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Avanti - Italian Restaurant & Lounge

34 River Rd, Meriden, CT 06451-5026
203-440-9990
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

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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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Additional Information about Avanti - Italian Restaurant & Lounge

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

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