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The lasagna was great. The service was good and their patio area was shaded. It could accommodate approximately 12-16 patrons and about 8 tables ... read more
Preston Howard via google.com - Aug 9, 2020
Great Italian food, even when you take it home
This is a great place. The food here is worth the drive. Or as things are now, having somebody else drive and pick it up for you. I had a celebration a while back and as a gift they picked up a pepperoni pizza, antipasto...More ... read more
davidpeterson0 via tripadvisor.com - Jul 29, 2020
This is a great place. The food ...
This is a great place. The food here is worth the drive. Or as things are now, having somebody else drive and pick it up for you. I had a celebration a while back and as a gift they picked up a pepperoni pizza, antipasto salad, and a Mediterranean salad. They were all excellent... Filled with flavor and a taste of Italy with each bit ... read more
David P. via yelp.com - Jul 29, 2020
This is a great place. The food here is worth the drive. Or as things are now, having somebody else drive and pick it up for you. I had a celebration a while back and as a gift they picked up a pepperoni pizza, antipasto salad, and a Mediterranean salad. They were all excellent... Filled with flavor and a taste of Italy with each bit ... read more
david peterson via google.com - Jul 28, 2020
I love that place 🍷🍝 ... read more
Gigi غادة via google.com - Jul 22, 2020
Service is excellent as is the food my two favorites are the filet mignon and their lasagna ... read more
Amara Ann via google.com - Jul 14, 2020
All things considered, I enjoyed ...
All things considered, I enjoyed my dining experience here. The decor and atmosphere are very classy, the service is outstanding, and I personally had no complaints about the food.

My only quibble is that during our visit, they were apparently sold out of the desserts that we wanted.

