Toscano Ristorante
Toscano Ristorante

Toscano Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.toscano-ristorante.com/
  • Phone: 6092910291x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Zachary Melker
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer our unique culinary flair for your special catering needs. Present your family, friends, clients or colleagues with a tasteful experience in your home, office, a hall or our Farnsworth Avenue location. We offer a delicious selection of reasonably priced packages and menu choices that will surely please your guests and impress them with your decision to go beyond what they may normally expect at a catered function. Try Toscano"s catering services for your next affair. Off Premises - In House - Drop Offs - Pick Ups. Enjoy Toscano's at home tonight.

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a free public lot directly across the street. There is also on-street parking.
A word from Toscano Ristorante
We are located in Historic Bordentown, New Jersey.
Our mission is simple. To have our guests experience a taste of Italy in a friendly, clean, and comfortable setting. Our guests are welcome to enjoy cocktails or a glass of wine before and after their meal in our cozy bar area.
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Toscano Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
80 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (52)neighborhood gem (50)fit for foodies (43)romantic (34)good for groups (16)notable wine list (14)great for lunch (6)hot spot (5)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • A little disappointed
    notup2par
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    This was my second visit, and I must say the first time was wonderful. This time, however, I was a little disappointed in the food. I had the veal and crab cake special. The veal wasn't nearly as tender as my fellow diner who had veal francaise. Also, the crab cake was so-so. Another friend and I split our meals, since she had steak. The filet was cooked medium rare as she asked, but it was so dry and almost flavorless. It had a charred outside that dominated your taste buds. Not sure what happened this time, because our first visit was a four star experience. Will definitely go back, since everyone has an off day.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We Will Be Back!
    Retirees
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    Our group had a wonderful luncheon experience. The food was delicious, the server was very attentive and professional and we were not rushed. We will definitely come back in the near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date night
    Xtech00
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Finally a chance to go out with the wife for a dinner without kids or a plastic menu. From start to finish, our experience in Toscanos was wonderful. The only remark that i might make, is that the lighting was just a tad low for viewing the menu. Other than that the ambience was great. Absolutely no complaints about our server who was very knowledeable and attentive. The food was excellent. My wife had the Veal Saltimbocca and I the Pesto crusted Bluenose. We will definitely come back and will highly recommend Toscanos to family and friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Dinner
    Nance
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Feeling adventurous, I went for the tuna tartare mini taco appy and the slow roaster veal shank from the specials. Everything was fabulous! Party of four shared a bottle of wine and tried some of the awesome desserts and espresso.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The menu and the special offer
    CarolD
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    The menu and the special offer a lot of choices for many different types of tastes. Our server was extremely knowledgeable about the menu. Both times I went there, they were very willing to make substitutions to accommodate dietary issues. The eggplant rollatine is a great appetizer. Had seafood, fish and steak and all were cooked to perfection with great accompanying sauces and sides. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 30th Anniversary Dinner for two
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/5/2013
    The meal is a perfect match for being with the one you love the most.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining in Bordentown
    abcdVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    We've been coming to Bordentown for a few years to try different restaurants. I don't know how we missed Toscanso, until now. All 5 of us shared the appetizer sampler and probably could have called it a night. Everything was delicious and plentiful. Each entree was better than the next. Portions were large enough for everyone to take a doggie bag, we had to try dessert. Also excellent, creme brulee and zabaglione. Service was also exemplary. We'll definitely be back. It was a great meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was our second time there
    Kathleen
    Dined on 10/28/2013
    This was our second time there and we tried the Tasting Menu and really enjoyed the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Drove over from PA to dine
    realtor4life
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Drove over from PA to dine at Toscano and it was certainly worth it...!Terrific staff always makes you feel welcome and has an energetic vibe! Food was authentic and served hot and timely. Try the Meatball salad for an app too! Server was excellent. Prices reasonable!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience...
    RichAllen
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    Thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant! Awesome food and exemplary service...highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the best!
