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Lanza's Ristorante

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1020 Lawrence St, Port Townsend, WA 98368-6524
360-379-1900
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
An unexpected find!

From the outside, the restaurant looked small and dark. Once inside, it's very pretty. Lots of things to look at - light, pictures, and other decor. The restaurant was busy but we were able to get to our reserved table without any wait. The server was on top of her tables. We were immediately... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
cindy o
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Beavercreek, Oregon
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Beavercreek, Oregon
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

From the outside, the restaurant looked small and dark. Once inside, it's very pretty. Lots of things to look at - light, pictures, and other decor. The restaurant was busy but we were able to get to our reserved table without any wait. The server was on top of her tables. We were immediately greeted, and it just got better... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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689 reviews 689 reviews
410 restaurant reviews
369 helpful votes 369 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We went here with friends while visiting Port Townsend during the Rhody Festival. Reservations are probably a good idea as the restaurant was full. The piano player added to the ambiance. Our server was friendly and efficient. We started off with their combo salad or soup of the day. I thoroughly enjoyed the Chicken Marsala, hubby liked his shrimp with... More 

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Sequim, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

By far the best service I have had at a restaurant. The owner and staff were attentive and personable. The food was impeccable. I highly recommend.

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Port Townsend, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Plenty of good pasta dishes, plus some good options if you don't want the starch. Can be a little slow when busy, but I have always had good service and good food here! Meals include bread. Has reasonably priced wines or bring your own & pay a set up. Generally there are 1 or 2 specials. I love the Putanesca!

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Coupeville, Washington, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Living on the other side of Admiralty Inlet from Port Townsend (Coupeville) I have been starved for good Italian dining. There is great pizza on Whidbey Island (see my review of Ciao) and very nice Americanized Italian (Christophers) both in Coupeville, but in my opinion no really authentic Italian (food and atmosphere). Surprisingly I found it in Upper Port Townsend.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Pollo Bolognese was to die for! Perfectly tender chicken, with the best cream sauce, my mouth is still watering! Very generous portion that we easily shared, keeping our bill reasonable. Atmosphere was quaint and comfortable and the service was very friendly and attentive. Great place, will be back!

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Port Townsend, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

What can I say that I haven't said before about Lanzas? I was really set to try one of the Valentines Day specials but when I opened my mouth "Pollo Bolognese" came out. My brain obviously took over and decided I would order my #1 favorite (#2 by the way is Mi Patrona). First bite brought a smile to my... More 

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erie
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72 reviews 72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This place was so highly recommended by people we know in the area, so we were really surprised at how hpoor our experience was. To begin with, I wish that places that are considered 'better quality' would not have an atmosphere of snobbishness, but would instead cultivate a happy attitude towards customers. The food was ok. We ordered the steak... More 

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San Jose CA
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71 reviews 71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This restaurant has a great ambience. It's been around forever. I think it's a place where a lot of locals go. As a visitor, I was seduced by the description of a dish on the menu. It sounded fabulous, and I ordered it even though it had a cream sauce and I don't usually order dishes with cream sauce. And... More 

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San Jose
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is how Italian food should taste. Ate here on a Thursday night with my husband. Comfortable seating with excellent ambiance, great service, and yes, try the desserts. Reasonably priced.

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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: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?