The Loft - Tahoe

4.2
309 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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The Loft Live Theatre-Lounge-Dining located in the vibrant Heavenly Village is South Lake Tahoe, California’s award-winning live performance theatre, high-end ultra-lounge, and restaurant which offers a full array of exquisite handcrafted Italian cuisine from culinary expert Frank Trotta. The Loft Lounge features a full bar, and award-winning wine list (Best of Tahoe 2016). The Theatre, Lounge, and Restaurant is open seven nights a week beginning at 4:00pm and goes late-night in the lounge with live DJs. Reservations for dinner are highly recommended. For parties of 8 or more people, please contact the restaurant directly at 530-523-8024. We require a credit card to hold the reservation.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Tapas / Small Plates, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Dinner daily: 5:00pm - close.
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Phone number
(530) 523-8024
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Vice President of Operations, Frank Trotta
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Private party facilities
Theatre, Lounge, and Restaurant are available for rental. Contact us for more information regarding private functions and rentals.
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Private party contact
Frank Trotta: (530) 523-8024
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Catering
Please call (530) 523-8024 or email frank@thelofttahoe.com for information regarding catering and facilities.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lake Tahoe Blvd
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Parking details
Parking is available in the Heavenly Village parking garage, and we have a special direct entrance from the 3rd floor of the garage. Flat fee $5.00 after 5pm is available.
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Public transit
There is a bus stop conveniently located just downstairs outside the cinema on Heavenly Village Way.
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Entertainment
The Loft proudly presents “Magic Fusion” starring the award-winning Tony Clark, in our 107-seat theatre nightly (dark Wed). Show times, ticketing, and detailed information can be found on our website. Join us for an intimate evening of magic and comedy by purchasing tickets in advance on our website, or ask your friendly server for assistance.
http://thelofttahoe.com

Remember to try one of our famous table-side S’more Fire Pits for dessert!

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Special events & promotions
The Loft Theatre adjoins our restaurant/lounge, and features the fast-paced, high-energy show, Magic Fusion, starring award-winning magicians from around the world. Reserved seats/tickets are sold separately on our website, http://thelofttahoe.com or on Eventbrite.com
Dining at the restaurant is separate from our shows.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 309 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.0Dined on July 13, 2018

The food was amazing

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Excellent customer service and outstanding food selection.

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3.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Food was not acceptable to most guests but the server and service were outstanding. They replaced a different dish but based on the first dish served, cheese ravioli, we couldn't enjoy the second choice.

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4.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Good food and reasonable prices for being in the heart of South Lake Tahoe.

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Good food and drinks before the magic show with the entire family. We would go again!

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2.0Dined on July 3, 2018

The food was average. I would go for drinks and appetizers but not dinner. The food was very bland.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Ate at the Loft as a dinner theater starter- cool & hip atmosphere with excellent service. Nice menu, and convenient for the show. Delicious fod as well! A great find - you won't be disappointed..

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Found this unique restaurant while vacationing in Tahoe. Must admit hard to find but so worth it. In addition to great food, they have a Magicians Show in the same building, which apparently is an amazing show. Sorry we did not know about it. Our waiter Scott was outstanding and very professional. Ask for him if dining at this truly wonderful establishment. Everything sounded great, hard to decide. Would go back in a minute when we return to Tahoe.

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4.0Dined on June 26, 2018

We had tickets for the Magic Show and decided to dine there also. The food was very tasty and generous portion. My husband ordered a pina colada and it could not be blended. The waiter did a good job of trying to make the drink tasty. Service was a little slow in view of the small crowd of people. Highly recommend the Magic Show and enjoy dinner beforehand.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Great food and the serve staff are very friendly.

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3.0Dined on June 9, 2018

The dinner was good but I suppose being in Tahoe it ran the cost up and for what you get it was a bit pricey.

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3.0Dined on June 4, 2018

We ate there because that’s where the magic show let’s out. Italian food was good but overpriced for what you got. Service was great!

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1.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We had reservations but didn't stay. Only seating is at high tops except for 2 booths. Not a relaxing way to have a meal. We thought the magic show was part of dinner, our mistake- but it's an additional $36. per head and at different times. So you can't enjoy both together. Staff is young, and couldn't care less about customers. Won't go back.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

It was a terrific evening!! We enjoyed the atmosphere , the food and the drinks (of course). We really enjoyed the layout of the Loft and the rustic feel that it has. We spent the perfect amount of time waiting for dinner and we were allowed to linger and visit while waiting for the magic show. Our waiter was polite and funny and we never had to wonder where he was. It was one of the best evenings we've ever had.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

We were very pleased with both the food and service. My wife wanted a glass of rose which was not listed on the "wines by the glass" menu; our server obliged and didn't overcharge us at all. Check out the vanilla ice cream with limoncello dessert...delicious!

