Great food - LOUD atmosphere
The food is spectacular (veal chop monte carlo...not on the menu, but waiter will explain it to you). Everything tasted fresh and seasoned well. It is a large open space with lots of tables crowded together - it gets pretty loud to the point that our table of 6 had a hard time hearing the person across the table. So you need to talk louder which every table is doing, so the whole place gets loud.
Food was great.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love it ...GREAT GREAT GREAT
Love it ...GREAT GREAT GREAT service and the food was non stop!! Will always come back!!! and the sunday pasta...nice treat! Menu selection was great, they did not even have the chicken parm on the menu and when i asked for it.. it was an immediate YES..that was great, the waitress staff and everyone was perfect
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time at Tuscany. Bread
First time at Tuscany. Bread basket and crushed garlic spread was delicious. Good food and service.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, Nice people
The host did everything he could for us on a last minute reservation with a full house. He even brought us a free tiramisu at the end of the night because he was worried out table was in a high-traffic not-so-romantic location. Everything else was wonderful too.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had wondeful time
Took my mom there for Mother's Day and had a wonderful time. Food very good, and service was very attentive and friendly from the moment we walked into the door. The place had nice vibe if you don't like your restaurants too hushed and quiet without being overly noisy.
A nice touch was on the dessert menu where you could order just a small portion of the offerings. My fiancee had the tiramisu which she really lilked and the portion was just the right size after having eaten a large meal. Too many times nowadays, restaurant serve you these gargantuan desserts that, even if two share, one could never finish in one sitting. I wish they would all cut down the portions, or at least give you the option as Tuscany's did.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day feast
Because Tuscany only has brunches for special occasions, the place was packed. We waited almost 15 minutes past our reservation time for a table, and service was stretched thin, but the food was beyond excellent. Everything on offer was top quality. We only wish we had more room! Carvery station above any other I have tasted. Peel-and-eat shrimp galore. Desserts included a chocolate fountain and two flavors of gelato, as well as cookies, chocolates, pastries and more. Food replenished instantly. We love Tuscany for nice dinners, but they do brunch proud, too.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I just started dating a lady and this was an excellent evening to dine and have a good conversation. The band was good to have in the background and the food was perfect!!!!!!!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Dining Experience
Service was great. Loved the fresh garlic crushed into olive oil right at the table. Delicious variety bread basket. All meals were hot and delicious. We dined on a Sunday and we each received a take-home pasta free.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, moderate prices,
Great food, moderate prices, service is always good! I have never been there on the weekends but take business associates there all the time. Very nice, very consistant! Highly recomend it for speacial meals with family, friends, business, etc. Wonderful place!
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall Tuscany was a good experience. The weather had improved enough that we were able to get the staff to open the outdoor patio which made for a nice evening. Service was courteous, but could have been a bit more prompt. Perhaps because we were on a date, they didn't want to make us feel rushed! Food was very good. I had linguini and white clam sauce and she had a stuffed ravioli. My only complaint was I felt the clam sauce could have been a little richer for my taste. We had tiramisu for dessert which was excellent.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We will definitely dine there again
This is a lovely restaurant close to home. The service was excellent and the food was delicious.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
High Quality Dining
We don't go to Tuscany often, but when we do, the service and food are consistently top-notch. My only current complaint involved a birthday celebration. After making the reservation, I called the restaurant to say that two members of our party were celebrating their birthdays. Our server, however, had not been informed. To his credit - since the meal was over - he promptly comped two of our desserts. Although this was a good public relations gesture, I would have preferred that the celebrants would have received their intended surprise.
I voiced my complaint to the host as we were leaving, but he didn't seem particularly concerned as long as the server had offered compensation. Despite this, a good time was had by all.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a great Italian restaurant
This is a great Italian restaurant with the best part of the meal being free -- garlic spread made with fresh roasted garlic, olive oil and Parmesan cheese. Can't eat enough of it and can't understand why no other restaurants do this. Other than that, our favorites are Eggplant Parmesan, Pear Ravioli and the Margherita Pizza.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We ate in the bar to watch the Hawk game...good music by Chi Town, great Hawk win, great server and host (Tommy). All of this made our friend's birthday celebration an overall great time.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nothing less than the Best
Never disappoints..........Love the food, ambience.........and top notch service. Sal, is just an awesome server. I always look forward to going to Tuscany!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quality food at reasonable cost
Good pasta, pizza, and appetizers. It is one of the better Italian restaurants in Lake County.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Service and Food
The service was great. Our main Server was really friendly, jovial and very welcoming. He was also very knowledgeable about all the menu items and suitable wine pairings. The food was delicious! I had the sea bass crusted with pecans over a butternut squash mash with a wine jus and it was fabulous. The roasted garlic mashed with olive oil and parmesan cheese was heavenly. Fabulous place and definitely will return.
