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Avanti's Italian Restaurant

8517 N Knoxville Ave, Peoria, IL 61615-2033
+1 309-691-2525
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good50%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“bread” (18 reviews)
“pasta” (8 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Italian, Pizza
$$ - $$$
8517 N Knoxville Ave, Peoria, IL 61615-2033
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Large busy place on northwest side of town. Group of twelve had great lasagna, ravioli and deluxe pizza bread. Warm fresh rolls and tasty salad.

Thank mark m
Reviewed 18 March 2018

Always good food and a value for the price. Was a bit disappointed in their bread this time - I think they changed the recipe because the bread used to be THE BEST. It's still a good value and great for families.

Thank dnh1940
Reviewed 2 March 2018

Avanti's is a central Illinois staple for modestly priced Italian food that is of good quality. Dine in or carry out, you will like te varity of pastas and sandwiches. Homemade bread that people come from other states to get. A+

Thank John Z
Reviewed 29 January 2018

This place is usually busy, so we don't stop here much. We were just pulling in one night, as two busses did the same. We decided to stick-it-out, and were glad we did. The service wasn't speedy, but staff handled the sudden crowd well. Our...More

Thank Travelmaint
Reviewed 21 January 2018

What a wonderful place to gather with family and friends Wonderful sandwiches and the bread is soooo good

Thank RosiePeoria_Illinois
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Went for lunch as advised by staff where my wife was having a medicine infusion. Attractive facility; was immediately greeted and seated. Read entire menu, changed my mind twice on what to order, still had not been spoken to by either waitress who had walked...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Avanti's for lunch or dinner is fast friendly come as you are local gem. The food has been consistently good for years.

Thank 345tammyg
Reviewed 29 April 2017

We're "locals" and repeat customers. Ate here last night when we wanted to get a simple dinner and "go as we were". Family-friendly restaurant serving traditional Italian meals including pizza. Beer and wine available. We've always had very good, prompt service. Large seating capacity and...More

Thank Gene W
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped in on recommendation of a local merchant while in town for the Kansas concert. Great value. I had the linguine with clam white sauce and seafood topping. Price was very reasonable and service was quick.

Thank Divemasterbob
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Timelessly over the years we have been to Avantis at their different locations. As we live near Dunlap, Il we were delighted when they opened their N. Knoxville location with a "call ahead" drive through. Famous for their Gondola sandwiches made on sweet Italian bread....More

Thank andrewspeoria
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8517 N Knoxville Ave, Peoria, IL 61615-2033
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Peoria
  • Phone Number: +1 309-691-2525
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