Toscana Italian Grill
Toscana Italian Grill

Toscana Italian Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.toscanagrill.ca/
  • Phone: 4032551212x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday: 9AM - 9PM
    Tuesday: 9AM - 9PM
    Wednesday: 9AM - 10PM
    Thursday: 9AM - 10PM
    Friday: 9AM - 10PM
    Saturday: 9AM - 10PM
    Sunday: 9AM - 9PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Blerim Bekteshi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Pizza, Pasta, Sandwiches, Wraps, Paninis, Salads, ETC.
  • Entertainment: For private functions we can provide karaoke, dj, and or belly dancing.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Heritage Drive
  • Public Transit: Walking distance to Heritage Station.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Unlimited Parking in front of the restaurant.
A word from Toscana Italian Grill
We are your little taste of Italy! Fresh seasonal ingredients, home-made desserts, fresh baked breads, stone oven-baked pizzas, gluten free friendly options are the only few things we dedicate in doing everyday to make your experience with us as fresh and home-like as possible.
Toscana is the perfect place for any private functioned event.
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Toscana Italian Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
52 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (34)good for groups (26)special occasion (19)fit for foodies (18)romantic (12)great for lunch (12)notable wine list (12)great for brunch (10)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (3)hot spot (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Enjoyable
    DMYYC
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We went there for the 1st time. A couple of friends joined us. The food was really good and the service was good too. I would go back another time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Italian resturant smell
    Sammy
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The waiter was alright, it did not have the oil and garlic smell that most Italian resturants Iv'e been to and and enjoy. other then that it was ok.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Italian food
    MCanadaVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Fantastic flavours of food. Not bland and it was all fresh. A great find. The service is ok.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish... average-high pricing
    mitten
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Pasta was great! Lovely sauces and seafood! Dessert was so-so; as such I'd have to say, over priced.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent meal
    RickEVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    This was our 4th or 5th visit to Toscana Grill, every one very good. Due to health issues my wife has dietary concerns, and our server didn't hesitate to offer to check with the chef to identify ingredients, and exclude the same from my wife's entree. The tiger shrimp was delicious, as was everything we ordered, and the staff welcoming and friendly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AvisitingCalgarian
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Toscana is the best Italian restaurant in their area. Service was very good - from the man that greeted at the door, to our server who even though she was busy, always made sure our water glasses and coffee cups were full. Their special for that night was pasta w/lobster in a tomato sauce. The pasta was cooked perfectly, and the lobster was plentiful - we thoroughly enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food Decent Portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    It was my first time to the restaurant and I was very happy with the service and the food. I found the portion to be just the right size to enjoy the entire meal. The Mahi Mahi special was delicious. I was particularly impressed that the Chef/owner was personally making sure that the diners had enjoyed there meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Short and to the point
    MeAndMyBestGirl
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This establishment is excellent! I hope it is around for a very long time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food and Service
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The meal and service were excellent. The only flaw I found, and I know it's just me, I went for an enjoyable dinner and I really didn't want to have to tolerate some noisy annoying children. It would be nice if there was a section that there were no children and not in the bar, but the overall meal and service were great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food was amazing
    kenzie
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Gluten Free Italian food! WoW the flavors were amazing!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pamela
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    A great dining experience in every aspect. Fantastic food, great service & good atmosphere !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleasant find
    Shotinthedark
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I wasn't sure what to expect, but everything was very good. We were greeted at the door immediately ... and although we were 20 minutes early, we were seated promptly. The food was excellent and service was top-notch. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We were a group of 5 adults for a Sat 6pm dinner reservation. 1st time eating there. Entrees were all cooked to order and super fresh. Their pastas and sauces are best anyone in our group had in eaten in awhile. Restaurant was about 2/3rds full, but it was first decent weather in weeks so understandable that it wasnt totally full. Bar was out of stock on a couple of beers and waitress was lost when it came to bar menu, but she was otherwise great. Bar section is small but looks like its worth trying on next visit. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New favourite restaurant.
    Hockeygirl
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Toscana was excellent from the second we stepped foot into the door. Friendly waiter and waitresses that tended to our every need. We were very surprised at the speed of service. We had the calamari for an appetizer and it was to die for! Best I've ever had. For a main I had the special which was Mahi Mahi with a grilled pineapple salsa, veggies and rice. It was simply amazing. Good sized portions too. The waiters name was Gino and he was very kind and customer oriented. You definitely have to hit up this restaurant! I know I'll be going back 100%!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall was ok....
    Sigma
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We booked reservation through open table which went seamless, we reached there, the ambience was good, we ordered juice for kids, they did not have a kids cup, food was very cheesy, u can get much better italian food anywhere in the city....so food was ok ok, then the waitress did not mention that there was gratuity included in the bill for a group, so we ended up double tipping and felt cheated.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place to go with family
    Rose
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Father's day lunch was great. Very nice and friendly staff. Overall a grexperience!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food and service.
