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Cafe Avanti Restaurant

4.5
293 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem
Established in 1989, Cafe Avanti is in a league of its own. Fine traditional Italian cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. It's family owned and operated, and home away from home for Miami Beach locals. The staff is welcoming and hospitable, and are sure to make you feel like a regular even as a first time guest. Chef Constantino Cadavid has been at the helm of Cafe Avanti for over 21 years. It's reputation for consistency is like no other. From veal meatballs and tuna tartare, to osso bucco and frutta di mare, every dish is absolutely decadent. Desserts are homemade & the ricotta cheesecake is the best you will ever have. Parking is easy and meters are turned off at 6pm. Whether you sit at the bar, cozy brick room, a romantic table by the window, or have a large party, Cafe Avanti will provide you with the perfect experience that you are looking for.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday- thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(305) 538-4400
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Constantino Cadavid
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Private party facilities
Cafe Avanti hosts parties of up to 100 people. There is a private dining room that accommodates up to 40 guests, and a semi private dining room for 16.
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Private party contact
Jessica Fuentes: (305) 538-4400
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Cross street
Between Chase & Prarie Ave on Arthur Godfrey Rd
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 293 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.3
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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

This restaurant was recommended by the concierge at our hotel. It did not disappoint. Delicious traditional Italian food and large portions.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food :consistently good.
Price: more reasonable than South Beach
Service: good
Atmosphere: old time Italian, white tablecloth
Local family run restaurant

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Lovely find close to where we were staying.
Staff very attentive.
Cappucino was artfully done.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Loved this place. Meal was delicious, staff were excellent and prices reasonable.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Always a great place to dine at. Jessica and her dad always wants to please their customers.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Nice Italian dinner not far from Middle Beach. We took an Uber from Eden Roc, only a 5 minute ride. Great menu with a variety of pasta, fish and steak dishes. We shared the burrata cheese special that included prosciutto, arugula, tomato and bread. It was delicious. My daughter enjoyed the lobster ravioli and I had chicken piccata. It was tender but wishing I had ordered fish. We also shared the sautéed spinach and mushrooms which were great. Service was good except once when I put my fork down halfway thru my meal and a busboy came right over and asked if I was finished. Felt a little rushed. Good dessert tray but we abstained as the portions for dinner were more than adequate.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We had not been to Cafe Avanti in a long time despite being close to home. we were totally impressed with their friendly attention and cordial service. The restaurant was full people of all ages having a good time. The food was well prepared and delicious, outstanding service and best of all Cafe Avanti has been around since 1989.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Always nice a great neighborhood place with good food👍

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The restaurant was very busy so it took a while for our order to be taken. The Super Tuscan red wine was really good but the veal chop was disappointing.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Great food, ambience, service

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Continues it's place as one of the best hidden restaurants in the Fountainbleu and Eden Roc area of Miami Beach

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Our server Jesus was excellent and attentive to every detail. He made us feel special despite a very busy crowd for Valentine’s Day. The food was exceptional as always. A definite go to spot even on short notice.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The food was very good. Portions were modest. service was very slow. To be fair it was Valentine’s Day.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Food was excellent and our waiter Desi was attentive, interesting, courteous plus he gave us the history of the father and daughter joining together in the restaurant Avanti after her education in our home town- Boston and her working experience at one of the best steak restaurants in Boston “Abe and Loui’s”. It was like I was back home in the north end of Boston.

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Service was outstanding and the menu items were reasonably priced but the specials for the grouper was very high and a surprise when I got the bill. Strawberry cheesecake was excellent.

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Very good food and service!

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

This was our 4'th dinner at Cafe Avanti. The first time we "stumbled" across it...it was a holiday evening and very crowded and the waiters were working hard to keep up, but the food was fantastic and the desserts amazing. So we came back again, and then again and we'll be back often. The waiters are attentive, the menu is impressive and every thing we've tried (Veal Chops, Chicken, Steak, Salmon has been delicious. The wine list is extensive and best of all the prices are reasonable

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

FOOD AND SERVICE ALWAYS AMAZING , WE ENJOYED EVERYTHING !!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

The food and service are very good, have been there a few times, consistent

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2.0Dined on January 15, 2018

Normally the food and service are excellent here. However, they were short-staffed and the service was below their standards (only two waiters for entire restaurant). Waited half hour before someone even poured water or gave us menus. Owner should have jumped in to help...

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Great service and people running this nice Miami Beach gem. Nice Italian cuisine, very good food and superb service. Loved it - after all the over-priced restaurants on the tourist trail. Highly recommend! Had a great meal on vacation in January 2018

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5.0Dined on January 10, 2018

Never disappoints. Their Pasta Carbonara is will stand the test of the toughest critic. I'm not a fan of meat balls but theirs you can't turn down and their marinara sauce...Exquisite!

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Great Italian food with good and friendly service. Great if you are looking to get out of the south beach craziness. Worth the drive.

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4.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Avanti is one of the few reliable restaurants on Miami Beach. The chef has been there for decades, as have many of the servers. It never disappoints. High quality Italian cuisine, and a cozy atmosphere makes this restaurant a “go to” café for everyday dining. It’s not budget-fare, but you get what you pay for at Avanti, i.e. great food that doesn’t vary from one dining experience to another.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

We love the food and the service. Desi is our favorite waiter at the restaurant. He tends to our every need. We are always treated like family.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Food is consistently very good

Always feel welcome

The Italian cheesecake is to die for

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

We have been going to Avanti for many years. The place never disappoints. Excellent service and perfect ambiance!

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5.0Dined on November 5, 2017

Le personnel est vraiment gentil pour les touristes!

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5.0Dined on November 5, 2017

Great,great,great everything about Avanti is and has always been great

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4.0Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent Italian restaurant. My husband and I both have the lobster risotto which is excellent and in very large portion. I would recommend it

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3.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Reliable, good, not spectacular Italian food. A neighborhood staple for years. Pricey wine list.

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5.0Dined on October 10, 2017

The owners are very hands-on... the food is absolutely awesome... a bit pricey, but worth every penny. A small gem in the middle of 41st. Love this place! It has a lot of charm!

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4.0Dined on October 6, 2017

Loved the food, ambience et all. Our waiter was very experienced yet definitely needed help. There were long periods of inactivity by wait staff. We had to ask for water , cheese etc. Service faults only deterrence to a great restaurant.

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4.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Good food, excellent service.

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5.0Dined on August 24, 2017

Great Italian restaurant in Miami Beach.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2017

Excellent, as usual
Very much appreciated
Great service, great food

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2017

Amazing Italian food at a great price with great service!

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