For some reason, the servers
For some reason, the servers were rushing us this evening. We ordered drinks and appetizer, but before the drinks were on the table, they kept trying to get us to order our entrees. It was our first time there, so it took us a while to read the menu! After that, the server kept taking the wine list, even though we asked to keep it so we could order more wine. Other than that, it was a nice evening. The food was very good.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Made us feel right at home!
This place was great - it's really so rare to find such an accommodating and welcoming staff. To begin, I changed our reservation to a bit later just before our original reservation time, only because I saw Open Table would let me. When we got there the staff saw that the reservation change hadn't been reflected in their plans so we were forced to wait an extra 15 minutes at the bar. The owner treated us to wine and an appetizer to make up for the confusion and wait - it totally made us appreciate this place that much more. The food during dinner was delicious and we couldn't find anything to be unhappy with even if we tried. The wait staff was extremely kind and welcoming, very attentive as well. Great find in this neighborhood!
3/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our favorite spot for pizza
Our favorite spot for pizza in Arlington. The New Jersey style pizza are just excellent. Joe the owner is very passionate about his restaurant and it shows.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
The revamped (under new New
The revamped (under new New Jersey management) Toscana Grill is focusing exactly on what it should -- the food and the service. The menu hits the right balance of both classic and creative Italian dishes, avoiding being either boring or pretentious. The staff was personable and engaging without being pushy, showing the possibility for Toscana to become the kind of neighborhood restaurant you would visit regularly -- and where they might just know your name. The ambience is still, literally, a work in progress, but they've come a long way from the old look. New booth seating and a clearly identifiable entrance (the current entrance seems temporary?) will make a positive difference.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love the new Toscana Grill
We love the new Toscana Grill and its high energy owner, Joe. The food is always good authenic italian and they have a good wine list. You can't go wrong with this local gem near Courthouse movie theater and Arlington County offices.
4/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Easily my new favorite spot
Easily my new favorite spot in Arlington! Great pizza (and I say this as someone who grew up in New Jersey), delicious scratch-made soups, and pasta dishes that are incredible (fresh ingredients, great flavor, and will leave you feeling full but not stuffed).
4/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I stopped by Toscana Grill last weekend. The food was great. The managing partner was there and working hard doing a bit of everything. He was friendly and energetic and made us feel extremely welcome. As for the food, I didn't have one of their traditional Italian dished, instead I had a great piece of crab stuffed Salmon that was delicious. I would certainly (in fact I already have) recommend this place to anyone.
4/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Joe, the manager did a great job with my family, Italian immigrants right off the boat,who are very critical when it comes to dining out and they all (15 people) loved the food and service. The staff was very attentive and the food was fresh and hot when it reached THE TABLE. Would highly recommend to all.
Gianni - June 2013
5/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Staff, Great Food
Opentable keeps telling me
"Your review text contains inappropriate language."
Which it didn't. The restaurant rocked. Good food, great staff
5/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friendly service and great food
Just discovered this wonderful Italian restaurant. A terrific find! Great food at moderate price. We will be back!!!
5/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated my friends surprise birthday at this restaurant and it was amazing. They were very accommodating for my group of 30 friends. They even added the birthday boy's name to each menu. This is an excellent place to have a family style dinner. I look forward to coming back.
7/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Exceeded expectations--great food!
The quality of the good was excellent. All of us (vegetarians) loved our entrees. The price can't be beat. The servers didn't seem to be committed to one table--think this led to some inefficiency/delays and a lower than necessary standard for service (eg, servers not knowing who ordered what). I would definitely go back, though, as the food and prices were excellent.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian place in Clarendon
I really like this little Italian restaurant. I believe it's been recently acquired by new management, who just happens to also be the Executive Chef. I've been here twice -- once on a date and another time with a group of 4. Sit outside to enjoy food and wine with nice weather. It's next to a noisier establishment, but that doesn't detract from the ambience too much. The menu has traditional Italian fare but presented with a trendy flair. The first time I had the veal piccata and it was delicious. The second time I had clams with linguini and the clams were a little chewy. It's easy to miss this place since it's hidden in a business courtyard and not viewable from the street. But Toscana Grill is a worthy find!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love Toscana
I'm so happy to find an interesting local, inexpensive Italian restaurant with an active, chef owner.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We made last minute reservation but not a problem. Met by chef (?owner) very friendly...obvious the staff is being trained to focus on customer. Great Clarendon location
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love Joe
The chef owner, Joe, is the personality of the restaurant. He stops by every table and engages the guests. I've eaten there about 5 times in the last 3 months and ordered something different each time, all items were tasty.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic food. Met the chef/owner, who works magic in the kitchen. A must go if you are in Arlington.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
What I was looking for..
We ate at Toscana Grill the night before the Marine Corps Marathon. It was exactly what I was looking for. I had the spaghetti and meatballs, which were great. The rest of my party enjoyed their meals as well. From pizza to pasta, you can't go wrong at this fairly casual restaurant.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM