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Avanti's Italian Restaurant

407 S Main St, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761-2947
+1 309-452-4436
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good29%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“spaghetti” (21 reviews)
“bread” (107 reviews)
“pizza” (37 reviews)
Opens in 7 min
All hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
407 S Main St, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761-2947
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Two locations for years. Spaghetti and other Italian food. Their bread has always been exceptional. Very reasonable and kids love it.

Thank _gheller1943
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pizza was very good with the service to match. Reasonable prices for lunch, dinner or take out. This place has been in town for decades and has maintained the same quality for all that time. Locally owned and managed. Fresh bread made on sight every...More

Thank Philip G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has two locations in Bloomington/Normal. Low cost Italian food. Known for great bread and Gondola subs. Sit down restaurant, but also has a carry out section. Big menu, lots of choices. Been around for 50 years+. Great service and staff, well run restaurant....More

Thank sleev2085
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We LOVE Avantis. I always get the meat tortellini, ever since 1989. Still the best. Take a load of bread home and make French toast the next day. You won't be disappointed.

Thank jenniferlynn47
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Family had lasagna and spaghetti and thought it was ok. Salad was not good. Bacon potato soup was outstanding. I had ravioli with meat sauce and it was good. Also got cheese garlic bread and it was delicious. Table bread was really good also.

Thank winks1996
Reviewed 31 July 2017

I first visited Avant's when they opened in 1971. Back then the bread was the draw and the same is true today. The sandwiches were good but not great. Service was prompt and efficient, and you cannot go wrong with the price point. If you...More

Thank scooterv51
Reviewed 26 July 2017

the bread .. its amazing and what makes them so great. .its a must every time I am back... some pasta and bread and more bread then more bread.. soo good

Thank Scott W
Reviewed 22 July 2017

You may find better Italian food, but you won't be disappointed. The food is good and the service is usually good. You generally get your food quick and it is going to taste good.

Thank Nick_BMI
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Get the cheese garlic bread - awesome. Bread is soft and sweet. Skip the lasagna. Pizza like Little Ceasars but a sweet sauce & softer crust. Reasonable and good service.

Thank S S
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Are you hungry for something filling but easy to eat while you are driving? Pull up to Avanti's and go in the order-to-go door in back. In about five minutes you can be out the door with Mozarella Cheese Garlic Bread! It's easy to eat...More

Thank Schatzy1965
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7 May 2016|
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Response from Martha K | Reviewed this property |
No it is not. It is a sweet bread and very good.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 407 S Main St, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761-2947
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington-Normal  >  Normal
  • Phone Number: +1 309-452-4436
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