Avanzare

4.6
386 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.

Offers

  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available

    Mon - Thu 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Come join us for Happy Hour at our bar Monday through Friday 4PM to 7PM. This is available for walk-ins only. Select appetizers and cocktails for $7, wine for $6, and beer for $4.
What 386 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.6
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Noise · Moderate
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MaryJane1126
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food! Great Serice! Noise level was high.....it was crowded.
Would recommend the food!!

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vipJoeS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing. We have been there multiple time have have never been let down.

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RayP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just a great restaurant- food and service awesome. A hidden gem !!

DG
DawnG
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our server was very suggestive. He was really good. The food was very good.

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vipVacationPhil
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great meal with creative ideas to Italian specialties. I enjoyed a “bone free” sea bass Branzino along with grilled octopus with potatoes and Brussel sprouts. We will return!

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vipSheilaS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and the BEST service. Highly recommend for everyone!!

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vipbarbara
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Only 4 stars.. soup was cold. Otherwise great restaurant. Will return.

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Imeec
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made reservation for 2:30 PM for me and my friend on a weekday. The place is clean and quiet. Our server was very nice and helpful. We were also greeted by a gentleman. Food is great! We go back again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Avanzare and have dinner there for all of our special and not so special dinners The service is excellent!! They are very attentive and accommodating The food is excellent I have never had a bad meal there We love the staff esp Ricardo who is always so upbeat and welcoming
Thank you for another great experience

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jimj
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was great aside from the potatoes that came with with my steak, some were dry and impossible to chew, but that can be forgiven with a perfectly cooked ribeye. The service is top notch, and pretty quick. We had a great experience.

TJ
TJMAC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve. Excellent Service

JB
JoniB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a New Year’s Eve dinner and the food and experience were wonderful! We will be back sooner than later!

CZ
CoryZ
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service and good surroundings. The food was pipe-hot and fresh. The sanitize process is complete and crystal clean. We love this place.

MW
MaryW
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always outstanding, and this was no exception. Best restaurant in the Western suburbs!

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vipPrincess
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely lunch with family. Mushroom soup was bland but other food all delicious!

Kathy

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SueM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for Christmas Day dinner, and it was an awesome experience! The service was efficient and friendly, the food was great, the restaurant looked pretty for the holidays. I would recommend this as a great place to go, a true hidden gem in the suburbs!

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ChristyF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Table of 7 and everyone enjoyed! We had grilled octopus, cheese pizza, gnocci avanzare, veal, chicken limone, fetecchuni, roasted cauliflower.. All super good!

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vipSbonucchi
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were here for Christmas dinner. It was very busy but our waiter was attentive and the food was tasty. We would definitely return!

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TammyN
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Will be back again and again! It was a first dining out on Christmas for us but it was a great experience! Grateful to the staff for being there to serve us on Christmas Day!

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sidoswego
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Avenzare was a very pleasant surprise. There weren't many restaurants open on Christmas so I grabbed this one for a 4 pm reservation. We arrived at 3:40 and were seated immediately. Restaurant was at near capacity but our waitress Ana got to us immediately with rolls and drink orders. Our drinks and salads were served promptly. I has spaghetti with Italian sausage and my wife has Tortelli. Both were top notch. Good quality food. We finished with desserts of Panacotta and Biscotti. Our server Ana was superb despite having to work several tables. Parking was easy with access to Roosevelt Road.

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PattyL
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas dinner with my husband!

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JoAnnM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Christmas dinner with family. The food and service was very good. The drink menu was fantastic and the prices were reasonable compared to other restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience all around. A wonderful choice for Christmas Eve dining. A family favorite that wows us every time.

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AmyP
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous family restaurant! Great food, great service and staff.

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vipWheatonite
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Each person in our foursome ordered a different entree and each of them was delicious. The service was great, too.

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DougC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted with the customary warm welcome and seated promptly. Service was on top of our needs and ahead of requests as usual! The food was a hit and enjoyable.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was really nice. A great, casual Italian spot for dinner & drinks. Highly recommended.

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linn
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here many times and every time is fantastic. The owner makes a point to stop at our table to greet us and check to make sure all is well. Last few times we have brought friends who were first time diners at Avanzare and staff went out of the way to have a dish made specifically to their liking. Fantastic food, wonderful atmosphere and amazing service. Top notch restaurant!!

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vipDanD
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love Avanzare. But, Two loud gentlemen at bar cursing and cussing up a storm. Lots of F bombs. Just those two guys and us. Good thing it wasn’t crowded.

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BarbaraS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. Can’t wait to return again.

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GraceG
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice small neighborhood establishment with good food and accommodating staff!

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vipAndy
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I would describe this as an “old people restaurant”. Everything we ordered was disappointing. The service was awful - may have been due to a corporate holiday party that was going on. The restaurant needs to do better managing reservations.

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vipKristiD
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time my husband and I dined at Avanzare. It will not be our last. Our server, Anna, was exceptional. She had many tables but was poised and aware of what was going on 100% of the time. They had enough help and from my seat it looked like they worked well together. The staff is a well-oiled machine. Once a table was empty it was cleaned and prepared for the next group. That said, we never felt rushed even though from my husband’s seat he saw a line waiting to get in which is always a good sign. This will become one of our go-to spots for delicious dining and overall a great experience. I found it by browsing OpenTable availability and am so glad I did.

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KathyD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Nice relaxed lunch. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all enjoyed our experience

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MaryW
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best restaurant in the western suburbs, bar none! Every time I go, I try something new, and every time, the dinner is delicious! There are just not enough wonderful things to say about this restaurant!

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MelissaR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great experience and will return! We all enjoyed our meals and look forward to trying more entrees

CJ
vipCarolJ
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic holiday dinner.

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vipLifeIsGood
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good always!

FAQs

Avanzare is rated 4.6 stars by 386 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.