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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 8
    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
JAN/FEB TAHOE

The food here was very good. The atmosphere is quiet. Ambiance lighting, they have booths and tables. I had the pick your pasta and sauce option which I had the angel hair pasta and meat ravioli with alfredo and added chicken it was great. My boyfriend had the sampler also very good. Plenty of food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
marjorie g
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Yuba City, California
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Yuba City, California
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here was very good. The atmosphere is quiet. Ambiance lighting, they have booths and tables. I had the pick your pasta and sauce option which I had the angel hair pasta and meat ravioli with alfredo and added chicken it was great. My boyfriend had the sampler also very good. Plenty of food.

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Thank marjorie g
Oakland, California
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here a few times, it is the type of place to go if you are craving hearty pastas after a fun day in the snow. The plates are huge and everyone cleaned their plates. The crew is very friendly and it just feels very cozy and welcoming. I look forward to going back again.

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Thank 21senor_pep_e
Sonoma, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very popular Italian restaurant and very good food. Service is always efficient and helpful. Go early! U.K.

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Thank Yogagmama
Social Circle, Georgia
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Went here on a first night of a week's vacation in Tahoe. We were treated with a friendly "family atmosphere" excellent service and wonderful food. Our only regret is that our week ran out before we could return.

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Thank dcp7451
El Sobrante, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Friendly staff coped with a packed house very well. The food is hearty, comfort Italian. My pizza served me for two meals! Would definitely return.

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Thank Pam M
San Rafael, California
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102 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

The restaurant does the basic Italian that Aunt Stella in South Philly would make. If you want Italian comfort food, this might be okay for you - but don't order anything except a meal with red sauce. That was our favorite sauce. The other sauces were heavy, and not fancy at all, kind of plain. The chicken Piccata was overdone... More 

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Thank Angewaa
Hyde Park, New York
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Take out one night was excellent: pizza was great; chicken marsala was great - went for dinner another night and veal dinner not good and pasta with clams was overcooked and also bad - think you just need to know what's good there - atmosphere is fun

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Thank CathyAva
Pasadena, California
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217 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Perfect stop for big plates of tasty Italian food in a setting that felt cozy and rustic - authentic Lake Tahoe style. Service is quick, food arrives piping hot, and the locals (and visitors) are all friendly and casual.

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Thank Ray Q
Fort Collins, Colorado
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Loved the homemade marinara sauce! The decor is typical Italian neighborhood along with being very cozy and clean. This restaurant has been in the same family for several generations. They had excellent gluten free penne pasta, no mushiness! Great value.

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Thank Katbalouml
Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We had dinner and had enough leftover for the next day!!! The calamari are actually a real calamari steak and not those little round!!

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Thank legjack

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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?