Avanti Cafe Avanti Cafe
111 North Lake Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101
Phone: 626-577-4688
www.avanticafe.com

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On the Web: www.avanticafe.com

Hours of Operation: Mon -Thu 11am-10pm / Fri -Sat 11am-11pm / Sun 11am-10pm


Avanti Cafe

Avanti Cafe

Voted Best Gourmet Pizza in Pasadena for 12 years 1994-2006
Pasadena Weekly Readers Poll

We at AVANTI CAFE are dedicated to providing exciting gourmet cuisine in a comfortable atmosphere.

Our specialty is gourmet pizzas prepared in an imported oak-wood fired Italian oven.

Our pizza dough has been especially formulated to accent a natural oak-wood flavor.

Choose from our delicious assortment of California style toppings, each prepared from freshest ingredients, or select from our many Avanti Cafe Popular Pasta or Calzone dishes.

 

 

Reviews:

Voted Best Gourmet Pizza in Pasadena for 12 years 1994-2006, Pasadena Weekly Readers Poll

"...and I agree" - Elmer Dills

Awarded Best Italian Restaurant -2001
Pasadena Weekly Readers Poll

Featured & Recommended on Channel 7- Eye Witness Newsfor 2 years as "Restaurant of the Week" by Elmer Dills, a well known restaurant critic, 1997 and 2000.

"Avanti, a café worth discovering. . . A lively restaurant, not just another pizza place." ~Star News

"Avanti Café offers chic pizza." ~Pasadena Weekly

Menu

APPETIZERS
BRUSCHETTA - Fresh tomato, basil, and garlic on toasted Focaccia bread. - $5.50

FRIED MOZZARELLA STICKS - Served with marinara sauce. - $6.50

FRIED AND BREADED ZUCCHINI AND MUSHROOMS - Served with marinara sauce or ranch dressing. - $5.95

AVANTI'S SPECIAL GARLIC ROLLS - $2.25

SOUPS
FRESH HOMEMADE SOUP DAILY
Minestrone or soup of the day (ask your server), with half order of our famous garlic rolls. - $4.50 Bowl

SALADS

GREEN SALAD
Fresh lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, and light cheddar cheese. - $4.50

CAESAR SALAD
Fresh Romaine, house-made croutons, parmesan cheese, and our unique house-made Caesar dressing. - $5.95
With chicken breast tenders - $7.95

ANTIPASTO SALAD
Mixture of fresh Romaine and iceberg lettuce, tomatoes and red onion, pepperoncini, provolone cheese, pepperoni, black olives, and marinated artichoke hearts with Italian dressing. - $7.50

SPRING SALAD MIX
Baby spinach, baby red and green Romaine, carrots, tomatoes, various lettuces, and kalamata olives in a house-made lime-herb dressing. - $6.95
Add chicken or bacon - $8.95

WHITE CHICKEN SALAD
Breast tenders, lettuce, pea pods, green onions, roasted almonds, crispy rice noodles, sesame seeds mixed with our special house-made honey mustard dressing. - $7.95

FRESH PASTA SALAD
Rainbow rotelli pasta, tomatoes, black olives, and basil in a special house-made Italian dressing. - $5.95

SPINACH SALAD
With bacon, mushrooms, parmesan cheese, and red onions, with lime-herb dressing - $7.50

CHOPPED CHICKEN SALAD
Breast tenders with fresh lettuce, Provolone cheese, tomatoes, and cucumbers with Italian dressing. - $7.75

MIXED GARDEN SALAD
Mixed lettuce, tri-color peppers, whole olives, artichoke hearts, mild goat cheese, and sun-dried tomatoes in a house-made lime-herb dressing. - $8.50

CAPRESE SALAD
Fresh tomatoes and basil with fresh buffalo mozzarella - $6.95

Our gourmet pizzas combine the originality of California cuisine with the traditional baking techniques of Italy. We top a specially formulated pizza dough with the freshest ingredients, then bake in an authentic Italian oak-fired oven. All pizzas served with top quality mozzarella cheese.

WOOD-FIRED GOURMET PIZZAS {Prices for Small or Medium}
WOOD BURNED DELIGHT $9.25 $14.95
Fresh tomato sauce, ricotta cheese, mix, pepperoni, black olives, and green and red pepper, onion mix.

CHICKEN MAGNIFICO Small - $9.95 Medium - $15.95
Light BBQ sauce, BBQ breast tenders, cilantro, and Bermuda onions.

