Piccolina Toscana
Piccolina Toscana

Piccolina Toscana

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.piccolinatoscana.com/
  • Phone: 3026548001
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am; Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Robbie Jester
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Toscana Catering, through Toscana to Go offers full service off premises catering for weddings, corporate events and office drop-offs. Toscana is the exclusive caterer for the beautiful event facilities at Hagley Museum including the Soda House, Library and Belin House Organic Cafe.
  • Entertainment: Bar features include Trolley Square's best happy hour for grown-ups and a happening late night scene.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Delaware Avenue
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample lit lot located directly in front of the restaurant.
A word from Piccolina Toscana
Casual, contemporary Italian featuring small plates menu, house-cured salumi, hand-rolled pastas, Sunday brunch, Sunday family dinner, lively pastry bar, dining ‘til midnight, chef’s tasting table, and relaxing lounge. See for yourself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CpGngpCO4o&hd=1
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Piccolina Toscana reviews from OpenTable diners
95 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (42)neighborhood gem (42)special occasion (37)good for groups (27)great for brunch (22)great for outdoor dining (22)romantic (15)notable wine list (14)great for lunch (13)hot spot (4)vibrant bar scene (4)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (3)Show More
  • Nice dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Overall the dinner was really good. Food was delicious but portions seemed small for all courses. Service was very good.
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    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MmeX
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Our daughter had arranged to have a bottle of champagne sent to our table and the restaurant staff totally missed the order. We were disappointed when we learned later what didn't happen.
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  • Food excellent, service issues
    Finediner
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Cannot say enough how great the food was! Visited during restaurant week and had many choices and all were excellent quality from appetizers to desserts. The problem when we visited was a bit of a wait between courses, the waitress seemed a bit overwhelmed and at the very end, the coffee was completely cold. She said she would brew another, but we waited ten minutes and then some hot coffee which smelled very strongly of cloves and spices were poured in our cups. We had already eaten dessert, so we didn't want to send that back too. Very weird. The waitress did say that they were having computer issues, which may have accounted for some of the waiting between courses. We want to come back another night to give it a fair shake.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodloverVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Chicken with cappolini, the best...gelato was salty but it was graciously, service was attentive but not intrusive. We love Toscana
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  • Dinner for five
    EllenVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We took out of town friends for an early dinner over the weekend. The service was friendly and the food outstanding. We were invited to stay well after our meal was finished, due to a downpour. Our friends raved about the food and wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable, but not great
    ae55
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Food is consistently good, service is consistently so-so. For example, at dinner the waiter never refilled water glasses the entire time we were there, despite several empty glasses on the table. Took so long to get the check that my group all left while I had to wait to pay. Easy to get a group reservation, so good for work events.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian Restaurant
    Foodie6
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner. The food was delicious and the service was great. It's a beautiful restaurant to go to eat well, relax and spend time with friends. The Sunday buffet was amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Dinner
    Tracy
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Our 1st time trying out the Sunday Dinner Buffet. Overall, it was a nice dinner. The manager Rebeca was very nice and helpful, the service was good and the food were decent. It offers a decent varieties and quality food choices so there is something for everyone...vegetarian, meat/seafood, low carb etc... So glad they offer nice salad and seafood options. There aren't large sections but adequate. Really like the mix green salad and pesto salad, the rest was ok and could be better. The beet salad was good but had so little goat cheese. The cesar and pasta salad was ok. The mac&cheese was quite salty. We were so glad they had at least one fish but unfortunately the salmon was too well done and dry. Dessert were too sweet and canoli were saggy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodloverVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Spinach ravioli was light and flavorful and Juan very attentive.
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  • FoodloverVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Sunday evening dinner buffet delicious and eating outside makes it the best! Love the beet salad, tomato salad and chicken.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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  • Great Spot
    MAP1301
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Great Restaurant for many years- Keep up the good work Big Chef Guy and company !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Oh yes, we venture to other establishments, but we always come back to our favorite. Excellent food,fantastic service, great ambiance. We know what to expect and our expectations have ALWAYS been met and usually exceeded.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodie Aug 11, 2014
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    While the overall dining experience was fine, two of the dishes were a bit below my standards. The tortellini and ravioli fillings were dry and hard to chew. Not the most pleasant mouth feel. The sauces for the pasta dishes were great. I think that either the kitchen was just a bit off from our previous experiences which had been excellent. Service was outstanding, the wine list was good, and the general atmosphere was great. Would return, but not for the pasta!
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  • Always a great meal
    SpencerVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I could have picked any restaurant to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary, but I knew for a guaranteed excellent meal and an awesome atmosphere, Tuscano's was the right choice. Food was incredibly good, melted in your mouth.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodloverVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Homemade fettuccini with crab was excellent as was shrimp scampi with polenta...we love eating al fresco! Service friendly and efficient as usual, thank you
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • They could give lessons ...
    JB22VIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    On how to serve home made fresh pastas and craft pizzas. One of my favorite stops in Wilmington - Dan Butler and his team have the winning formula for great local and independent dining, wonderful service and a terrific location. Be it lunch, drinks with friends at the bar or a great meal with family and friends Piccolina Toscana is a can't miss.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful Sunday Buffet
    Cluney
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Very delicious salads of many types including fresh cold beets with arugula were the highlight of the Sunday evening summer buffet. Delightful pastas too. Great house Riesling!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food not worth cost
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Food overall just fair. Not worth the price even with a groupon. Plenty of other places with much better food and atmosphere.
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  • Dependable but not Special
    HighHopes
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Solid wine offerings, attentive service, and dependable levels of food make Piccolina Toscana a good standby. It used to be a special dining event to eat here. Now, there is no excitement, from the food side of things. Hope things can be changed so that this fine place can re-establish it's high standards. It would be a shame for it to continue to be average.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid
    stultzy9
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Good service and good food. Sat outside, was quiet and nice.
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • Enjoyable evening
    brothersinlaw
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We redeemed a groupon Saturday evening. We had been to Piccolina Toscana several times before but purchased a groupon to take advantage of the savings. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening. It was our best experience there. Perhaps it was the time-7PM. Food was fabulous. We really like the Small Plate of Mozzarella Fritta and House Salad. The atmosphere was very pleasant and quiet. We even commented to each other about how nice it was to be able to have a conversation and hear each other!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Repeat diner
    ByobloverVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This was our fourth dinner at this restaurant. Service and food every bit as good as the first time Great flavored
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodloverVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We love eating outdoors at Toscana, food wine and friends, the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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  • Great.
    noodie
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The food and the service were superb. However, your need to have my comments exceed a certain number of characters is dumb.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed Again
    beryl1221VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We came back here hoping to find service was better than on every one of our previous visits for either brunch or Sunday buffet. Our server was wonderful, but he seemed to be doing it all--refilling the buffet, restacking plates, and serving most of the room. It was crazy. I've never seen anything like it. There were plenty of guys on the line in the open kitchen, so the reason for empty dishes on the buffet table was non existent. Nor replacing plates. And the manager yelled across the room, from one end of the room to the other, at our server. My husband and I were astonished. Nor did the manager come out, check on things, or replace the buffet dishes. Food was not hot when it was brought out meaning it had been sitting waiting.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • eh.
    yomama24
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Needed a better date. And the waiter was to pushy.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pcje4VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We had a wonderful evening at Piccolina Toscana. Food was excellent, especially loved the zucchini blossoms, the pasta dishes and dessert. Our server, Barb, made excellent recommendations on food and wine selections. Had the best table next to kitchen. Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ok food, bad service.
    foodie522
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We went here after purchasing a Groupon. It took nearly twenty minutes to place our drink order and the service went downhill from there. We were there two hours and most of it was just sitting waiting for things like drinks, desert menu, or the check while the server socialized. The bread that came before the meal had no salt in it (not sure if they just forgot it or this is how they serve it usually). The ricotta appetizer was good, though some of our baguettes were black and burned. Entrees were fine, though mine was cold. Desert was fine. Likely won't be going back. Also, at full price without the Groupon, the menu seemed overpriced for the quality we received.
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  • Not what we thought
    clarkco
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We booked a reservation based on the website and location and various rankings. We think the rankings were misleading, and somehow we missed the notification that sunday dinner was going to be a cold and luke warm buffet with one person providing table service. We got our food and wine, and the food and wine were not bad, considering. If we had known what we now know, we would not have chosen that restaurant.
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  • Best Place for Sunday Brunch
    scoop
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    The food here is outstanding. It's great being able to order off a menu AND go to the buffet tray. I loved the salmon and the salads. And then there are the desserts.......everything was so good. Our waiter, Joe, was quick, attentive, and had a good sense of humor. Definitely will return to Piccolina Toscana.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Brunch was a disappointment
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Good. We all enjoyed our entrée brunch. I was disappointed in the buffet. Other than the lox and fruit salad, most of the buffet was different types of pasta salads with lots of mayo or oil and even the vegetable salad already had the oil on it. I diet and I look for foods that I can prepare myself. I would prefer to have a plain vegetable salad with dressings on the side. There were no breads on the buffet. How can a true Italian restaurant that makes their own pasta, not have any homemade rolls or breads? Although the entrees were well prepared and tasty, I don't think the buffet warrants its $20 price tag and I'm afraid I cannot recommend it.
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  • noodie
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Superlative in every respect. Though your fifty character requirement is pretty dumb.
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    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch
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  • One of our very favorites
    Dinaroo
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We've been dining here for 30 years. Dan Butler started Toscana as a high end gourmet Italian dining destination. It smartly evolved into Piccolina Toscana with excellent gourmet Italian food with a more casual atmosphere. They offer little plates as well as regular entrees and specials. We live two hours away but take opportunities to stop when we are in the Wilmington area. We have never been disappointed. Great wine list with several quality wines by the glass. Delicious food with freshly made pasta. We especially love the Caesar salad, mortadella tortelloni and the braised short-rib ravioli. They also offer a yummy beet and spinach salad. They also offer catering and a to-go shop adjacent to the restaurant. Same quality food.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • okay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    I have come here before and the food was amazing but apparently the menu change this time around and myself and my guest did not enjoy any of our dishes. The texture the flavor wasnt really up to par from what it was before. Not sure if it was a different cook or what.
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  • Many special deals!
    Llama
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Enjoyed lunch. Food, service, setting very nice. Pricy for small portions. Melanzane was way too salty.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    I really enjoyed eating at Piccolina Toscana. The dining room was decorated very nicely and the food was great. It was surprisingly loud, though, especially since there were not too many people there at the time. But, I would definitely eat there again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Felt like a Sunday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    I've been in the business a long time and know how service sometimes suffers on off nights. Found this to be true for our visit. Sunday night, slow night, not a lot of tables, one server gets them all, and then she can't keep up. She was as nice as could be, but had too much on her plate. Good management should have seen that and helped to insure the best possible service to all diners.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Try But Not Good Enough
    PhillyByChoice
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We had high hopes for a nice dinner in Wilmington en-route from DC to Philly. But we found the kitchen salad, short rib ravioli and seafood pasta all too rich. The staff, genuinely friendly, was too much in evidence - our conversation was interrupted too often. While the room itself is nice, any description of this restaurant must include that it is situated in a rather unsightly shopping center with a view of the parking lot. You should also know that this place is expensice: we shared a salad, each had a pasta entree, no dessert, two glasses of wine each. With tip, the cost was nearly $120 - way too much for disappointing food, service and location.
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  • Better than the Four Seasons
    LaBelleVie
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Brunch costs less than a third of what The Lounge charges, but Toscana offers a more enjoyable experience, despite the Four Season's reputation. It was busy, but the staff was personable and professional. We dined al fresco, which was lovely, because the weather was ideal. The French Toast and Steak & Eggs were perfectly done, and the buffet offered a wide range of tasty pasta, salad, seafood, cheese, fruit, and dessert. It was refreshing to dine at a restaurant that focuses on quality, rather than offering quantity at inflated prices. The ultimate green restaurant - nothing is wasted - serving sizes are reasonable, and everything tastes too good not to finish! What a blessing to have such a top-notch restaurant right in Wilmington.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    Happypatron55
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    As a local patron, it's very comforting that we have a good place to dine. Always consistent. Nice go to place. Fun down to earth servers and that's important in today's world.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.