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Avanti Italian Bistro

187 N Sierra Madre Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107-3350
+1 626-817-9180
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good63%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“caesar salad” (4 reviews)
“pizza” (13 reviews)
“prosciutto” (2 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
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187 N Sierra Madre Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107-3350
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Italian Food offer in this Small Cozy Restaurant in East Pasadena, CA. Food is always GOOD ! Service is hit and miss ! Good offer of Varieties of Gourmet Pizzas ! Lots of basic Italian dishes ! All in all, Good Value of the money...More

Thank SuwitChart
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I visit this restaurant when I'm in the area. It's attractively decorated, the food is delicious and the waiters provide good service. Note, no gluten free entrees, so they will substitute rice in some entrees. So I have to carefully read the...More

Thank ip_diva
Reviewed 13 November 2017

A friend gave us a gift certificate for the restaurant and we had never heard of it. We took another couple and all of us loved our meals. It is always fun to look at a menu where it is hard to select one item....More

Thank FLB
Reviewed 5 November 2017

So many good things about this restaurant!! First of all, the service from the minute you walk in the door is professional, efficient and friendly. The menu choices are varied and good, with reasonable prices. I think the specials are particularly good, e.g. last night...More

Thank MaryE995
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Went here for Sunday brunch. The restaurant was quiet and subdued which is hard to find in hipsterville. Classic Italian fare in a comfortable space. Well thought out bar drinks for something a little different.

Thank peripatetictexan_12
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Staff was nice enough - fairly loud restaurant. The lamb chops were cooked as ordered, but they smother it in a thick brown sauce that masks the lamb. The eggplant rollatini was tough - did not want to eat it. Fried calamari was good. Parking...More

Thank Tom_B_NJ
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Our party of eight celebrated an early evening family birthday dinner here last weekend. Everyone's first time at this restaurant. We were all very happy. Very attractive interior with an open kitchen. There's a relatively quiet atmosphere that was greatly appreciated for family conversation. Excellent...More

Thank Arlene H
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

The Food is always good with fresh ingredients and special daily ! The price is decent! Coffee is needed improvement- it's a shame for Italian Restaurants to serve the Espresso the way they serve ! It is the service that hit & miss also!

Thank SuwitChart
Reviewed 6 September 2017

and what I ate (Special Risotto of the night) was very good. This was my first time to eat here and I enjoyed the ambiance and white tablecloths and napkins (which is a treat, nowadays). My husband had two appetizer's. He felt his Eggplant Rollantine...More

Thank xelajane
Reviewed 22 August 2017

While in Pasadena for a conference, we were looking for a semi-casual Italian restaurant away from the congestion and bustle of Old Town. Found Avanti on-line and are pleased we did. Easy access, plenty of (free) parking, and an outstanding staff. Enjoyed the decor and...More

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Response from John W | Reviewed this property |
$12. They have Kendall Jackson Reserve Chardonnay and Justin Cab in stock. They will decant your bottle if you ask.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 187 N Sierra Madre Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107-3350
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-817-9180
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