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Avanti - Italian Restaurant & Lounge

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34 River Rd, Meriden, CT 06451-5026
203-440-9990
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious Food - Will not disappoint

Avanti's is always delicious!!!! Went yesterday with my daughter and granddaughter for lunch. My granddaughter had the eggplant rolitini - it comes with prosciutto - my granddaughter is a vegetarian - they were more than happy to prepare without the prosciutto. My daughter had chicken picatta... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Avanti's is always delicious!!!! Went yesterday with my daughter and granddaughter for lunch. My granddaughter had the eggplant rolitini - it comes with prosciutto - my granddaughter is a vegetarian - they were more than happy to prepare without the prosciutto. My daughter had chicken picatta and I had chicken caesar wrap. All the meals were well prepared, fresh and... More 

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Meriden, Connecticut, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have eaten here too many times to count! Always delicious and great service. Love avanti! It serves my husband's favorite chicken parmigiana. Pasta dishes, chicken dishes , pizza ! EVERYTHING has a delicious unique flavor.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My husband found this place on yelp and they had amazing reviews so we figured we'd try it. We were not disappointed. We had the fried mozzarella appetizer which was tasty. My husband had chicken parm which was good. It was almost pounded too thin but tasted great. I had the ravioli and it was yummy. Portions were huge for... More 

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Meriden, Connecticut
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My significant other and 4 friends decided to make reservations at Avanti for our New Years Eve dinner, before we headed out to a house party. We had been there a few times before but never for this occasion and I am so happy we did! When we got there our table was ready! The place was packed and everyone... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Since we didn't have reservations and it was Sat night close to Christmas, we went nice and early. We were there before 5. We were seated right away. A waiter came over immediately and poured us all water and took our drink orders. Warm bread with dipping sauce was promptly delivered. Was happy to see some gluten free items on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My wife and I went here for dinner and a cocktail. The food was very good. Service was great and friendly. Place had a nice buzz about it. The Caesar salad was nice and tasted fresh and traditional. Gorgonzola chicken was terrific!

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Cheshire, Connecticut
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My husband and I go here on the spur of the moment. It's very casual and the wait staff is very friendly. Saturday nights can be a problem because they really fill up. Parking is limited so it's wise to go early on a Saturday. The food is very good. There are not too many vegetarian entrees but they do... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

We went in to talk about having a buffet after my father's memorial service and decided to have lunch too. Great food and great service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

One of the best Italian food I've hadvin CT. Surprised to find it. From the bread and oil to the veal chips everything was excellent. Bravo.

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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 34 River Rd, Meriden, CT 06451-5026
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Meriden
  • Phone Number: 203-440-9990

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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