Markleeville restaurant set to reopen under new, local ownership |

Markleeville restaurant set to reopen under new, local ownership

Staff Report

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — A restaurant in Markleeville will reopen next week under new ownership with an expanded menu and longer hours.

Stonefly Restaurant will be reopening on Thursday, Oct. 28 under the new ownership of John and Faith Saletti, longtime Carson Valley residents. The Salettis, who owned Saletti’s Restaurants in Lompoc, Calif., and Minden, Nev., for 20 years, plan to keep the Stonefly name and upscale mountain ambiance, while expanding the hours and the menu.

With more than 80 years combined experience in the restaurant industry, John as an executive chef and Faith a baker, the new owners look forward to bringing their passion for great food to the community and surrounding areas.

“We love to cook, to feed people,” says Faith. “Since we’ll be opening with experienced staff and a business that has been built well, it gives us the opportunity to focus on what we love doing.”

Stonefly was founded in 2010 by Aileen (Ali) Bornstein and Nick Hartzell, both of Markleeville. Over the years, Stonefly has established itself as an upscale eatery known to require reservation days in advance to secure a table.

Guests can expect many of the entrees they have come to love, along with some new farm to table menu items from around the world including wild game, homemade pastas, and seafood. In addition to expanding the menu, Stonefly will have extended hours 4:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday year round.

Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling in advance 530-694-9999. Stonefly is located at 14821 Highway 89.

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Source: Alpine County Chamber of Commerce

Faith and John Saletti will be reopening Stonefly Restaurant on Oct. 28.
Provided/Alpine County Chamber of Commerce

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