Avanti

Avanti

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+44 191 281 4240+ Add website
Hours
Sun
16:00 - 20:30
Thu
16:00 - 20:30
Fri
16:00 - 20:30
Sat
16:00 - 20:30
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
features
Is this restaurant good for special occasions?
CUISINES
Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles360 reviews
Excellent
209
Very good
78
Average
34
Poor
17
Terrible
22
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Harriet B
Darlington99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 family
We first started coming here, primarily, because it was one of the few restaurants that are open on a Monday evening in Newcastle. It is without doubt the best Italian restaurant for perfect pasta, pizza and à la cart, in the area. Also if you can't decide between pasta and pizza, if you are sharing they will give you half each which we really like. Another bonus is it is amazing value for money as the prices are fair and the standard of food is not compromised. We have visited many times now as a family and as couples, and the standard of food is consistently high with attentive and caring service. We celebrated my mums birthday here on 29th November and they couldn't have done more to make it a special evening. Thank you so much😊.
Written 29 November 2021
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Susieben
66 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 couples
Staff lovely, service slow, food average. Was a disappointing meal. Steak arrived dry and over cooked, covered in sauce and then more sauce on the side. No veg, no mushroom or roasted tomato. Had to ask for chips which we had ordered. Really slow service and the smell of cigarettes smoke wafting through from the kitchen of the restaurant wasn’t pleasant. Chef was too busy smoking and must have over done my steak and forgot about 80% of my dish. I’m sure it’s normally delicious but tonight I wasn’t impressed and won’t be going back anytime soon sadly.
Written 7 February 2023
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Ollie Walsh
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 family
Me, my dad and step mum came for my 23rd Birthday meal this evening… we had a lovely time, would 100% recommend. Avanti was taken over by new owners about 6 months ago, we were worried as we have always loved the restaurant and didn’t know how it would be after the takeover, but we were more than happy to discover that it was still as lovely as ever, if not even better than it was before! The staff were so welcoming and charming, always so happy and easy going, the customer service was top notch, it was a delight to speak to them. The effort they put into every customer does not go unnoticed. I ordered the calzone which was delicious and rich, the portions were generous (I had to take some home I eat tomorrow for my lunch), and the prices were reasonable - around £13 for Calzone if I’m correct. An overall great experience, excellent customer service, delicious authentic Italian food and reasonable prices - in my opinion the best Italian in Newcastle.
Written 8 September 2022
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Scott
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 none
We've been coming to Avanti for years, starting in 2016. The previous owners have retired and it is under new management. The thing we loved about Avanti was that we were always made to feel special. It had a wonderful charm and character, which has now unfortunately been lost. We booked a table for 8PM on a Saturday, which wasn't ready when we arrived. I've got absolutely no issue with that, we were sat around ten minutes later. What we did find unacceptable, was that both ourselves and another couple who had booked for 8PM were asked to sit at tables where other diners were at their tables having their meals while we waited for our tables to be ready. I can't imagine the couple on their nice date were best please with having two strangers being plopped at their table. Small touches that make the experience in a restaurant better were completely absent. My partner ordered a glass of prosecco to drink. We were quickly handed a sealed small bottle of prosecco and a glass. Guess I'll serve myself then... We waited at a table outside for 10 minutes (sat with our new friend...) and were then invited in to our table. Once again, small touches let them down. The waiter did not hold the door open and allowed it to close in my partner's face (while she was still holding her glass and bottle of prosecco in both hands). Never mind restaurant service, that's just outright rude. When we were seated to our table, along with the other couple who were waiting, they've now crammed so many tables in compared to how it was previously that we were basically sat on a table of 4. The tables were so close together that when it was time to leave, the couple next to us had to slide their table over out the way to allow us to get past. The service was pleasant enough, but inattentive. The waiters had conversations between themselves while in the middle of serving customers. The couple next to us ordered their food at the same time as us but were obviously forgotten about as their starters didn't arrive until we were leaving. The food was delicious, as good as it always had been. However it wasn't good enough for us to think about coming back. If you're looking for an authentic Italian experience, with relaxed dining and comfort, this is no longer the place to be. With the prices they're charging, I honestly don't feel like I can recommend it at all any more. The prices were worth it when you got the experience, but now it feels like any cheap Italian, except it's not cheap. For the experience Avanti now offers, there's many local Italians that offer the same level of service and food, at far cheaper prices.
Written 20 September 2022
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Mckilmer
8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 family
Terrible experience, table of four adults left very unhappy. We visited Avanti for our 10th time (all previous visits had been good) and it was early evening on a Friday. The restaurant was quiet when we sat down and we ordered starters and mains. The starters (salad, prawn cocktail, bread, olives and hummus and cooked prawns) took almost an hour to arrive and the cooked prawns were cold. One starter didn’t arrive until the others had waited and ended up finishing their food. Three mains arrived fairly soon after with the fourth never being served despite us eventually complaining. The waiters blamed the missing pizza on a number of issues and we were repeatedly given a cold seafood pizza, which we had not ordered. Various other tables seemed to be having similar issues.
Written 13 January 2023
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McD15
Newcastle27 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 couples
We arrived at 6.40 and received a very warm and friendly welcome, ordered our drinks and meal within five minutes. By 7.25 the starter had still not arrived and three tables who arrived after us were served their starter. Eventually ours arrived. A table next to us got their starter and main course together. We were in the restaurant for one hour twenty minutes before we were served our main course. I ordered the sea food pizza. Mussels were tough and inedible, and it was difficult to comment on the prawns as there were so few! We resolved not to say anything but pay the bill and leave. However, when a waiter asked if we had enjoyed the meal, I pointed out all the food I had left and said the mussels were inedible. to which he asked if they were raw. Incinerated would be a better word. My wife’s pizza was unpleasant, paradoxically soggy but burnt. There seems to have been chaos in the kitchen with the serving staff dealing with all the issues people were having. The chef and manager should have been far more visible and not left everything to the pleasant waitresses. The main courses were deducted from the bill which was not why we complained. However, we accepted this gesture. Would we return? Unfortunately no. Would we recommend Avanti? Unfortunately no.
Written 11 February 2023
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Harriet B
Darlington99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 family
I visited this restaurant on Monday 26th of July with five other members of my family. The food that all six of us had, and each of us had three courses, was faultless. The pasta menu is interesting, not just the usual predictable dishes. We were able to mix and match, Ie choose a pasta and pizza and then have half each to share. This made the experience even more enjoyable as the pizzas were first class as well as the pasta. Two of us had a la carte options and they were equally of a high standard. The service was excellent, and they were fully booked which was a good indication of the popularity of this restaurant. I can’t recommend this restaurant highly enough. I noticed one of the other reviews only gave this restaurant one star and all I can say is if I could give more than five stars I would, and I am usually highly critical of pasta as I cook so much Italian food myself, but we are already planning to visit this restaurant again due to the fantastic experience we all had.
Written 31 July 2021
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Harriet B
Darlington99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 couples
We have eaten a number of times in this restaurant and the standard of food never ever disappoints. It looks like an Italian restaurant should look as well and the staff are friendly and happy in their work which comes across in the service. We would now never visit anywhere else as there would be no point!
Written 4 September 2021
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Trail59035469136
14 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 none
We ordered spaghetti all’amatriciana, and the quality was unfortunately rather poor. Too saucy, too much onion, spaghetti overcooked. We were tempted to return but went on to continue eating anyway as a matter of respect. Positives are the location, the nice service, and potentially other dishes or pizzas might have been more acceptable. But for an Italian restaurant not to nail a classic pasta dish is concerning. Sorry
Written 10 July 2021
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Liam M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 couples
Visited with my girlfriend for her birthday. Ordered a calamari to share as a starter, which was delicious. For mains, she ordered a Piccante pasta, which was absolutely superb, and I ordered the Pollo Chorizo, which was also incredible. We split a sticky toffee pudding for desert, which was huge and absolutely gorgeous, and came with a side of ice cream, which was equally delicious. The service was fantastic, and the drinks were great too - I stuck to pints of Moretti and she had Pornstar Martinis, which were amongst the best she’s had (her words). Would recommend to anyone!
Written 19 July 2021
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MikeyToonArmy
Newcastle upon Tyne34 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 none
We have visited Avanti's on a number of previous occasions and have always found the food, service and atmosphere to be really nice. We visited last night with friends following a recent refurbishment and change of ownership. To be honest we couldn't see what had actually been refurbished but as we liked the previous set up it didn't matter. The food was really nice as usual but the service left a lot to be desired. The wait to actually get a drink and then delays in getting starters and main courses was disappointing and not up to normal standards. The previous owners were always very attentive and buzzing around the tables to see if everything was ok This was missing last night. Perhaps these are just teething problems under the new ownership - I hope so as the food is really nice.
Written 19 June 2022
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The customer
Newcastle upon Tyne196 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 couples
An ok place. Not very busy @ 8pm. Prices are ok. We ordered a plain garlic bread but were served a cheese garlic bread. We didn’t complain and eat it. At the end when we were asked if all was ok. I pointed out the cheese garlic issue. We are offered a refund for the mistake as we had eaten the item it wasn’t fair to take a refund. We were offered. A free coffee we didn’t want one and eventually we were offered a free glass of wine. Which if course was accepted. Just found this area of Jesmond. A little road with 3 restaurants. Another two to try in order find the best if the three. Here’s hoping.
Written 23 June 2022
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Simon P
Newcastle upon Tyne16 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 friends
Have been going to Avanti's for 20 years plus and its never disappointed us. However, having visited last night I found that its sadly changed ownership and I'm sad to write that the quality of the food has deteriorated greatly. I had a calzonie pizza which was basically a lightly and undercooked pizza base filled with tinned tomatoes and the occasional rather hard strip of the cheapest ham, the combinationwas bland and tasteless....so sad.
Written 10 June 2022
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Debs
Sunderland46 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 none
After a disappointing start when we were left at the door waiting whilst ‘regulars’ were greeted and seated even though we arrived prior to these guests. However after this initial annoyance, the service and food at this premises is acceptable. There is a variety of choices at a reasonable price. , I had a service ravioli which was lovely and others in the party enjoyed their meals. It’s just a shame about initial greeting . Also there was only 1 door for entrance and exit, which against COVID rules
Written 8 August 2020
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Lucy A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 none
Food was delicious and good value, staff were nice and friendly, especially Mehmet, he was very attentive and helpful. After being told it was a birthday meal they brought a free , big, slice of cake for the birthday girl, and gave us free limoncello shots! Would definitely recommend and will be coming back.
Written 24 February 2023
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