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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.

732 41st Street
Miami Beach, FL 33140
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday- thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Between Chase & Prarie Ave on Arthur Godfrey Rd

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(305) 538-4400

Website:
http://www.cafeavanti.com/

Executive Chef:
Constantino Cadavid

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

Additional:
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

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4.5

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

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Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Cozy (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
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Notable Wine List (2)
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

Always nice a great neighborhood place with good food👍

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food5
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·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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food3
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food, ambience, service

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 (Naples)·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

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

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 (New England)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New England)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Very good food and service!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 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

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fun, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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food5
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 27, 2018

FOOD AND SERVICE ALWAYS AMAZING , WE ENJOYED EVERYTHING !!

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, People Watching, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined 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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food4
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 (Miami)·Dined 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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals
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food4
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 (Miami)·Dined 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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food5
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 (Miami)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food is consistently very good

Always feel welcome

The Italian cheesecake is to die for

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 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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 (Miami)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Le personnel est vraiment gentil pour les touristes!

Tags: Comfort Food
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food4
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Miami)·Dined 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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Good food, excellent service.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Great Italian restaurant in Miami Beach.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 10, 2017

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

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Amazing Italian food at a great price with great service!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Really nice Italian restaurant only a quick drive from our hotel in Miami Beach. Great food.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Although 1/2 empty, 5 different waiters serviced us, confusing at best.
Gnocchi as a main course was mealy, doughy, although uneaten, no one seemed to care.

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 9, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Super friendly and accommodating staff, awesome authentic food. Great prices.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Fantastic meal and service.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on May 22, 2017

On our visit to Miami South Beach we hit several restaurants. At Avanti we had a great meal with wonderful service. Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 6, 2017

I always enjoy going to Cafe' Avanti, the waiters are so attentive and friendly, the food is outstanding and never leave without a smile of enjoyment.
This is one of my favorite restaurants in Miami.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Naples)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Recommended by a friend, excellent food, inhabited by locals, friendly and good value.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 5, 2017

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.

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 (Miami)·Dined on April 29, 2017

The service, food and environment were excellent. Desi was amazing!!! Highly recommended.

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