Avanzare

4.5
201 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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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.2
ambience
4.4
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vipTL1975
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! From the food to the impeccable service, all was top notch. The Wild boar Ragu was outstanding, as was the carbonara. Pizza is our favorite as well. Love the Frito Misto—best around; very light.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and the owners are fabulous!

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vipProToGo
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This has been out third time at Avanzare and once again, their food is delicious!! I had the gnocchi (made with ricotta) that were not heavy like potato gnocchi can be. My husband had the bucatini carbonara which was even better than my dish! Our server gave him the option to have the egg mixed in by the kitchen or he could mix it himself at the table - nice touch to be given the choice.
My only drawback is the atmosphere but I cannot hold the restaurant responsible as they are dealing within covid restrictions right now.
Our server and owners gave us great personnel attention that overcomes any atmosphere shortcomings!

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vipNicoleS
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our waiter was Wonderful. He went above and beyond.

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vipParticularPatron
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Back Room Tent Rocks!
Entertainment & Great Happy Hour Specials from 4~7pm!

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NicoleB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and managers are great. They do everything to make your experience the best every time..

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LB1938
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Our lunch was delicious. Everything was cooked to perfection and the service was lovely. I can hardly wait to go back.

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vipMarlo
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service consistently!!!

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vipStaceyF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, and customer service was top-notch. This place never disappoints.

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ThomasL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing. Food and service are fantastic.

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vipHappy
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always. Ricardo, one of the owners, always talks to every diner every time we’ve been there. Food is so good. I had there lasagna (again). Best I’ve ever had including my own. My husband had the seafood over pasta. So good. And they had pumpkin cream brûlée. Wow. Please go and support this restaurant. You won’t regret it.

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BobB
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our new #1 restaurant. Have eaten here over dozen times and have tried something different each time. Excellent soups, gazpacho, pumpkin, cucumber. Tempting specials. Can’t say enough. Owner Riccardo most gracious friendly host.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and mother In law did not like there plates but the manager came over and got them new dishes. Food we had was outstanding. Service was good but we may have been a little difficult on our waiter. Nice guy. Manager was cool too. We’ve been here a few times and we will most certainly be back.

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OP2014
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice, traditional Italian restaurant. Food was good. Service was quick. Prices were average. Overall, a nice evening.

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vipCarolJ
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic lunch of Gnocchi. The penna cotta for dessert was as good as I've had in Italy.

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BobB
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

About 10th visit. Always different choice on menu, specials and appetizers always interesting.
Food excellent, good service. Owner very attentive and friendly

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JacD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. Service was perfect. It was fun.

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vipSarahA
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Avanzare is excellent! Like a little bit of Italy in Glen Ellyn.

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Tabby
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

The food was like canned ravioli. We spent $200 to throw away most of our meal!

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vipRV24
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing! I am gluten free and there were many options to choose from. No issues afterwards. Will definitely go back

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vipWindycitygirl64
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and awesome food. Wine pretty good too.

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vipKathryn
Chicago
86 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Erik the entertainer, was excellent and made our evening most enjoyable! The food was excellent and the bottle of wine was delicious

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vipProToGo
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First time dining here and I'm glad we did! Erika at the bar clearly was busy but that didn't stop her from taking care of us without missing a beat. She knew how to make a proper drink which is something a lot of bartenders do not know these days. I had one of their fish specials, branzino, which was absolutely delicious. My husband had another special, the lamb shank, and that was fall-off-the-bone delicious. I cannot wait to go back to slowly work my way through their menu! YUM! The kitchen and chef deserves a shout out because there was a large (20 people) party that was seated at the same time we were....I was so impressed that their food came out and then ours did right after. I would have understood a longer time until we got our meals but nope - they were on top of it all!

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vipKathryn
Chicago
86 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Avanzare has delicious food, tasty desserts, and great live music! We had a fun time on Wednesday nights dancing to many of our favorite tunes. Of course, the servers are exceptional.

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vipRJS6675
Chicago
96 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Met some friends for lunch and had a great time! We started with a bruschetta appetizer which was very good. We also tried the Chicken Limone, Cavatelli w/vodka sauce and a Burger made with Wild Boar, Short Ribs and Angus Beef...everything was very good! The french fries that came with the burger were seasoned with Parmesan cheese and something else - not to my liking but the others enjoyed them!! Can’t please everyone!!
Will definitely go back!

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TWhitt
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was delicious! And the service was awesome we will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best Italian food in Western suburbs.

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AnnetteB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was okay but nothing special. We would have appreciated the waiter asking if we wanted a salad to go with our meal since it wasn't included. We thought like many Italian restaurants it might be a table salad but no salad was included or offered so that was disappointing.

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LindaM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We wanted outdoor seating but it was too cold outside so we ate inside. I am not comfortable being indoors with covid I was hoping they would have heaters for the outdoor patio.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday and the service and food was spectacular... made us feel like we were the only people there

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very attentive and friendly service. The food is outstanding!! All 6 of us tried something different and each dish was delicious!!

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JohnB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food, but way too many bugs out on patio and in parking lot

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was the amazing. The staff was super helpful and made great recommendations. Will be going again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We decided to try
Heard positive from our friends
We really enjoyed
We look forward to returning
Thank You

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KatieFlower
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great! Social distancing good. All staff wore masks correctly. Had a great experience.

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vipSusie
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. Only our second visit but definitely one of our new favorites!!!

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vipNIDAS
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My first time dining at Avanzare and had a great time. The food was very good.The Wine
list was Amazing. They also had some fantastic entertainment. Would recommend dining at Avanzare. The owner's check with you to make sure your dining experience is perfect.

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vipFoodiefriends
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Shared the Mussels Abriatta , I had Salmon,artichoke risotto, wife had pappadille witha duck Ragu.. all were very good. We will be back to try other menu items.. Recommended

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KathyM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FANTASTIC!!

FAQs

Avanzare is rated 4.5 stars by 201 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.