Avanti Cafe
111 N. Lake Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101
Mon -Thu 11:00am-10:00pm
Fri -Sat 11:30am-11:30pm
Free Parking
Sun 11:30am-10:00pm
Tel: (626) 577-4688
Email: avanticafe@aol.com
www.avanticafe.com

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Avanti Cafe

 

Voted Best Gourmet Pizza in Pasadena
for 13 years 1994-2007,
Pasadena Weekly Readers Poll
"...and I agree" - Elmer Dills

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 Popular Pasta or Calzone dishes.

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.

TRADITIONAL PIZZAS

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.

                                                 Small   Medium   Large
Cheese                         $6.75 $10.50 $13.50

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

The Works  
               $9.75 $15.50   $20.50

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, bacon. Also extra mozzarella.
  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               $10.50
Marinated boneless breast tenders skewered, flame broiled with fresh vegetables and rice pilaf.
You may replace rice pilaf with steamed broccoli or spinach.                                                             add $1.50 ea.

DESSERTS

Specialty Cakes / Tiramisu                             $5.25/$4.95
Cheesecake (New York Plain/Specialty)    $3.95/$4.95
Cannoli (Italian Pastry) for two                      $5.50
Italian Gourmet Ice Creams        $4.95

All menu items are available for take-out.
We welcome American Express, Visa, and MasterCard.
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        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.
With chicken breast tenders
 
$5.95



$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.
Add chicken or bacon
 $6.95




$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
MEDITERRANIAN SALAD
Baby spring mix, chopped tomatoes, red onions, Kalamata olives, garbanzo beans, Feta cheese and focaccia croutons with an apple-lime dressing.
 $8.50
CAPRESE SALAD
Fresh tomatoes and basil with fresh buffalo mozzarella
$6.95

WOOD-FIRED GOURMET PIZZAS

WOOD BURNED DELIGHT           Small    Medium
                                                             $9.25    $14.95
Fresh tomato sauce, ricotta cheese, mix, pepperoni, black olives, and green and red pepper, onion mix.

CHICKEN MAGNIFICO    
                $9.95    $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, fresh basil, gorgonzola cheese, and red onions. (you many replace bacon with BBQ chicken)

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.

GIUSEPPE                                       $11.25      $17.95
Fresh tomato sauce, Ricotta cheese mix, sauteed spinach, red onion, mushroom, red peppers and chicken breast tenders.


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.


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.
$11.25
ANGEL HAIR
With fresh diced tomatoes, basil, chopped garlic.
With shrimp or chicken   

 $9.50


 $11.95

BROCCOLI AND RAINBOW ROTELLI
Fresh broccoli, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, and parmesan cheese.
$9.25
LINGUINE PRIMAVERA
Assorted fresh vegetables (broccoli, zucchini, squash, mushrooms, carrots, and garlic) with Provolone cheese and lemon.
$9.95
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.
$12.95
BASIL LINGUINE  
Flame broiled chicken breast tenders, shallots, baby garlic, tomatoes, and basil in olive oil and red wine.
$11.95
CHICKEN TEQUILA FETTUCCINE
Breast tenders along with fresh red and green peppers, Bermuda onions, and cilantro in a tequila lime cream sauce.
 $11.25
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.
$12.95
SEAFOOD WITH RED PEPPER SAUCE
Zucchini, mushrooms, broccoli, sun-dried tomatoes, tiger shrimp, scallops with red pepper cream sauce. Served on linguine pasta.
 $13.95
LINGUINE CARBONARA
Prosciutto ham with Shitake mushroom and Parmesan in alfredo cream sauce.
 $11.95
CHEESE RAVIOLI WITH AURORA SAUCE
$9.95
FETTUCCINE ALFREDO
With parmesan cheese.
$8.95
PESTO PASTA FETTUCCINE
Pesto sauce with basil, pinenuts, parmesan cheese, and garlic in cream sauce.
$10.50
LASAGNA
With beef, ricotta, and mozzarella cheese.
 $9.75
SPAGHETTI MARINARA
$7.25
SPAGHETTI MEATBALL
$9.50
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.
$9.75
CHICKEN
BBQ breast tenders, cilantro, Bermuda onions, mozzarella cheese, and jalapeño on request.
$9.95
SPINACH AND MUSHROOM
Fresh spinach, mushrooms, and red onions with ricotta cheese and mozzarella cheese.
$9.25