Toscana's Ristorante
Toscana's Ristorante

Toscana's Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.toscanaspeabody.com/
  • Phone: 9785350731x1
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Wine
  • Catering: Full service catering available. Corporate and residential available 7 days a week with FREE DELIVERY!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lowell Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Enjoy the convenience of a large private parking lot just for Toscana's customers. If you pull in and see a lot of cars, don't worry, we have plenty of tables to accomodate your party!
A word from Toscana's Ristorante
Our philosophy is: Always Fresh, Never Frozen... to never cut corners and always do things the old school Italian way. All sauces, dressings, ravioli and desserts are made from scratch, daily. You can be sure that anything you eat today, was prepared today.
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Toscana's Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
50 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (33)good for groups (20)special occasion (19)fit for foodies (18)romantic (14)vibrant bar scene (8)hot spot (7)great for lunch (6)kid-friendly (4)notable wine list (3)late-night find (3)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Salad verde and risotto were yummy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We enjoyed toscanas. Food was good. Two things...my husband thought portion could be slightly larger. My portion of risotto was perfect did not finish it actually. He had a seafood dish and said he was still hungry. We had a small incident regarding our children. Menu states kids meals are $8.99 and include a drink. We were charged for adult portions I believe although my daughters chic parm was certainly not an adult portion. Think 14.99 for her and 12.49 for my other daughters spaghetti and meatballs. The waiter whom was awesome throughout our service fixed it but looked a bit annoyed. There was a young man (possibly manager) speaking to the diners. He was very pleasant and we enjoyed speaking to him. Very kind and nice man!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs work
    OTfanaticVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We just wanted a light meal after a day of traveling. My ravioli were very good. The chicken minestrone had very little flavor and the chicken was dried out. Two green salads were wilted. The bruschetta looked good but the pink tomatoes shouldn't have been on the menu. Only one of the four of us enjoyed the meal.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cheryl
    cc01915
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Everything from Cocktails, Appetizer, main course, right thru Dessert, was excellent. The serves was the Best also. I would definitely return to the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely meal
    hpycamper
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food is always delicious. Haven't had anything I didn't like yet. It's our go-to place for most our nights out.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • experiencedVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We knew, when we entered the dimly lit parking lot, that this might not be a top choice - there were no cars outside. Menu was limited - an Italian restaurant that did not make garlic bread should have been the final tip-off. Veal was frozen cutlets and I suspect that the sauce was store bought. Beware of this hidden wreck!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a great surprise!
    joyjoy
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I needed a restaurant that would take reservations on a Saturday. Went through open table and found Toscano. Food was incredible and the prices so reasonable it certainly exceeded my expectations. No room for dessert which certainly says so etching about quality and quantity. I NEVER write reviews, and this restaurant with such a fine, I need to tell him
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great restaurant!
    Care1712
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food is delicious and our waitress, Christine, who we always try to get, is outstanding. The noise level is a bit extreme, very hard to hear what your company is saying but once a few tables leave it isn't so bad. I think they tried to put up noise canceling panels on the walls, but it doesn't work. Besides the noise, this place is fantastic. Amazing food, the drinks are awesome and the service is outstanding. One thing though, they could add some non seafood dishes to the specials, I do not like seafood and their specials (always have 3 entree specials) are always a seafood dish.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We will be back!
    Redsoxfan1964VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great food and service. The noise level can get up there but it is worth it. Wonderful resturant with great service, friendly staff and the owners are on site as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delighted2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This is a great place to eat a Traditional Italian meal that is well prepared. The service is what makes this experience great! Our server was attentive to us and her other customers in the same room. I had several special diet requests. The Balsamic Vinegar Reduction was heaven on my tongue! I recommend this restaurant as a great place to have a meal before going to the North Shore Music Theatre, which is near by. We plan on returning here many times.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FANTASTIC ATMOSPHERE AND FOOD
    BACKNINE
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    ALL MEALS ARE MADE TO ORDER. EXPECT A WAIT AFTER YOU ORDER YOUR ENTREE.....WHEN YOUR PLATE IS SET IN FRONT OF YOU YOUR FOOD IS HOT AND DELICIOUS. WELL WORTH THE WAIT.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice restaurant
    Nick
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Overall nice experience, with good prices, delicious dishes, well presented and generous portions. Waiters were very attentive without frequent interrupts. The only problem was the vey high noise level coming by a disco dance that took place Friday night
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good
    DannyVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Very good place my friends and I came across on a Saturday night at the last minute. It wasn't too crowded for it being a Saturday night but the food was amazing and the service could not have been better. Would definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Yummies
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Went here for my birthday with my family and everything was great. Our waiter was attentive and the calamari was cooked perfectly.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something wrong with fresh pasta...
    TakoyakiVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Services were fine and pasta sauses were good tasting, but there was something wrong with fresh pasta. They might have rushed too much and used too much flour to make fresh pasta?? Fresh pasta tasted like flour. If pasta is not good, all meals will be ruined.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Vongole
    petepaulineVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The best Clams Vongole! Enjoyed the music of Tom Sheehan.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good neighborhood find
    Mikey
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Good food for a reasonable price. The service has always been very good and the food as good as one would expect even comparing those in the North end.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    When we first arrived, the waitress came over quickly with our water. We asked for a few minutes to look over the menu. Then we waited and waited for about 15 minutes. Finally, we flagged down somebody to get our waitress. She took our order and we were told the bread was in the oven & they will bring it out as soon as it was ready. About 10 min. later, the bread arrived, cold. I had send my meal back because I asked for the veal picatta, but was given chicken. There was a large party in the room we were in. They were having a grand boisterous time. We have been to Toscana a couple of times before and we always had great food and great service. Definitely an off night for them all around.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Revisit for sure!!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Had the pleasure of dining there Friday night. The food was delicious, delicious. Chilean Sea Bass was outstanding and the veal was extremely tender and plentiful. Will definitely return. Ended the night with fantastic entertainment. Great night out and very reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went in with open mind.
