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“Dont watch TV at home come here!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Avanti

Avanti
85 High Street, Wallingford OX10 0BW, England
01491835500
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Ranked #1 of 47 Restaurants in Wallingford
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Dont watch TV at home come here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

This is the best nights entertainment, nothing on TV can match Avanti in Wallingford. Oh and the food, service and overall experience are outstanding. I have eaten Italian from Singapore to San Francisco and this is my favourite. Avanti is a great night out with great food and wines all at sensible prices. We just keep going back and it is consistently good.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Reading, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Generous spirit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

We had heard high praise of Avanti, a small and unpretentious Italian restaurant in Wallingford, so we dropped in for a light lunch. Italian food is better for a touch of informality, which Avanti achieved effortlessly: bright and charming decor, relaxed and amiable staff reminded me of Soho family restaurants 50 years ago. A lunch of whitebait and pasta did not tax their kitchen skills but everything was as it ought to be - bread, iced water, beer, tartare sauce, coffee - and the pasta dishes were cooked and sauced perfectly.
What's more, the staff said nice things about rival restaurants - generosity of spirit distinguishes good restaurateurs from the others.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“True Italian experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We celebrated my daughters birthday here on Friday, all 9 of us, and had a great evening as usual.Avanti is the place to go for the whole 'feel good' experience; food, service and atmosphere...we love it!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wallingford, United Kingdom
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“Great food and a wonderful atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Avanti is the best Italian restaurant I have ever been to. My boyfriend and I have visited a few times now and everytime we come out singing it's praises. The food is lovely and the restaurant has an amazing atmosphere. Luca is an amazing host - the perfect combination of friendliness and attentiveness without crowding. We're planning to visit again this weekend with friends and cannot wait!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oxford
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Lovely!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Where do I start? He has beautiful food, beautiful atmosphere. The Italian man who owns the place sings! It's and amazing experience and I highly recommend it to people who want to feel good!

From the blonde girl with rolled up pizza.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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