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All 97 Truckee Restaurants

Pianeta Ristorante

10096 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161-0314
+1 530-587-4694
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Ranked #2 of 97 Restaurants in Truckee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $50
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Bridge Street
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.
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  • English first
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English first
Davis, California
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110 reviews 110 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Best restaurant in Truckee! Amazing food, outstanding service, and rustic, warm, inviting ambiance. Small place, so be sure to make a dinner reservation first, especially on weekends. Enjoyed Piatto Formaggio cheese plate and the spinach salad -- Insalta Robyn -- for starters. The homemade Pasta Bolgnese was absolutely delicious, mouthwatering, and one of the best I've ever had. The Ravioli... More

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Paris, France
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Greeted enthusiastically & tended to warmly. This spot has either one or both owners are usually present, a husband & wife team. The menu is eclectic w/various Italian dishes - it all looked yummy, which made it hard to decide. Started w/bruschetta & creamy polenta w/house made sausages & pepper & then Chicken Marsala. All was DELISH!

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Truckee, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Living in Truckee we had never eaten here and On a recent date night with the wife we decided to eat here. It did not leave us disappointed. 2 perfect little tables on the patio and a dark great feeling inside bar add charm to the amazing food. The salad was great but the pasta stole the show. I had... More

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Visited Pianeta for dinner during our stay in nearby Lake Tahoe. Loved how the old silver mining town flair of Truckee transitioned into the restaurant. We dined with another couple who had been there before and each of us loved our salads and dinners. The homemade pasta is one of many reasons to return. Would highly recommend.

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Truckee, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I recently moved to Truckee and A friend told us about this place in Downtown and It is simply the BEST place I have ever eaten hands down! from the Service, to the atmosphere, to the food and drinks, A++++++++, highly recommended place to go (Reservations are better) but nice to sit at the bar to and hang with the... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Stopped in for a late night dinner with my husband. Labor Day weekend, so it was packed but they managed to squeeze us in at the bar after a "no show". So glad we waited. It was absolutely delicious. From the conversations with other guests, sounds like a popular spot with the locals. The entire staff was so friendly and... More

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Truckee, Ca
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Pianeta never fails to deliver an excellent meal with excellent service and hospitality from Nicole and her wait staff. Reservations strongly recommended; I always ask for a booth downstairs. Happy hour at the bar always is full. Have not taken advantage of it yet, but plan to soon.

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Truckee, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I'd walked by Pianeta a dozen times before my first visit and when I finally dined there I was kicking myself for not eating there sooner. They have several interesting fresh salads and appetizers an nice wine selection and fantastic entrees. Besides the food the location in old downtown Truckee and the rich dark decor make this a great place... More

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Bloomfield, Connecticut
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Each year that I've travelled in the area. I've made a point to spot and have dinner at Pianeta. What more can I say....It is romantic. It is historic (an old Chinese laundry mate). It is awesome. I love the specials. I only wish I had a refrigerator to take home leftovers. The servers are GREAT. HELPFUL. FIRST CLASS. I... More

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truckee, california
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great place for dinner. Food is really good. Servers are friendly. Good value for money. Enjoy your visit there

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