Delicious salads anf soup; wonderful bolegnese!
Dessert is a must.
5/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went to Tuscany for my birthday celebration and I have to say the Food and Service where excellent! The calamari was top notch and came with 2 divine sauces. My wife and son had the penne with they both raved about I had the clams linguine that was very fresh and tasty! Great wine list and very good deserts! I will be back!
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and attentive service
Tuscany on Taylor is a classic Italian restaurant! I love the roasted garlic, olive oil and parm cheese bread spread made tableside--yum! The pear ravioli was delicious and the agnolotti had such distinctive flavors including roasted sage that was so unusual and wonderful.
I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a authentic Italian restaurant experience with very distinctive dishes.
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our favorite restaurant when we want to impress guests or just want a great meal. TIP: if no reservation available on Open Table, you can call the restaurant directly and they often can squeeze you in.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sunday at Tuscany
Had a great meal with good friends at Tucscany. As always the service was top notch and the food was excellent, Looking forward to sitting on the newly expanded patio on my next visit.
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was delicious, prepared
Food was delicious, prepared well. server was very thorough with the selections.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Place for a special occasion
Tuscany on Taylor was a great place to celebrate our college graduation. The food was outstanding and the ambience was excellent. The servers and wait staff were so attentive and helpful. It is a great spot for a special occasion dinner and we will be back again.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
In the shadow of UIC & Willis Tower
The staff were very friendly, especially the male waiters who are "old school". Two of us had the specials of Cod and Salmon and one had a pasta dish from the regular menu. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. The vegetables and "sides" complemented the entrees perfectly. There were a couple of young families and a really mixed group of diners--everyone seemed well-pleased with their experience. The restaurant is in the shadow of the UIC buildings, across Morgan street and the top of the Willis (Sears) Tower can be seen as well. It is the gateway to one of the old Chicago neighborhoods, west down Taylor Street, and makes one proud to be (partially) Italian.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Second time for dinner- -
Second time for dinner- - our server was excellent, very friendly and attentive, offering suggestions (upselling) but in an informational rather than upselling manner. Three of us each had entrees only, no apps or desserts, and no disappointment or lesser service on his part. Two chicken dishes ordered were very well-exected (pizziola and a special) with a purity of flavors in the accompanying sauces. Daughter had pasta which was fresh, cooked nicely, with a simple and again pure pommodoro sauce. Dinner for 3 of this caliber for $60 + tip is a great value in my book.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Before a Hawks game!
They have a HUGE crowd before every Blackhawks game!! It is full of Hawk fans....great place to grab a meal before a game. Food is as always......very very good!! Love the food!!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
a solid classic
Took a client to dinner. The place has always been a classic with food you can count on to be good, and this was no exception. It was a bit harder to hear there than I remember, and I'd thought the ambiance had a bit more charm in the eating area than it did. Good bar area and inviting. Attentive waiters. It's a solid classic that delivers. Definitely good place if you aren't looking for intimacy in the atmosphere. Plenty of room and space between tables to have conversations with your table. The ravioli was wonderful.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tuscany does it again!
I am always amazed at the consistently great service, food and value! The entire staff is so friendly and the food is excellent! I highly recommend Tuscany!
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another wonderful dinner
Took out colleagues from New Hampshire and Minnesota, and Tuscany again wowed them with the service and especially the food.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always top notch
I love going to this restaurant. I tried the location in Oak Brook but it just doesn't compare to this one. The wait staff are just wonderful. I don't think those guys ever leave their positions. You can always count on seeing the same familiar faces, which is a good thing. They are all attentive to your needs. Oh, and the food is excellent!. Try the Toscana Salad. It is great!
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Place To Be
We find this to be a great place and great people.
The Food is very good. The grilled octopus salad, just what we wanted. The grill callamari salad was more a hit. The duck breat was cooked tender and more than tasty. The pasta was plentiful, palate please, and needing more...
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sufficiently upscale, very
Sufficiently upscale, very fine food at a reasonable price. Outdoor dining a very pleasant surprise.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We manage to eat here 2-3
We manage to eat here 2-3 times per year and can always count on good food and friendly service. Waiters are always very helpful and it seems many have been here for a while.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ive been a fan for years.
