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Piccolina Toscana
Piccolina Toscana

Piccolina Toscana Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.piccolinatoscana.com/
  • Phone: (302) 654-8001
  • 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
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We love eating outdoors at Toscana, food wine and friends, the best!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This was our fourth dinner at this restaurant. Service and food every bit as good as the first time Great flavored"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The food and the service were superb. However, your need to have my comments exceed a certain number of characters is dumb."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Needed a better date. And the waiter was to pushy."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Toscana provided us with a dinner that was high end food and service with a price that was very palatable, in a comfortable environment. I think Piccolina Toscana will be a go to in the future when I have friends in town, as it could be used for a special event or a quick, but nice meal out. My party all got pasta dishes except for one who got the swordfish, and all were very pleased. Our server was polite, knowledgeable, and patient as we caught up, and didn't rush us to order. Will definitely be going back. Oh and desert was great"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Superlative in every respect. Though your fifty character requirement is pretty dumb."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Toscana. The food was outstanding, and the service was excellent."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Enjoyed lunch. Food, service, setting very nice. Pricy for small portions. Melanzane was way too salty."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "took a colleague to lunch for a special occasion. Menu choices excellent as was the food. Server attentive and helpful. Have been to Toscana before and will continue to go. Always recommend Toscana to my friends."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "It was a wonderful experience from service to food!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "There was a group fighting in the restaurant. The manager step in and they told him to shot f up. That was the managers last action. The atmosphere was tense. No sorry or complentary anythung from manager. Food was great. Waiter was nice. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "My dinner companion's swordfish was out of this world. My Scampi was OK but the risotto was tasty. Our waiter was outstanding --- really helpful and attentive without hovering. I like the new decor --- it feels much more open and modern."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Eat here all of the time everything is normally fantastic took my parents on Saturday and come to find out they took the scallops & fillet off the menu (2 of the best things on the menu) in my opinion, very disappointed they tweaked the menu but none the less I got the sword fish it was excellent. Probably will be there for their "pasta night" on Monday great pasta great prices. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Party of seven, attentive service, excellent food, no objection to sharing. Servings are adequate, not large."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Loved Sunday evening buffet! Love the servers! Will continue to go to Toscana "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Terrible service for no good reason After 40 minutes waiter told us our entrees were then being "plated" They arrived 20 minutes later Restaurant not that crowded"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Perhaps the chef was having a bad night. By reading the menu, you would expect quite a culinary experience. I ordered the shrimp scampi served w/saffron risotto. Not only was the risotto undercooked, but it was bland. The scampi- these were most likely size 30 or higher as they were TINY. The tomato based sauce was bland, at best, and the 4 measly sized shrimp did not improve the plate. I had to use salt just to make it palatable. I did not even bother eating the risotto. It was an underwhelming culinary experience, and that is actually giving it high praises. I was embarrassed to have taken my client here for dinner. My client ordered the same meal as I and was equally disappointed. At least the wine was ok. I left hungry and upset. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Great place to take out of town guests for a nice dinner, plus they are baby-friendly making us feel very comfortable despite our 9 month old. Will definitely go again!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Really missed the beef on the buffet table but my family really loves the mini desserts! Hope to enjoy the beef next time!!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We went for DE restaurant week for lunch. The fried calamari was very tender but to the point that the breading was soggy. The "cobb" salad was good but needed more chicken, bacon & blue cheese. The chicken was shredded but you'd be hard pressed to find it at all. They only had vinaigrette dressings to offer - which is not what I'd think of when ordering a cobb. Settled for a pureed beet/goat cheese dressing - which was good."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We had dinner here after seeing Bill Cosby at the Hotel duPont theatre. We went for the dinner buffet and was seated in the middle of the restaurant and I kept getting bumped by the waiter passing my chair. The table was a 2 seater and was not big enough to hold a plate we had already finished. Found it very ackward to place the plate on another table to clear the way. I really enjoyed the tortellini dish served that night - it was delicious. My husband and I also loved the desserts - so much we went and bought bigger versions of them in the to go area. Next time though, I'm asking for a better table."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "My family and I dined on the last day of annual restaurant week and enjoyed the offerings on the special menu. Discovered a lovely southern Italian wine. The three courses were delicious, sized right, and well-presented. Our waiter was very nice and didn't address us as "you guys", an unfortunate habit younger people have picked up. It was a special occasion for us and it felt like it."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Dinner was very good. Server was very personable and attentive."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "All food was great, but the restaurant was not that busy and it took forever to get service in the beginning and even longer just to get bread. They need better waiters."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Great food and service! A little hard to find for out-of-towners."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "A night out with friends.. We had made reservations so when we arrived we were seated promptly. Waitress came over right away and asked for our drink order. The place was crowded but not overly, it is loud in the dining area. We ordered our appetizers n entrees half hour or so later and did not receive our appetizers until an hour later. At the time we really didn't mind because we were catching up, our meals were very good, eggplant ravioli, pasta n shrimp was filled with flavor. All in all, good night and good food, service could have been a little better I would recommend it and I would go back again!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014