Avanzare

4.7
246 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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.4
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
1 review
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
1 review
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
4 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
4 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
61 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
3 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
8 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
19 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
8 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
8 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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vipKENG
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stuffed pork chops were delicious.

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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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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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and not too pricey! Love this place

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ThomasL
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing. Service is great. Homemade pasta and veal marsala were fantastic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Valentine’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Starting off the restaurant looked dirty. The carpet looked like it was from the 60’s. Took forever to get seated.

Then the food took for ever. There was no bread or olive oil available until after we started with the entree.

For was stale and hard. Could have made a better meal at home.

Will not go back or recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Took my girlfriend to dinner for her birthday and it was Valentines Day weekend so we knew it would be busy. Our server took good care of us and we enjoyed the experience. It was our 1st time dining at Avanzare and we will definitely come back again

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MattB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was great but the restaurant definitely did not abide to mandated COVID restrictions or social distancing as the restaurant was near 75% capacity.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate here for Valentine’s Day. The ambience was great as well as the food. Happy to support local restaurants that are open!

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AmandaB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Avanzare for valentines day so we knew it was going to be busy but they were all working hard, and the wait was worth it because the food is just SO good! We got baked clams, buccatini carbonara, the stuffed pork chop, and cheesecake. The entrees were everything we could have asked for. Our server was on her first day post training and she did a great job, super attentive and personable and gave good recommendations! Very happy with our experience and will be back!

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vipdredre
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

This was our first time dining there! Our reservation was on the Saturday prior to Valentine’s Day and I was expecting it to be on the busier side but what I was most shocked about was a restaurant was at full capacity and not practicing social restrictions. We chose to stay since we wouldn’t be able to find anywhere to go last minute

We had the grilled octopus which was delicious and the Caprese salad which was also very good.
My husband enjoyed his entree but the linguini and calms I had lack flavor, it was very bland. Our server forgot my drink two times. He was very overwhelmed.

We might give it another try , probably just in the bar though where it was less busy.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love Avanzare! The food is excellent Fresh and homemade the service is friendly, helpful and they really go out of their way to make you feel special I really appreciate all they do excellent restaurant We go back again and again and will recommend to anyone

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vipTheresaK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, reasonable prices, very nice people! Everyone should definitely try it out!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, love this place!

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RickB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - great service

Excellent wine & food selections and recommendations

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vipKathryn
Chicago
108 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious! We had meatballs and pizza and a few glasses of wine while enjoying Erik play his guitar.

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vipLove4food
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the pork chop. It was excellent. Lovely local find in Lombard. Ambiance is great too, except the lights are a little too bright for me and my friends.

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vipKathryn
Chicago
108 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had meatballs and pizza. Both were quite delicious! Our server was very attentive. We enjoyed listening to live music.

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Avanzare is rated 4.7 stars by 246 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.