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Pianeta Ristorante

10096 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161-0314
+1 530-587-4694
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tiramisu” (14 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10096 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161-0314
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eight dinners - Eight winners! Everything about the food at Pianeta is wonderful. The pasta dishes were wonderful, the salads crisp and flavorful, and the filet perfectly cooked. Our waitress was attentive, helpful and nice. The whole experience was wonderful. The restaurant is small, so...More

Thank texassicilian
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to enjoy italian food at Tahoe. I tried to experiment with the order so didn't really enjoy the mains but the soups and entree were nice.

Thank Kunal M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place but not as good as I remember from last year. Very hard to get reservations so I think I expected more. I'd say average Italian.

Thank Debbie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and even better ambiance, but.... very expensive and very crowded. Go only midweek, non - holiday. Also, they have changed their menu a little bit recently and some of the best items are gone. The chicken canneloni was my favorite.

Thank 1Truckee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It seems overkill to add another excellent review, but I have to. We were there in midweek during off season, and the place was packed. No table was available inside the restaurant. We were seated in one of the two tables for two located in...More

1  Thank rivetcatcher
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't have reservations and they emplacement was packed. Hostess offered us the next two seats at the bar. We waited about 5 minutes. The bartender was friendly and knowledgeable about the drinks and menu. The food was OUTSTANDING. Worth every penny and even though...More

Thank Liz G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you don't make a reservation ahead, go at 5 when they open & you should be able to dine at the bar. This is my favorite restaurant in Truckee. Love the antipasti platter!

Thank Patty6-13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent salad and antipasta plate. Chicken marsala was just ok, nothing special. Sausage and pasta dish was pretty tasty and had a nice tomato sauce. The tiramisu was probably the best we've ever had! Nice wine selection. Full bar downstairs with dining area upstairs in...More

Thank LovingIowa
Reviewed 9 June 2017

This place was absolutely incredible. We were in the Lake Tahoe area for 4-5 days and this was by far the best restaurant we had the pleasure of eating at. Great atmosphere but more importantly the service and food was amazing. This is not a...More

Thank chelsey w
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Recommended by our concierge at the Ritz Carlton, we went for dinner and completely enjoyed the meal. It's a relatively relaxed setting - not really fancy, which is fine by us. We had steak and lamb chop entrees which were both cooked perfectly and were...More

Thank 360pas
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Response from yeldarbsnrub | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do
30 April 2016|
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Response from amovablefeast | Reviewed this property |
I believe they do but maybe call and check with them.
23 October 2015|
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Response from Kelsdog | Reviewed this property |
Do as Steve said....give them a call.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
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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