Our experience was outstanding,
Our experience was outstanding, we enjoyed everything we ate and our server Brittney was the best. Looking forward to going back for our anniversary. Thanks.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
The experience was awesome!
The experience was awesome! We walked in at about 6:55 PM with a 7:15 PM reservation, expecting to have a little wait time but we were seated immediately (love when you make a reservation & it means something). The greeter, seater & our waitress were very professional & polite, as well as, the young man who kept our table clean in between courses.
The food was great, we started with the complimentary bruschetta and we ordered a kind of seafood sampler and for the entree, the bass special for the evening came highly recommended by our waitress, Elizabeth and it sounded so good that each one of us (party of 3) decided to go with it and oh my goodness, it was amazing! We couldn't have asked for a better dish.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
The server was excellent,
The server was excellent, and offered excellent suggestions. The food was exceptional. The wine list was not extensive, but have several great choices.
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding food! Service
Outstanding food! Service is perfect, attentive enough but without hovering. My water glass was never empty and my soiled plates were all promptly removed. My Chicken Paccata, formerly Chicken Limone, was outstanding as always!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was my second visit to
This was my second visit to Cucina Toscana and it was equally as good as 2 years ago. The food is fantastic and rivals any I have had in Tuscany. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the quality has not changed though the chef has.
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was not as outstanding
Food was not as outstanding as expected and cost was more.
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food at Cucina Toscana
The food at Cucina Toscana is always amazing. Our server this time must have had a bad day. She was very snooty and bothersome.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
I found their food outstanding.
I found their food outstanding. I was with a group of executives from Boston, CHicago, New York and LA. One commented, "I'm not sure we have Italian this good in Chicago. Who would have thought that we would have found it in Salt Lake City." Amen!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Has all the makings of a high end dining experience, but fell short in important areas. We had wine and bread on the table, but still no menus. Wines were ordered but not available. Manager was over-attentive, wanting to "chat". Beef medallions featured "ethical" foie gras which was nothing but a slab of flimsy pate ruining an otherwise decent piece of meat. This place wants to be great, but seems to lack management and leadership.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Will be coming back. Loved
Will be coming back. Loved the food. Waitress was a gem!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Abigail was Phenomenal!!
We were in SLC from St. Louis to run in the half marathon. We needed a good carbo loading meal - which is exactly what we got. Incredible food that was so flavorful and fresh. But what really made this meal special was our service by Abigail. She was attentive, a joy to talk to and had perfect recommendations for our meal. She suggested that I try two half orders of the gnocchi so that I could experience them both and it was the perfect recommendation. They were both so delicious. We will definitely be back when we return to Salt Lake City! We would also like to commend Caleb who assisted Abigail as his level of service exceeded our expectations too.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I love this place - Each time we dine here is like going back to Italy. The service is beyond excellent, and really sets the mark for others to attain. The Fennel Crusted Duck is fantastic, and pehaps most notable is that they prepared my wife's favorite dish even though it was not on the menu. (Asparagus Risotto) The wine list, while not the largest in the city, is appropriately matched for the menu, and the bar service was better than most, (with a bar tender who appreciates the quality and distinctiveness of Lagavulin Scotch (Islay). We will continue to return here.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
The absolute best resturaunt I have ever been to. I would go every night if I could afford it.
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Best AUTHENTIC ITALIAN in SLC
An outstanding menu, excellent value, authentic Italian dishes prepared correctly, not Americanized. All ingredients were extremely fresh, and many of the dishes were prepared tableside, to our guests delight. We also had guests with special dietary needs (vegan); the chef presented a wonderful menu tailored just for them. The food is clean, simple, Italian fare - true Italian food - not ItaloAmerican style you find at the big chains. The wine list is excellent and well edited, We were a large party of ten and everyone was made to feel welcome. The service was impeccable and very flexible when we received extra guests than were expected: No problemo. Overall an excellent experience. I will be returning soon, as will many of the guests.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent service, great food, super friendly folks. We had a great time.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
My favority SLC place
I love this place, except they had changed the menu from the last time I went and got rid of my favorite thing :( However, everything I have had there is great!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
"Best dinner I've ever had"
I took my mom here for Mother's Day. We had amazing carpaccio, fresh made gnocchi and ravioli, and unbelievably tender tournedos.