All things considered, I would defin
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Dan L. via yelp.com - Jul 6, 2020
This place is great!  We ordered ...
This place is great!  We ordered take-out. We all LOVED the food. My wife & daughter kept raving about the flavors. I ordered the De Mare, my wife the Wild Mushroom Rigatoni & my daughter the Beef Bolognese. We had to order again in 2 days because we couldn't get enough!
Bobby was so helpful. We loved it and highly recommend! They
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Luis Q. via yelp.com - Jul 1, 2020
Amazing food and great drinks ... read more
Vanessa Terrazas via google.com - Jun 23, 2020
Always delicious food, great service!
Bayardo Alvarez via google.com - May 31, 2020
Italian fare is my favorite, next ...
Italian fare is my favorite, next to my Chinese brothers and sisters. Spaghetti and meatballs sits high up there on my favorites list, alongside the venerable Kung Pao. Yes, I love noodles ! From all cultures ! Great pizza here, too.
Gia S. via yelp.com - May 17, 2020
Terrific   Wonderful  take ...
Terrific  
Wonderful  take away
chicken tequila lime linguine
And specially prepared without  garlic
shrimp anglehair pasta for husband please share our delight
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arvine m. via yelp.com - May 3, 2020
Great service, food (traditional pasta dishes, 2 soups, salads, extensive pizza choices, entrees include fish, lamb, beef), and of course, dessert in a relaxing atmosphere. Based on one drink, the house Avanti martini (vodka) was very good! This is our 2nd time (dinner) here. Pricing is reasonable for the quality. Will definitely ... read more
Elaine Barney via google.com - Mar 15, 2020
Great service, food, atmosphere for relaxed dining geared for the older age group.
Elaine Barney via google.com - Mar 14, 2020
I ate several times at your location ...
I ate several times at your location on Lake.  I didn't eat at your new location until recently for lunch.  I chose to eat here tonight to celebrate my birthday with friends.  The food was good.  Service so so.  When the waiter was told it was my birthday, he handed us the dessert menu.  He was asked what does the birthday girl get. ... read more
Debra W. via yelp.com - Mar 11, 2020
They are the best! This is our 1st visit and we are coming back.
Google User via google.com - Mar 11, 2020
We arrived to Avanti at 9:20 they welcom...
We arrived to Avanti at 9:20 they welcomed us even they close at 9:30, the food was great the service was awesome as we are the first costumers thank you Avanti management your awesome ... read more
Callie W. via citysearch.com - Mar 11, 2020
Great Italian restaurant ... read more
Vernice Davis via google.com - Mar 9, 2020
Awesome all around.
Terri Burkhart via google.com - Mar 7, 2020
I love this place. Keep up the good work.
Google User via google.com - Mar 4, 2020
One of the best Italian restaurants ...
One of the best Italian restaurants I've been to. Their homemade sauces, their bruschetta, the bread and dipping oil is delicious!
Ann J. via yelp.com - Mar 3, 2020
Nice place, but both my friend and I were not blown away by our meals ... read more
Sunset D'Vine via google.com - Mar 1, 2020
Everything was perfect.
Google User via google.com - Feb 28, 2020
My boyfriend and I came here for the fir...
My boyfriend and I came here for the first time during Happy Hour. We sat in the bar area to take advantage of the HH deals. I ordered some wine and we ordered a couple HH appetizer specials to share and then a pasta dish from the regular menu to share. I like that you can order from both the bar food menu and the regular menu if you ... read more
Locke K. via citysearch.com - Feb 28, 2020
Great food served hot. Friendly staff and patrons. Atmosphere galore. Generous portions.
glen wallace via google.com - Feb 28, 2020
Terrific food, great service & quiet, relaxed elegant surroundings.
Google User via google.com - Feb 27, 2020
Este lugar italiano es muy bueno y barato los felicito ... read more
Jose pinedo via google.com - Feb 26, 2020
Love the food and the ambience. Always on top of my list!
Google User via google.com - Feb 24, 2020
They have an extraordinary chef and delightful server. This was a wonderful dining experience.
Google User via google.com - Feb 21, 2020
Great food, great service, great prices....
Great food, great service, great prices. What more do you want?! Solid Italian restaurant with high end, quality ingredients and recipes. Will definitely be returning.
Ava P. via citysearch.com - Feb 21, 2020
Keep up the good work.
Google User via google.com - Feb 17, 2020
Great menu, environment, friendly and helpful service ... read more
Kimberly Covarrubias via google.com - Feb 15, 2020
Great food, good service, and good prices. Could have some light Italian music in the background and turn off the news at the bar. But overall nice ambiance and we will be back.
Charles Mugrdechian via google.com - Feb 14, 2020
Awesome food, very kind staff members, regularly great character. They charge convenient pricing and the food quality is awesome. Kudos.
B Guzman via google.com - Feb 11, 2020
Great food, and very nice atmosphere.
AWOOD Norwood via google.com - Feb 10, 2020
Not sure where to start..At first I thou...
Not sure where to start..At first I thought this place would be over priced and pretentious. To my surprise it was quite the opposite. The food was amazing! Our waiter was extra attentive, the drinks were fabulous and the ambience was on point. It's the kind of place that takes you far away, magical almost. The flavors and ... read more
Gina K. via citysearch.com - Feb 4, 2020
Good food and service ... read more
Delmy Marroquin via google.com - Feb 3, 2020
All I can say is wow! The risotto is very flavorful. The filet can be cut with a fork and melts in your mouth. The chicken marsala is as good as you can get.
Joe Hertzbach via google.com - Feb 1, 2020
Very good food ... read more
Shrrrie Berillon via google.com - Feb 1, 2020
Everything and everyone is excellent. I could not ask for anything better.
Google User via google.com - Jan 31, 2020
this place is awesome!!! the dacor the f...
this place is awesome!!! the dacor the food the service was all up to par...you have to try the glazed apple pizza... its the new happening spot in Pasadena can't wait for the new year the parade route ends there ... read more
Fern A. via citysearch.com - Jan 30, 2020
The food is regularly well prepared and delightful, employees gives awesome customer service. I really like how neat it is and character. Will visit here again.
A Stout via google.com - Jan 29, 2020
After a few hours at the Huntington ...
After a few hours at the Huntington, I was starving and craved some pasta. We arrived at Avanti at about 4 pm which is extremely early for dinner, but we didn't have lunch. On the plus to eating that early on a Friday was there was no wait.  

