Avanti Restaurant

4.9
1417 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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Safety precautions

Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1417 people are saying
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vipSamuelR
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service and food

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vipLSanders
Dallas
60 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They never disappoint. The food and service on a par with Cafe Pacific, the Mansion or Capital Grill.

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vipJeffH
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food. Our server Mazen was great as always. This is our GoTo Italian restaurant. Don’t bother going anywhere else.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every thing was perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Extremely good experience. Table was ready promptly at the time of my reservation. The menu isn’t extensive but, there are several very good pasta, meat and seafood selections. I had fantastic meatballs with linguini and spinach in a marinara sauce. The pasta was perfect and meatballs were exceptional. The wine list is remarkable and reasonably priced. Definitely one of my favorite Italian restaurants.

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vipheliopilot
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ashley provided excellent service and great recommendations wine I wanted was not available but Ashley recommended another one not on menu that was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter (Mazan?) was fantastic!! Food was great and ambiance was perfect. We had the veal meatballs - great; the garlic bread - good; spinach lasagna - fantastic; and the thursday special, bone in veal - phenomenal. Pinot from the Willamette Valley was perfect. Great date spot!

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vipGusA
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We flew in from San Francisco and enjoyed Avanti Restaurant our first night like always.
Great food and exceptional service from CJ and Martin. All the staff and waiter’s are so awesome!
Great Place in a perfect location!

Thank You,
Gus A

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vipLSanders
Dallas
61 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every time we go, it gets better. The Lamb was extraordinary, with such a great reduction sauce. Martin is one of the best servers in Dallas. You owe to yourself try it, or to make a return visit.

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WalterL
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a must stop every time we’re in Dallas. Service was great and the stuffed bone in Veal Chop was outstanding.

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JackG
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere is amazing. Cozy but traditionally elegant. Live music was great too.

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vipAshleyH
Dallas
34 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Avanti was amazing. The service was fabulous. Very attentive staff. The food was freshly made and flavorful.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our 2.5 year anniversary and we loved it so much. The service was great and the food was amazing!

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RyanG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible. Absolutely incredible

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Kyle
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tom made sure we had an amazing dining experience, he was extremely helpful with his menu knowledge, and his knowledge of the different drinks. I will definitely come back, overall it was a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Celebrating new beginnings!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Our waiter was friendly and efficient. He was absolutely right about the amazing tiramisu. The balance of the meal was okay not amazing.

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ChristopherR
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This small cozy restaurant was amazing and absolutely loved the atmosphere inside! We made the trip all the way from Fort Worth and was totally worth it and will definitely be back for our anniversary dates! Our waiter Martin was amazing and attentive as well, excellent service hands down!!

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DANA
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was Aweseome!!!!! and our server Ashley was great.

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MICHAELS
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our first visit to Avanti. It won't be our last! Very energetic atmosphere, with jut the right touch of music from the guitarist. Our food was great and portions were large. We particularly enjoyed the escargot appetizer and the Tournedos Avanti entrée. The wine list is impressive, and we discovered a new (to us) varietal, an Aglianico , that's made in Texas! Service was good. Our server, Ashley, was a delight and took great care of us on a very busy and crowded evening.

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KeithM
Oklahoma City
12 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose restuarant on proximity to Hotel
Martin was awesome as our server. Food was excellent and well presented.
We will return on our next visit to Dallas.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, waiter and food was delish

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godot
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice. good Italian food. Good waiter. Service a bit slow. Wine selection good.

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viplarsonl
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best gem

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth a second, a third, even a fourth visit

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vipLSanders
Dallas
61 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy Avanti two to three times a week. They never disappoint. The food, service, ambiance, and wine list are all great. Amin is the GM / Partner and he is there every time we go. All the items are wonderful, and the beef dishes are as good as any Dallas steak place.

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vipHuskerdo
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Our waiter Amin did a great job serving us.

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LoganB
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and service was great! Will definitely visit again!

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Michael
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tom was great. The meal, as ALWAYS, was spectacular. We love Avanti!

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GinaM
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! Sea Bass and Chicken Parmesan and the calamari - we would order again for sure. Highly recommend it.

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vipBayside
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great real food, wonderful portions

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vipKevinF
Austin
33 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Considering the current health crisis I was a bit dismayed that "outdoor seating" was in fact a renovated patio with closed windows.... essentially no different that eating inside. We requested outdoor seating for a reason and selected this restaurant as a primary reason due to this filter and selection option.

Food was acceptable but nothing special when it comes to Italian cuisine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was phenomenal, food better than imagined. We could not find one food complaint. Only negative was hearing/communication but that was masks and not anyone’s fault! Drinks were constantly refilled!

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vipJimBob
Dallas
33 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner at Avanti! Chicken Parmigiana and Tagliatelle Bolognese - traditional and excellent! Great wine list! Tiramisu and Chocolate peanut Butter pie - really good! Ask for Ashley - she does a great job! Nice guitar player when we were there. Go ahead and go - you will love it!

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TXfoodie
Dallas
41 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent, no disappointment here!

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ashleyc
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & atmosphere was amazing as usual

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food people everything was exceptional

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TravisK
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

My fiancée and I chose Avanti for our anniversary dinner. We were met by a waiter that pushed us to make decisions. He did not offer to give us more time to decide on many complex menu options and he did not listen to my fiancée as she tried to explain the way she wanted her meal constructed. He was rude and abrupt towards her in response to the few questions she asked.

Given our poor experience, we later spoke with a manager and asked for a portion of our money back (whatever they deemed was a fair amount.) We decided to leave early as my fiancée was brought to tears over the waiter’s treatment towards her. We hardly got to eat any of our food. The manager accused us of falsifying our poor experience with our waiter and said I must have a history of scamming restaurants. I told him I have never asked for a refund from a restaurant before, but I do have friends and family that have tried to get their money back because of poor customer service. He replied, “Oh, then this type of thing must run in your family.”

I could not believe he insulted my family. During our conversations, he insulted me, my fiancée, and my family. We will not be returning to Avanti Restaurant, as it marks the worst experience we’ve ever encountered at a restaurant.

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BryanR
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place! Wonderful for our family celebration. From the appetizers to the cocktails to the entrees and dessert, everyone ordered something different and it was all excellent! The service was impeccable and made us all feel very special. Loved the cozy vibe and everyone wearing shorts to cocktail dresses were welcome! We will definitely be back - thanks Avanti for a great family memory!

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CalebC
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, wonderful service. They made sure to put our dessert order in even though we stayed after the kitchen staff left. 10/10

FAQs

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 4.9 stars by 1417 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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