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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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Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 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: Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
    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
Delicious, noisy and smoky (from the grill)

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
FancyDarnCrow
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Springfield, Missouri
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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84 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Springfield, Missouri
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
1 review
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Springfield,MO
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Avanzare was always our most special place to go when we wanted an over the top special evening out. For some reason or the other we had not been there for awhile until the other evening when we went again. The service was great as always and the decor seems to have somehow been improved. However the Lasanga, the house... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My husband and I sat at the bar and thought we just wanted a glass of wine. We ended up ordering an entree and had one of the best pasta dishes we have had in a long time. Atmosphere is very relaxed and the food is delicious.

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Marshfield, Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Avanzare is a favorite of ours. For this reason, we decided to celebrate our Anniversary there this year. We called for reservations, not only to reserve a time, but my husband loves the Veal Parmigiana and it is not on the menu and always available without prior notice. Also, we enjoy the atmosphere of the cozy booths instead of the... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We went to Avanzare for our 19th Wedding Anniversary. We asked to be seated outside as it was a lovely evening. The waitress was so attentive and nice. Helped us make our selections and brought us a bottle of wine. The food was fantastic as always. I highly recommend the spinchetta for an appetizer as well as the pepperoni bread!... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

I've loved this place for ages. So... The location will throw you for a loop (strip mall), but don't let that deter you. Must try items: scampi al Lorenzo appetizer or Caprese salad when in season. The special entrees of the evening are usually fabulous, the Marsala or ribeye with gargonzola are also staples. The servers are also very wine... More 

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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: Doing business, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?