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About Avanti Restaurant
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. Our menu features Italian Mediterranean dishes including seafood, steaks, veal and homemade pasta as well as a unique collection of wines. Avanti has become a Dallas mainstay, a chic neighborhood restaurant for over the past twenty-nine years.
Dallas, TX 75204
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary parking is available for lunch and dinner at Throckmorton and 2nd Street.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Avanti Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
I visit here twice a month for so. I’m vegetarian I normally stick to my usual. Garlic load, stuffed mushrooms, wild mushroom risotto, and/or lasagna. My colleagues normally gets clams and chefs special. Bottle of tetuna il brichiato 2015 is perfect.
Little off on service once but good food so that can be overlooked.
This place is fantastic, perfect for a date night or any special occasion. The food is authentic Italian. Martin is one of the nicest waiter I have dealt with, very courteous, knowledgeable about the menu and has a great personality. The live music in the background compliments the ambiance. My only suggestion to the Avanti's management would be to change the complimentary bread that is served there. The bread is very dry, hence serving a rustic Italian or a baguette would be a better option.
We have been going to Avanti's for 25 years and it just gets better with age. The menu is authentic Italian with fresh and tasty dishes. A good wine list and great service. The atmosphere is good for conversation and a romantic dinner. We had two pasta dishes (Carbonera and Pescatore that were both excellent choices. The lamb meatballs are a good starter to share. The restaurant is a classic in a trendy area of Dallas and a solid choice for value and quality food.
My first visit to Avanti and definitely not my last. Exceptional at all levels. I've seen other reviews where there are $$$$ next to the name, yet two of ate appetizers and one starter course for a total of $60. Definitely affordable and well worth it.
We really enjoyed our New Years Eve meal at Avanti's. They had taken all their best dishes to create the NYE menu, so there were several choices, not just a few. Shrimp stuffed crabmeat, veal parmesan and crab/shrimp ravioli were all excellent! The shrimp and ravioli in particular were very rich. We had really nice service and the place has a great ambiance.
We were in town, over Christmas, for a football bowl game. We were so thankful that Avanti was open, and grateful we could have a delicious Christmas meal together. The food, from the appetizers to the entrees, was absolutely delicious. The wine list is extensive and well crafted, without being overly loaded with choices. And, most importantly, the service was friendly, knowledgeable and impeccable. Thank you, Avanti, for one of the best dinners we have had, especially on such a high holiday, when we were uncertain if we would find anyplace, let alone such a great restaurant as yours.
As always, the food was wonderful.....we were there Christmas Eve and it was loud and even with reservations we had to wait for a little while but another great meal from Avanti. I think the only issue I have ever had with Avanti is the space is tight and the bar is tiny. There is no real flow, so while you wait you feel like you are hovering over some folks that are eating but it isn't an issue unless it is very busy.
Best late night meal in Dallas.
We were pleasantly surprised how great the food was at Avanti! I must have walked right by this place over a dozen times and never thought to stop in. Overall, we had a great date night, both were pleased with our entrees and will definitely be coming back soon.
We had a great Thanksgiving dinner; the traditional menu was delicious and portions generous; great wine selection and a friendly and attentive service. Loved the intimacy of the dining room and the family atmosphere on this special day.
My experience at Avanti was rather enjoyable. The wine selection and atmosphere were both above average, but he food itself was not very good. My Avanti fettuccini tasted like noodles and steak with very little sauce. The noodles themselves were pretty good though.
Made reservations relatively last minute for my mom's 78th birthday. It really exceeded all of our expectations in terms of food and service. Loved our food choices and cannot wait to go back again! Beats out all Italian that I have had locally in recent months!
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