What You'll Get
Contrary to popular belief, when the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that's a lawsuit. Enjoy Italian cuisine without fear of physical reprisal with today's Groupon to Ristorante Avanti. Choose from the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of Italian fare for dinner with drinks.
- For $49, you get an all-you-can-eat dinner for four (a $100 value). This Groupon does not include drinks.
Founded by brothers Dan and Anthony Ferriolo, Ristorante Avanti crafts a menu of time-tested Italian dishes reinterpreted with a contemporary sensibility. Entrees range from the pistachio-encrusted, grizzly-bear-caught salmon in a citrus-maple-and-brown-sugar glaze ($16) to the petite beef tenderloin stuffed with wild mushrooms ($24). Ergonomic eats include a selection of pizzas, such as the verdura a la griglia, cradling grilled eggplant, zucchini, onions, and roasted red pepper ($11). Crowning the pasta selections as elegantly as a foie-gras tiara, the mac 'n' cheese bakes in comfort beneath a finishing of goldfish crackers and chunks of snow-crab legs ($16). Buyers opting for the all-you-can-eat experience may choose from a range of salads, pastas, and entrees, comprised of both specials and dishes from the set menu. Open for dinner Tuesday–Saturday at 5 p.m., Ristorante Avanti evokes traditional Italian eateries through decor elements including dark-wood furnishings, stone and copper accents, and macaroni busts of the Super Mario Brothers.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Feb 1, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must purchase 1 food item. Valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Ristorante Avanti
On New Year's Eve of 2007, brothers Dan and Anthony Ferriolo—both graduates of the culinary arts program at St. Clair College—banded together to open Ristorante Avanti, channeling their shared passion for great food and their Italian heritage into a gustatory labour of love. The New Year's Eve kickoff would prove to be the start of seven years of upholding and building upon their original goals of infusing traditional Italian dining with their own creative flair and service-based perfectionism. Amid percolating bubbles floating up from boiling pasta and the sizzle of sautéing scallops in the kitchen, Anthony helms a team of chefs who meticulously construct dishes from ingredients such as littleneck clams and fresh tomato sauce. With his brother commanding the kitchen, Dan lets his friendly disposition steer the front of the house, making everyone feel welcome. The feeling of warmth he puts out is extended by the dining room’s rustic-chic ambience brought about by gold- and brown-toned decor and gleaming copper accents on candelabra-style lighting.