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1908 S. Glenstone, Plaza Shopping Center, Springfield, MO
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Ranked #8 of 552 Restaurants in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $30
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
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Sunshine
Transit: Located within 100 yards.
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Springfield, Missouri
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I've been to Avanzare a couple times for dinner, but the prices keep me from going as often as I'd like. Now they have the perfect solution - Lunch! They're only open M-F for lunch, but it is well worth it. I ordered spinach and ricotta stuffed ravioli while my companions ordered chicken fettuccine Alfredo and lasagna. Everything was amazing.... More

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Springfield, Missouri
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66 reviews 66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A recent visit to Avanzare was delightful! The food was outstanding! We started with a Portobella alla Griglia, which was terrific.The spicy sauce in the Rigatoni Buttera was excellent. The Pollo Marsala was also delicious! The table service was outstanding—friendly and attentive. My martini was one of the best I've had in a long time—including the bleu cheese stuffed olives!... More

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Kapalua, Hawaii
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We have been dining here for years, the staff is great and the food is always fresh made. They will acomodate special requests if necessary or even split up meals if you want to share. The portioins are large so if you order the Chicken Parm be prepared to eat a lot of food or split it with someone at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We've been eating here for almost 10 years. Tony never lets us down. We love the atmosphere. Doesn't matter if it's a bday, romantic or casual dinner, this is our Italian restaurant of choice.

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Mission, Kansas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We found this little gem around 6-7 years ago after bowling in a tournament on a Sunday evening. Located in a college town, there are a lot of places not open on Sunday evening. Not only was it convenient, but the cuisine was outstanding, from the service (Ben is normally our waiter), to the wine list, to the awesome entrees,... More

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Rogersville, Missouri
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

My two sons surprised me with a special evening and dinner with family and friends at Avanzare Italian Restaurant. The service was outstanding, and food to die for. I am told we were not suing menu, but "Family Style" selected by the owner / chef. It was all great and glad we got to experience it.

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Lebanon, Missouri
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45 reviews 45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Being located in a strip mall on Glenstone we were pretty surprised how nice Avanzare's is on the inside..Had Lasagna and Tony's Rigatoni.. Both were great.. Service was great.. We were seated right away... Waiter was at our table instantly with a list of specials.. Food was out quickly... Hot and fresh... My only suggestion would be to replace the... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Great little restaurant. Food always prepared fresh. All sauces homemade. They will always accommodate whatever substitution you want to make. Staff is very helpful and friendly - good wine list. It is our neighborhood go to restaurant. Love this restaurant.

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Love this restaurant! Food is great! Never had anything I didn't love! Servers are awesome and Chef is talented! A definite must whenever in Town!

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Springfield, Missouri
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Best Italian restaurant I have been to in Springfield! We were seated right away and promptly served. Our waitress was so friendly and very accommodating and the food was excellent, you really can't go wrong with what you choose. We will definitely be back to Avanzare!

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