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Avanti Italian Restaurant

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119 S Main St, Ste 1, Verona, WI 53593-1461
608-848-3315
Today
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • 3
    Excellent
  • 2
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cozy atmosphere but Food could be Better

I happened to visit this restaurant on a pretty slow night. Sat at the bar for a cocktail before dinner and I learned that our bartender just started and is used to working at a bar that serves mostly beer. So, I had to explain to the bartender how to make my drink. Wow! I don't remember what I... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 26, 2014
dawnomj
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I happened to visit this restaurant on a pretty slow night. Sat at the bar for a cocktail before dinner and I learned that our bartender just started and is used to working at a bar that serves mostly beer. So, I had to explain to the bartender how to make my drink. Wow! I don't remember what I ate... More 

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Dodgeville, Wisconsin
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We thought the old building atmosphere was inviting. Everyone was friendly but it was hard to pick out who was working there and who was part of the organization. I had lasagna which was a generous helping and good. My wife had ribs which were OK but a little dry and too much bbq sauce. Overall a good dining experience... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We stopped on a Saturday night in our belief it was a higher class Italian restaurant as it portrays itself. Once inside we were greeted by a middle aged bro wearing flip flops, shorts, a baseball hat, and the outdated hemp necklace. His appearance was inappropriate for the venue (not to mention his age) and was working behind the bar.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We live in Verona and are great supporters of local restaurants.Therefore, ever so often we like to give it another try. We are beyond disappointed EVERY time. Last night was the last time we will ever step foot into this restaurant. They were out of water glasses. Imagine that! This happens every time we go! Took forever to just get... More 

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Waupaca, Wisconsin
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64 reviews 64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

The food was good but a little pricy at night. The beer was $5 a glass. Hard to find parking. The service was great.

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Verona, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

I ordered a pasta dish and the sauce was too heavy for the angel pasta it came with and it really lacked in taste. I will not go back.

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Madison, WI
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

This was one of the worst dining experiences we've had. The service is slow, bland and our server smelled of cigarettes. Other than the bar the restaurant is ugly and feels old and dirty. The food is lousy and expensive. Save your money and it elsewhere.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This is an Italian restaurant. Small town family owned and real Italian cuisine. Prices were very reasonable and the food was delicious. With seven of us, we had a quite a variety, and everyone loved their meal. Quaint and cozy! We'll be back!

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Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Avanti's is an Italian restaurant with great spaghetti and lasagna! It is small and cozy with a wonderful and friendly staff. But back to the ribs. They had a ton of meat on them. I got a full rack; about $22.00, and my husband and I had them for 2 meals. We are not light eaters and we love meat.... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We live in Verona and would like to dine sometimes where we live. Tonight we went to Avanti with our two children hoping for a decent Friday night meal. Our bar is pretty low when we are with the children if that gives you any context. The service was downright terrible. It took the waitress a long time to take... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 119 S Main St, Ste 1, Verona, WI 53593-1461
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Verona
  • Phone Number: 608-848-3315

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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