FROM THE GARDEN* $9.95 $15.95
Red onions, black olives, squash, zucchini, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, and imported mild goat cheese.

SEAFOOD PIZZA* $11.50 $19.50
Tiger shrimp, scallops, golden-yellow peppers, tomatoes, and leeks.

Pesto sauce - add $2.50 $3.50

GLAZED APPLE* ; $9.95 $15.95
Roasted baby garlic, glazed sliced apples, roasted peeled red peppers, gorgonzola cheese, leeks, and roasted almonds.

PROSCIUTTO* $10.95 $16.95
Prosciutto, green and red pepper onion mix, tomatoes, fresh garlic, oregano, and imported mild goat cheese.

FOR ME CHEESE* $9.25 $14.95
(Quattro Formaggio) Four cheese mix (gorgonzola, Parmesan, provolone, and mozzarella), basil, oregano, and choice of black olives or fresh tomatoes.

AVANTI SPECIAL* $9.95 $15.95
Bacon julienne (or BBQ chicken breast tenders), fresh basil, gorgonzola cheese, and red onions.

HAWAIIAN* $8.25 $13.00
Canadian bacon and pineapple.

ROASTED GARLIC* $9.25 $14.95
Roasted garlic mixed with red onions, shallots, and oregano.

With chicken or shrimp $11.50 $19.50

TOUCH OF ITALY $9.25 $14.95
Fresh tomato sauce, Italian sausage links, green and red peppers onion mix, Parmesan, and oregano.

DUCK SAUSAGE* $9.95 $15.95
Chicken and duck sausage, sun-dried tomatoes, and spinach.

3-SECTION* $10.95 $16.95
Avanti Special, For Me Cheese, and tomato - basil.

SHITAKE MUSHROOM $10.95 $16.95
Fresh tomato sauce, fresh tomato, fresh basil, shitake mushroom, black olives, and goat cheese.

PESTO & SUNDRIED TOMATOES
$10.95 $16.95
Pesto sause base with kalamata olives, sundried tomatoes, and imported mild goat cheese.

CHEESELESS PIZZA
$8.75 $14.25
Tomato sauce, fresh broccoli, red onions, eggplant, sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms, and oregano.

Add cheese $1.50 $2.25

*Gourmet pizzas with asterisk (*) have olive oil base instead of pizza sauce.

TRADITIONAL PIZZAS {Prices for Small, Medium or Large}
For our pizza lovers with a traditional appetite, we also offer traditional pizzas with the following toppings:

Pepperoni, Sausage, Meatballs, Canadian Bacon, Ham, Anchovies, Onions, Black Olives, Fresh Tomatoes, Fresh Mushrooms, Green Peppers, Zucchini, Squash, Broccoli, Eggplant, Spinach, Fresh Basil, Oregano, Parmesan, and Pineapple.

Cheese $6.50 $9.95 $12.50

Traditional Toppings (ea.) $0.75 $1.25 $1.75

The Works $9.50 $14.95 $19.50

The works: pepperoni, sausage, black olives, green peppers, onions, tomatoes, and mushrooms. Priced only for four toppings.

Gourmet Toppings: (each)
Sun-dried tomatoes, goat cheese, gorgonzola cheese, yellow peppers and red peppers, artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, roasted baby garlic.
Small Medium Large
each add $1.50 $2.50 $3.50

BBQ chicken breast tenders, scallops, roasted garlic mix, chicken and duck sausage, prosciutto.
$2.25 $3.75 $5.25

Tiger shrimp $3.00 $5.00 $7.00

FROM THE BROILER
Chicken Kabob $9.50
Marinated boneless breast tenders skewered, flame broiled with fresh vegetables and rice pilaf.

DESSERTS
Fresh Homemade Cakes / Tiramisu $4.50
Cheesecake (New York Plain/Specialty) $3.75/$4.50
Cannoli (Italian Pastry) for two $4.95
Italian Gourmet Ice Creams $4.50

PASTA
Our delicious pasta dishes are all prepared before your eyes. Half order of garlic rolls are included with all pasta dishes.