Parking lot is midsize. You'll have to park in residential area if you go when it's b
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Ruby P. via yelp.com - Jan 26, 2020
This spot simply knows how to please their customers. Constantly with a very friendly demeanor. The food is affordably priced, always delightful and neat.
Phillip Atkins via google.com - Jan 20, 2020
Very good restaurant, if you stay away from the pizza. Made that mistake tonight. Don't order the pizza, bland and tasteless. The Calamari was good, as usual, and my friend's fish dish was very good.
Lilith Costas via google.com - Jan 18, 2020
We had such a wonderful time at your new bistro for our office birthday lunch. The food was fabulous and the service was fantastic. Thank you so much. Enjoy your week!
Google User via google.com - Jan 17, 2020
I'm a forever fan of Avanti! A ...
I'm a forever fan of Avanti! A few friends and I visited recently for a dinner reservation. We were celebrating two birthdays that night. What stood out to me were the excellent recommendations from our server along with his friendly demeanor and wonderful service. I loved the wine pairings, but for me- the lamb stole the show! It wa ... read more
Chloe O. via yelp.com - Jan 16, 2020
Great place to eat be back for Granddaughters Birthday ... read more
Betty Merino via google.com - Jan 13, 2020
We love you!
Google User via google.com - Jan 9, 2020
We came to Avanti Italian Bistro ...
We came to Avanti Italian Bistro & Bar to celebrate my mom's birthday and they did not disappoint.

Nidal, our waiter, was phenomenal! He had excellent recommendations to share and was highly knowledgeable. He shared a few stories with us as well from having lived in NYC to coming here to California.

We all loved our c
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Hazelle V. via yelp.com - Jan 5, 2020
What a great restaurant to experience! ...
What a great restaurant to experience! Food is great ambience very nice but not pretentious! If you're looking for Italian this might just be your new spot for 2020!
Roy J. via yelp.com - Jan 4, 2020
Good food, good people ... read more
Jay Margulies via google.com - Jan 2, 2020
Thank you for letting be seated early ... read more
Google User via google.com - Jan 2, 2020
My husband, daughter and I had ...
My husband, daughter and I had our Christmas dinner here, and it may become a tradition!  The atmosphere is tasteful and welcoming, and the service was friendly and attentive.

