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Avanti, Phoenix, AZ
Avanti, Phoenix, AZ
Avanti, Phoenix, AZ
Avanti, Phoenix, AZ
Avanti, Phoenix, AZ

Avanti

4.6
4.6
1777 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Avanti, a Valley tradition since 1974. . . Dramatic, crisp black and white interiors, candlelight and a quiet atmosphere. Vegetarians and Seafood lovers will be awed by the selections of homemade pasta from deliciously light Gnocchi Alfredo, Eggplant and Meat Lasagna, to seasonal hand crafted Ravioli. Fresh Fish and seafood dishes vary- from a Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail to an Italian crafted Cioppino. Avanti has also garnered numerous awards and accolades for our Ossobucco, said to be the best in town as well as robust steaks and chops (lamb and pork).Enjoy dessert and Cappuccino in the piano bar sweets that are carefully guarded family recipes include, Tiramisu, Cannoli, Creme Brulee with a crunchy burnt sugar crust but if your passionate about chocolate the chocolate mousse is infused with rum and whipped so fluffy and light you'll swear it's heaven sent!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean, Continental
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (602) 956-0900
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Owner Chef Angiolo Livi & assistant Chef Luis DeOrta
  • Catering
    Avanti's catering division prides itself on creative, logistically executed events you and your guest will enjoy and remember! From large sit-down dinners to informal buffets Avanti has been catering for over 25 years. Authentic Italian dishes, homemade pasta, and hearty Tuscan inspired meats
  • Private party facilities
    Avanti offers 3 Private Dining Rooms as well as the option to buy-out the restaurant for large banquets and private events. Custom designed menus and complimentary printed menus. Entertainment, flowers, decorations and special order celebration cakes available.
  • Private party contact
    Angiolo Livi: (602) 956-0900
  • Neighborhood
    Central Phoenix
  • Cross street
    Thomas and 28th Street
  • Parking details
    Private Lot in front of restaurant with ample parking and enough room for large buses to turn-around.<br /><br /><br />Valet parking is offered.
  • Public transit
    Picks up and drops off in front of restaurant.<br />Complimentary ride service from most hotels
  • Entertainment
    Piano Bar MusicGuest BandsDJ Music for private functions
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Caymus Wine Dinner

    $140.00 per person

    Mar 1, 2024 only
    Join us for a Four Course Dinner paired with select wines. Seating is limited so reserve your seats today. Reception starts at 6:30. View the menu at http://avanti-phoenix.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Caymus-Wine-Dinner-Mar-2024.png

What 1,777 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Phoenix

    Great for fine wines

  • Phoenix

    Good for special occasions

  • Phoenix

    Italian

1,774 Reviews
  1. DavidC

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Todo muy bien !!! La Mesera fue siempre muy atenta y la comida estaba bien

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  2. wendym

    Phoenix

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious and delightful experience! Everything was perfectly prepared and the service was excellent.

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  3. RichardH

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s a throw back to an 80’s Italian gangster hangout…and I loved it! The food was amazing and our server was very good!

    1 person found this helpful

  4. LarryB

    Phoenix

    168 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    168 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Seven friends getting together for dinner. Round tables are great for conversation. Food was excellent and service was too. Everyone enjoyed their dinner. Dover Sole was outstanding.

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  5. NikkiB

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Authentic! I go to Italy every year and this food is 100% comparable.

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  6. MarkA

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, drinks and atmosphere, service was outstanding.

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  7. NancyB

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Location was easy to find. Parking was good. Service was very slow. Garlic bread was not fresh. The main meal was very good. Liked the looks of the restaurant. Had a piano player who seemed to know his business. I would try it once. if you like it, you would go again.

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  8. April

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just what I was looking for... fancy date night, ambiance, excellent food, great service.! Genie was very attentive on Valentines night even tho you could see how busy they were. Angelo was the sweetest guy checking in on us. Can't wait to return.!!!!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The veal piccata was delicious! A fun experience for date night.

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  10. Dans

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous meal please don’t go it doesn’t need to be over run. We want to keep it quiet!!!!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We enjoyed our pre-valentines dinner at Avanti. The food and drinks are delicious. We loved the oysters Rockefeller appetizer. The restaurant is very dated and reminds us of a blast from the past. The only room for improvements would be nice to see a face lift in the venue.

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  12. MichaelR

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had reservations, so no delay in seating. Service was immediate and friendly. The ambience and decor was fantastic. The menu was largely Italian but extensive. The food amount required a doggie bag. My first visit and U will definitely be back!

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  13. CarolK

    Phoenix

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Avant's has it all. Old world service, delicious food and a wonderful place to have a great dinner. We have been going there for many years and it's still a great place to dine.

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  14. Great

    Philadelphia

    523 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    523 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    OMG. The best food and service. Everything was delicious. We can't wait to go back. The best Italian restaurant in Phoenix!!!

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  15. LarryB

    Phoenix

    168 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    168 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visit this restaurant quite often and enjoy it every time. Gina our server was very pleasant and the food was excellent. My wife had the Dover Sole and I'm the red sauce guy! all good!! Will enjoy the next meal as well.

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  16. BrianR

    Phoenix

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb service. Elegant and friendly atmosphere. Calamari appetizer is excellent. We plan to go back soon.

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  17. Rgreg

    Miami

    73 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great very traditional place. 70's decor. Could do with a face lift without loosing the vintage charm. Services was excellent (Alessandro). Excellent night with friends.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Have to say this was the worst meal I have had in a very long time. The crab cake was covered in a rich sauce that was likely covering up poor quality crab. Both of us felt sick that evening. I don’t normally write bad reviews but Olive Garden is much better.

