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Osteria Avanti

4.3
189 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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Osteria Avanti is casual rustic Italian restaurant located in the beautiful Inn at Leola Village. It provides a warm, cozy atmosphere to all of it's guests with it's custom built fireplaces and country Italian decor. Your table will be warmly greeted by one of our highly trained servers carrying a basket of our house made bread. You will then be presented with our unique menu featuring some of Chef's best recipes. Osteria also offers a wide selection of wines and cocktails as well. Chef Calabrese brings a wonderful influence of rustic flavors from all over Italy right to your table. He provides his guests with the best fresh, local ingredients and even grows some of his own produce in his on site vegetable and herb garden. Osteria is a perfect place for a night out with your significant other or a nice dinner with the family. If you want an authentic Italian experience with great service, come to Osteria, we know we'll be seeing you again.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 4:00pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm;
Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm;
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Phone number
(717) 656-8983
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
John Calabrese
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Private party facilities
The main dining room at Osteria can be rented out for special occasions up to 24 people. We do ask that any parties larger than 6 order off of our large party menu, which is available to view upon request. We also offer a larger room, our Dietro room, for events up to 40 people. To make the occasion extra special, we offer custom made cakes by our in house pastry chef or a beautiful flower arrangement from our in house florist. Both rooms can be booked 7 days a week 12pm to 10pm (upon availability). Osteria is a great place for any event: birthday, anniversary, business meeting etc. If interested please contact our Director of Sales Kelly Doutt for more details at the restaurant.
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Private party contact
Kelly Doutt: (717) 556-8705
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Catering
Osteria can provide any type of event with amazing food and great service. Our staff will service caterings anywhere from 10 people up to 200 people within 30 miles. Most of our menu items are available in addition to more special request items. There are no time restrictions on when we cater an event and we also offer a wide selection of breakfast and lunch items as well. We cater any event either full service or drop-off. If interested please contact our Director of Sales Kelly Doutt at the restaurant.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Route 23/ Main Street New Holland Ave.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 189 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.2
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful atmosphere and great food! Staff is always great! Would highly recommend for date night!

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

The staff was amazing and very helpful. My wife and I went for our anniversary and had a very memorable time. We will definitely be going back. The food was cooked to perfection and the drinks were awesome.

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3.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Small and quaint, limited options on the menu for a vegetarian. The evening I was there, it was not busy but yet it was a long wait for the arrival of food. Same at breakfast, very slow. Otherwise, food was good and portions were good.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

My wife enjoy this little Italian jewel in the middle of Amish country.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Won’t go back. Overpriced meals, poor service, only stayed because finding another place for a meal on Mother’s Day in that area would be impossible.

Please find some other place to spend your money.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

My mom and I stayed at the inn as her Christmas gift and this was the restaurant we went too for dinner and breakfast! It was outstanding and we both enjoyed everything from the food to the service and the atmosphere was awesome as well!

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Certainly Lancaster’s best kept secret!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Three of us had dinner on a Tuesday night while in the area for business. We sat in the cozy bar area. Our server was friendly and efficient and the meal and cocktails were excellent! Well worth a visit.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Service was slow, meal order was wrong but was corrected. This is the 2nd visit in a row that service was lacking. Used to be a favorite but seems to be going down hill. Won't be back anytime soon.

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Food was fresh but very basic. Not a lot of imagination.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The portions were larger than expected. The wine and the food were excellent in taste and presentation. Our server was extremely helpful. I am GF and he helped me navigate the menu. Surprisingly, many of the items are or can be made GF, including the soups. The Tuscan Chili was fantastic!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Excellent food and service. For a first time diner, however finding the actual entrance was challenging.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Excellent dining/food from appetizer through dessert! Great find in Central PA even though it is an hour drive for us :o) Shawn's recommendations were fabulous and so is he. May I suggest the calamari appetizer (NOT FRIED), beef tip risotto, expresso cheesecake (NOT HEAVY). Large portions....we shared the appetizer and the dessert. I took a friend for her birthday a week ago and she is still talking about it. Oh did I mention the only 5 star in Central PA and/or 1 of 57 in the country! Very reasonably priced for lunch with wine $90 for two plus tip.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

College reunion girl's weekend

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Great food and fast, attentive service.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Looking for possible wedding venue

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The food was outstanding! We were a very large group split into 3 tables. The restaurant is more for parties of 2 to 6 it seems. I only say that, because our food came out in several shifts while some were finished their meals, the others were receiving them. Things were not taken care of at table like extra silverware to share desserts and providing creamer and sugar with coffee. Again, I think the kitchen was overwhelmed along with our server. I do wish the service was friendlier. The quality of the food was worth it! Nothing like a good meal! We were there out of town for a tournament about 10 minutes from the restaurant for the entire weekend. We were looking to get a good meal and we did. The restaurant is cozy and small in size, tucked away in the back of the Inn. I would definitely revisit with just a smaller group next time. It is definitely a good find for foodies.

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The experience was good and bad. The appetizers we ordered were very good. Our server was friendly. The atmosphere was very nice.
The bad...the bean soup tasted like pureed canned beans with a lot of oil drizzled on top. No flavor. The worst part was we ordered the special which was a $75, 28 oz Tomahawk steak medium rare and it came out well done. We waited almost 45 minutes for our entrees...makes sense now that the steak was roasting for a long time! Had we sent it back and ordered something else we would have been there even longer. We were asked how the special was and told and showed them it was well done and tasted like pot roast. The manager was milling around the dining room but did not come over. Our server offered free desserts, which we accepted but I wish we would have made more of an issue about the meat. It was very disappointing.
It's a shame, but we probably won't return.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Friendly service and attentive staff. Good food with decent prices. Will revisit soon!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

The ambiance was cozy and rich feeling, better than the pictures online showed. Service providers were comfortable and management, Aaron, was likeable and clearly valued that our experience went well. Other than a somewhat less than crisp baby green side salad, the food was on par with the rest of the experience...rich and flavorful.

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Filet mignon was excellent as was the service. Warming the bread would have been the icing on the cake!

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Valentine dinner, the food was good, service was excellent and the atmosphere was great. The price was a little high but not outlandish.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The wait staff were very helpful and knowledgeable about the menu selections. We celebrated an early Valentines day diner so an arrangement of flowers were at our table for an extra cost. They were beautiful. The mussels were excellent and so where our fillet dinners.

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Not your run of the mill Italian. Quite eclectic and interesting menu. We enjoyed it very much and will surely be back.

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

Had a wonderful lunch here. Calamari was delicious. Not fried, but sautéed in white wine. So good! Beef tips with risotto was so rich and delicious. Décor was lovely. Sat by the fireplace. Great place!

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Birthday for a dear friend with all of our dietary needs attended to along with gluten free dinner roles and a GF Zuppa!! Yum Yummmmmm

Thanks to the Osteria Avanti Team for another excellent dining experience!!

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

This place was great! We went there as part of a weekend get away. Not only was our waitress out of this world with her kindness and making sure we were ok the food was absolutely delicious. There was not one part of this experience I did not enjoy. I definitely recommend this restaurant for anyone who wants a little romance added to their night.

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Great food! I really enjoyed dining here and the waiters were fantastic.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

We ate at this restaurant as part of a weekday package at the Inn at Leola that included a three course meal. We had a quiet table in the corner and were able to view the playoff football game on the television screen. The waitress was very knowledgeable about the wines offered and was helpful in choosing our dish. We both had the filet mignon which was cooked perfect.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

I have never been to Osteria and my daughter wanted to go there for her Birthday. We thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere, the food and the service. We hope to re-visit sometime in the future.

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3.0Dined on January 19, 2018

The restaurant is fine, but nothing special. The staff is attentive enough and the ambiance is appropriate. The food is good but it’s simply overpriced. $17 spaghetti should be the best spaghetti I’ve ever tasted. And it wasn’t.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Love this restaurant. Service is always excellent and the wine is wonderful.

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4.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Good food great value awesome service only complaint is they were out of several prominent menu items

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Ethan & staff are amazing. Lovely evening out with family by the cozy fireplace!

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent Aricini balls, pasta with shrimp was great my husband has the pork chop it was good but the orange glaze was little sweet. Great anniversary dinner

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

Lovely time with Kim as server. Food and wine great as always.

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4.0Dined on December 8, 2017

We had a nice evening for the most part. Food was good and I very much enjoyed that they offered Aviation Cocktail which is one of my favorites when made the correct way as it was here. The one point I'd make is to say they should rethink the use of a cutting board to serve steaks on. With a steak cooked medium rare, there are juices which roll right off the board as they did all over my friends pants when the server brought his meal. Not good and even worse when you are headed out to the theatre as we were that night.

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3.0Dined on December 7, 2017

Always enjoy eating here. Our waiter could use a lesson in customer service, he should act like he enjoys working there. Not very friendly, I would never hire him!

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Wonderful Thanksgiving dinner.
We wanted to dine here for some time and thought Thanksgiving would be a good occasion to so so.
One of the best dining experiences ever.
The food, the service and the atmosphere was perfect. Right down to the hand towels in tke restrooms.
We purchased gift certificates at the front desk and the young man couldn't have been more accomodating.
We will be back!

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3.0Dined on November 22, 2017

This is the fourth time we have dined at this venue and while the food is good, we would like to see more variety on the menu - rotating dishes in and out. For repeat diners such as the two of us, it gets to the point where you have had every item on the menu and are craving something different. The wine list is nice and we enjoy the largely Italian selection.

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