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Avanti Restaurant

4.8
4.8
1631 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    LUNCH: Monday-Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm. DINNER: Monday-Thursday and Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm. Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm-11:00pm.

  • Phone number

    (214) 871-4955

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Mario Sanchez

  • Private party contact

    Amin : (214) 871-4955

  • Neighborhood

    Uptown

  • Cross street

    Worthington

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet parking is available for lunch and dinner.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine

Popular dishes

What 1,631 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Dallas - Fort Worth

    Italian

  • Dallas

    Italian

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  1. DC

    DennisC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Best food items we had: Veal meatballs Ravioli Sea Bass locally brewed beer Excellent service
  2. SC

    SilasC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    All of the staff we super kind and helpful. It was just very loud.
  3. V

    Venia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant! Food was amazing!! Definitely worth trying
  4. B

    Buster

    Dallas

    180 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    180 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorites and it never disappoints. Had not visited for a while but was greeted and called by name and shown to our favorite table. The waiter was helpful and handled a special request with ease. Recommended one of their new wines and it was excellent. Portions are nice; service top notch, and food always is excellent. Highly recommended.
  5. a

    afsh

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great as always, and service was awesome!
  6. JZ

    JorgeZ

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, food was really good, and service was exceptional. Our server Martin was simply amazing.
  7. EI

    EastsideIVO1991

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was great. Main dining area did not smell present upon arrival. We chose to sit on patio. Very nice and air conditioning worked well. Sever was mediocre at best.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! The service was amazing and the food was great!
  9. J

    Joseph

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The ambiance was great. The food was solid. I've had better on previous experiences. I didn't get authentic Italian.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve lived in uptown for 5+ years and passed by every day. Finally made a reservation. The service was great, knowledgeable. The food was amazing. Only complaint is minor in that I would’ve liked more Alfredo sauce on my pasta for the chicken parm. Honestly, if I had asked they probably would’ve done so. Our waiter was VERY attentive to our nut allergy.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and experience. Server was attentive and engaging.
  12. BB

    BeachBoy

    Dallas

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Since everything on the menu looks good, we made sure to try 4 different dishes and none of them disappointed. Fish, steak and chicken were prepared equally well. Ample portions! We had the daily ravioli as an appetizer with some garlic bread to get the wine flowing. A little loud when dining room is completely full but calmed down for an enjoyable time. Valets were friendly even in the heat.
  13. JH

    JenniferH

    Dallas

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent! Our favorite place to go!!
  14. LT

    LisaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t rave enough about the food and service. Excellent
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing.
  16. B

    Bill

    Dallas

    42 reviews

    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Birthday dinner. Prices had substantially increased. Very noisy.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great - friendly and helpful and welcoming. The food was amazing.
  18. JL

    JeffreyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Live music, treated like old friends! A great neighborhood place to call home!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the time we entered the front door, the staff was warm, welcoming and very professional. Armin was a most gracious host and quickly had us seated with a great view of the restaurant. He seems to know many of his regulars by name and genuinely cares about their experiences at Avanti. Angela was our server for the evening. She obviously knows her craft and made some excellent recommendations. The calamari was so fresh and tender, it could have been caught that morning. Definitely one to try on your next time there. The menu has so many amazing options but I went with Angela’s suggestion of the Fettuccine Diablo, topped with the marinated grilled chicken breast. It was ahh-mazing! The portions there are large enough to share, so I came home with leftovers (which are even more savory the next day). If you haven’t been here before, the ambiance, live music, very attentive staff, exquisite entrees and valet make this a great place for any special celebration! Così Molto Bene!
  20. CP

    ChefPauline

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    Happy to see a mixed crowd of dating people, couples and families. However, the tables are TOO close to each other and overall is noisy, plus the music or the pianist singing.
  21. JM

    JulianM

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Avanti is my favorite restaurant in Dallas. Live music every day and amazing food and service
  22. MJ

    MelissaJ

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great meal with a group of 8! Our waiter, Martin was very attentive. The food was delicious and everyone in our party agreed that their meal was one of the best they had tasted.
  23. H

    Hogz77

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I come here for every date night, special occasion, or to celebrate literally anything. We always have a fantastic experience from the minute we walk in to the minute we walk out. I cannot say enough about this place. Just wish they would open for lunch again so I can go during the week.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, fun atmosphere with live music food, and EXCELLENT service. 10/10 would recommend!
  25. JH

    JenniferH

    Dallas

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks are excellent! Friendly and proficient wait staff, bar, and host!!
  26. C

    Coral

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service and food.
  27. JS

    JessicaS

    Mississippi

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!!! Would definitely go back!!! Everyone’s food was so delicious!
  28. R

    Rand

    Dallas

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a great experience! It was a busy, noisy evening at the restaurant but the food and service were nonetheless exceptional.
  29. GT

    GregT

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent in every respect.
  30. d

    deans

    St. Louis

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best food and service in the area. Always look Forward in dining here
  31. JA

    JASONB

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time we visited. Martin was excellent. Food was outstanding. Will be back soon
  32. JM

    JohnM

    Dallas

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and atmosphere was amazing as usual!!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Martin is the best server! Food is excellent. Always a stop when we are n Dallas
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience 💙
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a little loud in the restaurant but they had the best food I think I’ve had in Dallas! I got the crab crusted sea bass which was absolutely incredible & our server was so attentive. Half price bottles of wine on Monday! Definitely recommend & will be back.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family and I had a wonderful dinner at Avanti. We were in the mood for Italian after taking our son on his college visit, and this place did not disappoint. The chef went off menu and was able to make a delicious lobster ravioli for me which was amazing. The staff was gracious and accommodating and made us feel as if we were at a bistro on the Almafi coast. I will definitely be back on my next visit to the DFW area.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice. Didn’t like that they don’t serve complimentary bread anymore. Server was very attentive & good!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great date night!!! We had a great time and our service was lovely. All of our food was great.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La atención muy buena, recomendaciones siempre excellent service
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    outside terrace is great inside too noisy

Safety precautions

  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 1631 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today
Google Map for Avanti Restaurant

2720 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Worthington

  • Neighborhood

    Uptown

  • Hours of operation

    LUNCH: Monday-Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm. DINNER: Monday-Thursday and Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm. Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm-11:00pm.

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet parking is available for lunch and dinner.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Mario Sanchez

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine

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