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Avanti is my favorite place for combining great food and old world atmosphere.
We love this restaurant. The staff and owner are fantastic. Great food, great customer service
Amazing dining experience!!! Will definitely come back again in the future.
We went on feb 15. We were never told it was a carry over menu for Valentine’s Day. Very disappointing. We so were looking forward to dining there as neither we nor the couple we were with had ever dined there before but had heard only good things. My husband and I have lived in the valley for 36 years and we’re finally going to dine there.
We hadn't been out on a date night for a couple of years and thoroughly enjoyed everything about Avanti! The service was excellent and the food was amazing! The only recommendation I have is go early if you can, there was a line to get in when we left!
Amazing service amazing food Michael B our Server was amazing keep it up
Came here with friends for Valentine’s dinner. Everything was perfect, from the impeccable service to the wine and yummy food. Will be back!!
A Lovely Valentines Dinner with great food and excellent service.
We made the mistake of going on Valentines Day, though our reservation was for 5:00. There were many male servers rushing around a restaurant with only about 1/3 of the tables filled. When one waited on us, he was polite but very hurried. We weren’t asked if we’d like a cocktail, which we did. When taking our dinner order we weren’t asked if we wanted wine, which we did, but were feeling so rushed by that time we didn’t order it. My dinner, cannelloni, was very good. My husband’s white clam sauce was flavorless.
I might excuse this hectic pace except when we left, the parking lot was not filling back up with later diners. What was the rush?? It was a very poor experience and the decor very dated and uncohesive between the different dining rooms.
Food was delicious and our experience was great! The only downfall was that there was nobody on the piano.
It was super, as always. Avanti is becoming my favorite Italian restaurant!
Great food and friendly staff!
The owner has been there for 40 + years. This is true Italian food. Not Olive Garden. Although the decor looked dated, it actually added to the authenticity of the restaurant.
I really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. The waiter was great and very helpful. I would definitely recommend it.
Classic Phownix Italian. Great food and great value.
When the reservation was made, it was specified that we were celebrating a birthday. After the check was paid, we remembered that and told the owner. He brought us (4 people) two desserts. Although late, we appreciated it.
We decided to go back because our last visit was wonderful.
This time, however, the service was sporadic and the food was not as good as our memory. The chicken parmigiana was not tender. The eggplant was over saturated with sauce.
I’m not sure there will be a return visit seeing the plethora of Italian restaurants in town.
I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND AVANTI TO ANYONE THAT WANTS A GREAT ITALIAN EXPERIENCE I WAS VERY HAPPY WITH THE WINE SELECTION AND THE FOOD WAS VERY WELL PAIRED WITH THE FOOD AS WELL. ME AND MY FAMILY HAD A GREAT TIME I WILL BE BACK FOR SURE TO AVANTI THANKS FOR THE EXPERIENCE GUYS!
We were not met at the door. The place was crowded even though we arrived early. The food was not what we are accustomed to at a winemakers dinner. Service was harried and hectic. Wine pourings were very generous.
One of the best Italian restaurants I've been to--hands down. Kudos to Michael, our server, whose passion is clearly food. Can't think of any complaints at all! Will definitely come back next time I'm in Phoenix.
First time here, hardly anyone else, which could be scary. Food and service were excellent. We’ll be back a
Varied menu...for everybody and my 94 yr old mom is picky!
Servings a little too large....brought home half of my risotto
Honest....I made a very big addition error and they corrected it
A little pricey, but OK in view of quality of food, size of serving general overall excellence of ambiance, food and staff
You can always rely on Avanti’s for great food and great service. Angelo and his team work hard to provide top quality food. The grouper special was amazing!
Wonderful experience, enjoyed listening to the piano jazz.
Great Old School Italian!
Always has been!!
If located in Scottsdale, you wouldn't be able to get a reservation.
Blows Maggiano's away!!
All around fantastic.
The ambiance is perfect - classy and refined yet not pretentious. The food was delicious - simply presented and homely.
But the main draw cane from the service - Luis made the experience special with his excellent attention to detail, honest recommendations, ample friendliness. We will be returning for this alone, delicious food and pleasant surroundings not withstanding.
Old world/neighborhood Italian restaurant, with outstanding family feel service & delicious tasting dishes .
We will be back !
New Year’s Eve Dinner great!
Food was very fresh and delicious flavor. Having travelled to Italy this meal was as close to being in a restaurant in Rome! Service was excellent with very attentive staff.
A very pleasant dinning experience. Service and food was excellent. The short initial wait that I had was offset by a very pleasant conversation with other customers. Angelo, Avanti is the best restaurant in Phoenix!
Angelo always has Avanti’s running like a top is a gracious host, and his restaurant is timeless
As Always the food, service and ambiance was
Our waiter Michael was simply outstanding. Knowledgeable, memorable, added to the pleasure of everyone's meal. The food was exceptional. Great ambience for a business lunch.
I picked for a special occasion because of good dining experiences before. Was not disappointed yet again. Fabulosio! Sergio’s service and recommendations were par excellence. What a great and history filled dining experience. Highly recommend for the historic, Italian eating experience.
Annual gathering of friends punctuated with laughter & embellished with fine food. The service was amiable.
Classic old school italian. Reminded me of good Chicago italian. Great italian feel. Fresh homemade pasta. Outstanding service from everyone in the restaurant, from bartender to host to servers/busboys.
Elegant and accommodating, the food and service here are top notch. I love eating here and my friends and family enjoy their evening as well. Thank you Avanti for making every meal special.
The food was fantastic!
We were welcomed enthusiastically and seated in a pretty room. Our waiter was wonderful! Attentive and helpful. We split several dishes and the kitchen split them for us...big plus! Portions were large. Shrimp salad was fantastic, oysters fresh, grouper superb. Big recommendation.
Great service, Amazing food.
Excellent food, exceptional service, missed the owner coming out to greet us. He is always a highlight!