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“Italian - who says”

La Piazza Ristorante Italiano
Ranked #4 of 104 Restaurants in Tulare
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $45
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Steakhouse
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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.
Long Beach, CA
Level 6 Contributor
151 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Italian - who says”
Reviewed July 22, 2012

Two adults, two children on a week night. The service was prompt and attentive. Spouse had lasagna and I the veal parmigiana. The children’s menu is limited; they can have spaghetti or they can have spaghetti. The older boy ordered a seafood Alfredo petite portion [half-price of the adult cost plus $2.00]. The lasagna was declared good, but nothing to distinguish it from frozen Stouffers. The veal parmigiana was ample [three pieces] but well covered in thick cheese [not lightly sprinkled with grated parmesan], like it was so poor it had to be disguised. Total bill [one glass house Chanti] was $66.00; not exorbitant but over priced for the quality. I’d classify this establishment as a “wannabe” Italian restaurant, but probably using other than a qualified Italian chef.

  • Visited July 2012
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Hamburg, Germany
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“Kids wanted pizza”
Reviewed July 17, 2012

pizza is different here, but still good pizza. May be back

Visited July 2012
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LaPiazzaItalian, Manager at La Piazza Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review, July 24, 2012
Thank you for your kind review. I am glad you enjoyed our food, but we do not actually have pizza. La Piazza is a word that means plazza or town square. Most cities in Italy have at least one piazza.
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Seattle, Washington
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“Fabulous Italian Food!”
Reviewed June 5, 2012

If you want an amazing food experience in the Tulare area, don't miss this great little family owned italian restaurant. Our meals were exceptional and some of the best italian cooking we have ever had, on the West or East coast. The service was excellent and I am sure we will return on our next visit. This is a jewel you don't want to pass up when you are in the Tulare area.

  • Visited April 2012
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LaPiazzaItalian, Owner at La Piazza Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review, June 7, 2012
Wow, thank you Karen for the wonderful review. We really appreciate it. Introduce yourself next time you are in the area.
Warm regards, Melina Maack
La Piazza Ristorante Italiano
1600 E Tulare Ave tulare Ca 93274
559 687-9833
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Tulare, California, United States
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“Italian as only Italians can do it”
Reviewed May 10, 2012

My fiance and I have gone to this restaurant every year for Valentine's Day and Birthdays. The food is always top of the line, fresh, and so flavorful. The waiters are all well versed in the daily specials and wine selections. The restaurant is clean and the people are so very kind. The atmosphere is one of a quaint Italian cafe in Italy, little booths with cultural photos and articles under the glass table top.

Tulare doesn't have many FINE dining restaurants, but THIS restaurant is by far the best in the valley.

  • Visited February 2012
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LaPiazzaItalian, Owner at La Piazza Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review, May 16, 2012
Cortiny, Thank you for your very kind review. I am glad that you noticed the freshness of the food. The chef/owner & kitchen staff work hard to create fresh & tasty food. An aside, the interior of the restaurant is design to reflect a "Piazza" -or an Italian town square. There is a sunset sky painted on the ceiling & the booths surrounding the Tuscan banquet room have "signs" in Italian representing "businesses " that you might find in a piazza. Much of the Italian paraphanalia under the glass tops are photos & info reflecting the "business" that that booth is!
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