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Avanti's Italian Restaurant

3610 Kelly Ave, Pekin, IL 61554-8594
+1 309-346-3400
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible2%
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“bread” (28 reviews)
“lasagna” (5 reviews)
“salad” (11 reviews)
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3610 Kelly Ave, Pekin, IL 61554-8594
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Avantis is know for their bread! Their gondola and kids grilled cheese are made on the homemade bread and that is usually what we end up ordering. The house salad dressing is very good, but the rest of the food is just okay in my...More

Thank Aimee R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We typically go there with a group of 8 or more, service is always good, the food is very good and the prices are very reasonable.

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An icon. But if you are looking for authentic Italian, go elsewhere. No gluten-free pasta options. If you just need to fill up, good place to go.

Thank Carolyn T
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Great local restaurant that is a favorite of everyone. They are famous for their bread! I usually have lasagna during each visit but switched it up and had their grilled chicken salad instead. It was good. Service is also good and prices are reasonable.

Thank Rita R
Reviewed 4 March 2018

We've had a lot of Avanti's meals over the years and have never hesitated to return. This one failed to meet expectations in many ways. Had we noted the presence of any management personnel at all we would have discussed our concerns with them rather...More

Thank Travelafficiando
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Always receive great food and service. No matter if you carry out or eat there. My family loves eating here.

Thank edculp7
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

A great deal! Worth the price! Fast service - Brad was great! Delicious food, drinks, and bread and oil. Wonderful place to dine!!

Thank MacamER1974
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

I am a local so I usually order take out, but I have also on occasion eaten in at this restaurant, and it is clean and the service is good. I love the Italian beef with meat sauce and the lasagna. They have really good...More

Thank Ladygrl
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Been here many times. It never disappoints. Food is always good. I like the spaghetti with a hot ham and cheese sandwich.

Thank Joe S
Reviewed 20 January 2018

We have gone to various Avantis since I was in college 40 years ago. Used to love their sweet Italian bread - we even had folks from out of state ask us to bring them several loaves whenever we were traveling through their area. The...More

Thank RetiringAt62
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
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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