At Avanti Restaurant, we have been committed to the local food culture since 2019. We serve you organic vegetables, sustainable seafood, pasture-raised meats and poultry, organic milk, butter and eggs, locally roasted coffee, and house-made desserts. We have a full bar featuring seasonal cocktails and a variety of spirits.
Always a lovely experience. Great food, wine, and service. We’re treated so well, even during these chaotic times.
Typically come here for the food but this time the halibut was way over cooked. Other than that, we love Avanti and will be back.
Excellent food and service, as usual!!
Great service. Nice and warm with the heat lamps outside. Food good. Would have liked to know chicken was dark meat before ordering. Possibly note on menu.
Best calamari we have ever had. Hands down. Service was warm and friendly, and the wine was outstanding!
It was awesome
Pleasant, funny waitress, felt comfortable with outdoor spacing, chairs a little uncomfortable (I felt shorter than everyone and I’m already short to begin with), great food as always - this was really about dining out, as opposed to picking up and dining in as usual. Good experience.
Perfect evening. We loved everything. The food was wonderful. The service excrlk
We had a wonderful evening. Our food was excellent. Everyone was very helpful and friendly. We will come back!!!!
One of Santa Cruz’s best restaurants!
Great food as always as well as attentive, friendly service and staff, looking forward to my next visit!
All so great! Sitting outside is dreamy, except for the road noise. What about putting the tables back behind the kitchen? Thank you!
This is dining during Covid at its finest. The food, wine, and service were all outstanding! The outdoor setup creating a pleasant and safe dining experience. The chef and staff need to be congratulated—we cannot wait to return!
I regret to say we needed to postpone. Im very sorry I didnt notify the resturant and promise not to do that again. Hopefully some happy customers got to fill that space. I love Avanti. Would return more frequently if it wasnt quite so expensive. And ... I realize fresh farm to table is not something to compromise on. Grazi.
everything was lovely!
One of the top restaurants in Santa Cruz. Everything from the service to the food was perfect!
I been a regular customer during my travels to Santa Cruz for almost 12 years A must dinner destination
Wonderful food, attentive service
In these Covid-19 times, everything was awesome!
First time out for a proper dinner since the quarantine began in March. So happy to have picked Avanti where the food is always delicious and the staff friendly and efficient. I though the outside seating was well arranged and the tables set a good distance apart. Thank you, Avanti.
It was quite pleasant eating in the parking lot where they have set up makeshift outdoor dining. They have plenty of heaters and nice music and cafe lights. The food has always been tasty and solid, nothing has changed there. The service was attentive and timely. We need to support our local restaurants if we want them to survive. This was well worth it.
Food: We ordered the cheese platter and the walnuts were moldy. The sea bass was very good, however the broth it came in was a weird combo. Ambiance: pop music was loud and not what one would expect at a Italian restaurant.Road was busy and loud, but we chose to be outside for safety reason. The water carafe, pretty and whimsical, was too small for 4 people and we had to ask repeatedly for water refill. Waitress couldn’t see when it was empty, she should have brought two to the table.
Not your fault, but sitting outside in really uncomfortable chairs on Mission Street with it's horrible noise and exhaust really detracts from what has always been our favorite dining experience in Santa Cruz.
Service was slow
Having the tables so near the street was uncomfortable and noisy. Could have used the back parking lot instead. Also resent having to pay for bread. Food was good and good portions.