Randall Barnes tickles the ivories at Avanti
Avanti's Restaurant of Distinction
This place should be a historical monument, in my opinion. They have great Italian food - fancy stuff. There is a piano bar, and their cantinero (bartender) Homero will take good care of you with a fine selection of wines, espresso or a cocktail.
Back in the day (the early 80's) they used to host (catering) Julio Iglesias's concerts at Celebrity Theatre - I know this because I was there. What was a ten year old doing at Celebrity Theatre watching Julio? Having a great time, to be sure. Ahead of my time, this kitchen wench was.
"Me va, me va, me va, me va, me va..."
We are going there this weekend for my Dad's birthday.
Steak pizzaiola, anyone?
Enough said. Go, now!