Avanti Italian Bistro and Bar

4.5
495 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
A highly elegant and new Italian bistro with many years of background, providing refreshing italian cuisine under supervision of Italian / french Master Chef Marco D"arsi. You will enjoy our exquisite dishes along with specialty wines or crafted martini/cocktail near our cozy fireplace or on the elevated patio. You would feel as if you are dining in a most decorative luxury cruise liner dinner hall.
What 495 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJordo
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

we were very pleasantly surprised at the wonderful meal we had...

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TRex86
68 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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RobertEats1
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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LouiseB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is our favorite local joint. Good food, wine list, and service. I recommend.

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MayraA
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service!

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vipTimO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a work celebration, everything was great. Service, Food and Wine.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem. High class restaurant.

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PaulS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This charming, elegant restaurant provided the best dining experience I have had in a long time. The owners truly care about their craft.

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JohnC
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good place but I found it over priced for the quality. Service was very good. Everyone was very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day

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JefferyG
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food good ambiance

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VirginiaF
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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LauraF
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The restaurant was clean and food was good. It was a holiday weekend so service was not excellent, but great!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food! Always great service from Nidal! This place is a family favorite and we love coming here. Gorgeous aesthetics and very elegant.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were way better than I even expected. Super random spot I found but absolutely loved it and would go again

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BBQCHOICE
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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vipGlenda92264
Los Angeles
87 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had excellent lamb chops. My wife had the seafood pasta which she said is the best that she had anywhere.

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LARunner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JohnW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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RichardN
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Well prepared food in a great setting with pro staff.

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vipVolker
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always good
Great food, friendly service, it’s always fun to come here
Thanks for all the hard work guys !!!

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RalphP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food i good but the waiters & mgt. seemed a little confused and disorganized

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a treat! Great food (and I LOVE wood fired pizza), server was excellent, delicious drinks! Total home run! Will definitely be back.

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larrym
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are always great. Great place for a date night

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu selections. Food was hot and delicious. Our server was friendly and helpful.

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vipjamesg
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

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.

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EdwinM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Took my parents out for dinner

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MichaelR
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Avanti Italian Bistro is definitely a local gem. The food, service and atmosphere make for a great night out.

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MamaChachacha
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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lizethp
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awsome place! Great for reservations. Friendly staff!

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KennyW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mom and I truly enjoyed our Mother’s Day brunch with Avanti Restaurant.

Thank you 😊.

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vipRodG
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Food was amazing. I would highly recommend this place

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vipWilliam
New England
33 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful varied menu, great waiters and service, and comfortable ambience.

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vipplongwalkings
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The owner was very apologetic about the lamb and quickly replaced with another entrée.

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George
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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.

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AnaV
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was very nice and the food was Delicious

FAQs

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.