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Pianeta Ristorante

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$$$
Italian, Wine Bar
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10096 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161-0314 (Bridge Street)
+1 530-587-4694
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Pianeta is a cozy and inviting restaurant located in the heart of historic...
Pianeta is a cozy and inviting restaurant located in the heart of historic downtown Truckee, California. Since 1998, we have specialized in creating delicious Italian foods and homemade pastas while offering a stellar dining experience. Our menu features nightly specials inspired by the delicious cuisine of Northern Italy and boasts an impressive wine collection from California vineyards as well as classic Italian wines. At the bar, you will find an inviting atmosphere backed by premium liquor, aperitifs and one of the most popular happy hours in town (5:00-6:30 Monday thru Friday). Finally we pride ourselves on our welcoming friendly staff, warm eclectic old world ambiance and consistently remarkable cuisine. We always recommend reservations and we can accommodate larger parties, please call for more information.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene

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Visitor rating
  • 99
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A favorite in Truckee

We live in a Truckee and love Pianeta. The atmosphere is cozy and we love a downstairs booth. I think the downstairs where the bar is, is especially nice for couples whereas upstairs, with the larger tables is nicer for a group or family. The food is always good. We like to start with the Ceasar... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Mary H
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Truckee, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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142 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Truckee, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We live in a Truckee and love Pianeta. The atmosphere is cozy and we love a downstairs booth. I think the downstairs where the bar is, is especially nice for couples whereas upstairs, with the larger tables is nicer for a group or family. The food is always good. We like to start with the Ceasar Salad and a selection... More 

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Mill Valley, CA
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This is a regular stop for us, every year when we come to Truckee. The food and the service are very good. The mood is just right somehow, relaxed but not raucous. The long bar is the focus of the cozy downstairs, the upstairs is a little quieter and has bigger tables for groups. Families are welcome.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

My husband made reservations in this restaurant after walking in and seeing the beautiful carve wood bar. Dinner was fantastic and the service was just as great. We ordered a bottle wine and it was delicious.The restaurant is has low lighting so it had a romantic feel, even though we sat in the bar area. Prices were very reasonable and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Everything went extremely well from making a reservation, being seated promptly, being served promptly by a friendly and the well-informed waitress and having food (pasta) that was very very good. I strongly recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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Newhall, California
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Pianeta is our go-to Italian restaurant in the entire Tahoe Valley. We celebrated our adult childrens' December birthdays there and were not at all disappointed. We always start with the charcuterie/antipasto platter and order several of the specials to pass around and share. The bread, pastas and fish courses were delectable as were the desserts. They even brought a complimentary... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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122 reviews 122 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Very nice Italian restaurant. Nice feel to the room but loud. Hard to have a conversation. Good food, good service and excellent menu choices. A fantastic lemon wanna cotta desert to finish a memorable meal.

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Los Angeles
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We love Pianetta, a fabulous gourmet Italian restaurant. Warm and cozy, with excellent food, a nice, but somewhat pricey wine list, especially re the Italian wines, although they have plenty of good CA stuff, and a talented kitchen. Excellent service, also. It's one of our favorite 'special-occasion' places!

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Auckland
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Had a family meal here service was ok a couple of meals in our party a bit patchy. Down stair bar and booths looked like a good scene . We were upstairs as a party of 8. I would go back.

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Northern California
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

There's nothing to eat here that is not terrific! The booths are especially cozy. Pasta d'olio, polenta, salads spinach with mushrooms, , ..chianti, green lentil soup,tiramisu...ahh!

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Mountain View, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

They have fantastic food, great service, an excellent wine selection, and are easily findable in downtown old town Truckee, between several great ski areas. Their only drawback is that- if you are grouped as more than a single person, you will need to make sure you've put in reservations!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10096 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161-0314
    (Bridge Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Truckee
  • Phone Number: +1 530-587-4694

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene

Description

Pianeta is a cozy and inviting restaurant located in the heart of historic downtown Truckee, California. Since 1998, we have specialized in creating delicious Italian foods and homemade pastas while offering a stellar dining experience. Our menu features nightly specials inspired by the delicious cuisine of Northern Italy and boasts an impressive wine collection from California vineyards as well as classic Italian wines. At the bar, you will find an inviting atmosphere backed by premium liquor, aperitifs and one of the most popular happy hours in town (5:00-6:30 Monday thru Friday). Finally we pride ourselves on our welcoming friendly staff, warm eclectic old world ambiance and consistently remarkable cuisine. We always recommend reservations and we can accommodate larger parties, please call for more information.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?