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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 - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Bar scene
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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  • 129
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Too much pesto

Ambiance excellent. Had the caprese salad which was unique with eggplant, and a nice combo of basaltic reduction w pesto. There special Saltimbocca was, flavorful, but overlooked. Desert was traditional , nothing special.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
yeldarbsnrub
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ambiance excellent. Had the caprese salad which was unique with eggplant, and a nice combo of basaltic reduction w pesto. There special Saltimbocca was, flavorful, but overlooked. Desert was traditional , nothing special.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great meals in pleasant atmosphere. We made reservations on short notice, luckily got a table...in the cozy bar area. We loved it & will visit again soon. Popular with locals & travelers who know the area.

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parkland,florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed every aspect of our meal. Although dinner isn't inexpensive we found it very fairly priced. The wine list is also moderately priced as well. We will be back.

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Thank Jeffrey K
Truckee, California
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35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a local's favorite and one of the most popular restaurants in Truckee and for good reasons. The food is very good and consistent. Make reservations well ahead during busy seasons.

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Thank LaurieW384
Los Gatos
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111 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Everyone raves about this restaurant but we couldn't get reservations. Walked in at 5 and got 2 seats at bar. Pleasant bartender and friendly seat mates. Rarely like Italian restaurants but this was eye opening. Great crunchy bread to start. Excellent Caesar with tasty side of light anchovies. Home made pasta with oil, garlic, sausage mushrooms, spinach and pine nuts... More 

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1 Thank RichMLosGatos
Truckee, California
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The food, service and atmosphere are all top notch. We have been several times and we have never been disappointed. We also love sitting at the bar.

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Truckee, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

We've eaten here twice in the last three weeks. Food is always wonderful, fresh, amazing flavors. Service can be spotty, but more often than not, it too is wonderful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

We've come here several times, and every time we have enjoyed the wine, food and surroundings. In the summer the happy hour is special. In the winter, the full dinner is "the ticket."

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Thank Jennifer L
Los Gatos
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Wedding anniversary dinner was spot on..a downstairs table with excellent wine and food. Can't go wrong with this choice!

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Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I went here for dinner during a recent trip to Truckee. We found the food to be very good however the service was just OK. We had made a reservation that day and was given a hightop table in the bar area. And our waitress was also the hostess. While she was very friendly, the service did... More 

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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: Romantic, 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 - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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