My husband "inhaled" his minestrone, and my daughter and I shared (fought over) a delicious red and golden beet salad.  The caramelized feta was a perf
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Jean R. via yelp.com - Dec 27, 2019
One of this classy restaurants with white table cloth and excellent food.
Rob O via google.com - Dec 26, 2019
Delicious food, festive, cozy atmosphere ... read more
Ana Zavala via google.com - Dec 25, 2019
Absolutely sensational! Service is exemplary, and when you walk in the ambiance overtakes you. It is quite lovely. We were seated in a choice spot , able to see the entire space. When our friends arrived, I inadvertently knocked a plate off the table! Well the staff swooped in and had it cleaned up so fast, just wow! The menu is wond ... read more
Steven Lockwood via google.com - Dec 22, 2019
The two of us arrived around 6 or 6:30 p...
The two of us arrived around 6 or 6:30 pm on a busy Friday night. They were able to seat us almost right away. Friendly attentive service. My husband got the shrimp pasta special and I had the bowtie pasta -- both were good. Nice cozy ambiance. There were a lot of families with young kids there. I liked everything!
Eban H. via citysearch.com - Dec 20, 2019
As usual, friendly staff, comfortable room, delicious food.
Anita Davis via google.com - Dec 14, 2019
I had lunch there this week and I loved ...
I had lunch there this week and I loved the meal, the service and the ambiance of the restaurant. They also have happy hour twice daily. I cant wait to go again.
malcolm t. via citysearch.com - Dec 6, 2019
We were greeted promptly and friendly and seated right away. Waiter approached and explained the days specials. Water, bread, and olive oil/vinegar brought to the table . We ordered Chicken Dijon Fettuccine and Butternut Squash. Both dishes were served in a timely manner. Food was hot, fresh, and tasty.
Walter D via google.com - Nov 27, 2019
Lamb chops with angel hair, best of the best!!!
Denis Mirskiy via google.com - Nov 23, 2019
This is a lovely neighborhood gem ...
This is a lovely neighborhood gem where you are likely to be greeted by one or both owners, who also eat here nightly.  As to the food, the bread is delicious and frankly the best I've had at any restaurant. The pizza is terrific and will please even picky eaters, including young children -- our own even requested a party here.  The ... read more
D S. via yelp.com - Nov 17, 2019
I never write reviews, but this ...
I never write reviews, but this place was just outstanding. A perfect restaurant to go to on a Friday or Saturday night, or even a casual Sunday Lunch. I came here with my mother and grandmother. As soon as we entered we where immediately greeted by the host/waiter. He was a very nice man and extremely helpful, and had a nice vibe. A ... read more
DeAndre .. via yelp.com - Nov 17, 2019
This was my first time here and ...
This was my first time here and came here to celebrate my in law's birthday. She loves this place. I didn't care for it! The ambiance and decor was nice. The parking was very limited, so street parking was the only option. We were excited to try the rack of lamb and they were out. So the server asked if we wanted something else. We t ... read more
Rosa R. via yelp.com - Nov 17, 2019
Excellent service, great food and ...
Excellent service, great food and desserts. Be sure to ask for their daily specials.  You won't be disappointed.
Heather L. via yelp.com - Nov 13, 2019
Very Nice Place To Dine in. Food is very good and the customer service is great.
Juan Delgado via google.com - Nov 12, 2019
This is the best restaurant in ...
This is the best restaurant in Pasadena and one of the best in the greater L.A. area. The food is fantastic, the wait staff is good and the owners are as sweet and kind as can be.

It's rare these days at other places, but one of the owners is always there and very often both of the owners are there to take care of you.

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Kelly R. via yelp.com - Nov 5, 2019
Romantic atmosphere, elegant dining, great food, better desserts.
James Munoz via google.com - Nov 4, 2019
I really loved their dishes. I always get awesome service here. The place is well organised and the cashiers are always nice. Would recommend to others.
Clarence Lew via google.com - Nov 3, 2019
It was just a delivery thing but was on the pricey rqnge.
Juan Delgado via google.com - Nov 3, 2019
First time here., I heard the Avanti res...
First time here., I heard the Avanti restaurant at Lake and Walnut was closed down, I went there with my family and it was an excellent idea, the service was fast, plenty of parking and the food and drinks were excellent. Our waiter also provided a superb servive. We definitly coming back here.
Ayaana W. via citysearch.com - Nov 1, 2019
Good food! Good place to eat your vlams and all. I'll go back here when I can. We ordered clam steamer and it was delish!
Muriel Lowe via google.com - Oct 31, 2019
This an amazing place, the food was so g...
This an amazing place, the food was so good, the tastes are very good too. I am a long time customer, I have eaten at the Lake Ave. location and I like that a lot too. This is much better. It is really, really good food. I will be returning to eat there again & again. I am 100% happy with this place.
Sabiha P. via citysearch.com - Oct 25, 2019
I'd give it more stars if I could ... read more
Gameboy Junky via google.com - Oct 19, 2019
Very chicken parmigiana and excellent ...
Very chicken parmigiana and excellent service.   The bread pudding was excellent.   We would highly recommend Avanti.
Jim P. via yelp.com - Sep 15, 2019
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