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1908 S. Glenstone, Plaza Shopping Center, Springfield, MO (Sunshine)
+1 417-567-3463
5:00 pm - 11:00 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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Dickinson, Texas
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It reminds me of a place we used to have at home called The Italian Café. Same atmosphere and very good food.

Thank Sarah_Wayne
Springfield, Missouri
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Next door to a "Toys for Her" store. The parking lot needs repaving. Strip joint across the street? . The food was excellent! . Lamb chops are a favorite, more than you should eat, at $35 a bit pricey for this menu. Chicken Alfredo was very good for $15. Frutti Del Mar had plenty of jumbo scallops in addition to... More 

Thank G_Friedrich_M
Mountain Home, Arkansas
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went on the advice of a friend. Glad I did! Selection is great, the service is great, but the food is excellent. Don't like the question about best meal I've ever had at restaurant! Hell, it was really good, but no it's not a mortons or one of a dozen private restaurants I've eaten at that cost much more, but... More 

Thank Daniel b
Kansas City, Kansas
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

The food was good. Acoustics made it a little loud, if you prefer quieter surroundings this may not be a good choice. Service was excellent and friendly. Pricing was appropriate.

Thank 1adam12ks
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120 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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

1 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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75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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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
Romantic, Business meetings, 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: +1 417-567-3463

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