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All reviews spaghetti salad pizza bread great italian food portions are huge old school red sauce full bar lake tahoe north shore monza mama dressing stuffed staple dough
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I might be biased, as a teenager my mother was a waitress here. But Lanza's is a Lake Tahoe staple with a timeless menu and portions of ole. Show up hungry and leave full of great food and smiles.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Never been here before and I was impressed. The staff was great as was the food. There was a significant wait for the food but I was OK with that after seeing the amount of food that was prepared! Everyone left stuffed and still had...plenty to carry home for another few days of lunches at work!! Really good food, so glad we found it, no regrets for going to this restaurant.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 22, 2022

Very disappointing decided to eat at a bar table no servers just bartender to order with sat down with menus waited 20 minutes to order bartender was so focused on his stocking wine glasses he forgot us went to the bar to try to order...s He sent us back to the table he came shortly we ordered trey brought our salads and bread sat for another 5 minutes for silverware he nene looked at us so I had to go into the dining room to get silverware and napkins had to go to the bar to get more drinks a hour later we had to back to the bar to check on our food he when to check brought our food not good mine was not warm you can tell the food sat under the heat lamp in the kitchen for awhile finally got our food and the servers in the restaurant were doing shots at the bar and their voices so loud screaming what the heck we could not talk during the meal they finally left when back to the bar for boxes to to take home terrible service terrible food manager was useless was outside smoking most of the time not aware of his restaurant at all all this for a 80.00 dinner what a waste of dinner this is our go place sit at the f Same table what happened to the servers whose use to serve in that section trey bartender just did not cut it……..will not go back to many other restaurant in the Tahoe area soooooo dissappointedMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 9, 2022

loved it good customer service . the salad is 100 times better then olive gardens . I do recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 8, 2022

Enjoyed a dinner here with a family party of eight. The portions are plentiful and the eggplant parma was excellent. Clam sauce linguini was good, spaghetti with red sauce was solid. Dinner salads were a little flimsy and the bread wasn't great, but the bottle...of wine we ordered with dinner paired well and we were largely happy. We will return!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed January 11, 2022 via mobile

From the moment we walked in, we were greeted in a very friendly manner. The serving staff were also super friendly and attentive, which made the visit very pleasant. We ordered the spaghetti & meatballs and the veal marsala. The salad that came with our...dishes were fresh and the dressing is worthy of their bragging. We really enjoyed the salad. The bread they serve was hot and very good. Unfortunately, the veal marsala was a little tough. Normally, the veals should be very tender and juicy, but that wasn’t the case. Furthermore, the spaghetti seemed a bit undercooked, but the meatballs were really good. So the main dishes were a bit disappointing, but the friendliness of the staff would encourage us to give them a second chance if we’re in town again. We’ll try some other dishes next time. Would we recommend this place? Yes, we believe it’s worth a try.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed October 17, 2021

I love Lanzas ! It is my favorite place to get food while visiting north lake tahoe. If you are looking for a filling, inexpensive, large portion, delicious meal go to Lanzas!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed August 30, 2021 via mobile

Best authentic Italian on the north shore! Portions are huge and I love everything on the menu! They don’t take reservations and it is a popular spot so be prepared to wait in the bar area or outdoors. They offer takeout which is so nice!...The restaurant has been there for years so you know it’s a good local spot!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 16, 2021

Arrived early for dinner, popular spot for the locals. Had a glass a wine while waiting for table. Good salad, large portions of food, good service. Great Tiramisu.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 14, 2021

Arrived with a large party of 7 people. They do not take reservations, but we were seated pretty quickly. The food and service were great! Enjoyed the meals and the wine.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 2, 2021

Great food at this old feel Italian Restaurant. The food is priced well and they have a full bar. I had their signature dish and it was wonderful.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed July 13, 2021

My wife's family started coming here back when Mama Lanza was still running the place many years ago. My family continues to come whenever we visit North Shore. This place has a classic Italian Restaurant vibe, large portions and we have always had good service....The house salads are very good, we always buy a bottle or two of their dressing to take with us.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 6, 2021

We were staying nearby and met up with my nephew and his girlfriend here for dinner. The food was very good, nice large portions and we didn't have to wait very long either. It felt like having a home cooked meal at your Italian friend's...house - not fancy, just really good food in a comfortable setting.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 15, 2021

This is a great old school Italian restaurant. The interior is warm and cozy despite the current plastic sheeting between booths due to COVID. They have all the classic meals here. Excellent veal parmesan. We had enough left over from our meals for the next...day. They also serve a nice variety of wines and beersMore

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 9, 2021

We happen onto this restaurant by chance. I would recommend this eatery. Large portions so you could share. We noticed many" locals" enjoying the food and atmosphere. Very friendly staff and good service. We will come back when we ate in the area.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Response from davidhV8108PG | Reviewed this property |
No. Best to have reservations on weekends. Lanza is past prime. Take out from Safeway which is next door is better. Azzaras is a ten minutes from Lanza's in the Raley's shopping center in Incline Village
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Yes, Lanza's Restaurant offers takeout services.

Lanza's Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4