Fantastic meal and service.
On our visit to Miami South Beach we hit several restaurants. At Avanti we had a great meal with wonderful service. Highly recommended.
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.
Recommended by a friend, excellent food, inhabited by locals, friendly and good value.
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.
The service, food and environment were excellent. Desi was amazing!!! Highly recommended.
been there many times......"miami best keep secret"
food great,nice ambiance,quiet and polite customers.
They always make us feel welcome and special. The food and ambiance are consistent, delicious and wonderful.
Food was fantastic. Our waiter Desi was a pleasure. Will definitely recommend this restaurant to friends and will return to visit the next time we visit.
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.
Always have a great experience
Our fave neighborhood eatery..always excellent service and consistently good food.
Couldn't go wrong
Delicious food and great service
I have been coming here for 27 years. Great place!
Great food, friendly staff, great service. Home made deserta are amazing!
Met some out of town friends staying on the beach. Easy restaurant to get to with street parking.
Friendly atmosphere, great cocktails and very good food.
Please see my review on Trip Advisor-"Excellent"
Essentially, if you're in Miami and want an excellent Italian dining experience, Cafe Avanti is the place!
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 .
Old school attentive wait staff, classic Italian-American comfort food, made with quality ingredients. They accommodated my "off the menu" request.
Sophisticated, but friendly ambiance, it was clear there were many local regulars dinning around us. Nice wine list too. Worth repeating
Consistently the best and most authentic Italian restaurant in Miami (without any tuxedos or imitation tiramisu). Good bar and excellent service. It is a pleasure every time I have dinner at Avanti
We passed this restaurant a few times while in miami beach and finally decided to give it a go on our last night and I'm glad we did, it made it a lovely end to a brilliant holiday. The food was outstanding and the service was exceptional. It was slightly pricey but I will quite happily pay for good quality food. I would defiantly recommend this restaurant.
great old world atmosphere. great old world service. and pretty good food!
The best in Miami !
Avanti never disappoints. We have tried trendier. We have tried fancier. We have tried more expensive. We always return to Avanti because of the quality of food and service. Not only is the staff professional... but they make you feel like family.
Very good spot in SB
The View and ambience are incredible
But the food was just ok
My favorite restaurant on the beach. Food is amazing but the people are even better. Every time I go I feel like I'm home.
Food was good. The spaghetti side needs a bit of help. ( had sauce on top... not very tasty)
The chicken Marsala was delicious and large ( able to share ) .
Always a good meal here and I have many here.
food and service is great , but went during boat show and crazy schedule, full menu was not offered and dessert was finished . But we luv luis and will go back not during boat show!!!
We were there twice last week and it was like being at 2 entirely different restaurants. Thursday service was superb, Saturday it was beyond awful, slow and unattentive - and the restaurant was 1/2 as crowded as Thursday. Several wines we chose, different each night, we were told they were out and we had to go up to higher priced bottles. Food was good - restaurant was loud, but that is acceptable if service is good. Not sure I'd go back
This is a family favorite! Everyone is so friendly and nice and the food is yummy!
This restaurant was ok but not great. I had veal piccata - not a caper on the plate. It was disappointing.
Food was delicious and portions were very generous. Wait staff very congenial and attentive without hovering. A great neighborhood find.
My favorite restaurant in Miami!
Whenever my husband and I are in Miami Beach we dine in Cafe Avanti. The food is authentic Italian freshly prepared. The portions are large and delicious. Some favorites are the veal parmisiana, stuffed artichoke and always beautifully prepared fresh fish. Unfortunately, I forgot to request our favorite server Jesse. His service is alway a step beyond. Overall, this is a jewel of an Italian restaurant not to be missed!
We all ordered veal chops and they where spectacular!!
In a word: disappointing. We had been regulars in the past and were not impressed with what we experienced recently. Rushed service, standard food. Waiter recited 3 fish options with no explanation of preparation. I asked, and was told snapper was francaise. I was served grilled snapper. We ordered "tiramisu" that we remembered as being excellent. We received stale cake with a cream cheese-like frosting. Sad it is not what we remembered.
A wonderful neighborhood eatery...always outstanding service and great food. Very accommodating with personal preferences!!