What Are the Best Restaurants in the Placerville Area?
Our top-notch chef at Eden Vale Inn prepares extraordinary culinary options that our guests continuously rave about. If you do want to get out and explore, there are many fine dining experiences within a short drive. A number of excellent chefs have made El Dorado County their home. They have remarkable resources to use, including exquisite Sierra Foothills wines and fresh ingredients from local family farms. Below are some of the popular restaurant options for you to consider when you stay at Eden Vale Inn. When planning your trip, please feel free to call and ask us for recommendations or to make your reservations. Also, keep in mind that most restaurants in the area close for service by 8:30 to 9 p.m.
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The Best Places to Eat in the Placerville Area
For nearly 20 years, Papa Gianni’s in Cameron Park has been serving authentic Italian cuisine using family recipes passed down through generations. Their family-owned restaurant offers an extensive menu based on traditional dishes from Southern Italy. They serve soup, salads, and antipasti. Homemade pasta dishes include ravioli, gnocchi al la vodka, and hearty meat dishes including pollo parmigiana and vitello piccata. You’ll also find custom-made Italian sodas, draft beers, and local and Italian wines. Satisfy your evening sweet tooth with homemade desserts like tiramisu, cannolis, and a variety of cheesecakes.
Smith Flat House
Traditional American Food
Bricks Eat & Drinks
The Independent Restaurant and Bar
Cafes, Bakeries, and Quick Snacks
Argonaut Farm to Fork Cafe
Located in Coloma’s Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, the Argonaut is a riverfront café serving breakfast, lunch, snacks, and espresso drinks. Their menu is often organic and locally sourced, and they serve Sacramento’s Temple coffee. Menu items include quinoa salad, organic smoked turkey sandwiches, juice, soup, and gelato. They accept phone orders for lunches to-go and stock organic picnic items. Plus, seating is available indoors and outdoors in scenic Coloma, and they have free WiFi. The Argonaut now serves dinner on Friday and Saturday nights from 6 to 9 p.m.
Sierra Rizing Cafe & Bakery
Sierra Rizing is a bakery and coffee house that offers lunch, beer, local wine, and weekend dinners. Sit indoors or on the dog-friendly patio by the river in Lotus, right next to Coloma. Enjoy their fresh baked goods, fine desserts, and locally roasted coffee and espresso drinks. For lunch, they have delicious quiches, frittatas, and award-winning chilis. Casual dinner is Friday through Sunday with rotating specials, kid-friendly food, and vegetarian options. Hungry for dinner? Try their salads, tamale plates, and cheese lasagne. They also have live music on the second Saturday of each month for you to enjoy!
Fork Lift is a great place to get picnic items. They stock over 20,000 natural, organic and specialty items. Choose from quality meats, a staffed cheese station, fresh and organic produce, deli dishes, and fresh baked goods. Fork Lift even has a self-serve grain and soup bar, full-service charcuterie, and sandwiches made to order. Explore the largest microbrew beer selection east of Sacramento, and feel free to ask their wine stewards any questions you may have.
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Sellands Market Cafe
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Forester Pub and Grill
Allez offers gourmet French cuisine to go or to enjoy in their rustically elegant dining room located in Diamond Springs. Their fresh and healthy items include sausage, vegetarian, and crab cake sandwich baguettes. You can also enjoy a variety of salads and seasonal entrees like wild mushroom pasta and filet mignon. Other suggested dishes are their escargot, spicy prawns, Coq Au Vin, and rack of lamb. Allez also offers local and imported cheeses, wines, baked goods, and unique gifts. Their lunch box special includes a sandwich, side salad, brie cheese, chocolate chip cookie, and dessert tart. Feel free to grab a meal-to-go and head out for a picnic in Gold Country!
Cascada Restaurante & Cantina
Aji Japanese Bistro
Aji Bistro in El Dorado Hills serves high quality, contemporary Japanese food. Aji’s raw and sashimi bar includes oysters on the half shell and sushi rolls, cones, and nigiri. Enjoy ramen, salads, donburi rice bowls, lunch plates, and entrées such as wild-caught Misoyaki Sea Bass. Or, allow your server to order for your table and share dinner Aji style. They have a full bar with specialty cocktails, including handmade infusions and syrups. The restaurant is very family-friendly and dogs are permitted on the patio.
Bamiyan Restaurant serves authentic Afghan cuisine with a distinctive palette of seasonings. They have earned many dining awards for healthy dishes including a variety of meat, fish, and shrimp shish-kebabs. They also offer special rice, dumpling, and pasta dishes. Try their boiled dumplings filled with scallions and spinach, topped with spiced beef and yellow peas in yogurt, garlic, and mint sauce. They have many vegetarian options available, too!
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