Welcome to Historic Tofanelli's Gold Country Bistro
A Downtown Grass Valley Tradition!
Tofanelli's is truly a family (multi-generational) owned and operated restaurant. We offer a great choice of the best local and California wines, delicious appetizers, an extensive breakfast and lunch menu, fine dining after 4pm and fresh air on our award-winning, charming outdoor patio.
A vital part of Historic Downtown Grass Valley, Tofanelli’s is located at 302 W. Main St. in the heart of the Gold Country between the thriving Center For The Arts and The Holbrooke Hotel.
Award-Winning Patio Dining
Apparently Nevada County agrees. The readers of The Union Newspaper have voted us Best Patio Dining every year since 2006!
Our patio is open year-round – weather permitted – and its dog friendly! For well-behaved dogs, of course. Tofanelli's patio is home to many events including Weddings, Wedding Rehearsal Dinners, Engagement Parties, Birthday Parties, Retirement Parties, Corporate Meetings, Community Group Meetings...virtually any celebration you can conjur. We can even create a custom menu for your event!
To inquire about your party or event, please call (530) 272-1468 and ask for the manager on duty.
The overhead hook trolley system that carried large pieces of meat from the curb to the huge walk-in refrigerator is still here! In fact, Tofanelli's still uses the same huge walk-in refrigerator that was originally built for the meat market in the 1890s.
In the early 1900's Freeman's Bakery was housed next door to the original Tofanelli's building. There was also a small residence there. The bakery and residence were destroyed by fire and the area where Freeman’s Bakery stood is now Tofanelli's beautiful, award-winning patio.
The front of Freeman's Bakery (circa early 1900's), now Tofanelli's award-winning patio.
Most famous were the Golden Egg Omelet House restaurants, with an incredible array of 101 omelets that have been featured on television and copied internationally. Tofanelli's introduced that same award-winning breakfast menu featuring the 101 omelets in 2006 and its popularity has grown rapidly throughout the Gold Country foothills since.
Of course Tofanelli's goes well beyond our award-winning breakfast. Our lunches feature a list of sensational salads, a full page of hamburgers and much more. Dinners at Tofanelli's are both casual and elegant with something for every taste, including many vegetarian and vegan options in addition to steaks, seafood, pasta, chicken, salads and more.
Tofanelli's wine list is extensive and always evolving, featuring local and regional California wines. Ask your server for the latest offerings.
Tofanelli’s Gold Country Bistro welcomes you daily from 8am to 3pm. Visit our historic building, relax on our marvelous patio and enjoy!