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For 2
7:00 PM
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Booked 5 times today


952 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Good for a Date (31)
  • Special Occasion (28)
  • Good for Anniversaries (27)
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Italian, Mediterranean, Continental
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(602) 956-0900
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Owner Chef Angiolo Livi & assistant Chef Luis DeOrta
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Avanti's catering division prides itself on creative, logistically executed events you and your guest will enjoy and remember! From large sit-down dinners to informal buffets Avanti has been catering for over 25 years. Authentic Italian dishes, homemade pasta, and hearty Tuscan inspired meats
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Cross street
Thomas and 28th Street
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Parking details
Private Lot in front of restaurant with ample parking and enough room for large buses to turn-around.

Valet parking is offered.
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Public transit
Picks up and drops off in front of restaurant.
Complimentary ride service from most hotels
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Piano Bar Music

Guest Bands

DJ Music for private functions
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Special events & promotions
Make your Holidays special Reservations Now!
Great Buffet's the whole family to enjoy!
Catering yourself? Pick up everything you need at Avanti.
Let us make your vision a reality, Full service catering from flowers to linens. Its is our pleasure to serve.
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Avanti offers 3 Private Dining Rooms as well as the option to buy-out the restaurant for large banquets and private events. Custom designed menus and complimentary printed menus. Entertainment, flowers, decorations and special order celebration cakes available.

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What 952 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Memphis)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful food and great service. One of our a favorite places to eat when in Phoenix!

OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Excellent experience. Food, service, and ambiance were great

LeeIB (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

What a wonderful experience! Everything you hope for when dining out. Delicious, relaxed, friendly, intimate.

OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

I highly recommend this restaurant. Great atmosphere, awesome service and the food was beyond amazing!! I will definitely be coming back. I would recommend for date night or special occasion.

DavidJ (Raleigh)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

We went for Valentines Day. I called the restaurant before making reservations to ensure it was the normal menu. I was told that it was a shorter version, but yes -- it's the normal menu. Then I had my wife call two days in advance to RE-ENSURE that there wasn't something exotic going on. And she was told the same. The day we went to the restaurant, we were called by Angelo at the restaurant (same person who I spoke to a number of days earlier) and he told me that while it's the same menu, the prices are different. Yes, they were indeed, and I had 90 minutes warning on that. He told me to ask for him at the restaurant when we checked in, and I did that, but he never came by. He had 90 minutes to do so, but we left without any adjustments or courtesies. It was a good filet as always, as was our salads, but they were jacked up in price which I had been trying to avoid. I certainly COULD have avoided that problem if I'd not gotten bad advice from Avanti in two earlier calls.

fish (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago


GeeCee (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Fabulous. Valentines Day at primetime – 6:15 PM. Both the bar and the restaurant were jammed for. Kitchen was a wee bit slow, but food was hot, service was excellent, andwe had a fabulous time.

vipOpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
1.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Avanti accepted a 10:00pm reservation. Upon arriving at 9:55pm we were turned away and told they were closed and the chef left an hour earlier. This really should not happen. It was very disappointing, not to mention quit inconvenient. We had to wait about 7 minutes in Avanti’s parking lot for our Uber driver to arrive to take us back to the hotel hungry and tired.

Marcuspantherflagstaff (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Wow great service my waiter was friendly attentive knowledgeable a real gentleman. My wife & I had a great date night, Thank You!
I’m an old man in a wheelchair and they made it very comfortable for me.

Thank you

vipStephenp (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Our favorite italian restaurant in Phoenix. Great food, excellent service, old school ambience. Perfect for special occasions or anytime.

OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We go to Avanti 3-4 times a year. Every time we are there we are greeted by the owner. He is very friendly. There is not turn over of staff. We have had the same waiters for the last four years. The food is amazing!!

AZHumble (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Delicious, old school, Italian food (with a couple of flaws) complimented by very good service and atmosphere. Started by splitting the crab stuffed shrimp served on a bit a spinach and napped with a cheese/brandy sauce. Two shrimp that were big enough to share, however the dish was a sea of white sauce on a white plate without even a sprig of parsley for a bit of contrast/color.

My guest thoroughly enjoyed her perfectly cooked Parmesan crusted salmon. She shared a bit and I can understand why. I had chicken Francese, which was flavorful though tough (overcooked?) complimented by a scant few capers and a single, quartered artichoke heart. Could have been very good...but wasn't.

vipOpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Owner was great, food was good, basically had to get my own drinks from the bar.

OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Amazing piano player and delicious home made pasta!

GailD (Portland)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The best gnocchi I have ever eaten! We were celebrating a birthday and they brought out a dessert with a candle on it. If you like Italian food, you won't be disappointed.