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Pianeta Ristorante

10096 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161-0314
+1 530-587-4694
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Ranked #2 of 95 restaurants in Truckee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $50
Sun - Sat 5:00 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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113 reviews from our community

93% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
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
14 helpful votes 14 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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Sacramento, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We had one of the best meals of our lives last night at Pianeta! The Chicken Marsala as well as the Chicken Fettucine were glorious. Moreover, the service and the setting were extraordinary. Last year we were in Italy on 2 vacations, yet Pianeta's pasta is the best that we have found. Enjoy.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I have eaten at Pianeta over the past 15 years and have always found it to be warm and cozy in the winter months and cool and refreshing in the summer. The food is top notch and a bit on the pricey side. The bar menu is wonderful and a good place to meet new interesting people.

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Nevada County
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Reservations are a must. But if you do not have them, the wait is worth it. The menu is varied, but the pasta dishes are superb. The polenta and halibut were excellent as well as the house made sausage with penne pasta. The service is a bit slow but everyone is friendly and accommodating. We have been going to Truckee... More

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El Dorado Hills, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

If you are looking for a fancy stuffy restaurant this is not the place for you. This restaurant is a Truckee staple with excellent food and service.The Pasta Bolognese is some of the best we have ever had and it comes on house made pasta. The pork medallions are served on some of the worlds best cheesy polenta. We will... More

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San Francisco, CA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Such a great place to grab dinner in Truckee. The service can be a little slow, but the food more than makes up for it. Make sure to order the tiramisu -- it's a giant serving, which we sometimes take to-go (since by the time we get to dessert, we're often stuffed full of delicious bread, salad and pasta).

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Escondido, California
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We don't usually write reviews the same day we dine but I feel compelled to tell our disappointment at this restaurant. Service was ok. Small restaurant. Nothing romantic in our opinion. Our table was so small our plates barely fit and the whole night just felt cramped for a party of 2. We started with martinis, which were great. The... More

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Truckee, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Great atmosphere for early/late dinner for intimate or groups - Italian/California cuisine dishes that you think about for days afterward! Great selection of wine. Prices moderate considering the A+ grade!

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