Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.11mi
  2. Distance: 1.03mi
  3. Distance: 1.07mi
  4. Distance: 1.17mi
  1. Distance: 0.11mi
  2. Distance: 1.03mi
  3. Distance: 1.07mi
  4. Distance: 1.17mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.11mi
  2. Distance: 1.03mi
  3. Distance: 1.07mi
  4. Distance: 1.17mi
  1. Distance: 0.11mi
  2. Distance: 1.03mi
  3. Distance: 1.07mi
  4. Distance: 1.17mi

About Avanzare

Fresh Italian specializing in house made ravioli and pasta and old world favorites such as short rib lasagna, veal scaloppini , bolognese pappardella and contemporary American seafood and steaks, including a grazing menu, great wine list and specialty drink cocktail list

2023 14th Ave
Vero Beach, FL 32960
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - Close

Cross Street:
20th street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(772) 978-9789

Website:
http://www.avanzareverobeach.com/

Parking Details:
plenty of street parking in historic downtown Vero Beach

Executive Chef:
Chris Lawrence

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

Avanzare Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
See All
Fit for Foodies (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Romantic (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Authentic (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Business Meals (3)
Cozy (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Casual (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Sort by
S
387 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

It was my birthday and we went Monday night for the "Chef's Whim". What a FANTASTIC meal for the price. Every course was absolutely outstanding. I like to think of myself as a "foodie". This meal did not disappoint. I would definitely recommend trying the "Chef's Whim". It was a true delight!

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on December 7, 2017

Ate at Avanzare last night. There are lots of Italian restaurants in Vero Beach. We found Avanzare to be the best of the best. The food was exceptional as well as the service. The Menu has lots of selections and my favorite was the Steak Tartare and the Veal Avanzare. There is an Early Bird Menu that is available from 5-5:30 pm and represents a great value. The Specials change daily so there is always something new to try. I would make reservations as they were fairly busy for a Thursday night. I am really looking forward to my next dining experience at Avanzare!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Nice place and good ambiance. The food was delicious. The only drawback is the restaurant closes too early (9:00 PM on Saturday). Otherwise, it was worth it.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We love this place. The menu is changing and always offers something unique, for the adventurous, and some perennial favorites for those not inclined to try new things. Service was smooth and efficiently timed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
·Dined on December 1, 2017

Wonderful food, great service, attentive staff, what’s not to love?

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Boise)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Very good service and an early bird special to boot. We have been several times and have always been satisfied and will continue to return even though we live over 30 minutes away. The specials seem to be the best. Have something different than a salad for the first course.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Not as good as I️ remembered in the past. Has it been sold?

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience2
service1
value2

vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was great. I would suggest adding an Italian beer or two to their offering. Current list is weak.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service3
value4

 
 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our waitress was new but nice. My husbands Grouper was dry but the waitress took it off the bill. Raviolis were deliscous. Our entrees were quite delayed

Tags: Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service3
value4

 
 (Orlando)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We have been coming for at least ten years moving from the Nortern Virginia/DC area where the cuisine is varied, top notch, and exceptional. This is a gem worthy of that scene but glad it is local. Exceptional and creative cuisine

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Authentic, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Orlando)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had great service and the food was excellent. We introduced our friends and they were very pleased with the experience

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on November 5, 2017

Despite a short power failure, we had a very enjoyable meal with good wine and a great hostess/server.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on October 7, 2017

I was a little disappointed to be sat in the back bar area after walking through the warm and inviting front section of the restaurant, but the back room was still nice. Some TV's with sports game appealed to other diners, but in the future we will request the front room as it is more intimate. My meal was delicious from start to finish. The artichoke francese was an amazing appetizer served atop delicious sauteed spinach. Soup of the day was a shrimp artichoke rice bisque and was so uniquely enjoyable. The bread with herb oil very tasty, finally my filet mignon with Gorgonzola sauce, outstanding! It was overcooked when it first arrived, but they professionally and apologetically rectified the error and the filet they brought the second time was perfection. Beautiful cut of steak, very tender, and the sauce was so complementary but not overpowering as gorgonzola can be notorious for. The dish came with crispy potatoes and grilled asparagus. I didn't care for the potatoes, they reminded me of mediocre breakfast home fries and Avanzare puts a very large portion with the entree. In the future I would just ask to substitute these. Last but not least, our service was attentive, kind and professional. I can't wait to go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great service from a wonderful waitress, had an excellent dinner. Can’t wait to try other dinner selections. First time there, but will definitely return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on October 6, 2017

The cuisine was excellent. One of our four meals was not up to par, and it was removed from the bill without our asking. The service was exemplary, and our waiter, Steven, was very knowledgeable and instructive about the wine list and menu choices -- a real keeper if I was the proprietor. We'll ask for him on our next visit - soon.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Orlando)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Food was great. Service was impeccable. Great atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Orlando)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Service was good. Food was awesome! Dessert was okay. Would definitely return😊

Tags: Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

 
·Dined on August 17, 2017

I have dined many time at the old location. This was my first time at the old 14th Avenue Steak House location. Two of the four of us enjoyed their meals, my wife and I thought it was sub par to the old location. I may go back for a second try, but it may be a while.

