Toscana
Toscana

Toscana

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.toscanabrentwood.com/
  • Phone: 310-820-2448 x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinnner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm -11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Hugo Vasquez
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Toscana has catered just about every kind of event from corporate in-house lunches, 500 person charity events, to at-home dinners, and special life-celebrating events. We can even send a chef and a server or two and become your own private chef for a night!

    Our catering team led by Gabrielle, is here to work with you and help you personalize your next event. Whether it’s wine service, specialty menus or trained staff, Toscana can manage every catering requirement.



  • Private Party Facilities: Toscana offers our Wine Cellar for private parties, comfortably seating up to 30 people.
    This warm, rustic room is perfect for a variety of occasions.


  • Private Party Contact: Antonella (310) 820-2448x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Darlington Avenue
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Toscana
A notable trattoria, and a wonderful gathering place for families and friends, Toscana is one of the most successful Italian restaurants in Los Angeles, celebrating its 25th year in business. Toscana continues to set the benchmark as an influential eatery where Hollywood celebrities, locals, and tourists alike go to enjoy appetizing food served in generous portions. Classic favorites include Insalate Carciofi, Spaghetti ai Frutti di Mare, and Bistecca Fiorentina. Amidst a cozy atmosphere reminiscent of a Tuscan trattoria, and with an impeccable, friendly staff, every guest, famous or not, is treated like family.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Toscana reviews from OpenTable diners
63 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (35)fit for foodies (28)special occasion (22)hot spot (18)notable wine list (17)great for lunch (10)romantic (10)good for groups (9)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (4)vibrant bar scene (3)great for outdoor dining (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Always Good Food
    DbrookmaVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Never can go wrong here....nice people, and owners and staff that care about the customer, and will do what they can to make them happy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Cocktails & Great food!!
    MamaVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Love Toscana. Due to draconian liquor laws, one can drink "hard" liquor at Bar Toscana and only beer and wine across the path at Toscana. We, along with many others, have discovered that Bar Toscana is a great bar and it is possible to order the terrific food from the adjacent restaurant. This, in addition, to Bar Toscana's own good menu. So, get a beautifully crafted cocktail at Bar Toscana and walk a few feet to Toscana Restaurant. On the other hand, stay at the bar, enjoy your cocktails and eat delicious food from Toscana. Win! Win! Win! Great bartenders. Great service. Wonderful ambiance.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MelindaG123
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I had a wonderful experience overall and I would entertain the idea of going again and again. I am happy to have been referred by a friend of mine from the area of Brentwood. So that made for a very satisfying experience , indeed. Everything from the service, to the excellent choice in ordering off a perfectly put together menu to the pleasing of the palette...it was just wonderful .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We went to Toscana on a Tuesday night and this time we really enjoyed our experience. In the past, we have visited on a weekend and the noise level and crowded conditions ruined it for us. We had the artichoke salad, which was the best one we have eaten--we try it everywhere. The pasta specials were also excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rachel
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Arrogant waiter-had to beg for service & we spent over $600.00 for 3 people.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dining experience
    rc4ties
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This is the type of restaurants that caters to repeat customers. The food is very good. but if they don't know you, then there is an attitude. not welcoming, and less than excellent service. Special requests weren't honored. There are too many other good restaurants that will be happy to welcome you.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Will Probably Not Return
    Malibu
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This was our second visit to Toscana - the first time we were with friends and had our infant with us - the manager / waiters could not have been more accommodating. This visit however - also with friends and our toddler - we had booked a table for 7.30pm but when we arrived the restaurant was full and we had to wait until 8pm before we were seated - which is not great when you have a toddler with you - the waiters were great although we got the distinct impression from the manager that small children were not welcome.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Great as always. Fantastic food, wonderful service, good scene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely perfect dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The food and service is unparalleled. Fresh Italian food that is both classic and innovative. Incredible all around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Toscana best Italian in town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    They have the best Italian food in town and the best service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lewis
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    A real great Italian restaurant with the feel of being in Italy. Great service and the food was beautifully prepared and served. Definitely would return
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still a good choice
    Larry1334
