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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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“pasta” (54 reviews)
“tiramisu” (13 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
10096 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161-0314
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Reviewed yesterday

This was the best meal I had while in Truckee. On a visit from back East, I went to Pianeta with locals. I am careful about what I eat and stick pretty close to paleo/keto eating. Adjustments were necessary here as their menu is carb...More

Thank Sue D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is top quality as is service; Ask for upstairs as it is quieter especially as people leave. Consistent and to be relied on for a great meal

Thank Richard P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently visited Pianeta again (an annual pilgrimage) and we were not disappointed. However, the word is OUT and you must make a reservation if you are planning on dining on a weekend or holiday at least a week in advance. They are very busy!...More

Thank jicabo
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband made reservations ( a week in advance) for 6:00 on the lower level requesting a booth. We arrived 5 minutes early and were told the only available tables were a hightop in the back of the lower level or a small table at...More

1  Thank jilpel
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Really great atmosphere and the old walls etc are amazing. Carpacio, bruschetta, halibut, steak were all very good as was the tiramisu! Service was ok but not overtly friendly. Not as good as Old Tap.

1  Thank Indytraveler59
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful restaurant in historic downtown Truckee. We started off with olives and all of us had a different salad -- our favorite being the insalata misto. I had the scampi and my husband had the house-made ravioli, and our friends had the...More

Thank SophieBlue09
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We had a reservation here and came in a bit early (30-45min) since our plans got changed around. There were maybe 2-3 couples in the place at the time, but they hostesses made us feel as though it was quite the burden to seat us...More

Thank rootabena
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Went here on a recommendation, and glad we did. Make sure you get a reservation and then go enjoy a great meal. The atmosphere is nice yet casual, and the staff and management provide excellent service. All of our food was excellent. Tip: salads are...More

Thank Mwlittle
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Very quaint and inviting. DO make a reservation. Nice wine list. Excellent homemade pasta! The salad with the house dressing was bland with no flavor in the dressing, the meatball appetizer was good but I prefer marinara over pesto. It takes a long long time...More

Thank asmith6688
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Tested this restaurant with my family and it's just amazing. Last minute reservation and here we are table x4 and we ordered Pasta Di Olio, Pasta Bolognese and the Robin salad. All was perfect. Everything was right balanced. Bravo to the Chef and team, Merci.

Thank Olivier E
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Response from yeldarbsnrub | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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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