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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
16:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 16:00 - 22:00
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New Port Richey
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good Italian food for lunch or dinner. We enjoyed a starter of calamari and mains of veal parmagiana and eggplant parmagiana. Pasta was cooked al dente and spices were great in the sauces.

Thank Wally1951
Dartmouth, Canada
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Avanti is a great Italuan restaurant on Kung St just at Simcoe in Oshawa. I visited twice on this trip and both times I was impressed. It is like an old fire hall and immediately one feels welcomed, warm. The reception is quick but very friendly. It is a Tuesday evening and the restaurant is full which says a lot... More 

Thank Atlantic96
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can always count on fresh delicious made to order pizza, wonderful ravioli and really good sandwiches for lunch with lovely salads on the side. Their salads are very fresh and tasty too. You will always get a very large portion and the consistency is always there so count on an excellent lunch every time!! The staff are very professional... More 

Thank Pal48
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98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Went here with my family to celebrate a birthday. We got seated right away and our server was very pleasant. The atmosphere is light and the place looks like a casual Italian restaurant. I ordered the grilled calamari as an appetizer. It was undercooked, in my opinion, which made it a little too chewy. The warm bread arrived next which... More 

Thank Ivor M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Avanti's is a gem to have in central Oshawa. Walking distance from all downtown venue's. Great pasta dishes in a warm relaxing (Italian) atmosphere. Can't praise just one dish. Every one I've tried has been outstanding. It's my wife's and mine , go to restaurant.

Thank Kent F
Whitby, Canada
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194 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We decided to go out for pizza and while there are other places in Whitby, we choose to drive a few miles (kilometers lol) because we always get consistently great pizza and service. It is a good thing we got there around 5:30 and only had to wait barely a minute. However, it was a Friday evening and the Oshawa... More 

Thank Edwin G
Whitby, Canada
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155 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We love the crusty warm bread that is served when you arrive. Their Caesar salad is big enough for two to share, with lots of shaved Parmesan. My husband tried the penne with sausage, which he regretted. The veal Parmesan, is a better choice, in our opinion. I also deviated from my usual spaghettini carbonara, and tried a meat cannelloni... More 

Thank NLO888
Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

A lovely restaurant right downtown Oshawa with a lovely decor.There is an outside section also.All Italian dishss and they even have gluten free pasta .Great for large groups and service was wonderful .Enjoyed their pizza also .Not far from the Regent threatre. ..so do dinner then go there. Bon appetite. 😆😆😆

Thank Smilelady8008
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

What a great little find. ..true tastes of Italian cuisine and reasonably priced good wine. We were thrilled to enjoy a very tasty dinner of wood fired pizza and properly cooked pasta. Salad was fresh as was the antipasto ! Thoroughly enjoyed our meal and wait staff were friendly and good service. Well worth the price!

Thank Wandaterry S
Ottawa, Canada
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We were on a road trip and decided to stop in Oshawa for dinner. We chose Avanti after I researched restaurants online and we were not disappointed! The food was amazing and the service was 10/10. The menu is well priced and there's a great selection, we had pasta, pizza and chicken parm! We will be back for sure.

Thank KeriannG

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
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?