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“Yum” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Avanti

Avanti
3 High Street, Exmouth EX8 1NN, England
01395 224 546
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Ranked #23 of 112 Restaurants in Exmouth
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Exmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Yum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

The food is very good and prices excellent - we had the set menu which was unbelievable value. The dining room is a bit basic and not cosy for an intimate dinner for two, but if you are in a group - or that doesn't matter to you definitely worth a visit.

Visited July 2013
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kent
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“'Ive got people waiting outside for a table so you'll have to wait'”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We got to the Avanti and was shown to our reserved table for 3. The table was laid for 2 but we sat down and waited and was asked for our drinks. We mentioned to the chap we needed another place laid..(as if it was not obvious enough) and was told it would be sorted.....which is wasn't. Our drinks arrived and meal order taken. We then asked again about the missing place mat and was told it would be sorted. By this time the noise from the restaurant and the children was reaching quite a high note. Still, no table mat so we asked a mature lady if she could get us the missing place mat with cutlery (everything that is needed to eat) but was directly told 'she had people waiting outside for a table and couldn't see to us until she finished laying the other table. One can only assume guesting that are sat down ready for their meal aren't as important as those loitering at the entrance to be seated. Now, the table was finally laid how it should but with an old red, dated and clearly not fit for purpose for a restaurant in 2013. It was dirty and not wiped. I guess this is down to asking so many times for the place mat. With first impressions counting for so much these days and competition fighting for custom, this experience has left us with the feeling we won't return again as the meal, unfortunately wasn't remember able enough to salvage a return visit.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Typically Italian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Just what one expects - moderate price and moderate quality. Not too quick. A good selection of seafood.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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12 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“An excellent all rounder!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

The perfect restaurant for all ages. Food freshly cooked for you , great ambience and Donato as front of house gives the personal touch to all his customers. Well done, everyone!

  • 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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London, United Kingdom
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“Very pedestrian”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

There is nothing terribly good or terribly bad regarding any aspect of this restaurant and yet it apprears to be consistently at full capacicity. I can only assume that the locals have low expectations or that local offerings are terrible, which i doubt . Thd food here is ok; not great snd not awful....that's all.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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