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 to have snagged his fantastic sous chef, Mike Cooper, also from Orange County. With Piazza across the street from 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.


Until recently Ellen & Mark Nadreau (pronounced Ned-row) were the beloved husband and wife duo who welcomed all to Adele’s. Now part of the team at Piazza, they’ve been with us from the very beginning as we made our plans.
Mark has been tending bar for 40 years, starting when he was 18. According to Mark, his favorite part about his role behind the bar is socializing — the camaraderie of making new friends and welcoming back old ones. When we shared our vision for Piazza, Mark was excited. “We’ve never done anything with Mark & Jenny that hasn’t been fun!”

Ellen is the relative newcomer, with “only” 28 years in the food &beverage industry! As Piazza’s front-of-house manager, she is the consummate manager of the serving staff, but will take on many more responsibilities as we grow our business. Ellen loves serving and feeding people and making everyone feel welcome. Her mantra: “It’s like we have a party every night, we just don’t know who’s coming!”


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.


We take a limited number of reservations by telephone during business hours.
Please call ahead, [775] 301-6708, and speak with our staff to confirm availability!

COVID-19 Update

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