Osteria Avanti

4.3
454 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Enjoy the casual, rustic Italian cuisine of Osteria Avanti, with indoor & outdoor seating available.

Whether you dine outside on our tree lined seasonal patio or in the warm & cozy atmosphere of our intimate dining room and sophisticated bar, you’re sure to enjoy Osteria Avanti.

Experience Chef Calabrese’s carefully selected menu featuring fresh local ingredients, with herbs & produce grown in Chef's garden.
Craft beers, IPAs, specialty cocktails and an impressive wine list are also available.
Osteria is a perfect place for a night out with your significant other or a nice dinner with friends.
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TinaD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We were seated at 7:15 PM and despite multiple requests for water, it did not arrive until after 8:00 PM. We were told they were trying to find bread for us, and later when our dinner arrived we were told they were out of bread. The riceballs were tasty, but there was some confusion and they were delivered to our table twice, and refused the second time since were were waiting on dinner. Linguine and meatballs was tasty and presented beautifully. Husband said his steak was tough and chewy. We were hoping to stay and have some cocktails, but after over two hours, we wanted to get back to our room. I really wanted this to be a great experience, however, we were sadly disappointed. Hoping it was just an off night and may try again during a peak time. The room was nice and comfortable.

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JayS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place and our waitress Aviana was very nice. Food and dessert were top notch.

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LindaD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food never disappoints. The atmosphere is lovely. Hunter’s service for my friends and I was terrific! He was warm, friendly, welcoming, attentive .

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MichaelC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Had a great dinner here last year and really looked forward to a return visit. Disappointing experience. No dinner basket was served to our table and two of our four entries came out of the kitchen at just above room temperature. Had to send back to the kitchen to reheat. Would expect better particularly for the price.

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FoodieChick
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner - food was excellent. The place is very nice - great drinks, cozy atmosphere. We did go back for lunch however and were a little disappointed. There was only 1 server and we had waited for over an hour before leaving. Wish the hotel would have had the foresight to adjust the staffing to accommodate it's guests.

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GUSA
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good. Service excellent! Bar also!

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Michael
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was seated outside and unsure what to expect, but turned out very nice! Great weather also contributed to a overall wonderful experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Osteria Avanti was a complete 10/10. The restaurant itself is gorgeous and the food was delicious. Highly recommend the Steak Tips (the mushroom risotto is to die for) and the Peach Martini! If you have time after dinner, I recommend strolling the Inn at Leola Village’s gardens.

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vipmstoehr112
Pittsburgh
31 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

This was the second time dining at this restaurant.
Several weeks ago we had an amazing meal. The food, drinks, service were amazing and we eagerly looked forward to another great dining experience.
Unfortunately that was not the case during this second visit.
Starting with the cocktails - during this visit the drinks were smaller and lacked the flavor of the first visit. When the bread for the table arrived it was either stale or way over baked - dry and tasteless.
We ordered the meat and cheese board - something that should not have been that difficult to make - however this time the quality and quantity was greatly lacking.
After a short 7 min of having the meat and cheese board delivered both the salad and entrée that we ordered arrived at the table. The salad was not the one that we ordered and the waiter took it back to the kitchen and left the entrée - about 15 minutes later the salad arrived. The pasta entrée was okay but a bit underwhelming- the caprese salad was a huge disappointment- with it being the end of summer in Lancaster PA- one would have thought the tomatoes would have been farm fresh with lots of fresh basil - instead of the tasteless refrigerated tomatoes that were served along side a few scant basil leaves - was an expensive and tasteless fail.
While the waiter was courteous the overall dining experience was awful and left us wondering if we had even returned to the same restaurant that we had gone to before.
We will definitely reconsider returning and after we praised and recommended this restaurant to our friends- we will be hard pressed to ever return

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Was good. Food excellent. Wait staff friendly but inexperienced

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ThomasM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience5

The menu was not what was on there website and they had know excuse. Will never go back

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was great, the staff was great, and we loved every minute of it

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TonyG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quaint! Delicious! This is a great place for a special occasion

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RhettP
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was excellent. Food was very good. Table was a little cramped but would definitely recommend this establishment to anyone and will definitely return again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Alessandro was patient, informative, and attentive. The environment was amazing and we enjoyed everything we ordered. The mussels were the best I’ve ever had! Highly recommend the penne with braised beef, goat cheese, mushrooms, & chocolate shavings.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the waiter, service, and food was absolutely amazing!! We are definitely planning on returning!