Mom's words: "The best dinner I've ever had!"
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
I recommend doing the full Italian course with the pasta sampler.
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great dinner and location
Dinner was great. Large shareable entrees. Plan to dine for 2 hours at least. Authentic Italian slow paced atmosphere. The downtown location is great.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were on vacation and this
We were on vacation and this restaurant was recommend in Trip Advisor and it was wonderful. It was just up the street from the hotel and we had a wonderful time.
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
A very special dining experience
The food and service were incredible. We had reserved on-line as we were not from the SLC area but read the reviews. As soon as we walked into the restaurant, the service was excellent. The food was delicious and everything was wonderful. Unfortunately, we do not live in the area because if we did, we would be there weekly.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was melt-in-your mouth awesome, and our server, Elizabeth took care of us so well. Altogether an amazing experience.
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is our favorite place
This is our favorite place for special occasions. The food is always fantastic. I usually order a veal dish and it never disappoints. We split their primavera risotto and it was wonderfull. Our waiter was very attentive. All in all, a very wonderful night out.
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Salt Lake City Visitor
I enjoyed dinner at Cucina Toscana with work colleagues while in SLC for business. We ordered the 'Chef's Table' where the server and chef selected a variety of dishes to share. The food was a delicious assortment of carefully prepared and presented apps and entrees. The server was friendly (but not too-), professional and helpful. If I lived in SLC I'd go back for a special occasion.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a family reunion in Salt Lake City and wanted a great meal for a large group. Cucina Toscana was just the space for all 12 of us. The food was memorable and good. Wine list was strong and it made for a special night.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chef and wait staff outstanding.
Chef and wait staff outstanding. Best Italian food I have had in Salt Lake City. Keep up the good work.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good Italian food, from
Very good Italian food, from different regions of Italy.
Friendly staff, starting at the front door and very good service.
Whenever we visit SLC, this is always on our list.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special Event for all appetites
We chose this great restaurant from OpenTable with an Italian filter on the search. There were three of us celebrating the memory of a great husband and friend. It was later and after a conference and each of us had significantly different appetites. Each of us found the ambiance perfect for conversation and enjoyed a perfect meal and a great wine. Very highly recommended. We will surely return when we are next in SLC.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The flavors were creative and subtle, for example, the tender duck tasted of cherry, fennel, and fig. The appetizers were also interesting and flavorful and the bruschetta and the olive spread for the bread were delicious with a wonderful olive oil. The server was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and helpful and the owner visited our table to chat several times. Our only complaint was that the service was slow. We missed the first 15 minutes of our concert as a result. We had a special deal with Living Social, so the excellent food was a good value; otherwise, I'd call it over-priced.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our 4th time to dine at Toscana's. This last time was to celebrate our wedding Anniv, since my wife and I were widow/widowers and were married a year ago--July 28th. we chose Toscana in SLC because of the delicious food,service etc. We traveled 185 miles
to eat at this restaurant.. very romantic and memorable since I had taken her to this restaurant during our "dating" time. FYI
we are both in our mid 70's and love to be "young again".
Thank you for a memorable evening.
July 27/saturday--7:00 pm table was dining night..not open on sunday.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always over indulge
Every time I am in Salt Lake City, I make it a point to have dinner at Cucina Toscana. The service and food are amazing. I can never decide on what to eat because it is all wonderful. I always leave stuffed and satisfied because I can never say no to the wonderful delights on the menu. One word...fantastic!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderfully beyond the routine
Dinner at Cucina Toscana was totally enjoyable. The menu is innovative, and the dishes we ordered were well prepared and presented and as flavorful as we hoped. The atmosphere was also enjoyable. We didn't realize the restaurant was a busy as it was by the time we left. The service was a little bit slow, but then everything is made and prepared locally. We weren't in a hurry and simply enjoyed taking the time there, from appetizer through to the excellent made-in-house gelato.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hard to beat. Still one of the best dining experiences around
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent, as always
We went to Cucina Toscana last Saturday night to celebrate her birthday. As always, the food was excellent; service knowledgeable, attentive and friendly but not overbearing; and, to our pleasant surprise, the noise level was low. The inability to hear dinner guests without yelling has been our major reason for avoiding Cucina Toscana over the years. We arrived at about 6:00PM, so it may have picked up later.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The duck breast with coriander was extraordinary. I would return.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Seating was prompt and service began immediately. We chose a glass of wine and then ordered a Veal Piccata and Seafood special entree. Both were tasty and well presented and the seafood included Halibut, shrimp, scallops and octopus.
