Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar

4.7
150 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Avanti is a family-owned Italian wine bar conveniently located in The Woodlands, at the intersection of Kuykendahl and Creekside Forest Drive. Our menu features creative interpretations of modern and regional Italian cuisine — mouth-watering antipasti, hand-crafted pasta, fresh seafood, and delicious desserts. The menu also includes an extensive collection of wines, wine flights and a selection of wines by the glass.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 150 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place is so good. We tried it after it was recommended so much on local foodie groups and it did not disappoint. Drinks, appetizer, and entrees were all delicious! Our server was THE BEST! He directed us with recommendations based on our likes. Definitely going back! ❤️

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Responded 2 days ago

We are so happy to know you enjoyed your experience with us, and hope to serve you again soon!

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AJC1
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I visited last Saturday. She had the Frutti di mare risotto and I had the branzino. Both were exceptional. The chef went out of his way to avoid my wife's allergens. The tres leches is one of the best in town.

Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us, we really appreciate your feedback!

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RP0315
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with interesting menu and good attendance to virus issues

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the review, we appreciate your feedback!

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vipWoodlander
Houston
156 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

During the pandemic, we are cautious diners venturing out only to places that are careful with social distancing or outdoor dining. Avanti has both. Their wine flights are a fun way to compare wines and try new ones. They are very reasonably priced. The arancini were great on this visit. The linguini with clam sauce was full of clams and my husband enjoyed it greatly. The Avanti Pollo was a generous portion with great broccolini. The Cesar was crisp romaine, light on the dressing and heavy on the parmesan (perfect). Pilar was attentive, efficient and non-obtrusive. Thank you!

Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us, we really appreciate your feedback! Hope to serve you again soon.

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Debbie
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

My food was under cooked. The pork was only edible around the edges. The potatoes were hard as was the broccoli .

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Nelly
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very good food, service a bit slow but good, live music and patio ambiance Excellent, a bit on the high price level. Overall good, will come back!

Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on November 23, 2020

Thank you for the review, we appreciate your feedback.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience, amazing food and service

Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on November 23, 2020

Thank you! We hope to serve you again soon.

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vipDebi
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Avanti’s. Food and service are always good. We’re there at least 3-4 times a month. Thank you Avanti’s for the delicious food and great service.

Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on November 23, 2020

Thank you for the kind review!

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JessicaL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere are impeccable here. The service is top notch and it is well worth the visit. We sat outside and it’s a beautiful area with live music. (We went on a Saturday). We had two appetizers to start. The smoked buratta and the muscles. Both were amazing. The smoky flavor of the cheese was something I had never had before.

My husband ordered the short rib and I had the linguini with clams. Both had amazing taste. The short rib was cooked perfectly. Melt in your mouth perfectly. We highly recommend Avanti and cannot talk about the food, service, and atmosphere enough. Go try it out!

Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on November 23, 2020

Thank you for the review, we hope to serve you again soon.

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JanA
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our lunch. We had an excellent waiter and the fool was delicious.

Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on November 23, 2020

Jan- we are happy to know you had a nice experience! Do you remember your servers name?

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EMO1016
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Nice addition to the Creekside area. Food was very good - we had the caprese salad with prosciutto, a filet and sea bass. All delicious. The waiter was very nice. The problem was the drinks came very slow as did our first course. We weren’t in a rush but our drinks and salad were oddly delayed

Would go back and would try to stay on patio. Nice ambience

Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on November 10, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us, your comments about the drinks are noted! We do hope to serve you again soon.

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vipThierryJ
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice location and setup, inside or outside is fantastic. Food was good and reasonably priced and the service outstanding. Highly recommend.

Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on November 23, 2020

We are so happy to know you enjoyed your experience and hope to serve you again soon.

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mrflex2
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on November 2, 2020

Thank you for the FIVE-STARS!

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ScottW
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food and a great selection of wines from various countries. Very cozy setting with both indoor and patio seating. Would have been better if some Italiano themed music were playing, but overall very nice.

Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on November 2, 2020

Scott- thank you for the review, we appreciate your feedback!

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FrBr
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great drinks. Great environment. Moderate to high prices.

Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on November 2, 2020

Thank you for the FIVE-STARS, we are happy to know you enjoyed yourself.

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RW13
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great restaurant, very pleasant wait staff and food is great.

Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on November 2, 2020

Thank you for the review, and for the FIVE-STARS!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice night out. Great food, dessert and live music. The Pollo Avanti is excellent. the flavor balance is perfect.

Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on November 2, 2020

Thank you for the review, we are happy to know you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Hope to serve you again soon, we will have a Pollo Avanti waiting for you!

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vipTonC
Houston
43 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing

Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on November 2, 2020

Thank you for the review, we are happy to know you had an amazing experience!

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vipWoodlander
Houston
157 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I hadn’t been to Avanti for awhile and wanted to try it out again. The setting is lovely, so happy to see a votive on the table and the music was perfectly background. Social distancing was excellent. We tried a red and a white wine flight — great selections and lots of fun. The Caesar salad was very good; the arugula came with dressing though I requested it on the side. It was promptly replaced. Needed more heirloom tomatoes. Lots of arugula! The shrimp with linguini was delightful! Service was attentive without hovering. We had plenty of space for a long conversation. Thank you for a fine experience!

Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on October 13, 2020

Thank you for giving us another try, we hope to serve you again soon, and appreciate you taking the time to review us.

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vipKarinS
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday dinner for 5. Our waitress Pilar took great care of us. The food was fantastic- arancini & calamari & gnocchi. The music outside from Take 2 created the perfect celebratory ambience. Love Avanti!

Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on October 3, 2020

Thank you for the review! We are happy to know you enjoyed your meal and service from Pilar.

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vipEDWINC
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re from Philly and friends in Houston suggested the place.
Loved it!
Great space, ambience, service and food. Our top notch server was Rudy. Solid wine list. Modifications to orders were performed happily and superbly crafted in the kitchen.
Excellent all around.

Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on October 3, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review, we appreciate you and your feedback!

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vipTonC
Houston
43 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and delicious brunch!

Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on September 29, 2020

Thank you! Please come back to dine with us again soon.

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JackA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We frequent their other location via Emilia and only have great things to say ..moved from nyc recently and finding authentic Italian has been challenging..these 2 places are a home run ..although on the more expensive side it’s definitely worth it .

Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on September 29, 2020

Thank you so much! We appreciate your business.

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vipRick
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambience, great owners. Always a favorite when we are in The Woodlands.

Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on September 29, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us, and for your business. We are happy to know you enjoyed your dining experience with us.

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chiliili
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have done a great job of social Distanceing with great service. Look forward to visiting again.

Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on September 29, 2020

Thank you for your feedback, we really appreciate you! Hope you can make it back again soon.

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PatrickGauthier
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

The receptionist was unfriendly, the service even worst as we waited almost an hour for our entrees to be served. 30 minutes to get the wine list. One of the staff wearing an orange outfit was doing all the jobs, moving tables, setting tables up, the rest of the staff was inexperienced and not doing their job. I saw waiters asking patrons if what they were carrying was for them!!!!!!

Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on September 24, 2020

Patrick- We are so sorry to know you had a bad experience, and plan to address this with our management team ASAP.

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RebeccaM
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the dinner and the atmosphere. I cannot wait to go again!

Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on September 24, 2020

We are so happy to know you had a nice experience, Rebecca! Please come back to see us again soon. We have live music on the patio this weekend and the weather should be perfect.

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vipMJR1
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Avanti is always a pleasure. Now that they have live entertainment on the patio, it’s even better. Food was great. Drinks were great, especially the espresso martini! Twice in two weekends says it all. Great job Avanti!!!

Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on September 24, 2020

Thank you for the review! We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you again soon. We will have live music again this weekend and the weather should be perfect. Come see us!

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Smcb
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch at Avanti! It was my 4 th time dining at Avanti and I have not been disappointed.
The bruschetta is amazinf❣️ I highly recommend this beautiful restaurant.

Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on September 24, 2020

We are happy to know you enjoyed your lunch, and hope to serve you again soon.

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DonW
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and wine menus were excellent. Food and service also excellent.

Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on October 3, 2020

Thank you for the review!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed the dinner with my husband
We could talk and had a very good time
This place is quiet and I loved it
The food and the service is the best
Thanks

Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on September 24, 2020

We are so happy you enjoyed your date night with us! Please come back and see us again soon.

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vipBS525
Phoenix
58 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Biggest concern these days is how restaurant handles social distancing and Avanti did great job of honoring and respecting our request. Justin a great server and highly recommend Branzino!

Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on September 24, 2020

Thank you for letting us know how we are doing. We don't take the COVID-19 outbreak lightly, we follow strict guidelines and go above and beyond with our safety and sanitation practices. We hope to serve you again soon.

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vipTxJoan
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating retirement - great menu & ambiance & excellent service.

Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on September 24, 2020

Thank you for dining with us, and congratulations on your retirement!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is great! But portions are small. In overall they have a nice ambiance and good service. We will return but less hungry.

Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on September 8, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us, we really appreciate your feedback.

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vipPacc
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Good food and service excellent value and people
Would strongly recommend

Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on September 8, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us! We are happy you had a nice experience and hope you can make it back again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. Everyone was raving about it and wants to go back Server was attentive and not intrusive.

Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on September 1, 2020

Excellent news! Thank you for sharing your feedback with us.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great ambience. A jewel for our Creekside neighborhood.

Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on September 1, 2020

Thank you! We appreciate your business.

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AnnH
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had been wanting to try Avanti for a while and we are so glad we finally got the chance. It is beautiful inside and the food was excellent. We cannot wait to go back again.

Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on September 1, 2020

Ann- we are so happy to know you had a nice experience, and look forward to serving you again soon.

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Cecilia
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorites restaurants in The Woodlands. Besides the wonderful food, the staff is very nice and the ambience cozy. I recomend

Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on September 1, 2020

Thank you! We do have a rock star staff, and appreciate your kind words. Hope you can make it back soon.

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MaryT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! My husband had the branzino, and he said it was wonderful! The remaining three people in our party each had the Pollo Avanti, and it was one of the best chicken dishes I've ever had! We also had a great waiter who was personable and professional. We'll be returning soon!

Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on August 24, 2020

Thank you for the kind words! We are so happy to know you enjoyed our cuisine, and hope to serve you again soon.

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You can order delivery directly from Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar using the Order Online button. Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (281) 377-1777.

Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 150 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.