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Avanti Trattoria

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Downtown Oshawa
Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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17 King Street East, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
905-404-8040
Today
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 56
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Casual and fun

A great spot for a quick, light lunch or a multi-course dinner and lingering over a glass of wine. Share a very tasty pizza and some salad with a non-alcoholic beverage for under $20 or enjoy a great bottle of wine and something from an extensive menu for reasonable prices. Can be a bit on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Tripster013
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Toronto
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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145 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Toronto
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

A great spot for a quick, light lunch or a multi-course dinner and lingering over a glass of wine. Share a very tasty pizza and some salad with a non-alcoholic beverage for under $20 or enjoy a great bottle of wine and something from an extensive menu for reasonable prices. Can be a bit on the loud side but always... More 

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Toronto, ON
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

Ate here twice during a visit to Oshawa and loved the food! Had salad the first night and salmon the other. Both were excellent. Lovely atmosphere and very good wait staff. Highly recommend!

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Oshawa, Canada
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Went for dinner with a girlfriend on May 12th. Went at 6:30pm with no reservation and we were seated right away. Have been here a few times. I actually had my rehearsal dinner for my wedding here. This place never disappoints. Everything I've tried here has tasted amazing and the service is always great. Had the Matriciana pizza last night.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
197 reviews 197 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
284 helpful votes 284 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We had heard good reports from friends as well as good reviews on Trip Advisor. It's Italian, I get it, but maybe too Italian. Just a little add-on to the menu for that one person in a group that wants to be there but fancies something a little more traditional. We enjoy Italian and Italians so we really pigged out.... More 

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Oshawa, Canada
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217 reviews 217 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I think the place is better than "average" but not "very good" and they have no rating for this. This was a very busy place before a concert at the G.M. center close by, but I was lucky to get in for dinner. The waitress quickly came to us and helped with the wine list,.... very good she was. Also... More 

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Oshawa, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We have visited Avanti Trattoria on several occasions and have never been disappointed. The atmosphere is casual and the ambience is lovely. The staff are warm and friendly and very knowledgeable regarding the great selection on the menu. We usually start with the pan fried calamari which is very tender and delicious. Then we share a Dolce e Agro salad,... More 

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Port Perry, Ontario, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We have visited Avanti's several times and keep going back. We love their pizza's and grilled calamari so much that we rarely venture from them when ordering, but I have had some of their salads and pastas. We have tried most of the pizzas (and there are many) and each are as delicious as the next. The staff is good... More 

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Oshawa
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Avanti is a very nice Italian restaurant with very good service, food and prices. We have been several times and have been very happy with our experience every time. It is not fine dining but it is very good and it's great to have such a nice place to go locally. Every time we go there are a good number... More 

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Oshawa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Very good Italian food ,I have been there many time and never been disappointed , Good choice of menus at reasonable price .Good service with a smile.

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Whitby, ON
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The friendliness, the atmosphere are so welcoming when you arrive. This is not your 'high-end' restaurant although you would not know it from the food. Portions, quality and service all way above average. It's a regular stop for us every couple of months. It's the one place that I have referred a few people to and have never had to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17 King Street East, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Oshawa>  > Downtown Oshawa
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Oshawa
  • Phone Number: 905-404-8040

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?