Avanti Restaurant

4.8
1335 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 1335 people are saying
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4.8
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLSand007
Dallas
53 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant

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vipMichael
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great neighborhood Italian restaurant. One of the friendliest restaurants in town!

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vipFaith
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a girl’s night with some friends and the food was incredible and the service was great! The cutest restaurant with a very personal feel. We will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The restaurant is very loud because it is small and has energetic music playing BUT the food was amazing. We loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, great service, great food

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vipMattW
Dallas
42 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Avanti is such a fun quaint spot with a great guitar player who plays nightly . The stuffed mushrooms and crab claws are amazing and the crab cakes are the best I’ve found.

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RalphL
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been eating here for years. The food is wonderful. This was our anniversary. We could not do a weekend in Dallas, so we just drove up to eat at Avanti’s then turned around and drove 2 hours back to our home. It is worth the drive every time!

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LuisG
Mexico City
9 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Un ambiente muy agradable, si vas a cenar encontrarás velas en las mesas lo que hace que el lugar sea muy acogedor.

El servicio es bueno y la comida mejor aun !! Sin duda un buen lugar para disfrutar una rica pasta hecha al momento.

Reserva , ya que el lugar siempre está lleno..

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A very pleasant atmosphere, if you go to dinner you will find candles on the tables which makes the place very cozy.

The service is good and the food even better !! Without a doubt a good place to enjoy a delicious pasta made at the moment.

Reserve, as the place is always full ..

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ltsa
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great neighborhood Italian place. A "fine dining"-type experience in a friendly, casual environment at reasonable prices.

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vipabntx
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here and we loved it! We sat on the patio and our server, Amin, was really helpful and great! The food was delicious, we had the weekly ravioli and it was outstanding. The linguine with clams was also very nice and fresh. Great place, we will be back!

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vipToniP
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Music was a little loud but still lived it. Changed to live music before we finished and that was a welcomed surprise. Server was personable able and attentive. We will go back?

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AlidraF
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Server was not attentive at all. Seemed very rude and uninterested. Very cramped, but my food was good.

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vipJeffL
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Live music and sound system was too loud for easy conversation at our table. We were seated directly in front of the musician.

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JennaeB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best service, food, drinks, and overall experience while celebrating my birthday here. Our server Tom was so helpful, and team here went above and beyond here making my small celebration feel special.

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JackG
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place in Dallas. After a year in lockdown, the host remembered me and my family. Wonderful place.

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sskg
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my husband for his birthday. The food was wonderful- specially the ice cream dessert. The energy was high!

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vipD4Food
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, incredible food and music was perfect!

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jeffr
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal, service, and feel! Great energy!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! Amine was our server and made it a fun evening!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great live music. We will probably sit outside next time because it was too loud indoors to carry on a conversation without yelling. But despite that, enjoyed the music and had a great time!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a great experience, the food & service is top notch, one of the best restaurants in Dallas. It’s my son’s favorite restaurant, for being 7 years he knows his restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, friendly waitress, excellent service and great tasting food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy buena de la mesera, lamentablemente no recuerdo su nombre a pesar q ella me lo dijo.

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vipBelg58
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great find in Dallas. As mentioned in previous reviews we're new to the DFW area and have been enjoying new culinary adventures.
1. Impressive wine list.
2. Delicious selections. Can't wait to try more.
3. Great atmosphere, Wednesday is their date night special, I would highly recommend.
4. Live guitarist.

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vipFred
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food and service as always. Really appreciate the recognition of our anniversary.

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vipElizabeth
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their food is consistently incredible----in each separate dish!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trusty Italian restaurant. Food is consistent time and time again. We go here on Sundays for 1/2 price wine

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DeannaS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service excellent. We were seated promptly and the staff was very vigilant. Definitely coming back. Great for a special occasion.

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vipBillDavoli
Dallas
34 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local Italian restaurant with excellent service. We will be back.

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vipHunter
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

The table next to us was extremely rude and loud but outside of that, it was amazing!

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vipDelaney
New England
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Service was great! It was my boyfriends birthday and they brought out dessert without me even telling them.

50% bottles of wine Mon & Tuesday’s. Will definitely go back!

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DamonO
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service was outstanding! Would highly recommend visiting this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We went for a dinner date. The appearance from the outside was a bit misleading because of the 7/11 convenience store across the street. Also, the parking was very limited. Even with those critiques, once we got inside we were wowed. The customer service was impeccable. The ambiance and food were incredible. I would definitely return. The wine selection was also very vast.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual! Food, drinks and service are all outstanding.

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vipDre99
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Not trying to be mean but the food was so bad

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service! Glad they outlasted the pandemic and lockdowns.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Our vacation date night with late dinner. We arrived a little early for our reservation and seated promptly. The host forgot to give us menus so we waited patiently and then had to flag him down. The wine selection was abundant and we chose a 2014 Barolo to compliment our beef selections. The Caesar salad was underwhelming with more of a lemon vinaigrette than Caesar dressing. Entrees were generous and plated with care. The green beans were delicious. Noise level is loud in main dining with live music and close tables. Overall a better memory from years ago than present but fun to walk down memory lane.

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AimeeG
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this place! Wow. It’s a little authentic hidden gem in the heart of uptown, where you would not expect it. The service starting from the Valet to the hostess to the waiter and everyone in between was amazing! Chicken Parmesan was 11/10. I’d come back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place. Out new “go-to” weekly. Food and service is top notch.

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 4.8 stars by 1335 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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