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New pizza restaurant to open in Truckee’s Brickelltown district

Special to the Sun

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Truckee’s newest restaurant, Old Town Tap, located in the Brickelltown district next to downtown, will open its doors on May 26.

Old Town Tap — located in the old location for Pizza Bar, next to Marg’s Taco Bistro — is a Neapolitan-style pizzeria and bar and is the brainchild of Marlena John and Luke Bill, an energetic, young couple who moved to Truckee last year to make their home in the mountains.

The couple, who met at a dual-concept restaurant/bar and pizzeria in the Bay Area, have long dreamed of owning a restaurant/bar of their own.

“We moved to Truckee because we fell in love with the town and the people here,” said Marlena. “It’s a huge bonus that we found the opportunity to make our dreams of owning a restaurant come true at the same time. We’re honored to be able to share this dream with such an amazing community.”

Marlena and Luke have joined forces with Chef Adam Hinojosa, a Gardnerville native whose first executive chef position was at Truckee’s O.B.’s before relocating to the Bay Area in 2010.

Starting May 26, Old Town Tap will serve Neapolitan pizzas, salads and share plates, such as fried cheese curds, oysters and house-made charcuterie.

Complementing the cuisine will be a full bar, complete with signature cocktails, 16 beers and 12 wines on tap. 

This article was submitted on behalf of Old Town Tap, located at 10164 Donner Pass Road. Visit to learn more.