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Toscana Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.toscanabrentwood.com
  • Phone: (310) 820-2448
  • 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) 820-2448

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Darlington Avenue
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Toscana
Diners are pampered in style at this elegant Brentwood Italian restaurant.
Beaded lampshades and a copper-framed pizza oven cast a warm glow, and the air rings with the buzz of business deals and murmurs of romance. Despite an affluent, high-tipping clientele, the atmosphere remains low-key. Highly efficient servers gesticulate wildly while listing specialties in heavy Italian accents. Menu items include bocconcini salad with burrata, salmon carpaccio; spinach-ricotta ravioli in pomodoro sauce; and grilled branzino with spinach and potatoes. Dessert features classics like tiramisu and chocolate-covered strawberries.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Toscana wins on all levels; great food, great service, lively ambience and it is fun!!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Never a bad experience. Max is one of the best servers in the industry!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Salmon was amazing as was the salad with artichokes and peccorino cheese. Pricey but well worth it!"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Food ok, not worth the price!! TINY TABLE FOR 4 PEOPLE!!!!"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "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"
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "I will not go back. Lousy service and way overpriced."
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "Came from the OC to eat here. Was VERY good but I'm not sure it is a destination place to drive that far. If I lived closer, I would definitely frequent this place more often. It has a great buzz to it and the food and people watching are very good. The service was very good as well!"
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "I really recommend the shrimp with white beans and the grilled calamari. The Branzino special was delicious, too. The chicken paillard was a litle on the dry side... stick to the roasted half chicken if you are in the mood."
    Dined on 10/14/2013