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Avanti Restaurants of Distinction

2728 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016-8226
+1 602-956-0900
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“dover sole” (2 reviews)
“mousse” (2 reviews)
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2728 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016-8226
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

I was pleasantly surprised at the decor and menu that was offered at this restaurant. The tables are well appointed and the menu has many offerings of Italian specialties. Our waiter was gracious and very helpful. This is a well established restaurant in the city...More

Thank Rosepasco
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

I have been here before. Used to be good. Now they have 2 waiters that are horrible. Asked if I wanted pepper on salad and never brought it. Struggled with just a few tables. Screwed up orders for other tables. Other customers were complaining. One...More

Thank Scott D
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has a history, having been in business for about 40 years. The photo gallery in the entrance attests to their lineage. The veal parmesan was recommended by my server. The meal was prepared well and the pasta side dish also very tasty. As...More

Thank Richard I
Reviewed 14 April 2017

it's a local restaurant reference to a steakhouse in central Phoenix that's been around as long or longer than AVANTI. Both are steeped in tradition, memory and, a history of excellent meals for all those who go. AVANTI; Best fried calamari anywhere, they just do...More

Thank daniel s
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Your basic old world Italian restaurant out of the '50 & '60's. Classic menu and atmosphere down to the white linen table cloths and wait staff.

Thank Andy L
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Enjoyed our first visit to Avanti. We were a bit unsure about the location...but it worked out! Good service, really nice owner...who made sure we were happy throughout the meal. Started with caesar salads - very good! Husband really enjoyed Chicken Parmigiana - said it...More

Thank parispls
Reviewed 26 March 2017

It had been several years, since we last dined at Avanti, so we were anxious to return with friends. The parking lot in front had spaces, and we entered to join our friends at their table. Service started immediately, and I read over the wine...More

Thank The_Loup_Garou
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This was our first visit to Avanti and we quite weren't sure what to expect. The building is located in an industrial section of Scottsdale, and entering the restaurant is like stepping back in time. The entry is dramatic black and white, filled with photos...More

Thank MizChateau
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Avanti was a slice of pleasure! Nice atmosphere and great service. I recommend and the people were so friendly. ConsumerMarineSupply

Thank royalboater
Reviewed 17 February 2017

The service, atmosphere and of course the food were Fantastic! Will definitely return soon and bring along some friends.

Thank Kenneth H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$80
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2728 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016-8226
    (Thomas and 28th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Picks up and drops off in front of restaurant. Complimentary ride service from most hotels
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Camelback East
  • Neighbourhood: Camelback East
  • Phone Number: +1 602-956-0900
Avanti, a Valley tradition since 1974. . . Dramatic, crisp black and white interiors, candlelight and a quiet atmosphere. Vegetarians and Seafood lovers will be awed by the selections of homemade pasta from deliciously light Gnocchi Alfredo, Eggplant and Meat Lasagna, to seasonal hand crafted Ravioli. Fresh Fish and seafood dishes vary- from a Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail to an Italian crafted Cioppino. Avanti has also garnered numerous awards and accolades for our Ossobucco, said to be the best in town as well as robust steaks and chops (lamb and pork).Enjoy dessert and Cappuccino in the piano bar sweets that are carefully guarded family recipes include, Tiramisu, Cannoli, Creme Brulee with a crunchy burnt sugar crust but if your passionate about chocolate the chocolate mousse is infused with rum and whipped so fluffy and light you'll swear it's heaven sent!
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