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Lanza's Ristorante

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1020 Lawrence St, Port Townsend, WA 98368-6524
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Seattle, Washington
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a cozy, inviting restaurant, located in Uptown Port Townsend. The food preparation was exquisite, with distinct flavors and spices used in each item we ordered. A secret finale to the meal is to try the "wedding cake"! The restaurant has been owned by the family for years and their love and dedication to a delightful evening is very evident.... More 

Thank Carolyn T
Seattle, Washington
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the chicken piccata which was very delicious and for dessert I had the chocolate orange ice cream, which was great. The butter that was served with the bread was also yummy, a garlic herb butter I think. Nice atmosphere and great service. Worth the walk up the hill!! It filled up fast, luckily we got there right when... More 

Thank slmartin33
West Palm Beach, Florida
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340 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 334 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely Italian restaurant with great food and a lovely pianist on certain nights. It seems to always be crowded. There's a nice wine list and a very comprehensive menu for many courses. Try the linguine with salmon.

Thank DoloresJacoby
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79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Located in uptown Port Townsend, Lanza offers all the standard Italian entrees. The service is attentive and the staff pleasant. The portions of pasta are generous. It was crowded on a Tuesday evening and appeared to be mostly locals. The environment in the restaurant was inviting and comfortable.

Thank Teresa S
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89 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Our B&B host recommended this quaint Italian restaurant which was within easy walking distance. It is situated in uptown Pt T... rather than in the waterfront. The food all around is good, 4 of us each tried something different, as we did with the wine. Reasonably priced and large portions... staff most exceptional and friendly as was the clientele. We... More 

Thank camoria
Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

3 of us went last night to celebrate a birthday. Lanza's has always been a favorite and last night was just as good as always. The food was great and Linda our server is the best. Live in the area and try to get there every few months. It's our go to for great Italian food. My only complaint is... More 

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Port Townsend, Washington
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

Recipes from the Old Country, amazing wedding cake desert, warm and friendly service. Nothing fancy, just great old-style Italian food.

Thank Sunset151
Seattle, Washington
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159 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

Wish I could give 6 stars. Best puttanesca anywhere and Mexican scampi was superb. And Italian wedding cake... great finish to a meal. The waiter was not knowlegible about the wine but it was handled. No problems. Can't wait to come back.

Thank Imhotep2
Port Townsend, Washington
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133 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016 via mobile

Overjoyed to find these great shrimp from Mexico. Romantic setting in small family run restaurant in uptown Port Townsend. What they call Caesar salad has carrots and cabbage strips and no anchovies. Unimpressive small amount of dressing that didn't seem to be for a Caesar. Not anything like a classic Caesar.

Thank tenayaca
Port Townsend, Washington
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Best Italian food in Port Townsend. Nice dinning room , good for big parties, very accommodating parties over 6. Pizza is O.K. Steak and pastas are awesome

Thank R0add0g

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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
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

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