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Avanti - Italian Restaurant & Lounge

34 River Rd, Meriden, CT 06451-5026
+1 203-440-9990
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“bread” (13 reviews)
“salad” (9 reviews)
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00:00 - 00:00 Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
34 River Rd, Meriden, CT 06451-5026
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A business trip took me to Meridan, and after a day of long driving, and hotel check in, decided to stay close to the hotel. Everyone (party of 3) enjoyed their dinner, and the staff was friendly and attentive. Portions are very generous. I had...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Rinchen-Mitch
Reviewed 6 days ago

Being going there for a few years now. Dominic and staff are great people, the food is very good and the wine list is pretty impressive, they even carry Arietta wines which is one of my favorite wines.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sean M
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Avanti's is tucked away in S. Meriden, special little bar area, where you can be served and watch the news TV ,or sit in the dining area for a great meal.Menu is is priced good and the meals are fantastic. Served with their home made...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Ed G
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We had my mother n laws funeral luncheon there. They were so nice an took good care of all of us. Courtious, very attentive to everyone’s needs. The food was very delicious and catered to everyone’s taste. From soup to nuts. The cook and staff...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank gjob0329
Reviewed 25 April 2018

We were meeting our son for lunch in Meriden as we were both there on business. None of us had ever been at Avanti but we randomly picked it as we lite Italian. I don't know the area but this seemed out of the way...More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank Duffy B
Reviewed 7 April 2018

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

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank 1Chris_R123
Reviewed 3 April 2018

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

Date of visit: March 2018
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

Date of visit: March 2018
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

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank VelmaSue
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

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank JohnBCt
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
00:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 00:00
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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