Tuscan Grill - Fort Lauderdale

Tuscan Grill - Fort Lauderdale

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lasolastuscangrill.com/
  • Phone: 9547668700
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Friday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Luigi Di Meo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Tuscan Grill - Fort Lauderdale
We invite you into our small corner of the world, The Tuscan Grill on Las Olas in Fort Lauderdale. We can only warn you that you may never want to leave. The setting is a waterfront al fresco dining experience if you choose to dine in our outdoor patio. If you prefer indoor dining, come enjoy our cozy 40 seat dining room, or our well stocked bar, and enjoy a dinner like no other. You will be warmly greeted by Gabriel Salas, our General Manager, and taken care as if you were in your very own home. Come enjoy the delights of the Tuscan Grill in a wonderful atmosphere with your family or friends, you will always leave with more that you arrived with and look forward to returning again soon. Buon Appetito!!
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Tuscan Grill - Fort Lauderdale reviews from OpenTable diners
13 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (5)great for outdoor dining (5)fit for foodies (4)notable wine list (4)neighborhood gem (3)special occasion (2)late-night find (2)scenic view (2)good for groups (1)Show More
  • First time at Tuscan Grill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/11/2012
    First time at Tuscan Grill and my husband and I being Italian really enjoyed the entire experience. Food was very good, wine was very good and I would definitely recommend to friends. Bon apetite!!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • This is the third year in
    Phillip41VIP
    Dined on 2/4/2012
    This is the third year in a row that we've eaten at Tuscan Grill while on vacation!Food and service have been excellent,especially salads and pastas!Charming and professional service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was very good but not
    Robert
    Dined on 2/4/2012
    Food was very good but not outstanding. Menu could use more veal and seafood options for an fine Italian menu. Wine list could use more options in the $35.00 to $50.00 price range. $50.00 for a retail $10.00 bottle of Italian wine is a little much.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent food...gracious
    1njgalVIP
    Dined on 1/29/2012
    excellent food...gracious service...one of the best restaurants on Las Olas
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were given a table in a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/29/2012
    We were given a table in a small outside patio on a night that was almost too cool, but we were comfortable though the staff disruptively closed the accordian doors behind us during our meal in order to make those inside more comfortable. Overcoming that, things proceeded well. The salad was large enough to share, though nothing special, but the short-ribs-filled ravioli excelled, as did the chicken. But there is high high price and pretense to be found; does beef really need to be "priced to market" like lobster? And better ask "specials" prices; they are not necessarily in keeping with those dishes on the menu. But good food and decent service can generate a good time, and overcome certain shortcomings, and did for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent dining, outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 1/8/2012
    Excellent dining, outstanding food, all requests came as ordered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Try to get there every time
    MarkSVIP
    Dined on 1/5/2012
    Try to get there every time I visit Ft Lauderdale. Consistently good food and great service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a very nice table close
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/31/2011
    We had a very nice table close to the bar. the food was very good and especially the wine list we can recommend. The prices are reasonable from 30 Dollar up to ...........
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • If you like waiting an hour
    WineDineAnytimeVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2011
    If you like waiting an hour for cold undercooked pasta while having to scream so the people at your table can hear you because it is so loud, then this is your place. If not, then go to Johnnie V's for a real dining experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our night out was one of mixed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/27/2011
    Our night out was one of mixed feelings. First of all, parking is absolutely horrible...not knowing where to go, where to park, I ended up bringing my girlfriend through a back alley with garbage to simply get to the front of the place (parking is in back). The staff was incredible, very nice and sincere. Our waiter was a bit sluggish, but was compensated by another waiter who helped us out. The food was fantastic, yet a bit pricey for the amount given. Nonetheless, the food was to die for. Our dessert was extremely small, and not so great (Zoccotto). I would have rather gone to McDonalds and gotten a mcflurry. Overall, the experience was great, it was just the small details that stuck out. Food was exceptional, ambience was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not enough help on a busy night
    cyndc1
    Dined on 12/26/2011
    The food was outstanding. However, it took a long time to get our order placed. An older couple who sat themselves at a table after we were seated were able to order before us and had their meal before we ordered our's. I don't blame our server, as there was not enough help and he was running back and forth between the downstairs/outdoors part of the restaurant (which appeared to be next door) and the front patio where we were sitting. They should have had someone else working the other area. I did notice the general manager making efforts meeting peoples' needs (other people near us who made a special request). We didn't complain about the service because it appeared they were short-handed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was very good as usual.
