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Cafe Avanti

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732 Arthur Godfrey Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33140-3414 (Between Chase & Prarie Ave on Arthur Godfrey Rd)
+1 305-538-4400
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Today
16:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 16:30 - 22:00
Mon 11:30 - 14:30
Tue - Wed 04:30 - 22:00
Thu 16:30 - 22:00
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 23:00
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Southington, Connecticut
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91 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of my fond memories of my late mother-in-law was her Straciatella alla Romana. Avanti's Straciatella is as good (maybe slightly better) and their Bolagnese sauce is excellent! If you get a chance, do stop in. Not only is the food wonderful but the service is great as well.

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Thank Rusty H
Miami, Florida
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123 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The preparation and presentation of the entree was disastrous. The vegetables were so overcooked to be inedible. The fish looked like it was just dumped on the plate. When I brought it to the attention of the server Desi, he agreed and only offered to bring a side dish of pasta. B T Y, the pasta and sauce was the... More 

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Thank Mark F
Miami Beach, Florida
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I come to this restaurant frequently. The menu is excellent, with plenty of fresh pasta and fish. Their wait staff are excellent, competent, and friendly. It's one of my favorite Miami Beach restaurants - away from all the hoopla of South Beach, etc. etc.

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Thank Judi S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We were referred to Café Avanti by a staff person at the Eden Roc. I am usually dubious of those kinds of recommendations but we took and chance and were rewarded. This is a great, traditional Italian restaurant in a comfortable setting. From the Eden Roc, it was a $5.00 Uber ride. The food was fresh, tasty, and plentiful. The... More 

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Thank Neil S
Sydney, Australia
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68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Dined here on a weekend with friends in Miami - booked Avanti based on Open Table review of "neighbourhood gem" and it is! Authentic Italian food - the waiters are all Italian and "mature" which adds to authenticity. Loved everything about our food, service and ambiance- thank you gentlemen!!

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Thank RELLE6252
Ohio
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The food was delicious & authentic. The atmosphere is very intimate and cozy (perfect for an anniversary dinner). The service was top-notch. We enjoyed it so much we almost went back a second time. Overall it was a great choice!

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Thank Felicia R
Odense, Denmark
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Very nice dinner, great service, prizes are okay. Try the spaghetti, that was amazing. Free water and bread. Will go there again.

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Thank Heine92
Miami, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Quiet and subtle elegant atmosphere rule at this old-time mid beach restaurant. Prices for lunch were reasonable and service was excellent and prompt. But, the important part is the food. I had the ricotta and spinach raviolis which were perfectly executed. The tomato sauce was fresh and well seasoned, and the pasta was slightly al dente with the the right... More 

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Thank gn305
West Palm Beach, Florida
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend, Crabcakes and shrimp cocktail appetizers are delicious. Chicken Florentine is delightful. Elegant bar with great bartender service.

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Thank C Z
Miami, Florida
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

If you want to stay away from South Beach's overrated hotel restaurants, this is a great choice. Full of families enjoying a nice meal together (upscale but not uncomfortable), this Italian is well priced and always delicious.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 22 - USD 40
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 22:00
Monday
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
04:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
04:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 23:00
Saturday
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 732 Arthur Godfrey Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33140-3414
    (Between Chase & Prarie Ave on Arthur Godfrey Rd)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 305-538-4400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?