CHICKEN DIJON FETTUCCINE
Breast tenders, garlic, broccoli, parmesan, and parsley in Dijon Alfredo sauce.
$10.50
ANGEL HAIR
With fresh diced tomatoes, basil, chopped garlic.
With shrimp or chicken   

 $8.95


 $11.25

BROCCOLI AND RAINBOW ROTELLI
Fresh broccoli, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, and parmesan cheese.
$8.95
LINGUINE PRIMAVERA
Assorted fresh vegetables (broccoli, zucchini, squash, mushrooms, carrots, and garlic) with Provolone cheese and lemon.
$9.50
CHICKEN FLORENTINE
Chicken breast stuffed with spinach, mushroom, light mozzarella, mixed in a tomato mushroom cream sauce with a touch of marinara and a side of angel hair.
$11.95
BASIL LINGUINE  
Flame broiled chicken breast tenders, shallots, baby garlic, tomatoes, and basil in olive oil and red wine.
$10.95
CHICKEN TEQUILA FETTUCCINE
Breast tenders along with fresh red and green peppers, Bermuda onions, and cilantro in a tequila lime cream sauce.
 $10.50
SEAFOOD PASTA 
Tiger shrimp, scallops, Bermuda onions, fresh garlic, golden-yellow, green, and red peppers, in a white wine and cream sauce on linguine pasta.
$11.95
SEAFOOD WITH RED PEPPER SAUCE
Zucchini, mushrooms, broccoli, sun-dried tomatoes, tiger shrimp, scallops with red pepper cream sauce. Served on linguine pasta.
 $12.75
LINGUINE CARBONARA
Prosciutto ham with Shitake mushroom and Parmesan in alfredo cream sauce.
 $10.95
CHEESE RAVIOLI WITH AURORA SAUCE
$9.50
FETTUCCINE ALFREDO
With parmesan cheese.
$8.50
PESTO PASTA FETTUCCINE
Pesto sauce with basil, pinenuts, parmesan cheese, and garlic in cream sauce.
$9.95
LASAGNA
With beef, ricotta, and mozzarella cheese.
 $9.25
SPAGHETTI MARINARA
$6.95
SPAGHETTI MEATBALL
$8.95
CALZONE
FOUR CHEESE AND SAUSAGE
Mixture of Gorgonzola, Provolone, parmesan, and mozzarella cheeses, Italian sausage links, fresh basil, oregano, red and green pepper onion mix.
$9.25
CHICKEN
BBQ breast tenders, cilantro, Bermuda onions, mozzarella cheese, and jalapeño on request.
$9.50
SPINACH AND MUSHROOM
Fresh spinach, mushrooms, and red onions with ricotta cheese and mozzarella cheese.
$8.95


Espresso







Soft Drinks




Juices

Waters


Imported Beers


Domestic Beers





                Drinks
Espresso, Decaf Espresso
Capuccino, Decaf Cappucino
Iced Capuccino
Cafe Latte
Cafe Mocha
Coffee, Milk, Hot Tea
Hot Chocolate

Coke, Diet Coke
Iced Tea, Sprite, Lemonade
Snapples
Root Beer, Bottle

Orange, Apple, Grape

Avanti, From Lake Arrowhead (500ml)
San Pellegrino Sparkling (500ml)

Corona, Heineken, Amstel Light,
Peroni, Bass Ale, Guinness Draught

Miller Genuine Draft, Miller Lite,
Budweiser (Light), Sharp's
(Non-Alcoholic)
Samuel Adams,  Rolling Rock

Single
$2.00
$2.75
$2.75
$2.75
$3.25
$1.95
$2.50

1.95
1.95
1.95
2.50

2.75

1.60
3.25

3.50
3.75

2.95
2.95

3.50


Double
$2.75
$3.75
$3.75
$3.75



























Chardonnay





Chablis


Italian Wine

White Zinfandel



Italian Red



Cabernet Sauvignon


Burgundy



;                White Wine
Clos du Bois
Clos du Bois (Half Bottle)
Kendall-Jackson "Vintners Reserve"
Vendange(mini 187 ml. bottle)
House -- Robert Mondavi Woodbridge

House -- San Antonio
                Half Carafe

Pinot Grigio, Pasqua

Maddalena, Monterey
Vendange (mini 187 ml. bottle)

                  Red Wine
Chianti, Ruffino
Chianti Classico, San Felice
Merlot, Pasqua, Friuti

Rodney Strong Winery
Vendange (mini 187 ml. bottle)
House -- Robert Mondavi Woodbridge

House -- San Antonio
                Half Carafe

;                Champagne
Freixenet Brut (187 ml.)


Glass


$6.25
$3.95
$4.50

$3.25


$4.75

$3.95
$3.95


$5.25

$4.50

$6.25
$3.95
$4.50

$3.25



750 ml.
Bottle
$23.00
$12.00
$24.00

$17.00


$6.95

$18.00

$14.00



$20.00
$23.00
$17.00

$24.00

$17.00


$6.95


$4.25