Avanti Restaurant

4.8
1374 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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What 1374 people are saying
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4.8
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience2

This May be the last we dine at Avanti. I had requested a romantic table for 2 to celebrate our 31st Anniversary via Open Table but the gentleman that seated us was rude and could have cared less. The restaurant was louder than normal so it was hard to have a conversation. Our waitress was very friendly and the food was good as usual. The ambiance, disregard for our request and rude greeter are enough to have us look elsewhere for the future.

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vipCharzes
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great hosts food and server

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EaterPersona
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the quaint and quiet atmosphere. Service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The pasta was cooked perfectly al dente which is so hard to find. The service was great and the ambiance was very inviting and warm.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

J
July2021
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my girlfriend's birthday and we had an excellent experience. We just got back from a visit to Arthur Ave. in the Bronx and Avanti is right up there with the best of them. Presentation was beautiful and the flavors were incredible. We'll definitely be coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing birthday surprise!

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vipWendy
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crusted sea bass was wonderful. It paired nicely with the risotto, which was in a lovely cream sauce with vegetables.

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vipLSand007
Dallas
56 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was marvelous. It was 9 pm on Friday and restaurant was packed,and therefore a bit loud. Could not be helped, am very happy to see Avanti doing well. The kitchen and servers handled the rush with perfection. We shop there two or three x’s a week, 44 weeks a year.

You’ll love it.

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Scott
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

We love this restaurant , atmosphere, food, etc... This time the Service was average. Not bad but not great. He told us about the special but failed to mention they were running out. It was a while for him to come back and take our order and by that time they had run out. Not that big of a deal and we'll definitely go back.

JS
JaneS
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our “go-to” for consistently great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding; complimentary parking. Lovely dinner …

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was fantastic!!!!!!! The food was superb

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Had an anniversary dinner there, was not offered any type of anniversary item, paid or not, despite marking this on our reservation. Food was fine, lots of cheese. Garlic bread was nothing special but the Bolognese was a stand out. The carbonara was fine but lacked any exceptional flavor.

Very noisy, to the point where you couldn’t hear the other person talk. Might be expected on a weekend night, but didn’t add to the mood.

Our server wasn’t back too many times, but the restaurant was quite busy.

Valet situation was crowded but the valets were great.

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ScottD
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at Avanti. Went because of the reviews and we weren't disappointed. Our daughter has dietary restrictions and our server was very helpful in helping her find a suitable meal. Will definitely go again.

JH
JimH
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Always a great stop. Best in Uptown, a must try.

JW
JohnW
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! We were treated like royalty! Wonderful restaurant, great food, ambiance . What more could you want?

JM
JamesM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was next level. Amazing please and a must..

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vipsteakman
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic overall! Great food and ambiance. Servive was great but could have been a little quicker.
Will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service

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EmilyP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice dinner. Hard to hear.

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vipEastTexasDiner
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening, highly recommend.

JM
JMCas
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary at Avanti last night, our waiter Tom was great! He was kind, kept the mood comfortable and gave us our space while we enjoyed our meal. The restaurant itself set the mood for a romantic dinner out! Will definitely be back soon.

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adriennem
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Date Night dinner! Wonderful service, live music. Enjoyable evening.

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vipLSand007
Dallas
57 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a great restaurant that never disappoints. Great staff ( Amin, Martin, Emma, C J ), best Italian in Dallas, and live music. Wine list comprehensive and reasonable.

Sanders - Dallas

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EthanD
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was exceptional, server even was able to bring us a complimentary desert for my fiancée’s birthday. Would recommend

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Tyler
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere and great food. Perfect spot for a date. Waiter was knowledgeable and made great suggestions, will be coming back

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vipEricaT
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always ! The service the food. Everything

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DocZ
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been here several times, always top notch, so we came back for our anniversary. Our server Amin (sp?) was energetic, funny, and took excellent care of us. The food was delicious as always (the sea bass with risotto, yum!) The live music was great. The couple sitting next to us were also celebrating an anniversary, 5 years to the day of their first date (also at Avanti), so clearly we aren't the only ones that think highly of Avanti.

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business
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing!! I have the lasagna, absolutely the best have ever had.

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meganh
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Avanti was the perfect restaurant for our anniversary dinner. The food was delicious, the service was excellent, and it was so quaint inside. Highly recommend!

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vipLeslieP
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, service with live music!
Neighborhood gem, quaint and authentic Italian food!!

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vipFood22
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The space is small and the live music really creates overwhelming noise.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a good time at Avanti Restaurant. The food was very tasty. There was live music too.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, we had an amazing time and the service was great.

DG
vipDanG
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and good food at a good price point. Food overall was very good however, I do wish the chef would re-think the appetizer menu as the choices are slim and what we did order was just okay. We started with the Caesar salad which has a nice dressing and croutons, but the greens were overdressed making them soggy/wilted. The ceviche was described as marinated in vodka and a cilantro lime juice, but we didn’t taste any vodka and only discovered a hint of lime and spices when we dug to the bottom of the dish. Might I suggest not adding the iceberg lettuce garnish on the bottom of the dish so you can easily enjoy the spices with the shellfish. Our main courses of mushroom risotto and crab cakes were excellent!! A suggestion that the chef trim the accompanying asparagus properly as they were quite fibrous. We dined on a Monday evening, and Monday nights at Avanti are half price bottle wine nights. Avanti has an excellent wine list to choose from, so this added to the great value to our overall dining experience.

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vipLSand007
Dallas
57 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant

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Avanti Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Avanti Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (214) 871-4955.

Avanti Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1374 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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