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Pianeta Ristorante

10096 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161-0314
+1 530-587-4694
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Ranked #1 of 95 restaurants in Truckee
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $15 - $50
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
Truckee, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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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Truckee, California, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Very quaint atmosphere in the heart of downtown Truckee. The restaurant is historic with rock walls and comfortable booths. If you can sit downstairs in a booth by the bar. Very relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

bruschetta had novel toppings, mozzarella with eggplant and zucchini salad was also innovative with very fresh pesto. we enjoyed our entrees as well but even my son couldn't finish his chicken manicotti which was large and super rich, creamy.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

What a great spot! Spent a fun filled evening here while visiting friends and could not say enough about the food, the service, and the atmosphere! Whether visiting or a local, this is a must stop in restaurant!

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Lake Tahoe, Nevada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Had eaten here twice before but not particularly impressed then. This time it seems that improvements in the menu with more variety and with emphasis on freshness and quality have made a difference. Service was great, informative and professional yet patient and relaxed. Perfect for our evening out with old friends. Will return.

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Truckee, California
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124 reviews 124 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Good consistent food and service. Varied menu but the menu needs a little updating. Nice atmosphere, relatively quiet, unless the bar is crowded, which can make it noisy. Reservation are a good idea, especially on weekends

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Went on the first night in Tahoe/Truckee and enjoyed the meal. Food was fresh and not from a package. Great atmosphere as well. If I'm back in the area, will go again.

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New York
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275 reviews 275 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

As good a s it gets in Truckee, only place to sit was bar . Heavy on beef and limited seafood Great atmosphere and a lovely setting

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Truckee, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Delicious, great service and ambiance!! We had a wonderful evening. There's nothing I would change. A must go.

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Walnut Creek, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

My wife and I just finished an amazing dining experience. Started with the house-made sausage "Salicce" and veal meatballs. We had to do the house-made pastas as entrees, the pasta d'olio and the ravioli Bolognese. Holy crap! The pasta d'olio stole the show. Service was on par with the food. Excellente!

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