By Robert P. Farmer
Image by greenlagirl via Flickr
Typically bustling with locals, this lively hotspot was opened by an inspired chef transplanted from the Calabria region of Italy. The roast fish and chicken specialties suit nicely after a day of wine tasting in the area. The pizzas from the wood-fired oven are also a popular draw. The wine list features greatest hits from the surrounding valley vineyards as well as selections from the chef's home country. When dinner's done, slip next door to the Maverick Saloon for some true local flavor.
Open for lunch: Tues-Sun 11:30am-2:30pm;
Open for dinner: Mon-Sun 5-10pm
3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez