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Lanza's Ristorante

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1020 Lawrence St, Port Townsend, WA 98368-6524
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
My favorite go to

Always great food and ambience and wonderful service. I love lanza's and always take visiting friends there ...

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Port Townsend, Washington
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Business meetings
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Port Townsend, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Always great food and ambience and wonderful service. I love lanza's and always take visiting friends there ...

Thank 10Mazzie
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105 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Lanza's came highly recommended by our hosts at the Quimper Inn and we agree with them, that this small restaurant, tucked into a small shopping area in the Victorian sector of Port Townsend, should be highly recommended. It was a Wednesday evening, we hoped we didn't need reservations (a good idea for most nights, but we were lucky) so when... More 

1 Thank jkle
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We visit Port Townsend frequently and have always enjoyed Lanza's. Good food, ample portions. We have a new 3 month old granddaughter and called to see if we could get take away meals for four. They were very accommodating and the food was very much up to their usual standards. They don't advertise take away, but we're happy to assist... More 

Thank thermo55
Seattle, Washington
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We had passed by Lanza's on our last visit to Port Townsend in August and the amazing garlic smells coming out caught our attention. It had been a long time since we had been out for Italian and we definitely wanted to try it on this visit so we dropped by on a Saturday night without reservations. There were three... More 

Thank TravlinDiver
Kelso, Washington
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Came here with a high expectation after reading rave reviews. Dinner was average Italian fare, ordered the spaghetti and meatball with sausage. Very scrimpy on the sausage one meatball -come on! but flavorful. Also ordered the special with local salmon, huge portions and the bread was delicious. Store bought pasta, not homemade. On the downside the Caesar salad was bland... More 

Thank Carrie C
The Woodlands, Texas
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93 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Amazingly prepared delicious seafood; everything and more you would expect from a seaport/coastal town. Ambiance, responsive service, and the best blackberry pie you can possibly imagine! As good as it gets!

Thank TexasCoastal_Lady
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Small, elegant, local restaurant. All the food at Lanza's is top of the line so feel free to try anything. However, my favorite is usually not on the menu but they will prepare it at your request. Here goes... (makes my mouth water just thinking about it), Pasta with slices of chicken, sausage, and artichoke folded into a creamy white... More 

2 Thank zeus800
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Quaint little restaurant reminds me of the Old Italian Restaurants I grew up going to with my family in Washington D.C. Family Owned and operated....met the Owner Granddaughter of Mario Lanza....Good Gravy, home made meatballs and sausage... Thank You

1 Thank Mike B
Port Townsend, WA
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Lanza's is one of Port Townsend's finer restaurants. It has been owned and run by the same family for years and the service and food show they care about what they serve and their customers. The food is always consistent, Italian, and the menu seldom changes. Portions are generous and somehow prices have remained reasonable. A great place to celebrate... More 

1 Thank booterandwarthog
Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We stopped at Lanza's for dinner and were a bit underdressed, or so we felt. Regardless, the staff was friendly and prompt. We were there on a pretty warm day so the temperature inside restaurant was creeping toward uncomfortable. However, the food made up for the discomfort in temperature. It was very good. The pasta and sauces were outstanding, and... More 

1 Thank TWK978

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1020 Lawrence St, Port Townsend, WA 98368-6524
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Port Townsend
  • Phone Number: 360-379-1900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings


Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?