7/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Restaurant in Wheeling
Specials menu outstanding...waitstaff knowledgeable....by far the best Italian restaurant in the North Suberbs!
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
I keep forgetting just how
I keep forgetting just how good this place is. The pasta special I had was really great. And service was outstanding, especially when you take into account how crowded it was (some kind of a special night where everyone was trying to order before 6.) Very good. Will go back even though it is out of the way for me.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my wife and son to Tuscany for a special celebration. Everything from the minute we walked in and nicely greeted by the host to the time we left the restaurant was wonderful. The food and service were fantastic and we were able to take our time and enjoy every minute. We have been to Tuscany many times and we will continue to enjoy the experience for many years to come.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, excellent service
Everyone in the restaurant was courteous from the moment we walked in. The food was good. I had the Lasagna and my wife had the Spaghettini Di Mare. We both enjoyed our meals. We also ordered dessert, which was decadent. Our server was excellent - very helpful, but not pushy. Clearly very experienced. Overall, a good place to eat on a nice occasion.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We eat here often and are
We eat here often and are never disappointed. Some of the waiters and the host recognize us and that's always a nice feeling. The Wed. night special is not to be beat. 50% off the entire menu from 4-6. We really like that.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tuscany in Wheeling is a great eating establishment. Special requests, such as a round table or individual checks, are honored without hesitation. Our waiter was accommodating. Food was delicious. Prices were affordable. A return visit is a definitive.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food always good
have been here a nimber of times.
dishes always are served promptly ans are very tasty.
Mozzerella in caprese salad is wonderful.
Fruit talt desert awesome!
Tables are a bit too close together in main area.
Waiters have too squeeze by you with large trays of food.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Saturday night gem!
My wife, a friend and I had a great meal and great time at Tuscany, Wheeling. Service was excellent and the managers made rounds of all the tables several times during the evening to make sure everybody was having a good experience. Drinks were made to our specifications and served up quickly. Our friend had wonderful oysters on the half shell then veal. My wife and I had beet caprese then tilapia. A great meal and a great time had by all.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food - Service is Lacking
Overall, the food continues to be outstanding, especially the Veal Chop specials and different preparations. However, the server we had was running around so much, she was gone before we could ask for things like a second drink, extra plates, etc. The manager was made aware and was going to address the situation going forward. The food is worth the wait.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Trixie and Bevo
Great menu, perfect service, excellent food and wine.
A go to often place to satisfy your hunger for Italian food.
Nice outdoor patio.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great. Server was
Food was great. Server was good he just had way to many tables. This to me shows a lack of management skills.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great outdoor area. Even though
Great outdoor area. Even though it is right off of Milwaukee, the outdoor area is a beautiful garden and you can barely hear any of the street traffic. The service was excellent and the food was fantastic.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best!
Classy, elegant, not pretentious, and reasonably priced! That's a great combination, and the food was excellent in all the right ways: generous selection of creative dishes, with something for everyone, and with the skill that sets this gem a head above the many other Italian restaurants in the area.
My wife and I went for an anniversary dinner, and could not have been more pleased!
The appetizer pizza was perfectly prepared and cooked, with a balance of flavors on a deliciously light and crispy thin crust.
The eggplant parmesan was tender without being mushy, and the flavors were blended and balanced without any one dominating- again one of the best I've had among many other area restaurants.
Would not hesitate to recommend!
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tuscany - always great...
