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Avanti Cafe

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1900 S Elmhurst Rd, Mount Prospect, IL 60056-5712
+1 847-437-6640
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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199 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have only had lunch here several times and been happy with each visit. Staff behind the counter is always friendly and helpful. The food is perfect. the selection is pretty much Italian or at lest Italian orients. Great submarines, hot and cold sandwiches, pasta, pizza and specials. Get there before 12:00 or after 12:30 for lunch.

Thank Alan S
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285 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Good value, Avanti chicken entree was sauteed chicken breast with artichoke hearts, mushrooms, plenty of wine and very tender. Like this place!!

Thank Idahotraveler88
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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105 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Avanti is a little gem of an Italian cafe. My personal favorite is the calabrese sandwich, a deep fried pork cutlet with cheese, grilled panini style. Order a small side of red sauce for dipping. Yum. They have a wide variety of Italian cold cut style sandwiches that are outstanding. The prosciutto is amazing.

Thank Keith C
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

This place reminded me of the bars back in Italy you get a great cup of Espresso to go with a Panini or a breakfast frittata I recommend to stop here for a true Italian Espresso or latte macchiato not Starbucks. Tony the owner was great and very hospitable. My family and I were traveling from Cleveland to see a... More 

Thank Francesco D
Tijeras, New Mexico
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188 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Cool fall evening we could walk here from the Country Inn and Suites and was recommended by the desk clerk. Really good fried perch! Italian Beef was right on and very tasty. Desserts looked amazing but too full.

Thank chaco
Des Plaines, Illinois
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79 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

This family owned and run restaurant will be one of your places to go for just good Italian food. Very casual and almost a fast food restaurant but, a place to try.

Thank dicksayad
Dulles, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

I was in Mt. Prospect 2 weeks ago, and a co-worker took me to Avanti Café. OMG!!!The pizza was wonderful! While at the register I see this desert that they call "A Piece of Heaven", and boy was it ever! It is also known as cheese stick, ( I found that out when I went back in the evening, for... More 

Thank bdj2to2
Doha, Qatar
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Great food and atmosphere. Pizza was not perfect, but burger, potato wedges and tiramisu were perfect. Great place for a quick meal with family.

Thank Cikk33
Mount Prospect, Illinois
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

Avantis Cafe is a great spot to stop in for authentic Italian bistro type food and they do a wonderful job catering large and small events for your family or school group. Tony is good to work with - a bit old school but he delivers!

1 Thank slakenny2014
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

I ate here once for lunch and now we use them for every function I have in a small business. The whole business is the model of how to do it right and I'm sorry that the only compliment I give them is our continued business. We usually cater in lunch that consists of beef, meatballs, chicken and a salad... More 

Thank Kevin H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1900 S Elmhurst Rd, Mount Prospect, IL 60056-5712
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Mount Prospect
  • Phone Number: +1 847-437-6640

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?