The Loft - Tahoe

4.3
342 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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 342 People Are Saying
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L
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing. We had the butternut squash tortellini and the Chuken Picatta. We recommend both plates. We had dinner and after dinner attended the Magic Show located in the same floor as the restaurant. He service was A+. Will come back again next time we visit Lake Tahoe.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service! Portions are smaller but delicious. All the entrees come atop pasta. Not a spot for gluten free. On Friday night they had a DJ. Hard to climb the stairs to get to the dining room - they make you work for it!

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RS
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for our 9th anniversary! Would recommend to friends and visitors.

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FI
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

In general we enjoyed our dinner at the Loft. The food was good, the tiramisu was excellent, and service was very good. The only thing I would have preferred was different (and I realize this is a personal preference) was that the room was very dark. I prefer a little brighter dining experience. In general though, we had a lovely dinner for four in celebration of my husband’s birthday.

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NJ
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was awesome. A bit pricey but worth it. Staff was awesome and attentive. The atmosphere was great. A nice place for a romantic date or a group outing with friends.

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SG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

We have eaten here prior and enjoyed it. This time the dining room was very cold. Only two other tables seated for dinner and all were complaining it was uncomfortably cold. The servings were significantly smaller than our last visit. Honestly the Picatta was about 3 ounces of chicken - $27.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Terrible food. Did not receive several menu items we ordered. Waiter said he was too busy. Drinks were weak.
Will not be returning and will share our experience with others.

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St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We had the chicken picatta and butternut squash tortelloni. Both were delicious. The tiramisu was different from any I've had previously; that said, DELICIOUS!

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JP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner here before the magic show. Off season in the village so quiet and intimate for dinner. Katherine provided exceptional service and the food was 5 star worthy. Highly recommended.

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KP
Tahoe
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best food we had during our 2 week stay at Lake Tahoe. Keep up the great work! We split a Caesar Salad and Chicken Piccata. The way each of these dishes was prepared, was excellent. I highly recommend!

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DB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Not really a "restaurant", more of a bar with very good food. Almost all of the tables are high-tops so not a "dining" experience. Server was very good and food was very good, however

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LM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We celebrated a birthday here last month. Our waiter was top notch- friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. The place is decorated in a very modern style, which is cool, but it was so dark we couldn't read our menus. We were also seated right next to another large group which made it quite noisy. This was strange since the entire place was empty at the time except for our two parties. The food was outstanding. Everyone commented on how great their selection was. Overall, it was a unique experience with excellent service and cuisine. The atmosphere could use some tweaking to make it more comfortable.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Loft was fabulous, our server Scott was the best waiter I think we ‘ve ever had. We will definitely be back

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AS
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

Our greeter (from Poland) was warm and welcoming. We enjoyed our waitress- that’s where the pleasures stopped. While the “toasted cheese and tomato soup” appetizer was served promptly and hot... the caesar salad was overdressed and mini croutons appeared to be from mass packaging. The rosemary bread was served hot, but the olive oil/balsamic/garlic tasted rancid (bitter)... so say (3) people. Out of the three different pasta dishes ordered, (lasagne, shrimp/angel hair and chicken pesto), all were over-cooked and over sauced. A second visit is unlikely.

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DA
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent ambiance, food and show. The sauce is awesome and we thoroughly enjoyed the show and interaction.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great cocktails, good food (even a kids menu), and the small magic theater is great for a close personal show. Lounge also has some games to play and nice fire centerpieces on the tables.

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Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

3 year Anniversary

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Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

magic show was excellent

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BM
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Hidden gem, great food and service. Have to try the s’mores for dessert

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KO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My grandchildren and I ate at the Loft after the magic show. The chicken piccata was amazing. They altered mine to be gluten free. After dinner we enjoyed cooking our own smores at the table. It was so much fun.

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HT
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and our server was outstanding, cheerful, energetic and so friendly.
Food was excellent and the darker lighting added to the great ambiance.
If you go, get the s’mores!!!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were wonderful and polite. Food was delicious. Had the wild boar cannellini and butternut squash ravioli w/ walnut and brown sage sauce.

Dessert was ok. Had the limoncello ale mode and chocolate tort. Both were simple but good. The s'mores was by far the highlight of the dessert. Tonnes of fun and a crowd pleaser

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SM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate here before seeing Magic Fusion! Both the restaurant and the show were excellent! Show was perfect for the whole family and restaurant was amazing for the adults, and ok for the kids. We had a party of nine and all the adults LOVED their meal...kids were a little more picky, but found something they liked! We will definitely be back next year when we visit Lake Tahoe!

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TO
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great time at The Loft with family for dinner and Magic show. Recommend both when visiting S Lake Tahoe

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GK
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, Service (Todd), ambience, cocktails. EXCELLENT !

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JP
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time! Great service and excellent food! Magic show was also very entertaining and funny. I do Recommend!

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WS
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent magic show and dinner was awesome. Highly recommended. We really enjoyed spending
Our anniversary here. Everything was wonderful. Thank you.

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LA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was exceptional! All fresh ingredients.
Authentic Italian cuisine. The wine list had a great selection.
Our waiter was Todd who treated us like gold.
All of his suggestions and knowledge really made our meal that much more enjoyable.
It’s cozy and lounge like setting was so inviting.
I would highly recommend The Loft!
Thank you for such an amazing experience.
Sincerely,
Lori Agresta

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KB
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the drinks and the free glass of wine with check in with Yelp. The grilled cheese and tomato soup shooters were amazing. Maybe a little less veggies on veggie lasagna. AMAZING!!!!!

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K
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We arrived early for our reservation and the lovely hostess was able to seat us within 5 minutes. After that the service was non-existent. Worst service ever!

We sat for 15 minutes without a single hello, an offer for water or be asked if we'd like to order a drink. We then watched other patrons sit after us, immediately get water and be asked if they would like to order drinks.

After another 5 minutes with no service we decided to leave. We told the hostess what had happened but all she could say was she was so sorry. I would have thought she'd at least ask if we would like to speak to the manager.

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UN
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was fresh! The chicken piccata was so good. The chicken was tender but not over-cooked. Nothing I had seemed like it had been prepared 2-3 hours before. I felt like everything cooked and uncooked had been prepared just for us! The salads were beautiful and fresh. The sauce on the chicken piccata was fresh. The drinks were great.

The only thing that I might recommend is that it was a little warm where we were sitting but in the restaurant's defense, it had been a very warm day. Perhaps the AC hadn't caught up yet.

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w
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Not enough tables to many high tops great service they found us a table

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibe, not too busy. Food was good and we had fun making s’mores at our table. We also decided to stay for trivia night in the lounge after dinner. We would definitely go back!

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing

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J
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent customer service and outstanding food selection.

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TL
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 3

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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PJ
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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

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NM
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

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

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P
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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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