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Avanzare

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1908 S. Glenstone, Plaza Shopping Center, Springfield, MO (Sunshine)
Located within 100 yards.
417-567-3463
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 56
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Italian food in springfield

I have eaten there a handful of times and never had a bad experience. Food is always spot on and if you are looking for the best Italian food in the Queen City then your search will end at Avanzare.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
cm1210
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Topeka, Kansas
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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Topeka, Kansas
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I have eaten there a handful of times and never had a bad experience. Food is always spot on and if you are looking for the best Italian food in the Queen City then your search will end at Avanzare.

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octabiog
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Always wonderful; day or night. You will leave smelling like the grill however...it's worth it! Staff is very well versed in wines.

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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Will the server, really worked with us to produce a fantastic vegetarian family style dinner for our party of 7. He clearly knew all the dinner options and all the off menu options as well. He had the cook produce different options for us. This is a great Italian restaurant which I would never have picked in a rather non... More 

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Midwest
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This place is worth trying. For instance, his Lasagna is pretty good. The salad with beets was really nice. The atmosphere near the front of the restaurant is very noisy, but we've been able to sit in the back for more peaceful surroundings. As for my eggplant parmesan, I can't tell you how many places think that all you need... More 

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Seattle
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100 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I'm somewhat amazed at the high reviews for this place. The decor is old and atrocious. Almost every booth had ripped seats. Way dark on the inside. Very 70's decor. Needs to be gutted and completely remodeled. The food is also very 70's in my mind. I had a so so veal scallopini, w/ goat cheese and pesto sauce and... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I had a feeling that more people come to Avanzare for dinner than for Sunday lunch, and my hunch paid off. We arrived about noon on Mother's Day and were seated immediately. Our waited was prompt, friendly, and courteous. I want to get the two negative things out of the way. First, just because of the way this restaurant is... More 

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West Plains, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Avanzare is one of those iconic places you come across once in a blue moon. Tucked away in a shopping center (of all places!), this is no hole-in-the-wall local eatery...the staff is professional, the service is very attentive, the atmosphere is elegant/casual-friendly and there is not a word coined yet for how absolutely amazing the food is here!! From the... More 

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Mission, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Been going to this restaurant once a year for 6-7 years, and always top-notch!!! From great starters, to fresh salads, and various pastas and steaks and seafood selections. Also an extensive wine list and complex desserts.

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Rogersville, Missouri
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Amazing food and wine selection. A little noisy up front. Recommend getting a table towards the back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We all had different dishes from the lunch menu and 4 dishes were wonderful. Pleasant atmosphere too. Try it you will like it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1908 S. Glenstone, Plaza Shopping Center, Springfield, MO
    (Sunshine)
  • Public Transportation: Located within 100 yards.
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: 417-567-3463

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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