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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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.
Excellent food and service, a little noisy when all the tables are full. But, would definitely recommend for really good Italian food.
Great food and service. Small, intimate setting. We thoroughly enjoyed this dining experience.
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!
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.
Avanti’s is the best!
Awesome as always!
Great atmosphere. Music and food were both great. I would return.
Excellent as always! Our go to place for Italian food.
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
3. Pasta Carbonara
You can’t go wrong
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
A bit too dark and noisy but overall very nice
It was the perfect place to have girlfriends get together.
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.
The food and drinks were amazing! Our waiter James was awesome and his recommendations were spot on. The music was amazing as well.
Food was excellent and waiter was outstanding - a professional in the industry which you don’t always experience these days. I would highly recommend.
The food is outstanding! Great Italian wine list too.
One of my fav places in Dallas!!
I took my wife for her birthday and everything was wonderful she loved every second of it had a great and lovely dinner.
The service was outstanding and the food was wonderful. Can't wait to go back again.
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.
Food and service were excellent. Highly recommend.
Always perfect. Service, food, and ambiance.
Wonderful as always at Avanti. My favorite restaurant!
Food and service were very good. The tables are densely packed, which contributes to the high noise level.
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.
Great food as always. Service from Marteen is awesome.
Enjoyed our meal. Recommend sticking to the Italian specialties...found them to be the best! Good value and everyone enjoyed the meal.
The experience was fascinated... the food and environment for our anniversary was outstanding!!!!
Fully recommended !
Great food and fantastic service
We enjoyed our meal on the patio and really liked the live music.
Martins service excellent as always,the diablo fettuccini superb,spiced perfect for our taste. Will be back. Thanks
Service is so good. Our waitress was very helpful on helping us what to choose to eat. So delicious!!
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.
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.
Sandra was our server and she was excellent! Our food was really delicious and we throughly enjoyed our evening!
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.
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!