The food at this Stefani outpost is always delicious, the service expert, and there are frequently good values on specific days, like the antipasti combinations the day we were there. The only reason we didn't rate 5 stars was that the food was unusually rich and heavy, and we had trouble finding the waiter periodically (even though the restaurant was practically empty). Ask about sauces and preparations, and think strongly about sharing some of the more creamy/cheesy stuff - like the unbelievable pear ravioli - with a friend.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were expecting another ok Italian dinner. Surprise! This place was wonderful. The hostess who seated us was less than cordial, but after that everything was terrific. Our waiter, Frank, was great. Always there when we wanted him and waiting in the wings when we didn't. Our dinners were bth stellar. We shared bruschetta, and it was sooo good! The tomatoes were ripe and juicy, and the read was the perfect combination of crunchy and chewy. Main courses were both specials: one pasta and one risotto. Both delicious. For desert we shared a slice of cheesecake. It was good, but not great. There was live music too, and it was very good. All in all I can't wait to go back.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyable dining at Tuscany
A most enjoyable evening: Our reservation was honored immediately. Excellent service throughout the evening from all employees. Manager came to table at least twice to inquire about service & food. All entrees were prepared as requested, ample portions and presentation as well as temperature of food was as requested and expected. Fish entree was very fresh. All 4 diners were extremely pleased with the dining experience and the reasonable prices for the Wednesday 1/2 price specials. We will certainly return to Tuscany in the very near future for another enjoyable dining experience.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special Birthday Celebration
This is my husband's favorite restaurant and was his choice for this birthday dinner. The food and service are consistently good. It always makes the celebration special. Vesuvio prepared veal chop and Dover sole were outstanding
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time visit- won't be the last
My husband and I went to Tuscany for his birthday, and it was a great experience. My hubby must have said at least ten times how much he enjoyed the fried calimari appetizer. The salads and entrees were fresh and delicious. They were even kind enough to bring my hubby a piece of cake on a long plate with "Happy Birthday" written in chocolate and raspberry sauce. Nice touch!! Great service, and a wonderful time. We'll be back.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time won't be the last time.
Went there on a whim and had a very enjoyable dinner. We were seated right when our reservation time was and promptly greeted. The food isn't your typical Italian fare, so we had lots of questions and sought recommendations from our waiter. My wife got a ravioli dish with pears (?) and I got veal medallions with gorgonzola. Those aren't typical choices for us, but we weren't disappointed. So many delicious desserts to choose from. The cannoli was great, but I'm not sure I've ever had a bad one.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
great family dinner
great family dinner for the six of us. The fresh roasted garlic with bread to start off and delicious entrees, plenty to share and individually sized desserts made for a perfect meal. Table was ready when we got there on a Saturday night so no bad wait. Picked this place after having a shower there because of the wonderful experience I had hosting that.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tuscany is always a wonderful
Tuscany is always a wonderful restaurant to go to!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Local Gem
Tuscany in Wheeling offers a just right atmosphere, a friendly, helpful staff, and great service. The food however, is the winning ingredient. The salad was crisp with excellent dressing. The lasagne special was outstanding--some of the best I've ever had. The wine list offers something for every taste and every meal. This is a wonderful restaurant for dinner with friends or an evening out with someone special.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent all around
The only glitch was that when we went to order the special Sea Bass at 7:45, they only had one left (and three of us were going to order it). Instead - I had Dover Sole - which at $45 was flown in fresh - and it was worth it. A magnificent piece of fish.
Our server, Frank, was very attentive.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent menu options. Beautiful
Excellent menu options. Beautiful presentation. Great appetizers. Loved the mashed garlic to start.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food and service. It is good from the roasted garlic mixture to the coffee. Great restaurant to have 15 minutes from my home. It is good for family dinner too. The outside area is very nice when weather permits. They honor reservations!!! Super restaurant.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent. Service
Food was excellent. Service was excellent. Half price bottles of wine was a great bonus! Definately going back.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Truly impressive we will be back
First time here service was excellent. Roasted garlic/Parmesan evoo dip for the bread was outstanding. Ordered risotto with braised beef short ribs. Wow! The creamy risotto with the juices from the meat was almost a religious experience. Asked waiter to recommend a wine, selected a nice Pinot Noir, (not the priciest on the list). Pairing was excellent. Wife had the Lobster ravioli which also was outstanding. Portions were generous but not stupid large. Loved the "just a bite" desserts. This place never missed a beat even down to the valet parking. Chicago restaurants in general set a pretty high bar as standards go. So, while I am rarely disappointed, for me to be impressed is not an everyday thing. In this instance I was truly impressed.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have never been let down
We have never been let down by the food. Always good. Great waiter the other night . We really enjoyed our dinner
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for Lunch
Tuscany has very good Italian food. The food is authentic Italian with great offerings of veal and seafood in addition to pasta and salads. The menu is arranged with Primo, Secondo courses etc as they are in Italy. Lovely atmosphere and good service.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Total for Tuscany
Great Food! Like the valet service and that you honor your reservations!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Special Thanks to:
Bartender - attentive, talkative and friendly.
Service in restaurant was prompt and frequently checked on table progress. Also, 2 diners needed meals altered due to allergies and components in sauce. Waiter suggested alternate preparation and food arrived as specified and delicious!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
A good find in the neighborhood!
I was very pleased with the service, the menu and the food! I will certainly return for another good dinner.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was great. They were
Food was great. They were very flexible with ordering. Will definitely go back. We asked for a round table for eight in a quiet spot and they were very accommodating.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM