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Avanti's Italian Restaurant

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8517 N Knoxville Ave, Peoria, IL 61615-2033
+1 309-691-2525
10:30 - 22:00
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Sun 10:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 23:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Dunlap, Illinois
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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. They outdid themselves when my husband's golf buddies had a 90th birthday lunch for their... More 

Thank andrewspeoria
Dixon, Illinois
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Stopped for dinner - ordered the veggie pasta - it was very good - roasted veggies and al dente pasta. Portion size was reasonable and filling. Service was good.

Thank nancylee54
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We were very pleased with the atmosphere, the food and attentive service of the staff. I had the create your own pasta dish. It was tasty at a reasonable price. There were many healthy options on the menu such as vegetarian enteees, and marinara sauces as well. Portions are large. I highly recommend this place.

Thank H6243VMchrisw
Gilbert, Arizona
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96 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Went there with a friend for lunch. Had the tortellini with salad and bread. It was just as good as I remember it. Have been going here for over 30 years. Always have to go back when I am home.

Thank Danielle G
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Everything they have is good. Famous for their gondola sandwich on home made bread. Service is always good,

Thank Allison H
Urbana, Illinois
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93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has a variety of choices at very reasonable prices. The food is good - i think a sweet taste in the breads and marinara. Moderate Italian decor but a little shabby on the table style, plastic glasses and my pasta was served in a chipped bowl. All in all worth stopping in if those amenities don't bother you.

Thank Roqzy
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

They have wonderful Italian food and very courteous. They can handle large groups with ease. Eaten here several time and it has always been great.

Thank Dolphinchurch
Farmington, Illinois
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 August 2016

We visited this restaurant recently and it was a very good experience. The atmosphere was very relaxing and the restaurant was very clean. Our server was friendly and fast and made the visit that much better. And oh of course the food. Fantastic as always. If you like Italian food this is a awesome place!

Thank cbears59
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

We were there on Lasagna night and we all had the same entree. It was good, nice red sauce and lots of cheese but not outstanding. Excellent for the under $7 price though!

Thank Daniel B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?