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Cafe Avanti Restaurant

4.5
282 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
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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 282 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.3
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4.2
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vipbetty4595 (Miami)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Always nice a great neighborhood place with good food👍

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AlyciaH 
3.0  Dined 6 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.

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vipRichie (Miami)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great food, ambience, service

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artie (Naples)
4.0  Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  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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TMCHADWICK (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Very good food and service!

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vipReuben (Baltimore)
5.0  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

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viplizela (Miami)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

FOOD AND SERVICE ALWAYS AMAZING , WE ENJOYED EVERYTHING !!

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vipChinadog (Miami)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
2.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  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!

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NEnd (New England)
4.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
4.0  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.

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Merdia (Miami)
5.0  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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Food is consistently very good

Always feel welcome

The Italian cheesecake is to die for

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vipFoodieSnob (Miami)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on November 5, 2017

Le personnel est vraiment gentil pour les touristes!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on November 5, 2017

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
4.0  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

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vipFoodie (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  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!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
4.0  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.

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vipRobertS (Miami)
4.0  Dined on September 23, 2017

Good food, excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on August 24, 2017

Great Italian restaurant in Miami Beach.

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vipExcellent (Miami)
5.0  Dined on August 10, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on July 21, 2017

Amazing Italian food at a great price with great service!

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vipMrNY (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined on July 11, 2017

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

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