Toscana Grill
Toscana Grill

Toscana Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: 7034652100x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Wine Bar, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Joseph Smith
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please contact our manager at 703-465-2100 for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact our manager at 703-465-2100 for details on buy outs.
  • Private Party Contact: Keila 7034652100x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: N Wayne St
  • Public Transit: Courthouse Metro up through Courthouse Plaza.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We have parking on street, garage underneath restaurant (free on weekends/ after 5pm) and Courthouse Parking lot at end of plaza by the movie theater.
A word from Toscana Grill


Reservations For Open Table can be made at:
www.newtoscanagrill.com

The New Toscana Grill, We have created a casual Pasta House & Pizzeria that features Classic Italian Cuisine with a relaxing wine bar. Our newly renovated patio will be open for this season. Note* We are not on the street but within Courthouse Plaza. Our entrance is next door to the Sports Bar Patio visible at 2300 Clarendon.
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Toscana Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
6 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.5
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.2
    Noise LevelModerate
50% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (2)great for outdoor dining (1)fit for foodies (1)romantic (1)special occasion (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • None of the above
    foodhobbyistVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    In rating a restaurant, Open Table offers a list of reasons to recommend a restaurant. Thus the title of this review. Caprese salad was drizzled with a concoction other than olive oil and balsamic and was scarce on basil. Of three entrees ordered, all were edible, one was satisfying and the other two lacked flavor. The cheese topping on one seemed to be a cheep pizza cheese rather than good mozzarella. Service was quick. We hadn't been seated five minutes when the waiter asked if we were ready to order. Only one other table occupied and a couple patrons at the bar. Should have gotten the hint. Final note, from what we saw, including the kitchen, an Italian or two on the staff could enhance this, so called, Italian restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.4
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 52 reviews are from the Toscana Grill reviews archive.
  • sueg1250VIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    I like the "build your own pasta". It is a great idea to the menu. Food was delicious, as were the drinks.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • At Least the Price is Right
    Sport
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    The service was satisfactory and the price was right (for food, the beer was a little pricey), but the chicken was dry and cube-like and the pasta/sauce was very bland.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy
    bs12345
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    Very good food. Service and ambiance were just okay. It was difficult to find from the street.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Toscana
    MaryH
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    The food is still good but the manager left and the quality of service has changed. Its a shame because that's the only piece that's missing now.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No food
    OVG1951
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Well, that's not compoletely true since we got some bread and the salads came in plenty of time, but after a 45 minute wait and several attempts to speed up the service, we left sans dinner becuase we had movie tickets. This place serves standard italian food, which is pretty good, but not so good if you never get fed.
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  • Reviews weren't accurate
    Pastagirl
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    We chose this restaurant based on the open table reviews and we were very disappointed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What happened to Joe?
    SugarDanny
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    I've dined here a few times in the past and always had a good meal... cuz Joe took care of his customers. He saw to it that everyone's meal was to their liking or expectation. Upon dining on my most recent visit, the first thing I noticed was Joe's absence. But I thought maybe he had the night off. It was a Wednesday, after all. It was also particularly dead. We ordered, however mine was not correct because of a simple mistake. My friend ordered a pizza, and I ordered the Chicken Franchaise, not knowing there was a pizza with the same name as the entree I wanted. I didn't say anything because we had a movie to catch and I'm fine with pizza... it's just not what I had intended to eat. The waiter should have clarified.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What I was looking for..
    EmilyVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    DOCSVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2013
    Fantastic food. Met the chef/owner, who works magic in the kitchen. A must go if you are in Arlington.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love Joe
    BETSYVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice little neighborhood place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    My family and I used to patronize the Toscana Grill years ago when it was under previous management. and were disappointed when TG disappeared for a few years. Now it's back under new management with the same name and a similar menu featuring pastas, pizzas, and Italian standards like chicken piccata and eggplant parmigiana. We decided to try TG again last Friday and enjoyed a good, solid, but not outstanding meal. The food is very good, the prices are quite reasonable ($10-16 for most entrees), and the portions are generous. Service was quick but could have been more thoughtful, though - for example, after we finished a bottle of wine the waiter cleared my empty glass without asking if anyone wanted more wine. We'll go back again!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly
    2dineout
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    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
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love Toscana
    BETSYVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2013
    I'm so happy to find an interesting local, inexpensive Italian restaurant with an active, chef owner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Italian place in Clarendon
