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“A genuine Italian place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Piazza Ristorante Italiano

La Piazza Ristorante Italiano
1600 E Tulare Ave, Tulare, CA 93274-3153
+1 559-687-9833
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Ranked #3 of 90 Restaurants in Tulare
Price range: $0 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
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Description: Fresh, homemade Italian cuisine specializing in steak, seafood, veal, lamb & Your favorite Pasta! Bread baked daily by chef/owner. Homemade gnocchi, tiramisu as well as sauces, etc. Fresh squeezed cocktails,beer & California-Italian wines. Casual-fine dining restaurant in an Italianesque atmosphere. Romantic & family areas. Private banquet room available. Family owned since 2005. Ample parking. East of Hwy 99, near hotels & shopping.
Palm Springs, California
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74 restaurant reviews
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130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
“A genuine Italian place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

The service is good.
The food is excellent.
Madame la Patronne (I would use the Italian equivalent but Madame isn't Italian so the French will have to fit) circulates around tables diligently checking that all is well and schmoozing nicely with the diners.
And the atmosphere is good.
Downsides, let's see.
Well the wine is not cheap at $9.50 for a glass of fairly average Chardonnay.
Main courses - which is really all we had gone to try - are priced a reasonable $15-20
And the tiramisu is wonderful at a reasonable $6.00

Recommended and we will go back

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Coppell, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“La Piazza, Tulare, CA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

This is a great Italian restaurant in a small town in California. It's menu is quite varied with many vegetarian options and excellent selection of wines, beers, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages. Its prices are comparable to the Italian chain restaurant "The Olive Garden" and yet the service is a hundred times better than any chain Italian restaurants I have ever been to.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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romford
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18 restaurant reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

Nice place, good food and service. We turned up late with a group of 7 and no reservation but got seated quickly and easily.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Nice environment and great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

A pleasant surprise in a small town.food as great as a fine Italian city restaurant
People that really care and good service.
Great bread....nice people....
And Good pricing for the excellent quality

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ontario, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“The Best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Everything on the menu is exceptional. Great wine list, service, and prices are reasonable. We go here every chance we get when in Tulare.

Visited August 2013
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