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Avanti's Italian Restaurant

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407 S Main St, Normal, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761-2947
+1 309-452-4436
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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97 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015

I have to hit Avanti's every time I go through Normal. It has not disappointed me in 30 years. Thank you for being consistent.

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Thank Robclaus
Normal, Illinois
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

This is a nice family restaurant with good Italian food. Their signature bread is made fresh daily and delicious. Prices are excellent. They have a walk in or call in carry out counter. They serve good sandwiches, pasta dishes and pizza. Great place to eat !!

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Thank swimsocks
Normal, Illinois
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

Start out with a gondola, of any type. If you don't like the gondola, or at least the bread, this restaurant is probably not for you. Our family has a gondola lover, a vegetarian who likes their salads (and loves the bread), and one person who switches back and forth between several sandwiches. Garlic bread and garlic bread with mozzarella... More 

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Thank Annie502
Champaign, Illinois
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

Great sandwiches. Long time favorite for our family. We now live in Champaign, but any time we go anywhere near Normal, we stop to get take-out sandwiches. The bread is always fresh and tasty. One of their locations is at the Bloomington airport. Easy access, plenty of parking.

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Thank Robert N
Central Illinois
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

Amazing food at an affordable price! Clean and fast service. No wait time. Great spot close to the heart of ISU campus! Have had their pizza, gondolas, and pastas. Can't go wrong with anything from Avantis!

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Thank GB8807
Champaign, Illinois
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015

We had the Hawaiian pizza and a salad. The pizza was fair. The salad was ok. It is too bad it seems like nothing really stacks up to their gondolas...

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Thank Frugal_In_IL
Normal, Illinois, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015

The food is moderately priced and may not meet everyone's expectations. However, Avanti's of Normal has a lot to offer the community in terms of quality Italian food. Pizza, spaghetti, gondolas, salads, ravioli, lasagna, bread, you name it. They have it! Not a big fan of their bread, but I love their pizza and gondolas in particular. They do dine-in,... More 

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Thank Breone
Knoxville, Tennessee
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015

How great is the food at Avanti's? My wife, a native of the city, has two priorities over the holidays. The first is to visit her family. The second is to eat a gondola. She counts down the days between visits to Avanti's. That's the type of customer loyalty that defines the quality of a business.

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Thank DavidMKnoxville
McLean, Illinois
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2014

Absolutely love their pizza bread with pepperonis and Gondola sandwiches. Not a big fan of their sauce on the spaghetti. Fairly priced meals. Good place to sit and visit with family and friends as you eat.

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Thank Travlin4Kids
Bloomington, Illinois
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79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014

This local Italian restaurant serves well priced pastas. They have amazing bread. The gondolas are a local favorite. The service is very good. The food is priced well.

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Thank Karl G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 407 S Main St, Normal, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761-2947
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington-Normal  >  Normal
  • Phone Number: +1 309-452-4436

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