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Avanti Restaurant

4.7
688 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Romantic (39)
  • Good for Anniversaries (31)
  • Good for a Date (30)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(214) 871-4955
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mario Sanchez
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Worthington
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Parking details
Complimentary parking is available for lunch and dinner at Throckmorton and 2nd Street.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 688 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HeatherC 
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

We enjoyed our date night here. Our only problem was that Our drinks (martinis) were undrinkable. There was SO much alcohol in them that they burned to drink.

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ManuelM 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

I decided to take my "Uptown Girl" to Uptown Dallas for a Post-Valentine's romantic dinner. Avanti was my one and only choice for the occasion. It lived up to everything wonderful I had heard about the restaurant. Our waiter, Sr. Martin, took special care of us, and made the night extra special. We were also fortunate enough to enjoy the beautiful sounds from world renowned guitarist Russ Hewitt.
If you're looking for a romantic place to take your date for an exquisite selection of wine and food, then this is the restaurant you've been looking for. Everything about that night was perfect! We will definitely be going back soon.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

As usual the restaurant was fantastic. Our favorite place to dine in Dallas. The whole staff is one of the best and the food is always good and plentiful.

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OpenTable Diner (Caribbean)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Food was delicious! Excelent service. The wine recomendation was superb. Very nice ambience. Recomend it!

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I went with my girlfriend to celebrate her birthday on Valentine’s Day and my experience was great. It was my first time there and I love it. It’s a great spot with live music and the food was delicious. The staff was very attentive and nice. It’s worth the price. We will be going there again

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vipHuey (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Avanti is one of our favorite "go-to" restaurants. The food is delicious, staff is so very friendly, it's dark, cozy & romantic, and they usually have a live guitarist playing soft beautiful music.

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Valentine’s dinner. Food and service was superb. Affluent guests are noisy though.

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Service and good was OK, place was actually loud due to winter Olympic Games on TV and yelling at bar. Had trouble hearing my spouse across the table. Had a special request to write I Love You More! On desert plate but it didn't get done.........kind of messed up the ending of our anniversary date. Left $140 out of pocket for a night I won't get back

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vipmike (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Our server Niene was cheerful and knowledgeable. Loved the asparagus salad. Nice touch with the music. Appreciated reseating us in a more quiet location away from the front door. We would come back

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We asked server to put unused break into our leftover bag, but she did not.

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