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Avanti Ristorante

#141 of 2,970 Restaurants in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Oak Lawn
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2720 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204-2568 (Worthinghton)
+1 214-871-4955
11:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri 11:00 - 03:00
Sat 05:00 - 03:00
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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Avanti is our top 3 places in Dallas. Don't skip out on the carpaccio and carbonara. Half off wines on Mondays...Tulip wine is a must! Cheers, R.Cohen

Thank RoxyCohen
Dallas, Texas, United States
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an enchanting hidden little gem. Best bolognese I have had outside of Rome! I was very impressed to not see one, but two managers working on Christmas and running everything smooth like pros. Can't wait to eat here again!!

Thank Sam M
Dallas, Texas
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73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our meals.I had the seafood pasta, prepared spicy to my liking,others ordered the sea bass and beef tournedos which they thoroughly enjoyed. Our server was very attentive.The entire staff was very welcoming. My only complaint is that it was so noisy it made conversation difficult.

1 Thank Lynnmaui
Mission, Texas
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94 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

While visiting Dallas, the concierge recommended this restaurant. The restaurant has candle lights at the each table and has inside and outside sitting areas. Ordered braised short ribs which was good. Spouse had chicken Parmesan which was plentiful and ok to taste. The waiter was either new or not very good. We ask questions about the menu and he asked... More 

Thank Andrew S
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We had great wine, food, and service was impeccable. We were travelling back to London and needed to put our suitcases somewhere and they accommodated. We had an outside covered area to sit in. Great waiter, Mazen. Ceviche was amazing, my Cobb Salad was also great although not used to the way that they served the ham in the salad... More 

1 Thank LittlePrincessJack
Laguna Beach, California
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent food preparation in an intimate space with a most attentive staff are the elements that made this birthday celebration most memorable. Of special note was our server, Christine. She was able to anticipate our every need in a most unobtrusive manner. The sea bass and pasta were impeccably prepared and the desserts (Rum Custard Pie and Tiramisu) were to... More 

Thank Patrick M
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Avanti is my favorite Italian restaurant in DFW. The food is delicious and always fresh. The atmosphere is relaxing and enjoyable. They have live music which brings a romantic touch. They have a good selection of wines, but extremely overprice (considering the quality). Highly recommend to make reservation, the place is small and gets crowded (specially weekends). We are regulars... More 

2 Thank Liliana S
Dallas, Texas
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

This is one of my old standbys in Dallas. Good Italian food, live guitar music most nights, and reasonably priced with a great ambiance. I am always satisfied whenever I go.

1 Thank cel1958
Enid, Oklahoma
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Visited Avanti last Friday night. Did not have a reservation but quickly able to get a table even though the restaurant was pretty busy. Carpaccio was delish. Food was really good but the waiter was rude.

Thank girlearl
Orlando, Florida
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

A very loud over crowed place that seems only to be concerned with turning over tables. The wine we had needed to be returned. It tasted as if it had been opened for several days. Inky and bitter is how I'd describe it. Our waiter was very good and did suggest some other wine ,which was very good. The food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 03:00
05:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2720 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204-2568
  • Public Transportation: Uptown Trolley & Dart Stop in front of restaurant
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas>  > Oak Lawn
  • Neighbourhood: Oak Lawn
  • Phone Number: +1 214-871-4955

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