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 WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Piccolina Toscana reviews from OpenTable diners
73 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (29)fit for foodies (26)special occasion (22)good for groups (18)great for outdoor dining (13)notable wine list (13)romantic (13)great for lunch (11)great for brunch (10)hot spot (6)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Portions getting smaller?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Every previous time I have been here, I have loved it. Generous portions, quiet atmosphere. This time, we were sat at a table by the front door, which chilled us each time it opened. We were disappointed by how small the short rib ravioli burrata portion was. - a little bummed...
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  • frank
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    overall everything was fine - nice wine list, many different drink offerings along with a fair size gluten free menu. Entry way was awkward and the open room was not very romantic or special. Dividers would do well to change up the feel of the main room. Food was very good and for that reason alone we would go back again.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently wonderful
    EllenVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I have been bringing visitors here for months and am never disappointed. This last time we had the ravioli stuffed with braised short ribs - delicious; the tuna special - outstanding and the cavetelli - scrumptious. The wine list is good and the prices are reasonable. The breadsticks are only so-so, too much like Olive Garden.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Do not be put off by the strip mall location. The ambiance was very nice. Food was very good. Our table had a selection of pastas, fish and steak. Everything was delicious! We highly recommend the baked ricotta app. The portions are slightly smaller than you may expect. So, get a salad or an app as a starter.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were disappointed this visit.
    Kathy
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Our first wine selection was no longer available and it took our waiter a long time to tell us. The ambiance is "sterile" - perhaps because it wasn't that crowded - my husband's short rib pasta was dry and it was also a very small portion.
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  • disappointing
    Foodie
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We've been there in the past but this time was nothing special. The menu was limited, the restaurant half empty and the food was not memorable at all. We won't be going back.
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  • some issues but good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food was good and the service was fine. We have had better meals here before. No specific problems.
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  • Elegant, special spot!
    Tink
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Birthday event. Service outstanding. Salads all good. Entrees of steak were spectacular! My pasta dish? Wouldn't order again...Minimal. A surprised dessert was brought to the table!! Many thanks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We have been going to Toscana for over 20 years and are never disappointed. This recommendation comes from foodie that is often unimpressed. Starts with great cocktails thru dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family outing
    Maskedbunny
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I hadn't heard of this restaurant until we decided to try something new for restaurant week in delaware dines out fall 2014. I am gluten free and they had options for that and I am very grateful that they did. My mother and brother ordered tortellini and the portion was incredibly small but my other sister that ordered the puttanesca got a good portion. It made sense since the pasta was stuffed with special fillings. Over all we enjoyed the food, desserts, and vibe very much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodloverVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Busy night but risotto cake and salmon delicious but service suffered with the crowd. We will be back.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DDBfoodie
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Very small portions. Dessert not included as other restaurants did include dessert, the entree should have been more generous
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  • Wonderful Evening
    blueroxVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    My mother and I visited for Delaware Dines Out. What a great experience. John was our server and he made the experience personal. How rare that a server takes the time to have a conversation and is so knowledgeable about the menu without having to ask someone else. I had the truffled risotto cake, the ravioli and salted caramel gelato. I don't generally like brussel sprouts, but they were delicious as a garnish for the risotto cake and the truffle sauce was to die for! The kitchen was very flexible in swapping the sauce for my ravioli. Mom had the tomato soup, the salmon and salted caramel gelato. She loved her meal, but couldn't finish it -- imagine full size portions on a promotion night! I can't wait to visit again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice dinner
    kpwilmlocal
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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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    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.
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    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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    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
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    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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    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!
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    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    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.
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    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    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!
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    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
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    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!
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    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.
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 36 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 543 reviews are from the Piccolina Toscana reviews archive.
  • 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.
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    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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  • eh.
    yomama24
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Needed a better date. And the waiter was to pushy.
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    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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