Avanti’s Menu prices

Avanti’s is an award-winning group of Italian restaurants located in Central Illinois. They offer dine-in, delivery, and carry-out options, as well as catering services and banquet facilities.

The restaurant serves a wide variety of solid Italian fare served at large portions and at reasonable prices—just some of the reasons why it’s famous among customers.

Feta BreadGarlic bread with mozzarella and feta cheese, tossed with sunflower seeds.$5.50
Chicken TendersServed with our special marinara sauce on the side$7.50
Baked CauliflowerCauliflower and broccoli baked in a garlic-lemon sauce and topped with parmesan cheese.$7.50
Cheese Bread$4.50
Tiropeta and SpanakopetaWith greek olives, pepperoncini and tzatziki sauce.$5.25
Breaksticks (6 Pcs)$3.25
Pesto Cheese BreadGarlic bread with mozzarella, feta, pesto, black olives and tossed with pine nuts.$5.50
Chicken Fingers of FireThey are hot and spicy, served with ranch or blue cheese dressing for dipping.$7.50
Garlic Bread$3.25
Buffalo Wings (10 Pcs)Choice of hot and spicy or BBQ style.$6.50
Pita BreadWith greek olives, pepperoncini and tzatziki sauce.$5.00
Mozzarella Sticks (8 Pcs)$5.25
Spinach SaladFresh spinach, tomatoes, red onions, mushrooms with feta cheese and crispy bacon, topped with our homemade Italian dressing.$7.25
Cheddar Cheese Cobb SaladRomaine lettuce, green peppers, red onions, hard-boiled egg, crispy chicken, crumbled bacon and avocado, topped with cheddar and gorgonzola cheese with choice of dressings.$7.95
Greek SaladMixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, green peppers, Greek olives, pepperoncini peppers and Greek feta cheese.$6.25
Dinner SaladMixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives and mozzarella cheese.$2.55
Mozzarella FrescaRomaine lettuce topped with roasted red peppers, mozzarella cheese, crispy bacon and pepperoncini peppers with balsamic vinagrette dressing.$7.95
Tortelini Caesar SaladSpecial caesar salad with cheese filled tortellini and diced tomatoes.$7.95
Caesar SaladClassic caesar dressing, fresh romaine, lemon wedge, parmesan cheese and toasted croutons.$7.25
Antipasto SaladMixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, salami, pepperoni, canadian bacon, mushrooms, black olives, pepperoncini peppers and gorgonzola cheese.$9.00
Goat Cheese DelightSpinach, roasted red peppers, baked eggplant, red onioins, goat cheese and sunflower seeds with balsamic vinagrette.$7.95
Soup of The DayOur homemade soups.$2.50 - $3.95
Each pasta dish is served with two pieces of garlic bread. Add salad or soup for $1.50 extra. Add meatballs for $1.75, chicken for $1.95.
Fresh SpaghettiIn our special marinara or meat sauce.$9.00
Tortellini a La CremeCheese-filled tortellini in a garlic lemon cream sauce.$10.00
LasagnaWith special blend of tomato sauce and cheeses, oven-baked to perfection.$9.00
Cannelloni-ManicottiOven baked crepes with ricotta and parmesan cheese, ground beef smothered in marinara sauce and mozzarella.$9.50
Cheese RavioliWith marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese on top.$9.50
White SpaghettiNo sauce. Sundried tomatoes, brocoli, garlic and fresh basil sauteed in olive oil and topped with parmesan.$10.50
Penne PastaPenne noodles with marinara or meat sauce.$9.00
Chicken FettucciniWith chicken in a garlic lemon cream sauce.$10.00
Baked SpaghettiSpaghetti baked with marinara sauce and plenty of mozzarella on top.$9.00
Oven-Baked TortelliniOven-baked pasta rings, stuffed cheese and smothered with marinara sauce and mozzarella.$9.00
PutanescaBlack olives, artichoke hearts, capers, mushrooms, tortellini, feta pesto and marinara sauce.$10.50
