About Cafe Avanti Restaurant
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.
Miami Beach, FL 33140
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday- thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
Between Chase & Prarie Ave on Arthur Godfrey Rd
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Private Party Contact:
Jessica Fuentes: (305) 538-4400
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Cafe Avanti Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
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.
The food was delicious and the servings were generous. The service was excellent. They were friendly and attentive. It felt like a meal at a friend's home, if that friend had a fantastic home with great ambiance. There was low music in the background and lowlighting. The desserts and coffe were delicious too.
Dined with my two daughters on a Friday night. The staff lavished attention and time on some tables while neglecting other. Requests for bread, drink refills, etc. too far too long. Maybe this is a great place for locals who dine there often, but not for all female tourist groups looking for a nice meal.
Service was awful. We were placed at a corner table and were forgotten. Had to ask for our waiter to come back to take our order. No water refills and after the first glass of wine was poured, the waiter never came around to refill our glasses. Food was good, however, the grouper special of the night ($35) was undercooked and had to be sent back. We will go back to give it another try, people do have "off" days.
Consistently good to very good-reliable. Specials have been excellent but can be a tad pricey. Wine list needs some "tweaking", especially at the less expensive end. Can get noisy on weekends when more crowded. Easy parking. We return regularly-have used the larger room for business meeting dinners.
We read the reviews on Open Table because we had two little kids a bunch of good eaters > (and we wanted something close to the hotel ( The Confidante) . What an amazing restaurant ! All of the food was great; the Chilean sea bass catch of the day , the roasted peppers and artichokes , the pesto gnocchi . DO NOT MISS THIS PLACE and order lots of the "polpette." These were the best meatballs ever . The server was so warm, kind and efficient so that made the experience even better .
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