87 Years and Counting

Opened in 1932


(Excerpt from North Tahoe/Truckee Weekly)

The Bacchi’s tradition dates back to the twenties, when alpine skiing in the area was virtually non-existent, and regal steamships cruised the waters of Lake Tahoe. The original founders of the restaurant, George and Josephine Bacchi, used to haul fruit from Sacramento to their fruit stand in Tahoe City (where the Travelodge now stands). Mrs. Bacchi became popular for homemade Italian meats she sold at the stand—so popular in fact, that Mrs. Knight, of Vikingsholm fame, would send her chauffeur half way around the Lake to just to buy a Bacchi’s dinner. It was Mrs. Knight who persuaded the couple to open a restaurant . . .

Our Story

Our hours change with the seasons. Please call 530-583-3324 for our current hours.

Bar Opens At 4:00pm. Dining Room opens at 5:30pm.
Call Ahead to Ensure There is Room to Enjoy!.

Steven R.    Truckee, CA
“If you want traditional Italian with an ‘old school’ vibe, this is the place. Real food cooked with real butter! The atmosphere reminds me of a place my grandparents may have gone in the 50s . . . Superb bar and wait staff.”
Mark W.    Campbell, CA
“NO other place in TAHOE outside a casino has the space to accommodate a real (Italian) family like Bacchi’s does. If this place were in Little Italy, NY people would be looking for the Gambino or Gotti family to walk in, if they could. The best part is if you ask for a true old-school drink, they will not ask you how to make it.”

Bar Special

Spaghetti or Ravioli with Beer or Wine $12.50

Group Parties

Large tables or a banquet room for your group.

Soup & Salad

All You Can Eat Soup & Salad Every Day $14.95


Homemade Sauces, Minestrone Soup, & More!


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2905 Lake Forest Road, Tahoe City CA 96145