Life in laid-back Bolinas is all about simple pleasures, like this hippie-chic pizzeria that’s a favorite on the après-surf scene. At magic hour, its outdoor tables fill with salt-kissed patrons refueling on oven-charred carbs and crisp green salads as they soak up the last rays of sunshine. You might even nestle into the window alcove to sip on some grüner veltliner and watch the day surfers pack up at sunset.
This menu spins to the seasons but is as streamlined as a surfboard: oysters, greens and a handful of crisp pies, like a Margherita with fresh tomatoes and mozzarella. Of the entreés, flaky branzino stuffed with herbs and Meyer lemon peel is a standout. Linger over a swirl of soft-serve made from local buffalo milk, or a second glass of vino.- MICHELIN guide inspectors