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Cafe Avanti

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732 Arthur Godfrey Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33140-3414 (Between Chase & Prarie Ave on Arthur Godfrey Rd)
+1 305-538-4400
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun - Mon 16:30 - 22:00
Mon 11:30 - 14:30
Tue - Wed 04:30 - 22:00
Thu 16:30 - 22:00
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 23:00
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a very unique thing to have a restaurant in Miami Beach boast of longevity. Avanti has been able to keep that family owned great food and service without all of the trendy, gimmicky touristy stuff. It is simply great food with excellent service. Our family frequents this place quite often and they never disappoint. If you have a... More 

Thank NinBusiness
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Toured the Amalfi Coast last September-Best meal there was at Ristorante L'Abate in Sorrento Italy...until Cafe Avanti last night. Recommended by a local resident ,we found our meals to be perfect! The best Caprese salad I've had (as good as above) and amazing Veal Parmigiana-light, tender and delicious. Rigatoni with Italian sausage & Shitake mushrooms was excellent. Great selection and... More 

Thank bobby f
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We had just arrived in Miami and upon asking a bartender, he recommended us this restaurant. We ordered a variety of dishes included a bowl of mussels and a couple types of seafood pastas. Yes, this cafe is rather expensive; but it's worth it! Head over and give it a try, you are likely to have a great time! *If... More 

1 Thank declan c
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146 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Very cozy, warm and friendly restaurant. We had the lamb chop special and the snapper. For dessert cheese cake, espresso and cappuccino. Wine list good. We selected the Villa Antinori and an Oyster Bay SB. Service and food presentation were superb.

Thank Phyllis K
Montreal, Canada
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159 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

I loved this restaurant. It has great selection on the menu and the prices are reasonable. The waiters were very nice and suggested great options. I loved the ravioli lobster, antipasto, tortellini and spaghetti. It's a spacious and beautiful restaurant located on 41st street. It's about a 15 minute walk from Collins avenue of coming from the South Beach/ Golden... More 

Thank Celia P
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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642 reviews
389 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

How does a restaurant serve food without flavor? The stuffed artichoke was over cooked with a soggy filling of unflavored pulverized bread. And the veal scallop topped with an overdressed salad was, before the salad addition, soggy with was tasted like "older" olive oil. Perhaps we ordered incorrectly, but we won't be returning to "try again."

Thank Linda K
Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

My wife and I eat out all over the country. A lot. Cafe Avanti is a "find". Great classic Italian with large portions and friendly service. The caprese and antipasta rustico were very good and almost enough to serve as a meal. In fact after those two appetizers my wife and I decided just to split an entree---lasagna. It too... More 

Thank Warner F
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

This was a dinner for nearly 100 people and I was extremely impressed with the presentation, food quality and staff for this event. The food was outstanding and feeding that many people at one time usually brings with it several issues such as food delay, wrong orders and staff shortages. This was not the case. Give this restaurant a try,... More 

Thank Rwcline
1 review
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Went to Cafe Avanti with my boyfriend last night and had a wonderful experience. Despite it being New Years Eve weekend, the service timely, friendly, and accommodating. The food was absolutely delicious and the menu is reasonably priced! This family owned restaurant is a hidden gem- Would definitely recommend this spot to others!

Thank Eliza S
Miami Beach, Fl
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

For 12 years I have been dining in Cafe Avanti, our "little neighborhood place". We went again last night with my mother, visiting from Caracas and, we were commenting how much we like the food, the ambiance and the warm welcome from Louis. Desi was our waiter and he treated us like royalty. Ralph's veal parmigiana was perfect and mom... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$40
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
04:30 - 22:00
04:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 732 Arthur Godfrey Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33140-3414
    (Between Chase & Prarie Ave on Arthur Godfrey Rd)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 305-538-4400

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?