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Avanti Italian Bistro

187 N Sierra Madre Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107-3350
+1 626-817-9180
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good63%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“pizza” (15 reviews)
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187 N Sierra Madre Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107-3350
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Want to avoid the crowds, parking issues and wait times that come with a trip to Old Town Pasadena? Looking for a good Italian restaurant with reasonable prices in low key East Pasadena? Then try Avanti Bristro on Sierra Madre. This is a sister property...More

Thank FredInCalifornia
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

I was disappointed. I wanted to have some good Italian pasta and ended up with ingredients that were thrown together. The chicken had no taste either. The sauce was weak too. 😑

Thank Pilgrim1425
Reviewed 14 January 2018 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 21 December 2017

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
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Victor T
16 December 2016|
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
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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