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Avanti was the only place we found ...
Avanti was the only place we found that would accommodate 7 of us with reservation. So glad we found this place. We got there and was seated right away. Due to COVID they do have outdoor seating with heaters and cute chandelier lighting.

The service was amazing, right away they brought us water and asked for drinks. They offe
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Michelle L. via - Dec 2, 2020
Excellent experience.
Google User via - Nov 30, 2020
Friendly and attentive staff. Great service.
James M. Tam via - Nov 29, 2020
Great meals and service during ...
Great meals and service during Covid Pandemic! So glad to see them open in our neighborhood!
Julieta G. via - Nov 25, 2020
Italian place for Italian food lovers. Vast choice of real Italian dishes. Courteous staff and convenient parking on the lot ... read more
Dzmitry Mik via - Nov 23, 2020
I ordered take out 2 pizza. Prosciutto ...
I ordered take out 2 pizza. Prosciutto and Aventi pizza. I prefer Prosciutto one but if you don't like ham or garlic don't order this one. Didn't see any indoor dining. Regular size is 10" size . Will try other ones later.
Yonelay M. via - Nov 22, 2020
Great food   Great Servise   Nice ...
Great food   Great Servise   Nice ambiance
One of our favorite restaurants we are customers since they opened
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Lucia M. via - Nov 20, 2020
I can't believe I have lived in ...
I can't believe I have lived in the neighborhood for two years and waited so long to try Avanti!! This place is a gem! Great food, lovely outdoor Covid safe dining with excellent service from the staff! The food and drinks were great and our server Jeff was the highlight of the night! Thank you Jeff!! See you again soon!
Daniel G. via - Nov 19, 2020
Very nice restaurant. Went here about a week ago (covid seating) and for being outside, it was still very nice. The waiters were very professional, nice and courteous. We saw the inside of the restaurant which the really really nice. Hopefully they start doing insights eating because I wouldn't mind having the full experience of eat ... read more
David Gonzalez via - Nov 18, 2020
A fabulous meal! Loved the presentation and excellent service. I love coming here!
Google User via - Nov 17, 2020
Love Avanti!! I always go for the ...
Love Avanti!! I always go for the amazing Chicken Florentine and I'm never disappointed. The garlic rolls are also very good!
Brittaneis N. via - Nov 17, 2020
Outdoor seating is available. Server was attentive and provided excellent service. I wouldn't say this place is "the bomb," but the food is tasty.
Jasmin Velasquez via - Nov 16, 2020
The food was delicious, thservice was excellent, the atmosphere was elegant.
Litzy Ledbetter via - Nov 9, 2020
3.5 stars.Avanti has pretty ...
3.5 stars.
Avanti has pretty good food and a nice vibe. These days they have outdoor seating in the parking lot and there's also a patio. The Caesar salad's dressing is really tasty and will easily feed  two. The food's pretty good, not particularly noteworthy, but not "bad", either. Good wine list and generous pours by the glass.
Juan V. via - Nov 3, 2020
Great service Food! They were excellent!
Google User via - Nov 3, 2020
I always get the Bianchi and Neri. For some reason it wasn't as good. I like a perfect al dente but today's pasta was a little bit under cooked. Taste was still good although I couldn't eat it all because of the pasta texture.
Sara Ramirez via - Nov 2, 2020
Great Italian food and service.
Jose Maldonado via - Oct 27, 2020
I certainly love their dishes and customer service, excellent location close to my apartment. The staff members are always super nice. Highly recommended.
Madden M via - Oct 23, 2020
Food was amazing!!! I ordered the the seafood pasta, my husband ordered the di mare, and for dessert we had the tiramisu, all if which were very good. The server was very attentive and accommodating. The outdoor ambiance was elegant and quaint while still abiding by social distancing. I highly recommend this place and will definitely ... read more
Stacy Bowers via - Oct 17, 2020
Excellent place with amazing food. Excellent quality and great staff.
Jason Nelson-Wolfe via - Oct 11, 2020
Enjoyed finding and trying this place. Comfortable outside seating under the canopy. Great service and unique twist on my italian food favorites. Will go back when in town...
mark klink via - Oct 11, 2020
Yum. Fancy-pants pizza for a bit of $$. Four of us headed here on a Tuesday night and by the time we finished place was packed and people waiting to eat. Juke box GREAT! A little too dark but service fantastic. Since deep dish takes awhile to cook, we ordered a thin-crust to hold us over. They were great about making a vegan pizza (a ... read more
Taren Batler via - Oct 3, 2020
We used to go to Avanti on Lake Ave. ever since they opened. Their wood fired pizzas were amazing, and the salads delicious. Years went by and we were sad to see the place closed down. On an internet site a discussion started about places we miss in Pasadena. I posted about Avanti only to be told they moved. Wow! Went there last week ... read more
Gregg Oelker via - Oct 2, 2020
Arrived and got seated right away ...
Arrived and got seated right away with reservation. Outdoor seating was very cute and romantic! Service was fast and professional. Their uniform is super cute and old fashion.

