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Avanti Restaurant

4.8
4.8
1674 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 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 30 years.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon, Tue, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (214) 871-4955

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Mario Sanchez

  • Private party contact

    Amin : (214) 871-4955

  • Neighborhood

    Uptown

  • Cross street

    Worthington

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet parking is available for lunch and dinner.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine

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What 1,674 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Dallas - Fort Worth

    Italian

  • Dallas

    Italian

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  1. CC

    CarolC

    Dallas

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service from Marco. Crab cakes, garlic bread, and crème brûlée were standouts. Already booked another follow up reservation.
  2. L

    Lnghrn03

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated a friend's birthday. Location was cozy and felt very welcoming! Our waiter Tom made excellent recommendations and was quite attentive. Food was delicious- be ready for large portions! Looking forward to my next visit.
  3. TA

    TiaA

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great vibe!
  4. DM

    DebbieM

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful !!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Amsterdam

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Ho scelto questo posto per un appuntamento galante e devo dire che ho fatto centro. Accoglienza all’ingresso molto amichevole dove subito sono stato accompagnato al tavolo. Il cobo molto buono con un servizio molto soddisfacente. Forse a tratti la musica un po’ alta. Nel complesso esperienza positiva.
  6. H

    Highxpectations

    Dallas

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were wonderful as always!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service & food
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Martin was great he explained the Menu great he was so attentive. The food was amazing and the drinks and wine were great. Definitely will be back and tell people about it.
  9. VC

    VincentC

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good dinner, food is always good and the specials on Sunday/Monday/Tuesday make it even more enjoyable.
  10. CD

    CheriD

    Grand Rapids

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal, we love this restaurant and go there often.
  11. CT

    ChrisT

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was exceptional and the food is legitimate Italian all the way. Gnocchi appetizer is the best I’ve ever had. Would go back if I lived in Dallas. Service was friendly and exactly what you would expect from an upscale/business casual restaurant. Try the “Italian Margarita” or the “ bees knees” cocktails, you won’t be disappointed.
  12. d

    dfwslpm

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Had a great meal. Loved the food and atmosphere. A bit loud with music and chatter but that’s to be expected. Really enjoyed the birthday date.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner date before a show … great attentive service with good food. Special attention to food allergies made it easy and enjoyable!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Todo muy bueno
  15. MS

    MichaelS

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    The service was horrible. I couldn't believe how horrible it was.
  16. RC

    RosaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot in Uptown. Food was delicious and service was outstanding. We will definitely be back again!
  17. PC

    PCUT

    Dallas

    108 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Avanti is my favorite date night outing. The ambiance, service and food is always amazing. We had crispy meatballs, ceviche, crab cakes and bolognese. We left stuffed and ready to return. Cheers Avanti!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for my husbands 71st bday. Had Crab cakes Asparagus salad Mushroom risotto Salmon Steak Tiramisu Fabulous food, wine, and service. Nothing disappointed! Pretty easy to see that regulars get super-schmoozing from management; but our server, Martin, was incredibly attentive and efficient to us the entire evening. Was a pleasure to dine there and we will be back!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    All I’m going to say is that Ashley is the absolute best waitress and she made our night 1000 times more special.
  20. DS

    DanS

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great server.
  21. DM

    DebbieM

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Avant !! Always wonderful!! Food is delicious the staff always friendly and welcoming !
  22. WL

    WilliamL

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    This place is a must try! The food and service was great.
  23. EH

    EricH

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was excellent, I would highly recommend Avanti’s.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot with a lively ambiance. They had live music which made the atmosphere even more fun. Food was fantastic and the service was wonderful. Would definitely recommend and will certainly be back!
  25. MB

    MaryB

    Austin

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Nice and energetic ambience, great service! Highly recommend this restaurant.
  26. RG

    RickG

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed dining here. The inside space was a bit noisy. It seemed that there were a couple big parties raising the volume. The food ND service were very good. Our server managed special request very nicely.
  27. NC

    NedC

    Dallas

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service are always great.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Bathrooms are cumbersome and small.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Italian food while visiting Dallas from New York ! Live music was a special treat!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience1
    Horrible drinks! Had a hair in my first white sangria! The food was average!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian restaurant in DFW!
  32. T

    Territ

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Came on recommendation overall very good! No complaints
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    110 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Martin strikes again! Great server in a quaint Italian restaurant in Uptown. Always great food and at a fair price. Good cocktail and wine list. Will return again and again
  34. JH

    JenniferH

    Dallas

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely evening at Avanti! Our favorite place to go - always yummy!!
  35. WL

    WalterL

    Dallas

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A must do restaurant every time we are in Dallas. The food is consistently excellent, and service is always good. We always want to try something different, but end up back here.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were visiting from out of town and this place caught our eye! We were soooo happy we stopped by! Definitely try it ans sit outside if possible!
  37. MM

    MichaelM

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    First time to dine at Avanti and it was delightful. Service was great, food was extremely enjoyable. No complaints with the restaurant only it did get a bit loud as a table of 7 guys and a gal were having a really good time... We will definitely return!
  38. SS

    SallyS

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, vibe, food, 10/10 receommend. Fun date night spot- wouldn't be great for young kids.
  39. j

    jonathanw

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our local go to restaurant in Uptown Consistently good food
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    5 of us went to Avanti’s Saturday night for my sister‘s birthday dinner and it was fabulous!! From our appetizers to our dessert - to the atmosphere - and our incredible waitress Ashley - we had an amazing dinner!! We can’t wait to go back!!

Safety precautions

  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Avanti Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Avanti Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (214) 871-4955.

Avanti Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1674 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today
Google Map for Avanti Restaurant

2720 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Worthington

  • Neighborhood

    Uptown

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon, Tue, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet parking is available for lunch and dinner.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Mario Sanchez

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine

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