Tofanelli's Gold Country Bistro

About us

Tofanelli's Gold Country Bistro is renowned for many things: Award-winning patio dining, amazing breakfasts, 101 omelet menu, an incredible burger menu, a relaxing atmosphere, location (right in Downtown Historic Grass Valley next door to the Center For The Arts), great dinner selections (pasta, salads, steaks, seafood, chicken) and our daily specials. Come in soon to try us out and make sure you visit our website for more information, directions, and menu items.


Established in 1890.

Our marvelous building dates back to 1859 when it was first built as a law office. In the 1890s, Gino Tofanelli operated the building as a grocery store and meat market. 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.