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Avanti - Italian Restaurant & Lounge

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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34 River Rd, Meriden, CT 06451-5026
+1 203-440-9990
00:00 - 00:00
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Meriden, Connecticut
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Avanti is a South Meriden neighborhood restaurant. It's the type of place that will be busy most nights of the week, but you never really have to wait to get a table. The food is very good, and the menu includes everything you've come to expect from a local Italian family eatery. It's all good. The value for the $$... More 

Thank Brian K
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I've been here once because I received a coupon. The restaurant was inviting and cozy the were attentive to our needs I had chicken Marsala my companion had lemon chicken my dinner was OK I believe it should have more sauce and flavor same with the lemon chicken. Maybe it's me but I like flavor in my dinner it just... More 

Thank Carlos R
East Haven, Connecticut
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144 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We were here to celebrate a Baptism. The service was great and the food quality, amazing! It had a nice atmosphere and great parking. It was wonderful being able to order from the regular menu and not a fixed menu. This was a pleasant surprise, unlike other private parties we've attended. They even encouraged us to take home the left... More 

Thank OLynn78
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Food was excellent! I had the linguini with red sauce which was loaded with clams! The Mr had angel hair with sausage and meatballs which was also great! The salad was a bit short on anything but lettuce but hey! Summer's over...fresh veggies all gone. Server was super!

Thank christine r
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

EVERYTHING on the menu is GREAT! From appetizers to a dinner to accompanying drinks you will NOT be disappointed.....we often meet friends for dinner before or after a 'show' and are never disappointed .....they also have a 'hot appetizer for two that we have had several times.....

2 Thank Irene G
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We love the food had a great time at the bar nice and clean staff was friendly prices not bad they have alittle bite of everything

Thank Helen B
Wallingford, Connecticut
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153 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

We've been going by this place for quite a few years now and we finally decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed. I had a crushed ice margarita which was very good. We also ordered the appetizer plate for two which consisted of stuff clams, calamari and stuffed mushrooms. Very good. I then had the beef tortellini... More 

Thank Pekelo98
Meriden, Connecticut
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

In Meriden quality dining choices are slim. Places with good food and great service numbered about 4 before tonight. Cross Avanti off the list. Yes the food is good but in order to get to it you must go through the pathetic, rude, poorly trained and mouthy staff (unless you order to go). An adult women who claimed to be... More 

Thank yajman2016
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

I have been to Avanti restaurant a few times for lunch and dinner I have tried multiple dishes the chicken and seafood dinners are very good. The soups are good as well as the antipasto.. They have a nice small bar and lots of space for parties.. The bread is homemade and the dipping oil is very good .. It's... More 

Thank Chriscross64
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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315 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Very nicely seasoned olive oil with fresh Italian bread to start. Good choice of red wines. The Shrimp Parmigiana, Chicken Gorgonzola, and Salmon were all prepared well. For dessert, save room for a fresh cannolli.....very good.

Thank OSProfiler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 River Rd, Meriden, CT 06451-5026
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Meriden
  • Phone Number: +1 203-440-9990

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