Osteria Avanti

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262 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Osteria Avanti is casual rustic Italian restaurant located in the beautiful Inn at Leola Village. It provides a warm, cozy atmosphere to all of it's guests with it's custom built fireplaces and country Italian decor. Your table will be warmly greeted by one of our highly trained servers carrying a basket of our house made bread. You will then be presented with our unique menu featuring some of Chef's best recipes. Osteria also offers a wide selection of wines and cocktails as well. Chef Calabrese brings a wonderful influence of rustic flavors from all over Italy right to your table. He provides his guests with the best fresh, local ingredients and even grows some of his own produce in his on site vegetable and herb garden. Osteria is a perfect place for a night out with your significant other or a nice dinner with the family. If you want an authentic Italian experience with great service, come to Osteria, we know we'll be seeing you again.
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J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely Inn and restaurant!!! Delicious, generous servings in a charming setting.

B
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

our waiter, Mike was outstanding. He was working Sat. Sept. 14th and was just an amazing professional.

F
Columbus
37 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Osteria Avanti didn't disappoint because it generally reflected the on-line reviews I had read in advance. The food was good but not great, but the service was outstanding. The kitchen was very accommodating to our special requests. The food is an outstanding bargain considering the setting, and the wine selection is superior.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was authentic and creative

G
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

TK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were delicious, as always. It was our 3rd time dining and we are never disappointed.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. We dined here while staying at the Inn that the restaurant is part of. Enjoyed our meal from start to finish. Reasonable prices. Quality food. Awesome service. Can’t say enough great things about it.

We got the calamari appetizer (sautéed, not fried) which was plenty to share and then some. Also the herbed focaccia bread brought to the table was delicious. We also tried the penne pasta dish - very good and hearty. We probably didn’t need to get entrees but we did - swordfish and the salmon. Both were fantastic. The gelato for dessert tasted more like an ice cream than gelato but it was still very good nonetheless. We would definitely recommend and return!

N
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

The only issue was water dripping on me during dinner from the air unit.

s
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVED IT... What a gem we found. Wife and I were out and about and she suggested we tried and boy am I glad we did. If there were six stars for Osteria Avanti I would have scored it that high. Wonderful food and even better service from Alessandro (Sorry I probably butchered the spelling), We will go back for sure.

ME
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The food was a bit too salty, but besides that everything was amazing even the waitress was on point looked a little overwhelmed she was the only only until another person helped. I would highly recommend this place and definitely come back again

S
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was the second time we dined at this restaurant. We brought friends along with us. Everyone enjoyed their meal. It is not you typical Italian restaurant. They have some very good dishes to choose from. We enjoyed the mussels and antipasto. The salmon dish was excellent, as was the filet mignon and rigatoni dish. The service as always was outstanding. Just be prepared to wait a little bit as everything is made fresh. All I can say is bon appetit!!!

BZ
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Great food. Great ambiance. Great service. All 4 of us gave it 5 stars.

JW
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was a perfect backdrop for our anniversary dinner. The wait staff was attentive and gracious. However, we were disappointed with our entrees. They were good but definitely not outstanding.

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Service was good, our waitress was very nice. Food left something to be desired, especially for the price. Meatball sliders were cold in the center and had too strong of a fennel taste. Gazpacho tasted like salsa and the pork chop was over cooked.

AL
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Lovely setting. Nice menu, not traditional Italian. Service was prompt but timing way off. We felt rushed. We ordered cocktails, a Caribbean Cosmo, excellent, and a perfect Vodka Gimlet. After a busy day with the grands we looked forward to relaxing with our drinks and visiting with each other. We didn’t get that time as our server came first to ask about the cocktails and then to take our order which included the wines chosen for dinner.
The wines came out immediately, before the second sip of the cocktails. I actually asked my white to sit in the refrigerator, husbands red could breathe.
Waiter leaves, we take one sip of our cocktais and the salads come out! My wine returns. Geeesh.
Husbands Caesar was swimming in dressing. My simple green salad had so much sugar in the vinaigrette I put it aside. We really aren’t that picky about salad, but these were inedible for us.
Husband’s beef tenderloin was over cooked and the super thick wine reduction was so intensely powerful, he scraped it from the plate.
I ordered a side of mushroom risotto and a “vegetable bundle.” The large portion of risotto was well prepared but I’m not a fan of truffle oil and that generous element was not mentioned on the menu. The veggie bundle was a pile of seemingly old and new asparagus and French beans. See picture.
This was our second and probably last visit, and yes, our after dinner aperitif arrived with coffee before our glass of wine was finished or removed. It was the fastest date night meal on books.

SH
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday weekend, was awesome

B
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Matt the bartender was great! He made great food recommendations and was a pleasure to talk to. Our waiter, allessandro, was a true gentleman, giving us great service and an overall amazing experience!

KD
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant with delicious food, good wines and great service. The atmosphere was delightful and our waiter very attentive and obviously very proud of this lovely place. Adjacent to s beautiful inn which was a converted tobacco barn. Pasta was delicious and so were the lamb chops. Highly recommend it! My in-laws were so impressed they asked for a menu to take home to their neighbors.

SH
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat in a booth in the bar. Excellent atmosphere. Wine is very good and cold. Excellent food and service. Will be returning in the very near future for a special occasion

JH
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME... EXCELLENT EXCELLENT EXCELLENT covers it all... in EVERY sense ❤️

JP
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Had a 330 reservation. Service was average as we may have come during a change in shifts. Had to ask for refills on drinks.

MB
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

We have enjoyed this restaurant often in the past, but I feel the level of service has declined as well as the attention to detail. My mother and I ordered our filets medium and medium rare - both came out well done - not even pink inside! When one pays $44 for a steak, one would like to think it will be prepared properly. We told our server but she did nothing about it. We also asked to take some vegetables home with us but she neglected to put them in our take home bag.

I may rethink about dining here again given the distance we drive to get there.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was very slow.

CT
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a very enjoyable, delicious meal. Could not ask for better service or atmosphere. This was a wedding gift. Felt like a honeymoon.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our meal! The flavors of the food were fabulous!

AL
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

beautiful upscale restaurant in charming countryside. Leola is a very short drive from the tourist heart of Lancaster county. Interesting menu is a welcome relief from local fare.
Service was very good. There were two wedding receptions happening on the night of our visit; our experience was not impacted at all. Our food came out promptly, actually too promptly as our entree arrived seconds after salad course.
We shared a local cheese plate with pretzels, beautiful fresh fruits and mustard, a mixed green salad with shrimp, tomato, dates and mandarin orange and fresh pasta with cheeses and cracked pepper. My husband had a side of sautéed mushrooms and I ordered broccoli rabe with anchovies and garlic. Portions were large.
This is a gem and well worth the lovely drive if you’re visiting Intercourse area.

GP
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is by far the finest restaurant in the area and once you enjoy its cuisine and exceptional staff and ambiance it will be among your favorites anywhere. The Chef is amazing, the menu is diverse and every item is made with love and excellence. The risottos are exquisite, the pastas prepared to perfection and entrees are mouth watering. Sit in a beautiful Tuscany influences room and be waited upon by those who real care about your experience.
Prices are terrific and I can assure you - you will not want to leave and you will be back again and again.

AT
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful time at a cozy restaurant with fantastic foods. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly. Will definitely be back.

D
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

They were renovating when we were there so limited seating but the food more than made up for it. From the appetizer to dessert everything was exceptional. We will definitely be returning.

DM
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is excellent as well as the atmosphere. Unfortunately both times I have made reservations they were messed up. But I will continue to go back for the food!

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was our first time there and it was a great meal. The food was delicious. We will return again.

PC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

This time around, disappointing. I ordered the chicken salad plate, that was served with fresh fruit, with the emphasis on "fresh." The strawberries were indeed fresh, but the pears were mushy and apparently from a can. The chicken salad was tasteless. I've had better chicken salad from a supermarket deli. We were not offered coffee nor dessert. There was no offer of a refill for a soda. It was only when the bill was brought that we asked if we could see a dessert menu. It was definitely overpriced for what we got. Most likely will not go back.

TC
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was wonderful! There was issues in the kitchen . The server that we started with left after taking our drink order. Never came back for 45 min. The later server who waited on us to the end of dinner did very well. Some of our servers we had. Need to be updated on personality and positive attitude towards customers. Especially having a rating as your hotel has.

OT
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food - the arancini, penne with beef-cheek rage and orecchiette with Italian sausage were amazing. Service was a little slow, but as long as you are relaxed, it’s not a problem.

MM
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very cozy dining experience while eating in front of the fireplace. Our server Alisandro was excellent and very attentive. Our meals were amazing. Other than lag times between courses the night was exceptional.

PA
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alessandro delivered stellar service & the food was fabulous, as always! The filet mignon was delicious & the beef cheek penne remains my favorite, paired with the Aglianico. Thx so much! We’ll return!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Ate at this hotel restaurant due to bad weather and did not feel like venturing out. So glad we did. Food and service outstanding.

RB
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very inviting dining room with lovely decor. We were there at a less busy time so we could enjoy the quiet environment. Our server, Matt, was very prompt yet considerate of time we needed to order. Our entrees and dessert was excellent, and the decaf coffee brewed well.
Only complaint was the bread which neither of us liked. We are very familiar with Italian bread having visited Italy many times but this bread was very sour and way too salty.
I would definitely make reservations again as the overall experience was wonderful.

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service! Can’t wait to go back

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went for a dinner with friends. Great cocktails and wines. All of our entrees were exceptional.

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