Specialty Pastas
Each pasta dish is served with two pieces of garlic bread. Add salad or soup for $1.50 extra.
Salmon FettucciniWith smoked salmon, capers, fresh basil and our homemade alfredo sauce.$12.95
Chicken Fettuccini SpecialNo sauce, with chicken, artichoke, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh basil and lemon juice.$11.25
Chicken ParmesanChicken breasts with melted mozzarella and parmesan cheese served on top of spaghetti noodles smothered in our homemade marinara sauce.$12.95
Fettuccini CarbonaraSauteed bacon, mushrooms, onions and diced tomatoes in garlic creme sauce.$12.95
Shrimp FettucciniNo sauce. Jumbo shrimp sauteed in olive oil with sundried tomatoes, mushrooms, garlic, fresh basil and lemon juice.$12.95
Fettuccini Di MareWith jumbo shrimp, mushrooms, diced tomatoes, basil in garlic lemon sauce.$12.95
Chicken PenneMade with artichoke hearts and alfredo pesto sauce.$11.25
Tortelini SpecialCheese filled tortellini with smoked ham and garden peas in our garlic lemon cream sauce.$11.25
Baked Fettuccini with MeatballsFettuccini noodles in creamy alfredo baked with mozzarella and parmesan cheese.$11.25
Tortelini Pesto with ChickenCheese filled tortelini in pesto sauce with grilled chicken, sundried tomatoes, garlic and lemon juice.$11.25
Specialty Dishes
Mediterranean DishJumbo shrimps and onions in hot or mild sauce mixed with garlic alfredo, served with pita bread.$13.50
Chicken-Eggplant ParmesanChicken breasts placed on bed of marinara sauce, topped with eggplant roasted red peppers, goat cheese, fresh basil and mozzarella, oven baked.$13.50
Chef DishSauteed chicken, broccoli. Mushrooms, parmesan cheese in alfredo sauce topped with fresh mozzarella cheese.$13.25
Mexican DishBed of chili beans topped with green peppers, onions, taco meat, mozzarella and cheddar cheese with jalapeno peppers, oven baked.$13.25
Hot Sandwiches
Chicken Parmesan SandwichTender chicken breast, mozzarella and parmesan cheese.$8.00
Greek Lamb Gyro SandwichSeasoned lamb with onions, tomatoes and feta on pita bread with our homemade tzaziki sauce.$8.00
Meatball Parmesan SandwichBaked meatballs, mozzarella and parmesan cheese.$8.00
Vegetarian SubMozzarella, tomatoes, onions, mushrooms and green peppers.$7.00
Pepperoni SandwichOnions, green peppers and mozzarella cheese.$7.50
Chicken Pesto SubTender chicken breast, pesto, onions and roasted red peppers.$8.00
Greek Gyro SandwichSeasoned beef, onions, tomatoes with tzatziki sauce on pita bread.$6.50
Submarine SandwichCanadian bacon, pepperoni, salami, tomatoes, onions and mozzarella cheese.$8.00
Canadian Bacon SandwichOnions, tomatoes and mozzarella cheese.$7.50
BBQ Chicken SubTender chicken breast baked in BBQ sauce with red onions and mozzarella cheese.$8.00
Roma PizzaPepperoni, green peppers, mushrooms and cheese.$11.65 - $18.90
Triples PizzaCanadian bacon, pineapple and cheese.$10.60 - $18.35
Bona PizzaPepperoni, Canadian bacon, mushrooms and cheese.$11.65 - $18.90
Milano PizzaSalami, pepperoni and cheese.$10.60 - $17.35
Vegetarian PizzaMushrooms, onions, green peppers, black olives, tomatoes and cheese.$11.65 - $18.90
Half & Half Plain Cheese Pizza$8.50 - $14.25
Sicily PizzaCanadian bacon and cheese.$9.55 - $15.80
Prego PizzaPepperoni and cheese.$9.55 - $15.80
Piache PizzaPepperoni, mushrooms, sausage and cheese.$11.65 - $18.90
Palermo PizzaGround beef, mushrooms and cheese.$10.60 - $17.35
Plain Cheese Pizza$8.50 - $14.25
Specialty Pizza
Thai Chicken PizzaWhite sauce, chicken, spinach, green peppers and onions with spicy thai peanut sauce and fresh cilantro.$12.40 - $20.05
The Venetian PizzaGrilled chicken, onions, roasted red peppers, mushrooms, parmesan and mozzarella cheese with white alfredo sauce.$12.40 - $20.05
