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Avantis Ristorante

1301 W Main St, Peoria, IL 61606-1148
+1 309-674-4923
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good28%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“bread” (78 reviews)
“lasagna” (18 reviews)
“sandwiches” (22 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
1301 W Main St, Peoria, IL 61606-1148
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Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

Avantis is one of my husband and I's favorite places to eat. I love their food, especially their bread and gondolas. And you can't beat their prices. Everything is very reasonably priced. I would definitely recommend.

Thank bskehbxjs
Stefan Z, Owner at Avantis Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2017

Thank you for your continued patronage and I hope we consistently meet your expectations in the future

Reviewed May 13, 2017

My wife and I used their delivery services last evening. She had a fabulous chef salad which was very large and very good! It also came with some dynamite bread on the side. I had their large spaghetti with meat sauce and extra Italian sausage...More

Thank 71Sarge
Stefan Z, Owner at Avantis Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2017

Thank you for your patronage and I'm very happy our great crew at that location provided you with excellence!

Reviewed May 8, 2017

Not much to say other than nothing was a standout. We ordered for a big group so we were able to see a lot of variety from the Avanti's menu. Nothing was necessarily bad, just quite forgettable. I ordered the chicken parm sandwich. Too much...More

Thank Edward G
Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

Avanti's has long provided an affordable, consistently good lunch and supper option. I have eaten at several of thier locations over the years and have never been disappointed. The food is good, not world class, but good.

Thank tmc2017
Reviewed April 20, 2017 via mobile

Avantis is great place to meet and eat with family and friends. Food is good and priced reasonable. Plenty of seating for large groups.

Thank Vicki Y
Reviewed April 18, 2017

Peorians always rave about Gondolas, but they are just cold cut sandwiches on plain bread. The pasta at Avanti's is also pretty plain. The restaurant's success really comes from its local Peoria cult following and has nothing to do with good food. You might as...More

Thank AandE_G
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

We ordered carry out from Avanti's. so this review is based on food and carry out customer experience. It was located across the street from the hotel we were staying at. We picked up our order proceeded to our hotel room. When got to out...More

Thank Dee W
Stefan Z, Owner at Avantis Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2017

I'm very sorry that you did not receive everything you'd ordered. What location did you visit so I may educate my staff of this situation? As per the Primavera sauce; it is simply olive oil, fresh garlic, and some herbs and should always be tossed...More

Reviewed April 10, 2017

I recommend the Chicken Chef Salad. Sure its a salad, but it is very fresh. Sliced grilled or fried chicken with cheddar cheese, croutons, carrots, tomatoes and boiled egg on a bed of iceberg and romaine lettuce. You also get their famous sweet bread. If...More

2  Thank Derrick A
Stefan Z, Owner at Avantis Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2017

Thank you for the kind review!

Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

My coworker brought me here as an out of town guest. I said take me to what Peoria is known for and she said this family has been in business for as long as she could remember. It was good food, surprisingly the bread and...More

Thank babigyrl5
Stefan Z, Owner at Avantis Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2017

Thank you and I'm happy you enjoyed your experience with us

Reviewed March 31, 2017 via mobile

Although it's just a sandwich - a gondola is so much more than a sandwich! We got hooked on these while students at Bradley University and crave them in between visits. The restaurant also serves Italian food. That's good too, but we love the gondolas!!

Thank 314MaryH
Stefan Z, Owner at Avantis Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2017

Thank you!

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Amit S
April 1, 2017|
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Response from Stefan Z | Property representative |
Our pizza dough does not have egg but our pastas and bread dough do have egg
August 1, 2015|
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Response from Chris B | Reviewed this property |
I am currently working about 2 miles from Avanti's right now. I eat there regularly and I love the Tortellini with meat sauce and Gondolas. I have had the marinara sauce on spaghetti and it is more of the wonderful... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1301 W Main St, Peoria, IL 61606-1148
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Peoria
  • Phone Number: +1 309-674-4923
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