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Avanti Cafe

111 N Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101-1835
+1 626-577-4688
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good53%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
27 Jun 2017
“Fancy setting for pizza”
14 Aug 2017
“This Restaurant is No Longer Open”
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Pizza, Italian
$$ - $$$
111 N Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101-1835
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

The owner has opened a new Avanti called "Avanti Italian Bistro". This place was more casual, it didn't have tablecloths versus the new place, the menus are also different. I guess the rising rents on Lake Avenue are forcing out quite a few of the...More

Thank TravelinMan1426
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Food was good. My husband and I shared a large salad and a pizza and were satisfied. Service was a bit slower than we would have liked but since it was a pleasant environment and there were lots of customers, we were okay with it....More

Thank Susan A
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We happened upon this place mostly because it seemed to be the only place open later in the evening except for a coffee shop. The atmosphere was lovely, the service was excellent. I ordered the De Mare, my husband ordered the Farfalle Bowtie Pasta, and...More

Thank TheTraveling3
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

It is a small quiet restaurant. The service is ok. I ordered the mediterranea pizza which was delicious (with feta cheese) I will definetely recomend to try these pizzas

Thank Juan Carlos B
Reviewed 13 April 2016

We consider Avanti Cafe our go-to place for excellent wood fired pizza and amazing salads. Their salad dressings are simply wonderful. Prices are reasonable and serving size is abundant.

Thank Judy K
Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

Very good pizza, probably the best I have tried in Pasadena. The service is average. Maybe because it was a Saturday the place was empty. Also, and maybe for the same reason, only the Pizza Menu was available. Its a shame, other things looked pretty...More

Thank Luchoap
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Offers traditional wood fired Neopolitan pizza as well as larger oven pizzas. Wood fired tend to be like Italy - individual or small/medium. Great selection of combinations include wood fired with no tomato sauce, i.e., chicken and garlic, etc.

Thank Seth0925
Reviewed 3 February 2015

With one exception, my many purchases have been "to go". Calling ahead, my pizza was always ready when I arrived on time. Nice thin crust, flavorful toppings, not inexpensive, and the only pizza palace I know of that uses the best mozzarella made in the...More

Thank Bob_and_Elly
Reviewed 7 January 2015

There is a second cafe that is not listed but we ordered take out from this one by mistake; however, the food was no mistake. Reasonable prices and excellent service.

Thank Noel J
Reviewed 8 December 2014

When traveling to Pasadena I would eat at Avanti's Café 2-3 times during the week. It was located less than 5 minutes walking distance from where I was staying, but what kept bringing me back was the great pizza and pasta dishes and top notch...More

Thank GermanyTwinsFan
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$14
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 N Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101-1835
    (Corner of Lake and Union • 1 Block North of Colorado)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-577-4688
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