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Avanti Cafe

1900 S Elmhurst Rd, Mount Prospect, IL 60056-5712
847-437-6640
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- Jul 4, 2014
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English first
Glen Allen
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

Truly a best quality pick from a family run Italian restaurant/catering business. We've used them for catering a couple of times. Always great quality, lots of food and great pricing. The sandwiches are incredible. Italian meats, pepppers, artichokes, oh my. Love their sandwiches. Stop by, you won't regret it. Except that you'll have to bring yourself back - often!

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This casual restaurant ranks right at the top when it comes to eating out. The quality of the food was superb. Everything was fresh and full of flavor. The portions were huge! I ordered the Chicken Marsala and my wife ordered the Chicken Parm with pasta. Each entre came with a side, plus salad or soup, and a basket of... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

What a hidden gem. It's a local family Italian cafe. I've lived in this town for decades, did not "bother" to stop in the years it's been open. O M G! It truly is within my top ten favorite homemade fresh Italian restaurants...and I cook and am Italian. The whole family ordered something different, and even the not so easy... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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158 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

A step way above the typical Italian restaurant, and I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food, especially since it was our first time eating here. With plenty of parking and a small outdoor patio, it may not seem to be as good as the food will be, but it is. You can either... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Panini's and calzones rule in this family run spot in Des Plaines. No doubt worth a stop for lunch if you are in the area. I've heard good things about downtown location too, but has not had a chance to visit. Siciliano is my personal favorite.

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Chicago,Illinois
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14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I have been to Avanti several times, liked everything with each visit, so I decided to try them for catering for a recent party. The food and the service was superb. Delivered hot and set up right on time. Avanti's food was a home run with my guests. Well done Avanti!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place is great! I've been here for lunch on many occasions, and so far I have never been disappointed. Their sandwiches are delicious, especially the Tostinos on toasted focaccia. Apart from tasting great, they aren't shy about the amount of meat and other toppings they put on the bread. Great stuff.

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Chicago, Illinois
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263 reviews 263 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Had the vegetable tostino (panini) which is on some homemade bread that is fantastic. Very well made sandwich. Had the split pea soup with prosciutto. Service is tops. Very clean, plenty of parking with seats outside. A mixed clientele of white and blue collar people. The place was packed but they moved the line pretty quick. They sell beer and... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Avanti restaurant is so far above the run of the mill Italian joints as to be in a separate category. The food is excellent; the prices are simply unbelievable. Pasta, salad, and delicious bread for a bargain price. Why get some slopped together sandwich at a 'fast food' place when you can DINE at Avanti? We usually order ahead and... More

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Dallas, Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

I love Chicago and one of the reasons are places like Avanti. The authentic italian food is delicious and so many choices leave you standing at the counter trying to decide what you want. It's a can't miss for any meal of the day and highly recommend if you are staying out by O'Hare airport.

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