Avanti

4.7
1424 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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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
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1424 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My dad always talked about enjoying Avanti’s in the 80’s. Lots of wonderful moments. I thought let’s take dad for fathers dad!! Super fun to see all the movie star photos on the walls, and our waiter remembered all 5 of our orders without writing down a sing note. Food was full of flavor, I would recommend coming here for any special occasion you want to celebrate!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
11 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Loved the eggplant parm

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ShawnH
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great meal when we come to Avanti. Great service we even enjoyed the gentleman playing the piano in the bar. We always look forward to our next visit.

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BillP
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great evening with excellent service and good food.

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vipdavistempe
Phoenix
99 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Avanti is a first class restaurant. The staff is always very professional . Geraldo is very attentive. We have been dining here since the late '70's . On this visit we had the fresh Grouper which was perfectly cooked.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was decent

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vipMiMi215
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food I ever had, love the food and service. And the owner is a sweetheart ! Until next trip Scottsdale, your Philly crew will be back soon !!

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vipGerry
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always classically excellently executed Italian.PIANO BAR a huge plus

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my moms 60th last night and it was amazing! They were able to accommodate our large party in a nice private room and the service was amazing! Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Went for Easter brunch buffet Very tight in the ballroom, doors was open so flys we’re getting h into the buffet area on the food. Completely turned off.

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KimR
Tulsa
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The Mothers Day Brunch was excellent as was the service.

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NicoleC
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Went for a the Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet and it was such a disappointment. All of the staff was very unfriendly, the set up was very disorganized and the food was less than mediocre. The shrimp cocktail was extremely over cooked and rubbery, even the pasta dishes tasted like they were from something prepackaged, and to top it off majority of the desserts came from Costco since it was still in the original packaging. I will never be going back to this place.

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PamelaS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great food ! Charming Owner !
Overall a wonderful experience.

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Ralph
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant and can understand why it's been in business for so many years!!!

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Nell
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best food since I was in Greece and Italy area, and the best of service as well.

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vipPatrickH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian in AZ. Consistency is the key at this Italian restaurant. I’m from the East Coast and no other restaurant in AZ comes close to authentic Italian food. Always a pleasure seeing Angelo, Sergio, and Andrew.
Ive been going to Avanti for over 16 years now and whether it’s just dinner out or a special occasion Avanti is always my top pick. Keep up the good work Fellas!!!!

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vipSTEVEo
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here in 35 years and don't know why it took so long to return. It is now one of my favorites. Came for the Escargot and stayed for everything else. Food, service, atmosphere all outstanding. Sitting in bar next time.

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KellyB
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our 3rd time to Avanti. We sit at the bar because we absolutely love the bartender, Mike. He is great and gives us recommendations on what to try and each dish has been amazing. Kudos to the chef as well. This visit was on a Saturday night and it was much busier than our previous visits. Mike seemed to do it all and made it look easy! We will go back for the service (Bartender Mike) and the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful from start to finish! Food is so good & the owner even stopped by our table to say hello. 10 on a scale of 1 to 10.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal experience for my mom's bday dinner! Great place for really good food, great service, and nice atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!! Service and food exceeded my expectations! Will definitely be returning!!!

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JoeA
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great at Avanti's n our favorite restaurant. Thank you Avanti's

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vipgfantsimon
Austin
23 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE every thing about the place. The service was almost as good as the food. The vibe is so retro and a breath of fresh air. Awesome!

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vipMichael
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Avanti’s is always the best.

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vipScubaman
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good food not great tonight but other visits have been excellent.

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BrittB
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed a family dinner and the service was impeccable

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vipPKMaz
Phoenix
73 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our far-flung group of 7 gathers at Avanti’s as often as we’re able to get together. The food, service, ambiance & value are all amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience1

We went there for Easter brunch and the food was terrible. Very disappointed and surprised to see there so many good reviews...

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RodneyM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT Food.
A Great Experience. I hope Avanti's does this more often.
Service was outstanding and did I mention the FOOD

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JamesB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian Food & Service! Great ambience, food & seevice!

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Pickydiner
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Easter Brunch,

The Easter at Avanti was very good it had everything from salad to omelets. The food was all quite flavorful, did not have a bad item. Service was attentive clearing plates when finished. Overall one of the best brunches I have been to lately.
Excellent job

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AmandaS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes.

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vipMike
Tahoe
11 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service remains off the chart amazing. I highly recommend you try this restaurant. You simply cannot go wrong here.

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Gayann
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great food and service. A true Phoenix landmark.

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vipRobertC
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Was not as good as previous visits. Portions seemed to be smaller.

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BasqueAmerican
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended. Great food and intimate atmosphere.

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vipStashu
Seattle
39 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars and sat in the bar for the first time and like the bar for its intimacy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So fun! Last minute reservation - accommodated a large party! 16! Good food, normal portions - great waiters, friendly and accommodating .... classic old school Italian feel!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service was incredible and the food delicious! The owner toasted with us at the end of the night which added to the experience.

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TomasF
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything perfect. Love the service. Music was a little too loud for conversational dining.

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 1424 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.