Avanti Special PizzaCheese, pepperoni, Canadian bacon, sausage, black olives, mushrooms and tomatoes.$12.40 - $20.05
Roasted Garlic PizzaSun-dried tomatoes, mozzarella and goat cheese with sweet roasted garlic.$12.40 - $20.05
Four Cheese PizzaFor cheese lovers! pizza with mozzarella, parmesan, swiss and feta cheese.$12.40 - $20.05
Mexicana PizzaSeasoned taco meat, onions, green peppers, jalapenos, enchilada sauce, smothered with cheddar cheese and sour cream on the top.$12.40 - $20.05
Garlic Chicken PizzaGrilled chicken with garlic, red onions, creamy pesto sauce and mozzarella cheese.$12.40 - $20.05
Margherita PizzaBrushed with olive oil (no pizza sauce) fresh chopped garlic, tomatoes, fresh basil and mozzarella.$12.40 - $20.05
Mama's Favorite PizzaRoasted red peppers, mozzarella, pepperoncini peppers and crispy bacon on top and sprinkled with parmesan.$12.40 - $20.05
Eggplant Special PizzaClassic pizza pie with eggplant, parmesan, goat cheese on rich tomato sauce.$12.40 - $20.05
Avanti Deluxe PizzaCheese, pepperoni, Canadian bacon, feta cheese, onions, tomatoes, green peppers and mushrooms.$12.40 - $20.05
Roasted Red Pepper PizzaBrushed with oil and topped with mozzarella, sliced onions and goat cheese.$12.40 - $20.05
Artichoke Supreme PizzaArtuchoke hearts, fresh garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, pesto, mozzarella and goat cheese.$12.40 - $20.05
Greek Supreme PizzaGyro meat, onions, tomatoes, feta cheese, Greek olives and our famous tzatziki sauce.$12.40 - $20.05
Sofia PizzaFor meat lovers! pizza with pepperoni, sausage, Canadian bacon and salami.$12.40 - $20.05
Lynnwood Special PizzaMushrooms, green peppers, onions, black olives, feta, mozzarella, fresh garlic, diced tomatoes, spinach and sunflower seeds topped with shredded pepperoni.$12.40 - $20.05
BBQ Chicken PizzaTopped with BBQ chicken, red onions, mushrooms, mozzarella cheese and pizza sauce.$12.40 - $20.05
Garden PizzaYellow corn, garden peas, roasted red peppers, pepperoncini peppers, mozzarella and parmesan cheese.$12.40 - $20.05
CalzoneChoice of two toppings on a small size of dough.$9.50
Pita PizzaPepperoni, mushrooms, Canadian bacon on pita bread with mozzarella and sauce.$6.25
Mini Pizza7" pizza with two toppings of your choice.$6.50
Chocolate Mousse Pie$3.50
Cinnamon Breadsticks (6 Pcs)$3.25
12 Oz Cans Soda$1.25
Thomas Kemper Root Beer (Bottle)$2.50
2 Liter Bottles SodaCoke, diet coke, sprite, root beer, mr. pibb.$2.45


The company started in 1966 when founder Albert Zeller bought Lardano’s Italian Restaurant and changed its name to Avanti’s, which means “forward” in Italian. Albert was from Switzerland.

Currently, there are 5 Avanti’s restaurants in Illinois: on North Peoria, Rockwood/Sterling, Main Street, East Peoria, and Pekin. To date, the company has donated more than 3.5 million to charity.


The restaurant has a simple, casual atmosphere suitable for both children and adults. Most of the locations have indoor and outdoor seating, and free wi-fi service.

Many customers agree that it’s the bread that sets the restaurant apart from the competition. It is baked fresh and has a unique sweet taste, making the sandwiches even tastier.

The Gondola sandwich is one of the signature dishes here, and thus is a must-try. Other options include specialty pizzas, lasagnas, pastas, soups, and chicken and garden salads.

The place provides a cordial and friendly service, and the waitstaff stays attentive to the customers’ requests and concerns. However, there might be long wait times, especially during peak hours.

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