Osteria Avanti

4.5
366 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Osteria Avanti is casual rustic Italian restaurant located in the beautiful Inn at Leola Village. It provides a warm, cozy atmosphere to all of it's guests with it's custom built fireplaces and country Italian decor. Your table will be warmly greeted by one of our highly trained servers carrying a basket of our house made bread. You will then be presented with our unique menu featuring some of Chef's best recipes. Osteria also offers a wide selection of wines and cocktails as well. Chef Calabrese brings a wonderful influence of rustic flavors from all over Italy right to your table. He provides his guests with the best fresh, local ingredients and even grows some of his own produce in his on site vegetable and herb garden. Osteria is a perfect place for a night out with your significant other or a nice dinner with the family. If you want an authentic Italian experience with great service, come to Osteria, we know we'll be seeing you again.
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love to slip away to this fantastic little place. Very cozy with excellent food!

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BG1987
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a table by the fireplace which was very nice. No wait when we arrived. We did have a reservation. They had an acoustic performer for dinner as well on the other side of the restaurant. Food was very good!

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Tori
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Staff was very friendly. Very helpful wine director/somm. And the ambiance was excellent.

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DianeE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an Excellet Valentine dinner. The Cupid Cosmo was yummy too 👍

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HungryOne
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

First time at restaurant. Would give another shot since the Inn is a gem. Not sure if they changed menu for Valentine's weekend but cost vs quality, not impressed. Not too many pasta choices (3) for Italian rest. Also not too many app choices and was surprised not to see calamari, however when you look online they had two calamari choices. Also surprised that after ordering, a table sat ear shot of us and the waitress asked if they were familiar with their special for vday weekend i.e entree, app...and my girlfriend and I were like what, we thought the small menu they gave us was since different then online. We had the same waitress. Also visited restaurants in 5 mile radius which were excellent and not as costly and pretty popluar chefs. Maybe a bad night.

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BrendonB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was absolutely delightful! The bartender knew how to make a superb martini too!

The music was...interesting...but otherwise the perfect setting for a romantic getaway. Thank you guys for a lovely evening!

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MarciaB
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! The menu choices aren’t ones you see at most Italian restaurants. They are unique.

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MARIANNEB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Mon mari n’a pas pu avoir son plat et le vin commandés ! Il a du revoir sa commande. Déçus de la carte , mon plat était néanmoins très bon mais sans grande cuisine.
Pas d’effort de décoration sur table

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vipDrewB
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

As always, top notch experience. And had live music for the first time! Very nice touch...

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jennifer
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Amazing food! Quiet, intimate atmosphere. The calamari was wonderful and the service was on point. Would recommend for couples looking for a romantic dinner. A little pricey but well worth it! Only complaint was the limited menu. But there’s still excellent choices.

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PhyllisR
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful time! I requested a special Birthday desert for my husband and the chef and our server were very accommodating and helped me surprise my husband. Thank You!!

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newprovidence
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Sicilian rice balls are highly recommended and excellent, Pasta entree was good but not exceptional.

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Mmmmm
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent drinks...try the spicy margarita...pairs well with anything on the menu to warm you up!

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vipDrewB
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a great experience. Top notch in quality of the food, service and ambiance. Would like them to change up the menu more often.

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TaraR
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing! Very relaxing! Dinner was part of our girlfriends getaway package! It was perfect!!

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Becka
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner and it was a nice quiet atmosphere if that’s what you are looking for. The only thing that could have been better was the time it took the waiter to wait on us when we arrived.

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SusanM
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious perfectly cooked and seasoned! Service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an incomparably wonderful time in this fun and flavorful restaurant.

If it's even a small debate in your mind, order the fries.

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lovethegrub
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Their outdoor tent is cute with twinkle lights. Tables are spaced apart. Food was very good with perfect portions. It can be chilly so bring a jacket.

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AngelinaO
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did Room Service ,
We where late for our reservation Julito the Reservation Director help us so much to the point of e mail us the Menu a head before the kitchen close and when we got there we order ASAP and got 5 🌟Service
I love it ! Thank you

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KarenT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this is our 3rd year coming up for the Girls Getaway. My daughter and I absolutely love it and look forward to it each year. We will be back for sure. The staff is wonderful. Kind, helpful and courteous.

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ChristineS
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is absolutely delicious. I had the turkey dinner and my partner had the rib eye which he raved about. The flavors, fresh herbs and grilled vegetables are especially good.
This was the second time we have eaten there and intend to have a ride (only 60 miles) just for dinner during the summer months.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was the best of the business, food and presentation was great.
Ate there twice while we were in Lancaster, and will be back in the future...

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vipPotterWouldBeProud
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The Salami and Cheese was awesome. Considering the name and where it’s located I expected alot more. Steak was not cooked as ordered, chicken breast was dry and not enough stuffing. Don’t know if we will go back when we stay at the Village again.

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GeraldR
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner very good
Waitress was very nice
Service was good

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vipDrewB
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Consistently among the best food in the area and service is always top notch. Forgot our shrimp added to a meal this time...but overall is always an excellent experience! The Calamari rivals anything on the globe...and hoping they bring back the Lamb Chops soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall experience! Place was beautiful, service was great and food was delicious!!

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ShannonH
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food this night was amazing! And our waiter was so attentive. I love that some of the staff wear face shields!

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ShannonH
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing to say the least. This was our anniversary dinner and our waitress was so sweet and accommodating

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ShannonH
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My food was amazing but my husband's burger was over done. Overall they were very accommodating in fixing his order.

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ChristineS
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant wonderful service and delicious food.

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vipDana
Munich
34 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I am not sure if it's because there was a wedding this night, but we were in a little side room that was small and didn't feel like a restaurant at all. The food was delicious but entree portion was small. Drinks were good. Very minimal wine selection, just one option of a few different types and no cabernet. Just assumed a nice place like this would have a great wine list.

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LynnS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food, and ambiance were wonderful. I highly recommend.

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KendraA
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere to celebrate our anniversary. The food, drinks and service were fantastic.

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EugeneC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant that's part of the Inn at Leola. You can eat there without staying at the Inn. Great menu, food, ambiance and the prices were in line with the quality and portions of the meal. Completely recommend it for a special occasion or if you are staying the Inn or nearby.

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FLIP44
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants we have dined at. And we are New Yorkers so have experience many! Compliments to the chef!

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Cait
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere, great quality food and amazing staff! Even with COVId the precautions were great and made for an amazing experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Dinner
We stayed at the Inn for a few days. We will be back again!

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Lindsay
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first meal out since the pandemic started. We are so pleased we chose Osteria Avanti. The staff was friendly and helpful. The tables were very well spaced out. Our food was excellent! We will be recommending Avanti to everyone and will certainly return.

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RJohnson
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Filet Mignon dinners were the best we’ve had. Cooked to perfection and the potatoes were delicious. Even the vegetables were flavorful and a great side. Dessert was Walnut Cake and Chocolate Torte. Both were great
to end our meals. The focaccia and herbed butter is addictive. Compliments to your Chef as it was all over the top!

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Osteria Avanti is rated 4.5 stars by 366 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.