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Avanti - Italian Restaurant & Lounge

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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34 River Rd, Meriden, CT 06451-5026
+1 203-440-9990
00:00 - 00:00
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Avanti is a frequent for our family at least twice a month. We are always greeted with a smile and the service is always very friendly. Food is delicious and comes out at a reasonable time. They always give bread/butter/oil and refill if we ask (or sometimes without asking which is great!). Their pizza is delicious and we often carry... More 

Thank GF915
Bristol, Connecticut
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407 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of eight of us had lunch here in support of the Franciscan Life center. The restaurant provided each of us with a meal we all enjoyed. Not one complaint from any of the eight of us and that is rare. The chicken marsala was excellent and was accompanied by by perfectly cooked vegetable and a choice of oven... More 

Thank jer b
Southington, Connecticut
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Excellent food and service! The salmon was perfect, the chicken with spinach was excellent! Very fast service! Everything was fantastic, the couple we were with also raved about the plCe, no frills dining!

Thank coppola3
Meriden, Connecticut
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great lunch or dinner restaurant ,try the cold antipasto, you'Lloyd be happy you did.went there for dinner and had veal parm,delicious

Thank gandrew99
Meriden, Connecticut
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Avanti is a South Meriden neighborhood restaurant. It's the type of place that will be busy most nights of the week, but you never really have to wait to get a table. The food is very good, and the menu includes everything you've come to expect from a local Italian family eatery. It's all good. The value for the $$... More 

Thank Brian K
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I've been here once because I received a coupon. The restaurant was inviting and cozy the were attentive to our needs I had chicken Marsala my companion had lemon chicken my dinner was OK I believe it should have more sauce and flavor same with the lemon chicken. Maybe it's me but I like flavor in my dinner it just... More 

Thank Carlos R
East Haven, Connecticut
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148 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We were here to celebrate a Baptism. The service was great and the food quality, amazing! It had a nice atmosphere and great parking. It was wonderful being able to order from the regular menu and not a fixed menu. This was a pleasant surprise, unlike other private parties we've attended. They even encouraged us to take home the left... More 

1 Thank OLynn78
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Food was excellent! I had the linguini with red sauce which was loaded with clams! The Mr had angel hair with sausage and meatballs which was also great! The salad was a bit short on anything but lettuce but hey! Summer's over...fresh veggies all gone. Server was super!

Thank christine r
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

EVERYTHING on the menu is GREAT! From appetizers to a dinner to accompanying drinks you will NOT be disappointed.....we often meet friends for dinner before or after a 'show' and are never disappointed .....they also have a 'hot appetizer for two that we have had several times.....

2 Thank Irene G
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We love the food had a great time at the bar nice and clean staff was friendly prices not bad they have alittle bite of everything

Thank Helen B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?