Il Toscano - Douglaston
Il Toscano - Douglaston

Il Toscano - Douglaston

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://iltoscanony.com/
  • Phone: 7186310300
  • 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 7186310300

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.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Il Toscano - Douglaston reviews from OpenTable diners
69 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (55)special occasion (37)fit for foodies (34)romantic (25)notable wine list (17)good for groups (15)kid-friendly (6)hot spot (4)great for brunch (2)great for lunch (2)late-night find (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Pricey for what you are getting
    November2013
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I thought the food was good, but overpriced. We were surprised when the bill came considering there was only 2 glasses of wine & 1 salad consumed in addition to the entrees & dessert, which normally would drive up the bill cost. Portion size was fine, nothing large. Looks to be mostly neighborhood folks and it was very busy on a Sunday night. Bit difficult to find if you are coming from outside Douglaston as there are a lot of one way streets and GPS did not recognize do not enter signs! It's on the north side of the LIRR station.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good option in the area
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    a bit pricey, but not surprising considering the area. went with a group and the service was very attentive. some of us had the set menu, which had great options. awesome and would order again - calamari, lasagna, veal meatballs, chicken breast with risotto. would not order again - hanger steak (although the mashed potato that it came with was awesome!) and rib eye (it's not a steakhouse so this wasn't surprising). OK entrees - shrimp and the pastas. great for the area and would recommend people in the vicinity give it a go. the host was also very attentive and friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    TonyVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Excellent choice for 2 to 6 or a large party. The food is always good the wines are always new and interesting. Ask Alex to select for you and you're in for a nice surprise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • expensive but worth it.
    foodie1VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We were five for dinner. Getting there is an adventure because, although it's on Dougleston Parkway,there are so many forks as you approach that it's difficult not to get lost. Anyway, it's well worth the trip. To begin with, the wine list is out of sight in price. It starts at 40$ and rapidly rises from there. My wife and I shared a pasta dish--malfatti-- that was quite good, but the surprise of the evening was their signature dish--two one-pound lobsters,out of the shell, for sixty dollars! We shared the dish, and it was amazingly good--plenty of meat with a delicious sauce. Our friends had a fish dish, which they were very happy with. Desserts were great--my wife and I shared a very thick and delicious chocolate mousse.We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A treat
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    This place is too expensive to be a regular to me, but the food is very well prepared and the staff is way better than average. I would like a list of specials that include the price. I'd like a wine list with prices. I would like them to throw a few biscotti's on the table with the check.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • High End Italian
    OBGemVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Always a really fine dining experience with excellent food and very good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Night
    GloriousfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd Time a Charm.
    carnage819
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Returning here was like going home after a vacation. A warm welcome and we were brought to our table and the polite and professional staff took over taking great care of us and with food this good it makes for a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently great
    Gdubs
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful food!
    LovetoeatgoodfoodVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best local bet
    RonchefdocVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Always reliable. Maura has passed most of it along to Alex and Alex maintains the tradition of excellence and customer service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GloriousfoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Attentive wait staff
    NinaVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fantastic,,,,
    carnage819
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really nice dinner
    JudyVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Dinner Saturday night was great. Not as crowded as usual due to holiday. We really enjoy and recommend il toscano. Judy and stan
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • IL TOSCANO, AMAZING AS ALWAYS
    FoodieLoriVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    CRBLIVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food but not impressed
    pinkylorr
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Father's Day Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always excellent
    MarcVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinestrong
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Manhattansasha
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Food is always consistently good. Fish excellent. Great Italian standby
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the better ones
    GloriousfoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Douglaston Delight
    foodforthought
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    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 .
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    garyVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Food and service are great, you pay for it though. Recommend highly.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TopsqueezeVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eddie37
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    extremely enjoyable. great food and terrific service. would go back many more times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    Drdental
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Love this local Italian eatery. Been there several times before and always had a great meal. Service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So Many Good Dishes
    samstone
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    So many good dishes hard to choose. Some of the best Italian old world food around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 39 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 125 reviews are from the Il Toscano - Douglaston reviews archive.
  • NEVER DISAPPOINTS!
    Boxarox
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Il Toscano=Innovation
    Eric
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the trip
    SignNDineVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service
    Flushingeater
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Easter dinner
    MareVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Italian Fare
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best kept secret in Queens
    larbong
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic lobster
    Jbka
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Come to il Toscana especially for fantastic lobster meal
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.