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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
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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

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

3.9

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (16)
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Fit for Foodies (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
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Special Occasion (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Romantic (7)
Business Meals (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Cozy (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Fun (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (Orlando)·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
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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!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 7, 2017

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

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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 31, 2017

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

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 (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
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on July 14, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (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
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 (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.

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 (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.

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 (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
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 (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.

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

Excellent food and service.Margo our server was great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual
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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.

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 (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
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 (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.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 27, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (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.)

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 (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
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 (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
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 (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
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 (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.

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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
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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Our server, Ashley was superb. Courteous, flirty, prompt, humorous, , and very nice overall

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 22, 2017

We had heard good things about Avanzare and it was true! Interesting menu, friendly staff, nice wine list and delicious food! We will keep it as a favorite!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Went for pre/Theatre dinner with friends.
However did not advise our waiter that we had to be done within 1.5 hours to make our show time.
Drinks were great... apps came out quickly however then had a 40 minute wait until dinner arrived...
Food was good, however my wife & I ordered sausage. shrimp penne it could have used a little more sauce, somewhat on the dry side.
The acoustics are on the loud side, this may be due to the advanced age of a lot of the patrons...
We do plan to have future dinners here and will advise our waiter/ress of any time schedule, to avoid feeling rushed to eat.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Delicious Italian in a large restaurant that albeit a little noisy, manages to feel very intimate

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Our first visit to Avanzare. We were celebrating my husband's birthday with friends. We sat at the bar for Happy Hour and were very pleased with John, our bartender. He mixes a mean martini! When we were shown to our table by Annemarie, our server, we were pleased to be seated by the front window. Annemarie is an excellent server. We all enjoyed our meals. They were prepared to perfection. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Service was 5++ ! We had a attentive waitress with a great personality who made suggestions and anticipated every need. Sat in red leather booth in back bar area and had pleasant normal volume conversation with the other couple without strain...the front area would have been too loud to enjoy. Oyster grapefruit appetizer was outstanding!

Tags: Late-night Find, Cozy
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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Great food; never disappoints. This is our one of our two favorite restaurants in
Vero Beach. The quality of the home made pasta is superb as are the fish and
meat entrees. Chris is terrific in managing a terrific dining room.
Sharon and Bill Theobald

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Fun, Healthy, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Naples)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Overall I have always liked this restaurant. I found a few things that could have been done better. The caesar salad dressing is not a true caesar salad dressing and it was skimpy on the salad. The big problem I had was with the floors. They are so slippery, I almost fell twice. You have to wear rubber sole shoes to feel comfortable on them. Also, the happy hour at the bar coincides with the special menu, so if you go to the bar first to have a drink, you have to be at your table in the restaurant within a half hour, so it is rush-rush.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Really like the back room with the red booths. It always seems to me somewhat less noisy back there and it's certainly brighter. Ashley our waitress is both excellent and adorable. Unfortunately, she is leaving at the end of April to go to Martha's Vineyard. I had a Black Bourbon Martini which was fabulous. We both had fish - one monkfish, the other salmon and we'd recommend those. In the past have also had the pasta. If you have not tried Avanzare by all means do so - and if you have already been there, go again.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 6, 2017

The food was above excellent! Have never had such delicious Bolognese! The shaved ice with pineapple and cranberry was a delightful touch! Would definitely be back again and again!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Very good natural flavor of all dishes. Not over spiced to hide flavor. Home made pasta very good. Ravioli exceptional.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 4, 2017

Excellent menu selection. Appetizers really good. We had oysters and escargot. All entrees quite good. Not absolute gourmet. Waitress, Stewart, was on top of her game. Pricing acceptable.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 3, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants in Vero. Everything that we have had on the menu has been delicious and the little touches provided make this restaurant a must.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 30, 2017

A MUST go to whenever we go to Vero (from New England) 2-3 x yearly.
Only issue is that our favorite meals are so good, it's difficult to break habits.

Short Rib lasagna is terrific.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined on March 30, 2017

Love the lasagna....how do they do it? New wall dividers and curtains are a big improvement! Ask for a table in the front window

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 30, 2017

The food here is always delicious and nicely presented. The staff is very friendly and competent. It is our favorite restaurant in Vero Beach and deserves to be in the top five restaurants in this town!

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 28, 2017

The food was delicious (I would recommend the artichoke francaise appetizer). The service needs some improvement. Two points: The waiter reached across plates to serve wine instead of walking around the table to serve it properly. I ordered short rib lasagna and was served lasagna bolognese. The waiter offered to correct the mistake, but I was hungry and kept it (it was very good).

Tags: Worth the Drive
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