Avanti

4.7
1336 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Avanti, a Valley tradition since 1974. . . Dramatic, crisp black and white interiors, candlelight and a quiet atmosphere. Vegetarians and Seafood lovers will be awed by the selections of homemade pasta from deliciously light Gnocchi Alfredo, Eggplant and Meat Lasagna, to seasonal hand crafted Ravioli. Fresh Fish and seafood dishes vary- from a Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail to an Italian crafted Cioppino. Avanti has also garnered numerous awards and accolades for our Ossobucco, said to be the best in town as well as robust steaks and chops (lamb and pork).Enjoy dessert and Cappuccino in the piano bar sweets that are carefully guarded family recipes include, Tiramisu, Cannoli, Creme Brulee with a crunchy burnt sugar crust but if your passionate about chocolate the chocolate mousse is infused with rum and whipped so fluffy and light you'll swear it's heaven sent!
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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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1336 people are saying
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RaynK
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner was delicious! Good portions, all fresh pasta, and outstanding flavor. The service was spot on, friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable, AND not too much! We were celebrating a birthday, the tiramisu was yummy and we took an amaretto cheesecake home for another day! Older restaurant, but that is part of the charm of this gem of an Italian restaurant.

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JohnT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful engaging service, nice ambience, and tables well separated.

Excellent dining, large parking lot, and a safe environment.

Always keep coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday. Thanksgiving.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent for lovely dinner. Will return soon.

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NormanW
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I loved Avanti's. The ambience, the music and of course the food was outstanding. Our server was attentive and very personable. The escargot is to die for especially with the parmesan crusted bread to dip in the juice of the escargot. My wife ordered the chicken picata and I ordered the lamb chops and we both would order them again. We ordered creme brulee for desert and it was just ok. We like our creme brulee not so soupy. If you are wanting a romantic and outstanding place for a special occasion with excellent food then book Avanti's...

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vipEllieK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Italian restaurants I’ve been to! Food above LA, Miami and Vegas! Friendly service.. deliciousness

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good food. Service was good but very slow. Great value

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csey
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you!
Perfect food, perfect service, perfect surroundings, and perfect owner.

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vipHolleyR
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic authentic Italian with a rich history and amazing service.

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vipValleyrat
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great, attentive service. My date’s fish dish was very good. My pasta dish, while flavorful, was only average and was made with broccoli as opposed to the rapini that it was supposed to be made with.

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TodD
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad to be back!!!!
Great service and wonderful food!!

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prestond
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Over the years i have gone to Avanti's many times i have never been disappointed!

They are Great.

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DaveB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Best bruchetta I’ve ever had.

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vipBrian
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Great place, outstanding food, kitchen was a bit behind but given covid, the place was still pretty full

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vipBeck63
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dinning here everything was perfect food atmosphere and service A new fav

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morrisg
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sometimes you want the unexpected,sometimes you don’t.If you want the expected (ie) good old school Italian Avanti is the place to go

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Yummy
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff - AMAZING FOOD. Michael is an amazing server. Would recommend this restaurant to EVERYONE!!!

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JeffG
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great resturant that is going out of their way during this Covid time. Food was wonderful, had a full bar and good wine selection. The owner was very helpful and friendly. Will definitely go back when back in town. The only negative is that it is not located in California.

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Mattb
Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and extensive menu. Had the risotto of the day, seafood, cook very well. Nice wine selection and appetizers. Great server and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and setup amidst the new dining rules. Food was on point and service left no room for complaints!

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vipMistyC
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Avanti is always a good idea, great food, amazing people and live music!

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vipLarryB
Phoenix
85 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable meal. Michael is a great bartender, server and conversationalist. The gentleman playing the piano was excellent and his playing did not overpower the conversation. If you’re looking for great Italian atmosphere and great food. This is the place.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary Night with my lovely woman was ABSOLUTELY LOVELY. The Food Was Tremendous And The Waiter Mike Was The Best Ever!

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vipDick
Phoenix
83 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

VERY ENJOYABLE EVENING OUT. AGAIN, THE PASTA CARBONARA WAS EXCELLENT AND THE GROUPER [PICCATA STYLE] WAS AS GOOD. OUR SERVER MICHAEL WAS AS GOOD AS THE FOOD.

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BrianF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Bad: Dated decor (zebra print and lights hanging from paper clips). No music most of meal — could hear a pin drop in the place. Very expensive wine prices (cheapest bottle is a basic Robert Mondavi for almost $50). Only one brand of wine available by the glass.

Good: Service, pork chop, gnocchi, meatballs.

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NoraM
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a pleasure to dine here. Service is attentive but not obtruisive and never had a less than excellent meal served to us.

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Cathy
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chefs special was delicious. Pork was very tender and sauce was amazing. Pianist in the lounge was fabulous. Dirty martini was outstanding. Birthday dessert was beautifully presented. Had a great time.

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CortezD
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was amazing, polite, and very well educated on the options and the restaurant’s history. I would return just for his enthusiastic personality.

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JoshS
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went here for a date night and Michael took very good care of us. While he is rather new to the wait staff, the rest of the staff has been there over 20 years. Truly a group of strangers that have become family running the place. The vibe is really nice with nice dim lighting, quieter music, white table clothes, and artwork on the walls.

Anyways, they have a full bar with well trained bar tenders. We had a Jamaican Ten Speed and their in house take on the Old Fashioned which had their own bitters - they have been making their own for 10 years - and the traditional ingredients except they add some OJ to the drink. Very good and their cocktails are generous in size.

For dinner they bring out complimentary crispy buttered bread, we had the crab cake and shrimp for a starter, a wedge and Caesar salad, mushroom risotto and lasagna for our pasta, and the tiramisu for dessert. All of it was fantastic. All of their pasta is made everyday in house and the flavor in everything is wonderful. Highly recommend the place.

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vipJohn
Phoenix
295 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You cannot find better Italian food and charm in Phoenix.

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vipRobinM
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

I’m sure it had its hay day. I left a nice tip cause you gotta support your community. The place and menu and the chef need to revamp it. There’s true good Italian and there’s a bowl of chef-boy-are dee. The pasta was definitely not “home made”. The bolognese came soggy and looked like a bowl of slop. We will not give it another try.

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MiaZ
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and service! Our waiter took great care of us.

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vipCaviargal
Phoenix
42 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful evening at Avanti-Angelo is so warm and welcoming and Sergio provides excellent service.

The food is the best Italian-even better than some well-known restaurants in NYC and we find it is worth the drive
For a delicious meal.

Can it wait for our next experience here!

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vipBruceL
Phoenix
47 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always a great meal and very friendly service. Old school Italian. This is our go to place for a great meal!

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vipShazam
Phoenix
33 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was soooooo great to be back at our fave Italian restaurant!!!! Food excellent as always. Service top-notch. Atmosphere - perfect!

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Mark
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When you go here, start with the escargot, they are delicious. It appears the restaurant has removed about half the tables and they have a hand sanitation station set up for you to use, that with the gloves and mask the employees are wearing make you feel quite safe.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

It was national cancer survivors day. 2years cancer free TB2G. Amen

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vipmaggim
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been eating at Avantis' for over 20 years- it is one of my favorite restaurants in the country- never miss eating there when I am in Arizona- the best italian food you will eat in an atmosphere that always peaceful and relaxing.

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LaurenV
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FAB!!! We love Avanti’s! -Dj Ghiz

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NormanB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael was our waiter and did an excellent job with service. The food was great and timely as we did not starve. We have been going to Avanti's for years and will continue.

FAQs

Avanti does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Avanti also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (602) 956-0900.

Avanti is rated 4.7 stars by 1336 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.