Great atmosphere and employees. Always friendly whether you dine in or carry out!
Always a family favorite. French onion soup, gondolas, pasta... Good food at a reasonable price.
Randy and Stacy Ash
Just as good as it was an 25 years ago when I went to ISU!!! Very good food!!!
Have tried a Gondola? Go, get some meat sauce for dipping, and enjoy! I have been making stops in Normal since I graduated just for Avanti's!
Good inexpensive Italian dishes $$
We make frequent trips from Texas to Illinois, and we always make it a point to stop here for a Gondola. Excellent food!
Is there really any better bread?
Excellent food and service
Love the chili!
Good food good price and service was great .
Love eating here. They always have the freshest bread and other ingredients
Avanti's is certainly unique, sure there are finer Italian diners, but they have a wide and diverse menu. Their Ranch dressing is great for salads, but also great for dipping for appetizers and their bread! Must try the primo pizza burger as well. Rest of the Italian dishes are great at well, and they run daily specials, including all you can eat.
Always great food at very reasonable prices.
Good people and good food. Reasonable prices.Great bread.
An absolute staple of the Blono experience! If you're in town for a college visit or are thinking about working for State farm, you need to check out Avantis. The food and service here are both marvelous, and the atmosphere is very family friendly and welcoming. I've been doing here my whole life, and I 100% recommend it!
Great service, clean and good was good.
A favorite for years. 2 locations, both are great. Again, try it.
It was good. Staff was very nice. Primo pizza burger was very good
Avanti's is a very reasonably priced, family dining restaurant with many menu options. If you want good food and good service in a casual setting, Avanti's is a best choice.
The Gondolas are amazing!
Fast, friendly and reasonably priced. Bread and Gondolas are excellent!
Good food and excellent service.
Great food, service, atmosphere and prices!
Sits in the heart of Illinois State University campus. Always good food at a low price and room for large groups. Food is served fast and hot, restrooms are clean. Large parking lot.
Amazing food as always!
Server was super nice and food was great!
The bread is amazing!
The food is excellent for a college town restraurant. Their bread is amazing. I went to school there many years ago, and I still stop at Avanti's and pick up a few loaves of bread to bring home to Chicago when I pass through the area. And I know I'm not the only one.
One of my very favorite places to carry out. They have the best hot ham and cheese sandwich, and it does not hurt it's really huge! 16" long subs and awesome pizza bread. Avanti's seems to have everything I love about Italian food.
Just wanted to say thank you for making yesterday’s event so easy – everything was perfect! This process was a breeze for us and we appreciate all the work you guys did on your end to make it great for us! Thank you again for all of your help!!
Gondolas are fantastic
Nice little spot, tasty pizza and solid service.
The gondola sandwich has been consistently awesome for decades. I always grab some when I visit central Illinois. If you get the chance, check them out.
My first time eating here and it was very good!
The perfect small town diner. Amazing bread for free, great soup and large portions for cheap prices. Had a great experience with wait staff as well.
Very good Italian for a fair price...bread is awesome..loved the pizza...great salads.
Service was very attentive, polite and efficient. The environment was very homely and comfortable. Food was delicious and the free bread is always a delight.
Hometown favorite. If you don't expect insane high quality cuisine, you will be impressed with how good their food is. Try their bread and meat sauce!
The Tuesday spaghetti deal is unbeatable.
Avanti's is the kind of place that only gets better with time. As trends come and go and Bloomington-Normal evolves, this restaurant is a welcome constant. The Gondola was a staple of my mom's diet during her time at ISU. Now, 4 decades later, my kids can't get enough of that bread.
Loave picking up a sub! I think they are delicious! The bread is awesome! Always fresh and so soft! Convenient when out and about!
Excellent Italian food very reasonably priced - and served by an exceptional waiter, Sean.
Great place for groups or family!!!
Great food and service, come hungry!
Delicious Italian food. Bread is the best ever.
Great food! Awesome waiter!
Had a large party for a birthday celebration and they were happy to accommodate
Food is authentic and delicious.
Classic hometown Italian food never lets me down.
One of the Bloomington / Normal classics for down to earth Italian pizza, pasta and sandwiches. Try the fried ravioli!
Haven't eaten there in almost 10 years, still the same great items and service. Went in around 1pm today. GLUTEN FREE best bread there is if you're GF.
This place is amazing. I got a gondola sandwich with the gluten free bread. I have celiac disease, and the gf bread at restaurants is usually really crumbly, dry and small. The gf bread at Avanti's is incredible. It looks and tastes so normal I was almost afraid to eat it! This is the first time I've had a really normal sandwich in years. I'm just in town visiting, but if I lived here this would be the only place I'd get my gf bread.
Just wanted to let you know that the event today was a success! Delivery was perfect, and the food was very good!
Thank you so much!
Catering on 6-11-19
Love the gondola sandwiches.
Great food with friendly service.
LOVE THIS PLACE! Their bread is to die for! Ranch dressing is amazing and pasta is really good - comforting. Every time I'm in Normal I have to stop!
Awesome food & Service!!
Very good, best bread ever, service was very good. Highly recommended.