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Excellent experience from start to finish!! Superb cocktails, wine, beer AND delicious Italian food! BUT -- Nick, our waiter, was attentive, funny and he made the Loft experience ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!!

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Anniversary

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Fun, eclectic, atmosphere. Service was great. Staff was very attentive. Martinis were amazing! Great music and overall vibe.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Good wine list moderately priced. We had a great dinner and enjoyed ourselves very much!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Great food and service. Nice wine selection

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

The Loft was a fun atmosphere to catch up with our friends we haven't seen in a while. Food was good, drinks were good and the service was awesome. We saw the magic show after dinner. It was definitely a cool evening.

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Never been to an Italian style restaurant that served no bread before or with dinner? Who eats pasta with no bread? Food was marginal at best, and my son was still starving after finishing his sad little entree and we had to get him something from the kids menu to hold him over since another $25 plate of subpar ravioli was OUT of the question. Expensive for what you get and a Super weird vibe in there too. Won't be back.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Dinner was delicious. The drinks were really good. Cocktails were different than your average cocktail so they are very creative in their drink and food menu. Great service also. We went to dinner before the magic show which was also a fun thing to do. I would definitely return to eat dinner or just drink and eat apps.

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Dinner was fabulous. Had hoped to see wondering magicians. Only disappointment because we didn’t have time to go to the show.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

We went for the new Sunday Gospel brunch and thoroughly enjoyed it! The food was good, a decent variety of items in the buffet. Had the bottomless mimosas:). The live music was awesome!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Had a Great night! The food was delicious!

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3.0Dined on May 2, 2018

While the food and the service were ok, this place was nothing to write home about. Better tasting food can be found in other local places for the price. Ordered steak gorgonzola. Stated steak served on cheese tortellini with an alfredo goronzola sauce. Came on penne with a water alfredo and gorgonzola sprea on the steak. Favor was ok but disappointed. Also, this is an italian reataurant and there was no bread served with the meal. For the price I expected more and better.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

We celebrated my daughter’s birthday there. The adults and kids enjoyed themselves. Great fun! Lisa

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Food was very tasty! Service was outstanding!!
Went for our anniversary and they were very accommodating. Stayed for the Magic Fusion show with Robert Hall-worth it!

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

We had a delicious meal and fine service. We were celebrating an anniversary and the celebrating couple was treated to a tasty dessert on the house!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

This is our 2nd time to The Loft and the food was excellent, once again. The magic show is also a MUST if you're going to be here. Great evening for us and our guests.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We had a wonderful time and enjoyed sharing raviolis. The cheese and soup appetizer was also delicious. Our server was new, but he did an awesome job! Thanks!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The food was fantastic! our servers Scott and Jess we're both incredibly accommodating, polite, and professional.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Love the food and the service and show after was awesome

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

A great hidden gem. Very limited seating gives the restaurant an intimate and cozy atmosphere. Our waitress was welcoming and extremely helpful. Would definitely recommend for a date night.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

One of our 3 favorite restaurants in Tahoe. The Shrimp Scampi is something I keep ordering every time we're here, and I'm not even much of a pasta fan. The Smores are an instant hit for the kids and make for a great kickoff for tickets to the Magic Show immediately after dinner. If you have a family or you're just looking for a live show, you can't beat the Loft.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Great place for dinner and drinks. Amazing staff took really good care of us.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We had a wonderful time. Our food had great flavor and was fresh. The six of us seemed to be very happy with salads and entrees. Only a couple of minor mentions a little too dark at table 1 trying to read menus and wall behind us was angled so had to move table out so heads didn't hit. Not a big deal. The food, cocktails and wine list selection was very good and not overpriced. The Magic show was a lot of fun. Second time seeing the show and enjoyed it once again. Magician is amazing. The Magician knows a lot of people have been skiing all day then eat and drink so he was good about keeping the crowd engaged when they are getting tired at a 9pm show. Love that The Loft is conveniently located next to the Marriott. We will visit again. Thank you

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Hidden gem in South Lake Tahoe! A little pricey but has a great seasonal cocktail menu. My dad and I really enjoyed our waiter's recommendations. Would recommend for anyone looking for a nicer dinner in South Lake Tahoe without committing to a steakhouse.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Had great meal. Seen a very good show.

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