Nevada City, CA
Recently had a great dinner at the old 5 mile house restaurant & bar. The prices were very reasonable (pastas start at 9.99) and the food was outstanding. They have a fun eclectic menu of "roadhouse food from around the world". I happen to be a pizza fanatic and their pizza was right up there with the best I have had anywhere. I had the chicken rosemary pizza which was excellent. My wife had the Piadine which is a baked pizza dough topped with fresh arugula salad, shaved red onions and grilled skirt steak and crumbled blue cheese. it was a great combo of crusty pizza crust, cool arugula & warm skirt steak - the flavors all came together.
Our friends had the Cioppino which they slurped up before I could get some, but they raved about it. The wine list had a lot of unfamiliar selections from around the world, but the server called over the owner who brought us some samples and we found a great deal on a spanish wine that was delish.
The live music made for an exciting atmosphere in the old west stagecoach stop.
When we found out that the desserts and ice cream were home made we shared the chocolate cherry pot pie thing and it was amazing. Really the best dinner we've had out in a long time. And all around a super value. This place is so understated. It ain't no hoydy toydy place - just down to earth good food. Bravo!