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Avanti Trattoria

Certificate of Excellence
Downtown Oshawa
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17 King Street East, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Oshawa, Canada
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fairly priced for excellent food, service, and ambience. Parking downtown can often be a disaster, but there is some parking at the restaurant. One of my favourite restaurants for celebrations or girls nights.

Thank LaurieBell2012
Durham Region
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We came for company dinner. Food was above average. Place was hopping and full of trendy business young people. We were taking our time so when a group came in with no where to sit the manager came asked us if we mind going to the bar for a night cap on them so the group could sit. Politely and... More 

Thank Jimmyvato1
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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in Last Night after viewing all the Rat Rods on display down the street and enjoyed Coffees and Desserts. Can't beat their Cappuccino's!! Also the Carrot Cake is TOTALLY worth the calories ;} Great Place for gatherings!!

Thank Janet C
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76 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The server seemed rather inattentive on a Friday afternoon following the lunch rush. Only three tables in her section and she'd vanish for periods of time leaving us to wait to order more drinks. The free basket of fresh Calabrese bread hit the spot, especially when dipped in the chili oil. Tow of us ordered pizzas and both we undercooked.... More 

Thank uacturbo
Oshawa, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

I had lunch at Avanti this week to celebrate a graduation. The restaurant was almost full and our server Karla was swift and professional. Our meals (salads and pizzas) were fresh and delicious. The atmosphere and staff are very welcoming. Thank you Avanti & staff!

Thank xtina555
North Bay, Canada
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

The people are very friendly. Great service. Great Italian food ! Within walking distance to La Quinta Motel and GM Centre.

Thank Kathy L
Courtice, Canada
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

I'm not Italian, but I love Italian food. And comparing Avanti to probably the best Italian I've ever had (Buca in Toronto's King West area), it holds its ground well - especially considering it's a quarter of the price by the time you get the bill. I've never had a bad dish here. Favourites are the pizza (any kind, seriously),... More 

Thank Andrea T
Oshawa, Canada
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Wow very authentic Italian food. Sauce is freshly made by hardworking mom and nonna. Worth the money and definitely worth the food. Exceptional desserts Excellent patio during the summer. Take a bite and roll your eyes. It's so good.

Thank Amey A
Oshawa, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

We have been to Avanti Trattoria numerous times and have enjoyed every meal we've had there. There are lots of different pasta options and they offer Whole wheat Penne or Gluten free Penne if you like. The pizzas are done in a wood fired oven so they're scrumptious. The salads are very good and there's 9 or 10 to choose... More 

Thank Erika S
Oshawa, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Our family has visited many times, in fact, it is our go to place for family events and gatherings. The food and service are second to none. Pricing is great and the portions are sure to not disappoint. A terrific atmosphere for enjoying a leisurely meal as you never feel rushed.

Thank Erica S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 King Street East, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Oshawa>  > Downtown Oshawa
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Oshawa
  • Phone Number: 905-404-8040

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?