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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
Pasta e Fagioli
with crabmeat scallops, spinach & mozzarella,brandy sauce
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.
Glad to be back!!!!
Great service and wonderful food!!
Over the years i have gone to Avanti's many times i have never been disappointed!
They are Great.
Great food. Best bruchetta I’ve ever had.
Great place, outstanding food, kitchen was a bit behind but given covid, the place was still pretty full
First time dinning here everything was perfect food atmosphere and service A new fav
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
Great staff - AMAZING FOOD. Michael is an amazing server. Would recommend this restaurant to EVERYONE!!!
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.
Wonderful and extensive menu. Had the risotto of the day, seafood, cook very well. Nice wine selection and appetizers. Great server and service.
Great ambiance and setup amidst the new dining rules. Food was on point and service left no room for complaints!
Avanti is always a good idea, great food, amazing people and live music!
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.
Anniversary Night with my lovely woman was ABSOLUTELY LOVELY. The Food Was Tremendous And The Waiter Mike Was The Best Ever!
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.
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.
Always a pleasure to dine here. Service is attentive but not obtruisive and never had a less than excellent meal served to us.
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.
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.
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.
You cannot find better Italian food and charm in Phoenix.
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.
Superb food and service! Our waiter took great care of us.
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!
Always a great meal and very friendly service. Old school Italian. This is our go to place for a great meal!
It was soooooo great to be back at our fave Italian restaurant!!!! Food excellent as always. Service top-notch. Atmosphere - perfect!
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.
It was national cancer survivors day. 2years cancer free TB2G. Amen
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.
FAB!!! We love Avanti’s! -Dj Ghiz
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.
Intimate dining, great for special occasions! Staff recommendation of the shrimp and scallop dish was delicious. Both shrimp and scallops were large and succculent.
Nice work on social distancing
A repeat visit. Fantastic service (again) from Sergio. He is tremendous. Fabulous meals, and a delightful time visiting with Angelo. I recommend Avanti’s highly. I have been there with one or more guests 7 times in 4 years. It has been superb EVERY time!
One of our favorite restaurants.
Food was fabulous. The sole francese had just the right lemon and capers. Caprese and wedge salads were fresh and flavorful. Great service. A perfect Italian restaurant.
Great local authentic Italian restaurant! Highly recommend it! The lasagna is exceptional.
Great old style Italian restaurant! Food was superb, excellent service. Owner of past 46 years talked with us. If you like Italian, this is a must
Food is fantastic as always! If you like Gnocchi you will love their melt in your mouth Gnocchi!!
I have eaten at Avanti since I was a young man. Not been in lately, actually, for years. We just received a gift card for Avanti, so we thought it would be a good time to use it.
Just 3 of us and we were the only diners when we arrived a little after 1700.
Not much has changed since my last visit . We were seated in the main dining room.
We started with the stuffed shrimp, they brought us 1 each. It was delicious with a alfredo sauce topping. I had the chicken parmesan. It was excellent; pasta was cooked perfectly and the chicken was very tender and juicy.
The wife had a pasta combo on the menu; 3 different sauces with various pasta's. She liked it all but thought it was a bit pricy for the amount served,
My bro had spaghetti and meatballs (with sausage, too?). Looked great and he cleaned his plate.
Over all, a very pleasant experience. The staff was attentive but not overly aggressive. Service was very good. I really enjoyed the lobby with all the celebrity pictures. I will definitely return when my "Italian " taste buds are fired up.
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 4.6 stars by 1327 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.