My wife ordered 2 appetizers.
My wife ordered 2 appetizers. The special was a risotto ball stuffed with cheese in tomato sauce. It was enjoyable. I had Pasta Bolognese with a side of veal meatballs. It was good, pasta and the sauce was also good.
3/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had not been to Toscano for
Had not been to Toscano for a couple of years. The quality has been maintained, the experience just abot perect forthe ocassion.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
One of our favorites; always
One of our favorites; always a great meal. St. Patrick's eve brought in some uncommon guests.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was great & so was the ambiance but the service was excellent. We had a good server who went above & beyond to help us decide on our meals. The bar scene was quiet & the bartender was pleasant. We had a good time & would surely go back as well as recommend this restaurant to others.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent food. Moderate sized
Excellent food. Moderate sized menu (variety of choices, but not overwhelming). Equally diverse wine and beer menu selections.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
We were at Toscana recently
We were at Toscana recently for Easter Brunch. I was a little slow in getting reservations, so the earliest table time was 2:00 pm. I was a bit worried that
we would be too late to have a good food selection, but that wasn't the case. The
buffet was awesome, and the entrees were excellent as well. My daughter is a
vegetarian, and there were plenty of options for her to choose from. Thanks,
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great sparkling, white and
Great sparkling, white and red wines by the glass. Great food and great service provided by Brian (very relaxed pace).
We really enjoyed ourselves.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a wonderful restaurant!
What a wonderful restaurant! I loved the small plates - my sister and I shared 3. We both had the Caprese salad as a test of how well they would do a standard item - it was the best version of the salad - fresh and delicious and perfectly dressed. The strawberries and raspberries in the dessert were perfectly ripe and went wonderfully with the mascarpone.
Our server was very attentive. We never waited for anything and any questions we had, he could answer or found out the answers very quickly.
I would highly recommend a visit and plan on returning.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
True Neighborhood Gem!
Service was excellent, server was attentive and helpful, meal was delicious, and price was right.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great meal- service disappointing
Food was outstanding. Atmosphere good. Service may normally be better, table next to us seemed to be drawing special attention resulting in our table being ignored from time to time... Took more the 10 minutes to order drinks, another 10 for them to arrive... Waited some time before we ordered and did not get another round of drinks for some time... Server ignored us to attend who were obviously guests of paner or management at table next to us. Once that table were getting dessert we were able to order dinner and received attentive service after. We were in no hurry so it was not a big deal. Food was incredible .
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great to be back!
Had been a while since my last trip, but WOW was it great to be back at Piccolina Toscana! They do it ALL right. Menu had changed just a smidge since my last visit too but the great home made / hand made pastas were still on the menu! The girls got salads on this lunch visit, and they guys went with the pasta and the risotto (which was AMAZING!). Wish I could be there once a week like the old days! Great place, great food, great service.
4/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were a table of 5; 2 dine
We were a table of 5; 2 dine w/you frequently. Believe all enjoyed their food selections. Table choose from Restaurant Week menu and regular menu.
I had the Sea Bass and calamari. Calamari prepared perfectly; bass nice and moist. Service top notch. Host picked an Italian chard. Enjoyed and wonder what it was.
Overall a good experience.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious food, bad service
Had wonderful food, the drinks were divine. Couldn't find our waiter...he was terrible!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
a fine brunch
My meal - the French toast casserole was smaller than expected but still delicious. The other two dishes my fellow 'brunchmates' enjoyed were also finely done too. One had the cherry pancakes while the other had an egg dish. I do not recall specifics of the entrees. The buffet was an excellent arrangement of fruit, pastries and cheese. Overall, a splendid eating experience.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Food, Nice Ambience
I have been to Piccolina Toscana around 8 times this year. I have enjoyed great lunches with my colleagues and some very nice dinners with my family. I highly recommend this place for dinner. At night it has a very nice vibe and pleasant to the eyes. The tables are somewhat smaller then I am use to but it's perfect if you are on a date. It brings couple closer which means your private conversation is just that. Private. I like how friendly the front-desk staff greets you.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
five us enjoyed a lovely meal and will return for another delightful evening of delicious food
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a winner
Great service and food. Neighborhood favorite. Wait staff top-notch.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice and interesting
Very nice and interesting menu. I recommend Tuscana for a distinctive meal.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unsuspecting culinary talent
Unsuspecting culinary talent awaits you for luncch or dinner. A great venue tucked away in Trolley Square. Food, presentation and service well above-par. Price is right, too!
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Much better experience this visit
We had stopped going to Piccolina Toscana after a really bad overall experience when they first re-opened with the current tapas menu. Years later we decided to try it again (the experience had been so bad we completed scratched it from our list). This visit the restaurant redeemed itself. Service was excellent, the food was on par with what we would have expected from a Dan Butler kitchen. We will return and you should try it.
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love eating outdoors, this
We love eating outdoors, this was perfect. Dinner delicious as usual
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Big city taste small city price
Piccolo a Toscana never disappoints. The Octopus salad is mouth watering. I get it every time I go. The menu has something for everyone and prices are reasonable.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went on a Monday night
We went on a Monday night with a party of 15 . The wait staff was very attentive and the food was great.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Return to an old favorite
I hadn't been at Toscana for over a year and a half and certainly missed it. I was surprised out how empty it was for a Sat night - I guess everyone was at the beach. Food and service were both good.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a delight ...
Popped in for a business lunch and was treated to fabulous (as always) food, and terrific service. There is a reason the man runs three restaurants ... quite simply - he knows how. You'll enjoy Toscana.
