Mendo County: Staying in Manchester, S. of Elk: Dinner? Other?
Hoping to find a recommendation for dinner near Machester, CA or Elk for the weekend. Not really wanting high-end ($25+per plate), but would do it if options are limited. More interested in laid back, tasty. Open to all cuisines but one with us doesn't enjoy raw fish/meats.
Any can't miss spots near here appreciated. We're not thinking we'd want to drive all the way to Mendocino or Ft. Bragg for this meal.
I have one reco for there in my notes, but may be quite outdated:
Victorian Gardens - Luciano Zamboni's dinners, wife Pauline's breakfasts - cooks dinners for two -- but only what he feels like cooking that night. only three tables; the atmosphere is deluxe country Italian. 14409 S. Highway 1, Manchester 882-3606
The short drive south to Gualala would improve your options.