The Loft - Tahoe

4.2
359 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 359 People Are Saying
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BM
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening. We were attending the magic show that evening so we thought we’d enjoy dinner too. There was something for everybody on the menu. Staff was great and so was the food and the show.

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M
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 3

Food had much to be desired!! We went there to eat dinner before the show - service was spot on and the Magic Fusion was great! However I have had better frozen meals, it had no flavor I seasoning and not a touch of garlic. Make some extra time before the show to eat somewhere else. You’ll thank me !!

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OT
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

liked the service but found the food vey mediocre, not bad just not a wow. Nice view of the ice skating rink. We didn't make the magic show but I bet that would be fun and an easy way to get there with dinner before.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

My family of 6 went to the Loft for Thanksgiving. The tomato bisque was barely lukewarm. We had to ask to heat all three up, and when they returned, it was clear that they just heated it in the microwave. The meat lasagna was completely bland. The shrimp in the shrimp scampi was boiled and over cooked. The steak Gorgonzola was drowned with sauce and looked like it was served from a cafeteria. And the French bread pizza my kids ate was so soggy. The only decent dishes were the rosemary ciabatta appetizer and the s’mores dessert, but how hard is it to ruin those two dishes. The service was lacking. The place is so dark. We could barely see each other, and at the same time, the servers couldn’t see us when we were trying to flag them down. My sister had to get up twice to get their attention. My family will definitely be looking for a do-over for Thanksgiving, but we’ll do it elsewhere.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impressive! Cocktails, perfect! Food, delish! Service, excellent! Ambiance, spot on! Dessert, lovely! Magic show/entertainment, hilariously fun! Overall experience, highly recommend!

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DR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Food wasn’t that great. Waiter broke a glass on our table and we had broken glass in some of our food. I would highly recommend the show but skip the dinner.

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T
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Great bread. But average food in general. Over cooked pasta and tasteless dishes.

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j
San Diego
88 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is superb. Service above the top. Just distressed that when we made the reservations they asked if we were celebrating anything we mentioned it was our anniversary and I feel like they blew it off.

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RM
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place! We saw the Friday night comedy show and loved it! We returned on Saturday for an intimate dinner (celebrating our honeymoon) and loved the food! Both dishes we had were amazing! To top all of this off, they offered s'mores as a dessert option! We literally roasted our marshmallows right at our table! Awesome place for a variety of occasions! We will definitely be back!

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R
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Butternut squash tortellini was fantastic!

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a
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the magic show was amazing, the food and service was perfect! i highly recommend! Thank you!

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SC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My son and I visited The Loft for dinner and Magic After Dark. We ordered specialty drinks - Trick or treat and a Blood and Sand. My son ordered chicken Parmigiano and I ordered vegetables. The food and drinks were amazing! Our waiter, Scot, was attentive and pleasant. My son finally got to try Blood and Sand, I highly recommend it. The atmosphere at dinner was dark, energetic, noisy but not too loud. Magic After Dark was funny, slightly raunchy, and extremely entertaining. This show is a must-see for adults. After the show we made smores at our table and had another round of drinks. We will be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was a lovely experience and a great place for a date. I read in the reviews to try the smores and It was definitely worth it. Overall I am happy with my choice and decision to eat here.

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SG
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night at the Loft! We love coming here!

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J
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was great. It was a Wednesday night so it was pretty quiet. Great for a date night. The food was good as well. The Bruschetta was decent but we had a better one at another Italian place in the area. Overall a nice place to dine pre or post the show. Nice bar area as well.

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B
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, drinks and Magic Show! Taylor Hughes is fabulous!

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DH
Charlotte
24 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Went to the Loft for dinner and the Magic show. Our server, Todd, was terrific. He was friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu. The Loft is a trendy place; dark colors and dimly lit. The menu had an Italian theme yet had several unique menu choices.

The food was excellent yet pricey. This choice was to celebrate our son's birthday with dinner and show. Do not regret the experience and worth going as long as you know you will spend a good bit on food & drinks.

If you get Todd as your server, you will not be disappointed.

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L
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
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 on October 13, 2018
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 on October 11, 2018
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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AJ
San Francisco
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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OT
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
4 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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T
Philadelphia
24 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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