The service was attentive and the manager added a nice additional touch. The menu is quite large and offers a number of half portion entrees which is great for the older generation. This was our first visit, but we were very pleased and will definitely return soon. The restaurant is highly recommended for everyone who likes Italian.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not so good start..
Every year area restaurants participate in what's called a Dine Around where restaurants offer a portion of their menu at a reduced price to give folks a taste. When asked, our waiter down played the deal and called it bare bones...none the less, we ordered it and it was delightful. Just didn't care for the tude.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, solid service. Typical Italian open area noise level--our table's proximity to kitchen was a little distracting, but overall a very solid experience and would recommend this fine dining spot.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still good, but a bit different
The menu has changed since Valter left, but the food is still executed well. My only complaint is about the wine list. Given the food prices, having a wine list with only 2 pages of selections, almost all of which are Italian, is simply baffling. The wine list at a number of other competing restaurants is MUCH better. I suspect the list is small to minimize inventory holding costs--but more selection, including more American selections, would be appreciated.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Owner greeted us at the door - fantastic wait staff - and amazing food. We have found a new favorite restaurant.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a very good dinner. Lighting and table layout could be better. Service was also very good.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Restaurant, fantastic dining
Cucina Toscana was a fantastic dining experience. The food is great. Staff were very professional. Special menu offered some great great prices on the day's specials.
I highly recommend that you give Cucina Toscana a try.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
looking for great food?
A group of us on a business trip lucked into finding this gem slightly off the beaten path in Salt Lake City. I can't think of anything negative about this experience, from the moment we entered to the expertise of the staff, we were offered choices and had a meal that exceeded our expectations! Everything was based on the freshest of ingredients and great care was taken in preparation and presentation. We had a fantastic time!
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, mediocre otherwise
I expected good food, great atmosphere, great service, and a big bill. What we had was great food, so-so service, not good atmosphere, and a fairly large bill.
Seating was cramped together at a small, unstable (annoyingly so) table by the window/emergency exit. I've been more comfortable at fast food restaurants, honestly. We were close enough to other small tables on both sides that we had to lean a little each time the server visited the other tables in order to avoid being bumped. It looked like there were lots of VIP type sections that were roomy, comfortable, and barren of guests.
The server was a little snooty and had better things to do, apparently.
The food saved this rating. I can't bring myself to give it less than 4 overall.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Downtown Italian
Had a very enjoyable meal of well prepared Italian food. The service was friendly, prompt, and attentive. We will be back!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun for special occassions
Went here for a friends birthday. The service was great, the food was delicious, and they even gave her tiramisu for FREE for her birthday! No embarrassing song or big scene. It was just perfect!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Italian food in Utah
Having eaten Italian food from New York's Little Italy to Florida to California at some of the better Italian restaurants in all I found Cucina Toscana to be equal in quality of preparation and flavor. Caesar salad, prepared table side, was fresh and flavorful as well as creative sauces and pastas.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cucina is still very good
Valter is no longer associated w/Cucina so our expectations were that the experience would be lower than the last time. Our expectations were exceeded and we had a very nice dinner. Food was great and the overall experience was very nice. Can't speak to the wine selection but food was terrific.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
It has been a while since I've been to Cucina Toscana and now I wish I'd returned more often. We went on a Monday evening so it was probably less busy than other days of the week. The service was great and not overly "attentive". That could have been due to the sparse crowd.
Every dish was outstanding from the polenta and mushroom appetizer to the risotto special. I had the veal with mushrooms and roasted potatoes. There were many dishes on the menu that looked particularly tempting so I'll have to return soon to satisfy my curiosity.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food and Service
Although I have been to Cucina Toscana several times but it had been awhile, the food was as good as ever and consistent. The notable part was how willing the staff was to our changes in party size and location within the space. We had several people involved and everyone was very efficient. We only had a little over an hour and they accommodated ours needs. Thank you again and I can't wait to come back.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM