Avanti Italian Bistro and Bar
we were very pleasantly surprised at the wonderful meal we had...
Since we left Pasadena an old favorite had gone upscale. They moved to a new location and "jazzed up the joint." Food and service were as good as always. If we still lived in Pasadena this would be one of our favorite haunts.
Each item we ordered was superb.
My spouse had a delightful cocktail.
The rolled eggplant appetizer with ricotta was tasty. My Caesar was chilled and the fresh traditional dressing was Mmmm.
My branzino was perhaps the best I’ve ever had it prepared. It could have used an extra smidge of sauce, but, delish.
My wife’s carbonara was very meaty and the flesh eaters at the table loved it. A little too meaty for my preference.
We had a keto eater with us that ordered a salad with all special preparations. They did it well, it looked great the guy raved about it.
Last meal was a pasta dish I forget exactly what he ordered, but, it was great, pasta perfectly cooked.
Dessert my cappuccino was as expected. Desserts are not their strongpoint. The desserts are fine just not stellar.
Very good wait staff.
The food was incredible!! Phenomenal fresh Italian food that tasted authentic. Service was fairly good, I personally wasn’t a fan of the drinks, though my partner loved both of ours. My only complaint is that they let my water glass get pretty close to empty a few times; other than that it was STELLAR
This is our favorite local joint. Good food, wine list, and service. I recommend.
Delicious food and great service!
Went for a work celebration, everything was great. Service, Food and Wine.
Overall there were only 2 tables, place was very empty. Branzino was not that appetizing. Overall it was just OK, nowhere I would care to return to.
Hidden gem. High class restaurant.
This charming, elegant restaurant provided the best dining experience I have had in a long time. The owners truly care about their craft.
Good place but I found it over priced for the quality. Service was very good. Everyone was very nice.
Seating was easy and fast. The waiter took our drink order quickly and shortly afterwards our complete order.?Foods Arroyo Ahhhh and Tower The and hot. It was great. We had a difficult time getting our check, but otherwise I will definitely go back
Good food good ambiance
Our first time at the restaurant. We got seated immediately. There was a slight delay in taking our food order. Food was hot and very tasty. One issue with the shrimp plate my daughter ordered. Shrimp was not devained. Our waitress was quick to offer another dish and placed the new order as '911' which was great. We will definitely return again.
The restaurant was clean and food was good. It was a holiday weekend so service was not excellent, but great!
Always great food! Always great service from Nidal! This place is a family favorite and we love coming here. Gorgeous aesthetics and very elegant.
Food and drinks were way better than I even expected. Super random spot I found but absolutely loved it and would go again
very pleasant indoor dining, quiet during early dining, helpful staff with recommendations both food and beverage, fast and attentive, parking could be better but was not a problem for this visit, plenty of dining options.
I had excellent lamb chops. My wife had the seafood pasta which she said is the best that she had anywhere.
The service was excellent as were the salads and entrees. We had Chicken Florentine. For dessert it was spumponi and apricot bread pudding, both were excellent.
Avanti was strongly suggested by a family member when looking for a great place to eat Italian. We all loved our food! We started with the bruschetta, daughter had the butternut squash ravioli, my husband the Di Mari, and I had the Branzino. Each of us would order the same thing again.
The service was perfect!
We did have an OpenTable reservation and it appears the hostess could not locate us by name. My HB showed her the reservation confirmation on his phone. Although the restaurant was empty it took her about 10 minutes to seat us. Everything else was great.
Well prepared food in a great setting with pro staff.
This place is always good
Great food, friendly service, it’s always fun to come here
Thanks for all the hard work guys !!!
The food i good but the waiters & mgt. seemed a little confused and disorganized
What a treat! Great food (and I LOVE wood fired pizza), server was excellent, delicious drinks! Total home run! Will definitely be back.
Food and service are always great. Great place for a date night
Excellent menu selections. Food was hot and delicious. Our server was friendly and helpful.
I was mildly disappointed. My girlfriend had the ribeye, which was decent. The accompanying potatoes were excellent. My risotto was only fair. Surprisingly, the bartender could not make an old fashioned cocktail. It came out red. I asked if they mistakenly made it with grenadine and the waiter replied "no, but we made it with cherries" by which I think he meant that they muddled cherries into the drink. Yuck.
Took my parents out for dinner
Avanti Italian Bistro is definitely a local gem. The food, service and atmosphere make for a great night out.
I had angel hair pasta with shrimp and it was excellent. Little more salad dressing for my salad would’ve made the whole experience perfect. Highly recommend this restaurant for great Italian cuisine.
We went there as a final date before my boyfriend left the next day for Seattle so we wanted to find a really nice place we hadn’t eaten at before. Our waiter was very very nice and professional. What I ordered required a small tweak because they ran out of angel hair pasta but it was still delicious. Really nice atmosphere and wasn’t too loud or crowded. I was really happy I found this place for our last date.
Awsome place! Great for reservations. Friendly staff!
My mom and I truly enjoyed our Mother’s Day brunch with Avanti Restaurant.
Thank you 😊.
Excellent service! Food was amazing. I would highly recommend this place
Wonderful varied menu, great waiters and service, and comfortable ambience.
The owner was very apologetic about the lamb and quickly replaced with another entrée.
Avanti did not recognize that we had a reservation made through Open Table. They did seat us but out of the mainstream although many tables were empty when we arrived. The special was chicken piccata which I ordered. It was rather ordinary. Service was quiet attentive although our waiter had to speak in a very loud voice to be heard above the background noise level.
The place was very nice and the food was Delicious
Avanti Italian Bistro and Bar offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 817-9180.
Avanti Italian Bistro and Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 495 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.