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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, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 104
    Excellent
  • 38
    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
Fantastico!

Great food, great atmosphere, great service! We were there 2 nights in a row! Make a reservation as they get very busy. Portions are very large - we learned and shared dishes the second night and still had leftovers. Homemade pasta on site. Everything was delicious! And s great happy hour!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
MeMeCher
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Austin, Texas
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
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English first
Austin, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Great food, great atmosphere, great service! We were there 2 nights in a row! Make a reservation as they get very busy. Portions are very large - we learned and shared dishes the second night and still had leftovers. Homemade pasta on site. Everything was delicious! And s great happy hour!

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We stopped at this place on our way from Davis, CA to Lake Tahoe and had an excellent meal, great bottle of vino (Nebbiolo grape) and the service was outstanding, from the gorgeous hostess to the waitstaff. Great attitudes all around. Thanks for great food and service. We will be back!!!

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California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Great food and service in this little Truckee Gem! Place is not very big and does draw a crowd so make reservations, get there early or plan on having a cocktail at the bar while waiting for a table to open.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

My husband, our daughter, and her boyfriend went here for dinner on our first night visiting with them in Truckee. Had drinks at the bar with friendly service and well-made cocktails. Our meals were perfectly prepared, served by attentive wait staff, and the restaurant was comfortable, not too noisy, and had interesting decor. Although a little pricey, we got value... More 

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sacramento
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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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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 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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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 - 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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