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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner


Italian, Pizza
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch
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Fresh tomato, basil, garlic and Parmesan on toasted focaccia bread
Black Pepper Seared Ahi Tuna
With capers, red onions and sour cream over corn fritters with a side of micro greens
USD 12
Served with a wedge of lemon and a side of marinara
USD 16
Roasted Vegetable Sliders
Zucchini, shiitake mushrooms, tomato, basil and feta cheese with balsamic reduction
Fried Mozzarella Sticks
Served with marinara sauce
USD 12
Eggplant Rollatini
Baked eggplant stuffed with ricotta, spinach and Parmesan, topped with marinara
USD 11
Spicy Meatball Sliders
Sliced meatballs on homemade rolls with roasted red pepper sauce and mozzarella
USD 10
Antipasto Plate
Assortment of gourmet meats, cheeses and vegetables
USD 17
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Reviewed September 3, 2019

I drive by this restaurant every day on the way to and from work since it has opened in this new location. I have friends that come here religiously almost every Friday night for the late Happy Hour after 8:30 and implore upon me to...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 6, 2019

Very good Italian food, attentive staff. Love the garlic bread and antipasto. Good wine selection. Not terribly expensive. Parking available but limited. Informal atmosphere, good bar.

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed May 27, 2019 via mobile

Enjoyed a glass of wine, a delicious snack and conversation with the bartender Very tastefully decorated, good parking and delicious food

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed March 25, 2019

This was our second visit to Avanti. The first time was good. The second time left us to continue our search for the ultimate Italian restaurant in Pasadena. Things began to be bad upon entrance. The owner is not welcoming at the front desk. Supremely...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed February 5, 2019

We used to always visit the old Avanti's cafe on lake before they closed. Last weekend we tried their new place which is not a pizza cafe but a fine dining restaurant. It is a lovely place with attentive staff and excellent food. They do...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed December 19, 2018

This is one of my go to places for lunch. I have a few tips if you want to try it out. Meh: Do not arrive exactly at the opening hour of 11:30. First the impressive door may not be open and if you get...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed March 5, 2018

Want to avoid the crowds, parking issues and wait times that come with a trip to Old Town Pasadena? Looking for a good Italian restaurant with reasonable prices in low key East Pasadena? Then try Avanti Bristro on Sierra Madre. This is a sister property...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

I was disappointed. I wanted to have some good Italian pasta and ended up with ingredients that were thrown together. The chicken had no taste either. The sauce was weak too. 😑

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

Italian Food offer in this Small Cozy Restaurant in East Pasadena, CA. Food is always GOOD ! Service is hit and miss ! Good offer of Varieties of Gourmet Pizzas ! Lots of basic Italian dishes ! All in all, Good Value of the money...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Reviewed December 21, 2017

My friend and I visit this restaurant when I'm in the area. It's attractively decorated, the food is delicious and the waiters provide good service. Note, no gluten free entrees, so they will substitute rice in some entrees. So I have to carefully read the...More

Date of visit: December 2017
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$12. They have Kendall Jackson Reserve Chardonnay and Justin Cab in stock. They will decant your bottle if you ask.
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