2728 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016

602.956.0900

Restaurant & Catering of Distinction

The Avanti Team

The Avanti Team

This savory valley tradition started back in 1974... With over 35 years of creating delicious Italian cuisine, Avanti continues to serve-up succulent Italian inspired dishes year after year!

Below you will find photos of our current staff - all who have a hand in making Avanti the amazing dining and catering experience it is today!


Angiolo Livi

Angiolo Livi

Chef, Owner & Ultimate Host

Luis De'Orta

Luis De'Orta

Head Chef

Ellen Michie

Ellen Michie

General Manager

Jon McCally

Jon McCally

Restaurant Manager

& 30+ year Avanti veteran!

Margarita Aniles

Margarita Aniles

Pasta Chef of 20 years!

Mario Aniles

Mario Aniles

Pantry / Pastry Chef

& 25+ year Avanti veteran!

Alejandra Venzor

Alejandra Venzor

Restaurant & Catering Professional

Angiolo Livi

Chef Angelo creating delicious

cocktail-hour bites!