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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 #1 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
Fort Worth, TX
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

While in the Truckee area with friends we stopped in to Pianeta (without a reservation). They kindly showed us a table and we were quickly served. Everything was great. The knowledgeable and helpful server answered our questions and made recommendations without being pushy. The food was excellent and the portions large. In fact, we took some of it home and... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

I visit the Tahoe area several times a year, as we have a vacation home there. We have tried all the so called upscale restaurants in the area, and never come away very impressed. The prices are high, the food mediocre and the service lacking. Pianeta's is truly an outstanding Italian restaurant. The pasta dishes are so fresh you swear... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Have a place in Kings Beach and don't eat in Truckee often. Glad we did! Had a wonderful Vegetarian pasta dish and it truly was one of the best we've ever had. We're definitely a fan Now of Pianeta, and can't wait to go back !

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

The food here is as good as any NYC neighborhood Italian restaurant. The paste is cooked perfectly with a choice of sauces, meat, shellfish, etc that are just superb ... they even have anchovies at the salad bar. We were surprised by the amount if food for the money. Well worth the 10-15 minute trip out of Tahoe.

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San Francisco, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This restaurant has a great atmosphere and excellent food. Everyone who was there appeared to having a good time ! The seafood risotto, among many & varied menu choices, was wonderful. The wine list is very good and offers plenty of price options as well. Service was excellent. We will definitely return.

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Castro Valley, California, USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Went to this establishment on a friend's recommendation and it was terrific. We didn't have a reservation, but they really helped squeeze us in. The food was top rate. Definitely need to make reservations. Will go there again.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Great food great service! Owner greets every table! Menu has good choice for everyone. Reservations needed loved the cute town of Truckee

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Lafayette CA
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Great decor, great service, Cannelloni to die for and don't miss the bruschetta. Seafood pasta was superb.

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Davis, California
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115 reviews 115 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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