    PW22VIP
    Dined on 12/25/2011
    Food was very good as usual. The outside area is a great setting and ideal during the winter months. Servers very pleasant. Great spot whether for two people or a group.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Relatively inexpensive with
    BerdanVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2011
    Relatively inexpensive with large pasta dishes. All had the same red sauce. Stick with the meat dishes, the sauces were too heavy for the seafood and fish. Food was a little bland for an Italian restaurant chain. If you like wine, check the wine list before you go. Wine list was limited with wines mark ups a little higher than other restaurants in the Ft. Lauderdale area.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • we had a table outside on
    BelugaVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2011
    we had a table outside on the patio below, and it was a beautiful spot. service and food were wonderful!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very enjoyable. Large portions,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/24/2011
    Very enjoyable. Large portions, well prepared, and served at the proper pace. Friendly, helpful service. Especially enjoyed the calamari appetizer and the grilled sea bass. Will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was excellent but
    LouisVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2011
    The food was excellent but the service was a little on the "sleepy" side. The waiters, although pleasant, appeared to be either overworked or just lazy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a pleasant surprise.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/3/2011
    What a pleasant surprise. Located on Las Olas in Ft. Lauderdale, my boyfriend and I were a bit skeptical to try a restaurant that we had never heard of. We had a reservation for 8:30 and arrived early to grab a drink at the bar. Our bartender was very friendly and made a great cocktail. The host came to us to inform us that our table was ready, but not to rush. Once ready, we sat down to a lovely table and had a wonderful waiter who was more than happy to answer any questions we had. We ordered a caesar salad, and two homemade deliscious pasta dishes, one with pumpkin and the other with cheese and pears. The menu was great as well as the nightly specials! Try it!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Tuscan Sadness
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/6/2011
    To be fair and accurate, I cannot rate the food because we left before eating much more than the canned olives. The menu was uninspired and, with the exception of one or two breathtakingly expensive specials, there was little appeal. The wine list was large, but it was like reading the Federal budget : nothing, and I do mean nothing, was within reach. Even the bottom-shelf grocery store bottles commanded prices that were exclusionary. From there it went downhill as the prices continued up and up. So, having sampled nothing more than the water and the sad olives we hitched up our dignity and marched out for greener pastures. It seemed a shame because the water-side table was lovely and the setting seemed peaceful.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The restaurant is located
    miamistu
    Dined on 8/6/2011
    The restaurant is located just east of all the Las Olas hubub. Food was better the last time we ate there. The arrugala and pear salad was expensive and lacked pears. The monkfish special was woefully overseasoned and small portioned for the price.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tuscan Grill: Excelllent dining!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/31/2011
    I loved the food and the ambiance at the Tuscan Grill. The service was impeccable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We ordered a bottle of wine
    JBlondon
    Dined on 4/2/2011
    We ordered a bottle of wine in the bar prior to moving to the dining room and when they billed us it was for a wine almost 3 times the cost. I explained to the maitre'd that there was some mistake. He was very gracious. The bartender did come over and she told me that I had accepted the wine, which I had, but as I didn't know any of the wines I hadn't known it was the wrong one. I felt she was putting the blame on me but the maitre'd charged us only what we had thought we had ordered. His handling of the situation was extremely professional and didn't overshadow our excellent dinner there with friends.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I have dined at Tuscan Grill
    KenPVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2011
    I have dined at Tuscan Grill more than a dozen times over the years. Dependable - always very good food, well prepared. Service is directly inverse to number of diners - this time there were just a couple dozen people and the service was attentive. I have dined there when both the upstairs and patio were full and you couldn't beg to find a waiter. The wine list is terrific - for $80 you can have a very nice selection of Italian reds that you don't find on many lists for under $100.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointing, at best. the
    lulubelle
    Dined on 3/23/2011
    disappointing, at best. the pear ravioli w/ gorgonzola sauce was flat and main ingredients not detectable. two of us ordered the fish which was supposed to have a white wine caper sauce but instead, came covered w/ a thin red unidentifiable sauce (we were engaged in conversation and didn't notice right away, but the waiter should have let us know). the grouper was done nicely, though, and the bread and tiramisu saved the meal. it wasn't our 1st choice for an italian restaurant, but will now not even be an option.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our group of 6 sat outside
    BoatladyCTVIP
    Dined on 3/17/2011
