Truckee, California is a beautiful mountain destination no matter the time of year. From the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains providing plenty of adventures for outdoor enthusiasts year-round to the lovely boutiques and galleries dotting the street, this town has something for everyone, including foodies. From casual venues to fine dining gems, we’ve curated a list of the best dining destinations in the area.
Located in the heart of historic downtown, Pianeta is a warm, intimate venue specializing in Italian cuisine that is sure to make mouths water. Within a beautiful warm and cozy space, complete with comfy booths and rustic decor, discerning diners can feast upon a host of Northern Italian specialties. The menu features everything from appetizers to house-made pasta to entrées to tempting desserts. Highlights include the ravioli bolognese with house-made ricotta, parmesan cheese ravioli, a delicious ragu of beef, veal and tomato, spinach, mozzarella and parmesan, and the chicken Marsala with sautéed mushrooms, grilled spinach and orecchiette pasta. Complement the meal with a selection from their impressive wine list. Open for dinner every night, reservations are recommended.
Pianeta, 10096 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA, USA, +1 530 587 4694
With a food truck and a cafe, Red Truck is tantalizing taste buds all over Truckee. Chef Larry Abney, with over 20 years of experience, is at the helm of this exciting food venture; therefore, you know it is going to be delicious. Located a little off the beaten track at the Truckee Tahoe Airport, this cafe’s menu is sure to satisfy a wide range of tastes. Recent highlights include green curry broccoli soup, the almond chicken samosa with a date chutney dip, the smoked pulled pork sandwich with BBQ sauce and Dijon slaw and the Bombay sandwich with roasted beets, Indian potato, mint chutney, tomato, onion and chaat masala. Be sure to check out their Facebook page for what they’re cooking up today.
Red Truck Cafe, 10266 Truckee Airport Rd, Truckee, CA, USA, +1 530 587 1394
All the way from NYC, chefs John and Nyna Weatherson are the proud owners of Trokay, located in downtown Truckee. Creating beautifully plated, modern dishes, the chefs produce colorful works of edible art that are brimming with incredible flavors. The lovely interior is equally modern, giving guests a truly wonderful culinary experience they won’t soon forget. Menus include à la carte, prix fixe and Chef’s tasting varieties with delectable highlights from the winter menu being the roasted loin of venison with pommes mousseline, chanterelle and sauce Bordelaise and the Kauai white shrimp, sea urchin, cauliflower and citrus beurre blanc. Guests will also have a selection of beer and wine to choose from to complement the exquisite fare. Trokay is open Friday to Tuesday for dinner.
Trokay, 10046 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA, USA, +1 530 582 1040