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Avanti Restaurants of Distinction

2728 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016-8226
+1 602-956-0900
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“dover sole” (3 reviews)
“mousse” (2 reviews)
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2728 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016-8226
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Avanti's is a nice Italian Restaurant. Buffets on Easter, Mother's Day and Thanksgiving. $39/person. Good Mix and excellent buffet. Have been to Thanksgiving buffet also. Food is good and great assortment.

Thank Jeffrey B
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

This might be one of the oldest and most traditional Italian restaurants in Phoenix but I’m pretty sure you can do better if your in the mood for Italian fare. The restaurant has a 70s vibe and in bad need of a facelift. Everything was...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

We made a midweek, short notice late reservation for 10 after wrapping up at a trade show in Phoenix. When we arrived, we were taken to a back room specially prepared for us and subsequently served like royalty. The wines and appetizers we ordered were...More

Thank Ziran_Paigu
Reviewed 27 February 2018

Arrived for dinner with reservations and immediately seated. I've been going to Avanti's for dinner at least once during each visit to Phoenix for over 10 years. The staff is wonderful and the atmosphere is like stepping back in time... a time when fine dinning...More

Thank TheTater
Reviewed 26 January 2018

Last night my husband and 27 year old son went to Avanti Restaurant in Phoenix Arizona. To start off, my son asked for a wine list which he never received and when my husband and I got our drinks, my son changed his mind and...More

Thank Susan L
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Although it was my God-Sister Birthday , we were given an outstanding experience ! The greeter was to the point - reservation ? Oh yes , just for two and later on I understood his directness the place was packed in less than a hour....More

Thank trustitl
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

We went to this restaurant for a wine dinner hosted by an outside organization for 40 folks. The staff provided exceptional service, very efficient. We had lasagna and steak. Both were extremely delicious and well prepared. If they can do this for a group, I’d...More

Thank K F
Reviewed 26 July 2017

I was pleasantly surprised at the decor and menu that was offered at this restaurant. The tables are well appointed and the menu has many offerings of Italian specialties. Our waiter was gracious and very helpful. This is a well established restaurant in the city...More

Thank Rosepasco
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

I have been here before. Used to be good. Now they have 2 waiters that are horrible. Asked if I wanted pepper on salad and never brought it. Struggled with just a few tables. Screwed up orders for other tables. Other customers were complaining. One...More

Thank Scott D
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has a history, having been in business for about 40 years. The photo gallery in the entrance attests to their lineage. The veal parmesan was recommended by my server. The meal was prepared well and the pasta side dish also very tasty. As...More

Thank Richard I
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$80
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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