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Avanti - Italian Restaurant & Lounge

34 River Rd, Meriden, CT 06451-5026
+1 203-440-9990
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“bread” (12 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
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34 River Rd, Meriden, CT 06451-5026
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tried Avanti with family members recently. The staff was friendly and accommodating. Everyone loved their food.The Mediterranean salad and the Spinach salad were a big hit. They were large, with fresh, crispy veggies. Others enjoyed the wraps. These, too, were a good size. While I...More

Thank 1Chris_R123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wev'e been here many times and have found inconsistent pizza Sometime very good but on our last visit it was average at best But their meatball subs are very good

Thank JohnBCt
Reviewed 11 March 2018

We had birthday party in Avanti for 15 persons. The menu of the restaurant can satisfy anybody taste, for example it has 4 types of veal ( including veal parmigiana, veal francese and veal marsala), traditional Italian pastas, Lasagna, Baked Manicotti; different kind of seafood...More

Thank worldtraveller33804
Reviewed 23 December 2017

Avanti is an out-of-the-way restaurant in Meriden. The exterior would not draw you in but inside you are in a classic eatery. I was able to carry on a conversation with my friend because there was no TV in every corner. The waitress was attentive...More

Thank Velma Sue
Reviewed 21 December 2017

When to a gathering of about 30 people and the service was excellent ans the pizza was much better than my prior visit Decent sized bar also had good service Highly recommend and will return for sure

Thank JohnBCt
Reviewed 5 December 2017

I ordered take out here with my family. They ordered burgers and I got gluten free chicken florentine over spinach with a salad and baked potato on the side. The chicken melted in my mouth and white wine sauce covering the dish was superb. The...More

Thank Ryan D
Reviewed 25 November 2017

I love the restaurant because it is quiet enough to have a normal conversation at the table. I do not know anywhere else to go for a relaxing quiet meal except at home. The bread is great as are the choices of wine, beer and...More

Thank john k
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Best Italian food in Southern Connecticut the meatballs and sauce are to die for. The fettuccine is cheesy and buttery. The eggplant Parmesan is out of this world and the stuffed Gorgonzola chicken is like no other

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Pleasant friendly atmosphere - we just had pizza( large is huge ) and chefs salad( lots of meat )very good - they bring olive oil with garlic - to dip fresh Italian bread. /regardless what u order - bread and dipping oil is brought to...More

Thank nguesu1978
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We went on a Friday and had a wonderful dinner nice atmosphere dinner was delicious specials were a good variety .. would definitely recommend for dinner .. Thanks Chris Cross

Thank Chriscross64
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Dan R
5 July 2016|
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Response from Sandy O | Reviewed this property |
Because Avanti has specials and a large menu it would be more accurate to refer you to the menu they provide on their website. I hope you enjoy the restaurant. The pizza is fabulous!
Terry S
5 March 2016|
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Response from Sandy O | Reviewed this property |
I would call them to inquire. I did not notice an advertisement of gluten free options.... Nor do they mention them in the menus posted on line. If enough clientele ask for this option perhaps they might consider offering... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
00:00 - 00:00
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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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