Toscana

4.8
412 reviews
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A notable trattoria, and a wonderful gathering place for families and friends, Toscana is one of the most successful Italian restaurants in Los Angeles, celebrating its 25th year in business. Toscana continues to set the benchmark as an influential eatery where Hollywood celebrities, locals, and tourists alike go to enjoy appetizing food served in generous portions. Classic favorites include Insalate Carciofi, Spaghetti ai Frutti di Mare, and Bistecca Fiorentina. Amidst a cozy atmosphere reminiscent of a Tuscan trattoria, and with an impeccable, friendly staff, every guest, famous or not, is treated like family.
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JM
Caribbean
33 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Buen restaurante con buen servicio

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l
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent food - trumps other aspects like "attitude"

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S
Anchorage
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best-of-class service teamed with exquisitely prepared and tasting food makes for a very special and memorable night.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is one of my favorite neighborhood restaurants and bar. It’s good for young professionals. They share the same menu and kitchen with the next-door’s original spot. And their cocktails these fresh juices and it’s always been amazing cocktails there.

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PG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and ambiance was wonderful. The pasta special and swordfish special were outstanding - fresh, excellent recipes, and served with lovely presentations! Thank you!

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KJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, food and service. Made us feel very special despite the restaurant being busy. Thanks!

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r
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really like Toscana. How can one tell if an Italian restaurant is good? How good is the simplest pasta? Toscana makes the simplest pasta an elegant, tasty and refined dish.

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W
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening; delicious food, expedited and professional service. Highly recommended.

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e
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

outstanding service. Outstanding food! I can't wait to eat there again.

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SW
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I really enjoyed my dinner at Toscana with my daughter and a friend of hers. The waiter was excellent with his recommendations on dishes as well as the wine. Both appetizers - a burrata salad and a salad with baby artichoke - were very good and portions were on the large side. The main courses - the rib eye, chicken breast, and a pasta - were also tasty and presented nicely and good size. Both desserts were also tasty. Although not inexpensive, the overall bill (approx $430 inclusive of tip) for 3 persons was fine given a bottle of wine and a couple of glasses. Finally, I liked the vibe of the restaurant which was lively and busy but not excessively so.

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p
Los Angeles
74 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

love this place
we love it and will always come here for a special
or family get together

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SC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Toscana was recommended by a friend. The Italian cuisine is spectacular. I suggest you get there early and have a glass of wine in the separate bar area. The staff is knowledgeable and very attentive. Highly recommended.

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DR
Los Angeles
104 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Toscana is a perpetual favorite. My late wife loved it, also so going back a few weeks after her death was both happy and sad. Several of the employees remembered Liz and were appropriately saddened by hearing of her passing.

Emilio our waiter is absolutely terrific.

The foods consistently good regardless of what we have. This night we split several dishes and thoroughly enjoyed everything. The pasta bolognas was particularly good--great!

Toscana is neighborhood for me. I'll be there even more often now that I'm living alone.

I can even sit at the counter if I am by myself. Tops!!

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M
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

2 women arrive for lunch at 12. Diners were already sitting at 2 tables when we arrive. The hostess was very apologetic and stated she would have to seat us at a table for 2 since the restaurant would become filled to capacity. We left at 1:50 and tables were still empty. Of course, we would have preferred a table for 4. Since 97% or more of the diners were men, it seemed sexist that we were placed at a small table while other tables for 4 had 2 men sitting together. Is this the restaurant’s policy or the archaic mindset of the hostess?

And when I made the reservation, I also stated that we were celebrating a birthday. I thought maybe the restaurant would surprise my friend with some birthday treat but that didn’t happen.

Otherwise, we had fun! The food was VG and our server, Davide, was fine.

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RS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quite simply the best Italian restaurant in the entirety of Los Angeles.

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e
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional

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S
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Thoroughly enjoyable.

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C
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favourite Italian restaurants in LA. We go there often and always have a delicious meal with outstanding service. Max is the best and makes our evening quite enjoyable. They are very creative and have new dishes or off the menu requests which are always accommodated with pleasure. It goes without saying this is a MUST for true Italian food lovers!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always with joyous staff

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R
London
27 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It’s so good here - excellent menu, delicious food, attentive and friendly service, good wine by the glass. I’ve eaten here 50 times, and always enjoy it as a treat.

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DR
Los Angeles
104 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love Toscana. When Oliver is our waiter it adds even more to the meal. He does everything right. I wanted extra sauce for the pasta--done!

Nice table. My wife is in a wheel chair so it is difficult going in and out. They are very helpful.

Wine list is good and reasonable. I over tip because the service makes the meal even better than the food and the food is excellent.

We will continue to visit Toscana and spend serious money. And I'll find times to go for lunch, too!!

Great restaurant. Take your time and enjoy 100%

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place in LA hands down

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LS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our pastas were not up to usual although they did remake the one we complained about. Since it was a holiday, we don’t expect it to happen again

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best food! Never disappoints.

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JH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The service was slow. The food was not very good for how expensive it was. The restaurant was also very loud

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LA
Los Angeles
77 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian restaurant West of the 405. Wonderfully authentic prepared and presented food, upscale ambience, great service, nice vibe and you could easily hold a conversation without straining your vocal cords. In my book.....that's perfect. Worth a drive to get to, even if you live in the Valley like I do.

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LI
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Great service but extremely pricey for quantity and quality of food although gnocchis were delicious

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FI
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is consistently fantastic. The Branzino is perfectly cooked and the ravioli is delicious. The service exceptional and the hostess extremely friendly.

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S
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It is worthwhile going again.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

We Ordered the Dover Sole and the gnocchi pesto which were both outstanding

I gave Toscana a low rating because my wife’s wild boar pasta was extremely salty. We did not notify the staff and give them an opportunity to correct so our bad

Atmosphere is ok, and the service is always top notch

My first bad dish there

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B
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great cauliflower appetizer that 4 of us shared. All of our main courses were 😋 delicious. Will definitely return.

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GE
London
12 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic chicken Milanese...not on menu, but delish.

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M
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

Toscana did not disappoint. The food was very good, and the ambiance was energetic. Where the experience lacked was in the service. The waiter was beyond rude, which really soured the mood and experience dining at Toscana. While I would go back for the excellent food, I would hope the service would improve, no attitudes necessary, signor.

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M
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food, horribly over priced for traditional Italian cuisine.

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CJ
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

" Les saveurs d Italy se retrouvent en un lieu , Sans en oublier son hospitalite " thanks Emilio
A great moment of vacation sensation Thanks for all from the Wine selected to the Food ..
I ll be back . CJ.

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OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

It is difficult to write this because I have been a fan of Toscana since the 1990s but my experience on Wednesday night was not great. The Burrata appetizer was very mediocre and our waiter really rushed us through the meal. All of us felt like they were desperately trying to turn our table - very odd for a 6 pm booking. It just was not a great experience. I won’t be returning soon. 🙁🙁 Sad to report.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy my time at Toscana. The service is most excellent and quite attentive. And the food.. delicious!

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KC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Cork in wine glass....mediocre food... less than mediocre service...uninteresting pasta...very overpriced...get a life

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R
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. They go out of their way to accommodate.

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