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DiningDiva
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The service was mediocre… food better than average.

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WalterS
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was extremely good and service was great.

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Sooz
Philadelphia
73 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a 5 pm dinner reservation, we were the only ones there till about 6 so it was very quiet which was exactly what we wanted. Our server was great- described dishes in detail and made a good wine recommendation. We ordered too much food (and he warned us) but we wanted to try so many things so we enjoyed the leftovers for lunch today. Very scenic drive and as far out as we thought. Next time we will take advantage of the spa and spend the night at the Inn!

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KjAlexandriaVA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Unfortunately my high expectations were not met. I waited too long for the server to acknowledge me. She was swamped. Perhaps understaffed or overbooked. It appeared that it was more important to get the food out of the kitchen and deliver it to the table without much thought on how it was being presented to the guests. The swordfish was overcooked -leaving it unpalatable -and thus, leaving more than 2/3 of it on my plate. The dining room was small and without much natural lighting -feeling louder and darker than other restaurants. Perhaps I dined during an exceptionally busy evening. Nevertheless, I prefer the Cork Factory Hotel Restaurant.

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Jillmarie
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. We also were staying at the Inn. Which was amazing also.. Great for a couple night out..

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Luvgoodfood
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food. AMAZING. HIGHLY recommend the Penne and chocolate torte. Service leaves a lot to be desired and hard to get someone to answer the phone. But the food makes up for it. Sit outside!

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vipmstoehr112
Pittsburgh
32 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and excellent service in a really beautiful environment

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JulieS
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous everything! Will definitely be back for more! Thank you, for a special evening celebrating a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely date night

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was excellent and the service was exceptional! Best filet I have ever eaten. Everything was first class and I will definitely plan to return.

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Goods
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was really good from our waitress but there was a bit of a wait for our food which was not as good as I remembered it from last time…

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vipJasper
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I ate at OA for the first time last evening, and we will certainly return. My bone-in porkchop was as delicious as it was large, and my wife's filet was cooked to perfection. Our server, a young lady who is a student at a local branch of a community college, and her colleague were attentive without being intrusive. All-in-all a most enjoyable experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place. Super friendly staff . Over the top accommodating to our food allergies.

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EddieD
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was very good but maybe a little pricey. It was a nice place to eat because we we’re staying at the Inn. I don’t know if I’d make the trip otherwise. Overall, we were pleased and would recommend to anyone in the Leola area or to anyone planning on staying at the Inn.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Appetizer, bread, main courses were excellent! We'd come here even if we weren't staying at the Villafe. Yes, server Emily is a recent hire at the age of 18. We're proud of her willingness to serve us and work instead of someone who can and won't work. Be grateful, graceful and honoring!

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viptownie
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The service was not great. The servers were polite and cordial but basically not trained well . The food was really mediocre and unimaginative. It was over priced and all in all very disappointing.

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TerryJ
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Osteria Avanti overall experience was fair- wine no served at correct temp. Wine glass wiped out with cleaning towel which made the glass smell bad. Food was good, but not exceptional. Service was polite, but inexperienced. Wrong order was sent to our table twice.

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ChristinaA
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is located within the hotel. Great food and service!

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TimJ
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Unique menu options. Meatball sliders were incredible. Awesome martinis!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The service was horrible. Train your staff in one basic art of service.

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Need2please
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience3

We ordered the shrimp and linguine, and the meatballs and linguine. It was edible but nothing great.

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KarenP
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful atmosphere and wait staff excellent. The food was so fresh, served piping hot, and so delicious! We had the pork chop with orange and fig salsa, roasted veggie and red skin potatoes ….yum! Definitely going back.

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NoLactoseLiz
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love eating good food and finding new restaurants, and are so glad we tried this gem! The food was incredible, facility lovely, and staff very professional but warm. We loved the arancini app, penne with chocolate (yum!) and pork chops. The fruit martinis were sweet but delicious. We will be back!

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KevinH
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was exceptional, atmosphere was pleasant and staff polite and accomadating.

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Osteria Avanti is rated 4.3 stars by 454 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.