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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
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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  • 116
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
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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
Best of Truckee and beyond

A spectacular treat in Truckee. Don't miss a meal at this wonderful restaurant. It is a favorite of ours that serves a very unique and we developed menu. Surprising for Truckee, this is the best meal in town. Staff is very nice and knowledgable. Make a reservation as this is a small place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
kannc
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San Mateo, California
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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San Mateo, California
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A spectacular treat in Truckee. Don't miss a meal at this wonderful restaurant. It is a favorite of ours that serves a very unique and we developed menu. Surprising for Truckee, this is the best meal in town. Staff is very nice and knowledgable. Make a reservation as this is a small place.

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Danville, California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

My husband and I went to Pianeta's for our anniversary and we were disappointed...The service was just okay (it took a few minutes for anyone to come over to our table) and our dinner was mediocre. I had the lamb chops and they were not that tender, my husband had the fish risotto which was just so-so. We have had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Fabulous food. Fresh, local ingredients where possible. Acme bread! Excellent wine selection reasonably priced. Friendly, professional service in a pleasant setting. Beautiful pasta main course with nice salad. They make their own pasta. It was a nice surprise to find this friendly place with great food.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My wife and I had a very nice dinner at Pianeta in late July, 2015. Mid-week, the place was very busy. Food was excellent, generally good vibe. Would recommend it to anyone staying in the Truckee area.

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Laguna Beach, California
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Everything about Pianeta was top-notch -- very good service and excellent Italian food. I was in Truckee for 5 nights and went there on the first night after getting a strong recommendation from the front desk at my hotel. I had driven nearly 500 miles that day and was more than ready for a great meal. I was not disappointed... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We spent the entire day traveling up from Yosemite, toured Cason City, and then South Lake Tahoe. When we arrived at our hotel, we asked about food, and were pointed in the direction of downtown Truckee. When we walked into Pianate and asked for a seat, they were completely book, with reservations out a full week. The bar seating was... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Food was very good and service was above average. Occasion was birthday celebration (party of six). Nice atmosphere, fairly busy and popular place on the main drag of Truckee. Good selection of wines.

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Houston
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Nice atmosphere in this small and inviting Italian restaurant. Delicious pasta and salads. The reservation was honored and it was easy to carry on a conversation with a party of 6. Would definitely return for a pasta fix!

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

First time to Truckee CA and I love it. Downtown Truckee is a very quaint small town with lots of good restaurants. Planets is sooo good. If you are in Truckee don't miss this gem. Good excuse me , great authentic Italian cuisine, good service and excellent atmosphere. I will definitely be back just for the food.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Ate at the bar where the bartender was knowledgeable and attentive. Bar is kind of tight. Not a lot of room for broad shouldered people. Food was outstanding. Caesar salad used heart of romaine with great dressing (could have done with a tad less dressing). Had bolognese and my husband had veal meatballs with pesto. Both cooked to perfection with... 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: Bar scene, Romantic

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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