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Lanza's Restaurant

7739 N Lake Blvd, Kings Beach, CA 96143
530-546-2434
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Ranked #3 of 25 restaurants in Kings Beach
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery
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  • English first
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English first
Santa Cruz, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This is the best restaurant on the Northshore in my opinion. Always crowded so go early. The bar is comfortable and the service is great.

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Colfax CA
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We have enjoyed Lanza's before and this visit was no different. Great ravioli and great cocktails. We were happy with the food and service even though it was very busy. We will be back!

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Los Altos, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Liked the atmosphere, authentic Italian food and kids crayon offerings. If anything the portions are rather large but so tasty one would put on too much weight eating there often.

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Encino
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Nothing to rave about, but also not bad either. $20 for most items on the menu...so a touch steep for a pasta place. But, it's Tahoe I guess. The bread they served, pre meal, was definitely for the birds. Not good. The soup was very good, however, & the pasta solid overall. Again, not great, but also not bad. 3... More

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San Francisco, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Solid Italian food, great for families and large groups. Portions are large - recommend splitting. Salad dressing is awesome!

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London, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by the owners of the Tahoe Sands Resort. It's three minutes by car and really worth a visit. Food was first rate, the portions huge, service spot-on and reasonably priced.

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Chico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This place holds a lot of people, so don't assume if the parking lots full that there will be a wait. Our party of 4 was seated immediately, our waitress was friendly, and our wine arrived immediately (generous pour). The food was overpriced and average in quality ($19 for a plate of pasta with marinara seems high). I had the... More

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Livermore, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Like our waitress told us, "We don't do anything small here!" Both of our dishes were wonderful! And luckily our room had a refrigerator and microwave so we could enjoy our leftovers the next day. Otherwise we would have really hurt ourselves trying to eat it all that night! Love this place!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Try the stuffed shells. Split it if you can. They give you a lot of great food. Very cozy place too. Go early because it gets crowded.

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Sacramento, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

red checked table cloths and authentic menu. fast service and big portions! It seems many locals eat her too.

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