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
Three Cheese Spinach Lasagna
wilted spinach, trio of ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses, marinara and chardonnay cream sauce
So good! Amine was our server and made it a fun evening!!
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!!!!
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
Fantastic food and service! Glad they outlasted the pandemic and lockdowns.
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.
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!
Awesome place. Out new “go-to” weekly. Food and service is top notch.
Beautiful birthday celebration.
Outstanding atmosphere and spectacular food. Do it.
Came here for an anniversary dinner. The place has a very warm and inviting atmosphere. Service was great. Food was very good.
Everything from service, food, and wine were exceptional. Our waiter explained the wine I was thinking of ordering had chocolate flavors, which I don’t like chocolate, so he suggested another wine which was excellent.
We enjoyed a wonderful dinner on the patio! Our waiter was very helpful with the wine selection and explaining the dinner specials. Both were outstanding as promised. It was our first time out in a very long time, and it was special.
Everything was delicious. My husband had the tenderloin served over fettuccini. It will melt in your mouth! I had the spiinich lasagna which was outstanding. The tiramisu was a wonderful way to finish the meal.
An amazing establishment which makes me feel as if I’m back in New York City-each and every time! Food is amazing-service is impeccable-can’t beat it for the North Texas area.
We were celebrating our engagement.
Avanti was really great. They even gave us champagne on the house because it was our honeymoon. The lamb parmesan was amazing. And the outdoor deck, although covered, was really nice.
We LOVE Avanti!! The service is great and the food is amazing. A big bonus is the live music every time we’ve visited! A Very talented guitarist was there on Wednesday. When it’s windy, it gets a little noisy on the patio, but what can ya do about that.
The waiter was phenomenal. We sat on the patio .
Lovely music playing live. Our waiter was excellent and the restaurant was very accommodating for COVID. We loved everything we ordered but I would rate food 4 stars overall and experience 5 stars.
Nice quaint restaurant in the heart of uptown Dallas. Excellent service, gracious owner on site, solid wine list and great food.
Recommend escargot, Greek salad, and Chicken Parmesan!
We will definitely go back.
It was wonderful!
Avanti is always the best. The food is fantastic, the ambiance is romantic, and the service is exceptional. Can’t go wrong here.
A warm greeting serving the best in Italian food. Great wine list as well.
One of our favorite places to dine as the entire experience is always consistent. Our server was very professional and knowledgeable about the menu. The pasta dish portions allow for leftovers which is an added bonus. Hosts are welcoming and kind.
I’ve been coming to this res since 2009. No once have I ever been disappointed. I absolutely love this place.
Complementary bread will be ideal great customer service
We did the Date Night menu which was amazing! To our surprise the menu includes an ENTIRE bottle of wine! We thought it was only a glass each, a great surprise! Delicious food, great live music, romantic and intimate environment. The service was wonderful. We will be back soon!
Mazin was amazing! We appreciated his attention to detail and knowledge of wines. We were disappointed with the table location we were originally sat at- close to the bar, not spaced 6 ft, high traffic area, so we immediately requested an outdoor table and were much happier with that location. It was less noisy on the patio and the weather was great so it worked out. Highly recommend! We have been coming here for years and the food/service never disappoints.
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 1314 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.