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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 101 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
  • French first
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English first
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
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52 reviews 52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
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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
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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Truckee, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

If you don't have a reservation (and sometimes, even when you do), you will be waiting a while. But the food is worth it. Kitchen can get backed up on Fri/Sat eve, especially during "season". But just relax and enjoy the great wine selection, along with any of their signature appetizers.

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Truckee, California, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The owners here are friendly and wonderful, and you can really never go wrong with the house red, never. The charcuterie plates are always wonderful, and the meals are phenomenal too, but this is just a great place to come for tapas and wine as well. Something about going down the stairs to the bar feels very cozy, especially on... More 

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Additional Information about Pianeta Ristorante

Address: 10096 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161-0314
Phone Number: +1 530-587-4694
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Truckee
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 50
Cuisine: Italian, Wine Bar

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