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Avanti Restaurant

2720 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204-2568
+1 214-871-4955
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“bolognese” (5 reviews)
“garlic bread” (6 reviews)
“mussels” (8 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2720 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204-2568
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful service (Martin) makes us feel at home. We love the sea food and wine choices. Very nice environment and live music adds the right touch to a perfect night.

1  Thank 226mabel1977
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Quaint, 30 year restaurant with some of the best Italian food I've had. I felt like i was sitting in Italy. Guitar live music. Service was excellent. Food was exceptional. We will definitely be back!

1  Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 9 October 2017

biz trip meal wiht friends and enjoyed wine list and food choices, something for everyone including varied tastes, off the M street trolley too...

1  Thank IAMCJS
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Wife and I had a great anniversary dinner on Oct. 7. Server very friendly, welcoming and knowledge. Started with the crispy veal meatballs, very good, nice and moist on the inside, crispy outside. Should have asked for regular Italian bread but got the garlic bread...More

1  Thank Gregg P
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Went here on a Friday night. Good Crowd. I typically love the "old school" Italian, with thick red sauces and Dean Martin playing in the background. Avanti is less traditional, more modern and no Dean Martin. More seafood and white sauces. All good. Our daughter...More

2  Thank Michael D
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent restaurant near downtown and close to AAC. Wait staff was always prompt and efficient without being overbearing. Large portions so go hungry!

1  Thank Eric O
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went for a early dinner and thoroughly enjoyed yourselves. We started with cocktails that were perfectly prepared and were NOT in these tiny Martini glasses you get at some of the trendy places. The appetizers were fantastic!!! The beef carpaccio was...More

Thank Nyati818
Reviewed 1 May 2017

our hotel concierge recommended this Italian restaurant. Everything from the appetizers to the desserts were delicious. My only complaint is that I asked for decaf coffee and obviously got regular as I thought my heart was going to explode @11:30 later that night.

1  Thank cszanino
Reviewed 28 April 2017

If my Italian is correct, this restaurant's name is an invitation. Our experience suggests that it is an invitation worth accepting. The service was excellent, the welcome warm and the food delightful. We left feeling that we had made a good choice; and there are...More

1  Thank Dickson77
Reviewed 24 April 2017

The two of us arrived early for our reservation on a Friday evening with few diners already there. We decided to sit at the bar first, which turned out to be an excellent decision. Our barkeep took care of us, made a great drink and...More

1  Thank appetitetogo
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Denise E
4 May 2016|
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Response from Cynthia S | Reviewed this property |
I didn't notice. My best bet would be to just call the restaurant and ask before you go. I hope you make it out there!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 38
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2720 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204-2568
  • Public Transportation: Uptown Trolley & Dart Stop in front of restaurant
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas>  > Oak Lawn
  • Neighbourhood: Oak Lawn
  • Phone Number: +1 214-871-4955
  • E-mail
For the urban connoisseur dine al fresco, sip, mingle and eat outdoors amongst your friends on the trendy McKinney Avenue stip. Avanti Restaurant offers an intimate dinning room with a sleek Uptown bistro atmosphere, where you can enjoy live music nightly. Our menu features Italian and Mediterranean dishes made with seafood, steak, veal and homemade pasta as well as a unique wine collection. Avanti has become a Dallas mainstay, a chic neighborhood restaurant for over twenty-nine years.
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