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“Nice place for lunch”
Review of Tofanelli's

Tofanelli's
Ranked #3 of 112 Restaurants in Grass Valley
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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 Valley.

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Thank Howard M
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Reviewed September 19, 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. Service was on the down side as well. Our bread and salads came reasonably soon after we ordered, but it was sometime after we'd finished them that the waitress appeared to announce, with a rather curt apology, that they were out of the special manicotti that 2 of us had ordered. After a long delay, the rubbery shrimp and tough eggplant arrived together with the clam linguine that had been sitting under a heat lamp waiting for the cook to catch up. We'll probably give Tofanelli's another chance one of these days, but I can't say we'll hurry back. Consistently good quality is part of earning a "favorites" rating.

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Thank Northcoast_Flyer
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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 difficult as the lot at the back is small and street parking is sparse. And the patio is dog friendly - they even provide a water bowl though we bring our own for our little girl. We will always make this a stop when traveling through Grass Valley at meal time.

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Thank nombres02
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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 eaten! And I'm old. Wow!

Our breakfasts were great each day. Will be going back!

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Thank patttz
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Reviewed August 22, 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 not the best and pretty expensive. Will consider trying it for dinner next time. Just didn't meet my expectations this time.

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Thank Pecos58
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