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.
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!