Ive been a fan for years. Great food. Nothing fancy. But delicious. Great service. Great place to take clients or dates
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Authentic Italian and Great Service
Love this place every time I go because the food is so freshly cooked and prepared. The will make you a dish that may not be on the menu just to accommodate you because they want you to have a great experience. They know how to explain the menu with simplicity and simply amaze me every single time how they convert a fresh garlic into a paste and mix it with olive oil.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
delish in the city
My sister used to live just doors away from Tuscany on Taylor so we used to frequent it from time to time. Since she has moved out of state now, my sisters and I have not been there in a while. So this past weekend we thought we would have a sister dinner for old times sake. It was as delicious and charming as we remember. The best dessert in town. And they have added an outdoor dining area. We loved it! I also think it is so charming that most of the wait staff are Italian men of mature age. Love it. My only con for the night was that when I asked for assistance with choosing a red wine, I didn't get a lot of help. No matter. We had a nice time.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
New outdoor dining area is
New outdoor dining area is delightful. Tuscany is a reliable go-to spot in Little Italy.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I visited Tuscany with my
I visited Tuscany with my parents and boyfriend to celebrate my father's birthday. The service was top notch. We received al fresco dining as requested. This was great since the dining room at 7:30 pm on a Thursday was cacaphonous! The tiramisu with the birthday candle, as requested, was served right on time. Great service; we were treated well. My only complaint - only three scallops in the penne and scallops entrée! Really?! That was disappointing. Other than that, a fine dining experience.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic food and service
Very good Italian food. The veal was wonderful and the steak and polenta was so tasty. Steak was done to perfection.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great expierence
My wife and I have been going here several times a year for almost 10 years. Simply put the service is excellent and the food is fantastic. Never a disappointment!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved this place. Reminded me of meals at my aunt's house in Italy: great food, good company, and everyone talking at once. Service was excellent.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have dined at Tuscany 4with
We have dined at Tuscany 4with times. Always the food has neen excellent, wine list extensive and service outstanding.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I keep coming back to Tuscany on Taylor. The food is terrific, the service is great and my wife's need for wonderful gluten-free menu options are always met. We just love it! - Dennis & Priscilla Sienko
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Food and Service
The food and service were excellent. It was very loud, especially the table we were seated next to. All in all very worth it for a smaller party who are seated close enough to hear each other.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always A Great Experience
This is my go-to place for out-of-town visitors looking for great Italian food. The menu has something for everyone and the quality of the food is always outstanding. Servers are attentive and very helpful with menu recommendations/choices.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
have been here before, one of my favorite restaurants. We started off with mussels, which were very tender and flavorful, next our salad came which was light and delicious and we finished off with splitting the dover sole which turned our to be a perfect serving for the two of us. The waiter was very attentive.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time at an Italian restaurant. Will definitely go again, again, and again!!!!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
have been coming to this place for years and love it, especially the pear ravioli which is to die for.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food (definitely worth the price) and great service. We ordered a pasta dish (forgot the name but it was spicy and had scallops) along with a calamari appetizer and they were both delicious. They also have amazing pistachio gelato! All the workers were all very friendly the entire time. Definitely returning to try other dishes.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tuscany on Taylor is great. I went with my husband and my parents for dinner while my parents were visiting Chicago. We had the antipasto appetizer and it was delicious. For dinner we ordered the penne with scallops, the linguine with shrimp, the mushroom/chicken raviolli and my dad invented his own entree with bolgnese and italian sausage. Everything was amazing. Our waiter was very funny and pretty attentive. The rate of service was a little slow, but that's a European-style restaurant. I was a little disappointed when the waiter was unable to recommend any wine, but I ended up liking what I ordered. The wine list was full of good choices. Overall, we had a great experience and the food was absolutely delicious.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our 4th time at Tuscany
This was our 4th time at Tuscany while visiting Chicago--We LOVE it-
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first visit. Our host was very accomodating to our seating preference.As you can see from my rating, Tuscany was a great place to go to for dinner. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone. We will definetly be visiting this establishment again.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
They make it fresh!
We arrived early to our reservation because one of our diners needed to begin to fast for a medical examination the next day. Also, our entire party was not present. Tuscany staff listened to our situation and began preparing our table as quickly as possible. We sat down and were able to order a special meal for the one person in our party while the rest of us waited for our other guests to arrive. Our server was so kind and patient. When our food came, it was excellent. The wine was good, but a little overpriced. The entire evening was wonderful.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had friends in town for the 2013 Chicago Marathon all the way from Mexico and they specifically asked to dine at the best Italian restaurants in the city.. After some research and some narrowing down. We went to Tuscany and the next night to Coco Pazzo- both Northern Italian. The overall consensus was that while Coco Pazzo seemed to be better quality food, Tuscany tasted like an Italian mother made it... Coco Pazzo had more delicate flavor, but no heart. I can dig both and there's a time and place for each type of food..
Great service, great food, good relaxing atmosphere - never rushed. Will go back!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pre-marathon perfect. Although it was fairly noisy it did not interfere with us in fact it somehow felt more cosy that way Wonderful service and delectable food.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
time to enjoy
The waiter did an excellent job of timing the courses, we did not feel rushed or hurried. I would of liked to see a larger selection of veal dishes.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
All of the parties in our
All of the parties in our group had excellent food, as usual. wehave been to Tuscany's many times, and they never disappoint. Our waiter was attentive and funny, and the service was great.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tuscany has consistently good
Tuscany has consistently good food and it is delivered in a timely manner at this location. They are used to getting people out within their time constraint.
10/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Treasure of Taylor Street
Always a great meal and excellent service. The noise level is high, but then I can just enjoy my delicious food and not worry about conversation with hubby!
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Tuscany Always Delivers
Love coming here for lunch. It's close to where I work. Service is always good. The food is delicious. They give you a nice selections of breads to start. The calamari is wonderful as is the Penne al Brivido pasta dish that I always seem to order. And they have outstanding coffee.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
A friend recommended Tuscany to us and we were not disappointed! We were very impressed with Mario, our server, who was not only very efficient and wonderful, but sooooo funny! The food was amazing and well timed. I had a steak with risotto and gnocchi and my husband had a pasta dish with a spicy red sauce, shrimp and scallops. We have been to Italy twice and the food was spot on! The mozzarella and prosciutto tasted so fresh! We would go back again in a heart-beat and I have already recommended to friends!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Night at Tuscany's
I have eaten at Tuscan'ys many times and each time its a new dining experience. Great food, good wine list and they make you feel comfortable the minute you walk in the door
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service was top notch!
The service was top notch! The hostess was accommodating when we called to advise we might be late. She thoughtfully reminded us what time the kitchen closed so that we would not be rushed. Our waiter was knowledgeable, charming, and accommodating as well with our order. For a starter with your bread, you are given roasted garlic that is mashed table side and mixed with olive oil and Parmesan. Delish! The beef carpaccio melts in your mouth with truffle oil and arugula. The beet salad was quite delicious. We were able to have fettuccine with prosciutto,peas,and mushrooms in light cream sauce. This is not on the menu and was absolutely divine.
Two thumbs up! We will be back!
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Still great after all these years
Before a summer visit to the outdoor deck I had not eaten at Tuscany since it opened on Taylor many years ago. I was pleased to discover a casual atmosphere that accompanied good service and great food. My husband and I went for dinner on Friday evening and found the same great food...this time with Great service. I'm always looking for a dinner with recognizable food - not a dish with a dozen trendy ingredients. I can get real vegetables here! We live in Hyde Park so Taylor is a far better drive than a Northside trip through Chicago's evening rush hour traffic. Tuscany's one of our new regulars! Thanks for food that's plain good!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a great experience!
Tuscany has been great for a number of years and contines its excellent record! Both my husband and I can cook pretty great food, but they do something different and special at Tuscany with every dish! Even when you think you're getting an old standard, they put their own twist on it that makes it taste amazing. The service is out of this world -- waitstaff are warm, attentive (even to young children), respectful, and have dry senses of humor that make the entire evening memorable. There really is not a thing that needs to be tweaked or changed here. Hard to imagine a restaurant that can be both family-friendly and romantic for different tables, but Tuscany does it somehow. Fantastic place!
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was really impressed by
I was really impressed by this cozy Italian restaurant!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM