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“Try the chicken cannelloni!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pianeta Ristorante

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
Price range: $15 - $50
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.
Houston, TX
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Try the chicken cannelloni!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

An overall excellent restaurant, but the chicken cannelloni was outstanding. Too much for my usually big eating husband, they were chocked full of chicken and delicious. I had the chicken marsala which was good as well with the crimini mushrooms! All the pasta was excellent!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Penryn, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great Italian restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We had a group of 6 eating dinner at this restaurant in Truckee. Every dish ordered was excellent and all made with homemade pastas. Not over priced but reasonable for what you get. Portions were large and filling and fresh! Nicely decorated and good service.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Phoenix, Arizona
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Italian jewel in Truckee!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Wonderful meal and fantastic service! Our table was waiting for us and we were thrilled with the ambiance. The salad starters were really perfect! Loved the additon of pesto on the Caprese salad and the Ceasar was flawless. The main courses were very tasty and dessert perfect! A homerun! ENJOY!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Rosa, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Consistently great even when busy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We had dinner on July 4th holiday week. As always we had a wonderful meal. The owner seated us early as we were early for our reservations. The waitress was knowledgeable with the wine list and suggested a Nebbiolo wine which was smooth but fruity. The special was a ravioli stuffed with cheese and a fresh corn and basil sauce. To die for good. This is our favorite place on the North Lake and have been returning for years.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oakland, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Simply Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Flavor is what sets Pianeta apart. Each of us was sure we had ordered the best thing on the menu. Sharing tastes around the table it was impossible to tell who had made the best choice.
The salads as well as the entrees were distinct and delicious. We have been going the Pianeta for years; it never disappoints and always amazes.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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