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“Open Even in the Off-Season” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Passaretti's Italian Restaurant - CLOSED

Passaretti's Italian Restaurant
Price range: US$13 - US$18
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Passaretti’s Italian Restaurant welcomes you to a privately owned Lake Tahoe restaurant where the daily goals have been the same for 30 years. Using recipes handed down through their Italian family, they have been successful in delighting locals and visitors alike.You’ll discover homemade soups and fresh made-to-order sauces, daily fresh seafood and nightly specials along with some of the most original pasta dishes and Italian favorites in town. Using the highest quality poultry, veal, seafood and produce they aim to please every kind of palate, from vegetarians to carnivores! They also offer a variety of specialty salads and antipasti. Customers can enjoy a complimentary soup or salad with each entrée, along with famous, locally made Truckee River sourdough bread. An inviting wine-bar, romantic booths and quaint patio seating provide the ambiance to fit any desired dining experience. They also are happy to accommodate larger parties in one of their separate rooms. Passaretti’s mission is to provide quality food and excellent service at everyday prices to all who dine with us.Over the last three decades, Passaretti’s has become known for its ability to make any event special for you and your family. In addition to the off-site catering, party trays and in-house parties they so professionally and flawlessly provide, they are now proud to introduce a new outdoor full-service wedding and events center, Al Fresco 1181. Nestled on the eastern edge of the restaurant’s beautifully landscaped property, it is an open-air space designed as a backdrop for any special occasion. Although they specialize in weddings, the venue is also available for birthday celebrations, family reunions or company parties. It can comfortably accommodate parties of 30-65 people with an elegant buffet hand-selected by you and comprised of the home-cooked Italian food Passaretti’s has become known for. They are proud to offer inclusive, yet affordable packages for your event starting at $22.95 per person.
Springfield, Missouri
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Open Even in the Off-Season”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013

My wife and I were visiting South Lake Tahoe the first week of November when many of the restaurants are closed pending the ski season. Driving around looking for a place to eat, we found several restaurants that were open, but with few cars in the parking lot. Fortunately we made a left turn at Lake Tahoe Blvd and Emerald Bay and happened upon a small, family-owned Italian restaurant. The parking lot was packed. Seemed like it would be the place to go.
We were greeted at the door by the owner, Dan Passaretti, who seated us and took our drink orders.
We ordered lasagna and fettuccini alfredo with blackened chicken, followed by tiramisu. Everything was great. Portions were more than adequate and service was fine.
This place felt like a place I would eat regularly if I lived in South Lake Tahoe.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Spellbound56
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Chico
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Wedding Rehearsal Dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

My wife and I recently hosted a Grooms Dinner for 41 at Passaretti's. Thank you Tai (owner) ! The menu items available for selection were extensive and each was delicious. Particular standouts were the meat lasagna and blackened salmon. The atmosphere was cozy and staff made the experience one of extended family. I will definitely patronize Passaretti's upon return to Tahoe.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Charles M
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Lincoln, CA, USA
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Disappointing Lunch”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2013

It took a while to locate this restaurant due to road construction around it, but we tried based on the good reviews here on TripAdvisor. The homemade clam chowder was pretty good, although a bit thin, and the Caesar Salad was pretty good. The chicken piccata looked like it was thrown together quickly - pieces of plain chicken breast in a thin sauce with butter and capers, with little flavor. The service was good, but I would not go out of my way to find this restaurant.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lincmark
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Augusta, Georgia
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Oh my Gosh!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2013 via mobile

We had an excellent dinner and superior service. I can only say that we were completely pleased with all aspects of our meal and experience. Our family felt very cared for, we made special requests and the server was happy to accommodate. The tomato and mozarella salads are huge, minestrone soup is homemade. Lasagna was to die for. All herbs were fresh & veggies were crisp. The homemade gelato for desert is awesome. We'd like to take this place home with us" thanks for a great evening and so far the best meal in Tahoe.

Visited June 2013
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1 Thank cindy G
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Exquisite lunch!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2013

Choosing an entre was tough but the veggie lasagne won. Perfectly stringy and delicious with red peppers, spinach, and zucchini. Served with warm Sourdough bread. The cozy atmosphere and friendly staff made this a perfect meal.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Patti527
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