Avanti Restaurant

4.8
1464 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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 and enjoy exceptional hospitality.
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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Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1464 people are saying
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vipheliopilot
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

great restaurant. Date night special makes the evening great.

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Bellabee
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time having a “gender reveal” dinner. Also my daughter-in-laws birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice place. Limited time to dine due to theater engagement. Food was good. Service was excellent.

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Kyle
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, and great service!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment, nice live music , and the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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.

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vipCharzes
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food service and friendly atmosphere. Best place in Dallas to dine!!!

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Adobo
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant w/excellent food & staff. Will be dining here for many more times

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vipZinman
Cincinnati
76 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The hazelnut crusted redfish over risotto is amazing. So rich and delicious. The crab cakes are terrific too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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michaelg
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and a great waiter made our visit memorable. Highly recommend. A little noisy so may not be ideal fur everyone.

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vipAthenaH
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipPHE1
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great flavors. Especially lemon garlic sauce with crab claws, and terrific garlic bread.
Enjoyed the live music as well

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vipGarry
Dallas
82 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal at the bar with Emma. She is fabulous! Makes great drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heard great things about Avanti, and they surpassed it.
Great food, great staff, and Sunday night 50% off bottles of wine. HUZZAH!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friend meeting, really great experience!

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vipBabs
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Finger crab claws were overpriced for 4 pieces and swimming in sauce.

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vipZinman
Cincinnati
77 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipDeeDee
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual!

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GermanInTexas
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience4

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.

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LEK24
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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MarkE
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JayKan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipCourtneyA
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service , great quality and great prices

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great warming birthday experience !

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vipCheriD
Grand Rapids
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Avanti is ALWAYS great whenever we go there, it is our go to for great Italian!

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TamyraM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surprise Birthday Dinner

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MichaelH
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu done well…simply delicious. Service was fantastic - very attentive and pleasant. We will go back!

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vipLSanders
Dallas
65 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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..... 😘

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vipCiaoRachel
Phoenix
31 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance that felt private, attentive friendly server, delicious food

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PhilL
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed dinner at Avanti - everyone was very helpful and friendly and the food was very good........ thank you

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vipPatriciaE
Oklahoma City
27 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere is great except for noise level, but we loved the bolanase and spinach lasagna. Servers were fun and professional. Highly recommend the restaurant!

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vipChelsea
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipKellieA
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Jenn
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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BethC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

FAQs

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.

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