    Our group of 6 sat outside at the lower level, service was great, we could all talk and hear each other, wonderful evening
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • service was very good.the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/12/2011
    service was very good.the food was average at the best.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a good choice, try it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/1/2011
    I have been coming here since 2004. I can say I like the more personal touch when Rino owned/worked there. The food is always good though and servers are usually very nice. They have interesting dishes. Great Italian food. I believe most would enjoy this place so I do recommend it! When driving up, it can be easy to pass up. So slow down it is the first building and parking is just past it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We just thought the food was
    FrancineVIP
    Dined on 2/27/2011
    We just thought the food was average...nothing special at all.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 2/27/2011
    The food is excellent. We sat on the patio and the street noise was at times too lud with the motorcycles. Servicde is excellent. Great attitudes. I will return with my lady as she too was impressed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Out of signature dish Chilean
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/25/2011
    Out of signature dish Chilean sea bass at 7:30 pm- inexcusable! Also had to wait 15 minutes for bread. Wine list not very exciting. Food was great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First visit was better. Didn't
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/20/2011
    First visit was better. Didn't seem to have as many specials. Waiters were very accommodating and friendly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful setting on Las Olas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/10/2011
    Wonderful setting on Las Olas Boulevard in Ft. Lauderdale. Gabriel was our waiter extraordinaire!. He was very attentive to our needs even while handling other tables. We had the Chilean Sea Bass, wonderful calamari appetizer, stuffed artichoke appetizer, stuffed meatball, mussels with linguini, and shrimp scampi. All were well prepared and quite tasty. The shrimp scampi was only graded a B instead of an A because it tasted more oily than buttery. We were full before we were finished with the entrées. There is a four course combo dinner which provides a great meal for $30. This was our first trip. We will go back again often. The bread was magnificent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A lovely gem of a restaurant
    1njgalVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2011
    A lovely gem of a restaurant on Las Olas in Ft. Lauderdale. Great outside dining...nice ambiance inside. Good service...diversified menu...a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth the money. It was
    boBNunny
    Dined on 1/22/2011
    Not worth the money. It was $90 with tip for 2 people with a glass of wine each. The food was just OK, while the service was rushed; trying to get you in and out. Even their wine was overpriced; even for a restaurant. Not worth going out of your way for and certainly not for the price.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stale
    WeekendTraveler
    Dined on 1/19/2011
    The pasta was undercooked and the veal tasted as if it was reheated. I would not go back. It was a better experience when I was there a year ago.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A bit more attention to the
    leesmthVIP
    Dined on 1/3/2011
    A bit more attention to the food quality and this would be a great place. Chicken parm was not one of the best I've had, although the meat lasagna was very good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Tuscan Grill is our favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/31/2010
    The Tuscan Grill is our favorite restaurant in Fort Lauderdale. The food is authentic Italian cuisine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was good and staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 12/30/2010
    Service was good and staff very friendly. Nice location. Outdoor dining faces street, but it was relaxing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • If it had not been having
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 12/25/2010
    If it had not been having to beg for water after sitting for 20 minutes, then begging for a wine list and waiting for that for another 20 minutes, the rating may have been higher. While seated and waiting and asking for things, we watched a group be seated and served instantly with an olive tray, bread tray, water and refills on wine. We continued to wait. The table next to us had to ask quite often for their service as well. We wanted to stand up and yell; "HELLO! DO YOU SEE WE ARE HERE!" At points we had to hunt the service down. The piano player was fantastic and made our night. The food was phenomenal. If I had not read reviews and knew I was going to have to wait, I would have gotten up and left. But that much waiting... c'mon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and service are quite
    TeddVIP
    Dined on 12/12/2010
    Food and service are quite good despite the tired feeling and appearance of the interior.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Prior experiences were 5 star
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/20/2010
    Prior experiences were 5 star - recent experience this past Saturday was just ok...hoping this was an anomaly and our next visit will return to 5 star status - we were admittedly disappointed in our most recent visit. Some of our favorite food selections were unavailable and the restaurants attempt to address some concerns, while appreciated, still left us disappointed overall...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate