About Us

About Dancing Tomato Caffé


Founded in 2004, locally owned and operated, Dancing Tomato Caffé is the perfect blend of good eats, community spirit, and a comfortable atmosphere. The Katz family has hand-crafted this unique restaurant, conveniently located on the corner of California Highway 20 and Walton Avenue in Yuba City, California. DTC’s menus were designed with the family in mind—“a something for every taste” approach when it comes to feeding each guest a meal they will love.

Supporting our local community is of paramount importance. Our menus include local products from Northern California, including: Napa, Amador, Oregon House, El Dorado Hills, Sonoma, Modesto, Lodi, Mendocino, and the renowned Sutter Buttes (aka The World’s Smallest Mountain Range):

Our Story

Our Story We are Kevin and Shar Katz, and we have been serving up California cuisine and traditional Italian fare at the Dancing Tomato Caffé in Yuba City since 2004. When we opened the doors, we had one small child with another on the way. The caffé and our family have grown up together over the years.

You might say that great food served in a welcoming atmosphere is a family tradition. Way back in 1965, Kevin’s parents opened the Italian Cottage in Chico, and the family later added Caffé Italia in Davis.

With a dream of opening a family-friendly restaurant to call our own, we began searching for the perfect location to make our dream come true. Inspired one summer day by the image of tomatoes bouncing in a truck heading in from a local field, the name for the “Dancing Tomato Caffé” was born. Now we are passing our family’s legacy on to our children who can often be found taking orders and making change when we take out our wood-fired mobile pizza oven to community events.

Learn more in our story of Dancing Tomato Caffé video on our YouTube channel.

Our food is so good it makes you happy from your head all the way down to your “To-ma-toes”!

We are always dedicated to serving delicious dishes, dressings and sauces made in our own kitchens using the highest quality and freshest ingredients. Whenever possible, we source local produce, olive oil, rice, wines, craft beers, and other specialties from this bountiful area. Each day, we carefully prepare our original recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner for your dining pleasure.

We wish for all... ”Good Times for a Long Time” and we are honored to have you dine with us.

Grazie and Buon Appetito!

Reduce. Recycle. Reuse.

Reduce. Recycle. Reuse. As well as being conscious of what comes into their restaurant, the Katz family is very aware of what goes out. They’re working with Recology Yuba-Sutter on a pilot program to turn organic waste and food scraps into compost for local farmers to replenish the lands, rather than adding to local landfills. “Green Sharlene”, as her husband calls her, explains. “A lot of waste goes out the door; we can be more responsible with our business practices by reducing waste and diverting recyclables and organic matter for compost. By being “greener”, we can actually save money (green) on waste hauling, while working toward state goals to reduce the amount of material going into our landfills. As a mother, it’s really just the right thing to do for our children and our environment. Every little bit of effort helps.”