Toscano Ristorante
Toscano Ristorante

Toscano Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.toscano-ristorante.com/
  • Phone: (609) 291-0291
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Zachary Melker
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer our unique culinary flair for your special catering needs. Present your family, friends, clients or colleagues with a tasteful experience in your home, office, a hall or our Farnsworth Avenue location. We offer a delicious selection of reasonably priced packages and menu choices that will surely please your guests and impress them with your decision to go beyond what they may normally expect at a catered function. Try Toscano"s catering services for your next affair. Off Premises - In House - Drop Offs - Pick Ups. Enjoy Toscano's at home tonight.

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a free public lot directly across the street. There is also on-street parking.
A word from Toscano Ristorante
We are located in Historic Bordentown, New Jersey.
Our mission is simple. To have our guests experience a taste of Italy in a friendly, clean, and comfortable setting. Our guests are welcome to enjoy cocktails or a glass of wine before and after their meal in our cozy bar area.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Toscano Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
97 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.8
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (73)fit for foodies (69)special occasion (67)romantic (36)notable wine list (23)good for groups (16)hot spot (10)great for lunch (9)kid-friendly (5)vibrant bar scene (5)late-night find (3)Show More
  • One of My Favorites
    NJJIMVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Great food and service. Daily specials are always delicious and interesting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is always great!
    dmaguire
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    My brother and I love the calamari and get it every time ! Great specials. I need the recipe to make it for Christmas for him. We took a family member out for her Birthday and had a great dinner. The only problem is the noise level. Could not hear the waitress over the noise and barely could talk across the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A gem!
    DLM1
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Fabulous food, perfect service, makes any occasion more special. And oh the pane Toscano! A true find tucked away in Bordentown. Wonderful sauces on every dish. Will become our go-to spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Dissapointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    We have been going to Toscano's ever since it took over the former restaurant and have never been disappointed. I've been there with just my wife and with parties as big as 18 and the food quality and service has always been perfect. The menu continues to evolve with more and more interesting choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Toscano Ristorante
    grannyK
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    This was our first time at Toscano's we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. I had made a reservation because I knew the restaurant was smaller than some others. We chose from the chef's Monday tastings menu, excellent choice, highly recommend for other first timers. The service was wonderful. After mentioning we were celebrating our anniversary the wait staff gave us a small bottle of champagne to help celebrate. Bordentown has several great restaurants and this one is at the top for an outstanding dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Linda
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Toscano's is gourmet food at its best. It is our go to place and special occasion place hands down. It IS NOT just another Italian restaurant. The food is EXTRAORDINARY, and the service staff is always friendly and knowledgeable. No joke ! Chicken toscano and root beer glazed pork chop are amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    had a great time with friends sat.night. drinks, food and service...the best. will return and recommend to all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • never disappointed!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    my wife and I love eating at the bar and enjoying the excellent food and service in a relaxed and romantic environment; we are foodies and eat out all the time and this is one of our favorites we always come back to:) we also have used their catering service several times and it's excellent as well; the Toscano cuisine to go:)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great "Special" Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Definitely an over-the-top place. This is our go-to place when we're celebrating something and the 4 birthday birthday celebrants enjoyed it immensely!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great all around
    Tugclipper
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Dinner at Toscano was fantastic. The only difficulty was making a choice form the diverse menu!Starters were gnocchi in a beef gravy,light and flavorful, and meatballs three ways, also good but slightly salt heavy.Cod with mussels and clams on a bed of escarole and white beans was delish. Hubby had salmon with truffle mash and asparagus. Both were perfectly cooked. Desserts,an Italian style custard topped with fresh berries, YUMMO!. Bread pudding, flavorful but a tad dry. Perfect martinis, house pinot grigio and sauvignon blanc topped a delicious meal perfectly. Top notch attentive service and a complimentary mini champagne made our anniversary meal delightful. Toscano continues to be a favorite in Bordentown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    The tasting menu on Monday and Tuesday nights continues to be a fantastic value and excellent food choices. I have never been disappointed at this restaurant. One choice is even more delicious than the next.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New just ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I've never had just an ok meal there. It's always excellent!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food vs service
    ginge
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The food was great, the service was slow..especially for lunchtime
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Consistent
    GreenVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    This was our third trip there and everything from food (especially) to service, environment and and drinks were excellent. The food tastes are amazing, with each dish having it's own characteristic. I had a butternut squash ravioli in a sage, butter, oil sauce that was unbelievable. Looking forward to returning soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great meal
    mygirlsnightout
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Nice menu for all palates. They even let me order off menu and it was no problem at all. Definitely a place to return regularly
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always fantastic!
    itsafarm
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This is a can't be missed restaurant in Bordentown, NJ. We come here for most child-free special occasions and have never been disappointed. My husband usually gets the root beer glazed porkchop, and I generally get one of the seafood dishes. Always perfection!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Great
    youcangetsu
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Chef Zack never disappoints, food is ALWAYS WONDERFUL!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Dinner
    agottsha
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    After searching OpenTable for a local restaurant to enjoy a night out for my birthday with some family, I came across Toscano Ristorante. There were 75 positive reviews and recommendations in the past 4 months, something that seemed to good to be true, but I had to experience for myself. After a wonderful dining experience I am happy to also write a positive review and would highly recommend this restaurant. The menu was suited for all tastes and offered some very unique creations and pairings. The servers were friendly and did a great job at being appropriately attentive to our table. We spent just under 2 hours on a Friday and did not feel rushed. I will definitely be dining here again in the future!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Two great visits
    GreenVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This is the second time I've been there with friends and both times were outstanding in terms of food, service, and environment. The service staff was exceptional both times. I often share entrees and staff did this was easily and professionally. Looking forward to a return visit. It's also a 25 minute ride for me to get there but well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Best!
    BucksLadyVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    I've been to Toscano's many times. Had lunch this time with best girlfriends. Food always excellent. Loved our waiter Rubin who was extremely attentive and professional. This is one of the best Italian and just best restaurant in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Always great food and great service. We enjoy getting out and this is our first choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Live2eat
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Our evening there was outstanding as always! From the time we entered the door and were greeted by John we were treated friendly and with an attitude that anything we needed to accommodate us they would do. Our server and all that assisted her treated us with kindness and were professional in every way. The food was plentiful, numerous regarding selections and the flavors were the best ever!! Our Compliments to the chef and to the entire staff of Toscano's on a well run restaurant. We highly recommend your establishment to everyone!! This will definitely eat there again SOON!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food, watch the musssels
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    our waitress, donna was very polite and professional. i ordered cod with mussels and clams. however , when i bit into one of the mussels i bit on what felt likie a rock. donna went to the kitchen and explained that it was a "female" mussel (a small mussel in a large mussel.) i thought maybe the manager or owner would come over and offer dessert complimenatry (but i don't think they were informed.) also, the expresso had grains at the bottom of the cup (had to be the end of the pot.) other than that, our experience was very good and i will go back.(we did get two glasses of champagne to celebrate our anniversary which was free.)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The gem of SoTre(South of Trenton)
    LucianoVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Really a very tasty experience. I always anticipate and receive an especially good meal; flavorful, fairly priced, good service. Can be noisy but not overbearing. The challenge on a Saturday is parking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We have eaten here many times and we're never disappointed, Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • toscanos
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    this was our first time here. we had reservations for 5:30. we were curious about our dining time and were told that there was a 7:00 reservation booked for our table. we usually spend at least 2 hours enjoying our meal. we felt we were being rushed the entire time, as well as being watched by the hostess. i'm curious if when you eat at the bar, is there a limited time you are allowed there as well?? food was delicious
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Time
    pureputt
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    On our last visit to Toscano's everything was excellent from the food to the service. This wasn't our first time and it won't be the last.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    As usual, a wonderful dining experience. Extensive menu (love the hand held machines the wait staff uses - asked them if they could get the ball scores). Great presentation and delicious food in all courses. Very attentive wait staff. A place we will return to for special occasions
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Betty
    Betty
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Always such a wonderful experience at Toscano's, love the food, service, all is amazing!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • cruiser22
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food and service were excellent. The noise level was absolutely horrible! Never go on a weekend. Went to celebrate our anniversary and couldn't even talk to each other. Management was not cooperative. Looked like he didn't care.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always fantastic!
    Rivgirl
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    There are not enough words to express how wonderful this restaurant is.....Toscano's in Bordentown is a gem. The static menu is fantastic, but if you are a true foodie....live a little. Order the specials. You will not be disappointed. Their aged steak.....absolutely incredible. In top 5 of my all time favorite places to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!
    Tracy
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Ron and I frequent Toscano's for late night drinks and dinner weekly. This night was special as our son was graduating Penn State so we invited our Mom's to dinner on Sunday. The service and ambience was terrific. We ordered their 30 day aged porterhouse steak, their eggplant stuffed ravioli with veal, and other plates to share. The steak was incredible as I never tasted anything like that in my life -- highly recommend. The chef is just terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent, must go again.
    2Occasionalfoodies
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    From the past with duck special that we had in an appetizer portion to my NY Strip and my wife's scallops over mushroom risotto, the entire meal was fantastic. Definitely going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This was not our first time dining at Toscano's and I have yet to be disappointed. Our party of 8, to the person, raved about the food and the service. I had the dry aged sirloin and it came out sliced off the bone and done to the perfect medium rare temperature. Our waiter was knowledgeable and attentive but not hovering. Looking forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    James
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Awesome food! The place has a nice small but upscale feel and dim lighting to set a nice comfortable atmosphere. The food is second to none, probably the best Italian dishes I have ever had. Eggplant Rollantine appetizer was great followed with Veal Parm dinner that was awesome. My three dining partners loved there meals as well. The service was great and Todd took good care of us. The owner seated us 30 minutes ahead of our reservation which was very much appreciated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 62 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 352 reviews are from the Toscano Ristorante reviews archive.
  • Betty
    Betty
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Always love everything about Toscano's, there is no other restaurant like this one in the area. We love it there! The food, service so wonderful everytime we go. Thank-you and don't change a thing!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time.
    NJFishHawk
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Special Sunday family style menu. Salad for two was enough for three or even four. Same thing for our appetizers and pasta dishes. Main dishes were very good. Can highly recommend this establishment.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always dependable
    rsaspecs
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Food quality and presentation is always at a level that is above the areas other restaurants. Would recommend for anyone.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderfully consistent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We have been to Toscano's the last four or five years in a row for a birthday dinner, and it has never proven us wrong. The food is absolutely delicious; four of us order differently every time, and each of us have been thoroughly thrilled with our choice. Service is top-notch, attentive but not overly so, and we've never felt rushed. Each year when we are deciding where to go, we end up back at Toscano's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    honeybee
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We were celebrating my sister's birthday. She selected Toscano's and we were not disappointed. Everything was wonderful. We were greeted by Reuben who welcomed us with his usual "happy to see you" smile. Our waitress was efficient and knowledgeable. The food was excellent. My sister had the veal. She raved about it. Took some home and raved about it again. I have been to this restaurant several times and the meal has always been top-notch. I would recommend it highly.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.