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Avanti's Italian Restaurant


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Italian, Pizza
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Dinner, Lunch
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Avanti's food is so good! Their salads are fresh and the house french delicous. We have been eating here since we were teenagers and every single time the food is really good. Pizza burgers and gondolas are our favorites. Good prices for plenty of good.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kim N
Reviewed November 13, 2018

Fast.. Friendly service and the food is GREAT! I stopped today and picked up my favorite gondola and a loaf of Italian Bread when I was in Bloomington for a Dr. appt. YUMMMM!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Nancy W
Reviewed November 12, 2018

We always get a gondola at Avanti's when we are in town. This was our first time at this location. My wife had a gondola, I tried the tortellini in meat sauce. Both were very good. If you are in an area that has an...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Eric I
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Stood at cash stand for about 5 minutes while the front of house supervisor was socializing. Two teenagers are taking up a table to roll silverware. Two other people are talking about buying tables from each other.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mike T
Reviewed October 9, 2018

We usually eat on Mondays to take advantage of the daily special. WE love that they also serve the excellent Avanti's bread.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank tackman43
Reviewed October 6, 2018

I had heard a lot about Avanti's as it appears to be a local legend so we decided to try it out. The atmosphere is very diner-like as was the service. I ordered the lasagna and my wife ordered fettuccine alfredo. The lasagna was great...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

I have visited Avanti's off and on for over 25 years. I usually grab and go from the takeout area - the simple Gondola sandwich and good Italian Beef. Today I thought I would venture inside. I had a craving for spaghetti. Today's special was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Diane M
Reviewed August 30, 2018

If you grew up in Bloomington-Normal (especially if you went to the old NCHS), or if you were at Illinois State or Illinois Wesleyan? You know Avantis, and probably love it. The bread is beyond good; the gondolas are great. Pizza Bread (or Pizza Burgers)...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Teague B
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Ordered some sandwiches for a birthday party. Looked sad. I guess if you want it to look like an actual sandwich you have to pay for the "extra" meat. Lettuce was limp and bread was not fresh. The meat was basically nonexistent. Not a good...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Lisa L
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited Avant's due to a recommendation from the locals. I wasn't disappointed. The service was great and the food was good as well. I had lasagna which was delicious with mozzarella melted on top and my husband had the chicken parm....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Lutia L
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