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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.
Dallas, TX 75204
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary parking is available for lunch and dinner at Throckmorton and 2nd Street.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Avanti Ristorante Ratings and Reviews
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
The food is very consistent at Avanti Ristorante. We have dinner here at least once a month, and we have never been disappointed. The bone-in veal milanese is very hearty and huge, if you are hungry. The grilled atlantic salmon was also good, and a good value. BTW, several of the dishes come with potatoes, but you can ask to substitute any of the pastas they have. Linguini with clams is light and filling.
Candi is our favorite server, and she makes great recommendations. She has been our server several times, and she is always entertaining without be intrusive. She is a total foody, so she shows her passion when recommending dishes.
The Chicken Limone is perfect, and the garlic bread is a must! We had the house Malbec and we were pleasantly surprised. The Greek Salad is very good, and it is large enough to share.
Avanti Ristorante is an oasis in the midst of sports bars and hamburger joints on McKinney Ave. A great place for a first date, or just to reconnect with your wife of 32 years!
If tables are available on the side porch grab one. The space is air conditioned, so you get the feel of the outdoors without having to melt while you eat your dinner. And the main dining room is very cozy and romantic. I am not sure when they have live music, but there was a duo there last time we ate on a weekend.
My wife just reminded me about the spinach lasagna. It is very light and flavorful. I believe my wife has ordered it the last three times that we were at Avanti Ristorante.
The table next to us ordered the fettuccine avanti, and it looked amazing. She offered me a bite, but I guess I will just have to wait for our next visit.
I suggest getting there early, because it tends to fill up quickly on the weekends, but they do have a great bar if you just want to chill while waiting for your table. You cannot go wrong at Avanti Ristorante, the food is great, the atmosphere is romantic, and the service is among the best in Dallas.
I give it 5 stars out of 5!
Came here for my birthday and they made it so special! We had to bring our 9 month old daughter and this isn't the place for babies or kids, but they went well above and beyond to accommodate us. They even borrowed a high chair from a restaurant next door. The waitstaff is amazing, so attentive and well educated on the menu and wines. Most importantly, the food is AMAZING! Probably the best Italian we've had in Dallas. The chicken parm is to die for!
This was our first visit to Avanti and wow it was fantastic! Seated right away in a cozy corner with a great view out the window and also into the dining room to people watch and see the live music. Martin, our waiter, was fantastic! Food and drinks were so flavorful, special in every way. This place is an absolute gem and we will be back often!
This was our first time to dine at Avanti's . We read the excellent reviews and decided to try it in celebration of my wife's Birthday. This restaurant is not that close to home for us, but we would definitely dine there again! Everything was great from the food, service, ambience, and the prices were reasonable. We enjoyed the guitarist as well! Very nice!
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