We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pianeta Ristorante

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Italian, Wine Bar
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
10096 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161-0314 (Bridge Street)
+1 530-587-4694
Website
Today
5:30 am - 9:00 am
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 am - 9:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, 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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 158 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 110
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 6
    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
Nice Surprise

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Rene I
,
Dallas, Texas, United States
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
Add Photo Write a Review

158 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Dallas, Texas, United States
Level Contributor
53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Falls Church, Virginia
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Jose, CA, United States
Level Contributor
18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Pianeta is one of my favorites in Truckee... whether happy hour at the bar or dinner with family or friends, it always a positive and memorable experience. The food is thoughtful and tasty and comes out of the kitchen perfect every time, even when they are really busy! The wine selection is the best in Truckee, and their corkage fees... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Every time we visit Truckee we eat here. We have sat at the bar as well as at a table. Both have been wonderful experiences. I highly recommend their Caesar salad. It's the best I've ever had.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Parkland, Florida
Level Contributor
36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is a gem of a restaurant in Truckee. Call ahead because it is popular and always busy. The service is attentive, the drinks are great, and the food fresh and tasty. We had a tasty salad, excellent clams, and homemade pasta bolognese. This is some of the best Italian I have ever had, and the prices are great. Sit... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lehi, Utah
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Our food was just or below average, Would not spend my money here again. The soup was great but the entrees not up to what we expected.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Danville, California
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

A cozy, intimate restaurant with authentic Italian cuisine. Attentive wait staff, nice wine list, in a unique building right in the heart of downtown Truckee. Excellent!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Italian fare, but ecclectic, and artistic in its approach - we enjoyed it but you will not if you are are looking for traditional spaghetti and meatballs. Amazing wine list. Very interesting and intimate ambiance in a historic building in downtown Truckee. Dinner for two with appetizer and a bottle of excellent wine: $130

Was this review helpful? Yes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Shreveport, Louisiana
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Pianeta Ristorante also viewed

Truckee, Lake Tahoe (California)
Truckee, Lake Tahoe (California)
 
Truckee, Lake Tahoe (California)
Truckee, Lake Tahoe (California)
 

Been to Pianeta Ristorante? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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 am - 9:00 am
Monday 5:30 am - 9:00 am
Tuesday 5:30 am - 9:00 am
Wednesday 5:30 am - 9:00 am
Thursday 5:30 am - 9:00 am
Friday 5:30 am - 9:00 am
Saturday 5:30 am - 9:00 am
Average Prices: USD 15 - 50
Cuisine: Italian, Wine Bar

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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 am - 9:00 am
Monday
5:30 am - 9:00 am
Tuesday
5:30 am - 9:00 am
Wednesday
5:30 am - 9:00 am
Thursday
5:30 am - 9:00 am
Friday
5:30 am - 9:00 am
Saturday
5:30 am - 9:00 am

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Pianeta Ristorante and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Truckee, California
7 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Pianeta Ristorante staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?