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Avanti - Italian Restaurant & Lounge

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34 River Rd, Meriden, CT 06451-5026
12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Wallingford, Connecticut
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130 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been going by this place for quite a few years now and we finally decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed. I had a crushed ice margarita which was very good. We also ordered the appetizer plate for two which consisted of stuff clams, calamari and stuffed mushrooms. Very good. I then had the beef tortellini... More 

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Meriden, Connecticut
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

In Meriden quality dining choices are slim. Places with good food and great service numbered about 4 before tonight. Cross Avanti off the list. Yes the food is good but in order to get to it you must go through the pathetic, rude, poorly trained and mouthy staff (unless you order to go). An adult women who claimed to be... More 

Thank yajman2016
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

I have been to Avanti restaurant a few times for lunch and dinner I have tried multiple dishes the chicken and seafood dinners are very good. The soups are good as well as the antipasto.. They have a nice small bar and lots of space for parties.. The bread is homemade and the dipping oil is very good .. It's... More 

Thank Chriscross64
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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336 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Very nicely seasoned olive oil with fresh Italian bread to start. Good choice of red wines. The Shrimp Parmigiana, Chicken Gorgonzola, and Salmon were all prepared well. For dessert, save room for a fresh cannolli.....very good.

Thank OSProfiler
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Avanti in Meriden CT is an excellent Italian restaurant the food is delicious and the service is great .. We have been here several times the soups the entrees from chicken dishes to lasangna to the oil and bread and they customize any dish as needed .. Thank Chris Cross

Thank Chriscross64
New Haven, Connecticut
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

We were looking for somewhere to go to just sit in the bar area for a bite and a glass of wine, so decided to try Avanti. We ordered the hot antipasti and the eggplant tower. Both were absolutely delish. Add in the warm bread with oil and we were stuffed ! I absolutely would go again !

Thank mjkwolek
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

I've been a long time happy customer of Avanti 's .. Been going to Avanti ' s since they opened, I have nearly every item on the menu at 1 time or another and have yet to have had a disappointing meal..

Thank Jim R
Meriden, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

Good and a lot of food, good Service, and excelente prices. A very familiar environment. It is located in South Meriden in a very good neighborhood. you can eat in the bar. I usually pick my dinner up. They also serve pizza. Go early is always pack.

Thank _dduran727
Meriden, Connecticut
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

We went there on a Sunday for lunch we were met with a courteous hostess that seated us in a cozy booth in the dining room. The atmosphere was quiet and relaxing We were immediately served the most delicious dipping oil and slices of warm soft bread. We ordered the chicken parm. Our salads came which I must say were... More 

Thank shotsy47
Meriden, Connecticut, United States
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

My husband and I were given a gift certificate by neighbors for Avanti at Christmas, what a wonderful gift it was. To start, Avanti's has an inviting atmosphere is very well maintained, provides a good first impression in addition, the wait staff was friendly and helpful. You know a meal is going to be excellent when the bread basket has... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 River Rd, Meriden, CT 06451-5026
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Meriden
  • Phone Number: 203-440-9990

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