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    A long-time fixture in Brentwood, the food is still very good. Pizza was excellent; pasta special excellent, and branzino excellent.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    thepaul73
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Everything at Toscana is excellent. The food the wine and the service are all outstanding
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food - odd location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We drove by the restaurant two times, as it's in an office building and wan't very well marked. We enjoyed the food and our waiter gave us great recommendations for wine. Other than that, he certainly wasn't the most personable waiter we have ever met and acted a bit like we were imposing on him. The prices were pretty high for the food and quality.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • still great after 25 years
    pcp21VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We've been dining at Toscana for 15 years, and I'm happy to report that the food, the service and the scene there remain just as good today as the first time we went. Their burata was delicious. The NY steak was done perfectly. I was completely happy with the dinner.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best italian food in the USA!!!
    paulaVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Never, ever has this place let us down... outstanding... superb service and the best Italian food outside of Italy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worst Italian Food in LA
    GladstoneVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    You could get better Italian at the Olive Garden. But given all the great Italian restaurants in Brentwood, no need to ever go here. However, the service was fantastic. Goto Peppone's, Adoteca, Guidos etc
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very enjoyable lunch
    JevvyJ
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Service was great. Food was excellent. Star sighting. Very nice lunch experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sensational
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Outstanding service and the meal was exceptional. Grilled calamari was delicious and the rib eye was perfectly done and seasoned. This restaurant is a must.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Family restaurant
    gwgwVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We have been to the bar at Toscana (right beside the restaurant) many times and thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance, drinks and bar menu. We thought we would try the restaurant and it was not what we expected. It was more like a family restaurant. The food was great and service was good for how busy it became but they only serve wine and beer for alcoholic drinks and the ambiance is completely different from that of the bar. I'm glad we tried it but, for the atmosphere we would like, we will stay with the bar in the future.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Maitre'd clueless about anniv. menu
    MamaVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I received multiple emails and other notifications via social media that Toscana was offering a 25th anniversary menu (1989 prices) in honor of their 25th anniversary. All communications suggested that this menu was going to be offered between 06/16 and 07/16. When I arrived for lunch and inquired about the retro-menu, the maitre-d and servers were completely clueless. Is the back of the house not talking to the front of the house? This could turn out to be a P.R.disaster. A couple of people I know walked out when the maitre'd told them that the menu was not in effect. Ridiculous and unnecessary P.R. mess. Who is running the show?
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Way to expensive for a neighborhood restaurant..........................................
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & great cocktails. Love!
    MamaVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Start with a great hand crafted cocktail in Bar Toscana. Their mixologists are fantastic. Stay in the bar and dine or move into the main restaurant. Either way is a win, win. No one does grilled prawns as deftly as Toscana. No restaurant has sweeter servers. The food is consistently excellent.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience!
    morewineplz
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Authentic Tuscan food with Great service! The food was fresh, well prepared and served in a very reasonable time frame, considering it was a Saturday night and the dining room was full. Our waiter was friendly, attentive and knew both the menu and the wines with good recommendations. My wife loved the risotto. I had the Linguini with fresh clams and it was very good. We will come back often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 39 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 76 reviews are from the Toscana reviews archive.
  • Great dinner at Toscana!
    FunFunction
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    My wife and her friends had an amazing time there, everything was perfect, just like my experience a few months ago. Being in the industry I can comfortably say this again: well done Toscana!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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  • Best Trattoria outside of Italy!
    MamaVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Toscana is superb on every level; food, service, ambiance. My recent dining experience at Toscana was no exception. On a packed, really packed Sunday night, the service remained at a very high level and each dish we ordered was perfect. This is a restaurant staffed and managed by the best professional team in the business. They have perfected the art of making each guest feel welcome.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Toscana wins on all levels.
    MamaVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Toscana wins on all levels; great food, great service, lively ambience and it is fun!!
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  • Always Amazing
