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777 Laurel Street
San Carlos, CA 94070
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La Tosca Details
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturdat: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
La Tosca prepare special menus for parties. We offer delivery or pick-up.
Private Party Facilities:
The restaurant is available for buyouts and can also accommodate parties of up to 30 during regular restaurant hours.
Private Party Contact:
Jack (650) 888-5904
Nancy Gilliand sings jazz songs and music from the golden era of the 30's and 40's. Scott Daily plays jazz piano on weekends.
Caltrain: San Carlos. VITA Bus #390 and #391
Street parking as well as a public lot across the street from the restaurant is available.
A word from La Tosca
La Tosca offers Tuscan and Italian specialties in a warm, friendly and comfortable setting. Streetside tables overlook lovely downtown San Carlos. Chef Federico has 20 years experience in his Italian kitchen at La Tosca. Daily specials and live music are offered Tuesday through Saturday. No corkage
on Monday evenings..
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Diners' Choice Winner
Diners' Choice Winner
From start to finish the staff was
attentive and made us feel welcomed. I enjoyed the lentil soup; thought it was excellent!! My salmon was cooked perfectly, seasoned well as the portion was generous. We all had panne cotta for dessert but I wish I hadn't. Although the soaked cherry sauce was awesome, I thought the panna cotta fell flat. It is such an easy thing to make by somehow they missed it. Dinner was not cheap so I just wished it was special."
Dined on 2/28/2014
College friends gathering for what
we thought would be a quick dinner and time to catch up on our lives turned into a four hour fellowship! The restaurant was so warm and cozy, the servers were very attentive yet were respectful of our privacy, and the food/desserts/wine were the perfect inclusion to our evening of fellowship! I would highly recommend this restaurant to others! For those who need a "middle of the road" dining experience between San Jose and San Francisco...this is the place to be!"
Dined on 2/18/2014
Food was VERY, VERY good even
though the menu was not cutting edge. Service was attentive and price-point was good. Definite recommend."
Dined on 2/15/2014
Would have given it 4 stars if not
for the hostess, who was rude."
Dined on 2/14/2014
My partner and I have been here
several times before and liked it. However, on V-day this year we were disappointed. Mainly due to food quality, though there was no piano player as usual, as they added extra table where the piano usually is. We hope this was just a one-off due to the V-day rush, so will probably go again and hope they redeem themselves. The food wasn't terrible. It just wasn't up to their usual standards. Next year for Valentines, maybe we'll skip the 14th. Or book sooner to get to Irongate."
Dined on 2/14/2014
As always, food and service was
great, very friendly staff!"
Dined on 1/24/2014
We wanted a good and quiet spot
for a birthday lunch. LaTosca was perfect! We started with a reasonably priced, light Zinfandel just right for lunch. One guest was late and our waiter was extremely patient as we waited for her. We had the eggplant bruschetta lunch special as an appetizer. It was perfect to share among the four of us and it was delicious. Each of us had a different main course so we could taste them all. Each one was a hit. The portion sizes are generous but not huge. I had the homemade gnocchi with salmon. The gnocchi was absolutely fantastic. The potato taste was there and the texture was light.They were very welcoming though we were the last to leave. Been there several times. Always happy."
Dined on 1/20/2014
We went on a night where there was
chicken parmagiana on the menu - it changes regularly, but were in the mood for veal. The waiter had the chef make the veal parmagiana happen with no problems and it rested on a bed of excellent angel hair pasta. BTW, the veal was fork-tender and very tasty. Sauce was excellent; drinks excellent. This is the best Italian restaurant around the mid-peninsula. It was quiet in the beginning, but gradually filled up after 7 pm."
Dined on 1/18/2014
Love this restaurant and will make
it my go to for authentic and quality Italian when in San Carlos area."
Dined on 1/20/2014
first time eating in San Carlos.
great food, great service. was very pleased. will be back."
Dined on 1/18/2014
This is a true gem. The service
from the brothers and the wait staff is remarkable. They remember our wines and that we like a specific dessert. We are always welcomed back as family and treated that way. Food is delicious and the menu has a great number of varied choices. We were there for my wife's birthday on Saturday and they made it a truly memorable night. Go and enjoy"
Dined on 1/18/2014
Really enjoyed dinner here on a
weeknight. Service was great, staff very accommodating Food delicious!"
Dined on 1/15/2014
This is my second visit to this
fine restaurant and it was even better than the first time. The food is superb and the service was great. The ambiance was terrific and you can hear someone speaking to you. I can't wait to go back. don't miss this one!"
Dined on 12/31/2013
No entree on their menu should be
priced over $26 but one entree is $33 and was great food but not a $33 dollar entree. For that price it could have been a much larger portion. Otherwise food and service was excellent. Fun for Christmas Eve meal out in San Carlos."
Dined on 12/24/2013
We had a Christmas Eve dinner of
salad & pastas that was very good. Andrea, the waitperson, was very nice & professional. The only issue was that they ran out of the "called" liquor cocktails we ordered."
Dined on 12/24/2013
Loved the food. We tried one of
the appetizer plates to start (La Tosca) it was fabulous. Enough food for 4 of us. I ordered the salmon salad for dinner and it was excellent. Everyone was very pleased with their meal. We will be back."
Dined on 12/15/2013
Everytime I eat here I'm impressed
by the service and the quality of food. I love hearing the chanteuse while we're dining; it makes for a very romantic evening. And I love their desserts. They're spectacular."
Dined on 12/11/2013
Dining here is always very
nice...excellent food, service & ambiance. Their live music makes it even more special. The number of regular patrons speaks volumes. Go...enjoy...then, you too will return."
Dined on 12/4/2013
always a pleasure coming in
especially with a big group because the guys are very accommodating...."
Dined on 11/7/2013
Hadn't been here in a while, not
sure why, but I will be back soon than later! The food was excellent as well as the staff. They were so attentive and nice, just loved it. Really enjoyed ourselves!"
Dined on 11/8/2013
Hadn't been here in a while. Still
excellent food. Had a great waiter who was friendly, but not over the top. Knew when to show up at the table. Food came to the table piping hot, the way I like it. Will go back soon."
Dined on 11/2/2013
Celebrating a friend's birthday.
We both had the special filet of sole. Very tasty with mashed potatoes & asparagus. Waiter was so nice! They presented tiramisu to both of us free of charge to celebrate the birthday girl! Go there for lunch as they should be busier than they are & the food is better than a lot of the other busier restaurants on Laurel St. in San Carlos."
Dined on 10/30/2013
This is a great little spot in
downtown San Carlos. We love the consistently delicious food and comfortable atmosphere. The wait staff is attentive and friendly. We have dined here often for lunch and dinner, and really enjoy it."
Dined on 10/24/2013
This was a last minute
reservation, and were pleasantly surprised. The food was fantastic, and we had very good service. We will definitely be going back."
Dined on 9/21/2013
The waiter Luke was very attentive
& funny! They accommodated our dog Jack as we sat outside. It was lovely!"
Dined on 9/20/2013
We have been to La Tosca many
times - twice in the last week. Always fun, good food, and great service - Luke and his brother are great. The piano player/singer is a terrific plus."
Dined on 9/12/2013
Dining at La Tosca was a great
dining experience for me, my husband, and two teen-aged sons. Our server did an excellent job checking in with us - not too much, not too little - just right! I had the spaghetti and meatballs, and it was great. The meatballs were just like my mom's. My 16 yr old son ordered a chicken dish and cleaned his plate! Needless to say, he totally enjoyed it. Nothing but positive comments on the food. The atmosphere was pleasant. We were there at dinner, so we got dim lights. We went to La Tosca based on the reviews that were posted, and I'll have to say, the reviewers did a great job! We plan on returning with a few of our friends."
Dined on 9/2/2013
First visit, enjoyed the food and
service. Plan to return."
Dined on 8/29/2013
Really not bad - small tasty
pricey portions - six great tasting Lobster Ravioli in a rich creamy sauce, for $18 - ymmv"
Dined on 8/25/2013
"La Tosca offers the best food on
the peninsula, is my favorite place" Delicious food, desserts and the wine list, just great, everything impeccable from the food to the service" just the best" service is beyond and above and beyond! Great service, nice ambiance . I highly recommend this place. You won't be disappointed."
Dined on 8/25/2013
" I frequent this restaurant a lot
is my favorite place, from the minute I walked in I feel welcome. Awesome service! The food unbelievable delicious, not to mention the desserts my favorite biscotti with blackberry and Cioccolat Torta delicious. I thoroughly enjoyed the time I spend at this little place. The whole experience was great, great atmosphere, nice ambiance. This little place is great for a date romantic night and special occasions or just to have dinner or lunch! I hihly recommend this place."
Dined on 8/14/2013
We enjoyed very nice service and
ate their special veal lunch. Restaurant is well appointed. Wish they were busier on a Monday lunch so they can make more money!"
Dined on 8/19/2013
I love LaTosca. I brought a friend
with me on a Wed night for dinner who had never been there. She just loved the place, the food and the service. However, not long after we got there, a piano player started playing. Ok...that was nice but it is hard to hold a coversation over a piano in such a small place. Then she started singing. That made it almost impossible for us to hear each other. I think when people are eating at 6:30 at night in a small restaurant, the goal is for them to talk. I think they should get rid of the singing pianist. Just piano is fine but NO SINGING!"
Dined on 8/15/2013
"La Tosca is the best, I been
coming to this restaurant for many years and I've never been disappointed, delicious food not to mention desserts are the best, everything from the appetizer to dessert delicious. Nice ambiance great customer service. I highly recommend this place. Have a great time."
Dined on 8/11/2013
"Hands up for my favorite
restaurant of all time, service is excellent their food is delicious, Spaghetti Con Gamberi awesome, and their delicious salads not to mention their wines, Apple Martini my favorite drink and desserts a must! Everything was impeccable from the food to the service, awesome place, I highly recommend this place, have a lovely time at this place!"
Dined on 8/3/2013
Like the place in general. Nice
setting, pleasant live music, very tasty food. Love it. Definitely come back place."
Dined on 8/1/2013
"La Tosca is my favorite place" I
enjoy the delicious food, is tasty just perfect I love the fresh tasty Salmon Fresco and the Rack of Lamb delicious. The delightful list of desserts amazing, service is excellent. Definitely recommend everyone to have a lovely dinner and lunch. I'll definitely will come back!"
Dined on 7/31/2013
We prefer to dine early for a more
quiet dining experience. Staff is attentive and pleasant without hovering. Food was served promptly. The server thoughtfully asked if we wanted anchovies on our Caesar salad. Without them, the salad was flavorful and not too heavy on the dressing. The penne with chicken sausage also had a good flavor, and there was a generous portion of sausage relative to the pasta. The veal saltimbocca was tasty, but if you're watching your salt intake, you might want to choose something else. We've dined here a half-dozen times over as many years and have never been disappointed."
Dined on 7/19/2013
Very nice casual dining place,
good menu selections, good wait staff, good food and not too expensive."
Dined on 7/17/2013
Took my mom there for her
birthday. I can't say any of the courses wowed me. They are all pretty ordinary. Too many good restaurants on this street. I won't be going back."
Dined on 7/13/2013
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