Avanti Restaurant

4.8
945 reviews
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Italian
Avanti Restaurant offers an intimate dining room with a sleek, Uptown bistro atmosphere, where you can hear live music nightly. For the urban connoisseur dine al fresco, sip, mingle and eat outdoors amongst your friends on the trendy McKinney Avenue strip and enjoy an exceptional hospitality.
Chef Mario’s cuisine is inspired by the flavors of Italy and the Mediterranean region. Signature dishes are Pasta Bolognese, Osso Buco, Crab Crusted Sea Bass, Ceviche, Three Cheese Spinach Lasagna, Farfalle Carbonara, or Bone-in Veal Milanese. Our menu also features steaks, lamb, seafood, hand-made fresh pasta, legumes of the season and a Wine Spectator awarded Wine Collection focused on the Italy-Mediterranean including a selection of Texas' rising stars. Avanti has become a Dallas mainstay, a chic neighborhood restaurant for over twenty-nine years.
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SM
Dallas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Absolutely one of best restaurants in Dallas
Only issue, hard to get to on a weekend from north Dallas
The acoustical guitarist was excellent
Will be back!

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London
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience at Avanti. The service was excellent, the food was delicious, and the ambiance was great for a peaceful Sunday night dinner.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Friendly and inviting! Great Italian dining.

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BC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Everything on the menu is wonderful!

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JM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Avanti's Restaurant still does a great job after all these years!

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s
Dallas
87 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around, pretty much perfect food and service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary.

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1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant. Cuisine was great and the ambiance was incredible. The live musician was very pleasant. I highly recommend it.

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DD
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Avanti is one of our favorite spots in Uptown. The food is always great, as is the service and atmosphere! The stuffed mushrooms are the best I've had and the arugula salad with pears is wonderful! There plenty of entrees to choose from and we've liked everything we have ordered.

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S
Miami
85 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Avanti was the best meal we had during our stay in Dallas. Authentic italian food, great ambiance, excellent service. We felt very confortable there. Loved it!

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant and always dine there when in Dallas. The food is amazing and the staff A +

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1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food tasted fresh and so delicious!!! We will definitely be back!

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JK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Blown away. Can’t wait to come back

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M
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best!

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K
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, superb service. We started with ceviche, which was fresh and flavorful. Buratta salad was also good but would have been better with more tomatoes. We ended with two pasta dishes, both superb, and a very nice Barolo recommended by the waiter. Service was attentive without making us feel rushed. A very nice evening. We will go back.

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C
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service great location

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EL
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I love the ambiance and service I get with every visit to Avanti. I love the late hours of the weekends as well. Avanti is one of y favorite restaurants.

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E
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

They really need some better crusty, chewy bread then what is served at the table. The only thing disappointing!

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p
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Live music was good as well.

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AH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food for a fair price. Went on Sunday and it was half off all wine bottles too which was awesome!

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DH
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Looks like we have found a new favorite restaurant to add to the list. Food was real good. Service was great and the music made it a great evening. We will go back.

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QQ
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful atmosphere, phenomenal service, and great food! My significant other really enjoyed his birthday here :) Thanks Avanti staff!

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H
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yet another fantastic dining experience at Avanti. Everything was top notch.

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CP
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was reasonably priced. The wine list price and variety did not match those of the food.

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S
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. We go there all the time
Mazen and Naeem were our servers and they provided great customer service
Thank you

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome time. Great atmosphere. Good food. Only downside was that I couldn't figure how to pay through the open table app to get my rewards points.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food best romantic restaurant.

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t
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice ... my first visit ... will surely return.

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BC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed everything about our first dinner at Avanti this last Valentine's Day. The host was very welcoming; Candy, our server, took good care of us and tipped us to some excellent menu choices; and the food was perfectly prepared and seasoned.

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Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food!

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EH
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food is always great, love the ambience.

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GN
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very comfortable environment, welcoming staff, good service. Food is outstanding and very fair pricing across the board. We thoroughly enjoy our evenings here.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We looooooove this place. I WILL be returning.

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AR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, atmosphere and service! Love Avanti!!!

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SD
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Avanti never disappoints! The food is reasonably priced and is always tasty.

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M
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great little Italian place. Outstanding service. Noise level is pretty high but we weren’t bothered by it.

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DS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time at Avanti was a great experience. Good food, service, and ambience. The menu was diverse enough to satisfy all in our party of 3 with ease.

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B
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It would of been quieter but there was an Happy baby not enjoying himself!

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SA
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite gems in Dallas. The food is consistently good and the staff is always friendly and professional.

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AR
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have eaten here for over 3 years now and I have never had a bad experience at this restaurant. Management and staff are super friendly. Love the flamenco music, and the food is just amazing! Really really great cocktails too! Just had my 1 year anniversary there and it was absolutely perfect!

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