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“Fine dining in relaxed atmosphere”

Avanti Italian Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 132 Restaurants in Bloemfontein
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed August 30, 2012

My wife and I moved to Bloemfontein. Being only the two of us, we eat out fairly regularly. I had been introduced to Avanti about 4 years ago at a business supper and we have found that, whether it is just the two of us, a business lunch for 12 or a dinner for four, the service is friendly, the atmosphere relaxed and the food consistently good. It is an Italian restaurant where the momma presides over everything. (Daughters, sons-in-law and little children can be seen from time to time :-))

Pastas, pizzas, meat, chicken and fish dishes are all tasty and well priced. The chocolate cake (baked by the mother) or the carrot cake ends of the meal perfectly.

From the complementary rolles (freshly baked) to coffee - truly a pleasant experience.

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Thank Dupreezg
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

If you like an upper class with Home Made Pasta this is really the Restaurant to visit. While having a glass of Wine you can over look the beautiful sunset of Bloemfontein surrounded by the waters of Loch Logan.

1  Thank Florein
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

Every visit a eating experience the food is good, the veal saltimbocca is the best. Located in the Waterfront with a view across the lake

1  Thank Vorsters
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Nice atmosphere , our food was very good, wine list very small....
Group of 10 was to much for the waiter, it took forever to get the starters and even the drinks. Beeping involved into business talk , the waiter missed out to ask me for a starter and I only realized when the food of some people arrived , that I was not ask for the order.....
Not cheap so, but would return....

Thank Thomas S
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Reviewed February 7, 2012

We found ourselves in Bloemfontein looking for something a little bit classy and not a chain restaurant.
We saw a chalk board advertising mezze so we decide to try it. The restaurant has a lovely position, on the first floor with indoor and outdoor seating, overlooking the lake. We sat outdoors. The waiting staff was attentive and well trained. The wine list came as a big surprise. It was excellent with a selection of premium wines at great prices.
We started with a selection of Mezze. From the vast selection we had prawns, mini kebabs, flatbread, hummus, and olives,all of which was delicious.
Live piano music tinkled in the background.
The selection of mains covered pizza, pasta, meat, fish and chicken. So once again a good choice. The calamari was tender and juicy. The pasta perfectly cooked.
All in all it was a very pleasant experience. Including a large tip the bill came to R 300 which I thought was incredible value.

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