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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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Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

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Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Good for a Date (2)
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Good for Groups (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Authentic (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Cozy (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

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

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·Dined on November 6, 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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food4
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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food3
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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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food4
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

Great Italian restaurant in Miami Beach.

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food5
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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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food5
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·Dined on July 22, 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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food5
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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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food2
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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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food5
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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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 (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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food5
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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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food5
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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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food5
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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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 (Mobile)·Dined on April 28, 2017

been there many times......"miami best keep secret"
food great,nice ambiance,quiet and polite customers.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on April 28, 2017

They always make us feel welcome and special. The food and ambiance are consistent, delicious and wonderful.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 20, 2017

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.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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food4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Always have a great experience

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Our fave neighborhood eatery..always excellent service and consistently good food.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Couldn't go wrong

Delicious food and great service

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on April 6, 2017

I have been coming here for 27 years. Great place!

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Great food.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on March 27, 2017

Great food, friendly staff, great service. Home made deserta are amazing!

Tags: Casual, Outstanding Value, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on March 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 21, 2017

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!

Tags: Casual, Outstanding Value, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on March 18, 2017

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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 (Miami)·Dined on March 10, 2017

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

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food4
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on March 10, 2017

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

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 8, 2017

great old world atmosphere. great old world service. and pretty good food!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on March 8, 2017

The best in Miami !

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