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Avanti Restaurants of Distinction

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2728 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016-8226 (Thomas and 28th Street)
+1 602-956-0900
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Everything was great, from the red snapper special, the caesar salad, chianti classico by the glass, the dessert, the pasta plus shrimp/scallop entrees.

Thank nick402016
Mesa, Arizona
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I attended an anniversary luncheon held by my employer at Avanti and I was looking forward to going there because I had seen their restaurant on "Check Please, Arizona" and because I happen to love Italian cuisine. I was shocked and appalled when the Maitre'D or the owner shoved my shoulder to collect a plate from the person sitting across... More 

Thank angelafL4855LI
Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is the best pasta place. Their food is always exceptional and their garlic bread is just simply divine. I eat piece after piece, after piece! So good. Their tortellini with Alfredo sauce and walnuts is so good!!

Thank Mirjam D
Tucson, Arizona
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85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My husband and I have spent Thanksgiving Day dinner at this restaurant for many years. It serves a wonderful Turkey dinner on Turkey Day. However, you can order off the menu if you so desire. The atmosphere is opulent . Red,black and white colors sparkle in the lighting effects. Waiters in black suits are there to serve. It is a... More 

Thank eadieg
Scottsdale, Arizona
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97 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

My wife and a friend went to a Saturday dinner. Wife had lobster and was disappointed that she said "yes" to having it shelled as it did not seem like she got a whole lobster, just a collection of lobster meat. Suggest you order in shell if you pick the lobster special. Pork chop was very good, but they forgot... More 

Thank Jlsellers
Tempe, Arizona, United States
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305 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Wonderful fresh Maine lobster dinner! My husband & I dined at Avanti for the 1st time in July after finding out about their special lobster dinner. Absolutely the best fresh lobster either of us had ever had! Service was great & met our expectations as well. I ordered the house cabernet to pair with my meal, which was actually a... More 

Thank Taryn O
Houston, Texas, United States
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

The presentations are excellent and the menu provides something for everyone, but the flavors left me wanting more. The quality of the ingredients was fine as it should be for the price, yet it could have been 5 stars with a little more flavor.

Thank Scott S
Phoenix, Arizona
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

If you expect your waiter in a tux and the food to be the best You must visit Avanti's. Some times you can tell a place buy the cars parked outside Rolls. Jaguars, Bentley's, Porsche, First time I visited here back in the 1970's it was a nock your socks off kinda place. now it's just a nock your socks... More 

Thank Nadinefromdacity
Phoenix, Arizona
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Best italian restaurant in Phoenix! Ciapino is to die for. Sergio is the best server in town. Risotto fruit de marie is also scrumptious.

Thank Kurt W
Paradise Valley, Arizona
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

Wonderful homemade pastas and gnocchi ... Dover Sole the real thing from the North Sea served whole at the table..By far, best Veal Milanese west of Manhattan...on the bone and dinner size plate filet "Back to the wall" meaning the decor looks like something from a Soprano episode and any minute there will be a "hit" You want to facing... More 

Thank dave b

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 80
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2728 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016-8226
    (Thomas and 28th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Picks up and drops off in front of restaurant. Complimentary ride service from most hotels
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Camelback East
  • Neighbourhood: Camelback East
  • Phone Number: +1 602-956-0900
Avanti, a Valley tradition since 1974. . . Dramatic, crisp black and white interiors, candlelight and a quiet atmosphere. Vegetarians and Seafood lovers will be awed by the selections of homemade pasta from deliciously light Gnocchi Alfredo, Eggplant and Meat Lasagna, to seasonal hand crafted Ravioli. Fresh Fish and seafood dishes vary- from a Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail to an Italian crafted Cioppino. Avanti has also garnered numerous awards and accolades for our Ossobucco, said to be the best in town as well as robust steaks and chops (lamb and pork).Enjoy dessert and Cappuccino in the piano bar sweets that are carefully guarded family recipes include, Tiramisu, Cannoli, Creme Brulee with a crunchy burnt sugar crust but if your passionate about chocolate the chocolate mousse is infused with rum and whipped so fluffy and light you'll swear it's heaven sent!

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