We live in Monterey about 45 minutes South from Santa Cruz and go there often to eat, watch a show or just to look around. We are experienced travelers and have both lived in Italy for years. We do go out a lot to eat when we travel and found Avanti just great. The food is always fresh, innovative, without heavy sauces, small portions and interesting combinations of food as you might find in a good Italian restaurtant in Italy! My husband and I are both retired educators and go there easily twice a month as we enjoy the food and now the beautiful new location though the other one did not bother us either.
The service is friendly and the prices very reasonable! Wonderful place to go with friends and family as well.
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