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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%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“tiramisu” (13 reviews)
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10096 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161-0314
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1 - 10 of 264 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

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...More

Thank 0SkiBob0
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...More

Thank 2us4girls2boys
Reviewed 2 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...More

Thank WEI339
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...More

1  Thank Gld2Bgoing
Reviewed 10 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...More

Thank Laguna
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...More

Thank mpcSF
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...More

Thank Sarah O
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
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...More

1  Thank legsbell
Reviewed 20 February 2017

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
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you allow dogs on your patio?
13 July 2016|
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Response from yeldarbsnrub | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do
Do you have a gluten free menu?
30 April 2016|
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Response from amovablefeast | Reviewed this property |
I believe they do but maybe call and check with them.
How can I order a gift certificate?
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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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.