8/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
We used to be big fans of
We used to be big fans of Piccolina Toscana when, several months ago, we had a bad meal there. We stopped patronizing the restaurant. On Friday we decided to give it another try and had two fine meals there. Perhaps those many months ago the chef was just having a bad night.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Toscana is top notch
What a fantastic dinner celebration we had for my son's birthday. The service was very attentive and friendly and each and every guest raved about their meal. The ambiance is upscale yet inviting and comfortable. Overall it was a great evening and I'm so glad I chose Toscana. The owner even stopped over to wish my son a happy birthday. Nice!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Heaven with a take out shop
Once again, I am amazed at the quality and presentation! Service was friendly and efficient with enough time between courses to enjoy the fantastic food.We will be back soon to try some of the other great food we saw on the menu.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Who could ask for anything more?
From friendly wait staff, to delicious food and wines, to reasonable prices, all the elements of Piccolina Toscana's dining experience make it a consistent #1 in our book. Every dish we have tried is refreshingly unique and never over the top. The wines are well chosen. The service is friendly and relaxing. That's why we keep returning!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Risotto and tuna were delicious.
Risotto and tuna were delicious. Eating outdoors the best!
9/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
Dining at the Piccolina Toscana
Our lunches were delicious and the service was excellent. My friends and I go to Piccolina Toscana's frequently for lunch. I highly recommend dining here
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dinner, food service
Great dinner, food service very nice for group of 5 on Saturday night. Waiter guided us through the menu, as some in the group were new to the restaurant. Food was great, and atmosphere very nice in the restaurant.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quite the surprise
We are new to Delaware and have much to discover. We love the Trolley Square neighborhood, and did not know it hid a small stip mall with more than one surprise. PiccolinaToscana was one in its formality and quality. It is not inexpensive, and the food and service was very nice. We are vegetarians and the menu could use more items.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Need to go more
This was a great and healthy brunch. Server was very attentive. For the price I can't believe I don't go more often. Highly recommend this brunch.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was delicious! The ambience was calming providing a leisurely, relaxing atmosphere in which to enjoy our sumptuous meals. Best dining experience that I have had in a long time.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was beautifully prepared with simple presentation. Portions were just the right size. Service was courteous and just the right amount of attention.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Piccolo a T is a great place for fine food. The portions were just right, the wine list very interesting and the service was attentive without being intrusive. We will be making numerous return trips.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
There for DE Dines Out Week,
There for DE Dines Out Week, choices we all good. Caesar salad large enough for 2' chicken tender and nicely seasoned, and pumpkin bodine!!! Thank you Juan for your friendly efficient service.
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
We went for Delaware Dine's Out and it was amazing. We had the option of the pre-fixed menu or for the buffet and both options looked delicious. Can't wait to go again!
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Local gem fit for Foodies
Completely renovated 3 times in 10 years. Outstanding food and service. This is Chief/Owner Dan Butler's "local" restaurant. He keeps it fresh with an ever changing menu, new decor etc. We dine at a lot of places in a lot of Cities. This is as good as it gets!
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent Date Night
I went on a Friday evening with my fiancé for dinner. Our server, drinks, and food were all excellent! My fiancé had the Ravioli alla Brasata, and I had the Capesante. Both dishes were perfectly portioned and absolutely delicious. We will definitely be back. Overall a very pleasant dining experience.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent as always
We started dining here many years ago when it was a fancy upscale excessively busy place with excellent food, wine and service. Dan Butler (chef owner) had the good sense to make the correct adjustments over time and kept the excellent service, great wines and tweaked the fabulous food but the atmosphere is more casual. We drive more than an hour a few times a year to dine here because it's worth the drive. It's one of our favorite restaurants.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, wonderful chef,
Great food, wonderful chef, had a great experience!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time I had rabbit
And it was outstanding! So nice to have Juan as our server
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The options for the buffet are wonderful! Great unique salads and soups. Love that they have figs on the cheese and meat platter. I had the prosciutto chipped beef and it was WONDERFUL! My husband had the breakfast pizza and there was not a crumb left. $20 for the all you can eat buffet and a menu item is a great value. Have gone many times and will go back again in the future.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Terrific once again!
My sister and I visited Piccolina Toscana for the first time in March 2013 and had a wonderful time. So when she came to visit me again, we decided to go back. We were not disappointed. We each chose a small plate and then shared one. We intentionally ate lightly to be able to try different things and because we wanted to get dessert too! Everything is so fresh, perfectly prepared and nicely presented. The service is also excellent. My sister accidentally dropped a serving spoon and before we could request another one, our server was already at our table with a new one. Although we could make this our to-go-to place for special meals, we also thought it might be time to branch out to other Dan Butler restaurants - on to Deep Blue!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Brunch, what a nice surprise!
I took a group of 8, adults and kids, to brunch for a birthday. The food choices were excellent. They had a fixed price, very reasonable, and kids under 10 were only $5. The breakfast bar options which come with each entre selection were gormet and simple. Not the gigantic vats of eggs and sausage that most brunches love to serve. If you were hungry, you ate as much as you wanted, but if you just wanted to enjoy a delicious meal without feeling as though you were paying too much, then this is the spot. I am almost afraid to write this.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good service and food good as reported by all in our group
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Food and Great Location
I am always looking for a nice restaurant that can please my picky family..not too far from SE Pennsylvania and easy parking. My 14 year old could eat a basic pizza, my 18 year old foodie-wanna-be tried the pasta special and my seafood loving husband was thrilled with the scallops. We will be back!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Friday night.
Took my mom out for a Friday night dinner, we used to frequent there allot did not for awhile but either way everything was absolutely delicious from the drinks to the service to the food. Great night and meal we will be back many more times.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM