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Avanti's Italian Restaurant

407 S Main St, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761-2947
+1 309-452-4436
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“spaghetti” (21 reviews)
“bread” (103 reviews)
“sandwiches” (26 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
407 S Main St, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761-2947
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Loved the food and service was very friendly, plus the prices are really good for what you get. So all in all I would say it is a very good place to eat out especially for students!

Thank Franziska O
Reviewed 4 October 2017

took a teenager and a 6 year old, both happy with their meal. Lots of food , quiet, could visit while we ate

Thank surenaf2017
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is a great place for lunch. They have great daily specials. The service is usually very quick. The food is good. The pricing is modest, expecially for the specials. The dining room has plenty of space to keep the wait down.

Thank Nick_BMI
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Two locations for years. Spaghetti and other Italian food. Their bread has always been exceptional. Very reasonable and kids love it.

Thank _gheller1943
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Pizza was very good with the service to match. Reasonable prices for lunch, dinner or take out. This place has been in town for decades and has maintained the same quality for all that time. Locally owned and managed. Fresh bread made on sight every...More

Thank Philip G
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This restaurant has two locations in Bloomington/Normal. Low cost Italian food. Known for great bread and Gondola subs. Sit down restaurant, but also has a carry out section. Big menu, lots of choices. Been around for 50 years+. Great service and staff, well run restaurant....More

Thank sleev2085
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We LOVE Avantis. I always get the meat tortellini, ever since 1989. Still the best. Take a load of bread home and make French toast the next day. You won't be disappointed.

Thank jenniferlynn47
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Family had lasagna and spaghetti and thought it was ok. Salad was not good. Bacon potato soup was outstanding. I had ravioli with meat sauce and it was good. Also got cheese garlic bread and it was delicious. Table bread was really good also.

Thank winks1996
Reviewed 31 July 2017

I first visited Avant's when they opened in 1971. Back then the bread was the draw and the same is true today. The sandwiches were good but not great. Service was prompt and efficient, and you cannot go wrong with the price point. If you...More

Thank scooterv51
Reviewed 27 July 2017

the bread .. its amazing and what makes them so great. .its a must every time I am back... some pasta and bread and more bread then more bread.. soo good

Thank Scott W
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8 May 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Martha K | Reviewed this property |
No it is not. It is a sweet bread and very good.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
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 - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 407 S Main St, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761-2947
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington-Normal  >  Normal
  • Phone Number: +1 309-452-4436
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