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Avanti Cafe

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1900 S Elmhurst Rd, Mount Prospect, IL 60056-5712
+1 847-437-6640
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 21:00
Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Rockton, Illinois
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178 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice little family cafeteria. If you are looking for romance or ambiance, this is not the place. If you are looking for very good Italian food at a reasonable price (particularly if you want to take it home, plate it and light the candles) you will not be disappointed. Loved the pasta, the Italian sausage, the bread.... More 

Thank Samiamiu
Des Plaines, Illinois
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a very informal setting. The food is home cooked and a wide variety of Italian dishes. Certainly a good place for family or friends to get together.

Thank larrycollins3
Barrington, Illinois
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

This not a chain. Tony is the Chef and runs the place with his wife Katie. The sandwiches are good. The pasta is cooked to perfection. Soups are always great.....good simple food. It is best for a lunch. Good food at good value. Lots of people from 11 30 to 1 00.

1 Thank Lawrence C
Chicago, Illinois
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219 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I have only had lunch here several times and been happy with each visit. Staff behind the counter is always friendly and helpful. The food is perfect. the selection is pretty much Italian or at lest Italian orients. Great submarines, hot and cold sandwiches, pasta, pizza and specials. Get there before 12:00 or after 12:30 for lunch.

Thank Alan S
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301 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Good value, Avanti chicken entree was sauteed chicken breast with artichoke hearts, mushrooms, plenty of wine and very tender. Like this place!!

Thank Idahotraveler88
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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129 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Avanti is a little gem of an Italian cafe. My personal favorite is the calabrese sandwich, a deep fried pork cutlet with cheese, grilled panini style. Order a small side of red sauce for dipping. Yum. They have a wide variety of Italian cold cut style sandwiches that are outstanding. The prosciutto is amazing.

1 Thank Keith C
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

This place reminded me of the bars back in Italy you get a great cup of Espresso to go with a Panini or a breakfast frittata I recommend to stop here for a true Italian Espresso or latte macchiato not Starbucks. Tony the owner was great and very hospitable. My family and I were traveling from Cleveland to see a... More 

1 Thank Francesco D
Tijeras, New Mexico
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190 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Cool fall evening we could walk here from the Country Inn and Suites and was recommended by the desk clerk. Really good fried perch! Italian Beef was right on and very tasty. Desserts looked amazing but too full.

Thank chaco
Des Plaines, Illinois
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104 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

This family owned and run restaurant will be one of your places to go for just good Italian food. Very casual and almost a fast food restaurant but, a place to try.

Thank dicksayad
Dulles, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I was in Mt. Prospect 2 weeks ago, and a co-worker took me to Avanti Café. OMG!!!The pizza was wonderful! While at the register I see this desert that they call "A Piece of Heaven", and boy was it ever! It is also known as cheese stick, ( I found that out when I went back in the evening, for... More 

Thank bdj2to2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery
Good for
Open Hours
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1900 S Elmhurst Rd, Mount Prospect, IL 60056-5712
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Mount Prospect
  • Phone Number: +1 847-437-6640

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