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1908 S Glenstone Ave, Plaza Shopping Center, Springfield, MO 65804-2305 (Sunshine)
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed 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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74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had not been here in a while but it is always so good. We had an appetizer of mussels that were delicious. The alla Tony salad is delicious. I had the Halibut special, my husband a Ribeye and the other couple had pasta everything was fresh and delicious. We shared the flourless chocolate cake for dessert which was great.

Thank LWill2
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Amazing, original, and fresh! The wine list topped it off! It's on the list to repeat! Very elegant seating, but diners were also casually dressed! The menu is obviously designed by the chef- owners with the use of fresh ingredients! Very Italiano!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed food, service and friendliness. Bar tender from Mississippi was hilarious and very cool ... Highly recommended

Thank HankRyan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Love Avanzare ! We have eaten here many times! Always very good! Great Service! The Lamb is my favorite but the specials Are amazing! Love the Tony Salad with the beets!!!!! I crave this salad. Love the cozy booths! Great place!

Thank Linda E
Springfield, Missouri, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

Service is always outstanding, great wine list, and the chef is very accommodating. Just a great restaurant!

Thank Harold N
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

We eat here frequently and have never been disappointed. Chef Tony does a great job, and his staff is just as good as his food. Servers have been here a while which I always think says something positive for a restaurant. Hard to pick out one or two things On the menu to talk about as everything I have had... More 

Thank David A
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016 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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175 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

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
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016 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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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
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 Ave, Plaza Shopping Center, Springfield, MO 65804-2305
  • 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?