Osteria Avanti

4.6
400 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Enjoy the casual, rustic Italian cuisine of Osteria Avanti, with indoor & outdoor seating available.

Whether you dine outside on our tree lined seasonal patio or in the warm & cozy atmosphere of our intimate dining room and sophisticated bar, you’re sure to enjoy Osteria Avanti.

Experience Chef's Calabrese’s carefully selected menu featuring fresh, local ingredients, freshly baked breads, and even some herbs & produce, grown here in Chef’s garden.
Craft beers, IPAs, specialty cocktails and an impressive wine list are also available.
Osteria is a perfect place for a night out with your significant other or a nice dinner with the family.
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMaria
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We did the great Escape package at the Inn at Leola Village for a special occasion. The appetizer which was the Arancini balls was amazing. My date had the wagyu pubs steak and I had the filet. Both were quite delicious and the roasted vegetables were fabulous.. For dessert we got the triple chocolate torte which was good but the strawberry shortcake was very disappointing. It was basically a very hard biscuit we could not even get our fork through and not what we expected at all. Unfortunately we got it to go so we did not know until we got home. The service was excellent and the ambience of the restaurant is beautiful. Even the home house made focaccia bread was absolutely delicious. If the shortcake have been better we would’ve given this five stars across-the-board

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vipmargaretc
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Understaffed and very small menu

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JoeB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We felt the menu was too limited. There were not many choices. We sat outside which we really enjoyed. The food was good but it was not excellent. Our waitress was very sweet, and she was new. She forgot many things and made many trips i.e. water, cream for coffee, spoon in pasta dish. It was a beautiful evening so being outside was really nice. I will try it one more time but for the price of our pasta dishes, all three of us felt the prices were too high for the level of the food.

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ThomasM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friendly, comfortable place to have a drink at the bar and move to the restaurant area for a very good dinner. The rib eye steak hamburger was very good.

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vipAmyS
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

While the food quality was very good, everything from bread to salad to entrees was overly salty. I truly wish American Chefs would learn to hold back excessive salt. Diners can always add salt at the table if they prefer more.
The tables were fairly close and didn’t really provide for a relaxing atmosphere. I did enjoy my meal but it wasn’t exceptional.

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ScottW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We arrived at 10 minuets till noon and the doors were locked (our reservations were at noon). We went through the main lobby and wondered around the restaurant for several minuets until someone finally came from the back. Our server was extreeeeemly slow. Watched a table come in after us and they received their drinks 5 minuets before we did.
Food was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a very quaint Italian restaurant. The food was delicious but lunch menu was very limited. But what we selected was all delicious!

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RonaiR
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing and down-to-earth! The food came out at the perfect time and the outdoor seating was perfect for an intimate date. Would absolutely eat here again!

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Randy
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience dining at Osteria Avanti, Lancaster County PA.

Peaceful & relaxing outdoor patio, great food and a fantastic evening out.

We loved the fresh baked breads, salads and pasta dishes.

Definitely coming back!

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Jack
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the service was great, the food was outstanding and the ambience was perfect. We had a wonderful anniversary and birthday celebration with our two sons.

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PeteW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Naomi was fantastic as put waitress. Everything was delivered perfectly. She was very helpful with our dietary restrictions. And the food was outstanding. We would definitely visit here again.

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Carrie
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At first I read mixed reviews but decided to try it and boy was I happy we did! I had the Salmon and my husband had the Penne dish. The salmon was hands down the best salmon I have ever had and I frequent high end dining establishment. All aspects of the meal were great, server was attentive and the quality of the food was outstanding. Definitely will be back!

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ZachS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was exquisite. Can’t wait to
go back again!

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Steele13
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bone- in pork chop was to die for! This restaurants location at the inn is a wonderful complement to the property and such a beautiful property to visit. The spa was amazing as well!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve had in the past year!!!

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DennisM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and different due to various herbs used. It was quiet and dinner was unrushed and plentiful.

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Jack
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect, the food, the service and the ambience. The exact same as all of our previous visits to this restaurant.

