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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Without the recommendation would have driven right by

Wonderful Italian restaurant hidden in the middle of a strip mall. The food is amazing! I have been twice since first receiving the recommendation and will be back many more times.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 19, 2015
30somethingfemale
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

We had eight in our group. My husband ordered the rack of lamb based on other reviews, but he was disappointed as they were over cooked. He ordered medium rare. He should have sent them back but opted to not make a scene. I ordered the sea bass special with a saffron cream sauce. The sea bass was nice, but... More 

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Thank Desda C
Saint Louis, Missouri
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72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Wonderful Italian restaurant hidden in the middle of a strip mall. The food is amazing! I have been twice since first receiving the recommendation and will be back many more times.

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Thank 30somethingfemale
Norwood, Missouri
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93 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

A cut above for the area. Great service and food. Very professional wait staff. Excellent wine choices. Enjoyed the Halibut special. May ask for it without the sauce next time in order to savor the grilled flavor though. Nice atmosphere. Highly recommend. Will return. Not for a cheap date!

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Thank Susie G
Missouri
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Had dinner here, and all I can say is OH MY GOD! Had rack of lamb and my husband had halibut, the sauces were out of this world. I side of pasta with sauce was also so so good. Food is the best, fresh and great.

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Thank SgtDonna
Marshfield, Missouri
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Avanzare is one of our Favorite Restaurants! This visit was to celebrate our Anniversary, and we were not disappointed. The décor was fresh and updated. We reserved an enclosed booth, which we find to be cozy and intimate. Our server was Drew. He took great care in making our evening special. My husband had pre-ordered the Veal Parmesan, which he... More 

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Thank kcabin
Topeka, Kansas
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank cm1210
octabiog
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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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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Thank Kathy S
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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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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Thank Ken S
Midwest
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26 reviews
17 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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Thank rxturner
Seattle
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125 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 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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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: Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
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?