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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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  • 101
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Consistently good

I've been to this restaurant many times and you can always count on a good meal. But last evening I was served a martini that was perfect. At $13.00 for a drink I felt I got fleeced when I had to pay for the olives! Tacky

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
airportjunky
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sacramento
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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146 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
sacramento
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I've been to this restaurant many times and you can always count on a good meal. But last evening I was served a martini that was perfect. At $13.00 for a drink I felt I got fleeced when I had to pay for the olives! Tacky

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Truckee, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a great place to dine in Downtown. The owner "guy" can be quite a jerk so I don't care to come here anymore.

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Truckee, California
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Love the pasta Bolognese! Happy Hour prices are great, and so many delicious appetizers to choose from.

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Lake Tahoe/Truckee
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I have eaten at Pianeta for years & have never once been disappointed. You get consistent, delicious Italian food (not casual/family style-- more refined cuisine) & I tremendously enjoy the cozy atmosphere. I'm not sure there's a better spot to sit & have a glass of wine on a snowy day than in the lower level bar area. Pianeta is... More 

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Truckee, California
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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
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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
92 reviews 92 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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141 reviews 141 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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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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