    omasal
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We were a large group and the food came at the same time for everybody. We had a great time, we were able to watch the World Cup, which was a nice surprices for the dads.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious soup
    moonflower
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Four friends went to Toscana and one asked about the daily soup. Because it sounded so good, carrot and ginger, we all decided to have some. What a wonderful taste sensation. I would have ordered another bowl, but I had already ordered some pasta. This was a delicious lunch and everyone loved the food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    Bessie
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    To me its all about service, and this place hit it out of the park. Delicious food and friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A hidden gem
    wbmac
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    My favorite restaurant by far. Atmosphere is quiet and romantic. Food is excellent. The owner greats you at the door and remembers you, something not found at other restaurants. Online reservation booking works flawlessly. I have sampled most of their menu to date and have yet to find anything that didn't live up to their very demanding standards.You must try their chocolate cake. It is to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaraunt
    Andrusa21
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The food came out fast and the server was on the ball. Nice atmosphere, definitely plan on going again. And the prices are very reasonable. Its nice that you don't have to go all the way downtown for some nice Italian cuisine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another delicious meal
    moonflower
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We have dined at this very friendly restaurant at least twice and have enjoyed all our selections. The food is fresh and tasty, and is well presented. We have tried their desserts once and have decided to continue having their creme caramel and tiramisu at every meal! The creme caramel was the best I've had in Calgary, silky, light and not too sweet. A beautiful meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Our server was excellent as well as the food They let us visit and the food came out in a enjoyable rate
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic, as always!
    Tracy
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    We have come to Toscana's several times and are NEVER disappointed! Had a great evening with all my sisters and my mom. We'll be back for sure. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • skyrock
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    good Italian restaurant. food and service is excellent. we'll be back for sure
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 285 reviews are from the Toscana Italian Grill reviews archive.
  • 1000
    codyVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Very early Friday dinner. Really good food and really good service. My first visit found the food 'average', and in all honesty, this was about as good, BUT - the previous time was a late night visit, as opposed to earlier. We had a great server (Manny) ans al the dishes were good. I loved it and will definitely be back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Easy access. Lots of free parking. Food good and service very good. Wine menu a bit limited and perhaps somewhat overpriced. But a good spot for an evening out.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Diner In A Phone Booth
    bulldogz37
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The table service was very good. The food was very good also. When we placed our reservation we ask NOT to have a booth table only please. So when we arrived we had a booth. very cramped for 5 people. The small table took away from the dining experience for sure.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day lunch
    justus
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Toscana did a wonderful job on Mother's Day. It was busy but the service was fast and pleasant. Added bonus was a gift of a flower for Mom from the restaurant - nice touch! And as usual the food was so good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good people, good food...
    ForeverSky
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Went for Mothers Day brunch, the food was very good, the service was great. Wouldn't recommend bringing young children, I Brought my child along (2years old) and they didn't offer any coloring or amusement. I would like to give out a kudos though to the staff even though they are not a child friendly restaurant the staff were very good with him. It's a very bright open restaurant which isn't my preference but the atmosphere of the staff and restaurant made it an enjoyable time. I think this restaurant would be great for a first date, brunch and lunch. I prefer more of a darker more personal ambiance when I go out for dinner. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food/Quaint Atmosphere
    April12
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    This is true Italian dining! the food is outstanding and the portions are huge. Definitely bring an appetite!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Even though we had a reservation, when we arrived there was no table in the restaurant. We were told to choose a table in the bar. When a booth became available, we asked for that and it was cleared off for us. I was not impressed by that. What was the reservation for? We were hosting a friend from out of town and this was embarrassing.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food great service
    Barry
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    We brought my parents here for a quick meal before heading off to a show. It was a good choice. The portions are generous. The food was hot and fresh and the service, fast and friendly. We have come here a few times over the winter both for a quick meal and to sit and spend the evening with friends. They allow you to sit and relax and take good care of you. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • RhonaVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The service was excellent but unfortunately the food was very average.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We have been here once before and truly loved the food so we came back. Once again it was great and lots of it for the men in our group
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A regular
    happytoeat
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We have been to Toscana's more than a dozen times and each time our dining experience has been a pleasant experience. The staff are friendly and efficient without hovering. The food is consistently good and our group has made its way thru most of the menu. The layout accommodates groups as well as some private areas that are quieter. We like the fact that you can dine without having to shout over the din.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, special occasion, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wine lover
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The wines offered are expensive and house wines are not offered, either by the glass or half litre. The result is that we don't order wine and Toscana loses out on this revenue stream.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • group of 12
    Rollie
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    We had a large area to spread out into as it was a quiet week night, however some of us sat at tables and the 4 of us had to sit at a booth in the corner which was awkward for a special family gathering. Service was very good, menu selection good. We had to send one meal back as there was bad tasting meat in the dish but the restaurant quickly replaced the meal with a fresh dish and agreed that the original plate was defective. We brought our own birthday cake and it was handled very nicely by the server. Personally my seafood pasta dish had mussels in it which were so tiny they lacked flavour and the juiciness associated with good mussels. Dish also lacked sufficient seasoning or flavor. Other meals were fine.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First Time NOT the last
    Jimmyboy
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    "Toscana" is not synonymous with Tuscany and there is nothing "grilled" that I could see. All the starters were good and all the desserts were great. In between, some of the entrees were really good ( e.g. the spaghetti with tomato sauce, with or without the meat balls); others, (e.g. seafood linguini which was mostly chunks of salmon), not so much. Wines were Italian and fairly priced. Server was pleasant, knowledgeable, and attentive. The music was too loud but promptly turned down when asked. They might not be so obliging on a busy weekend night. It's not a great location, so here's hoping they have many of those. Definitely will be back.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fanatstic gem
    opptimistVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The food was amazing and attention to details was great. woudl recommen to anyone who loves Italian food!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate