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About Osteria Avanti

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.

38 Deborah Drive
Leola, PA 17540
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 4:00pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm;
Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm;

Cross Street:
Route 23/ Main Street New Holland Ave.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(717) 656-8983

Website:
http://www.osteriaavanti.com/

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.

Executive Chef:
John Calabrese

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.

Private Party Contact:
Kelly Doutt: (717) 556-8705

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Osteria Avanti Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

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4.0

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95% would recommend it to a friend

Quiet Conversation (10)
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Good for Birthdays (9)
Romantic (8)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Casual (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Authentic (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Business Meals (2)
Cozy (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Fun (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

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!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 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.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Absolutely wonderful experience from beginning to end.

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Was surprised at how great this dining experience was! I live in an area with lots of great restaurants but this was one of best meals we have ever had. Kim, our waitress was so pleasant and knowledgeable about all of the dishes and wine selections. Great place with great staff!
Kurt R.

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Casual, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Very friendly service. The food was great. Nice and quiet for conversation. Beautiful setting.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 14, 2017

It was a nice evening. We were greeted immediately, and sat at the bar. The drinks were well made. We were seated timely. Service was slow but pleasant and polite. Food was also just good, nothing special. The ambience was very nice, quiet. We actually had conversations at the table and could hear without yelling.
The drive out was beautiful and well worth it.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We received exceptional service at our last visit. The servers gave great recommendations for both entrees and drink pairings. The food was delicious as well. Always a great time at Osteria Avanti.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Excellent staff and offered a beautiful complimentary wedding desert to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We sat at the bar for dinner due to the fact we thoroughly enjoyed the bartender Sean’s pairings and recommendations. We enjoyed one evening of cocktails and appetizers. And the next evening dinner and drinks.

The only negative I have is that I can’t bring a gallon of the mushroom risotto home.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Took my girlfriend here for a date. We had a great time and the atmosphere was pleasant. Food was delicious and worth every penny. We will definitely be back

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Fun, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 8, 2017

They were so sweet and the food was amazing!

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Food was amazing! The 4 of us were happy with our delicious meals! Service was very good! My spaghetti and shrimp yummy!! I want to go back! Loved it!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 26, 2017

I love this place! Excellent all around! Service to food . Appetizer to dessert deliscious!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 24, 2017

First time . Wife's birthday. I enjoy spicy food and this fit the bill; would have been too spicy for some (ie., nacho lovers, but hold the jalepeños please). Wine recommendation was an EXCELLENT call for my particular dish. Wife's food was outstanding also. Swordfish (which I do not like, but after a bite, I would order myself next time), and her wine also fit the bill. A little pricey, but the walk around the property before and then the meal made for a very nice evening.

Tags: Spicy, Romantic, Casual, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great Italian cuisine! The ambiance is great but the room is small and packed. Could hear a lot of other conversations. Food and service was top notch!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Really over rated and believe me there are much better restaurants close by. For example, Gracie's is about a 3 minute walk up the street and blows this place away in ALL regards. That includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Gracie's isn't fancy; just terrific.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on June 25, 2017

We were in Lititz for a memorial service, and I was looking for a restaurant where we could get together with a few family members. Open Table is always my go-to app, and I found Osteria Avanti. We were absolutely delighted with its quaint location and wonderful ambiance. All 7 of us enjoyed our meals from the salads through desert. We will definitely return the next time we're back in the area.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Stayed at hotel and dined there on Friday and Saturday evening. Weddings were taking place elsewhere on the property so it was not busy at all. Server was friendly and very knowledgable. Was unable to decide between two different wines, so she let me taste each one. Food was creative and tasty. Liked that they offer small plates as an option. Martinis were outstanding. Will definitely return!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Lovely experience, great meal, wonderfull wait staff, beautiful ambiance! Will definitely be back!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Food was very good. The small plates are great. Atmosphere is quiet and this is outdoor dining available. Bar area very nice with a great selection.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Excellent food,needs low music, candles,doorway to open,needs gluten free menu,more desserts

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2017

I thought that it was of the same caliber as the Inn at Leola Village, however I guess the TRE restaurant at that location is the upscale restaurant. This place is okay, but I thought that it would be bigger and grander.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 17, 2017

We are staying at Leola Village for our anniversary and naturally had to try one of the restaurants on the property. We were very excited. It was a Wednesday evening and there wasn't a soul in the place. It was like that for the rest of the evening. Our server was attentive and friendly! We started with a cheese plate which we believe could have been jazzed up. It was simple sliced cheese and meats on a plate. I had a Caesar salad before my meal that was small and simple where as my husband had the meatball sliders to which he loved! We both had mojitos for drinks and they were the best mojitos we ever had! The mint was so fresh so it made the drink much more refreshing. I had the carbonara for dinner and my husband had the swordfish. He loved his fish and the vegetable risotto whereas my carbonara left me wanting something more. We decided that dessert might work and our waitress was kind enough to suggest her favorite walnut cake with blood orange gelato and it was superb!!! Overall, our meal was good and it was very worth the price! It was a nice evening out!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We went for a special occasion and were very impressed with the food, the ambiance and the service. I highly recommend Osteria Avanti!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Healthy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 30, 2017

The Inn at Leola Village is a true hidden treasure. I would highly recommend Osteria Avanti, as a first class dining experience. My wife and I celebrated our 20th anniversary. The food and atmosphere was perfect for us.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Poconos)·Dined on April 18, 2017

Over the course of 2 days, my husband and I ate breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Osteria. We enjoyed all 3 meals and would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Wonderful food-- the best steak in a long time.
Bartender Cody and Waiter Blake were top- notch, going out of their way to make it a special evening.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Nice, cozy atmosphere for a special occasion. Since the restaurant it not large, parties should not exceed 4 people. We were having a nice dinner conversation & enjoying our meal until a party of 8 was seated right next to us- too close- literally within arms reach of us. They were very loud, boisterous & complained about whatever package they had for their meal. It was nothing short of obnoxious & I felt sorry for the poor waitress that was left to handle them. We skipped dessert because of this & paid the bill in cash so we could get out of there. Overall, we enjoyed our visit -the food was delicious & the portions very generous. Worth the trip to Leola.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Great Italian food and atmosphere; we will be back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on February 19, 2017

The menu is very limited and really doesn't have many authentic Italian dishes. Both salads were wilted and everything was expensive for what u got. Wine pours were small but expensive. I don't recommend the restaurant.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The dining room we were seated in was a banquet room that they used for overflow. It was empty and cold.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Have you ever eaten an overpriced meal in a dining room with 80 seats with only 4 other seats filled? Enough said

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2017

My friends and I had a lovely dinner here on Thursday evening, after a drink at the bar. Food was excellent. Several of us had the filet mignon, very tender and properly cooked. Beef tips were also a big hit, as was the pasta. Service is well-paced and friendly. Restaurant is small and cozy, beautifully decorated in Italian decor. We also had a wonderful breakfast here the next morning. They were testing their menu breakfast so we had an opportunity to try it instead of the buffet. Highly recommended. The buffet, though, is also very good. Nice selections and delicious.

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2017

We celebrated with family a special occasion and it was lovely! We have eaten here before and love coming back! It's worth the drive from New Jersey- truly a gem!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Outstanding Value, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Healthy, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2017

We stayed at the Inn overnight and had dinner here. The room was great and the food was delicious. Waitress had good recommendations. Thanks for a lovely mini getaway!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 21, 2017

This was a wonderful experience of their Italian food. However, I was a bit surprised at the limited "Italian" selections on the menu being it was an Osteria. That said, my husband & I went for the pasta. He selected the penne with pork cheek (guanciale) ragu with a dusting of dark chocolate. The quanciale ragu was wonderfully rich and the light dusting of chocolate created a very, very slight end sweet taste. It was absolutely delicious. I have orechietti with pesto sauce, sausage and small bit of red chili flakes. I LOVE pesto and this was THE BEST I've ever tasted. Make sure you toss the pasta with the sauce to ensure the heat of the meal blends it all together. I don't know what is in this pesto but it was stupendous. I HIGHLY recommend this restaurant. It is small, so make a reservation. We can't wait to go there again---we hear the french fries are to die for!

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Food was good, however the pork chops with a date/orange/garlic pesto glaze while cooked perfectly tasted only of orange. I have a fairly discerning pallet and still was unable to taste the chop or any of the advertised flavors. The caramelized brussel sprouts with spicy Italian sausage were fantastic. The trio of gelati are house made and taste it.

Tags: Great Beer, Seasonal
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 15, 2017

too salty for us and the service just soso

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