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  19. MarishV

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed the dinner with Paso bucco and pasta combo. Oysters Rockefeller were delish and they split out Caesar salad which was also very good. If you ever go early check out the happy hour menu in the bar!

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  20. GaryW

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Quality and variety not as good as was in past years that I have gone there

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  21. David

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Romantic old school Italian restaurant. Service was great and the escargot was amazing. Shrimp was slightly over cooked though.

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  22. AndyPhoenix

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We decided to stop by for a late night dinner on New Year's Eve. The atmosphere was festive. Food was delicious and our server was excellent. It was our first time here, but won't be our last!

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  23. DianaM

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy the food and the staff at Avanti. It really feels like you are in italy.

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  24. Ash67guy

    Phoenix

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for our annual NYE dinner. The restaurant was very busy with patrons. Despite this, we received great service from our waiter. He was attentive to our requests. He also provided some entree and wine suggestions. We ordered lamb chops, pork medallions, and lasagna. All entrees were flavorful and delicious. All guests at our table enjoyed our dining experience.

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  25. AnnP

    Phoenix

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were having a wonderful NYE until we got our check. The service was good, food delicious, and overall, a very nice evening. When we were seated, we were perusing the wine list and saw one of our favorite wines The Pessimist. It was listed for $40 which when purchased at Costco or Total Wine runs about $20. We don’t normally spend $40 for a bottle of wine when we go out but since it was New Years we thought we’d treat ourselves. When we received the check it was $70! We asked our server to look at the menu to verify but when we looked at the menu he gave us, there wasn’t a Pessimist on the menu. When we talked to our server, Alessandro, he said it was never on the menu and that we “requested” it. How would we even know they offered it unless we saw it on the menu? Our guess is that being NewYears and probably busier than usual, older menus were brought out and the page with the wines listed was old and not current in the one we were originally given. We were disappointed in that they didn’t give us the price we originally saw or at least lower the price. We love the restaurant and food but were very disappointed.

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  26. WaikikiPam

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always-delicious food and service keep bringing us back! Hopefully, you get Sergio-who makes you feel so happy. Several of our 5 enjoyed our usual Caesar and fried calamari-perfect. Minestrone and gems salad great, too. Favorite was 3 way pasta and stuffed shrimp w scallops and crab. We finished w the flan w caramel and cheesecake. My fave was coffee which had 6 liqueurs w an anise finish. Plus two Proseccos. Beautiful meal to start 2024. Love Avanti

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  27. JamesP

    Phoenix

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was decent. Service was EXCELLENT. My wife’s dish was good. I had the pasta special. It was ok. Was tepid temperature. Caesar salad was recommended and was good.

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  28. AminaS

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Avanti's is always a great place to have a meal with family and friends. The decor is wonderful and it takes you back in time. Because of Christmas Eve it was very busy, a little hectic but everything went well and can't wait to return.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, quality and atmosphere. Old school family oriented. Greatly enjoyed.

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  30. PatriciaQ

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a delicious meal . I must say their gnocchi melts in your mouth ! The stuffed pork chop was stellar as well

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  31. BernardL

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Italian food in the valley Experience New York or Chicago fine dining

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  32. PhilipG

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From our experience the closest that you can come to Italian cuisine outside of Italy.

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  33. Dwight

    Boise

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food and service, an amazing evening. Great place for my anniversary. 10 stars!!!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Homemade pasta is delicious! Throwback decor & menu from the 80’s; place is a time capsule.

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  35. Michael

    Phoenix

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappointed as the food and service is wonderful.

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  36. Jackery

    Orange County

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was NOT good at all. Luke warm and very strange flavor if any at all! The Veg lasagne has little to no vegetables. The carbonara, very unusual. Food went back. Waiter tried to make up for it, he was very pleasant & apologetic. It was for a 65th birthday which didn't go so well!

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  37. CHGOPHX

    Phoenix

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous Italian food with an excellent selection of wines. Live pianist in a very cozy bar as well. Additionally the wait staff treat you as family.

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  38. RickL

    Phoenix

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently great food and service! Wonderful staff.

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  39. Lackluster

    Phoenix

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The food here is always excellent. Authentic, handmade pasta that is always fresh, and the service is always outstanding. I cannot say enough about this place. My only challenge is the decor; it's dated and not in a cute kind of way. Nonetheless, it is a wonderful meal every time. (The Wine dinner sponsored by Prisoner was terrific)

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  40. CherylH

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great owner and great beautiful place....The owner is always there and that means alot....

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Avanti using the Order Online button. Avanti also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Avanti also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (602) 956-0900.

Avanti is rated 4.6 stars by 1777 OpenTable diners.

Avanti does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Avanti

2728 East Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Thomas and 28th Street
  • Neighborhood
    Central Phoenix
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean, Continental
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot in front of restaurant with ample parking and enough room for large buses to turn-around.<br /><br /><br />Valet parking is offered.
  • Public transit
    Picks up and drops off in front of restaurant.Complimentary ride service from most hotels
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Owner Chef Angiolo Livi & assistant Chef Luis DeOrta
  • Entertainment
    Piano Bar MusicGuest BandsDJ Music for private functions
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (602) 956-0900
  • Catering
    Avanti's catering division prides itself on creative, logistically executed events you and your guest will enjoy and remember! From large sit-down dinners to informal buffets Avanti has been catering for over 25 years. Authentic Italian dishes, homemade pasta, and hearty Tuscan inspired meats
  • Private party facilities
    Avanti offers 3 Private Dining Rooms as well as the option to buy-out the restaurant for large banquets and private events. Custom designed menus and complimentary printed menus. Entertainment, flowers, decorations and special order celebration cakes available.
  • Private party contact
    Angiolo Livi: (602) 956-0900
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