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Avanti Restaurants of Distinction

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Camelback East
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2728 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016-8226 (Thomas and 28th Street)
+1 602-956-0900
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17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
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Houston, Texas
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Thank John A
Gold Canyon, Arizona
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We reserved a table for dinner at Avanti after seeing several wonderful reviews. I am always surprised by the disconnect between what is simply 'good' and what should be rated as 'excellent' food and service. When you open the door to Avanti, you are greeted with a wall covered with pictures of celebrities - nice to see some familiar faces,... More 

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Thank Mark F
Phoenix
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Twenty three years to be exact! It's like a throw back to a different era. You feel it when you walk in the door. It's an atmosphere....amazing aroma...dark lit piano bar...waiters dressed in black and white. What's not to love? It's enjoyable to wait for your meal to be served, as you sip something fabulous your attentive server has recommended.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Everything was great, from the red snapper special, the caesar salad, chianti classico by the glass, the dessert, the pasta plus shrimp/scallop entrees.

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Thank nick402016
Mesa, Arizona
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I attended an anniversary luncheon held by my employer at Avanti and I was looking forward to going there because I had seen their restaurant on "Check Please, Arizona" and because I happen to love Italian cuisine. I was shocked and appalled when the Maitre'D or the owner shoved my shoulder to collect a plate from the person sitting across... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is the best pasta place. Their food is always exceptional and their garlic bread is just simply divine. I eat piece after piece, after piece! So good. Their tortellini with Alfredo sauce and walnuts is so good!!

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Thank Mirjam D
Tucson, Arizona
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87 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My husband and I have spent Thanksgiving Day dinner at this restaurant for many years. It serves a wonderful Turkey dinner on Turkey Day. However, you can order off the menu if you so desire. The atmosphere is opulent . Red,black and white colors sparkle in the lighting effects. Waiters in black suits are there to serve. It is a... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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97 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

My wife and a friend went to a Saturday dinner. Wife had lobster and was disappointed that she said "yes" to having it shelled as it did not seem like she got a whole lobster, just a collection of lobster meat. Suggest you order in shell if you pick the lobster special. Pork chop was very good, but they forgot... More 

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Tempe, Arizona, United States
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305 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Wonderful fresh Maine lobster dinner! My husband & I dined at Avanti for the 1st time in July after finding out about their special lobster dinner. Absolutely the best fresh lobster either of us had ever had! Service was great & met our expectations as well. I ordered the house cabernet to pair with my meal, which was actually a... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

The presentations are excellent and the menu provides something for everyone, but the flavors left me wanting more. The quality of the ingredients was fine as it should be for the price, yet it could have been 5 stars with a little more flavor.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$80
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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