    Paulied
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Wonderful atmosphere and service while at the same time providing the best food experience one could expect. The chef develops some of the most creative meals using the best quality foods and no fear, you won’t leave hungry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner. Everyone enjoyed
    downtownkatie
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Great dinner. Everyone enjoyed their entrees. Ordered the special appetizers for the table, we had 8 people and it was too much food. No one could finish their dinner. They were great. But thats ok, had something good to eat another day.Our waitress was fantastic...overall good experience
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, gem of a restaurant!
    greenmom7
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    We took my parents for their anniversary and everything about Toscanos was wonderful. My husband is Italian and he raved about the food. We all had delicious meals including salad, soup, appetizers and dessert. I definitely recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • so so risotto
    beachick
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    the risotto was gummy..sticky and the scallops that came with it were cold. Also, the crab cake appetizer was cold. Everyone else enjoyed their meals.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Bordentown Delight
    Tourman
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    While a bit pricey (figure at least $50 per person) the menu choices are many and varied, and very creative. The service was top notch. We came late and yet were not rushed at all. Service was discreet and very professional. The specials were extremely creative and excellenty prepared, visually very appealing, and a delight to the taste buds. Due to price not somewhere to go every day, but definitely a must visit a few times a year!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service but a few dislikes
    foodies
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    our glasses were never empty & the server was knowledgeable. Everything we tried was great. We were a little surprised when the check came though because the specials( the 28 day beef in particukar)were very expensive. I would recommend the server tell you the prices after describing vg the specials, as some other places do. Our bill for 2 people was $200 +. The creme brulee was burnt which was a disappointment & the restaurant didn't take notice of the open table reservation note that it was my birthday so they didn't acknowledge it.The host didn't acknowledge us properly when we walked in. He spoke to us after a few seconds but had his head down & didn't look at us; while still thinking about a previous call. overall a nice night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Hidden Gem
    Blythe
    Dined on 10/2/2013
    Tucked away in Charming Historic Bordentown, this restaurant is fabulous! Great martini's, delicious food, & good service. Not cheap, but well worth it.... I highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 1st Experience at Toscano's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    This place is a gem. The waitress was outstanding! Amazing experience! Homemade pasta was a winner! Love it! Will recommend and return!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Steaks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    This is a great restaurant. Steaks are delicious and they have a good appetizer selection. Our waitress was attentive but seating is a little tight so you do have servers bumping into each other as they try and explain the specials. Can get crowded so I would suggest making a reservation. This is my fourth visit and I will continue to dine there.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OUTSTANDING AS USUAL
    oldmanphysicist
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    I HAVE BEEN TO TOSCANO SEVERAL TIMES OVER THE PAST TWO YEARS AND HAVE ALWAYS HAD A GREAT TIME. THE FOOD IS ALWAYS EXCELLENT. THIS VISIT I ORDERED A DISH I HAD HAD BEFORE THAT WAS NOT ON THE CURRENT MENU. OUR SERVER CHECKED WITH THE CHEF AND MY REQUEST WAS NOT ONLY GRANTED, BUT I WAS GIVEN A CHOICE OF WHAT FISH I WANTED TO ACCOMPANY MY TRIO. THE DISH IS A MASTERPIECE. SHRIMP, SCALLOPS,SALMON AND A BRUSCHETTA TOPPED WITH CRAB. ONE OF THE BEST THINGS I HAVE EVER EATEN. MY GUESTS ENJOYED THEIR DISHES AS WELL. I TRULY CAN'T WAIT TO RETURN.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If I would have known....
    luv2trvl
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    I would a picked another place. Toscano was packed and very, very loud at 8pm. Our group of four nearly had to shout to one another over the crowd. One guy completely lost it and ended up shouting to his server "All I want is a hot meal!" ...among other things. He was also irritated by a large table celebrating a birthday. The restaurant was too small for large and noisy groups. It took twenty minutes for us to be greeted by a server so I asked the hostess if there was a problem. Her reply was "We are very busy." This was unacceptable in my opinion and I was a little taken aback by the response. Food was good, a little heavy for my taste but I was too overwhelmed by the noise and the spotty service to really enjoy my meal.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/18/2013
    Always a pleasure to dine at Toscanos. If there were more than 5 stars available, Toscanos would have them!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining
    wineanddineVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2013
    Never would have thought to find this quality in Bordentown. The tasting courses on this Monday evening offered great Barnegat scallops with risotto, an excellent soup, and desert. Food is certainly 4 -4 1/2 stars.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gourmet Cuisine
    DaveHVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    Great food and service. They've gotten a bit more pricey than when they first opened. Definitely order the Pane Toscano which is a cheese bread with onions and garlic. I had the angelhair pasta with crabmeat which was excellent. Their mixed drinks are a bit pricey as well. If you like bleu cheese stuffed olives, there's an extra charge for those too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/5/2013
    My husband and I had a great meal and wonderful service at Toscano's. they make a great martini! Not our first visit and won't ,be out last. I had scallops with a mushroom risotto that was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never Disappoints
    TinaVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    We know we can count on a great meal and outstanding service!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    This is hands down one of if not the best restaurant in New Jersey. Zach is amazing. If the menu doesn't make you salivate enough, just wait until you hear the specials. They run the gamut, from apps to desserts. If you try one thing only it's the root beer glazed pork chop. Start with the bacon dusted calamari finish the night with the cannoli custard. Wow. Wow. Wow. Never disappoints. On top of the food the service is always professional knowledgable and willing to Accommodate any request. Presentation is perfect every plate dressed and neat. Go to Toscano don't hesitate, I'll see you there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner is served family style
    Yummy
    Dined on 8/25/2013
    Dinner is served family style on Sundays and was wonderful. Portions were good, not excessive. The short ribs were beautifully done - very flavorful and tender. Diner was not rushed and we were able to enjoy both the meal and the conversation. Definitely a repeat. EK
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always fabulous!!
    JDFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    Zak the chef is one of the most creative and consistently great chefs in the US, let alone New Jersey. It's obvious he loves what he does in every dish. The freshest and highest quality ingredients contribute to the perfection. Whether you choose off the menu (the gnocchi osso buco, linguine with white clam sauce, root beer glazed pork chop or chicken calabrese are our favorites. The soup du jour is always delicious - the lobster corn chowder was scrumptious. We always have appetizers so never get to desert so can't comment on those. You may have a little hard time hearing as the noise level is sometimes pretty high, but you'll be so involved in eating and enjoying the food, you may not notice! Love it here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/19/2013
    We tried the prix fixe menu and would definitely do so again. The Italian egg rolls were a hit with the men and the ladies were delighted with the Jersey tomato stack with eggplant. For entrees the ladies both thought the sea scallops over wild mushroom risotto was outstanding and look forward to enjoying it again. One of the men raved over the rootbeer glazed pork chop while the other devoured the veal medallions with asparagus wrapped in prosciutto, pronouncing his thorough enjoyment. The sabayon with fresh fruit was found delectable by three of us and the fourth loved his tiramisu. We WILL be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Jfurch
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    This is one of our favorite Resturants, and never fails to impress. We had excellent food and service, I just love the look of the place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Jopidge
    Dined on 8/15/2013
    We ate here for the first time. The food a wonderful experience. Everyone (4 of us) enjoyed what they ordered. My husband and I had Lobster Bisque soup. Very tasty and you got a lot of it. Big chunks of lobster in it too. All of our entrees were very tasty. One of the group had the PorterHouse steak. He said it was the best steak he ever had. You could order it for one person or two. He ordered for one and it really was enough for two people, it was that big.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Too loud!
    janny
    Dined on 8/14/2013
    Went on a Thursday, was on time at 7 pm. Had to wait 20 minutes for table, service had significant periods of no attention and time periods between courses. It was so loud around us we could not talk in a conversational tone, we had to yell sometimes. Tables were so tight we had to move the table to get seated. I felt trapped in my seat. Besides all this it was a nice time with two friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bring your appetite
    RNmommy
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    Portions are quite large! Small dining room was quiet early in evening but quickly became noisy with all tables filled including a large party seated nearby. Kids menu available. Be aware, some sites note BYOB but they have a full bar; was told $25 corkage fee for Friday and Saturdays. Interesting specials, would have liked to see them in writing as our server had to wait to tell us about them until another server finished talking to another group two tables away. Presentation was top notch!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second time there. One of
    Schaef
    Dined on 8/1/2013
    Second time there. One of your regulars recommended it to my brother. Had a great waitress (Donna), a wonderful martini, proscuitto wrapped Italian stuffed long hots were excellent, but the special menu pork chop was the best. Great new find for me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The dinner specials feature
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/31/2013
    The dinner specials feature NJ vegetables and are creative and delicious. Never really need to open the menu although it is filled with wonderful choices
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too much food and far too
    BoJu
    Dined on 7/28/2013
    Too much food and far too expensive. Tables are too small to accomodate food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dedicated customer
    Betty
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    Third visit in 5 weeks, truly a fabulous restaurant. Love the food, and the service, best around!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Been to the restaurant several
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    Been to the restaurant several times and have never been disappointed. The staff is always very nice and the food is delicious!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We went with family last week,
    Betty
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    We went with family last week, and we had the best italian food ever. Service amazing, loved everything about this restaurant. Will go back many, many time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.