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“Average Italian, but great prices”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Avantis Ristorante

Avantis Ristorante
Ranked #17 of 393 Restaurants in Peoria
Price range: US$0 - US$10
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Carbondale, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Average Italian, but great prices”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

Stopped in Peoria to go to the mall and was told about this place. For all the great reviews I thought it would be a 5 star Italian eatery at a 3 star price. The food is actually very good, it's just not great. I wouldn't recommend the Italian Beef, and maybe that's my fault for getting a sandwich like that at a place like this known for it's "Gondola's". Anyways, it was a good eat, and I would still recommend it to anyone near the mall looking for a good place to eat. There is another Avanti's in Pekin, But I would think they are all owned and operated the same:)

  • Visited August 2014
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West Lafayette, Indiana
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“Pizza Bread is heaven!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

I use to live here and I miss it a lot because of a lot of things! one avantis!!! its the best when it comes to Peoria Italian! there pizza bread is superb! its pixxa on bread you can make into a sandwich! if there is a Italian restaurant epicness this is it! The only Italian restaurant better is fazolis!

  • Visited June 2014
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Peoria, Illinois
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91 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A Family Favorite”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

Th sandwiches and pasta meals are excellent. Great place to stop for a quick pick up on the way home from work and a nice sit down meal with the family and friends.

  • Visited June 2014
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Texas
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“Great food, but service isn't so good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

This place is a Peoria legend, and their food sure is delicious. Their famous bread, which is a soft crusted Italian, has a slightly sweet taste, a pleasant change from other Italian or French bread. Their entrees are consistently tasty and fresh, and they offer a good selection of pastas, pizzas, sandwiches, and salads. Prices are quite reasonable for the quantity and quality of food served.

Since the service can be slow, many people order carry out. I was visiting friends who live in Peoria and we chose to eat at Avanti's. We were not disappointed. Our order consisted of a large gondola sandwich (enough for two people), a pizza burger prima, baked chicken and vegetables, and a pizza. Everything was absolutely outstanding! I especially like that it's a family business rather than a large, national chain, but it's so good it makes me wish they would open a location in Texas! For the money, this place can't be beat if you like Italian food.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank WeDreamOfTravel
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New Baltimore, Michigan
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“Service was poor.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

I grew up eating at Avantis. The food was good but the service did not meet expectations. The young lady that seated us did not like her job. She seemed to be very unhappy. The service was OMG very slow.

Visited May 2014
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