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Pianeta Ristorante

10096 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161-0314
+1 530-587-4694
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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10096 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161-0314
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best restaurant in Truckee. The ravioli della casa is outstanding. Great happy hour, but get there early.

Thank madjwyatt
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Top ratings in all categories. I don't generally seek out Italian restaurants, and I expect some value for my money. So when I give it all 5's, believe me, they must me good! The amount of available seating is limited, so make a reservation! The...More

Thank R H
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Booked the restaurant on the back of solid recommendations but it was underwhelming at best. On the positives: service was good, and the wine list was very extensive with an excellent selection of half bottles at reasonable prices. Unfortunately the food was underwhelming. Starters of...More

Thank inviso
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Celebrated my birthday at Pianeta with my two daughters. The evening was lovely the food delicious, the atmosphere perfect.

Thank masjack
Reviewed 20 January 2018

Needed to cancel a reservation same day due to illness. No one answered the phone so I went downtown truckee to cancel in person to allow our table for 4 to be available to another party. The hostess (long blond hair) was visible at the...More

1  Thank Valerie S
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Lovely Italian restaurant with a contemporary mountain ambiance. I had some of the specials of the night - osso bucco (pork) which was just excellent. The meat was tender, falling off the bone, very tasty. I also had the special soup, a Ribollita, which was...More

Thank Morningsatthebeach
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Parking is typical for Truckee. The reception was weak. The noise level is high. Ambiance is okay. Service was a bit above average. Friendly but lacking that high degree of excellence. The menu is varied. The flavors are very good as was the presentation. The...More

Thank Edward S
Reviewed 9 November 2017

I live in Truckee and have eaten at this place about 6 times. The food is about a C+ with a D- price. The real reason I decided to write this is not because of the over priced, mediocre food. (Although that alone is a...More

2  Thank Greg S
Reviewed 8 November 2017

As a Concierge servicing high-end clients, this is my #1 restaurant recommendation in the area. Everything is dialed-in to perfection. This may be the best Italian food I've ever had outside of Italy. The service is outstanding, the wine list top-notch, ambiance is fantastic, and...More

Thank TahoeRobertson
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Pianeta's is one of the best restaurants in the Tahoe/Truckee area. We go with friends on special occasions and always have had rave reviews with anyone we've taken. It's not inexpensive but it is well worth the visit.

Thank drdinnj
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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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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