Cafe Avanti Restaurant
Meat sauce & ricotta cheese.
Fish of the Day
Chicken Parmesan Sliders
served with our own french fries.
We made our first visit to Cafe Avanti in early February 2021. It was splendid in all respects and the establishment deserves my time invested for glowing comments.
I called (before open hours) to make a reservation and the call was returned later in the day, by Luis the owner! He confirmed our seating time.
Upon arrival we were pleasantly greeted by Jessica, the Manager. She is Luis’ daughter and has been working in the family restaurant since she became an early teen. Very pleasant.
The decor was nicely Italian with tables spread far apart for Covid concerns. Excellent waiters who visited the table only when necessary (not too often, which we abhor).
First, we shared the Antipasto Rustico which was substantial for us both. Excellent meats, cheeses and red peppers with olive oil.
Next my wife ordered the Pollo Avanti which was delicious also, with a large portion of prosciutto and eggplant over the chicken breast. She ended up taking half home for another meal.
We each had a glass of white wine, with large portions at a reasonable price by the glass.
I ordered a mixed Seafood entree with mussels, calamari, shrimp and fish in a red broth over pasta. I barely ate half and I am a large eater. Excellent quality!
We had no room for dolce. Before departing, the Owner came to our table and spoke with us for five minutes about the restaurant’s history and his family’s Cuban origin and settling in Boston originally. They have operated CA for over twenty years in MB.
Our meal cost about $110 before tip but we felt it was surely worth it, plus we had dinner for the next night!
We will return often as Cafe Avanti is now our local favorite in Miami Beach.
Excellent food. Excellent service. Very accommodating. Highly recommend this restaurant!!!
Great food and atmosphere 👌
Immediately upon entering this establishment I was greeted by several employees. I love the intimate setting and the overall appearance. The food was great, very authentic. I'm 100% sure I'll be visiting this restaurant again in the near future.
Authentic Italian food! Had a wonderful experience celebrating Valentine’s Day with my boyfriend. Will definitely return.
Great - as always!
Never again! Waited by door along with 6 other people for over 20 minutes and no one even came to say hello.
Only interaction we had was with a rude terrible waitress that almost burn us while she was rushing by carrying soup.
Hope those other poor people left as well.
Loved the food, staff and location.
Margaritas are excellent appetizers great and the bone in filet mignon are outstanding
I went in 2016 food was great. I went back and they did not let me down. The food is still great. I recommend if you want Italian food and you are in Miami Beach.
This place never disappoints me when I’m in town for business or pleasure. My server was Todor and he is just awesome. Great recommendations for food and drink. Knows his wine and never rushes you. Great relaxed dinner. Thank you again!
Service-A++++-Ruben and team were GREAT!
We highly recommend Cafe Avanti!
the margarita was great as always the bone in filed was the best i ever eat
Cafe Avanti was a fantastic Italian restaurant located extremely close to the our hotel on Miami Beach. I would definitely recommend if you're looking for great Italian food, the best service at a not too expensive price.
Cafe Avanti is a gem. Well worth the walk from Miami Beach front.
Food and service were excellent.
We will definitely go back, when visiting the area!
Walked here from our hotel on South Beach. Perfect place for an anniversary meal. Food was great, server was so professional, & pricing was fair!
Amazing as always! The staff and food is always on point
Cafe Avanti was the hidden gem we were looking for on our recent trip to Miami. We stumbled across it during an afternoon walk and decided to give a try that night. We had our best friends with us and upon entering they asked us to choose where we wanted to sit (Covid). We immediately knew they were taking it serious and we could relax during dinner. And what a dinner it was. Our server was over the top in his desire to make our dinner special. He suggested the calamari as our appetizer, we ordered cocktails while we looked at the wine menu. After we ordered he helped me narrow down the wine choices and actually brought and opened two bottles for us to try. I've never had that happen. Dinner consisted of Vitello Marsala, Polo Florentina and Frutta Di Mare. All three dishes were superb and the pasta was as close to homemade as you can get. Affogata for desert with some Grappa was the icing on the cake. It was a wonderful experience and we cannot wait to go back. Our friends are still raving about it. I highly recommend.
Food and service are consistently good. The staff makes you feel very welcome and there is great value with very large portions. Jesus, our waiter is the absolute best!
Excellent. Highly recommend.
Excellent as always! The Fish is always good and the lobster raviolis. Todor is the best in the service! Also the Tuna Tartar for starters is fantastic just like Todor.
great margarita the best Ossobuco over linguini and the service outstanding
like always good food, good service and one of the best margaritas I had in a long time
Great as always. Lobster raviolis and the fish of the day is always great. Also the cheesecake is always a must. Also service impeccable with our beloved Todor!
Great Food and service. A true GEM
Great experience. Staff went beyond to get us seated due to COVID limits. Amazing food.
Food and service is great.
Everything was great as usual. The best Tuan Tartar with lots of flavors and the touch of capers was excellent. Great job at the social distancing we feel great coming here, like home. Also our very special waiter Todor is absolutely the best service you can have.
Service was poor. Asked for water and never received it. Food overpriced.
Love it here. Owners are great!
Love this restaurant. Always a must place to visit when we come into town. The ricotta cheesecake is the best cheesecake I’ve ever tried. A must get!!!!!
Love . Great local and everyone so nice
The restaurant is very popular with locals and so it gets really busy on the weekends. And while the we food always tastes excellent, the service suffers at times, e.g., getting seated, getting the first glass of water, refills, etc.
My mother’s 72nd Birthday. Everything was amazing...
When we want authentic delicious Italian food, with impeccable service we come here! We love this Miami Beach Institution!!
Overall, we had a very nice experience. Food was very good; wine list was excellent. The only negative factor was the noise level, which we found to be rather high.
Absolutely delightful meal & service. Modest pricing for such great quality. Thank you for a wonderful experience!
Cafe Avanti Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Cafe Avanti Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 538-4400.
Cafe Avanti Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 428 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.