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Penn Valley

Twelve 28 Kitchen


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Certificate of Excellence2018 - 2019 Winner


$5 - $40
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed September 2, 2019 via mobile

You need reservations on weekends. The dishes and their presentation are very good. Some dishes are superb, such as the squash soup, Asian pear salad, lamb steak, and tiramisu. The ricotta and spinach ravioli were a bit heavy. The local wine list was great. The...More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Laurie S, Owner at Twelve 28 Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2019

Thank you for your review, but it seems like you have not been in our restaurant for a very long time (those menu items you listed have not been on the menu for a very long time,), so Im not sure why you are leaving...More

Reviewed August 17, 2019

All I can say is WOW. Great service, some of the best food I have ever had. Compares to the best of S.F and Napa.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Laurie S, Owner at Twelve 28 Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2019

Thank you so much! We look forward to having you again!

Reviewed May 22, 2019 via mobile

Kitchen Twelve 28 is an exceptional small restaurant with an exciting menu that changes frequently. It has become our favorite in the area. The chef is exceptional and the staff is very friendly, professional, and attentive. If you are planning to dine anywhere East of...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Robert C
Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

This little gem in Penn Valley serves up some of the most beautiful and delicious dishes I've ever had!! The chicken and dumplings was next level comfort food with so much depth of flavor, tender chicken and delicious little dumplings all swimming in a wonderful...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 7, 2019 via mobile

It's all about the food. Amazing mixtures of sauces and seasonings. Halibut and pork bellies were devine. Pricey but worth it. Great wine offerings.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank David S
Reviewed April 4, 2019 via mobile

We came for our 8th anniversary and were greeted at the door by the owner who took us to our table were a card waited, signed by everyone who works there wishing us a Happy Anniversary. The menus were custom and also said "Happy 8th...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 14, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I had recently started the keto diet so we had to lay off the starches. Nonetheless there was much to choose from on the menu. The food was excellent. Super the day and their version of a Caesar salad were both great....More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 95randys
Reviewed February 20, 2019

We have dined at 12 28 a number of times since they opened. The service excels, and the menu is always innovative. Good wine and beer list, great desserts. One of the top two restaurants in Nevada county.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Bruce V
Reviewed February 2, 2019

Creative menu, nice atmosphere, super friendly service but food steals the show. Smashed potato appetizer was hot and tasty with spicy drizzle. We ordered pork belly with polenta and brussel sprouts and chicken and dumplings as our entree selection. Both were off the charts for...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 18, 2019

This restaurant is a great place to have a special dinner or casual dining. The chef is young but he is a risk taker and is very creative! As others have said, it's pricey, but for the quality and fresh food and setting and friendly...More

Date of visit: March 2018
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November 28, 2017|
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Response from Laurie S | Property representative |
Hi...PLEASE give us a call!! 530-446-6534
charle l
March 14, 2017|
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Response from Laurie S | Property representative |
HI Charlie...Yes, we do take reservations and highly recommend them for bigger parties and definitely on the weekends. Thank you so much for asking!
January 17, 2017|
Response from Chip D | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Just tell the wait staff what your dietary constraints are and I am confident that the chef will be able to accommodate your needs. This is not a big monolithic restaurant -- it is family run and has the capacity to... More
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