    Elizabeth
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceeded expectations--great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Restaurant
    Mitch81
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was pretty good.
    Disappointed
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    The place is tucked in behind a large building at the 2300 address. The Caesar salad was small with the dressing on the side. It was good but nothing special. I enjoyed my spaghetti and meatballs. The sauce was sort of a creamy tomato and it was good. They served a couple of pieces of Focaccia with my meal. I asked for some crusty Italian bread, but the owner/chef said they serve Focaccia, which isn't really that good for dunking. Other than that, everything was good all across the board.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Friendly service and great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/19/2013
    Just discovered this wonderful Italian restaurant. A terrific find! Great food at moderate price. We will be back!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Staff, Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/15/2013
    Opentable keeps telling me "Your review text contains inappropriate language." Which it didn't. The restaurant rocked. Good food, great staff
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Graduation Party
    Gianni
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    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
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easily my new favorite spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    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).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love the new Toscana Grill
    SpaGirl54VIP
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The revamped (under new New
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/4/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our favorite spot for pizza
    DeniceVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • For some reason, the servers
    AnonymousJVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Made us feel right at home!
    LaGuezzz
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Came here for the first time
    katherineVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2013
    Came here for the first time and was very pleased! Everyone had great food and great wine and we will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good vegan selections, good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/17/2013
    Good vegan selections, good Italian food. The dessert I had, though, didn't seem to be house made and it wasn't outstanding like the rest of the food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Friendly Italian Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Good Italian food in a welcoming atmosphere. Friendly servers and owner. One of my favorite places in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    I wanted to try something new for Valentine's Day. I've learned my lesson: for special occasions, stick with what you know. The prix fixe dinner menu looked enticing enough, and was reasonably priced. We were greeted and promptly seated by a friendly maitre d', and our order was taken in good time. It was all downhill from there. For about 20 minutes it was clear that no one in the restaurant was getting their food. When it finally came, my medium steak was past well-done, but we'd waited so long for it, I didn't complain. We saw another patron complain that his was overcooked as well. Clearly there was a major problem in the kitchen, but there was no communication about it. Why are so many amateurs running restaurants? Grrr.
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  • Love, love the customer service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/8/2013
    Love, love the customer service here. Thank you Toscana grill!!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food for the price.
    Hadrian
    Dined on 1/27/2013
    Good food for the price. One nice touch was that the chef delivered our food to our table and came back for feedback. Overall, a nice inexpensive meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great NJistyle Italian restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/23/2013
    The new management has made strides in improving their food quality, service, and overall dining experience. Everything was spot on with our custom pasta dishes. Attentive service and, sometimes an underrated action, a quick and friendly greeting when arriving.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The owners were friendly and
    Gail
    Dined on 1/18/2013
    The owners were friendly and the staff as well. The food was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a group of 18 with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    We had a group of 18 with half young adults and kids. Service was awesome and the food likewise. Highly recommend.
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  • Neighborhood feel, friendly,
    Steve
    Dined on 10/15/2012
    Neighborhood feel, friendly, good food at a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went to Toscana based on
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/7/2012
    We went to Toscana based on reviews and their veg/vegan menu items. The place was a little tricky to find as we are not locals, but a quick phone call sorted it out. The staff was really friendly and service was excellent. We were there on a Sunday evening and it was pretty quiet. The staff indicated that other times were much busier so your mileage may vary. Nevertheless, we were treated extremely well. The best part about the experience was the food. We ate vegan which is usually a mixed bag when it comes to quality preparation. We were impressed. The soups were amazing and the pasta perfectly seasoned with just the right amount of oil to make the flavors wonderful. We highly recommend this restaurant.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Great food, nice ambiance,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2012
    Great food, nice ambiance, and excellent service. Bread was good, and they had a few vegetarian options for entrees. The eggplant parmesan was among the best I've had, and the whole-wheat penne had an excellent sauce -- simple but unique and memorable. The minestrone soup was hearty and quite good. The desserts sounded great, but our choice of the avocado/almond gelato (vegan) was not very good. We would definitely go there again especially since it's conveniently located for us.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate