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302 W Main St, Grass Valley, CA
530-272-1468
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice place for lunch

Our lunch group had our regular Friday lunch today. We eat at a different restaurant every week. Bar service was a little slow, but I think it was because the bartender was also waiting tables. Everyone enjoyed their lunch. The lunch service was great. The patio was packed, we ate inside. This is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 1, 2013
Howard M
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Grass Valley, California
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Auburn, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Let me preface last night's experience with this: My wife and I wandered into Tofanelli's about a year ago on a Sunday afternoon for lunch. We've been going there for years, but had not been in since the newest owners took over. We were seated, given water and menus, and then just............left to sit. For almost 30 minutes we watched... More 

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Susanville, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

First time at Tofanelli's, was impressed with large outdoor patio and indoor decor (wood wainscot on walls and bar and historical photos of the building from the late 1800's/ early 1900's). Service was prompt and fast and the food was very tasty! Started off with Seafood Gazpacho (generous helping of shrimp and clams with a delicious mildly spicy tomato sauce).... More 

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Grass Valley, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Tofanellis has never disappointed. Breakfast,Lunch or Dinner they have a great selection. The Bbq on the patio in the summer is awesome, as well as the Live music. If you like seafood, the Scampi is always a good choice!. The servers are friendly and very professional. The Full Bar is a plus too! A great place to go eat and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

We sat on the patio at the side of the restaurant/bar. Fortunately the weather was still very nice at the beginning of November otherwise I doubt if we would have sat inside, it just looked like a bar with some tables added. The menu is huge (101 omelets) about 8 pages long, way too much choice and must be very... More 

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Grass Valley, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Our lunch group had our regular Friday lunch today. We eat at a different restaurant every week. Bar service was a little slow, but I think it was because the bartender was also waiting tables. Everyone enjoyed their lunch. The lunch service was great. The patio was packed, we ate inside. This is one of the best restaurants in Grass... More 

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Belmont, CA
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127 reviews 127 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Last night was probably the 9th or 10th time we've eaten at Tofanelli's and we left shaking our heads. At least on this one occasion, one of our favorite Grass Valley restaurants failed to perform, with rubbery shrimp and tough eggplant parmesan served with seriously under-cooked pasta. The only dish that was up to par was the special clam linguine.... More 

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Arizona
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98 reviews 98 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is our second visit to this restaurant in quaint downtown Grass Valley and it is tops! Love the patio - very comfortable and delightful on this mild September day. I had the turkey sandwich on ciabatta bread with cranberry sauce and my spouse had the classic eggs benedict - delicious! No complaints about the service - parking can be... More 

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New Mexico
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Ate breakfast here on the 3rd, 4th, & 5th of August. On the 5th, we asked if they had biscuits and gravy, because it wasn't on the breakfast menu. They did, but it's on the menu under "Odds and Ends" on the last page! Hubby had that and I got ONE bite. Was the best biscuits and gravy I've ever... More 

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Marysville, California
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Chose this restaurant, 45 miles away, to celebrate a birthday lunch because of recommendations and reviews. Also chose to sit outside on the patio. Attractive and pleasant atmosphere although the flies were horrible. The food was very good, hamburger and salad, and the service was okay, friendly enough, but had to ask for bread, butter, and dressing. Margarita was definitely... More 

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antioch, ca
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

This is fast becoming a favorite restaurant. We've enjoyed everything we've tried, the service is friendly and accommodating and the gardens and ambiance in the patio dining puts me immediately in vacation mode . The weekend music is enjoyable, background, and not intrusive to conversation.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 302 W Main St, Grass Valley, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Grass Valley
  • Phone Number: 530-272-1468

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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