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Avanti Restaurants of Distinction

2728 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016-8226
+1 602-956-0900
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
2728 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016-8226
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

The decor is 1950's style dinner club; dimly lit room, linen and combo tables and booths and, of course, pictures at the front entry of all the famous people who have dined there. We had friends in town for one night, who were flying out...More

Thank James H
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Avanti is an Italian landmark restaurant in Phoenix for 40 years. The owner, Angiolo, greeted us and was very responsive. Our server, Sergio, is very experienced, personable and provided excellent service. It all made for a delightful evening. The Escargots were perfect. The Dover Sole...More

Thank John C
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

I get that it’s out of season and Sunday night but not worth $100 for two. I just moved to the area and was looking for dinner to take back to hotel. Avanti stood out so I tried it. Entrees were mediocre at best-although menu...More

Thank tybittner
Reviewed July 25, 2018

Avanti...old world charm, excellent service, good but sorry to say not great. If you're in the mood for a nestalgic trip back in time this charming restaurant maybe just what you're looking for. Most of the customers are long time customers and they must know...More

Thank Bill B
Reviewed April 1, 2018

Avanti's is a nice Italian Restaurant. Buffets on Easter, Mother's Day and Thanksgiving. $39/person. Good Mix and excellent buffet. Have been to Thanksgiving buffet also. Food is good and great assortment.

Thank Seal81044
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

This might be one of the oldest and most traditional Italian restaurants in Phoenix but I’m pretty sure you can do better if your in the mood for Italian fare. The restaurant has a 70s vibe and in bad need of a facelift. Everything was...More

Thank John H
Reviewed February 28, 2018 via mobile

We made a midweek, short notice late reservation for 10 after wrapping up at a trade show in Phoenix. When we arrived, we were taken to a back room specially prepared for us and subsequently served like royalty. The wines and appetizers we ordered were...More

Thank Ziran_Paigu
Reviewed February 27, 2018

Arrived for dinner with reservations and immediately seated. I've been going to Avanti's for dinner at least once during each visit to Phoenix for over 10 years. The staff is wonderful and the atmosphere is like stepping back in time... a time when fine dinning...More

Thank TheTater
Reviewed January 26, 2018

Last night my husband and 27 year old son went to Avanti Restaurant in Phoenix Arizona. To start off, my son asked for a wine list which he never received and when my husband and I got our drinks, my son changed his mind and...More

Thank Susan L
Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

Although it was my God-Sister Birthday , we were given an outstanding experience ! The greeter was to the point - reservation ? Oh yes , just for two and later on I understood his directness the place was packed in less than a hour....More

Thank trustitl
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $80
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2728 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016-8226
    (Thomas and 28th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Picks up and drops off in front of restaurant. Complimentary ride service from most hotels
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Camelback East
  • Neighborhood: Camelback East
  • Phone Number: +1 602-956-0900
Avanti, a Valley tradition since 1974. . . Dramatic, crisp black and white interiors, candlelight and a quiet atmosphere. Vegetarians and Seafood lovers will be awed by the selections of homemade pasta from deliciously light Gnocchi Alfredo, Eggplant and Meat Lasagna, to seasonal hand crafted Ravioli. Fresh Fish and seafood dishes vary- from a Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail to an Italian crafted Cioppino. Avanti has also garnered numerous awards and accolades for our Ossobucco, said to be the best in town as well as robust steaks and chops (lamb and pork).Enjoy dessert and Cappuccino in the piano bar sweets that are carefully guarded family recipes include, Tiramisu, Cannoli, Creme Brulee with a crunchy burnt sugar crust but if your passionate about chocolate the chocolate mousse is infused with rum and whipped so fluffy and light you'll swear it's heaven sent!
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