    MikeM
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Never a bad experience. Max is one of the best servers in the industry!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Timer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    First time there, the food and wine was outstanding. and the vibe of the restaurant was a fun dining atmosphere. I will definitely be coming back and I am looking forward to it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had been going to this restaurant
    PK22
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    Had been going to this restaurant for years. I recently moved back to LA so tried it again as it is in my neighborhood. In the past I have always enjoyed the experience and the only negative comment I have is that the Host was very rude. The waiters and busboys were very friendly and attentive. The food was good so plan to be back but hope that the Host can be more accomodating.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My expectations were inflated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    My expectations were pretty high because of the great review so I went in there expecting to be blown away. My friend and I were there to belatedly celebrate our bdays and neither had ever been to Toscana. We shared the buratta app, the mozerella truffle pizza and the penne with a puttanesca sauce (I can't remember what they call it). The food was excellent and although rich and carby bc we were splurging felt pretty light. The service was fine, just ok. People complained about the prices but I don't think the food was that unusually high--- you go to that restaurant expecting it to not be budget conscious :) But i felt there weren't a lot of options that were more moderately priced in terms of wine bottles. it was all pretty expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXPENSIVE BUT WORTH IT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    Salmon was amazing as was the salad with artichokes and peccorino cheese. Pricey but well worth it!
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    hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Italian took a cranky turn
    KettrocVIP
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    Toscana used to be one of my favorite neighborhood Italian restaurants, in a neighborhood filled with Italian restaurants. My teenager took me for my birthday the other night, and I was surprised how much it had changed. When we arrived, the maître d' told us he was going to seat us in the bar area (across the outdoor entryway). He didn't even offer the option of waiting for a table in the main restaurant. Our waiter could not have been less interested in serving us. To be fair, the pesto was still good, as was the artichoke salad, but the experience overall was lousy. I don't know what happened to the cheerful atmosphere and friendly waiters, but if they're still here they were nowhere near us.
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  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Had 9:30pm Reservations and arrived at 9:10. Place was packed and we were asked to have a few drinks at their bar until our table for 2 was ready. Bar area is pretty busy, and it was a Friday night, so not sure why there was only 1 bar tender working. At around 9:45 I asked how much longer we were to wait, and told just a bit longer. We weren't seated until 10:10, which is a rather long time to wait considering we had reservations. The food was excellent, great Italian food. Our waiter wasn't as attentive as we liked, and by the time we were seated it wasn't busy enough to justify his lack of service. Overall I would go back to Toscana, this review is mainly for the management to enhance the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Toscana
    David
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Excellent food, though a little pricey for what you get. Pasta portions moderate for the price. Salads overpriced. But the flavor was great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best dining experience EVER
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Toscana has been, and continues to be, my overall favorite restaurant. Ever. While I am not exquisitely world-traveled, my parents are, and they agree with my choice for favorite dining experience. From the food to the wine to the AMAZING staff and managerial team, it is top notch and is hard to beat. Incredible Italian food prepared about any way you want it combines with superb service makes for an unforgettable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 250.00 and not great
    WiniOOO
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    Food ok, not worth the price!! TINY TABLE FOR 4 PEOPLE!!!!
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  • Classic pasta beautifully prepared
    rhodeislandfan1
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Generous portions of terrific pasta -- whether red or wine-based sauces, pasta cooked al dente, and seafood is also excellent. warm friendly a bit loud but fun and gets a sophisticated, older crowd
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was a disaster!
    AlwayseatoutVIP
    Dined on 12/10/2013
    For the prices they charge, one would expect stellar service. I will say the food was great and lived up to my expectations. However, their service starting from the host all the way to the waiter and busboys was a complete disaster. The host's don't give a damn attitude, coupled with the rude and arrogant waiter just ruined our meal experience. Whenever we asked the waiter for something, he would grumble at us under his breath. When he would finally bring what we requested, he would practically throw it at us! He slammed the water cups so hard on the table that the water splashed on my friends shirt! I cannot believe the experience and I will never go back.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is a really Italian Not
    xandaccacheVIP
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    This is a really Italian Not like others that you cannot change your plate Great wine list Finally after 8 days here I found yhis restaurant
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic