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Il Toscano - Douglaston
Il Toscano - Douglaston

Il Toscano - Douglaston Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://iltoscanony.com/
  • Phone: (718) 631-0300
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,

    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm,

    Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary European
  • Executive Chef: John Binder
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please see our website iltoscanony.com for details
    You may also call 718-631-0300 and ask for Alex or Arturo
  • Private Party Facilities: The Wine room and Sky room are both available for private events or wine dinners.

    We have our Table X which is in a secluded part of the dining room and can accommodate up to 5 persons (advanced reservations required).

    Check out our Country Style Tuscan Table upstairs!

    See ILTOSCANONY.COM for photos, menu and details.
  • Private Party Contact: Alex Privilegi (718) 631-0300

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Douglaston Parkway
  • Public Transit: The Port Washington branch of the L.I.R.R.- Douglaston Station.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free attended parking in the L.I.R.R. lot across the street. On-street parking is also available.
A word from Il Toscano - Douglaston
For almost three decades, Il Toscano has been known for taking fresh, seasonal ingredients and preparing sumptuous Northern Italian style cuisine.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Always a really fine dining experience with excellent food and very good service."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Enjoyed the delicious special shrimp over risotto dinner after a delectable salad which invcluded stuffed figs.we enjoyed the quiet table in the alcove conducive for very private conversation."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Food is great, service is great and friendly and extremely convenient with a big lot right there and right off the LIRR. This is a hidden gem."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "My family and I have always had a great meal. The service is great. The specials are always delicious. Very fresh and homemade. The staff is very kind and knowledgeable. Must have the lasagna. Grandma's secret recipe. Order for the table and share."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Always reliable. Maura has passed most of it along to Alex and Alex maintains the tradition of excellence and customer service."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Four of us were accommodated in the private alcove and enjoyed ourselves immensely.their signature lobster dish was as good as always.Great drinks and wonderful food and a noise level conducive for conversation."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The wait staff were all very pleasant and attentive. They even provided a candle and wished me happy birthday even if my husband did not request for it. While ordering our shared appetizer and salad, my husband just mentioned that I could decide since it was my day. The restaurant itself is very cozy. However, I was a bit disappointed with their jumbo shrimp entree. Since I always go to a fish market, I have seen and bought real jumbo shrimps. The shrimps served were not jumbo. But I will go back because I love the service and coziness of the restaurant."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Thus restaurant was recommended by a friend that goes there often.. To me it's always a little awkward walking into a new place but I have to admit the staff could not have been any nicer. Everyone was so polite and professional, I felt like a regular instantly. The food was spectacular, the ribeye steak and veal chop were among the best I have had... Love this place and will certainly be going back"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Dinner Saturday night was great. Not as crowded as usual due to holiday. We really enjoy and recommend il toscano. Judy and stan"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Always consistant, always delicious, and always wonderful service. Mauro and Alex are gracious and attentive to all of their customers. Wonderful wine list! From the most delicious homemade pastas, amazing Foie Gras, duck and veal, always excellent fish dishes to their famous Lobster Il Toscano, we love dining there!!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We had not dined here in more than 10 years--not because we had a bad experience but because it was always very difficult to get a reservation at the last minute (which we often like to do). Friends suggested it and it was even better than we remembered. I had the rack of lam that was outstanding--best I have had in a very long time. My friends had the lobster and the veal which were also excellent. I will definitely be heading back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Although the food was good, we were not regulars and did not receive the warm 'welcome' or attention that others did ( i.e., the confusion as to whether or not I kept our reservation.) The restaurant was overcrowded. The tables were so close I could have easily joined in the conversation of my neighboring tables. In order to use the restroom you had to move sideways between tables. A heavy person would have a problem. We did not see the waiters except to bring food or drink. No one came to ask if everything was okay. The mussels were excellent as was my veal but we will not be returning."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We had a good time at il Toscano. The food was very good and the price fixe gave a nice selection of options. Wine list is extremely over priced with some wines triple what you would pay retail. That's just not nice. If. You enjoy fine wine you won't enjoy paying a 300% markup."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We are continually impressed and always happy to bring new friends with us to your wonderful restaurant. Having visited dozens of times, we have never had a bad dinner. Saturday eve was no exception. Your specials of Kiwi Mussels and Lobster Toscano were superb. Thank you."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "In 20 years of dining here occasionally I have never been disappointed. Each time I am surprised at the quality of the food. What a wonderful restaurant and I highly recommend it to everyone."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Food is always consistently good. Fish excellent. Great Italian standby"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Had a wonderful evening with friends...the food was delectable! We were able to enjoy conversing without "screaming!" Drinks were perfectly made and the service was absolutely attentive. The dessert. Which we shared was awesome!! We shall return shortly."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Always great go to place for special occasion without kids. Arturo was our waiter. He always selects a great Super Tuscan. We had fresh mozzarella and veal t-bone and skirt steak special .We finished sharing a napoleon. A little pricey but food and wait staff are well worth it. Highly recommended . "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Food and service are great, you pay for it though. Recommend highly."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Food here consistently good but menu is limited, although they have daily specials. Seems to me that the printed menu used to have more selection."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Prices a bit steep. The wine list did not have a bottle of wine under $ 40. The wine I had was a $13 bottle of wine in the store that cost $ 40"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "extremely enjoyable. great food and terrific service. would go back many more times. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Love this local Italian eatery. Been there several times before and always had a great meal. Service is excellent."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "So many good dishes hard to choose. Some of the best Italian old world food around."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We have eaten here many times over the years. This Sunday we arrived later than usual and missed the rush so the room was quieter and less frenetic than earlier experiences. That said, the service is always attentive without being intrusive. The menu is varied and interesting. The food is exceptionally well prepared and well presented. Although we are not regulars, we were greeted warmly by the host and have always felt valued and welcomed. The only problem is deciding among old favorites and new specials! The ambience is upscale without being stuffy. Overall a wonderful dining experience. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Il Toscano clearly is striving to reach a place in the top shelf restaurants and for Queens it definitely has succeeded. Not only do you see traditional dishes but you will also find innovative and well crafted dishes unique to the chef's vision. Everything we had was delicious and properly prepared. The same can be said of the desserts. Even traditional desserts are (de)constructed and again very well crafted, props to chef and if he has one, the pastry chef as well."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We only go to Il Tascono as it is 1/2 way between our home and NYC, so good place to meet city friends. The food is fair and overpriced for what is served. One of our main courses had to go back as stone cold after waiting a long time for it. The lasagna is always overcooked and mushy. The room is noisey and chairs need new cushions. One bright spot was the Napleon for dessert--excellent."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "have been going to Il Toscano for many many years and enjoy it every time we go!! food is excellent. Can't wait to go back"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Easter Sunday. One staff member ushering us upstairs telling us to continue on to our table (6 of us). Upstairs, we have another staff telling us to wait like a tug of war. We're in the way waiters hustling around us we're hovering around tables. We sat and waited for service. One of our party was a few minutes late but the staff should have served us better. We were the stealth table. People came after us-- ate and left long before us. Three hours. We had dessert but no coffees until several minutes AFTER we finished the desserts. It was almost like no one wanted to be there. Also confusion with the valet parking. The attendant could not explain the procedure at all. I'm not giving my keys to someone to park at a train station."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Service was not the best. Waited to long for our food. Food is excellent as always. When we left they called me back that I didn't pay the full bill. Very embarrassing. It was there error n not mine. They were not very nice about it n did it very poorly. N never apologized We waited over 1 nor for our appetizers. N they screwed up one main course n never said anything so one of us had to wait for the correct dish to arrive while we were all eating. We have been there many times before n this nevr happened. Thank god the food is great if not I would never return. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The food was well prepared and cooked to perfection. The staff was efficient and pleasant . One could hold a conversation without ambient noise which difficult to find in many restaurants. I would return here when I am in the neighborhood."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Il Toscano is one of my favorite places to eat but usually only go just for special occasions. Locals talk about other Italian restaurants in the surrounding area but this little (actually not so little) restaurant is far superior to them all."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Come to il Toscana especially for fantastic lobster meal"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Everything cooked to perfection. I had the calamari and the angus steak and would highly recommend both dishes. My husband had the lasagna and said it was the best he ever had. If you are looking for a date night this may be the perfect restaurant or even with a group. Expect there to be a wait even with reservations."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We have bee there many times, and do not like the upstairs back room. If you are a party do 8 very hard to place in resturants."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "there is too much noise AND the quality of the food was not up to a usual standard"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This was our first time there and we will be back. The lobster is out of this world!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This is for sure a special occasion type place purely because of the pricing. Any real entree of any substance is not less than $29. There is a chicken dish or two at less than $25 but most of the things you would really want are in the $30's. Fabulous food, just be prepared for that."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "We came here to celebrate my father's birthday. The food was delicious and the portions were very filling. I will definitely come back to try other dishes. The only thing that was lacking was that the service was slow and it took a lot of effort at times to catch the attention of our waiter. The main courses also took a long time to come out. If you're looking for great food and are looking for a place to relax and have long conversations with your dinner companions, I would highly recommend this restaurant. If you're not so patient, be aware of the slow service!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Great service, great foods. If you plan on hearing your conversation ask to be seated upstairs."
    Dined on 3/1/2014