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Avanti - Italian Restaurant & Lounge

34 River Rd, Meriden, CT 06451-5026
+1 203-440-9990
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“salad” (7 reviews)
“linguine” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
34 River Rd, Meriden, CT 06451-5026
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a Friday and had a wonderful dinner nice atmosphere dinner was delicious specials were a good variety .. would definitely recommend for dinner .. Thanks Chris Cross

Thank Chriscross64
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

It was a good value for the money, but it didn't wow me by any means (nor my colleagues). I had the veal parmesan with a side salad and potato wedges. The potatoes were undercooked/too firm and the salad dressing was applied directly to the...More

Thank Tyrone M
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Avanti is a frequent for our family at least twice a month. We are always greeted with a smile and the service is always very friendly. Food is delicious and comes out at a reasonable time. They always give bread/butter/oil and refill if we ask...More

Thank GF915
Reviewed 3 April 2017

A group of eight of us had lunch here in support of the Franciscan Life center. The restaurant provided each of us with a meal we all enjoyed. Not one complaint from any of the eight of us and that is rare. The chicken marsala...More

Thank jer b
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Excellent food and service! The salmon was perfect, the chicken with spinach was excellent! Very fast service! Everything was fantastic, the couple we were with also raved about the plCe, no frills dining!

Thank coppola3
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great lunch or dinner restaurant ,try the cold antipasto, you'Lloyd be happy you did.went there for dinner and had veal parm,delicious

Thank gandrew99
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Avanti is a South Meriden neighborhood restaurant. It's the type of place that will be busy most nights of the week, but you never really have to wait to get a table. The food is very good, and the menu includes everything you've come to...More

Thank Brian K
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I've been here once because I received a coupon. The restaurant was inviting and cozy the were attentive to our needs I had chicken Marsala my companion had lemon chicken my dinner was OK I believe it should have more sauce and flavor same with...More

Thank Carlos R
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We were here to celebrate a Baptism. The service was great and the food quality, amazing! It had a nice atmosphere and great parking. It was wonderful being able to order from the regular menu and not a fixed menu. This was a pleasant surprise,...More

1  Thank OLynn78
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Food was excellent! I had the linguini with red sauce which was loaded with clams! The Mr had angel hair with sausage and meatballs which was also great! The salad was a bit short on anything but lettuce but hey! Summer's over...fresh veggies all gone....More

Thank christine r
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.08 km away
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.34 km away
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.35 km away
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.60 km away
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Dan R
5 July 2016|
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Response from Sandy O | Reviewed this property |
Because Avanti has specials and a large menu it would be more accurate to refer you to the menu they provide on their website. I hope you enjoy the restaurant. The pizza is fabulous!
Terry S
5 March 2016|
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Response from Sandy O | Reviewed this property |
I would call them to inquire. I did not notice an advertisement of gluten free options.... Nor do they mention them in the menus posted on line. If enough clientele ask for this option perhaps they might consider offering... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
00:00 - 00:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 River Rd, Meriden, CT 06451-5026
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Meriden
  • Phone Number: +1 203-440-9990
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