This is our second visit to Ava Gene's and recommend it to anyone who loves Italian food. The menu is fantastic, offering many dishes that we have not encountered ofter outside of Italy. The full taste of Italian food, as interpreted by talented Northwest chefs, is offered with many appetizers, pasta dishes, mains, and side dishes. Everything we had was wonderful. The wine list has many reasonable selections by the glass or bottle. The service is excellent: knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient. One hint: the later you go, the easier it is to get a table.