Saturday, the day before Easter, the weather was in the low 50's so we decided it would be a good day to make the two hour drive to Ava's for lunch. Ava's is in the midst of St. Michael's winery, shops and restaurants. This is about our fourth visit to Ava's. We arrived at 12:40p and were told it would be a thirty minute wait unless we wanted to sit at the bar. We were delighted because I think sitting at the bar just adds to the atmosphere, a small quaint place. The other people at the bar were very friendly and we ended up ahhing and ewwing over each others dishes. There wine selection is nice as well. I had three Ravioli dish and the green bean / prochetta, both were fantastic. My husband had the soup of the day which was a thick tomato bisque that he loved with a side of french fries topped blue cheese. Just stating the items does not do it justice. These items sound like ordinary food items but they are not just ordinary at Ava's,............fantastic! The couple to our left got an encrusted oyster slider and meatball's which they could not eat fast enough it was so good. The couple to our right had some hot elongated powdery dough with a sauce for dessert that they said is out of this world, wish I remembered the name of it. Two woman on the other side of the bar got a huge plate of homemade chips which they could only eat half of because they also got homemade gourmet pizza. We have had the homemade pizza on previous visits and it was always delicious. I don't think their is a wrong answer on the menu. The only negative is that it's not closer to home. After we ate, the weather was warming up so we strolled the streets and browsed in a couple of shops. One place had a guy playing guitar which was nice. What a wonderful way to spend the day.
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