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“Very good Italian”

Avanti Restaurants of Distinction
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Ranked #252 of 3,061 Restaurants in Phoenix
Price range: $31 - $80
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Camelback East
Cross street: Thomas and 28th Street
Transit: Picks up and drops off in front of restaurant. Complimentary ride service from most hotels
Description: Avanti, a Valley tradition since 1974. . . Dramatic, crisp black and white interiors, candlelight and a quiet atmosphere. Vegetarians and Seafood lovers will be awed by the selections of homemade pasta from deliciously light Gnocchi Alfredo, Eggplant and Meat Lasagna, to seasonal hand crafted Ravioli. Fresh Fish and seafood dishes vary- from a Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail to an Italian crafted Cioppino. Avanti has also garnered numerous awards and accolades for our Ossobucco, said to be the best in town as well as robust steaks and chops (lamb and pork).Enjoy dessert and Cappuccino in the piano bar sweets that are carefully guarded family recipes include, Tiramisu, Cannoli, Creme Brulee with a crunchy burnt sugar crust but if your passionate about chocolate the chocolate mousse is infused with rum and whipped so fluffy and light you'll swear it's heaven sent!
Boise, Idaho
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Very good Italian”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

Found this little hide away as a 1/2 way point to meet some friends. Very cool atmosphere and the owner makes his rounds and talks with guests. The liquor pours and wine glasses are generous. Everything is healthy sized portions and takes like home cooking. Everything was great except they charged us $8 to split a dinner! Still the food was great, a bit pricey but the quality was worth it.

  • Visited February 2013
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Broken Arrow
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Italian food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

The food was great but kind of pricey. One of those places you woild go to maybe once a month. I had the lamb chops and a glass of wine for $60 bucks.The decor I'm sure was original but classy for an old place.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great Italian Restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

We had a group dinner at Avanti's and the service and food were excellent. Old world charm, getting a little tired, but the food and service makes up for all that. The owner Angelo, who has been in business for 39 years greets you and makes sure everyone is taking care of from the beginning to the end. The Osso Bucco was fantastic!

  • Visited January 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great choice!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2012

Excellent food, atmosphere, and service! The owner is present and extremely friendly! Highly recommend.

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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“the standard”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

if the "ratpack" were still alive and together they would undoubtedly eat here when in arizona.. the 50/60,s decor is really dated but the food very very good...appetizers and salads are ok ..predictable.. but the pastas memorable and main courses exquisite...the dover sole is a whole 16-18oz fish delivered whole to the table ..the veal milanesa is wonderful ..the real thing! a 6 inch round , on the bone pounded breaded veal chop topped with an arugula /tomato salad...the osso buco authentic with saffron risooto....the owner angelo livi comes to arizona via the caribbean and of course italy...a congeniial man who knows his food....the wine list is excellent from tignanellos, barolos to brunellos...per dolce solo mancava una crostata ricotta siciliana e vino santo...

  • Visited October 2012
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