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Avanti Italian Restaurant

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Main House, 53 Second Avenue | Westdene, Bloemfontein 9301, South Africa
+27 51 447 4198
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09:00 - 15:00
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Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 08:30 - 22:00
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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great food and exciting drinks menu Served in excellent time and our orders came in quick succession. Prices are average and layout of restuarant is great.

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Thank Jaco V
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe I was just looking forward to something really special after what I have read. But it did not live up to my expectations. Nothing wrong with the food or service, enjoyed our meal, but nothing WOW . But I would not mind going back.

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Thank Gordon-Bianca M
2 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Food fantastic. The service from the waiter was just as good. You can't place a price on good food! Italians know just how!! Here is the reason for my rating. I made a reservation for 12 people (in side)and requested bread to be on the table. I told the lady that it was for my husbands birthday party. I phoned... More 

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Thank Rene V
Louise P, Owner at Avanti Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Rene, I will definitely look into this as this type of service is not what we stand for. We pride ourselves in making a special event even more special. You should have been given one of the "inside tables with leather chairs". My apologies once again. Kind Regards, Louise Panelatti More 

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Ate here twice during a short stay in a Bloem. The first time with a large group, the second time just two of us. The first experience was better. The food was outstanding! Calamari, prime rib and steak the stand out winners. Second time, service was a little off and pizza and salad was good but not great. Definitely a... More 

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Thank Emily204
Bloemfontein, South Africa
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71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The atmosphere is great and cosy. The food was excellent and not cheap, but good value for money. The service was great and the staff very friendly and helpful. For Italian cuisine, this restaurant is highly recommended.

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Thank georgeaY8778DC
Johannesburg, South Africa
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135 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We were a large group of 28, including children. The food was fantastic; grilled calamari with spinach and chorizo, best prime rib ever, as well as great pizza and pasta. The service was good although we waited a long time for the order to be served..possibly because we were such a large group. Highly recommended

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Thank Glen K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Myself and some friends had a superb dinner at this gem of a restaurant in Bloemfontein. We feasted on a table of exquisite food. We had authentic Italian pizzas and the home made pasta! The steak was also cooked to perfection! (medium rear) Will most definitely be back!!! Thank you also Willard for the superb service!!

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Thank Corneil M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I was in Bloemfontein on business and had American clients with me. We ate at Avanti and we were so impressed with the whole experience. We went back the next day and it was even better. My American friends will be back next year and will defnitely visit Avanti again . Not even Las Vegas can compare to this standard... More 

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Thank Clayton F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

my best experience in bloemfontein,the food,wine list and the service was on point.Avanti you will see me again and thank you.

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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Was in Bloemfontein on a business trip and was really looking forward to a nice dinner after a busy and tiring day. Based on the reviews of Avanti I had very high expectations but was severely disappointed. I had the lamb ravioli and it was bland, stodgy and tasteless even after I covered the dish in Parmesan cheese to try... More 

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Thank Charmaine R
Louise P, Manager at Avanti Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Pity that you could not voice your opinion to the manager or your waiter. Regarding the lamb ravioli - we will look into the fact that it does not have any flavour, but I can assure you that our ravioli is homemade. Regarding toppings on our pizza - Italians NEVER kill a pizza with toppings (and you should not compare... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 15:00
Monday
08:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 22:00
Thursday
08:30 - 22:00
Friday
08:30 - 22:00
Saturday
08:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main House, 53 Second Avenue | Westdene, Bloemfontein 9301, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Free State  >  Bloemfontein
  • Phone Number: +27 51 447 4198

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?