Looking for an evening of excellent Italian food in an exquisite setting? You need look no further than Pianeta Ristorante, which has been serving up guests since 1998. The cuisine at this Tahoe Italian restaurant takes its inspiration from the foods of Northern Italy, with a rotating wine list that has selections from both California and Italy.
The Dinner Menu
Pianeta Restaurant offers quite the selection of pasta dishes, as is to be expected of a good Italian eatery. Pasta lovers can get the house-made tagliatelle with veal meatballs, the angel hair pasta with grilled prawns, the ricotta and parmesan cheese ravioli made from scratch, and more. For those who want a meatier dish, there’s always options such as the chicken marsala or the pork tenderloin medallions.
Dessert: Your Meal’s Happy Ending
Be sure to take the chance to cap off your dinner with one of Pianeta Restaurant‘s ever so sweet selections. Grab a gelato or sorbet, or perhaps go for the vanilla bean crème brulee. Or perhaps the tiramisu, made with espresso-drenched lady fingers, rum mascarpone cream, chocolate sauce, and whipped cream; a chocolate polenta puddle cake with raspberry coulis and whipped cream; your choice of marbled cheesecake; and the lemon panna cotta, a light eggless custard with mixed berry coulis and whipped cream. And don’t forget a dessert wine to go with your sweet treat!
Happy Hour at This Tahoe Italian Restaurant
Pianeta’s happy hour is from 5 to 6 p.m. on Sundays to Thursdays. Get the house white or red for $6, or a micro brew or well cocktails for $5. And don’t forget the snack menu, with options such as herb-marinated olives, Caesar salad, bruschetta, or a selection of cured meats and cheeses.
Go Beyond Compliments to the Chef
For those who really appreciate their meal, Pianeta Ristorante offers its patrons the chance to buy a round of beers for the kitchen workers for $25.
Location and Hours
You’ll find Pianeta at 10096 Donner Pass Road. The restaurant is open seven days a week, opening at 5 p.m. and closing at 9 p.m. It is recommended that you make a reservation by calling ahead at (530)-587-4694. Do note the restaurant is scheduled to close on November 5 and will not reopen until November 16, with normal business hours resuming then.
Nearby Attractions Worth Checking Out
There’s something wonderfully relaxing and savory about a filling Italian meal topped off with fantastic wine selections and all of this and more can be found at Pianeta Restaurant. No matter when you decide to make the most of a meal in this inviting locale, the area you’ll step into is also home to a long list of other attractions and activities worth checking out while you’re here. For the traveler to the Lake Tahoe area that can’t wait to expand on their likely already thrilling itinerary, the following are just a few of many options to add to the must-try list!
Truckee River Regional Park
If your meal at Pianeta Restaurant happens to be a family affair and the kids could use some post-meal time to run and play—head across the river to the Truckee River Regional Park and enjoy time in the great outdoors together. This is also a fantastic location to savor when you’re looking to burn off excess energy before a meal, guaranteeing little ones will have an appetite ready to go when you arrive at the restaurant. Located at 10050 Brockway Road, Truckee River Regional Park is packed with options for fun from the wide open green spaces that await for running to the playgrounds and hiking paths all dotted with towering trees. Looking to enjoy some friendly competition? This park also hosts a great disc golf course.
If you’re the type of traveler that finds themselves in Truckee with a heart for history and architecture, a stop at the Kruger House is a must. Located at 10292 Donner Pass Road, the Kruger House dates back to 1873 and was constructed by W.H. Kruger. A partner in the Truckee Lumber Company, Kruger built the house to reflect some of the most sophisticated architectural styles of the time, quickly setting it up as a prominent residence in town which is still admired today.
Namaste Healing and Holistic Center
While a meal keeps your body fed, it’s just as important to feed the mind, and guests looking to find their Zen can do exactly that at the Namaste Healing and Holistic Center. Situated at 10368 Donner Pass Road, this is a multi-functional center offering services ranging from yoga classes and teacher training to acupuncture and massage therapy. Take your trip to Tahoe on a relaxing and restorative detour by spending some time here before heading out and exploring your surroundings further.
Relax and Unwind After
After a filling meal of good Italian food, you’ll want a chance to go back to a home-away-from-home that will allow the chance to digest and savor your meal in peace. We at Tahoe Signature Properties are more than happy to help you find the accommodations you need. Reach out to us today!