to us and gave us a warm welcome.
Cute dinner place Hasan (sorry for the probable misspelling) was an excellent waiter, and really made the dinner an experience. The other waiter completely ignored us when we had a question on our way out, but once we tracked down Hasan, he apologized took care of us.
Very attentive staff. Great food and cocktails. A reliably good restaurant.
Always wonderful food, drinks, wait staff, ambience, music! A restaurant we frequent a lot and are never disappointed!
Always enjoy dining at Avanti! Consistently excellent food and service. Nice atmosphere with delightful live guitar music. Amin makes everyone feel special and very welcome.
Visited on a business dinner with two associates from California based on the recommendation of my granddaughter who’s been living in the area for about 6 months. Originally being from Philadelphia, I’m always delighted to find great Italian food . I had the simple Chicken Parmigiana and it was perfect with the Barolo that my friend picked . Definitely will be back next time in Dallas
Fabulous food and service , great atmosphere too. The best garlic bread I’ve ever had
Avanti is always fantastic. Amin and Candice do a great job for us every time. Keep up the good work guys.
Delicious Italian comfort.
Excellent service and wonderful food.
We enjoyed our night out here!
We sat on patio for lunch and it was very pleasant and the waiter was great and food also great!! Love this place!! Dinner also a great experience!
Inside Very dark and noisy. Se could dinner outside in the pateo, very Pleasant. Good food. Good prices.
Candi was AWESOME! Food was awesome!
Really love this place. The food is absolutely amazing.
What can I say...the food is spectacular!!! Immediately when I walked in, the host addressed me by "Mr." followed by my last name...it was unforgettably awesome! The service from our waitress was top notch, and the quality of food never disappoints. It's an indescribable spot to take a date. The live music also delivers in unmatched excellence.
The lamb chops were perfect and the sea bass delicious. Recommend the beet salad. Outdoor seating picked up the loud music from across the street. Service and food cannot go wrong with Avanti, we are repeat customers and never disappointed.
One of our favorite restaurants in Dallas!
Great dining in Dallas. Great food service and location.