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“You'll Love This Place...!”

AVANTI'S Italian Ristorante & Pizzeria
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 11:00-21:00(Tue, Wed, Thu) 12:00-22:00(Fri) 12:00-22:00(Sat) 12:00-21:00(Sun)
The Villages, Florida
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401 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“You'll Love This Place...!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012 via mobile

Restaurant is located in a small strip mall across the street from John Jay high school. Parking is ample and free. They were able to accommodate our group of ten on a Sat night (9/29) with only a short notice. Be careful or you'll miss it the first time you drive by.

Service is fantastic and the food is outstanding. You'll love their breads and make sure you try one of their clam appetizers. We had two different types of clams at our table and both were great There is also a nice wine list.

Prices are moderate and the selection of entres will have something for everyone. My favorite is one of the many veal dishes ($18) which includes a nice salad. The spagetti and meatballs are also very tasty. Portions are large but not oversized. Everyone in our group had something different and all were delicious. Deserts are home made and also very good. Top it off with a specialty Italian coffee or drink from the full service bar.

Bottom line is that a family members told us we would love this place... They were so right !!! We will make sure we go to Avanti's again the next time were in town. Once you try it you'll feel the same.

1 Thank Jerry C
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English first
Sarasota, Florida
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92 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“A Taste of Italy ...simply delicious!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2012

While visiting my sister in Hopewell Junction this summer, we decided to go for pizza one evening and we went to their favorite new Italian restaurant, Avanti’s. The dining room had nice furnishings, linen tablecloths and an overall pleasant decor. After perusing their diverse menu, and informed of the day’s specials by our server, we decided to pass on pizza and order complete dinners and wine. A basic side-salad is included with their entree’s along with fresh homemade bread and seasoned dipping oil.

The food was freshly prepared, served hot and everyone raved at how delicious it was. Their fare is moderately priced and the wait staff are attentive, pleasant and eager to please. We have eaten here twice now, in the past week, and their food has been consistently excellent. Based on two superb meals and pleasant dining experiences, we definitely will be back. We highly recommend trying AVANTI’S Restaurant for superior Italian food at reasonable prices. Check out their web site at www.avantishopewell.com

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank juddann
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