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Avanti Restaurants of Distinction

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2728 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016-8226 (Thomas and 28th Street)
+1 602-956-0900
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
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Phoenix, Arizona
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167 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 329 helpful votes
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 it right. The Caesar salad is incomparable, the best. Fresh and delicious bruschetta. There's always... More 

Thank daniel s
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76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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
Greensboro, North Carolina
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 was one of the best he's ever had! I tried the Pasta special: gnocchi alfredo,... More 

Thank parispls
Phoenix, Arizona
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974 reviews
503 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 515 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 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 list. This did not take long, as it is very short, and has some of... More 

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Bethlehem, Connecticut
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 of celebrities. The main dining room could be from Las Vegas in the 1970s. Exotic... More 

Thank MizChateau
Brick, New Jersey
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121 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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
Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
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
Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

My husband and I looked forward to a lovely Valentine's Day dinner and made a reservation at this well known Phoenix restaurant. We arrived early for a six P.M. seating and visited the bar where the bartender was attentive and provided great pours if not craft cocktails. My go to Kir Royale was mixed with the right amount of Chambord... More 

Thank GMaMom
Scottsdale, Arizona
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88 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Avanti is the Italian restaurant you grew up going to. Authentic to the max! Had the veal Marsala. Fantastic! Business colleague had spaghetti with sausage and meatballs. Wow! Doesn't get more Italian. If you're in the area, Avanti is a great choice. Great service, great food, great choice!

Thank Brian F
Houston, Texas
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Thank you, Angelo, for sharing with my Family New Years eve. The food is exceptional as usual and the service is always impeccable especially with Scott our waiter. The atmosphere brings us back to the Cabaret Era and The Sinatra background music fits perfectly with the setting

Thank John A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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