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Pianeta Ristorante

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10096 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161-0314 (Bridge Street)
+1 530-587-4694
17:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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Tyler, TX
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was a great surprise. Absolutely delicious Italian food. The food was authentic and the service was great. Reservations recommended.

Thank Barbara S
Truckee, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Even though it's the ONLY Italian restaurant in Truckee, it's food and service are far and above most of the premium Italian restaurants in culturally- and ethnically-inclusive major metropolitan areas with excellent Italian restaurants. The wine list, while seemingly expensive, has many mid-priced hidden gems on it... even though I usually don't leave there without spending over $100/person (drinking people).... More 

Thank 0SkiBob0
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn't have a reservation..waited at the bar. It wasn't long untill a couple finished so we took their spot at the bar. Very friendly staff. My husband's lamb chops were excellent. My pasta ravioli was very good. We were able to finish our 2nd bottle of wine. So we were able to take it with us! Highly recommend.

Thank 2us4girls2boys
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72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to try this restaurant after the positive reviews. We did not reserve but we were able luckily to find a table. The selections were great and the service was attentive. They were able to accommodate my vegetarian diet by making a pasta with promodoro sauce. The only disappointment was the portion size since the flavor was excellent.

Thank WEI339
Reno, Nevada
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95 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I am SO grateful for this recommendation. We called for reservations day-of and, thankfully, they had a cancelation (lesson: call ahead of time for reservations). They were SO lovely on the phone--even letting us know that the table wouldn't be acceptable for anyone with "ski injuries like knee problems" (good thinking!). We sat at the bar and ordered cocktails --AMAZING... More 

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San Francisco
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017

If you want a delicious Italian dinner - pasta, veal meatballs, or pork medallions - come on in for dinner. I love their bolognese, and the veal meatballs the best. Whether we eat at the bar to enjoy Happy Hour specials or get a table (upstairs or down - both are good), the food has always been delicious, drinks strong,... More 

Thank Laguna
San Francisco, California
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73 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Pianeta has lovely food in a cozy atmosphere. We called to make a reservation, which is highly recommended as there is not a lot of space. I thought the salads and other starters were not that inspiring--I had the mixed salad, which was refreshing, but nothing out of this world. The pastas we had were very good. Sausage tagliatelle and... More 

Thank mpcSF
Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We were very excited to try Pianeta but weren't able to secure a reservation for our large group on a busy weekend. We decided to go a little late in the evening to see if there was any unexpected space, and happily they were able to seat us. Cocktails were delicious and the food was excellent. The antipasto plate had... More 

Thank Sarah O
South Lake Tahoe, California
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Reliable excellent food in a historic building. Nothing better than Pianeta for dinner in Truckee. Homemade pasta Gil bar great tiramisu

Thank Rothhome
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684 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

The bar opens at 5. We arrived at 10 to 5 and there was one other couple waiting. By 5, it was a full house. Dinner service begins at 5:30, but they have a pretty decent bar menu including salads so you can start your dinner early. We shared the fresh mozzarella with basil and balsamic which was excellent. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
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?