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Food Guide: Wander Truckee Pines

 Natalie profile picture NatalieJul 4, 2024

Foodie's Guide: Top Eats Near Wander Truckee Pines

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Staying at Wander Truckee Pines soon? We've got you covered. Check out our top recommendations featuring exquisite Californian cuisine, authentic Italian dishes, private chefs, stunning lakefront dining and more. These spots promise a memorable culinary experience in the heart of Truckee.

Pianeta

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Distance from Wander: 4.6 miles

Location: 9055 Heartwood Dr, Truckee, CA 96161

Hours:  5PM-9PM daily 

Phone: (530) 587-4694

Website: https://www.pianetarestauranttruckee.com/ 

Pianeta, located in the heart of historic downtown Truckee, has been offering delicious Italian cuisine and homemade pastas since 1998. The extensive menu features dishes like house-made veal meatballs, grilled prawns with angel hair pasta, and lamb chops with goat cheese ravioli, inspired by Mediterranean flavors. Guests can enjoy a rotating wine list with options from California and Italy, along with a full bar, in a warm, old-world ambiance.

Chef Annamarie - Private Chef Lake Tahoe

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Having a private chef at home is a luxurious experience you won't forget. Chef Annamarie will prepare gourmet meals for you and your party in the comfort of Wander Tahoe Slopes!

A buffet brunch spread is around $1,000 for for up to 5 people. Meanwhile, expect a multi-course meal to cost around $1,500 for 5 people (additional costs apply for over 5 people). You'll need a 48-hour notice and a $500 deposit to reserve Chef Annamarie.

Cafe Blue

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  • Distance from Wander Truckee Pines: 8.7 miles

  • Location: 13031 Ritz Carlton Highlands Ct, Truckee, CA

  • Hours: 8 AM to 3:30 PM, Open daily

  • Phone: (530) 562-3000

  • Website: www.ritzcarlton.com

Enjoy a casual dining experience featuring fresh-pressed juices, signature house-made panini, breakfast pastries, and coffee beverages at this cozy cafe. No reservations required.

Rubicon Pizza

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  • Distance from Wander Truckee Pines: 6.9 miles

  • Location: 5001 Northstar Dr Suite 5101, Truckee, CA

  • Hours: 11:30 AM to 9 PM, Open Daily

  • Phone: (530) 562-2199

  • Website: rubiconpizzaco.com

This relaxed, contemporary Italian restaurant serves a variety of pizzas, pasta, beer, and wine. It's the closest pizza joint to the house, perfect for movie nights at Wander Tahoe Slopes.

The Sawyer at Schaffer's Mill

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  • Distance from Wander Truckee Pines: 1.3 miles

  • Location: 9055 Heartwood Dr, Truckee, CA

  • Hours: Wed to Thurs, Sun: 2 PM to 8 PM; Fri to Sat: 2 PM to 9 PM

  • Phone: (530) 214-7385

  • Website: schaffersmill.com

Located in the heart of Truckee's Pinyon Pine-Juniper woodland, The Sawyer at Schaffer’s Mill honors the heritage and history of the region, particularly the revered sawyers of the past. This sophisticated countryside restaurant features an indoor and outdoor bar with stunning views of Lookout Mountain and the golf course, offering a locally crafted all-day menu. Enjoy classic American dishes such as buttermilk fried chicken, crispy king salmon, braised short ribs, and a variety of other delectable options, all served by genuine Truckee locals.

Gar Woods Grill & Pier

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  • Distance from Wander Truckee Pines: 15.2 miles

  • Location: 5000 N Lake Blvd, Carnelian Bay, CA

  • Hours: Mon to Thurs: 11:30 AM to 9:30 PM; Fri to Sat: 10:30 AM to 10 PM; Sun: 10:30 AM to 9:30 PM

  • Phone: (530) 546-3366

  • Website: garwoods.com

Gar Woods Grill & Pier, located in Carnelian Bay, has been North Lake Tahoe's premier waterfront dining destination since 1988. This upscale casual restaurant offers Californian fare and fruity rum cocktails, with breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierras from its floor-to-ceiling windows, large deck, and romantic pier. The menu features highlights such as lobster deviled eggs, ahi poke tacos, and rib-eye steak, complemented by an impressive wine list showcasing California's finest vintners.

Wolfdale's Cuisine Unique

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  • Distance from Wander Truckee Pines: 19 miles

  • Location: 640 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA

  • Hours: Wed to Sun: 5:30 PM to 9 PM

  • Phone: (530) 583-5700

  • Website: wolfdales.com

Wolfdale's is a high-end destination for sophisticated, seasonal Californian cuisine and terrific Lake Tahoe views. We recommend reserving in advance to get a nice spot with a view.

Spindleshanks Tahoe Restaurant

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  • Distance from Wander Truckee Pines: 11.7 miles

  • Location: 400 Brassie Ave, Kings Beach, CA

  • Hours: 9 AM to 3 PM, Open Daily; Fri to Sat: 5 PM to 9 PM; Sun to Thurs: 5 PM to 8:30 PM

  • Phone: (530) 546-2191

  • Website: spindleshankstahoe.com

This sophisticated countryside spot offers classic American dishes. While there's plenty of outdoor and indoor seating space for everyone, we recommend reserving in advance to get the best spots.

Soule Domain

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  • Distance from Wander Truckee Pines: 13.3 miles 

  • Location: 9983 Cove St, Kings Beach, CA

  • Hours: 5:30 PM to 8 PM, Open Daily

  • Phone: (530) 546-7529

  • Website: souledomain.com

For creative Californian fare made with local and sustainable ingredients, Soule Domain is also a cozy choice. They have an extensive wine list and pretty tasty dessert menu—perfect for special occasions.

Alibi Ale Works - Incline Public House

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  • Distance from Wander Truckee Pines: 17.5 miles

  • Location: 931 Tahoe Blvd, Incline Village, NV

  • Hours: Mon to Tues: 3 PM to 10 PM (kitchen closed, drinks only, BYO snacks); Wed to Sun: 12 PM to 10 PM

  • Phone: (775) 831-8300

  • Website: alibialeworks.com

This brewery also serves bar chow in a cozy and bright setting. Their selection of flavored beers (that they brew in-house) has been a crowd favorite so be sure to grab a can or two with you to take home.

Sage Leaf Tahoe

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  • Distance from Wander Truckee Pines: 17.7 miles

  • Location: 893 Tahoe Blvd, Incline Village, NV

  • Hours: Tues, Fri, Sat: 5 PM to 8:30 PM

  • Phone: (775) 413-5005

  • Website: sageleaftahoe.comW

Sage Leaf Tahoe changes their menu every season so there's always something new to try. While there's sufficient seating space here, you may also order to-go and have a picnic at Incline Beach right next door.

Safeway Grocery Store 

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  • Distance from Wander Truckee Pines: 11.7 miles

  • Location: 7815 N Lake Blvd, Kings Beach, CA 

  • Hours: 7 AM to 10 PM, Open Daily

  • Phone: (530) 546-0170

Safeway is the nearest grocery store for when you’d like to make food in your Wander home. You may also have groceries delivered to you during your stay—just message Wander Concierge to learn how.


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If you need some ideas on must-try activities around Lake Tahoe, Wander Concierge can give you a hand. Contact 737-377-3205 to get started.

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