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Avanti's Italian Restaurant

3610 Kelly Ave, Pekin, IL 61554-8594
+1 309-346-3400
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible3%
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“bread” (22 reviews)
“spaghetti” (5 reviews)
“salad” (10 reviews)
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3610 Kelly Ave, Pekin, IL 61554-8594
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We picked up a phoned-in carry-out order via the drive-through window at the Pekin location. I ordered the linguine with meat sauce with additional Italian sausage. This comes with a side salad and bread. All of it was simply fantastic. Wife ordered the cheese soup...More

Thank Greg R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here all the time . Always loved the gondola. Because of their concealed carry policy I no longer eat there and my family has followed suit. Last time I ate there the portion sizes were much less and quality of food was average.

Thank writer1969
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We met with five other couples on a Sat night and the staff made arrangements for us to have a table together. And we had not given them a lot of notice. The menu has improved and yet we were still able to have some...More

Thank Chris L
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Plattsmouth, Nebraska
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Passing through town and stopped for dinner. We were seated right away and the food was delicious! We love Italian restaurants and this food was seasoned perfectly! Bruschetta was great! Portions were not oversized.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

This local Italian restaurant, with several locations, offers delicious food--pizza, pasta, and sandwiches--at a reasonable price. Be sure to try the bread! It's especially good dipped in olive oil and Parmesan cheese.

Thank Niener99
Reviewed 15 June 2017

I agree with earlier reviews saying service is terrible and manager is rude and disrespectful , most employees including manager seemed more interested in their phones than the customers. They have the if you don't like it eat somewhere else attitude that starts at the...More

1  Thank myyk
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

We like to grab a gondola out of the pick up part. Super tasty and better than fast food. Clean and good service.

1  Thank Autumnd7
Reviewed 5 May 2017

This place was recommended to us and we went in with high expectations...Apparently being on her phone on Facebook was FAR more important than seating customers as I thought was the job of the hostess. After finally being seated we waited for about 10 minutes...More

3  Thank Toddsbc383
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

My family and I whent here for easter buffet the food was not good at all and the selection was very bad will not be back any time soon

3  Thank Rayredman
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

The staff there was very nice but the cleanliness of the restaurant was not very good. When I walked in the door the floor was very sticky, then once we were seated there were ants all over the table. After I killed over ten ants...More

3  Thank shanebe95
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3610 Kelly Ave, Pekin, IL 61554-8594
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Pekin
  • Phone Number: +1 309-346-3400
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