Avanti Restaurant

4.8
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1110 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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 and enjoy exceptional hospitality.
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 30 years.

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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LN
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambiance, great service! It has a warm, neighborhood feel. We really enjoyed the experience and are already looking forward to our next visit.

DW
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and service, a little noisy when all the tables are full. But, would definitely recommend for really good Italian food.

g
New Mexico
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Small, intimate setting. We thoroughly enjoyed this dining experience.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aaron our server was incredible, he made our dining experience very memorable. The manager brought out celebratory after dinner drinks and went above and beyond for us as well. (Can’t remember his name) but we will be back for more date nights and with family. Food and wine lists were excellent as well!

s
Dallas
96 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience today, as always. CJ was an absolutely delight. Happy, upbeat and engaging as well as professional and efficient. Less than happy with the guy two tables away that thought it was OK to put his conversation on his cell phone speakerphone. Not cool. Other than that, first rate experience.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Avanti’s is the best!

MW
San Antonio
14 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always!

OT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Music and food were both great. I would return.

AG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Our go to place for Italian food.

L
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time visiting for a special occasion. The food was very good. Well seasoned and good portions. Small issue with the initial wine selection but they addressed it so everything was good. Our waitress (Jenna) was superb. She was attentive, great resource of information and extremely friendly. Never intrusive she knew when to be around and when to leave us to our own time

Highlights
1. Service
2.Calamari
3. Pasta Carbonara

You can’t go wrong

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my wife here for a birthday dinner. Loved how cozy the restaurant was and the food was outstanding. Would recommend even for just a casual dinner

PC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A bit too dark and noisy but overall very nice

TL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was the perfect place to have girlfriends get together.

D
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Menu is very basic. Gnocchi was the best but lasagne was plain and just lacked a lot of flavor. The calamari was thick but had a fishy flavor along with an odd flavor from the oil it was fried in. Chic peanut butter dessert was just not great and very sweet.

SK
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were amazing! Our waiter James was awesome and his recommendations were spot on. The music was amazing as well.

JB
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and waiter was outstanding - a professional in the industry which you don’t always experience these days. I would highly recommend.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The food is outstanding! Great Italian wine list too.

G
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my fav places in Dallas!!

JG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my wife for her birthday and everything was wonderful she loved every second of it had a great and lovely dinner.

DW
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding and the food was wonderful. Can't wait to go back again.

PK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good. The service was also very nice. The live music added to the ambiance. So many restaurants, even those that are relatively expensive, feel more like cafeterias with loud people packed in small spaces, getting bumped by chairs too close or waiters squeezing between tables, which lacks atmosphere. Avanti created more of a dining experience, and we will definitely return.

OT
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food and service were excellent. Highly recommend.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Way overpriced.

M
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect. Service, food, and ambiance.

B
Dallas
41 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always at Avanti. My favorite restaurant!

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JS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service were very good. The tables are densely packed, which contributes to the high noise level.

EM
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service. They treat you like family. The food and wine is excellent! Love that there has been live music (guitar) every time we go.

DM
St. Louis
15 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always. Service from Marteen is awesome.

DS
Las Vegas
104 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed our meal. Recommend sticking to the Italian specialties...found them to be the best! Good value and everyone enjoyed the meal.

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was fascinated... the food and environment for our anniversary was outstanding!!!!
Fully recommended !

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fantastic service

L
San Antonio
38 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal on the patio and really liked the live music.

AD
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!!!

t
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Martins service excellent as always,the diablo fettuccini superb,spiced perfect for our taste. Will be back. Thanks

g
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service is so good. Our waitress was very helpful on helping us what to choose to eat. So delicious!!

SB
Oklahoma City
10 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and drinks were good. Also enjoyed the live guitar music. My main complaint was the fact that there were TVs in multiple locations in this restaurant. I think they were a distraction at a nice Italian restaurant. We couldn’t find a seat that didn’t have a TV view.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been eating here for the past 6 years and we love every single meal we have tried on the menu! It is our go to for any occasion.

DD
Dallas
36 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sandra was our server and she was excellent! Our food was really delicious and we throughly enjoyed our evening!

BS
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always liked your restaurant. Food and service was excellent for my party of 6.
Parking/valet a little challenged, but that was because the restaurant was packed. Nice problem to have.
Appreciate the good service and professional staff.

CW
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience overall! The food was great, the service staff were attentive and friendly, and the ambiance was perfect for a first date. We will be back!

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