An elegant restaurant, at least if you eat in the original section - avoid the newer back section. Make sure you reserve, many people do not and will wind up envying your prime table. The cioppino was not only good, but very large and satisfying. We skipped appetizers and salads and went straight to the cioppino (and bread) which was plenty. The wine list appears spendy but they are serving some very high quality wines. We had a 375 of 'Mantanzas Creek Sauvignon Blanc for a very reasonable $18. A huge plus here: no corkage fee. Be warned that there is only limited parking at the end of the pier where the restaurant is. You can drive out to see if you are lucky, drop off your passengers if you are not and then take the car back to the non pier parking lot, preparing for the hike to the restaurant. It is a hike that is worth it. This is the #1 restaurant in Avila Beach for atmosphere and water views.
ps- We went back again on a non week end night. It was easy to park on the pier and the restaurant was not nearly as crowded. My wife went for the excellent cioppino again and I tried the Greek scallops and calamari, both were very good.
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