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Avanti - Italian Restaurant & Lounge

34 River Rd, Meriden, CT 06451-5026
203-440-9990
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Ranked #4 of 128 restaurants in Meriden
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 1, 2014
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English first
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The first good sign was when our waitress served crusty Italian bread accompanied by extra virgin olive oil flavored with pieces of garlic, red pepper flakes, chopped green peppers and other spices. The second good harbinger was when we were told the owner was the chef - always a good sign in an Italian restaurant. The veal francese had been... More

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Meriden, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The food was great and staff very nice.Good area in the city to enjoy family and friends without having to worry.City should have more of these places.

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East Berlin, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We were introduced by friends to this Restaurant as we do not live in Meriden. Have dined here about a dozen times with friends and hubby. The food is awesome, prices are fair and staff treats you like Family. We have tried pasta, calzones, chicken egg plant and their wonderful soups and home made Bread. Never had a bad expereince.... More

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Meriden, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Good meal selections and great thin crust pizza. Friendly staff! Casual dining where kids are welcome.

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Meriden, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Had the food was one of the most disgusting pizzas I ever had I walked in and it was dirty and had a nasty smell to it will never ever in a hundred years go back....

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Southbury, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I was looking for a place to eat before going to Oakdale Theater. Since Avanti was located just a few minutes away we decided to try them. SO GLAD WE DID! We sat in a booth in the bar area - very comfortable. Service was extremely friendly from the host who seated us, the girls pouring water to our waitress.... More

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Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Avanti's is our go to place for a casual supper out or an affordable larger gathering such as a birthday celebration. Food and service are always good, nightly specials are well thought out. Some of our favorite dishes here are Veal Parmesan, Linguine Bolognese and linguine with clams. the owners Dominic & Joe are always willing to accommodate special requests... More

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Meriden, Connecticut, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is my favorite place to eat in Meriden. I go at least once a week. Their burgers at lunch are fantastic! The dinner specials are always very good. Salads are not their forte. The service is friendly and good unless they are overwhelmed with people. The owners truly care about what they serve. It is a great place to... More

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Connecticut
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

My wife and I have eaten here many times, we live just a couple miles away. The food is always excellent and the service is always good. Very inexpensive for the quality of food. We have never had a bad meal, and have never been less than very happy.

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Meriden, Connecticut
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We decided to have a late lunch not too far from home on a whim. Our waitress Anna is a treasure. We enjoyed the cold antipasto for two, chef made a 'special' sausage entree for my husband, I had the Chicken Florentine. The hot bread came with a nice olive oil based dipping sauce. We enjoyed the food in the... More

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