Chef Mario’s cuisine is inspired by the flavors of Italy and the Mediterranean region. Signature dishes are Pasta Bolognese, Osso Buco, Crab Crusted Sea Bass, Ceviche, Three Cheese Spinach Lasagna, Farfalle Carbonara, or Bone-in Veal Milanese. Our menu also features steaks, lamb, seafood, hand-made fresh pasta, legumes of the season and a Wine Spectator awarded Wine Collection focused on the Italy-Mediterranean including a selection of Texas' rising stars. Avanti has become a Dallas mainstay, a chic neighborhood restaurant for 30 years.
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Veal Osso Buco
2 cut hind shank, burgundy red braised, fettuccini
herb crusted-flash fried, basil-tomato sauce
trio of parmesan, mozzarella, and ricotta cheeses with bchamel and marinara sauces
I just thought the food would have Been better. The service was great though and the environment
Enjoyed food and ambiance
Superb attention to the specifics of my reservation. Superb yet unobtrusive service. Food was so delicious. Drank delicious Red Wine. All 5 of us were pleased with our dinner event out. I continue to ho back. Never any bad surprises. Evening guitar was so perfect by Miguel. Not too loud at all.
The Blackened Salmon Salad is our favorite. The service is excellent. Love the White Tablecloths & flower.
Service was wonderful, very cool ambiance, great food, was hard at times to have a conversation due to the noise level.
I have eaten at Avanti's numerous times over the last 10 years. However this is the first time since I moved back to the Dallas area. This is one of my favor restaurants. The food was great as always. However the place was packed and so the noise level was off the charts. Also the waiter was really good but he was stretched too thin. He had multiple tables in two different rooms. It took us two and a half hours to finish our meal. It wasn't a big issue since we were catching up with friend we haven't seen in a while but in was still a look time. Also the small parking lot was over whelmed and was a nightmare getting to your car even with Valet parking. While this restaurant always had a good crowd the volume of people there the night we were completely overwhelmed the restaurant. Good problem for Avanti's, bad problem for their customers. Hopefully it was just a one off night and not that way all the time.
Excellent god and service!! This is why we visit often!!
Excellent food and out was extremely attentive overall great experience
It’s warm, friendly and the food is amazing. You can go for a date or even every day dinning.
We went there for a birthday celebration. Some of us had food that was not hot but everything did taste great. I wish there was a little more room at the table. All of our plates had to hang off the edge to fit.
Nice patio experience. Service was excellent and the food was very good. Recommend for a nice causal Italian dinner.
Avanti is a wonderfully consistent restaurant. From the food to the service, we have always had a great experience. Additionally, the live music is fantastic. Miguel is a first class guitarist and it’s a joy listening to him play. We love this place and highly recommend it
Its was great
What a nice restaurant. Start to finish, our experience there was excellent. Our server, James, was helpful and everything we ordered was just right. I started with Escargot Chablisian, a pasta with escargot, and then the dinner special, veal parmesan, a classic Italian offering that was the best I have ever had. The veal was perfectly prepared and the sauces were fine. My wife's and our friend's meals were equally enjoyable.
We will certainly return on a future trip to Dallas.
Very good food. Waiter seemed like he was in a hurry to get us out, but still good service. Would definitely go back.
Always a great meal with great atmosphere!
Appetizers and main courses were excellent. Desert selections were ordinary. Bar service was slow. Waiter made a couple of errors on our order. Noise level on porch was pleasant while main dining room was loud. Overall a good experience. Would definitely go back.
Always a pleasant place to dine.
We both had the Thursday special OSO BUCCO ... it was unbelievable!! Service is ALWAYS EXCELLENT!!
Great food and excellent service!
Great menu selections, romantic atmosphere
Our experience was very positive! They accommodated our last minute request to add a person to our table without issue. Our server was enthusiastic and made recommendations. Our food was fast and very good. The portions were generous and our tastebuds experienced a delicious dinner. The fish special tasted fresh and the beet salad was my favorite!
Excellent! Absolutely delicious food, great service and romantic atmosphere. I ordered the Chicken Saltimbocca and my date had a steak, both were fabulous. The potatoes & green beans were so flavorful as well. Friendly waitstaff & good wine. Definitely recommend.
Avanti was everything I thought it would be and more. I went on valentines with my boyfriend and we both enjoyed the atmosphere, food, and drinks. The live music was also beautiful and it was just a great restaurant overall. I really recommend it to anyone looking for an amazing meal at an amazing restaurant.
We came for Valentine’s and the food was okay. Our waiter seemed pushy, but was attentive. I would say avoid for a celebration but a good spot for a random date night.
Excellent food and value. Love this place. Been frequenting this restaurant for 20 years.
Excellent, as always. Top notch service along with delicious entrees.
Avanti is the kind of restaurant which makes you so happy to have dinner there that you hesitate to write a really good review because it may become so popular that you won't be able to book a table.
We eaten there twice and each time whatever we had was just perfect. This past Monday we ate with friends and just loved the mussels, calamari, lasagna, clams in white sauce, etc. Their 50% off wine selection is superb.
James our waiter was fast, amusing and friendly, who could ask for more.
I hosted my “Galentines” here which was all of our first time eating here, the experience was overall amazing! The staff was so accommodating, we all were running late and changing our reservations was a breeze. The ambiance was romantic and intimate. We waited at the bar while a table big enough became available, the drinks were reasonable and the bartender was great. Once we got seated and served our food; it was fast, piping hot, fresh and DELICIOUS!!! We WILL be coming back! Thank you OpenTable
Love the food and ambience. Cozy. Great live music. Only complaint is the noise level, making it difficult to have a conversation
Great service, delicious food! I will definitely be back.
Very cozy and friendly place to meet and greet. The service was outstanding and our waiter James was the best.
A nice place for dinner. The food is excellent and the service is a nice balance of attentive but not intrusive. It is a little cramped and a little noisy, but that's worth the overall experience.
LOVED EVERYTHING. Food was spectacular.
Great service, live music and delicious food. Have always enjoyed Avanti. Very consistent.
Food was good, but overpriced. We sat at a bad table because we were 3, even though better tables for 4 sat empty all night. And we had reservations. We wanted to hear the music, but we couldn't hear it from our table. Waiter spilled wine all over table, but gave us dessert. We liked it better before. Again, not a bad place, just not worth the cost.
The waiter was very knowledgeable about the wine list!
This place is awesome! The owner greets you at the door and makes sure you are taken care of the entire night. The food was delicious. The atmosphere is so nice. You feel like you might be in a cafe in Europe. I highly recommend this restaurant.
Great food, great staff and lovely ambience. Such a wonderful, quaint restaurant that makes you feel warm and welcome!
Always great food and service. The special of the day, lamb chop were delicious.
Avanti Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.
Avanti Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1192 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.