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 over twenty-nine years.
Normally, I would. We go to this restaurant a lot for special occasions, but we were disappointed on this night, especially because it was for my 50th birthday. The waiter was rushing us out- we were in and out in less than an hour and he never acknowledged my birthday. Needless to say it was a rushed and disappointed dinner.
Some of the best Italian we’ve had in Dallas. We will absolutely be back!!
With a type of service where you feel very welcome
Avanti is a nice place to eat. It has the feeling of a neighborhood restaurant. Our food and drink were well prepared. If we lived in the area, I suspect we would eat there frequently.
Food, service, and ambiance were great. The night went by seamlessly. Our server Martin, the hostess, management and everyone in between were very professional, attentive, and genuine. We were here celebrating a birthday and it was a great experience. We will be back!
Sunday night dinner @ 730 pm...restaurant was quite busy for a Sunday night, guitar player added nice ambiance. Special seafood entree over pasta with spicy marinara was as recommended, and very generous with the seafood, garlic bread on appetizer menu was worth requesting. Overall, a very very good dining experience!
We went for a birthday celebration with a large group. It was an amazing experience. The service was great and towards the end of our time, they had a live musician, which set a great ambiance for the place. It’s relatively small but in a good way since it was cozy and intimate.
BEST restaurant I’ve been to in Dallas, and hands down best Italian I’ve ever had. The ambience was incredible, the acoustic guitarist Miguel was so impressive, and our waiter was so attentive and made amazing suggestions. HIGHLY recommend the crispy veal meatball appetizer, farfalle carbonara entree, and tiramisu dessert. We had such a great time we actually called the owner over to say how impressed we were.
It is always great! Very pleasant neighborhood Italian restaurant.
This restaurant was referred to us by the concierge at the Fairmont Hotel and we are so glad he did. Our experience was wonderful and we will definitely go back on our next trip to Dallas.
Food and atmosphere was magnificent! The waiter we had was awesome and service was great. The manager took out time to talk to us and gave us a warm welcome.
Cute dinner place Hasan (sorry for the probable misspelling) was an excellent waiter, and really made the dinner an experience. The other waiter completely ignored us when we had a question on our way out, but once we tracked down Hasan, he apologized took care of us.
Very attentive staff. Great food and cocktails. A reliably good restaurant.
Always wonderful food, drinks, wait staff, ambience, music! A restaurant we frequent a lot and are never disappointed!
Always enjoy dining at Avanti! Consistently excellent food and service. Nice atmosphere with delightful live guitar music. Amin makes everyone feel special and very welcome.
Visited on a business dinner with two associates from California based on the recommendation of my granddaughter who’s been living in the area for about 6 months. Originally being from Philadelphia, I’m always delighted to find great Italian food . I had the simple Chicken Parmigiana and it was perfect with the Barolo that my friend picked . Definitely will be back next time in Dallas
Fabulous food and service , great atmosphere too. The best garlic bread I’ve ever had
Avanti is always fantastic. Amin and Candice do a great job for us every time. Keep up the good work guys.
Delicious Italian comfort.
Excellent service and wonderful food.
We enjoyed our night out here!
We sat on patio for lunch and it was very pleasant and the waiter was great and food also great!! Love this place!! Dinner also a great experience!
Inside Very dark and noisy. Se could dinner outside in the pateo, very Pleasant. Good food. Good prices.
Candi was AWESOME! Food was awesome!
Really love this place. The food is absolutely amazing.
What can I say...the food is spectacular!!! Immediately when I walked in, the host addressed me by "Mr." followed by my last name...it was unforgettably awesome! The service from our waitress was top notch, and the quality of food never disappoints. It's an indescribable spot to take a date. The live music also delivers in unmatched excellence.
The lamb chops were perfect and the sea bass delicious. Recommend the beet salad. Outdoor seating picked up the loud music from across the street. Service and food cannot go wrong with Avanti, we are repeat customers and never disappointed.
One of our favorite restaurants in Dallas!
Great dining in Dallas. Great food service and location.
Been here many times without disappointment, however Went for lunch, restaurant smelled like sewage and the Salad Gourmandi did not taste fresh.
The food was simply awful in every way. I ordered chicken parm - noodles were still stuck together and tough, sauce was canned, and cheese squares were melted on what tasted liked frozen chicken. Even worse, the chef put broccoli leaves on top of the plate. I have eaten in some of the nicest Italian restaurants in NYC and Chicago, and I have NEVER seen a dish garnished with broccoli. I do not recommend this restaurant.
Food and Service was excellent. Very friendly wait staff. We will certainly go again soon.
Best Italian restaurant in Dallas
I loved the feel of this place. Great service, food, and wine. I definitely will return to try more dishes.
Wonderful meal at a reasonable price.
Avanti is convenient for where I conduct business also.
5 star food and service. Best restaurant in Dallas.
My husband an I have been to Avanti twice and both times we had an amazing experience. Our waitress was pleasant, food was simply delicious, and the ambiance was nice. The music is always a nice touch to a lovely evening. We will definitely be back again. Avanti is one of our favorite restaurants in the Dallas.
Favorite restaurant in Dallas!!!
Loved it all! Chicken Parm was best I have ever had. Aperol Spritz took us back to Italy
It was a beautiful evening so we sat on the patio. It was so pleasant and our waiter was great and the food was delicious!! Can't wait to go back!! Use to go there frequently years ago and now it's my old, new favorite restaurant for dining before a performance in the Arts District!!
Our first dinner here. Everything was outstanding from the bread to the dessert. Very good wine list. Food is delicious and presented nicely, can tell chef and staff care and take pride. Martin our waiter was outstanding and extremely knowledgeable about the food as well as the wines. Never wanted for anything throughout the dinner. Definitely going back