Tags: Notable Wine List
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service5
value3

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Our waitress was delightful and very attentive to making sure my food did not include any items that would cause an allergic reaction for me (dairy). She got different bread so I could enjoy the olive oil dipping. My husband thought the broiled Caesar salad was tasty and I had the Italian sausage bean soup that was delicious. We both had the scallops with Israeli couscous and every last bite was delicious. I want that recipe!! This is a comfortable, welcoming restaurant that is relaxed and has good people working and managing it. We will definitely be back!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service4
value4

vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Everything was outstanding- the service & the food!!! Can't wait to go back!

1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on July 31, 2017

Awesome food and service, absolutely excellent..would always recommend

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience1
service1
value1

 
 (Orlando)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great place! Food and service always excellent. Main dining area up front. Bar in the back with a different "bar menu" offering several small plates. Back in the bar you can order off the main menu as well. Both menus are great offering a good variety. Never had a bad experience here. Wife & I both love it

Tags: Tapas, Cozy, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Such delicious food!! We drive two hours to eat there!!

Tags: Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New England)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Always a great meal, combined with great service.
We are from CT and NEVER miss a visit to Avanzare when we are in Vero.
Short Rib Lasagna is my wife's favorite.

Pistachio Gelato is exceptional.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Food tasted good and they used San Marzano tomatoes in their sauce. Salad was skimpy. Atmosphere was a bit noisy but not too much. Server was good but service was slow on the Friday evening we were there. You may want to park your vehicle in the back lot.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service3
value3

 
 (Orlando)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Brought our friends to try Avanzare after our raves about the food. Unfortunately we were disappointed with warm salads and flat dressing. The lasagna bolognese was wonderful but the veal saltimbocca was tough and the cannelloni was terrible. Undercooked then burned on the edges for after a quick reheat. We hope this doesn't reflect the food fir the summer months.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service4
value3

vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We had a fantastic meal from start to finish. Margot made excellent recommendations and we were incredibly happy with our entrees- I had the short rib lasagna, and my wife had the lobster risotto. Appetizers were wonderful as well, and dessert was lovely. I wish we lived nearby, as we'd be returning often.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The best part of the meal was Fred our waiter. My mom ordered the linguine and clams and it was completely void of taste. I took one bite and it was similar to eating pasta in water with clams on top. My main course was the bolonese and it was served semi warm with ok taste. The caprese salad was good but not enough to carry the meal. Maybe an off night as I looked at the reviews and they all looked great. I was on vacation for a short visit to Vero Beach and will not return to this restaurant on my next visit.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience2
service5
value2

vip
 (Miami)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Best Italian Restaurant in South or Mid Florida and one of the most reasonable wine lists of any restaurant anywhere. Some of their dishes are unique and very good. Their Lasagna Bolognese is my favorite dish. It is made with homemade noodles, carefully placed cheese, plenty of meat sauce, and it is delicious. It is unlike any lasagna anywhere. It is made with two large plate size sheets of noodles and is hard to finish. For a starter, they have a grilled Caesar salad. Try it.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value3

vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Excellent food and service.Margo our server was great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Avenzare is always very good, consistent, dependable with very nice, friendly, professional service. My favorite is the Saltimbocca, definitely the best around.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2017

We always have a good meal here and now they have a small plates menu at the back bar: even more to chose from and more fun. Our server this time was a bit clueless. First time I've had someone who forgot to place the order for the main entree. The entree was comped (it was the short rib linguini and was delicious). I'l just ask for a different server in the future.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Casual, Worth the Drive, Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service3
value4

vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Service is attentive but not overbearing. Wait staff is well trained, friendly, helpful and insures your meal meets expectations. The dining room is a bit dark for my taste but comfortable. Table setting is attractive and functional.

Food is priced reasonably and always nicely prepared and presented.

The chocolate, expresso, martinis from the bar are excellent. Best in the area.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value4

 
 (Orlando)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Our server, Ann Marie was awesome!!!!! The food was very good as was the ambiance!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Nashville)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Excellent food, great experience except for the seat right by the door (which was unexpected given the restaurant was fairly unbusy.) Will definitely go again (will request different seat.)

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value4

 
 (Orlando)·Dined on May 24, 2017

this is an excellent restaurant in Vero Beach, FL. The food and service were both outstanding.
The restaurant offers daily specials which include fresh fish, chicken, steak and pasta dishes.
What a great place to enjoy!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Orlando)·Dined on May 22, 2017

This was our second visit and, as in our first visit, the meal was outstanding. The short rib lasagna is melt in your mouth delicious (the pasta is homemade) and very popular. The scallop dish was beautifully presented and delightful. For dessert we shared the honey orange marscapone cheesecake. I loved the combination of flavors and will order again on our next visit.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value5

 
 (Orlando)·Dined on May 20, 2017

This was our first time eating at Avanzare. We really enjoyed our dinner-got a perfect seat
along the wall- which I did request. The host was very nice and the waitress, Amy was
very personable. She helped to make our dinner even more special! My husband wanted
veal parmigiana- which was not listed on the menu- but made it for him anyway. I ordered
the short rib ravioli and it was something! The atmosphere was really nice and the decor
was perfect- not too bright.
Perfect "date"!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Orlando)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Just moved to Vero and read positive review in newspaper and wanted to try it. First dining experience in my new hometown and it was excellent. Melissa was a great waitress, knowledgeable, helpful and kind. Made us feel very comfortable. Menu was all encompassing. I had salmon special which was delicious. Guest had gnocchi and he said it was also delicious. Leave room for dessert. Great choices. We had a great time and will certainly be back.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Food outstanding every time we eat there. We live in the Boston area, and this restaurant is a must when we are in Vero Beach.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.