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.
We visit avanti one a year during January market and absolutely love it!! 5 star all of the way!!
Always good. Our first stop whenever we are in town.
As always, excellent food and friendly, attentive service!
This was my first visit to Avanti, having heard about my fiends ranting and raving about it. It was good, solidly good, but I find Italian hard to be exceptional.
Amazing first experience. Great atmosphere and service. The food was absolutely delicious. Perfect for a date.
The atmosphere and service was great! However my meal was lacking in taste and was dry. I had the bolognese and the meat was dry and no sauce in the dish. Wine was great.
The spinach lasagna is to die for. That's all I ever order, and I've been there at least 7 *. Again, the spinach lasagna is the best tasting lasagna I've ever had, meat or vegetarian.
The stuffed raviolis & King salmon were delicious. Service was good & experience was nice.
We went for a special occasion and enjoyed a delightful meal! We’ll be going again for sure!
Great restaurant! Been consistently delicious for years
Never disappointed at Avanti. Food is wonderful, staff are attentive, and knowledgeable.
My wife and I went for our anniversary and thought it was wonderful. Martin was great and we will be back definitely
Christmas dinner. Our 1st reason for stopping for dinner at Avanti was to hear the flamenco guitar music with dinner.
The special Christmas menu had too much food in our opinion. We had to take the desserts home, the tiramisu was excellent. The holiday menu had several slices of both turkey and ham, so there was a lot of meat. The meal was delicious overall.
It was a wonderful Christmas celebration!!!
My GF and I dined here Christmas evening. Everything was wonderful. Both of our meals were extremely flavorful, well portioned, and Authentic. I highly recommend this place.
Good Service, The Garlic bread is awesome, only issue was the entrees where luke warm at best when they came out, They where busy but you still expect food to be hotter. Will try again
Service was outstanding and our food was delicious.
Amazing food and impeccable service.
Had early dinner before going to see chicago , the service fast and attentive , I really liked the stuffed mushrooms , will be back soon , our waiter name is martin ask for him, You will be happy
Consistanly great! We try to dine here at least once every two weeks. Servers are frindly and the food is always great.
Greeted promptly and escorted to our table. The waiter Martin was very knowledgeable in regards to drinks and food. He allowed us to visit, but also was attentive to our wants and desires. Crispy veal meatballs were recommended as an appetizer, which were delicious. I chose the crab crusted sea bass and my husband had the bone in short rib, both entrees were delicious and cooked to perfection.
We rounded out our dinner with a complimentary slice of tiramisu to celebrate a birthday...
It was a very nice evening.
We’re regulars here! Always great service and food, fun ambiance. Definitely a Hidden Italian gem!
Wonderful, as always! Thank you for a wonderful evening!
Great spot, great service, great food, great atmosphere...can’t ask for much more. The sea bass and veal chop were both amazing.
Fantastic food and the staff is very nice as well.
A favorite place for lunch, finally joined work colleagues and their wives there for dinner. Outstanding in every aspect. One of the best restaurants in the metroplex.
Great food, great service and love the guitar music as background
Both of us had Blackened Salmon Salad . It was Fantastic! We also had Tiramisu. Very good! Service was excellent!
Great food, great service from our waiter Martine.
Waiter did a great job of getting our food quickly as we were going to a concert and didn't have much time.
This was a special occasion with friends. The food and service were wonderful. An incredible Italian dinner! Wait staff were very attentive, we were not rushed but the food was served on time and at the right temperature. A delightful evening.
This is my third time here. Every time my NYC business partner comes to town we go here for our first night dinner. He absolutely loves it and demands it - he comes from an Italian family and said he would put Avanti up against any NY place. It’s top notch. To top it, the service is amazing. Our server, Martin, is world class. We will request him every time.
Always excellent food and service, ask for Candy!
The Blackened Salmon with potatoes was excellent! Lemon Chicken was very good also. We had very good service.
This is one of my favorite lunch spots. Great food, great service. What else could you ask for?
Loved it...underrated...really good...everything good.
As always, a wonderful meal. The lamb is consistently great. Candalaria is an excellent server.
Best restaurant in Dallas. Owner and his staff are excellent and their customer service is off the charts!!
We go to this place at least once a month. Love the pasta & the tenderloin.
The food was amassing the wine list was a little pricey but I could definitely justify it for the service we had