Cafe Avanti Restaurant
Cage Avanti is a very dependable neighborhood restaurant. The service and food are always really good and the family that owns the restaurant makes you feel very much at home. It is one of the few neighborhood restaurants on the beach. I would highly recommend it.
Excellent food and service
Always very good with traditional and great service.
Went to Cafe Avanti as they had gluten free options. The GF pasta was a penne and it was very nicely cooked al dente and the carbonara was delicious. I had a very nice glass of Chianti’s as well. We will definitely tmreturn to this restaurant.
My wife and I experienced excellent service from Jesus and a delicious meal at Cafe Avanti.
We will be back the next time we are in Miami Beach!
Great food and very friendly owners. Very involved.
Cafe Avanti is a great hidden gem in Miami Beach. Located on 41st St, CA offers delicious & authentic Italian cuisine with a beautiful ambience. Romantic setting for a date, excellent service, good wine selection. Highly recommend!
Outstanding as always. Really wonderful Italian food, with generous servings all tasting wonderful. Good wine selection (mostly Italian). Great desserts (including Tartufo, which is my favorite). Service - this time by Desi - is fantastic.
I hesitate to write this glowing reviewing only because it might induce others to come here and so make it harder for me to make a reservation.
This was our first time here but I knew this restaurant had been here for many years. It did not disappoint. Since we walked in to the end of our meal we had excellent service from Todor. He was very accommodating to our son and to us as well. Every item we requested and how it was cooked was perfect. I had the Branzino cooked perfectly crispy on the skin and sauce on the side so as to not ruin the crispiness. Our table also had the raviolis and the NY Steak. All cooked perfectly. The desserts are great all made in house and it showed. We had the Tiramisu ( great ) and the Ricotta cheesecake. This cheesecake was like no other since it was light and airy. Lets just say nothing was left. We will return very soon.
Everything was wonderful; the food, wine, service. Authentic Italian cuisine.
Delicious! Best Brazilian sea bass I’ve ever had in North America!
The service and food was excellent. Desi, our waiter was very professional and excellent.
Always a delight. Never disappointed, even after nearly 30 years
Nearly renovated but staff and menu stayed the same which was great. Food served timely, well paced and special request were fulfilled. It really is a neighborhood gem that can handle various group sizes as it has a separate dining room for group meetings or large groups.
We love Avanti. I used to come there with my parents. It was their favorite restaurant. My brother and I still go there and we still love the food and the atmosphere.
The food was delicious and our waiter, Desi, provided outstanding service!
Food was outstanding and authentic Italian. Service was attentive. Highly recommend if you’re looking for great Italian food.
What an amazing find! Impeccable service, delicious food, reasonable prices. Well worth it!
Really pleased to find this on vacation but out of the way of noise etc of main drag.
Very authentic Italian dishes. Large plentiful portions. Meatballs are a must! Great neighborhood restaurant with nice ambiance and staff.
Food and service was impeccable. I had the Minestrone soup, it was delicious! My niece had the Mediterranean mussels in a marinara sofrito, the sauce was outstanding and we ordered more bread to soak up every drop. For dinner we both had Veal Picatta with extra capers, it did not disappoint. We sat on the bar side of the restraunt which is quieter and more to our liking. The staff was friendly and the service was great. Wonderful experience and will definitely be back. 5*’s
Food and service was impeccable. Ate Branzino and rum cake per server’s recommendation and they were absolutely delicious! Minestrone was the best I’ve ever tasted. Wonderful experience overall. 5*’s
Big portions, great taste!
Great menu. What you expect to find in a classic Italian restaurant. The food was very good and the service was excellent. Great choice for a quiet dinner.
As usual, the dinner was OUTSTANDING. We have had MANY meals at Cafe Avanti and never had a bad one. Service was EXCELLENT and attentive. Loved he ricotta cheesecake they brought for the birthday celebration. VERY LOVELY gesture.
Café Avanti has been my a neighborhood standby favorite on mid-Beach, Miami Beach for many years. I enjoy the welcoming demeanor of the staff and their true diligence in making certain all is up to customer standard. The ambiance is remarkably like being in Italy. The lovely bar in the back, a side dining room (my preference) where it seems a bit more like private dining. There is without doubt a charm to the appointments in the rooms and bar.
And the food; most traditional Italian specials are offered and there are daily specials. On this visit, we shared a Peppardelle Bolognese that meant we finished completely. The kitchen is very generous in that they will accommodate individual preferences upon request. Both of us had the Snapper, one Française, and one sautéed with capers, mushrooms and white wine. Delicious! The wine list has a generous variety of wines by the glass. The French rose offered is perfectly dry and well balanced. The Italian Pinot Grigio also satisfying.
There’s a large parking lot across the street and in the rear of the restaurant. There are clear advantages to driving up, parking, and having a civilized dinner devoid of the raucous shouting atmospheres that most Miami Beach restaurants encourage. We’re faithful patrons living in the neighborhood and continue to find good food, attentive service in a well-tailored environment.
Overall good experience. Server Desi was awesome! Only negatives we were sat by the bar and it was extremely loud which took away from the ambiance. Also had to ask several times before water was refilled. Food was fantastic though! Classic Italian.
I go to Miami Beach every Memorial Day week for a conference. I came across Cafe Avanti last year, went and absolutely enjoyed the experience. I returned this year and enjoyed it again. I had Straciatella, which was piping hot and good. As an entree, I had Tortellini Capriccio with prosciutto; was the best Italian dish I had in some time. I was hoping to get their chocolate layer cake for dessert, but they were out. Instead, I had their Key Lime Pie and was not disappointed. The staff, as before, was engaging, smiling, jovial and wonderful to talk with. I look forward to my next trip there!
Cafe Avanti never ceases to amaze with great service and delicious food. Chicken Parm and Caesar Salad for the win!
Great restaurant for casual dining to special occasions!!!!
Great highly recommend.
We love this neighborhood restaurant . The fish is delicious and the pastas are so yummy . The portions are very generous and everything tastes very fresh.
The best meal we had in Miami. Most of the restaurants in Miami are low quality with high prices; total tourist traps. Cafe Avanti was the opposite. Pretty restaurant with table cloths, great service with an amazing menu selection. The dinner was top quality. I wish we found Cafe Avanti at the beginning of our trip so we could of dined there more then once.
I really enjoyed the true Italian food. The flavors were fresh and vibrant. The calamari should have had red pepper flakes in the marinara, but overall the service and food was delicious! I’m happy I found this place for a great Italian meal. Next time I am in the Miami area, I will definitely be back for a great meal! Gracie Cafe Avanti! Keep up the great work!
This restaurant was recommended by the concierge at our hotel. It did not disappoint. Delicious traditional Italian food and large portions.
Food :consistently good.
Price: more reasonable than South Beach
Atmosphere: old time Italian, white tablecloth
Local family run restaurant
Consistently good food, for some years now. Staff is nice and cordial, and the food is great. Carpaccio is perfect, as is the Lobster Ravioli and Chicken in Marsala.
Lovely find close to where we were staying.
Staff very attentive.
Cappucino was artfully done.
Loved this place. Meal was delicious, staff were excellent and prices reasonable.