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Lanza's Ristorante

1020 Lawrence St, Port Townsend, WA 98368-6524
360-379-1900
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Ranked #11 of 83 restaurants in Port Townsend
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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English first
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

The ambience at Lanzas is simple old fashioned Italian minus the plastic grapes and Chianti bottles with candles. There is a piano player and the service is good. The food, however is average in every way. I had spaghetti with meat balls. The tomato sauce was acidic and the meat balls were best described as meat by-product balls. The salad... More

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Port Townsend WA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

This family-owned restaurant's ambience is classic old-style Italian - walls painted red, lots of candlelight, family photos on the walls - so quite charming. There was even live piano music. That said, the food left a lot to be desired. The salad - which is included with the entrée - was good with fresh crispy veggies and a nice dressing.... More

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Port Townsend, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This Italian family does a great job with real Italian food. I love the feel of this place, and people frequent this place for all kinds of occasions. The pizzas are great for take-out too.

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Silverdale, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I find Lanza's difficult to review because there was a lot that we liked and a lot that we didn't. We arrived with 7:15 reservations and had to wait for 30 minutes to get our table. There was another couple who arrived after us and went through the same ordeal. However, the manager was very apologetic and friendly. He even... More

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Sequim, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We dined here tonight (2/15/14) and everything was outstanding. The interior was beautiful and the service was helpful, friendly and prompt. I started with the tasty minestrone and husband had the house salad. I had a craving for spaghetti and meatballs and this dish was everything I wanted and more. OMG!! Husband had the pasta Bella and he loved it.... More

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allyouneedislove123, Owner at Lanza's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. It is refreshing to hear such kind words and appreciation for our efforts and love we have for our restaurant. We look forward to seeing you again and please stop by the kitchen and say hello. Thank you again! More

Port Angeles, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

very disappointed, does not even acknowledge us that we were there,and I wish that the irregular customer should be treated the same way as they treated the regular customer.

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allyouneedislove123, Owner at Lanza's Ristorante, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Eloisa, I deeply regret your feeling about our restaurant. You had called earlier in the week to make a reservation for Valentines day and you were put on a waiting list. After a persistent call, and not having any extra room, I reluctantly took your reservation. I deeply regret this decision. I had cautioned you that it was... More

Port Townsend, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

You know as soon as you enter the restaurant that it's going to be delicious. And the food will not disappoint. Everything from the wood fired pizza, the simple angel hair with basil, olive oil and fresh tomatoes, to the rich lasagna is wonderful. The restaurant is small and intimate, the acoustics are good.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Five of us chose Lanza's and I was more critical of it than my dining friends. The restaurant was noisy and it took forever to get our meals. I ordered the antipasto plate that obviously had been stored in the refrigerator. Everything was COLD which served to deaden the tastes. This was a shame because most of what was included... More

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Philadelphia, PA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

I've been to Port Townsend many times but never tried Lanzas. Everyone in our dining party was in the mood for Italian so we agreed on Lanzas and were not disappointed. My ONLY complaint was that the restaurant was very hot inside...way too hot. I'm guessing that this usually not a problem in WA though. Everyone had a fantastic meal.... More

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Astoria, Oregon
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141 reviews 141 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Tasty food, reasonable prices, friendly service. Service a bit slow, noisy..forget conversation. Nothing to write home about.

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