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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.

2720 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
2nd Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(214) 871-4955

Website:
http://www.avantirestaurants.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary parking is available for lunch and dinner at Throckmorton and 2nd Street.

Executive Chef:
Mario Sanchez

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Avanti Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (26)
Good for a Date (23)
Special Occasion (20)
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Neighborhood Gem (20)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Cozy (17)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Live Music (17)
Authentic (15)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Business Meals (10)
Casual (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Comfort Food (5)
Fun (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Late-night Find (3)
People Watching (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Jackson Hole)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food and service. Was disappointed that there wasn't live music but all else was excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Amazing service, as ALWAYS and the food and ambiance is consistently cozy.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Live Music
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Amazing food, impeccable service and a small but intimate dining area. Most definitely a wonderful place to dine!

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 5, 2017

The service here is EXCELLENT! The Chicken Limone is very good & so is Salmon with Grilled Romaine. Love they have white tablecloths & flowers!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 27, 2017

This place always impresses.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

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.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Entree was excellent as was the service

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great food and service , I just wish the tables were larger and spacious

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food5
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

This place is amazing, last Friday me and my wife went to celebrate her Birthday and everything was perfect: delicious food, nice music and the service is really awesome. High Recommended!!!

Tags: Live Music, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

It is the only nice Italian restaurant I have been to that doesn’t have a gluten free pasta option. Had I known before going I would not have gone.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 6, 2017

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!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Romantic, Cozy, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Live Music
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The food & service are excellent. Very nice White Tablecloths!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Outstanding in every way. So glad we found this restaurant for our final meal in Dallas. It was memorable!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vegan
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 28, 2017

First time at Avanti and will definitely go back again. Great atmosphere and really good food. Only drawback was they did not have a gluten free pasta option for my wife. But the dish she did get was excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Live Music, Special Occasion, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Avanti is a great place for a business meeting. The food & service are very good.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Really great dinner in a quiet, welcoming environment. The service here is always first class. Nice wine list. Tasteful live music. One our favorite Dallas restaurants.

Tags: Live Music, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We went for a pre-theater dinner to celebrate my birthday. Service and food were perfect. Sublime even! I had forgotten how much I loved this restaurant!

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 12, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 10, 2017

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.

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vip
 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great service by Martin. Wine was half price. Pasta excellent. Veal on the money. Priced to sell. We will be back.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 4, 2017

They don't have gluten free pasta, "Plan B", serve over spinach. Don't bother wearing anything special, cut off jeans, white tablecloth establishment seems to be the norm. I'd give this restaurant a five overall. Nothing outstanding.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

It was excellent and I'm Italian! We went there for our Anniversary dinner and everything was perfect from the food, service and wine selection. Will definitely be coming back with friends.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

One of our favorite places to dine in Dallas. As always the food was excellent and the whole staff is one on the best in Dallas. Will always make Avanti my favorite.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Seasonal, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The food was amazing. The service was fantastic. Martin took care of us. We'll be back.

Tags: Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Live Music, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Very, very attentive and helpful waiter.... food excellent

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 23, 2017

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!

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Live Music
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 18, 2017

The Carbonara Pasta was excellent & the Grilled Salmon Romaine Salad is always good. Service is excellent.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 17, 2017

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

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Romantic
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 7, 2017

One of our favorites for years
Continues to please, with good service food and atmosphere .

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Consistently good food and good service; one of the best locations in Uptown.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Wonderful experience as always. It starts with the friendly valet service who always parks us up front to Be greeted by name by the owner. To Daniel who always provides top shelf service. Food quality is amazing.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

First time there very good food and nice place

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