Toscana Ristorante Italiano
Toscana Ristorante Italiano

Toscana Ristorante Italiano

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.conterestaurantgroup.com/
  • Phone: 7043671808
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Bring the flavors of Tuscany to your home, office or special venue. Whether its a large hors d'oeuvres reception or an intimate multi-course dinner Toscana can take care of all you off-site catering needs. Pick-up or delivery is available, delivery fee varies upon location For more information or to place an order call 704.344.9222 or email info@toscana-ristorante.net
  • Private Party Facilities: Toscana would like to personally customize your special and private events. We can comfortably accommodate sixty-five guests for a seated dinner and over one hundred for a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres event. We also have a seasonal patio that can seat up to fifty for dinner guests and is the perfect venue for a summer evening cocktail reception. Toscana is available for private parties, rehearsal dinners, receptions, showers and all of your special event needs. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions and we look forward to hosting your events.
  • Private Party Contact: Chafik Elmaghri 7043671808

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Morrison Blvd & Roxborough Rd
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Toscana Ristorante Italiano
TOSCANA Ristorante is located in the specialty shops across from South Park Mall, and is South Charlotte’s premiere upscale Italian restaurant. Since 1998 we have offered guests impeccable service and authentic Tuscan cuisine. Toscana is the perfect setting for an intimate meal or group dinners. Our romantic ambience feels just like a tranquil European courtyard that will enclose you with it's old world elegance. Our seasonal menu of Northern Italian favorites is crafted with passion and offers only the freshest ingredients including local produce and herbs, as well as the finest, poultry, prime meats and seafood to bring the true flavors of Tuscany to your table. In addition all pastas and desserts are made fresh in-house daily. You'll also find an extensive list of fine wines featuring all regions of Italy. Come experience the flavors and ambience of Europe right here in the “Queen City."
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Toscana Ristorante Italiano reviews from OpenTable diners
117 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (85)neighborhood gem (58)romantic (58)fit for foodies (55)special occasion (54)notable wine list (36)good for groups (16)great for lunch (14)hot spot (12)vibrant bar scene (9)late-night find (5)scenic view (5)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • always a great evening
    judy
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    wonderful pasta, fish, risotto, and salads, helpful service with wines. Friendly staff and owners. AUTHENTIC ITALIAN! You aren't in Tuscany, but a favorite place to go on a Friday night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Slightly disappointed this time
    Charlottevisitor
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    It was a very enjoyable evening for outdoor dining and the atmosphere was lovely. Some of the food was very good but some was a bit disappointing compared to previous visits. I will be visiting again, however, because every establishment has an off night once in a while.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Experience
    Awesome
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Toscana is one of my favorite restaurants in Charlotte. I have never had a bad meal and the service is outstanding. I enjoy entertaining people for those reasons.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Enjoyed a great meal with clients from out of town... wine list is all Italian wines, so picking was difficult but ended up with a great wine on a recommendation from the waitress - and a very reasonable one at that.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truly worth the trip
    jayem41
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My son and I found Toscano while we were looking for what should be some of the best chicken/veal parmigiana in Charlotte. Being from the northeast where we have great italian food we knew that it might not be all that easy to replicate that in the South. Toscano was a truly excellent restaurant. The service and atmosphere were wonderful and the food was very good. While the cheese on my sons veal parm wasnt fully melted everything was still quite good. If back in the area would definitely go back to Toscano.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner
    bgw52VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Outstanding meal, wine and service. Alwasy a pleasure to dine here.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday summer evening
    zoltocVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    As usual, the food was excellent from the osso buco, to the saltimboca, butera, and calamari. Probably one of the most pleasant settings in Charlotte is the outdoor terrace dining on what is essentially a private courtyard. Not to be missed.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I Expect More
    TheNewYorkers
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Good food and wine. Sit outside if possible as the noise level inside is disturbing. Be prepared to be there three to four hours as service is poor. My wife and I arrived to find our reserved table was given away. The manager apologized, sat us at the bar and gave us each a glass of Champaign. 15 minutes later we were seated. After 15 minutes a waiter finally came to serve us; 25 minutes later he delivered our wine; After another 25 minutes he took our order. 30 minutes later our appetizers arrived; 50 minutes later our main course arrived. The waiter, who we saw only a handful of times, apologized and told us that a large party had arrived, causing backup in the bar and kitchen areas. To compensate we were give a desert with our coffee.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    ByronVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This is one of my favorite restaurants. Always great food along with great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Something's different and it'
    HHishome
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We've gone to this restaurant at least once or twice per year for 20 years. This time the service was not good (they brought the food before the wine). The food was just ok. The restaurant had half as many customers as before. Maybe ownership change or management change, but it's obvious they are fading.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A hidden gem
    RWarrior
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    One of our FAVORITES! Sandy at the bar is a delight. The pasta Buttera is amazing!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to wind down...
    KphjrVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    When traveling, it is nice to fine a warm and comfortable restaurant that makes you feel at home. Toscana was a welcome respite after a day on the road. The food, service and ambiance, all very inviting. If you are a fish fan and love Italian cuisine, this is a great find. We had grouper and branzino... both delicious. Some dishes are those that you find at other restaurants, but with a twist, ex. fresh gnocchi with mozzarella and cherry tomatoes. If staying at the Marriott or anywhere near Southpark Mall, it is just 2 minutes away!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a great time
    David
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We went during the Queens Feast week. The food was great, the service particularly was also great and considering that the place was full to capacity the wait staff didn't miss a beat. We sat outside which was very nice. At our arrival time pf 8:00 PM the inside dinning was so loud that it was uncomfortable...so we opted for outside. I cannot hold this against the restaurant at all. Rather the place was filled to the brim with 100+ well lubricated patrons having an outstanding time, therefore loud was to be expected. I am sure its not like this on normal evenings. Since we will surely be going back, I will know soon. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    H3is4HVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Consistently excellent in all aspects. Service was especially good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another Fabulous Meal at Toscana
    FoxcroftFoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My family had another fabulous meal at Toscana. Food was outstanding, service excelled, and ambiance is fabulous, a cozy little place where you can actually carry on a conversation without screaming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Italian in Charlotte!
    enelram
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Toscana's staff is always professional, attentive & helpful. Food selections are outstanding, beautifully presented & delicious. Great restaurant for entertaining guests. Always a winner!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great overall food experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    food was fantastic. Service is great. level was off the chart. but will return the next time we're in Charlotte.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner was amazing
    Love242
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I made reservations for my boyfriends birthday and Toscana was perfect. Every course was cooked to my liking and was very flavorful. The wine that the manager chose for us was excellent. Ryan our server was very attentive and we will ask for him next time. We had a great experience and we will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant.
    SteveMono
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Had dinner here on a Wednesday night. Didn't come here for restaurant week, but ended up ordering off that menu. Both the frutti di mare and the ravioli were fantastic, and the prosciutto is clearly top quality. Ryan was our server, he was very hospitable and had a wonderful demeanor. Thanks again for the great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BH1234
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Perfect food, I am thankful they participated in Queens Feast
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Dining at Toscana
    LittleKid
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed dinner at Toscana during Queen's Feast. Wine was superb, food, though limited in choice was very good. Possibly due to the busyness of the restaurant, the service was a little slow. I would definitely go back and also try it for lunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • myitalian
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Franco did a great job taking care of us; overall wonderful service. My wife's Raviolla was out of sight but my fish was just OK. Appetizers and Dessert were fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Real nice!
    Umama
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The calamari with zucchini was the best I have ever had! Both pasta dishes were really good, the veal piccata was really delicious. My salmon was okay but the risotto with shrimp was exceptional. Desserts weren't appealing except for the chocolate tart which was amazing!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Charlotte Italian!
    enelram
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Toscana is our favorite restaurant, not only for its consistently delicious food, but also for its high energy ambiance and its amazing staff, always happy, helpful and accommodating. Great restaurant for couples and entertaining guests.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • outstanding!
    dghx2
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This continues to be a personal favorite for food and service.If it is just us or we take guests it never disappoints. The food and wine are of highest quality. Love the fava beans and bread!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday lunch!
