I have asked my friends and family to help me make a list of favorite Reno restaurants. The casinos have some nice restaurants, but I didn't include any on this list. I want to encourage those who visit Reno to get out and enjoy Reno like a local.
Our Favorite Reno Restaurants:
50 N. Sierra St., Reno, NV
Open 7 days a week 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Campos pasta and pizzas are unmatched! They extrude, roll, and stretch their handmade pastas. They use organic, local and seasonal ingredients in their recipes. The menu changes daily based on what they buy that day. I love that they share their food sources on their website!
Their pizza is Napoletana style and it is made in an oven from Naples and runs on wood alone. The curing case is in plain sight and in the mornings you can watch the team prepare the recipes!
Campo is located next to the Truckee River, you can sit on the patio and enjoy watching the kayakers as you eat.
In addition to dinner, Campo is open for morning espresso, light breakfast fare and grab-and-go lunches. Campo accepts reservations. You can easily make a reservation online if you wish.
5525 S. Virginia Street, Reno, NV
Open 7 days a week, 11 a.m – kitchen closes at 9 p.m. or 10 p.m. depending on how busy it is.
I became aware of the Great Basic Brewing Company through the musicians they host. Some incredibly talented musicians, use the Great Basin Brewing Company as a place to “warm up” before they take their music on the road. You can find upcoming events on their event page.
Most people know the Great Basic Brewing Company for their award winning beer. They've won numerous medals at the Great American Beer Festival as well as the World Beer Cup.
In addition to the great beer and great concerts, they serve delicious “pub” food with a twist. So in addition to fish and chips and shepherd's pie, you will find Jambalaya and Chicken Beeriyaki Stir Fry. Of course, even the traditional fish and chips is created with a batter made with Wild Horse Ale.
933 West Moana Lane, Reno, Nevada 89509
Open 7 days a week, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Josef's Vienna is a little off the beaten path. The European bakery is south of downtown and tucked away in a shopping center, but it is worth the trip. Josef's Vienna Bakery has been featured in numerous magazines and one of their wedding cakes was even featured in the movie “IT'S COMPLICATED” with Meryl Street and Alec Baldwin.
While they are best know for their pastries, they also operate a restaurant and the food is incredibly delicious! I absolutely love their omelets, my husband loves their salads. My recommendation: Go for breakfast or lunch and then pick up a delicious pastry from their bakery to take home with you.
Josef's also has a deli making it convenient place to stop on your way up the mountains to pick up sandwiches, salads, desserts and drinks for a picnic.
1907 S. Arlington Ave., Reno, NV 89509
Open 7 days a week, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The Stone House Cafe is, in fact, located inside a stone house. The house is built of river rock and the lands used to be part of the area's largest nursery. This lends a cozy ambiance to the restaurant. When the weather allows, it is delightful to dine al fresco, in the gardens.
The menu is extensive. You will find traditional American dishes, as well as Italian, French, and Southwest. In addition to the House specialties, they serve daily specials which allow them to exercise their creative talents with in-season foods. The Italian Chicken Salad is one of my personal lunch favorites.
The Stone House Cafe accepts reservations.
3065 W. 4th St., Reno, NV 89523
Open for dinner Tuesday – Saturday, from 5 p.m.
I love recipe sharers! 4th St. Bistro stands out for a number of reasons, but one of the things I love about this restaurant is that they share some of their recipes on their website! How cool is that?!? They also use organic foods from local sources whenever possible. They offer many gluten-free and vegetarian dishes. 4th St. Bistro's cuisine is best described as contempory American cuisine that has been influenced by a variety of cultures.
The 4th St. Bistro accepts reservations.
420 S Sierra St, Reno, NV 89501-1912
Open 7 days a week, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Peg's Glorified Ham & Eggs is a favorite with locals. It has won the coveted title “Best Breakfast in Reno” for the last 11 years running. It isn't just Nevadans who like Peg's, it was awarded “Best Breakfast in America” by Esquire magazine in October, 2007
The breakfast are delicious and the servings are large. Unfortunately that combination makes this a pretty popular place and it can be quite crowded.
Peg’s does not take reservations. However, the do have a “call ahead” seating program. Before you leave for the restaurant, call the Peg’s location that you are going to. Tell them that you would like to be placed on the waiting list. they will take your name and the number in your party. When you arrive, you will be given a pager. They stress that the “call ahead” seating program is NOT a reservation, it will only LESSEN your wait time.
Peg’s has a parking garage located inside of the Bank of American building. Bring your validation ticket to Peg's and it will be stamped.
243 S Sierra St., Reno, NV 89501
Open 7 days a week, a weekend Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays served from 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Granite Street is open at 11:00 am Monday-Friday, the kitchen remains open until 11:00 pm Monday-Thursday and stays open until Midnight on Friday and Saturday.
The Old Granite Eatery places an emphasis on creating comfort food with quality ingredients. The Roasted Vegetable Tart and Pan Braised Scallops are favorites with us. However, they also have one of the best salad menus in the area, offering a variety of unique combinations like Lentil Salad, Strawberry Salad, and Roasted Fig Salad.
The Old Granite Eatery accepts reservations.
95 N Sierra St #101 Reno, NV 89501
Hours of Operation:
Mon – Wed: 11 a.m – 10 p.m.
Thurs – Sun: 11 a.m. – midnight
They have chocolate fondues, do I need to say anything more? They actually serve lunch and dinners and serve delicious dishes like Mushroom & Truffle Ravioli. They also have a bar where mixologists create wonderful concoctions like a White Chocolate Raspberry cocktail. But let's be honest, I usually go for the fondues!
They accept reservations; you can make a reservation online if you wish.
1191 Steamboat Pkwy Suite #1400, Reno, NV 89521
The Twisted Fork serves modern American cuisine with a twist. The recipes are influenced by the flavors of the West, California, and Hispanic cuisine. The presentation is gorgeous on all of their dishes. The Porcini Mushroom Ravioli and Cauliflower Ceviche are two of our favorites. I appreciate that they mark gluten-free items on their menu. They are located in the south end of Reno and offer both in-door and out-door seating.
They accept reservations.
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