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“Delicious and fun”
Review of Avli Restaurant

Avli Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 37 Restaurants in Winnetka
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$35
Cuisines: Greek
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Spruce
Transit: The Winnetka stop of the Metra Northern Line is approximately 2 blocks from the restaurant.
Reviewed 28 June 2014

This was a find. The food was delicious and authentic. Everyone loved what they ordered and all wanted a taste of the yogurt mousse for dessert. The restaurant is very nice and strikes the right balance of elegance without formality. You will enjoy Avli. It is a busy place, so make a reservation.

Thank ckeWashingtonState
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Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

Great atmosphere. Compared to other restaurants in area - less wait at popular times and often no wait. Lamb burgers and zucchini chips are amazing. Best outdoor seating - huge and can be covered and heated when chilly. We go often.

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Thank debduluth
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

Great food and service. One of our neighborhood favorites - accommodating and consistent. Food is always good. Noisy in places, but they let us keep our table and carry on our conversations.

Thank dfutransky
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

We dine at Avli often. The food is always incredibly fresh and well prepared. I especially like the various Lamb dishes. My wife .loves the Saganaki and any of Lamb dishes

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Thank Jacole1946
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

To do the summary first there were some great dishes we had and some that missed the mark. The Skordalia had flavor but was too dry and need more moisture. The pita served with it was good. The Greek salad was a hit. It was dressed in a light dressing but that added to it and the tomatoes were ripe which was a huge plus. Another appetizer that was great was the grilled Greek sausage with peppers and onions. Very flavorful with a great sauce and would order again. My wife and I both ordered the lamb sank and found the meet tough. We felt it need more time to braise to get the lamb to the right consistency.

For desert we had the rice pudding which was lacking in flavor, and yes we asked for no cinnamon but rice pudding done right can be great all on its own We had this other dessert that was with shredded philo dough, custard and honey that I found good enough to scrape the dish, but my wife felt it was too sweet.

Service was excellent; both our server and the busser. We want to go back again and try other items, just not the two we felt missed the mark.

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Thank aender
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