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Pianeta Ristorante


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a variety of olives in our fresh herb marinade
Antipasta Mista
marinated olives, roasted peppers, gorgonzola & fresh mozzarella, roasted garlic, proscuitto, salami & mortadella ~with grilled acme toast
Bruschetta Olivata Y Caponata
two pair of acme toasts: on pair grilled with black olive tapenade & roasted tomato tapenade topped with goat cheese crumble & a pair topped with caponata (roasted eggplant, onion, toasted pine nuts, roasted red peppers, basil & capers)
thin shavings of raw beef filet mignon topped with capers, e.v.o., arugula and shaved parmigiano-reggiano drizzle with dijon mustard - grilled acme toast
grilled house made sausage plate with spicy pork, garlic & fennel sausage &luganega pork sausage with coriander, lemon & sage served over fire-roasted sweet peppers & creamy polenta
Frittelle Di Granchio
crab cakes with lemon, garlic & basil aioli served with roasted red pepper coulis & wild arugula with lemon vinagrette
Add Linguine $16.5
Cozze E Vongole Arrostite
fresh manila clams & p.e.i. mussels roasted with fresh tomato, basil, shaved garlic, white wine & extra virgin olive oil
Grilled Spinach $4.0
Fire-roasted Red Potatoes $3.5
Side Of House Made Sausages With Marinara $6.75
Sauteed Mushrooms & Spinach $5.0
Creamy Parmesan Polenta $3.0
Contorni ~carne
Add Salt-packed Anchovies $1.5
whole hearts of romaine with parmigiano-reggiano cheese- classic garlic, lemon, uncooked egg & anchovy dressing & acme croutons
Winter Caprese
fresh mozzarella layered with grilled eggplant & grilled zucchini topped with roasted red peppers & slivers of kalamata olives with basil pesto laced with balsamic reduction
Add Gorgonzola & Toasted Hazelnuts $2.0
crisp butter leaf lettuce & spinach tossed with balsamic vinaigrette, cucumbers, carrots, green onions & acme croutons
Insalata Robyn
fresh spinach, crisp butter lettuce, tomatoes, green onions, avocado, marinated olives, cucumbers, shredded carrots, gorgonzola cheese, acme croutons & tuscan vinaigrette
Tuscan Minestrone
tuscan vegetable soup with borlotti beans topped with shaved reggiago cheese & acme garlic croutons
Add Sausage $3.0
Pasta Di Olio
garlic & olive oil sauteed with crimini mushrooms, basil & spinach tossed with fresh angel hair pasta. topped with toasted pine nuts & parmigiano_reggiano cheese & fresh basil chiffonade
Ravioli Bolognese
house made ravioli filled with ricotta & parmesan cheese with a hint of spinach & basil topped with a ragu of beef, veal & tomato & sauteed spinach topped with melted mozzarella & paresan
Chicken Cannelloni
2 cannelloni filled with prosciutto, chicken, spinach, crimini mushrooms, basil, ricotta & parmesan cheese rolled in house made porcini pasta & served with a porcini cream sauce with fresh basil
House Made Italian Pork Sausage & Tagliatelle
2 grilled sausage links- spicy italian fennel & mild luganega served with zesty tomato sauce, fresh tagliatelle pasta & parmesan-reggiano
Pasta Bolognese
classic thick full-bodied beef, tomato & veal ragu tossed with spaghetti or fresh tagliatelle pasta topped with shaved parmesan-reggiano
Pollo Affumicato
smoked chicken with house made ribbon noodles, tomatoes. green onions, mushrooms, fresh herbs & spinach finished with a touch of cream
Veal Meatballs & Pesto
Chicken Marsala
scaloppini of chicken sauteed with crimini mushrooms & deglazed with sicilian marsala served with grilled spinach and orecchitte pasta tossed with butter & parmesan
Bistecca Alla Modenese
grilled rib eye steak topped with gorgonzola cheese & balsamic grilled onions served with fire roasted potatoes and grilled spinach & chard
Risotto Di Mare
seafood risotto with prawns, clams, mussels, calamari & fresh fish tomatoes, garlic, fresh basil & white wine
Grilled Pork Tenderloin Medallions
with garlic caper rub - drizzled with ruby port wine sauce served with grilled greens & creamy polenta
cured tasso, spicy italian sausage, chicken, prawns, roasted red peppers, butternut squash, roasted roma tomatoes & basil served over grilled parmesan polenta
double cut lamb rib chops grilled & with mint pesto served with goat cheese ravioli & sauteed mushrooms with seasonal vegetablesq
Grilled Wild White Mexican Prawns
drizzed with sweet red pepper coulis & topped with shaved fennel marinated with citrus & e.v.o. served on angel hair pasta tossed with garlic, capers, roma tomatoes, butter & basil chiffonade
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
$15 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The weather wasn't the best but there were 9 people coldly standing in line for the restaurant to open for it's 5:00pm to 6:00pm happy hour. The doors opened and everyone rushed in for seats at the long bar. We had dinner reservations at 6:00pm...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 344TomO
Reviewed 1 week ago

The wait staff was outstanding, the ambience warm and cozy, the warm fresh bread was tasty, the Caesar salad plentiful and the Malbec delicious, those were the good parts. Seated next to the kitchen wasn't as as disappointing as the Wild Prawns and seafood risotto....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Wise_Eagle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No disappointments! Food superb Staff more than superb..even the maitre D cleared plates as she walked by. It almost seemed so perfectly choreographed that everyone was on pooled tips. Trendy very cool interior. Small but cozy A MUST to make reservations even on weekdays. We...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank nobatesmotels
Reviewed December 13, 2018

Old restored building in downtown Truckee. Great bar and atmosphere. Food is clean Italian and large portions. It is also quiet and easy to hear. I am hard of hearing. Best place to sit is downstairs. You have to call for reservations. They get back...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank davidhV8108PG
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

The booths and bar are particularly nice. Classic rich wood create great warm ambience, paired with good Italian food! Fun.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank bbavetta
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

We have dinner here many times. Make a reservation, ask for downstairs seating away from the kitchen. It’s cozier than upstairs. The meals are always fresh, the service excellent and the ambience can be romantic. It can be noisy sometimes if the bar is crowded....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank calsun99
Reviewed December 2, 2018

A great restaurant by any standards. Italian cooking raised to greatness. We enjoyed passing around bites from each other's plates, and after wishing we had ordered what the others had, we were glade to get our own plates back. Just outstanding.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank gswallace
Reviewed November 25, 2018

Had dinner here and ordered one of the specials of the evening.....pesto pasta. It was very rich and strong on the pesto. I wouldn't order this dish again, but willing to try something else on the menu only because their pasta is hand made at...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank alkeni
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Had dinner here for my birthday- without a reservation the hostess made room for us pretty quick. The upstairs dining area is intimate and very romantic. Our server wasn’t as attentive as we’d hope, but it didn’t hamper the overall wonderful experience. Would recommend for...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank danicomeplaywithus
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

I had heard good things about this restaurant and was a little disappointed. The food wasn’t bad but just not anything special. I thought the service was slow and the staff wasn’t super friendly. We did sit at the bar while waiting for are table...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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September 14, 2018|
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Response from dandksmommy | Reviewed this property |
530-587-4694. Enjoy your dinner, we surely did and you can’t beat the location. Truckee is beautiful this time of year.
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I believe they do but maybe call and check with them.
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