Avanzare

4.6
266 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Avanzare Italian Restaurant offers a modern take on traditional Italian recipes. Featuring a wood-burning oven, large bar and lounge, intimate dining room, and al fresco options, Avanzare is a perfect place for all dining experiences.
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vipKathyM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One word.....YUM!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fabulous! Kudos Roberto! The food was thoughtful Italian and wonderfully prepared. I would highly recommend Avanzare and cannot wait to dine there again and again. My new favorite restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Booked days in advance for our reservation. Requested standard seating. When we arrived we were seated in the bar at a high top table with a 78 year old mother on Mother’s Day. Requested new table which they did give us about 15 mins later. Food was good. Wait staff good. Extra charge on bill that was not meant to be on there. When we got to our car we realized we didn’t get our debit card back. Luckily remembered before we got home. Undecided if I’ll be back again.

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vipEllenM
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The food was delicious BUT - it took 2 hours and 15 minutes to get our entrees. We had gotten our appetizers about 45 minutes after being seated. We were told the kitchen was busy but really no apologies. It was jam packed. Definitely not following state guidelines. We won’t be back.

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LindaB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food5service4ambience4

I will start by saying we LOVE Avanzare. Their food is amazing. But this night just went off the rails. We arrived at 7:00pm for our reservation for 5. We were seated at 9:00pm - YES - 9:00pm. We waited a full two hours. To make matters worse there was only one very overwhelmed bartender on duty, so you have to wait almost 30 minutes to even get drink. When we finally got to sit, it was becasue they added a new table to the dining room. Why that did not happen two hours earlier is a mystery.

This was the Saturday before Mother's Day, and there was obviously a TOTAL lack of planning and proper staffing. By the time our food arrived I was barely even interested, but we did eat, and it was delicious. The servers were great - I actually felt badly for them, because they were taking all of the grief due to management's lack of planning.

We will go back becasue we LOVE the food, and I still do recommend, but management needs to get their act together or that may change soon.

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vipMeekster
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food. Everyone who was with me enjoyed their food very much.

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vipLove2eat
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great home made pasta, excellent waitstaff. Empty st lunch on a Tuesday.

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SandraL
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance on the patio is lovely. The service is excellent and the menu has something for everyone

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Danc
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food excellent server Ricardo is fabulous!!!!

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NormR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We ordered the eggplant Parmesan and a margarita pizza. The pizza was disappointing, a little soggy, let’s just say we’ve had butter. The Eggplant was delicious, the pasta was great very fresh and very homemade. We finished off with the cannoli which was amazing. Service was great! We would come back but order a different pizza. A lot of menu items that were tempting so we definitely have to come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Had a great time, went for a birthday and say outside. It was great that they had the heaters when it got chilly. Food was good - cauliflower was pretty good, eggplant appetizer was small but really tasty, gnocchi was pretty good and very soft, service was great. I would definitely go back.

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vipSheilaS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ricardo was so attentive and courteous. Gabriel is an amazing chef. The food was some of the best Italian food I’ve ever had.
Would highly recommend to everyone!

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ZachL
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

We had a reservation at 7 but were not seated until 7:35p. Service was slow and absent. The food was very good but the service ruined the meal, especially given the price point. You could tell the chef and manager were trying very hard but overall they were overwhelmed.

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vipHelenE
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My only complaint is on a Saturday night in a pandemic and considering it’s chilly outside, folks are gonna want to sit outside. Be prepared with making sure ALL heaters are working g properly.

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VeroniqueE
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Avanzare is a stand-out when it comes to their food and service. Best Italian restaurant in the area. We have never been disappointed with them, whether dining at the restaurant or take-out!

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RichM
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, home made paste, good wine selection, and very friendly!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

We sat in the bar area for the first time. It was a bit loud for us, but every other aspect of the meal was fantastic as always!

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SonalS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great! So happy to have found this gem of a place!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. Best Italian restaurant in the west suburbs!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. You can't go wrong by choosing this restaurant.

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vipTonyA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were pleasantly surprised at how good the food was. It's really really top notch-everything tastes very homemade.

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Tony
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We continue to be surprised at how new every dish we try is incredible! It is hard to try new things when you have so many favorites on the menu!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was outstanding!! Sea Bass was cooked to perfection and melted in my mouth. My husband had the ribeye and it was also cooked perfectly. He said it’s the only place that has ever gotten a medium perfectly. Everything is made fresh in house. Wait staff was attentive. Highly recommend!

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vipVits
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great host, unbelievable night, we had a great time and couldn’t be happier. Thank you Ricardo for your hospitality

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, great food, great service! Perfect for dinner for 2 or a whole group. Treat you like family

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Winenot
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and went in response to the positive reviews from other diners. Experienced excellent food and service (Roberto). I told him I was looking for pasta and to bring me whatever he recommended. He presented the Tagliatelle Con Sugo Di Chinguiale which did not disappoint. Fabulous. My Sister-in-law had the Tortelli and just just raved about it. Everyone enjoyed their entrees which we washed down with a great Rosso, and dessert was biscotti and coffee. Biscottis were amazing. Hope to return soon!

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vipBill
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the eggplant and veal dishes. Both were excellent. Haven't had a bad meal at this place ever. Only issue was the bread in the bread basket....it was hard and both kinds were rather tasteless.

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LindaH
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner with friends was very enjoyable. Ricardo was accommodating and welcomed additional guests to our table. Food was delicious and service was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Food was very bland. My husband and I didn’t care for our food at all. No flavor. We will not go back.

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vipRuthW
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was tasty. The Bracciole was tender but a little on the salty side, spinach very salty (I, however, don't use a lot of salt so may be more sensitive to it), cauliflower puree delicious. Beet salad very nice. Eggplant Parm also good.

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vipKENG
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stuffed pork chops were delicious.

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vipbobs
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Food was fair at best

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far my favorite restaurant. Every visit we have experienced excellent service and food. One person on our table had a taste for veal parmigiana, wasn’t on the menu so chef made it for him. They have an amazing dessert on special occasions. When I mentioned it again he made it for us. Nothing is ever too much trouble. The service is exceptional and every dish is made to perfection.

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vipMarlo
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is delicious and the service is very attentive. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were all made to perfection. Every bite was incredible. The staff was so kind and attentive. They made us feel like royalty! Highly recommend. This place is a hidden gem.

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vipTeriB
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating 2 birthdays when we had dinner at Avanzare. Service was outstanding and the food was so tasty. You can tell they put a lot of effort into the cooking and making their customers feel like family. The chocolate chip biscotti was the best I have ever had!

Thank you Avanzare for a wonderful celebration! Hope to go back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out in 6 months.

Everything was so nice. Great waiter and friendly staff. Will definitely be going back and telling friends they need to go❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent and the food was good. Presentation was good. Overall was pleased with everything

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CarrieP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pastas and cocktails

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IvanY
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We came on Vday 1st time there and it was busy which is understandable. Waited 15 min for a table although we made a reservation. Also acceptable, oysters were good as for 8oz fillet. Ordered Medium came in mooing and expected better garnish and aide with it. The beans were ok a bit bitter after taste. Decent for the $
No much of a vegetarian or vegan options as my wife is vegetarian. Just fyi

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Avanzare is rated 4.6 stars by 266 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.