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Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar

4.7
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136 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 136 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipTonC
Houston
40 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing

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vipWoodlander
Houston
155 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
46 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
41 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
29 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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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 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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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met a friend for wine and appetizers. The wine flight was fabulous and well paired.

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

We are happy you enjoyed our food and wine! Hope to serve you again soon.

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SheilaK
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went here last night for dinner and had a wonderful time. Pilar took care of us - and her service was outstanding. Everyone at this restaurant is wonderful (Michelle was the manager last night that stopped by our table to make sure everything was okay) - attentive and very mindful of the current restrictions in place. The cocktails are amazing. We tried the limencello cake for dessert and I highly recommend it -truly delicious. The only item that I felt was sub-par was the bruschetta - the topping was very nice but the crostini (bread) was quite chewy - it felt the bread may have been stale. Other than that, their focaccia (which is complimentary) and arancini are some of the best I have had. I highly recommend this place.

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

Thank you for your business, and thank you for taking the time to review us! We are so happy you enjoyed your dining experience with us, and look forward to serving you again soon.

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JimR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lamb and sea bass were fantastic. Service and wine was exceptional. Love this place.

Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on August 17, 2020

We are happy you enjoyed your meal, Jim! Please come back to see us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Avanti! That was our 2nd visit and we were not disappointed!

Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on August 17, 2020

Fantastic! Thank you for your business, we hope to serve you again soon.

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Woodlandscouple
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great family owned Italian restaurant and sister to Via Emilia. Amazing outdoor seating on patio and live music, superb wine list and awesome food.

Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on August 17, 2020

Thank you for your business and for taking the time to review us! We are pleased to know you had a nice experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful evening out. The food was absolutely delicious. We started with an excellent wine flight and appetizer (carpaccio). The main course was amazing (I had black truffle pasta & my partner enjoyed the lamb).

We will definitely be coming back.

Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on August 17, 2020

Thank you for letting us know how we are doing! We hope to serve you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. We’ll be back!

Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on August 17, 2020

Thank you for the STARS!

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vipTonC
Houston
41 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and management were outstanding! The live music outside was icing on the cake. We will be back!

Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on August 17, 2020

YES, this is what we like to hear! Thank you for taking the time to review us, we hope to serve you again soon.

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vipHarlanC
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful and accommodating

Food was very good and the portions very large.

We were pleasantly surprised with the wine flights ... they did not skimp on portions and the wine wasn’t “old”

Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on August 5, 2020

Harlan- Thank you for your business, we are happy to know you enjoyed our cuisine and wine choices! We look forward to serving you again soon.

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waynej
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a charming restaurant!
Food and atmosphere where wonderful! Our cocktails where also very good. Will be going back on a regular basis!!

Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on August 5, 2020

Wayne- we are so happy to know you had a nice experience and look forward to serving you again soon!

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23LBJcavs
Las Vegas
31 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

This place is really nice My Cesare Salad was excellent, my wife had the Panzanella added chicken and really enjoyed if. But my Pappardella Bolognese was just drenched in sauce I love the big noodles but the sauce not good I was left with a soup after I picked through noodles and it wasn't hot really should have sent back but it was so cold in the restaurant I was looking for a fast exit. I did ask waiter about sauce that Bolognese sauce is made different depending what region it was from not sure what that means in this case. But from the picture on website look nothing like the soup noodles I got. Might go back and try something else because it was a nice place but will definitely bring a jacket being ice cold while trying to eat is a thumbs down for me....

Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on August 5, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us, we truly appreciate your feedback. Please accept our apologies as to where we fell short, our goal to provide an excellent experience from start to finish. Your feedback is vital as it helps us pinpoint what we need to address, and we plan on addressing your comments with our staff asap.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on August 17, 2020

Thank you! We appreciate your review.

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Ulises
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambiance are perfect for a date night...highly recommend.

Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on August 5, 2020

Thank you for your support, Ulises! We look forward to serving you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Went to dinner with wife for a Anniversary. Except for the issues regarding Covid, everything was exceptional, from the Champagne flight through desert. Calamari was fantastic!

Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on August 5, 2020

Thank you for choosing to celebrate your special day with us! Cheers to many more wonderful years together!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve consistently had many delicious meals at Avanti, and highly recommended it when you want a nice evening out with family or friends. We’ve safely dined in-person and have also done take-out, so we’ve tried several different things on the menu, and all of them have tasted amazing, from appetizers to main dishes to dessert! They have an interesting selection of wine flights that are fun to try and discover new wines. They also have a cozy little space for outdoor seating, a nice bar area, and sometimes have a piano player entertaining the restaurant. We’ve always had excellent service, as well! Easily five stars!

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us, it's nice to receive this positive feedback!! We hope to serve you again soon.

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RebeccaM
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience here. The piano music set a great ambiance, the food was amazing, and the bartender went above and beyond to make a drink I loved.

Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on July 30, 2020

Well this is music to our ears, we are happy to know you enjoyed your experience! We will have live music this weekend, you should come out and see us!

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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 136 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.