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Avanti Restaurant of Distinction

Map & Directions 2728 E. Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016
  • Italian
  • Mon-Fri 11am-2pm, Mon-Sat 5pm-10pm
  • All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Catering, Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Accepted, Not Necessary
  • Lot Available


Phoenix New Times' Description

This is one of a handful of restaurants that have become a tradition among local fine dining fans. Established in 1974, Avanti is that classy Italian joint you always imagine only exists in old movies: crisp black and white interiors, candlelight, and a mirrored bar stocked with every imaginable kind of hooch. Mediterranean is the order of the day, although vegetarians and seafood lovers flock here, too, for the homemade pasta and crisp salads. Deliciously light Gnocchi Alfredo, Eggplant and Meat Lasagna, and seasonal hand crafted ravioli are house specialties. Fresh Fish and seafood dishes have garnered numerous awards, and Avanti's ossobucco is a local treasure. For dessert, don't miss the chocolate souffle.

Member Reviews

  • on 10/27/10

    Love the authentic Italian atmosphere... Perfect for a romantic evening. Great service and wonderful dishes. Apparently also have great happy hour and wine dinners.

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Tips from foursquare

  • Ricky P. on 09/21/13

    This place has been open for decades. It's so classic that the servers still write out the bill. There is piano music in the background, too. Classic!

  • Brian F. on 09/20/11

    Great place for a group... nice private room and good food!

  • Christopher D. on 08/17/11

    Wear something shiny if you want to blend in with the decor ;-)

  • Sharon B. on 04/09/14

    Excellent food. I especially lived the Gnocci.

  • Tevia W. on 12/31/13

    Horrible. That sums this evening up. They messed up our reservation, the host was extremely rude, then they sat us at a table with another couple. I can't make this stuff up.

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