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Avanti Trattoria

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Downtown Oshawa
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17 King Street East, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
+1 905-404-8040
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 16:00 - 22:00
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Whitby, Canada
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great food. Great place to dine. Nice atmosphere. Wow is what I can say about the food. Love the pasta. You have to try this restaurant, you won't be disappointed.

Thank Darlene A
Whitby, Canada
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83 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place provides decent food but it can get loud in the restaurant. All the surfaces here are hard which do not absorb sound. When you are a Senior and are trying to celebrate a birthday with other seniors and all have problems with their hearing this may not be the place for you. The Birthday Boy likes their pasta... More 

Thank PamKullo
Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Avanti's with my niece and we had the Eggplant Parm and Lasagna. OMG...it was such a great portion and it was excellent !!! The Eggplant was just like my mother used to make. Before the meal you get a basket with bread and on the table you have your choice of original olive oil or spicy and... More 

Thank zcolacicco
Oshawa, Canada
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The meals were fine but the presentation was non-existent , You were only just finished one course when " Bam " the next course is sitting in front of you . We all felt rushed and in the way . We were in and out in less than an hour .

Thank Dave S
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and wanted to relax and have a nice relaxing dinner. This is not the place for that experience.. we hot to the restaurant at 8:15 and we're out the door by 9:00. Felt very rushed by our server. Not coming back here again.

Thank Karim H
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten here since it opened up many years ago and have never been disappointed. I still eat there a couple times a month for a date night. Always good food and service.

Thank John M
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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61 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ordered the vegetarian pizza. The toppings seem to be added after a cheese pizza is cooked as the vegetables were cold. Service was okay but again not great. We were waited on promptly when we arrived but not seen again until it was time for our bill. As another reviewer mentioned --it is not in a great location Seems to... More 

Thank HappyWanderer9
Oshawa, Canada
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116 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have had many meals at Avanti. Lunch works well. They have several sandwiches and salads priced under $12. I always enjoy the veal sandwich with the Cesar side. Cappuccino is good as well. service is efficient, friendly , and non-obtrusive so as to allow business discussion to take place.

Thank Torontofrequentflyer
Whitby, Canada
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219 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had tickets for the Sunday evening Oshawa Generals game and decided to go to Avanti's for a pregame meal. We choose another of their special pizzas Polpette and it was delicious. At $15.25 a good deal serving the two of us. We each had a glass of wine = another place serving six (6) ounce glass! For dessert I... More 

Thank Edwin G
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110 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped into Avanti with my family for dinner. We all had a pasta dish, both my wife and my daughters pasta was drowning in sauce. I had the penne primavera which was ok. The location of this restaurant is terrible, it's in the bowels of downtown Oshawa among all the addicts the lovely city has to offer. I tried... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 King Street East, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Oshawa>  > Downtown Oshawa
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Oshawa
  • Phone Number: +1 905-404-8040

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