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Lanza's Ristorante

1020 Lawrence St, Port Townsend, WA 98368-6524
360-379-1900
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Ranked #18 of 85 Restaurants in Port Townsend
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Port Townsend, Washington, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We took out of town family to Lanza's and we all raved about it. The food was fresh and delicious. The portions were generous. The price was reasonable. The service was great. I have to go back again, because the Chicken Bolognese my nephew ordered was so delicious I want to have that. The restaurant was really busy, we were... More

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Port Townsend, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Had not eaten there in a while. The menu was smaller but had many of the good items on it. They stopped giving an antipasto plate for an appetizer free with the meal. The food was good and certainly nicely presented.

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Portland Oregon
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The place is nice - nice colors, nice smells, nice wine list and nice menu. Food tasted good too. My wife had a chicken dish, I had shrimp. Price was ok - about typical of Seattle prices (which seems a bit expensive for Pt. Townsend). The service was the worst. I mean bad! The service started out great, but once... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We had some of the best warm garlic rolls I've ever tasted and outstanding minestrone, followed by delicious pasta meals and lemon cheesecake. The setting is appealing and the service friendly and efficient. We were happy that our Ravenscroft owner Dave highly recommended Lanza's.

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Port Ludlow, Washington
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77 reviews 77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We've eaten at Lanza's often - this time we were there for the Calabrian Salad and Pizza. As usual, the service was impeccable, the atmosphere warm and welcoming and the food excellent. THe not too thin pizza crust was perfect, slightly crunchy but chewed, the cheese and the add ons (kalamata olives, fresh tomatoes, and peppers) were perfect. The Calabrian... More

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Seattle
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We had supper here on a cold, windy weekday in April and the food and atmosphere warmed us immediately. The staff was friendly and helpful. Though it was a Thursday evening, the restaurant filled quickly. We were glad we got in without a reservation.

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Top Contributor
154 reviews 154 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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