    Sallie
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Our waiter treated us well and gave us a complimentary Tiramisu for my daughter's birthday. All in all, good food, and great ambience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastico!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My husband and I dined at Toscana Saturday night, as we have done many times. It was a particularly busy evening there, possibly because of the beautiful weather paired with their wonderful patio area. Despite that they were very busy, as always the food was incredible, the atmosphere beautiful and the service immpeccable. The entire staff is attentive and makes you feel like you a part of the family. The food is delicious blending wonderful flavors, transporting me to a beautiful italian dream. My favorites tend to be the fish and seafood dishes, but the veal, beef filet and pasta dishes are all wonderful. The staff is very knowledgable about wines and always able to suggest a wonderful wine. My favorite restaurant, bar none!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!
    DonnaLVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Probably the best restaurant in Charlotte on all levels!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always 5 stars!
    southclt28VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    From start to finish - fantastic! First had a drink at the bar. Once seated for dinner, we enjoyed the warm bread with beans and Toscana salads. Then had the halibut special, salmon, ravioli, and buttera; all fresh and made from scratch - delicious! Whether you eat inside or out, just a great experience and ambience! One of our favorite places in Charlotte!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stache & Cook
    StacheVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Had been to Toscana several times and thought it one of the best in the city. Saturday night we invited out neighbors who had never been there to join us and we were disappointed. The ravioli was bland and not quite hot and the mare seafood was overcooked. Our waiter who we had not been served by in the past was more interested in one of the lady diners than us. Our theory is that since it was the Fourth weekend we got the "B" team instead of the regulars. We will give Toscana one more chance because it was so good in the past.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • beetle
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Love the food...lunch or dinner. The service is always great and my favorite dish is Buterra...my favorite thing to order.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • whooper
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Judy and I went there Saturday night to celebrate our 39th anniversary. It is a "go to" restaurant for special occasions. Food is excellent. Only drawback - lot's of large groups in the restaurant that night. Noise level was high..... Next time maybe a quieter table? Excellent meal!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MARVELOUS
    SPECIAL
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    It was raining, but you make "this" reservation. Why? They truly remember you, Maria, the charm. Our booth is always waiting, and then, even though our bartender/waitress was on vacation we enjoyed the same attention from Ms. Las Vegas, our waitress, who was on her way there. I'm not good at names. Thank you Toscana!! The Earlton's
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointment
    2foodiesexploring
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The food and service were fine, but not Spectacular, as we were expecting. The food was over priced.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Toscana dinner
    911racecar
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Toscana is a romantic, intimate place with good food and wine. I will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The usual excellent experience
    Eddo
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We always enjoy Toscana - the food, service, and personal treatment. Whether dinning inside or outside the accommodations are excellent. The veal dishes are something special. We can hardly wait to get back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good work dinner
    Scoot18UGA
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    I went here for a work dinner, nice setting, drinks and wine were great. I ordered a pasta dish that was on their specials menu, the sauce and pasta were really good, but the steak that was in the pasta was a little tough. Overall the dinner was pretty good, but the steak could have been a little more tender.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good!
    CellaVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    The Salmon was perfect and the Carpaccio done nicely. Very nice wine list. It was a bit hot to sit outside, but it has a lovely ourdoor patio as well.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ladeda07VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Usually a great dining experience - but NOT on a Saturday night. They are obviously trying to maximize profits at the expense of food quality and ambience. Their lovely courtyard was packed with tables on a Saturday night - trying to cram in as many people as possible- it ruined the experience of eating outdoors there. Our waitress was very inattentive and there were very long lapses between courses. She didn't ask how I wanted my salmon cooked, my salad was tasteless. By the end of the evening we left feeling very annoyed. This is too bad as we've always counted on Augusto's restaurants for great food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The best Italian food!
    MarieNC13
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Toscana is by far the most authentic Italian food. Being from up north and Italian, this is a true find! The outside seating is my favorite, but inside is great too.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.