this is a very casual restaurant just a step up from fast food like fazoli's. however, it is the bomb to locals. you can get good italian food cheap, did i say CHEAP. their bread is awesome and topped with their salad with ranch dressing....mmmm...there is something about their salad, it is a bit watery, that makes it really good.
i am a peoria native, so a bit biased since i grew up eating Avanti's and loving it. now that i live in texas i find myself craving it at least twice a week. everytime i come to visit peoria i usually get a pizza bread or gondola and salad every day i am there.