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Passaretti's Italian Restaurant & Catering

(19 Reviews)

1181 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

(530) 541-3433

Today: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tomorrow: 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Traditional and unique Italian cuisine, local's favorite for 30 years, beautifully landscaped property with a romantic, rustic Tahoe Chic ambiance. Family owned and operated since 1983

Business 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 entree, 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. To learn more about the venue and available package, visit Also to find out more about the menu, catering, trays and the restaurant's history.


Regular Hours

Restaurants, Italian menu, daily specials, vegetarian entrees, seafood, italian specialities, hand-tossed pastas, chicken, steaks, take-out, outside dining, large parties welcome, company dinners, birthday celebrations, wedding ceremonies, wedding venue, wedding rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, party trays, family-friendly, date spot, wine bar, beer, wine, cocktails, banquet facilities, 
Payment method
all major credit cards, debit, travelers checks
Price Range
1/4 mile South of the "Y" in South Lake Tahoe.
rustic, warm atmosphere, casual fine dining, local's favorite, wedding venue,  family friendly, 

SLT Chamber of Commerce

Other Email

Italian Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Caterers, Restaurants, Banquet Halls & Reception Facilities
Other Information

Cuisines: Caterers, Family Style, Italian, European, Continental

Price Range : Below Average


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Provided by Citysearch - 
food & service was excellent!

food & service was excellent!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great food and service

Great food and service as always!!!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Service was outstanding

We came for lunch and enjoyed our entrees, lasagna and clam and linguine. Delicious! Service was outstanding. Had blackberry gelato and spumoni. Super. We will be back.



Provided by Citysearch - 
The staff was friendly and attentive.

Recommended by our B and B, this restaurant is an easy drive from downtown. It had a casual atmosphere, very good food, and reasonable prices.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Always great!

Long time locals - Judy excellent as is Donna and crew. Always come here often.



Provided by Citysearch - 
i would move to south lake for this place, lol

the wait staff was some of the nicest i have come across in a long time. our waitress greeted us nicely, and it was a ""team effort"" the whole time. everybody welcomed us and waited on us. our waitress waited until we were done with our salads to bring us our entrees, and made sure we were ready. it was so nice cuz you ordinarily get rushed through your salad/appetizer so that they can bring you your entree. we were never rushed to finish our dinner, and she made sure we were finished with our meals before bringing the check.

it was such a cozy and welcoming place! the food was fantastic too. we will definitely return whenever we go up there again! oh and it's open late too!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great service from Andy and Matthew

Great service from Andy and Matthew during a busy lunch rush. Glad to see you busy after this slow winter and spring.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Outstanding food!

Super friendly service! Outstanding food!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Very friendly personnel

Very friendly personnel.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great food

Great food. Helpful waiter. Salad was fresh and menu creative! Thanks for being here.

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