Dan Burnham started his career in Disneyland in 1982, and has worked over the years in Orange County, Mammoth, Montana and Laguna Beach, eventually opening five-star restaurants for a hotel concern. During his travels, Dan met Charlie Abowd and worked at Adele’s as his right-hand man for eight years, including time catering at the Shakespeare Festival at Lake Tahoe and the James Beard awards in NYC. His experience was earned in fine dining and seasonal resort kitchens over the past decades, and we are thrilled he has returned to Carson City to open Piazza.

Chef Dan is excited to work with many of the Adele’s crew again, including “the best dishwasher on the planet”, to create in a brand-new kitchen, and we also welcome our new Sous Chef, Jared Manning, who relocated from Las Vegas, NV. With Piazza so close to the Carson City’s Farmer’s Market, Chef Dan can be found on Saturday mornings picking out the best offerings to supplement our farm-to-table creations. His emphasis on fresh, local ingredients means that each of our menu items will evolve with the seasons.


Robin Shriver is at the top of her game in the hospitality business and we consider ourselves lucky to have her on our team. With over 35 years of experience in a full spectrum of roles from corporate food service to sole ownership, Robin joined us to reunite with her Adele’s family, and to be part of our new adventure at Piazza. Her passions are service excellence, teamwork and wine! She loves discovering new wines and sharing them, and is a great resource when you want to try something new and different.


Though we are able to be at full capacity, reservations are highly recommended due to limited seating!
Please call ahead, [775] 301-6708, and speak with our staff to confirm availability!