01/14/2016Avanti Italian Bistro and Bar
First off, the ambiance was amazingly beautiful. It felt like walking into a super expensive restaurant (but prices were very affordable!). Loved the decor, the chandeliers, and there was even a fireplace in the back. Went on a Friday night with a big party and we had no problem with our reservation. We we seated and the waiter were very attentive and always checked on us and asked if we needed anything. They were all very friendly!OMG then the most delicious garlic bread rolls came. We could not stop eating them. And I quote my friend, "these are dangerous!" The rolls came with a soft flat bread which was good too. Drinks were amazing- they had a nice variety of wine and cocktails. I got the Nutella Martini and it tasted exactly like drinking hazelnut chocolate!y The table everything from pasta to calzones, to pizza, to salad and everyone said they enjoyed their food. One person commented, that although the sauce looks heavy, it's actually very light and the dish is flavorful. I ordered the Chicken Tequila Fettuccine and it was very flavorful with peppers and chicken, with the pasta cooked al dente.It was my birthday so they brought me Tiramisu with a huge firecracker candle just like in the Yelp pictures! The Tiramisu was one of the best I have ever had, best I ever had (in the words of Drake). There's a parking lot in the back, and lots of street parking if the lot is full by the way. Overall, great feel, great food, great drinks, great dessert, great service. Will be back!
08/03/2016Avanti Italian Bistro and Bar
Avanti serves delicious American Italian food: Pizza, pasta, salads, and Italian desserts. The complimentary bread is delicious. The wine list is well ranged. The parking lot is small, but there is plenty of street parking because it's not crammed among other businesses and restaurants. The sound level inside is moderate. The decor is a mix of modern and traditional, making it very pleasing to all. The staff are always super welcoming. The owner himself is often there. We usually have lunch there on Sundays, and occasionally dinner during the week after a hectic work day. My husband and I love their risottos and pizzas. The steamed clams are a favorite appetizer, when available. We enjoy their beet salad, their kale and quinoa salad, and their caesar salad. The spumoni is a perfect dessert for summer. I have taken co-workers there and they have also loved it. I have been there at least 50 times and never had one bad experience.
08/10/2016Avanti Italian Bistro and Bar
What an absolutely pleasant surprise! The food was delicious and very authentic, the dessert fantastic, the service was just wonderful, and they have a full bar! My husband and I both had the chicken piccatta which was divine; the chicken cooked to perfection and tender and juicy. Better than I make! The salad was super fresh and their house dressing which is a lime base is just the perfect amount of flavor. The bread before the meal were garlic knots and a very crispy flat bread for dipping in olive oil and balsamic vinegar. The tiramisu was just incredible with just the right amount of sweetness, chocolate, and rum. Everything was flavored and spiced to perfection. Our waiter was super attentive without being pushy or in the way. The busboy was just as nice. I was so impressed I am planning on having my husbands 65th birthday dinner here. This is definitely going to become a regular stop on our restaurant repertoire!
01/04/2016Avanti Italian Bistro and Bar
My husband and I discovered Avanti's months ago and have been regular customers ever since. The ambience is wonderful, the service is impeccable (Enrique is the best!), and drinks are fantastic (Bob is the greatest bartender and makes the best Vespers!). We were there last night and had the best dinner ever. Marco, the chef, frequently prepares specials for the evening. I ordered the special for the night - freshly made Pappardelle pasta with a fabulous Bolognese sauce. It was absolutely delicious! The pasta was perfectly cooked, and the sauce was amazingly delicious. Marco is truly a fabulous chef. We frequently dine at Italian restaurants - Avanti's has quickly become one of our favorites. By the way, my husband ordered his favorite Avanti dish - Fettuccine Alfredo. He loves it and orders it every time we dine there. Kudos to Marco!
02/22/2016Avanti Italian Bistro and Bar
We came here for late night happy hour (8:30-close) on a friday night. We luckily didn't have to wait at all for a table and picked a table in the bar area. calamari: very fresh, crispy, no fishy taste, not rubbery at all...I think there was some baby octopus in there too, which was equally as good cheese pizza with tomato and basil: fresh, crispy thin crust, addicting, big enough to share garlic knots: covered in olive oil/butter, garlic and salt They also have $5 well drinks and beers, and some wines on the happy hr menu.FYI, this is a semi-fancy place (folded napkins, table clothes, candles, dim lights). We will definitely be coming back if we get a craving for some good thin crust pizza. ;)