We have visited Avanti twice now. Our most recent visit was ahead of a showing at the local Savoy Cinema.
The restaurant is set on a corner in Heaton Moor with a modern, simple interior suitable both for groups and for couples. We visited on a quiet Sunday evening but a Friday or Saturday night with live music would make it an attraction. The service was friendly and speedy, which is just what you want when working to a time limit. The prices were also reasonable at around £9 per pasta dish and £8 per pizza dish.
We had a cheese and a tomato garlic bread to for starters, with chilli added to the tomato version at our request.
For main we had a goats cheese 'Rustica' pizza, asking for chicken as an extra topping. We also ordered the 'Tortellini Fantasia' which involved ricotta and spinach tortellini with a bolognese, smoked ham and cream sauce.
Each dish was delicious, although we did seem to slowly feel we were being soaked in garlic! This might just be the more authentically Italian style on offer at Avanti, say in comparison to chain Italian restaurants such as Gusto, or it might just be too much garlic!
Anyway, needless to say we weren't the best people to sit next to at the Savoy!
All in all a great local restaurant and one we'd recommend to others on a similar night out.
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