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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- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Crab Meat Crusted Sea Bass
citrus beurre blanc sauce
Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes
over whole grain dijon mustard sauce
spinach, prosciutto di parma and parmesan with béchamel sauce
Great food, great service !
Father’s Day dinner
As usual, we had an amazing time and the service was great.
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.
Great neighborhood Italian restaurant. One of the friendliest restaurants in town!
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!
The restaurant is very loud because it is small and has energetic music playing BUT the food was amazing. We loved it!
Great ambiance, great service, great food
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.
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!
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..
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 ..
Great neighborhood Italian place. A "fine dining"-type experience in a friendly, casual environment at reasonable prices.
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!
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?
Server was not attentive at all. Seemed very rude and uninterested. Very cramped, but my food was good.
Live music and sound system was too loud for easy conversation at our table. We were seated directly in front of the musician.
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.
My favorite place in Dallas. After a year in lockdown, the host remembered me and my family. Wonderful place.
I took my husband for his birthday. The food was wonderful- specially the ice cream dessert. The energy was high!
Outstanding service, incredible food and music was perfect!
Amazing meal, service, and feel! Great energy!!!!
Great food and service!
So good! Amine was our server and made it a fun evening!!
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!
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.
Wonderful, friendly waitress, excellent service and great tasting food!
Muy buena de la mesera, lamentablemente no recuerdo su nombre a pesar q ella me lo dijo.
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.
Great food and service as always. Really appreciate the recognition of our anniversary.
Their food is consistently incredible----in each separate dish!!!!
Trusty Italian restaurant. Food is consistent time and time again. We go here on Sundays for 1/2 price wine
Food was delicious and service excellent. We were seated promptly and the staff was very vigilant. Definitely coming back. Great for a special occasion.
Great local Italian restaurant with excellent service. We will be back.
The table next to us was extremely rude and loud but outside of that, it was amazing!
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!
The food was great and the service was outstanding! Would highly recommend visiting this place!
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.
Awesome as usual! Food, drinks and service are all outstanding.
Not trying to be mean but the food was so bad
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 1339 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.