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1900 S Elmhurst Rd, Mount Prospect, IL 60056-5712
847-437-6640
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6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • 15
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  • 5
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Generous great place

Good quality food. I tried one of the entrées and I was not disappointed. I was impressed by the freshness and generous portion of the focaccia bred they brought me. Prices are quite reasonable. Service was great.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Rodrigo V
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College Station
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College Station
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good quality food. I tried one of the entrées and I was not disappointed. I was impressed by the freshness and generous portion of the focaccia bred they brought me. Prices are quite reasonable. Service was great.

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Thank Rodrigo V
Huntley, Illinois
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80 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Delicious Portibello Tostino: marinated portobello mushrooms, roast red peppers and smoked mozzarella in crusty italian bread with olive oil and herbs. Very delicious! Crowded Mon. - Fri. at lunch. Drive thru window. I'll visit again for something new.

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Thank Georgia04
Chicago, Illinois
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160 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

I order from here regularly for work catered lunches and it is always a big hit! The bow tie a la vodka is decedent and so creamy and delicious I can never order it anywhere else because it is never as good!

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Thank Liz G
Oviedo, Florida
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

I was working in the area and popped in for a bite to eat- great soup and sandwich and wonderful service - no complaints here - great place

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Thank academydjs11
Des Plaines, Illinois
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Very cute atmosphere, friendly staff and very reasonable priced. They had a nice specialty coffee menu and many sandwich and panini to chose from! Best quality: delicious pizza by the slice. We will defiantly stop by Avanti again!

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Thank Danielle H
Glen Allen
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Truly a best quality pick from a family run Italian restaurant/catering business. We've used them for catering a couple of times. Always great quality, lots of food and great pricing. The sandwiches are incredible. Italian meats, pepppers, artichokes, oh my. Love their sandwiches. Stop by, you won't regret it. Except that you'll have to bring yourself back - often!

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1 Thank Akbula
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This casual restaurant ranks right at the top when it comes to eating out. The quality of the food was superb. Everything was fresh and full of flavor. The portions were huge! I ordered the Chicken Marsala and my wife ordered the Chicken Parm with pasta. Each entre came with a side, plus salad or soup, and a basket of... More 

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2 Thank THELUCKYONE033
Chicago, Illinois
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120 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

What a hidden gem. It's a local family Italian cafe. I've lived in this town for decades, did not "bother" to stop in the years it's been open. O M G! It truly is within my top ten favorite homemade fresh Italian restaurants...and I cook and am Italian. The whole family ordered something different, and even the not so easy... More 

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Thank Lyn S
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

A step way above the typical Italian restaurant, and I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food, especially since it was our first time eating here. With plenty of parking and a small outdoor patio, it may not seem to be as good as the food will be, but it is. You can either... More 

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1 Thank Allen21096
Chicago, Illinois
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65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Panini's and calzones rule in this family run spot in Des Plaines. No doubt worth a stop for lunch if you are in the area. I've heard good things about downtown location too, but has not had a chance to visit. Siciliano is my personal favorite.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1900 S Elmhurst Rd, Mount Prospect, IL 60056-5712
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Mount Prospect
  • Phone Number: 847-437-6640

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Monday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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