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Ristorante Avanti

1711 Mission St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Ristorante Avanti Mojo 3/ 5 http://www.mojopages.com/biz/santa-cruz-ca-ristorante-avanti-12776291
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Ristorante Avanti is located in Santa Cruz . The chef prepares delicious American,American (Regional),Italian,European,Californian food in a Casual atmosphere. They have Great Wine List,Take Out . A Casual dress code is required. They can be reached by calling (831) 427-0135 or going to their website . They accept American Express, Check, Visa. Ristorante Avanti has a total of 5 reviews, 4 positive reviews and 1 negative review.
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taikoboy55
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Tuesday, November 18, 2008
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I love Ristorante Avanti! by gemma l. at InsiderPages
Though they may have remodeled and changed the paint a few times I still love this place! I have been eating there for 15 years or more! I lovethe food the people and the atmosphere! It is clearly great food!

If you can not cook polenta yourself or Gnocchi! God here! Yummy!

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Recommended: Yes
balkibartokomous

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Thursday, August 14, 2008
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Best restaurant in Santa Cruz
Could be one of the best restaurants in all of Santa Cruz. Most (if not all) of it ingredients are local. Wine selection is fantastic. And the menu, holy wow. I guess there is a reason why they have been around so long. ristoranteavanti com

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Pros: Food, people and service
Cons: There are cons?
Recommended: Yes
forestwonder

forestwonder

Wednesday, February 27, 2008
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Fresh, local and delicious!
I've had many great meals at Avanti and consider it my favorite restaurant in Santa Cruz. The menu is small, but seasonal and always spectacular. In fact, I always end up ordering too many different dishes and then have no room for dessert! I HIGHLY recommend the striped bass; it is outstanding! The wine list is very well put together, and they have an interesting selection by the glass (which changes regularly). Wines span the globe, unlike many Italian restaurants that carry only Italian imports and a few California wines. They even promote local Santa Cruz wineries!

I'd give it the restaurant 5 stars, but have to take it down one for ambience, which is lacking given the cramped seating and noise levels. If they could reduce the noise a little, it would go a long way to making this a perfect dining experience. If you're only interested in a glass of wine and an appetizer, the ambience at the wine bar is superb and the staff are friendly and knowledgable.

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Pros: Seasonal, local ingredients. Follows seafood watch guidelines. Great wine bar!
Cons: Cramped seating and noisy.
Recommended: Yes
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Friday, October 12, 2007
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Best restaurant on the west coast by walker s. at InsiderPages
Ristorante Avanti is the BEST dining experience I have ever had! The food was beyond terrific. The wine was perfect. And the staff was totally exceptional. Charming romantic interior with an odd strip mall location, but don't let the outside put you off. Expect a seasonal fusion bistro fare, great specials (check the chalkboard on your right when you walk in), great wine list... pretty hand painted plates on the walls.

My wife and I believe this to be the finest restaurant on the west coast. It's 8 hrs driving time from our home in San Diego. Even so, we will make a reservation and go once a year. Our recommendation is that you put it on your life list of items to do. Easily 10 stars.

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Recommended: Yes
taikoboy55

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Friday, September 8, 2006
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Be Prepared to Wait
Avanti is a small restaurant that offers a great wine selection. Even though the restaurant is small, service was very slow. Menu selection is very small, as are the portions. High quality Italian cuisine at reasonable prices should not be difficult to offer in this area since fresh ingredients are ubiquitous in this region. However, prices at Avanti are too high for the quantities they offer.

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Pros: Great wine selection
Cons: Over-priced, small menu selection, slow service
Recommended: Yes
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Primary Phone: (831) 427-0135

Hours Open
Thursday 11:30am to 2:00pm
Thursday 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Friday 11:30am to 2:00pm
Friday 5:00pm to 9:30pm
Saturday 5:00pm to 9:30pm
Sunday 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Monday 11:30am to 2:00pm
Monday 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Tuesday 11:30am to 2:00pm
Tuesday 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Wednesday 11:30am to 2:00pm
Wednesday 5:00pm to 9:00pm