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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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Sonoma, California
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119 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

good enough food, but noisy and impossible to get in without a reservation. dinner only and have to phone for reservation, not on line.

Thank humanone
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this place! The ambiance is pure romance. It reminds me of a restaurant in Italy with it's brick walls and cozy nooks downstairs. If it's your first time definitely call in advance and reserve a booth seat downstairs. Also, come a little early and grab a drink at the bar to get you in the mood. The staff... More 

Thank Heather S
Concord, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pianeta is a charming Italian restaurant in downtown Truckee, CA. This lovely restaurant serves very good food. The Carbonara is excellent and I'm a Carbonara afficiando! The staff is friendly and happy to have you as a guest. It has a small bar so if you get lucky to get a seat or two you can have a meal without... More 

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El Dorado Hills, CA
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408 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

The bruschetta, the clams, the ravioli bolognese, the mushroom ravioli, the tagliatelle, the chicken cannelloni, and last but not least, the tiramisu. That's what our group of six ate and all of it was fantastic! All of that for $180 (we brought our wine). The atmosphere at Pianeta is quintessential Truckee, and the service is first rate. I have two... More 

Thank Michaela
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

A favorite of mine since I found it in the fall of 2001. Wonderful, caring service and superb food. A super place.

Thank Paola2nd
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went to Pianeta on a Sunday night a week before Christmas. The place was packed but we were able to get same day reservations. The meals, Risotto de Mare, and Bolognese were both excellent. The service was great and the atmosphere even better. Highly recommend.

Thank Aaron G
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

Great food! We stumbled upon Pianeta this past weekend. We did not have a reservation but we lucked out and got the 4 seats at the corner of the bar. Tom, the owner, was working the bar and was so wonderful. The food was delicious! After seeing the menu we had such a hard time choosing we ordered a few... More 

Thank Samantha C
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely meal at the restaurant. We particularly recommend the Tiramisu which is one the best we have ever had. The service was a little stern and did not match the cozy and warm atmosphere of the place...

Thank Sophie d
San Francisco, California
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

Very interesting decor in a great little restaurant with a fabulous bar and good food. The quality of the food is weigh above what you would expect in a small little town up in the mountains. A must stop on your way to Reno or skiing. You won't be disappointed.

Thank bayareablond
Sacramento, California
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

This is a pleasant place to dine. The quality of the food is a cut above most restaurants in the area and well worth checking out. The service was a little slow at times, but, overall we enjoyed our evening.

Thank rabbitone

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $50
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?