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Avanti Italian Restaurant

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53 Second Avenue Maine Street | Westdene, Bloemfontein 9301, South Africa
+27 51 447 4198
08:30 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 08:30 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place was recommend to me by a friend, must say they have the best food in town. The service was also excellent. I'm definitely going there again.

Thank Thandimfundo D
Bloemfontein, South Africa
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food and good service!! What more can you expect? The upgrade add more style and atmosphere. Well trained and informed staff added value to the whole experience.

Thank travelalot223
Cape Town
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i was there on a rainy and cold day in February. They had a nice fire going in the outside area. Everyone that served us was friendly and the service was always good. I had a rare steak that was cooked to perfection and well worth the price. The rest of the meal was good. I see comments elsewhere that... More 

Thank LikeFully
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was great. Service was on point too. Limited choice of drinks (beer and wine), however. The place is child-friendly too, with a kids' play area (jungle gym).

Thank Wilson M
Colesberg, South Africa
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited Avanti in 2nd Avenue on numerous occassions, we decided to pay a visit to the Woodlands branch of Avanti. What a huge mistake. The food was still very tasty, but the service was atrocious. We had to wait 45 minutes for our Avanti Seafood salads sans the smoked salmon. On informing our waitress of the lack/absence of the... More 

Thank dorette441
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I have just returned from Las Vegas I was there for a month and spend each night in a different restaurant rated as top by trip advisor . Las Vegas step aside you are no match for Avanti !!! I must say there was no restaurant that really impressed me !!! Louise you can go teach Gordon Ramsay how to... More 

Thank Sabrina F
Bloemfontein, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We had the most romantic evening at Avanti Woodlands! Even though they were fully booked we still received excellent service! They have many new menu items which is great for our regulars. Thank you for always going the extra mile and providing quality meals and getting your money's worth! Avanti is definitely part of our family! Happy Valentines Day!

Thank sjvictor76
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We waited for at least an hour to place any order an another hour for the food to arrive. The food was mediocre. We wanted to order many more drinks and dessert, but decided to go elsewhere as waiting for the waiter was unbearable. He received a higher than usual tip for disgusting service, it was a table of 7... More 

Thank Helijensen
Louise P, Manager at Avanti Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Firstly, well done!! You are probably one of the most patient people in the world!! I would have gotten up long ago to place an order, instead of waiting an hour for a waiter to make a round at my table. Secondly, enjoy Margeritas!! More 

Hartenbos, South Africa
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94 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

When we visit Avanti it is famous for its Pizza me and my husband always share and it is great the staff is well trained and it is good service

Thank Nadia B
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We had dinner at the restaurant. Waiter was a trainnee, but did well. Food was ok. Fair choice of wines and well priced. Noise levels are high unfortunatly.

Thank ErikvanDriel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Second Avenue Maine Street | Westdene, Bloemfontein 9301, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Free State  >  Bloemfontein
  • Phone Number: +27 51 447 4198

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?