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About Avanti Ristorante
Avanti Ristorante 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 northern and southern Italian dishes made with seafood, steaks, veal and homemade pasta. Avanti has become a Dallas mainstay, a chic neighborhood restaurant for over the past twenty-six 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 Ristorante Ratings and Reviews
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!
It was my best friends birthday and we had an amazing time!
The manager greeted us and held the door open for us. They had half price bottles of wine, so we ordered a Chardonnay. We started with the ceviche appetizer for the table and it was delicious!!!! I ordered the Diablo pasta which was also great. and for dessert we ordered the crème brûlée, great experience, most definitely going back!
Been over a year since last visiting and from the valet, to the greeter, server and meal Avanti did not disappoint. Avanti serves a great experience with a touch of elegance yet familiar feel. The atmosphere is ideal for that special occasion or just to connect with that special someone. The McKinney Uptown scene can be loud and active so dine on the patio if you like people watch or inside where the table setting is candle lit with a fresh rose. Servers take pride in being diligent and attentive throughout the meal. The treat is having the live music which is usually acoustics always soft and a perfect add to the Avanti vibe. The menu has a nice variety complimented with an evening's special. Top it all off with a desert menu which seals the moment. Love this place! Check it out.
My husband and I went for our date night dinner, and it was outstanding! Service was impeccable. The owner/manager made us feel special! Live music added that special touch, and the most beautiful single rose on each table! So romantic!
We had a blast! Good friends, Live guitar, patio, garlic bread, crabe cake, osso bucco, pasta à la vongole, peanut butter chocolate pie, pannacota... Fantastic wines including Philip from Toscana and Tulip from Israel recommended by our waiter Mazen. Atmosphere was terrific!
Showed up right on time for our reservation and they seated us with no wait. Waiter made great recommendations the whole night. Food was great, wine was great, and the service was great. What more could you ask for? Martin was our waiter and was amazing. Will be back next time we are in town.
Great meal with great hospitality for a business meal. The escargot was fantastic and the pomegranate reduction on the NY steak was out of this world. Monday night half off bottles was a great bargain. My clients were very impressed. Thank you Avanti.
Once again, the food and the service was excellent. I am not a big beef eater, but the Fettuccine Avanti, with grilled medallions of beef tenderloin, was perfect. It was refreshing to as for medium rare, and have it served medium rare.
You have to get the garlic bread; and the Greek Salad is always fresh. Try the Jumbo Lump Crab Cake, only if you are a true lover of crab - no filler served here.
Come for the food, but PLEASE, ask for Candy. She truly makes you feel like you are dining in her home, by why take the chance, I know the food is great at Avanti, but Candy's kitchen - who knows!
Great date night.
Went here for a nice dinner in uptown with my boyfriend and his mother. The food was amazing, the service was great, and the live music made it perfect. Best for groups smaller than 6, honestly wouldn't go here if I had more people unless we made a reservation a couple days in advance. PERFECT date night restaurant! Will be going back soon!
MARTIN' the Server was very helpful and informative. He offered to work within the menu but to challenge the Chef! We had a great meal; super wine at half-price on Sunday and dessert was the tiramisu. Avanti continues to be our go-to place for outstanding Italics an cuisine
Absolutely fantastic meal and service. Was in town on business - asked the hotel concierge to recommend a place for a phenomenal meal, with good food being more important than being fancy or pretentious. She said Avanti would be the top choice. We were able to get a table, and the four of us dining agreed we wished we had this restaurant in our respective hometowns. A gem.
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