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
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.
Another nice night with great service at Avanti.
You have to try the baked lamb chop. It is one of the best lamb dishes ever. Also always have the calimare. Just great food without question.
I found this place by accident on my last trip to Dallas back in June. Everyone loved it so much when we return this month for another trade show it was the first place everyone wanted to make sure we had a reservation. The service is top notch it has a family feel and they go above and beyond to make sure you feel like family too. The food was amazing and the wine selection went deep. This will definitely be a place we stop every time we do business in Dallas
Great server, food took long to prepare. Other than that I would go back. Tiramisu was great!
Martin was fantastic! Food was great!
Everything was great. We had concert tickets so a small window to eat and leave. Karl was amazing at getting us served and to our venue right on time. Food was delicious with generous servings. Great experience.
Excellent customer service and food
They never disappoint. The food and service on a par with Cafe Pacific, the Mansion or Capital Grill.
Incredible food. Our server Mazen was great as always. This is our GoTo Italian restaurant. Don’t bother going anywhere else.
Good is good. Service took a while.
Every thing was perfect.
Extremely good experience. Table was ready promptly at the time of my reservation. The menu isn’t extensive but, there are several very good pasta, meat and seafood selections. I had fantastic meatballs with linguini and spinach in a marinara sauce. The pasta was perfect and meatballs were exceptional. The wine list is remarkable and reasonably priced. Definitely one of my favorite Italian restaurants.
Ashley provided excellent service and great recommendations wine I wanted was not available but Ashley recommended another one not on menu that was very good.
Our waiter (Mazan?) was fantastic!! Food was great and ambiance was perfect. We had the veal meatballs - great; the garlic bread - good; spinach lasagna - fantastic; and the thursday special, bone in veal - phenomenal. Pinot from the Willamette Valley was perfect. Great date spot!
We flew in from San Francisco and enjoyed Avanti Restaurant our first night like always.
Great food and exceptional service from CJ and Martin. All the staff and waiter’s are so awesome!
Great Place in a perfect location!
Every time we go, it gets better. The Lamb was extraordinary, with such a great reduction sauce. Martin is one of the best servers in Dallas. You owe to yourself try it, or to make a return visit.
It’s a must stop every time we’re in Dallas. Service was great and the stuffed bone in Veal Chop was outstanding.
Food and atmosphere is amazing. Cozy but traditionally elegant. Live music was great too.
Avanti was amazing. The service was fabulous. Very attentive staff. The food was freshly made and flavorful.
We went for our 2.5 year anniversary and we loved it so much. The service was great and the food was amazing!
Incredible. Absolutely incredible
Tom made sure we had an amazing dining experience, he was extremely helpful with his menu knowledge, and his knowledge of the different drinks. I will definitely come back, overall it was a great experience.
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 1443 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.