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Pianeta Ristorante

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10096 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161-0314 (Bridge Street)
+1 530-587-4694
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Incline Village, Nevada
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was my second time here and I wondered why it is not my 50th! The food is fabulous, the staff is welcoming and wonderful. But don't just walk in, you need a reservation to get a table at prime time in this fine establishment! They catered to my husband's dietary needs, a must in our dining world. The atmosphere... More 

Thank Susan C
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went to have a drink at happy hour and found out that it is only for those sitting at the bar....so we came back at another night since we were in town for 3 weeks. Seemed different that you had to be at the bar for this benefit but those were the rules....?! Bar has a great feel and look... More 

Thank BCTG77
Truckee, California, United States
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We hadn't been here for quite awhile, and really didn't expect much. It was our Anniversary, so we decided to try it again. So glad we did! We were seated right away (had reservations and were early), water, drink orders, app. orders taken within the first 5 minutes. And the place was busy on a Sunday evening. The overall meal... More 

Thank Nancy C
Davis, CA
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Downtown Truckee is charming, and Pianeta was the perfect place to enjoy a delicious dinner. Even though it was a weeknight in October, we made reservations the day before. It is a very small place, and it appears that they manage the reservations well. (It was very full when we arrived, and yet we were immediately seated.) The ambiance is... More 

Thank Bev_in_CA
North Kingstown, Rhode Island, United States
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our food was fabulous along with our wine selection. However, I don't know if the restaurant was understaff but we had to ask for water. Our salads and entrees were great however it took incredibly too long for our dinners to arrive (1.5 hours). Again, loved everything we had - maybe it was an off night for the staff.

Thank Deborah H
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very busy Sunday around 5:30 pm in late September and we found seats at the bar. We were delighted to have some great happy hour drink choices. Great prices and great tasting too. So good we had to order two more before happy hour ended. The menu has great choices and when we got our order and tasted the food... More 

Thank Richkrinks
Atlanta, Georgia
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570 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our party of six had a semi private seating upstairs and once the music was turned down a very enjoyable evening. We began with a round of Martinis followed by two excellent cheese plates, a tomato basil soup, and a very fresh local greens salad. Then it was on to roasted halibut on a bed of mashed potatoes, grilled prawns... More 

Thank James C
Truckee, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Fine Italian dining, right in downtown Truckee. Love this place. The service is excellent. The atmosphere is wonderful.

Thank Lindsay N
South Lake Tahoe, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Reliably great Italian food. Seasonal menu. Fun wine list and even better bar staffed by experienced barmen. Pasta is always impressive as are their meat specials. Bar doesn't required reservation which is helpful for last minute drop ins and offers full dining options. Do not miss their Tiramisu desert

Thank Rothhome
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

The food is always good here, and they have a nice bar. Sometimes it is hard to get into the restaurant, because it is so popular. My second favorite place in Truckee. The pasta's are good, as well as the fish. Nice if you want a little fancier place to eat.

Thank Picarello

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $50
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?