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
Three Cheese Spinach Lasagna
wilted spinach, trio of ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses, marinara and chardonnay cream sauce
Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes
over whole grain dijon mustard sauce
herb crusted served with fettuccine alfredo
great restaurant. Date night special makes the evening great.
Wonderful attentive service - food came out so quickly despite it being a busy night, live music, a menu with nice variety, a great night out!!!
My fiancé and I visited Avanti for the first time 2 years ago as one of our first dates. We got to reminisce our first getaway together and celebrate our time together. Martin, our waiter, made it even more special since we drove from Oklahoma to have dinner at this wonderful restaurant. Highly recommend this place and recommend asking for Martin, specially if you are Latino/a.
Had a great time having a “gender reveal” dinner. Also my daughter-in-laws birthday.
Nice place. Limited time to dine due to theater engagement. Food was good. Service was excellent.
Great food, great atmosphere, and great service!!!
Great environment, nice live music , and the food was delicious.
Ashley was the best waitress we’ve had in a very long time. Food was great. It was a little too dark and we struggled to ready the menu but nothing a boomer with a phone light can’t fix.
Always great food service and friendly atmosphere. Best place in Dallas to dine!!!
Great restaurant w/excellent food & staff. Will be dining here for many more times
The hazelnut crusted redfish over risotto is amazing. So rich and delicious. The crab cakes are terrific too.
The food was excellent. The service was perfect. Their outdoor porch has a wonderful ambiance. The guitar player was a very nice touch. Great place for a romantic date.
Fantastic food and a great waiter made our visit memorable. Highly recommend. A little noisy so may not be ideal fur everyone.
We love Avanti! It's consistently great food and service is always fantastic. I got the osso buco special and my husband got bolognese. Both were incredibly delicious! We split the Caesar salad and didn't have room for dessert. We may go back for cheesecake!
Great flavors. Especially lemon garlic sauce with crab claws, and terrific garlic bread.
Enjoyed the live music as well
Had a great meal at the bar with Emma. She is fabulous! Makes great drinks.
Heard great things about Avanti, and they surpassed it.
Great food, great staff, and Sunday night 50% off bottles of wine. HUZZAH!
Friend meeting, really great experience!
Finger crab claws were overpriced for 4 pieces and swimming in sauce.
Moving back to Dallas post retirement after 15 years away and Avanti has always been a favorite. The food and service are always terrific and it’s a great experience all around. Two favorites diahes are the mushroom risotto and the Diablo with Shrimp instead of chicken.
Great as usual!
It was a nice night out so we sat on the patio. I know most of the services industry is short staffed. The waiter was nice and friendly. He took our order then disappeared for 30 min. As we were sitting outside folks we had seen walk inside and sat on the patio behind us had gotten their food. When he returned he said they were out of one of the things we ordered. Meanwhile guest who arrived after us were done and leaving. We placed another order and the food came out promptly. The food wasn’t great but we did eat most of it after being hungry and waiting so long. The best thing we had was the free bread.
Food was delicious. Ambiance is very lively, romantic. The restaurant is dark, romantic, and swanky. It almost has a speak easy vibe with live music. Great for a special occasion.
Ask for Emma. She’s also bartender. Sweet and informative. 4 of us all had unique dishes. No complaints. The crab claw appetizer not worth the money. Taste good but there might have been an ounce total of crab. Garlic bread fantastic. Nice touch was live guitar player.
Loved the service!! They have live music every night and James on Monday is amazing. The food is really good too! It was very nice sitting outside on their patio
Amazing service , great quality and great prices
Great warming birthday experience !
Avanti is ALWAYS great whenever we go there, it is our go to for great Italian!
Surprise Birthday Dinner
Great menu done well…simply delicious. Service was fantastic - very attentive and pleasant. We will go back!
They do it all great: service, food, wine list, clean, friendly and fair prices. Martin is always the server we ask for, he’s super. We only eat there twice a week, every week. Wish it was three..... 😘
Such an incredible gem. The service was top notch, beautiful little restaurant with live music. We shared a couple dishes and all were delicious. Great wine list, Super Tuscan choices made my night!
Great ambiance that felt private, attentive friendly server, delicious food
Enjoyed dinner at Avanti - everyone was very helpful and friendly and the food was very good........ thank you
Atmosphere is great except for noise level, but we loved the bolanase and spinach lasagna. Servers were fun and professional. Highly recommend the restaurant!
Great for date night! They have a set menu option on Wednesday nights with romantic low lighting and a guitar player giving awesome soothing vibes. The service is unmatched with attention to detail and great recommendations.
Celebrated our anniversary here. We sat on the patio and it was lovely. The drinks and food were delicious. The server was attentive, friendly and knowledgable of the food and wine. We will definitely return.
Beautiful restaurant with a great menu. Live acoustic guitar which is a nice touch. Perfect for a date night or hanging out with friends. The covered patio is really nice. Great service. Great food! Highly recommend.
I have been going to this restaurant for literally decades. I absolutely LOVE the Farfalle Carbonara and their garlic bread and once again since I made the trek from Frisco to Downtown Dallas to meet up with an old friend, I was excited to revisit this restaurant and it didn't disappoint. My girlfriend LOVED it too. Just wish they would open up a restaurant back up north like in Frisco where I live. Had the Creme Brulee and Tiramisu and both were so light and tasty and I am sure had zero calories.
Only thing I am bummed about is that I forgot my leftovers. It was definitely worth the trip.
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 1464 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.