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Cafe Avanti

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$$ - $$$
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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
04:30 - 22:00
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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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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I eat out all over the country. A lot. Cafe Avanti is a "find". Great classic Italian with large portions and friendly service. The caprese and antipasta rustico were very good and almost enough to serve as a meal. In fact after those two appetizers my wife and I decided just to split an entree---lasagna. It too... More 

Thank Warner F
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a dinner for nearly 100 people and I was extremely impressed with the presentation, food quality and staff for this event. The food was outstanding and feeding that many people at one time usually brings with it several issues such as food delay, wrong orders and staff shortages. This was not the case. Give this restaurant a try,... More 

Thank Rwcline
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Cafe Avanti with my boyfriend last night and had a wonderful experience. Despite it being New Years Eve weekend, the service timely, friendly, and accommodating. The food was absolutely delicious and the menu is reasonably priced! This family owned restaurant is a hidden gem- Would definitely recommend this spot to others!

Thank Eliza S
Miami Beach, Fl
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For 12 years I have been dining in Cafe Avanti, our "little neighborhood place". We went again last night with my mother, visiting from Caracas and, we were commenting how much we like the food, the ambiance and the warm welcome from Louis. Desi was our waiter and he treated us like royalty. Ralph's veal parmigiana was perfect and mom... More 

Southington, Connecticut
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103 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

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.

Thank Rusty H
Miami, Florida
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139 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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 

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.

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 

Thank Neil S
Sydney, Australia
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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!!

Thank RELLE6252
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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!

Thank Felicia R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 22 - USD 40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
04:30 - 22:00
04:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 23:00
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?