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1908 S. Glenstone, Plaza Shopping Center, Springfield, MO (Sunshine)
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Getting to the restaurant was super confusing as I thought it was on the other side of the street. It is actually located in a strip mall. Quite convenient. Has a small bar front, which seemed to have been filled with the regulars. The interior is stylish but looks a bit dated. The menu had good variety and the specials... More 

Thank Gabor K
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158 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have been numerous times with clients and the food is always fresh, tasty and service over the top. Worth the time if your in Springfield.

Thank tejasdrmr
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All I can say is WOW. This food is AMAZING. Every time we eat here I always want to come back as soon as I can. The food,service and the atmosphere has always been awesome. It is a little pricey depending on what you get, but for great food you always have to pay a little more. Great for a... More 

Thank Tim F
Springfield, Missouri
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ordered the eggplant parm. The slab of eggplant was cut too thick, had no seasoning or flavor, and was tough or not done. The coating was okay and the spaghetti that came with it was okay. Although I took one eggplant slab home, it ended up in the trash. It was noisy and sort of crowded. Service was okay... More 

Thank Pax65807
Ozark, Missouri
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205 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was very disappointed when I ate at Avanzare. The food was mediocre at best, very small portions, too over priced. Restaurant location is horrible. ...it is in a very small section of a strip mall. Will not be going back

Thank angoct14
south of Springfield MO
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was our first visit. I've intended to go years before but we had moved from the area. We recently moved back and I was researching fine dining in Springfield. When reading the menu online, I recognized the description of the Filet Porto and much to my delight, I discovered it was the same Chef as one of my favorite... More 

Thank Holly B
Atlanta, Georgia
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139 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

The service was excellent! The menu options are numerous and the specials were very nice. The atmosphere is quiet!

Thank gslowry
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

We thought the food was very good, albeit a bit pricey for what it was. The service was also excellent. The atmosphere, however, made everything else difficult to enjoy. The place is small, so the tables are pretty crowded, which makes it rather loud. The loudest one of all was the foul-mouthed owner having an investor meeting. I know that... More 

Thank Jennftx
Springfield, Missouri
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Have never been here that we haven't had a delightful meal. Unfortunately, once you try the lasagna that may be all she wrote - well, unless you are going to rebel and get the Rigatoni Buttera. Good wine selection, the bread they bring out at the beginning usually has herbed butter or oils. My husband usually tries something different every... More 

Thank PiperGirl248
Springfield, Missouri
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Always great. Great food, great atmosphere, great service. We always ask for Roy to take care of us. We love the Mussels appetizer. The Caesar salad is very good. The Rack of Lamb is exceptional (ask for risotto instead of mashed potatoes). The Linguini Ala Avanzare is very good. We love the Apple Crostata dessert. Great wine list. Fantastic coffee.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1908 S. Glenstone, Plaza Shopping Center, Springfield, MO
  • Public Transportation: Located within 100 yards.
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: 417-567-3463

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?