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Whether it is enjoying a glass of wine on the patio watching the beautiful Piazza or an intimate, romantic dinner with a loved one in our Tuscan-inspired dining room, Avanti is ideal for any occasion.

A passion for food, wine and culture of Italy

The creators of Via Emilia bring to you, Avanti. Inspired by their passion for the food, wine and culture of Italy, where the Orioli family is originally from, and delivered with genuine, authentic hospitality, Avanti brings a casual-elegant dining experience to The Woodlands with two convenient locations, Creekside Park and Research Forest.
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Italian classics, fresh ingredients, with a fresh approach

The culinary team is led by Executive Chef Joe Vargyas, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America who became very fond of Italian gastronomy and cuisine after working at Italy’s Amalfi coast with some of Europe’s top chefs. He was a competitor on Food Networks “Chopped”. Chef Joe is excited to bring his creative flair to the menu at Avanti, rooted in the Italian classics, using fresh ingredients, and a fresh approach.

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