Osteria Avanti

4.5
503 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 ’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.
What 503 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Anniversary

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AmyD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We celebrated a birthday with a stay at the Inn and dinner. The food was very good. Service was prompt and attentive. I had a peach martini which was said it had peach purée but seemed more like grenadine added instead. Other than that, it was a great pick. Terrific food, great service and we had a good time.

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vipKatyAJV
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Portions are very generous! Make sure you leave room for dessert as the gingerbread pudding is incredible.

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Jerry
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The convenience of having a nice restaurant on the property is really great. The service was very good but not great in the dining room. At the bar they were very friendly and attentive. I would rate the service there higher. The drinks were very good and priced reasonably. I'm a bit of a snob when it comes to food. I have been cooking for years and know what I like. All of the dishes were very good but could have been carried off better. Just a tweak here or there is all.

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TammyG
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nicely decorated, delicious meals, and very friendly and helpful staff.

We will be going back to eat again!

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vipbonita
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Service was very slow and the salad that was ordered was not fresh.

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KamenoK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service. Julianne was super busy yet gave us exceptional service.

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
2 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderfully prepared Christmas dinner. Service was astounding! Everyone we encountered was so pleasant and welcoming. Our request for dining location was accommodated and we felt so comfortable in the cozy dining room. We ordered a delicious shrimp appetizer and a Duroc ham entree with a peach reduction....absolutely amazing. It was a great meal and experience from the hostess, service at the bar, and wait staff. I would highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The place was nice we sat next to the fire place, i order the fettuccine shrimp marinara, the shrimp seamed to be a little undercooked, the pasta and the marinara sauce was great, good wine, good ambiance, was hard to find the entrance though there is no sign at the door identifying the restaurant, might go back for the ambiance and try other dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We got married in 2020 in a tent outside this restaurant during Covid in the snow. So we came back to celebrate our first anniversary! Great restaurant! Terrific food! Thank you to the staff for making our night great!

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covski
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly staff, delicious food and great experience. Would recommend.

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LisaT
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our dinner was superb. We highly recommend this restaurant and inn.

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BobbiN
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful all around- can’t wait to geo back.

We were tested like family!

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Katie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent.
Lily took such good care of us. Exceptional service!!
Cant wait to go back.

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TriciaF
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Definitely a go-to restaurant for great food and great service in a quaint setting.

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KMC96
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A beautiful setting with amazing food and impeccable staff.

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vipDonaldE
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent tasting lunch and dinner. Best Butternut Squash Bisque we’ve had. Will be back whenever in the area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Beautifully prepared cuisine and excellent service!

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vipReliable
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience1

Disappointing. We we're a party of 4. The night was not an overly busy night and we started after the rush at around 7:30 pm. Our server lacked training on the menu, food in general, and how to service a table at what should be an upscale restaurant. We asked many questions that she could not answer or provided answers that were incorrect. One of our party has food allergies and we could not trust the servers answers. The meal took us 3+ hours to complete with many long periods of being unattended. The flow was out so sync the entire visit. Drinks were not refilled timely. The food had good elements. But there were failures. I had the ribeye and it was not cooked to order but came out very well done. The server never came back to follow up to see if everything was fine. The rest of the food was liked by the others in the party. It comes down to the service that caused our experience to be so poor. We all agreed at the end of our time together we would not risk returning for a second try.

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FabFiveMommy
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Menu has many heavy entrees, bruschetta was good, beer was good, salmon was great,

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SusanS
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing dinner while a guest at The inn at Leola 👍 Lamb Chops and my guest had the Penne Pasta showered with a bit of chocolate…Outstanding two entrees !!!
Service was superior

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LucilleM
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The place was pretty and quiet. The food was good.

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StacyL
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We ate an early dinner. The food was excellent, along with ther service! I nad the Beef Tips over Risotto (very gooo) and my husband had the bone in pork chop. He said, you almost didn't need a knife to cut the pork chop it was so tender!

