For over 40 years, Tano Williams has had his hand in the food industry. After years of working in the corporate restaurant world, he and his wife, Gina, longed to own their own place, again. This journey began with a catering business out of their home kitchen. After quickly outgrowing their own kitchen, they renovated a historic building in December of 2009, in downtown Loveland. Built in 1870 and originally a hardware store called Sparks Hardware, it was also home to various retails shops and a tea room before becoming a 44-seat restaurant. The following year, the restaurant expanded into the space next door by adding a bar and patio, increasing their seating to 100. Business was good and rhythms were developed for staff and patrons of Tano Bistro.
On May 28, 2017, Tano Bistro and the apartment building next to it succumbed to a large fire. What many might have looked at as failure and reason to walk away, Tano and Gina saw as an opportunity to revamp the space they, and so many of Loveland’s residents, have come to love. After the building was purchased by the Williams’, the work of restoring the restaurant began.
The Tano Bistro of today has doubled in size with three different floors, all offering dining and bar experiences. Tano and Gina credit their community for the beginning, middle, and ongoing story of Tano Bistro. The family-like environment for both their staff and patrons will continue to be the heartbeat of why they do what they do – provide high-quality culinary experiences with food whose histories are known before they hit your plate. Through culinary research, dedicated customer service, and cultivating an environment where everyone knows someone, Tano is excited to welcome you in and make you feel at home.