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Avanti Ristorante

2720 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204-2568 (Oak Lawn)
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Ranked #92 of 3,029 restaurants in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Oak Lawn
Cross street: Worthinghton
Transit: Uptown Trolley & Dart Stop in front of restaurant
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84% Recommend
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English first
New York City, New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

I ate at this restaurant on the advice of the hotel concierge. Food was good, service quick, and prices not through the roof. I enjoyed my meal and the reprieve from the heat outside.

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Iowa City, Iowa
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

My cousin and I decided to check out this place last week. It was around 9 pm on a Friday evening. We didn't have reservations, but they were able to get us a table. The food was very good. I had the spinach lasagna and my cousin had a chicken dish, but I don't recall what it was. I had... More

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Houston, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I enjoyed the atmosphere at this restaurant. They have a cute patio, live music, and half price bottles of wine on Sundays! The food was pretty good. I had the Greek salad, which was very generous on the toppings, and the lobster ravioli. The ravioli was pretty good, but the steak my colleague got looked better. Vallet parking was available... More

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Dallas, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

It is a nice and cozy restaurant on McKinney avenue. I find patio seating the best for people watching (can be tough in summer). Sunday half price bottle and everyday live Jazz makes for a good romantic dinner. Although vegetarian options are limited compared to other Italian places.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Avanti provided a relaxing meal to end our weekend in Dallas. We didn't feel the need to rush. The three course meal was very good; filling without leaving us stuffed. We shared a good bottle of wine and listened to a wonderful jazz guitarist. Our server was attentive and very knowledgeable about the menu.

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Trophy Club, Tx
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Friends asked us to join them at one of their favorite restaurants. Although we have eaten at several of the other restaurants along McKinney Ave we had never been to Avanti. and now after our experience we can hardly wait to return. We were greeted like family by the manager and immediately escorted to a table. Loved the music -guitar... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Want with my waif , food was really good and the service was ok ,it could be better , (it looks like they were under stuffed bc we want on a week day and they were busy ). But over all it was a good dinner , will go again , the music was nice and the atmosphere of the... More

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Saginaw, Michigan
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

This place was recommended by the concierge in our hotel, best meal of the trip. The service was extremely prompt and the food was just outstanding. My husband had the seafood ravioli and he is still talking about it a week later. I would go here again and again, if only I lived in Dallas!

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Ventura, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The food here was superb, and the service was unbelievably good for our group of 24 at 2 tables. Some of us in the group were having our meal paid for by our organization, and others weren't. The waiter even prepared individual checks for those who were paying for their own meals. This is almost unheard of. I had the... More

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State College, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We were in Dallas for a convention and went here on a Saturday night. We were seated in the dining room near the wall to the patio, and although the restaurant was packed we still felt that the atmosphere was romantic and intimate. We especially enjoyed the guitar music performed by live musicians positioned fairly close to us. Thank you... More

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