Really great food and it's unbelievably quick. Run in run out.
I love Avanti's! Anytime I'm in Bloomington I have to stop there!
A classic. In my opinion, the best meat sauce on the planet. Generous servings.
We used half of their banquet room for a bridal shower. We only had to spend $100 and the room was free. We had access to the room 30 minutes before the shower. It was very easy to book. management was very helpful with menu selection. They provided us with staff to attend to our needs and the food was great. I would definitely host events there again you also have the option to have the full room which I'm assuming you would have to spend $200 which would not be that difficult if you were having a large amount of people I would definitely recommend them for an event. Did I mention the food was great!!!
Delicious food and wonderful service. I got the create your own pasta with Mostaccoli and alfredo...
Christyna De Lude
My half gondola and pizza bread were delicious!
Portions are ridiculously big. Great value for good food. We like to stop in here when we are in town.
Chicken Parm, fried ravioli and turkey and swiss gondola are our favs. They have great carry out service too.
Good food. Good price
Food was fantastic, service was good...
Always amazing. Stop reading. Just go there.
Good food at a good price. I have eaten here for years and never had a bad experience.
Good food excellent service.
Always good, fun staff, comfort and nostalgia in a sandwich!
Good place to eat.
Awesome, locally owned place. The bread is always fresh, the gondolas are great anda their ranch is the best.
Delicious food, wonderful place to eat. Great homemade bread.
My boys absolutely love the cheesy garlic bread!
Rodyna L Zabbit
Best pizza Restaurant in Normal
The take out was fast and convenient.
Gondola Deluxe is the best!
I am a big fan of their Italian beef sandwich with meat sauce, but today i had lasagna, which was the special.
I enjoyed it, so I would get it again.
Good Food and great service
Exceptional food at an affordable price!
Food was wonderful as always!
Best sandwich store as anywhere...
Delicious food for carry out that is fast and efficient too.
Always amazing food and fantastic service. My picky nephew loves it. And the bread is phenomenal that is brought with your drinks.
This restaurant is well known all over Illinois for their signature sandwich called the gondola. You haven't
lived until you've had one.
Excellent food at reasonable prices with outstanding service.
Quick, fast and good tasting food.
Always great food.
Very good food and ambience. We celebrated our marriage anniv there. Date with my beloved wife...
Really impressed with how quick they got the food up and how nice the whole staff was. Really enjoyed the atmosphere for being a carry out store. And the food, of course.
Great food and pie!
I brought my 2 daughters who live in bloomington now to dinner on super bowl sunday, when I was down to visit them. Your food is excellent and authentic. I also had my daughter's ISU graduation party at your Bloomington restaurant's banquet room last May. Excellent value!
Mark S. Bruckner
Good pasta, eat there a lot.
The online order process was easy and quick. My order was ready when I arrived to pick up my order. Pick up area was clean and the check out process was quick.
First time visiting this restaurant. Good food. Good service. Clean. Reasonable prices.
Loved the food
Brilliant and reminiscent of eating happiness since I attended Illinois State University as an undergrad! Go Redbirds!!!
Terrence June bug
Awesome food and great place.
We stopped at a steak restaurant that recently relocated and when we found out we would have to wait for 55 minutes, we just drove to the airport area and walked into Avanti's. Seated and served right away. Plus various tables were filled with groups of cheerleaders. They were finishing up as another large group were ushered into the banquet room. This place is very busy but everyone seemed to be as happy as we were. Great staff. Very good food, a good value for your money.
Thank you for another fantastic catering service! Everything was perfect.
Avanti's by the airport was fantastic at accommodating us for the third straight year.
-Holiday Classic Survey Entry
Our group truly enjoys having our annual meeting at Avanti's because the food and service are just... well, there is no comparison.
My family was there Sunday Dec 16th in the evening. Erica was our server and I wanted to let you know how amazing she was. She stayed on top of our group’s needs but at the same time stayed behind the scenes. Additionally she was able to keep all the orders together despite the group being spread out. I really appreciated the job she did. My daughter has been a waitress and she even mentioned how impressed she was that our server handled the room by herself.
I just wanted to thank you for helping with this order. Whoever prepped it did an AWESOME job and we so appreciated having each person's order labeled with a name to make passing out that much quicker.
Our teachers are so rushed at lunchtime that it was nice for them to have a chance to enjoy a few extra minutes with their lunch. The extra effort was certainly appreciated!
Wanted to let you know our reservation of the banquet room at the E. Empire location worked very well for our group of 17 friends enjoying our evening meal.
Kudos to our server, Morgan. She did a fabulous job.
I will recommend we use the room again in the future. We meet once a month.
I just wanted to let you know that the baby shower was wonderful. Our server was Morgan and she was terrific!
She kept everyone's drinks full, and made sure we had everything that we needed.
I will definitely recommend your banquet room to friends and family.
Thank you for your help.
We ordered our staff luncheon from your store for noon today. Everyone was pleased with their choices (Italian Beef and Chicken Tenders) and the Caesar salad w/chicken was well received; the dressing was delicious!!
Thank you for proving us with a wonderful meal, and always excellent service. Mike is great.