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TimC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was very nice not a big restaurant so you should make reservations

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MarleneL
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food in an elegant setting with lovely and efficient service. Kylee was wonderful!
Truly enjoyable evening!! Plan to return..

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NicoleD
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was excellent, beautiful atmosphere, and amazing food!

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ItalianPalate
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was prepared well and full of flavor! We were greeted promptly upon entering and everyone from greeter to servers were pleasant and attentive.

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Geoffory
Poconos
5 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Visiting the area for some relaxation and a to celebrate with an anniversary dinner. We were seated next to the cash register so it wasn't quite or romantic. Food was good, started with salads, no complaint, mussels were delicious, salmon was tasty, but the sauce underneath was cold, steak tips over mushroom risotto were cooked as requested but felt there was more risotto then steak. Dessert was pumpkin Crème brulee. Wait staff was pleasant. Overall it was nice but we don't think we would return.

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ClaudioMendes
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have a really nice dinner at Osteria Avanti. Our server Emily was great. We love the Arancini Risoto and our meats were really good. Tks for the amazing food, ambiance and service. Sure we will come back.

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MikeH
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service, would definitely come back

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vipJoeG
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Excellent food ! Very nice waitstaff ! Appetizers r a must .
Very concerned with Covid protocol. If u can stay over at the inn .

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DaveB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

Disappointing first visit to restaurant. Despite an advance request for two glasses of champagne at our table, none was there or offered. Food was prepared as requested but was served warm, not hot. In fact, when we returned our appetizer to be warmed up, it came back the same lukewarm temperature. Servers were enthusiastic but overworked -- possibly due to an adjacent wedding reception.

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vipFreddyM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall1Food4Service2Ambience3

First off I couldn’t find the place and tried calling and calling and calling but no one was answering phones. Once I was able to find it. I was at the hostess station for 15/20 mins waiting on someone to at least check me in a while. Bartender from far said she’ll be “right there soon.” Never did come out to greet us. So once I was about to just leave. The hostess finally came out and checked us in. There was a wedding party happening which probably made it even a slower service but being a more upscale restaurant you would think they knew they had a wedding party to also service that night and would have enough on staff to help out so the people who did made reservations could have a good experience especially how it was my first time there. The drinks were good and the food was delicious. The steaks weren’t cooked as we would like it but we were so ready to leave that we just ate it as is and just paid and left.

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WilliamS
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience1

I have dined at restaurants all over the world and consider myself a foodie. I don't mind paying well for an fabulous dining experience, however, I felt Osteria Avanti was overrated. The food was just good and the restaurant lacked in ambiance. Definitely overpriced in my opinion for the overall experience. I will not be going back again. There are better quality restaurants in the area with better ambiance.

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JaimeD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A true “Fine Dining” experience! Every bite of food revealed different tastes. The staff made our dinner a very pleasant experience. So good, that we had to come back on the following night. Thank you chef and wait staff.

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Lena
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience3

The food was absolutely delicious- the best part of the experience. The staff was very friendly, however I felt as though we did not see much of our waiter. We saw more of the host/manager than the waiter, and it took a significant amount of time to receive our check. Finally, the dessert we ordered was no longer available. However, because of this the waiter covered our drinks. All in all, I would return.

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Albe
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Really excellent meal… The staff was extremely kind and helpful. The food presentation was top line. And the food itself was delicious. Highly recommend it

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JeffreyN
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

The manager, Hunter, was MOST helpful and friendly and our server, Julia, was attentive to our needs and also personable. However, the taste appeal for our entrees was lacking--my steak tips were VERY "chewy" and the risotto (if I had known what it was) was a dampener to the overall appeal of my entree. My friend's steak was also tasteless and not done to his request (medium rare), thus it was also too chewy.

Service and ambience were DELIGHTFUL; just disappointed in the food. Will probably make a return trip but not in the near future.

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BARBARAS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First visit. All of us were very pleased
to discover this experience.

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AshleyM
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place was amazing! The food, service and atmosphere were nothing short of perfect!

FAQs

Osteria Avanti offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (717) 656-8983.

Osteria Avanti is rated 4.5 stars by 503 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.