Food: Kale and Spinach salad 10/10 Perhaps the best salad i've ever tasted so far! Super fresh and just the right amount of dressing.

Apple gla
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Marlena L. via - Oct 1, 2020
This is obviously one of the best restaurants in the area. Always when I go there I am exceedingly pleased. They preserve their very high standard service and the highest level of dishes they serve. You will be always satisfied with this place. Very recommended.
Otto Lewis via - Sep 29, 2020
My friend and I came here a couple of months ago when it was pouring outside and still had to wait an hour to get a table, but fortunately were able to sit in the waiting area and enjoy a beer in the meantime. Deep dish pizza was really, REALLY, good (the Mediterranean Chicken I think) - so addicting - and I'm normally more of a thi ... read more
John Smith via - Sep 26, 2020
I just went on a recent date, with somebody here, & personally I ordered a very big, but delicious Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad, & indeed it was delicious.
Matt Houtchens via - Sep 25, 2020
Amazing amazing amazing! We had to sit at the bar and let me tell you, best service ever. Our bartender was informative and took us through an awesome.
Arvel Farrell via - Sep 24, 2020
Great outdoor seating, great service and most of all GREAT FOOD!!
Hower Ho via - Aug 23, 2020
First time here.  Great wine great ...
First time here.  Great wine great appetizers.  Bread baaket was a great touch.  Branzino was superb, wife had the Angel hair pasta and said it was delish.  Too full for desert but definitelly next time. Highly recomend this place and will deffinitelly will be coming back soon.   support small business ... read more
EJ O. via - Aug 22, 2020
I don't know why this place has ...
I don't know why this place has a 3.5 star rating; Avanti was really accommodating with my dinner reservation and service was excellent throughout the evening. Social distancing guidelines were followed and face masks were worn properly bu the waiters. It's a bit confusing to find the parking lot as this restaurant is located on a tr ... read more
Emilie P. via - Aug 17, 2020
The best atmosphere and  the patio ...
The best atmosphere and  the patio dinning is fantastic! The food as always so delicious .
Mina V. via - Aug 16, 2020
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 - Aug 9, 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 - Jul 29, 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 - 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 - Jul 28, 2020
I love that place 🍷🍝 ... read more
Gigi غادة via - 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 - 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 - 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 - Jul 1, 2020
Amazing food and great drinks ... read more
Vanessa Terrazas via - Jun 23, 2020
Always delicious food, great service!
Bayardo Alvarez via - 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 - May 17, 2020
Terrific   Wonderful  take ...
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 - 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 - Mar 15, 2020
Great service, food, atmosphere for relaxed dining geared for the older age group.
Elaine Barney via - Mar 14, 2020
They are the best! This is our 1st visit and we are coming back.
Google User via - Mar 11, 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 - 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 - Mar 11, 2020
Great Italian restaurant ... read more
Vernice Davis via - Mar 9, 2020
Awesome all around.
Terri Burkhart via - Mar 7, 2020
I love this place. Keep up the good work.
Google User via - 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 - Mar 3, 2020
Nice place, but both my friend and I were not blown away by our meals ... read more
Sunset D'Vine via - Mar 1, 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 - Feb 28, 2020
Everything was perfect.
Google User via - Feb 28, 2020
Great food served hot. Friendly staff and patrons. Atmosphere galore. Generous portions.
glen wallace via - Feb 28, 2020
Terrific food, great service & quiet, relaxed elegant surroundings.
Google User via - Feb 27, 2020
Este lugar italiano es muy bueno y barato los felicito ... read more
Jose pinedo via - Feb 26, 2020
Love the food and the ambience. Always on top of my list!
Google User via - Feb 24, 2020
They have an extraordinary chef and delightful server. This was a wonderful dining experience.
Google User via - 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 - Feb 21, 2020
Keep up the good work.
Google User via - Feb 17, 2020
Great menu, environment, friendly and helpful service ... read more
Kimberly Covarrubias via - 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 - 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 - Feb 11, 2020
Great food, and very nice atmosphere.
AWOOD Norwood via - 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 - Feb 4, 2020
Good food and service ... read more
Delmy Marroquin via - 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 - Feb 1, 2020
Very good food ... read more
Shrrrie Berillon via - Feb 1, 2020
Everything and everyone is excellent. I could not ask for anything better.
Google User via - 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 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Jan 16, 2020
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