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Lanza's Restaurant

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7739 N Lake Blvd, Kings Beach, CA 96143
530-546-2434
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery

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Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Waitress difficulty

Love coming here as the food is great and is just across the street from our timeshare, Red Wolf Lakeside Lodge! There was not a big crowd but our waitress seemed to have difficulty getting our orders straight. The appetizer came with our meals. Then, we were getting 2 separate checks and using... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
LindaMomoMarie
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Vacaville
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  • Families with children
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Santa Rosa, California
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We dropped in with 13 people, they took us right in, fast friendly service. Everything was fast. Salad and soup were good. pasta was short of sauce, lasagne mostly just cheese. Our friends had Rig eyes and left almost the whole thing. They were not impressed. So food not so good, staff was great.

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Berkeley, California
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I continually look for what I guess is the old style Italian restaurant -- lots of wonderful, reasonably priced pasta dishes and pizza. NOT $25+ pasta plates with no meat. So I always seem to default to pizza because I don't think most pasta plates are worth $20+. This pizza is OK; kinda boring and lots of crust. Bread starter... More 

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Castro Valley, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A lot of people recommended Lanza's but when my daughters and I went in August 2015, they had alfredo noodles and I had Mama's meat sauce with angel hair pasta. They gave us a lot of pasta a small amount of sauce. I asked for more sauce and they brought about 1/4 cup more sauce. I just had them box... More 

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San Diego, California
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

A couple of people mentioned we should try Lanza's for dinner and I am trying to figure out why. I guess it has been a Lake Tahoe tradition for awhile now, but I think it would be better on an episode of Restaurant Impossible. If you have ever seen this show then you know they go in and try to... More 

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Lanzas has great food and a great staff! The menu has a lot of choices and the restaurant is family friendly!

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Capitola, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Take a pass on this one -- the service is horrible, management is clueless and the food is poor at best. You're better off getting some frozen Italian or pizza at the Safeway next door and popping it in the microwave. We tried phoning in ahead with an order for pizzas and were put on hold for 15 minutes, at... More 

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Vacaville
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Love coming here as the food is great and is just across the street from our timeshare, Red Wolf Lakeside Lodge! There was not a big crowd but our waitress seemed to have difficulty getting our orders straight. The appetizer came with our meals. Then, we were getting 2 separate checks and using a VIP discount card from our timeshare.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Great place to eat, get there early or just know there will be a wait. It is definitely worth it. We go here pretty much every trip.

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incline village nv
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Very excellent restaurant. large portions of food but you can ask for a smaller portion. Staff is very friendly . Their chicken dinners are delicious as is everything else. They have large salads included with dinner great garlic bread. Good to go with a large group and share. Taste the best

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Fremont, California
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We ate at Lanza's since it was a short walk from our hotel in Kings Beach. It is a locally owned Italian restaurant with traditional Italian staples. What was surprising was how large the portions were. The three of us were unable to finish our meals and we all left with small boxes of left overs. The meals started with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7739 N Lake Blvd, Kings Beach, CA 96143
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Kings Beach
  • Phone Number: 530-546-2434

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?