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Avanti's Italian Restaurant

COVID-19 Update: This restaurant is only available for takeout or delivery at this time.

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$4 - $10
Italian, American, Pizza
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed September 16, 2021

I have yet to find a dish at Avanti's that I haven't LOVED. And I know - I have been an Avanti's fan going back to the late 70's! Their pasta is always perfect. Whenever I order Avanti's I always get extra meat sauce to...go - it is that good! The pizza is fantastic. Anyone that has ever lived in Bloomington-Normal and moved away will make a stop at Avanti's to take a bag of Gondolas back home with them when they visit. On today's visit I had the pleasure to meet Tara-Lyn at the Bloomington restaurant. What great customer service! She immediately greeted anyone that came in the door with a smile, immediately took their order or gave them their pick-up order. She offered Covid masks to anyone that needed one, ran orders back and forth to the kitchen. She didn't stop running the whole time I was there. Hang on to Tara-Lyn Avanti's, she is a keeper!!!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed August 20, 2021

With all the craziness today, mask, no mask, short staff, this restaurant has the best staff! Always friendly, helpful and professional. Its hard to do what these people do day in and out. I always know the quality of the product and it is consistent....Their staff is patient, kind and helpful, I appreciate that.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 6, 2021 via mobile

Ordered spaghetti and 2 of the famous gondola sandwiches, garlic bread, salad, and cheese dip. Might be wonderful but we have no way of knowing. No plates or silverware, our hotel has none to spare. I’m sitting here with hungry kids that have traveled all...day, and my husband is out trying to locate plates and silverware so we can eat. Why wouldn’t they bring us a way to eat this food at a hotel? The sandwiches, fine…tough to eat spaghetti and meat sauce with no utensils $65 order, pretty disappointingMore

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed January 3, 2021

Best Sub EVER, Gondola from Avontii is insane vs/ All other fast food PLEASE come to Champaign IL PLEASE. I have to drive 45 minutes to you :(

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed November 5, 2020

I grew up eating at this restaurant and 40 years alter when I come back, I still love it! The bread in the gondolas is to die for. Be sure to ask for extra sauce for the pasta -- it's not a generous portion. Love...Avanti's salad dressing.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 31, 2020

Food is always fresh and tasty. good customer service also. Convenient location. Hours of operation are good. Thanks.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 17, 2020

Quick pickup service, food served hot in quality containers, included tableware and condiments, Good size portions.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 23, 2020

I've been told about Avanti's by several people since I am new to the area and it lived up to the hype. Since it is only open for take out I ordered, received my order much quicker then expected, and the food was phenomenal!

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 14, 2020

Our always go to for a good quick sandwich. Have been happy with all the Covid stuff going on that they are doing there part to keep us safe too.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 3, 2020 via mobile

Great Italian food!! Everyone likes the gondola sandwich. My favorites are the cheese ravioli, Pizza, and the spaghetti.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 6, 2020

I live out of town. Whenever I come back to Bloomington Normal to visit family, Avanti's is my go to place to take dinner home. It's such great food. Fast, great value and sooo good to eat! I call a head and pick it up....The staff is so kind and helpful. It's well worth the stop!More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed June 1, 2020

My family and I have been going to Avanti's my entire life. My mom even tells me stories of going there for open campus lunch when she was in high school. Great food, atmosphere, and history!

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed March 30, 2020

We picked up a Hot Ham & Cheese and a Pizza Bread for lunch. Both were excellent. We also took home 2 loaves of bread for dinner! It was nice to have these familiar comfort foods. We can always count on Avantis! Great food, great...service!!More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 28, 2020

Avanti's has consistently served good food with excellent service for decades. Good prices for large portions. We also enjoy using the delivery service. One of our favorite restaurants.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 16, 2020

This has been a must go to spot since it opened in 1971! Always great food at a great price. We make it a point to stop every time we go through town.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Yes, Avanti's Italian Restaurant offers takeout services.

Yes, Avanti's Italian Restaurant offers delivery services.

Avanti's Italian Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5