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Born From a Produce Stand

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’s Opens for Business

Bacchi’s opened for business in 1932 at its present location as a small restaurant built by George and Josephine Bacchi and relatives who had followed them to America from Sicily. As business grew at Bacchi’s, the family kept its firm control. George and Josephine’s daughter Sara married Bill Hunter. Although the daughter of the founders […]


Historical Storm hits Bacchi’s

On Jan. 10, a huge Pacific system loaded with moisture barreled into the Sierra. The storm slammed the mountains and then stalled. The blizzard it spawned raged for seven days. By the second day, nearly three feet of new snow in Tahoe City had boosted the snowpack there to 9 feet. U.S. Route 40, the […]


Bacchi’s hosts Italian Olympic Team

Take a look at this gracious “thank you” letter to Bacchi’s for hosting the Italian Olympic Team in 1960.


On behalf of this committee and myself, I wish to thank you for the magnificent hospitality offered on the evening of February 25, 1960 to the Italian team, and to the Italian newspaper men accompanying it, which participated in […]


Tahoe Weekly Review of Bacchi’s

Tahoe Bear at Bacchi’s

If you want to hear the story first-hand, come on by Bacchi’s and ask Bill to recount his face-to-face with a 500-pound black bear. Or his son, Everett, can show you the claw marks that the bear left when entering and exiting the restaurant on four different occasions. For more information about what to do if […]


Bacchi’s Today

Bacchi’s is still “in the family” with Bill Hunter, Jr. (grandson of founders George & Josephine Bacchi) running the restaurant with his son, Everett, who Bill hopes to pass on the family business to when he retires.
The Old Tahoe charm is still alive today. Old photographs of the structure adorn the restaurant’s lounge, along with other […]