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RHJNJ
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Once again the experience was exceptional and the food was great. We really wanted the Seafood linguini dinner but it wasn’t on the menu this time. Chose the chicken breast dinner. It was perfect with the potatoes and veggies. Also the drinks and wine were a perfect combination to our evening. Madison was a wonderful server with a pleasant personality and we never felt rushed. Enjoyed the entire time in a relaxed setting. Well done once again!

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AndyM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and Carmen was a fantastic server. Cheers!

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RHJNJ
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was exquisite. Our servers were pleasant and personable. A no rush vibe allowing us to take our time and enjoy the evening.
Great drinks with new flavors and wine that’s refreshing and pairs well with our dinners.

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DaveS
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was a little slow to be greeted, but once we were service was excellent. Francesca was a wonderful server and the food was fantastic. We were there for the Easter dineer but will be back again for the normal menu.

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CindyM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was unique and delicious. Naomi was our waitress-kind, knew menu well and helped us with choices. This was our 1st time here and will be back again when we come back from western PA.
If you have the opportunity, try the truffle Flatbread appetizer. Seafood linguini was fantastic...should bottle that lemon sauce and sell it.
Really nice place to relax for a fine dinner.

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MichaelP
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were looking for a local restaurant to support post-Covid and Osteria Avanti really hit the spot. We did a Friday “date night” and the atmosphere was quiet and pleasant, our server was attentive and the food was excellent. My wife had the salmon and roasted vegetables and I had the sea bass over vegetable risotto.

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Jazzygirl
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Server was professional and attentive. Beverages and meals are GROSSLY OVERPRICED for basic everyday dishes. No options for choice of sides or substitutes for allergies. "Dine at hotel" seems convenient but drive 5 mins and save $$$ for the same grilled salmon, pork chop, steak ...for WAY LESS. Veggies were just roasted, nothing special or even seasoned.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Filet and meatballs we're good. Service was slow, often forgotten about. Boyfriend's rib eye was burnt and too well done, seemed like no one cared. Loved the hotel but disappointed in the restaurant.

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KatieW
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was nice.... the waiter was very good. Probably overpriced and not really rustic Italian as advertised.

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Unhappy
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Our food took over an hour and was obviously microwaved. Everything took so long, it wasn't the type of service I was expecting considering I was spending about $70 per person. They had live music which was nice, but the room was so loud.

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LouisK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good and the serving size was more than adequate. The restaurant was very nice with live music.

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Debb
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Dinner was lovely and our waiter was very attentive to our needs. Timing for each meal course was on point. Thank you for the experience

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DonnaW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time out to eat in a long time. Food was good. Service great. We had live music. Everyone was spaced out a very safe distance

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LARRYD
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and service was Great!! We had cocktails and Calamari to start. Enjoyed wine with our entrees. The food and wine paired well together.

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ThomasK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Wonderful place for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great but music was too loud.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a late Valentine’s Day dinner. The ambiance on this restaurant is romantic. Our food was wonderful! We will definitely be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love to slip away to this fantastic little place. Very cozy with excellent food!

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BG1987
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a table by the fireplace which was very nice. No wait when we arrived. We did have a reservation. They had an acoustic performer for dinner as well on the other side of the restaurant. Food was very good!

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Tori
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Staff was very friendly. Very helpful wine director/somm. And the ambiance was excellent.

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DianeE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an Excellet Valentine dinner. The Cupid Cosmo was yummy too 👍

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HungryOne
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

First time at restaurant. Would give another shot since the Inn is a gem. Not sure if they changed menu for Valentine's weekend but cost vs quality, not impressed. Not too many pasta choices (3) for Italian rest. Also not too many app choices and was surprised not to see calamari, however when you look online they had two calamari choices. Also surprised that after ordering, a table sat ear shot of us and the waitress asked if they were familiar with their special for vday weekend i.e entree, app...and my girlfriend and I were like what, we thought the small menu they gave us was since different then online. We had the same waitress. Also visited restaurants in 5 mile radius which were excellent and not as costly and pretty popluar chefs. Maybe a bad night.

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BrendonB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was absolutely delightful! The bartender knew how to make a superb martini too!

The music was...interesting...but otherwise the perfect setting for a romantic getaway. Thank you guys for a lovely evening!

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Osteria Avanti is rated 4.6 stars by 400 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.