    KatieF
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    My husband and I love trying new things, but this won't be happening again. The noise level was incredible, and I actually left there with a headache. Our waiter was very nice, but we couldn't understand him with his deep accent and noise level. Our food was nothing exceptional. We were very disappointed. If you decide to go to this restaurant, try to get a table in the bar area, it was much quieter!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go again anytime
    JCdine
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Great place for fresh pasta excellent sauce and martinis,staff so friendly would like better decor looks so outdated.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian Food on North Shore
    hpycamper
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We love this restaurant so much it's the place we return to time after time. We have tried other restaurants but nothing so far has come close to Toscana's. It is easy to get to, the food is always fresh, and the service is always friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, Great Service & Great $
    HappyVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    This is a North End resturant in Peabody. Skip the drive, and get the same great food as if you were on Hanover St. The service might even be better than the North End. Pizza is Very good as well!!!! Low cost bar menu and great drinks.....I would say Toscana's is a must try!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden Treasure!
    KLMac
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Great food, reasonably priced. Wine list by the glass limited but the house wine was very good. Service was attentive. Plan to take our friends back this week and looking forward to it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not especially impressed
    lovetotrynew
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Had a drink at the Bar--nice & friendly staff --female bar tender -very personable --- Waiter- middle age man/ very hard to understanding him / not friendly at all / one meal was sent back and taken off the bill-it was the Carbonara --very oily--pile of oil just sitting in the bowl- meals were basic / veal parm -basic-chicken parm-basic . Restaurant was very highly recommended --not impressed for the price ----------homemade fusilli--not sure that is true ?
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I can not say 1 thing bad!!!
    HappyVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    I always enjoy Toscana's. We were celebrating my mothers birthday. Service was great. Food even better. A++++. Thursday nights have live music now and a discounted bar menu. This place keeps getting better
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 48 reviews are from the Toscana's Ristorante reviews archive.
  • 🍝🍸🍷
    Weekendiners
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Went to Toscana's on a whim. Parking was tough if you did not want to valet park, and the waiting area is real small. Our wait was about 1/2 hour after our reservations which was not so bad but what would of made it better is if we could of got to the bar which was crowded. We waited about another 1/2 hour before anyone acknowledged us and it happened to be I think the manager who took our drink order. (Still waiting for waitress and bread) they said the kitchen was backed up and it was going to be a little slow while they catch up! Now that is not my problem and when you go out to a restaurant you expect timely service. Food was good and it's worth a try, I would go back again!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ALWAYS YUMMY!
    yummygoosey
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    the calamari appetizer is incredible- perfectly cooked- not chewy! the pork chop was a generous serving, salmon dish was delish. seafood tortellini was a small portion for the price- better choice for a smaller appetite.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food.
    joef
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Best fried calamari I have had. Delicious artichoke appetizer, wanted more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food... a bit over priced.
    dcmjnkk
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Service was marginal at best. Waiter not very attentive. Often we sat with empty drinks for 10-15 minutes. Noise... very loud in the entire restaurant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Family Oriented
    TenaftertenVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The beefsteak entree was good. My ladies eggplant was decidedly average. The kemp cello martini was as advertised. Limited citron vodka choices which would limit my interest to return. All in all, it was average
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LizzyLuu
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed the bar atmosphere. Very friendly, fun, and the bartenders were very engaging. Made the experience very enjoyable. Oh yeah and the food was really good too. Can't wait to come back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dinner
    RM1867
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Toscana's. The food was very good and the waitress was exceptional. We'll definitely visit again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So-So experience
    FoodLover
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Very noisy and asked for table in other room. Told that all were reserved. Many still unused when we left. Charged for items offered by waiter that were not identified as upcharge. Charged for premium wine when ordered house. Waiter did not tell us what specials were. Desserts seemed to be commercial offering ... not great. Would not go again. Entrees were actually quite good.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First Time
    Pl8umpire
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We had read many of the reviews posted via OPEN TABLE and while almost all were either 4 or 5 stars, we were concerned to see a few low ratings. That being said, our first time at Toscana's was very enjoyable. Our server, AJ, went out of his way to accommodate our every need. The food was great! I ordered the pasta Bolognese which was done al dente- PERFECT!! My wife enjoyed the Salmon entree. The wine list was the only negative. I would grade it at B-. I started with a NZ sauvignon blanc which was underwhelming. I then asked AJ to suggest a pairing for my entree. His pinot noir choice wasn't satisfactory, but I bit the bullet. We were too full for dessert. All in all, not a bad first time at Toscana's
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best pasta dish I've had in years
    Vra224
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Great food! Kid friendly. A little loud but otherwise very good
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food at this very
    bladeguy65
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Outstanding food at this very good restaurant a bit off the beaten path.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Favorite Restaurant
    Italysbest
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    This restaurant comes highly recommended. I recommend it to everyone and take guests whenever I can. Great food, great service, and good company awaits at Toscanas. Reservations are suggested on weekends. Food and service are great and always consistent. The specials are never a disappointment.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Toscana's delicious meals!
    Lisamc99
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    4 of us went to Toscana's for my Bday get together and everything was delicious. The wine (chardonnay and Pinot Grigeo) were fantastic. We had the bruscetta app with 2 of us ordering Chicken Saltimbocca and the others got Veal Saltimbocca and Braised Haddock .... so good! I would definately go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great Italian food ! the veal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    great Italian food ! the veal dishes are excellent!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great little neighborhood place
    mimiof5
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We have dined here many times. Good food and atmosphere
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate