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Avanti's Italian Restaurant

407 S Main St, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761-2947
+1 309-452-4436
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“spaghetti” (21 reviews)
“bread” (104 reviews)
“sandwiches” (26 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
407 S Main St, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761-2947
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I use to order from Avanti's when I attended ISU back in the mid eighties and I am happy to say that the food is still outstanding. We ate there for lunch. While it was quite busy and we had a short wait, once we...More

Thank Z5062LNpatrickm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch before a baseball showcase at ISU. I had a turkey Caesar salad and my son had a 3-meat pizza. Both were very good. The signature complimentary slightly warm Italian bread they serve is incredible. Service was good too. Will return when...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great service and the gondola is still king! Went to college at ISU and visited Avantis while on campus. Was back in Normal over the weekend and had a chance to stop for lunch. The gondolas were so good we picked up 5 more from...More

Thank I2947RHgregb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good filling food! Bread is amazing as are the soups and the owners and workers! Great with smaller kids and adjusting food order for you!

Thank Tracy F
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Loved the food and service was very friendly, plus the prices are really good for what you get. So all in all I would say it is a very good place to eat out especially for students!

Thank Franziska O
Reviewed 4 October 2017

took a teenager and a 6 year old, both happy with their meal. Lots of food , quiet, could visit while we ate

Thank surenaf2017
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This is a great place for lunch. They have great daily specials. The service is usually very quick. The food is good. The pricing is modest, expecially for the specials. The dining room has plenty of space to keep the wait down.

Thank Nick_BMI
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Two locations for years. Spaghetti and other Italian food. Their bread has always been exceptional. Very reasonable and kids love it.

Thank _gheller1943
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Pizza was very good with the service to match. Reasonable prices for lunch, dinner or take out. This place has been in town for decades and has maintained the same quality for all that time. Locally owned and managed. Fresh bread made on sight every...More

Thank Philip G
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This restaurant has two locations in Bloomington/Normal. Low cost Italian food. Known for great bread and Gondola subs. Sit down restaurant, but also has a carry out section. Big menu, lots of choices. Been around for 50 years+. Great service and staff, well run restaurant....More

Thank sleev2085
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7 May 2016|
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Response from Martha K | Reviewed this property |
No it is not. It is a sweet bread and very good.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 407 S Main St, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761-2947
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington-Normal  >  Normal
  • Phone Number: +1 309-452-4436
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