Toscanova - Calabasas

Toscanova - Calabasas

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Toscanova - Calabasas reviews from OpenTable diners
92 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (70)neighborhood gem (45)special occasion (33)good for groups (31)fit for foodies (28)great for lunch (24)romantic (16)notable wine list (15)late-night find (8)hot spot (8)vibrant bar scene (8)kid-friendly (7)great for brunch (5)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Great service, average food
    bzbinTO
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The specials sounded amazing and the pasta dish was, halibut not so much (bland and dry). Host wasn't very welcoming, but server was excellent.
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  • Great dinner
    RoscoeVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Had a really good dinner. The lamb osso buco is delicious! The pastas are also very good. We come here often and it never disappoints. Lauren was our server and she was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too loud
    likesgoodfood
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The food was good as was the service. However the noise level was so horrible that the only way I will consider returning is during warm weather for patio dining
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Once again
    PastaLoverVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Once again my husband and I enjoyed dining at Toscanova. Food, ambiance, wine and service are always wonderful. We'll eturn again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant with great service
    localspot
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    My wife and I have dined here before since it is a neighborhood restaurant. The food it great and this time the service was especially good. I think the restaurant has stepped up its game in terms of good service from the time you walk in the door.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    Aaaaaa
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Food was outstanding. We had two great antipastos. Dinner was a venison filet and huge veal chop. Both perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My fave local spot
    ShaedaVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Delicious food, fabulous service and one of the best local spots.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 10/4/14 Dinner
    moronVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Last minute choice for dinner after a friend had recommended it as a good place to dine. We were not disappointed. Food and service were great. Plenty of room for small groups, but is open enough so you're not crowded next to some other group. We'll be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable.
    jilly
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We had an early reservation, 5:45, on a Sunday. The restaurant did not get busy until later in the evening. The food was great. The server was very attentive although when the restaurant got busier it was a little more challenging to get his attention. The decor is beautiful and all together it was a lovely evening.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • vegetarian choices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Food not prepared to satisfaction in spite of requesting the waitress to prepare as needed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • meee
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    It was a great atmosphere for a first date service was prompt and friendly overall made for a very enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Less than hoped for
    lawcat
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was good and variety is good; bar looks nice. Noise level is unbearable! No effort to reduce sound so it's difficult to hear others in a party of 5. Conversation became 2 of us talking on one side of the table and 3 on the other side because it was impossible to hear people on the other side of the table. Too much ambient noise. Service OK once we were seated but the hostess first took us to a table occupied by people not in our party. She insisted it was under our name. It was not. We were eventually seated with the rest of our party but the hostess didn't bother to apologize. She also had bright pink hair which is not in keeping with a fine dining establishment; it diminished the overall look of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A fun celebration
    Sharyn
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    A great patio and attentive and friendly staff. We had a fun family celebration. Food was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable
    healthy1VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was our first time at this restaurant. We asked for an outside table, and they said we would have to wait in the bar and they would call us. Instead, we waited by the desk, and they found us a table within 2 minutes, knowing we weren't going to purchase a drink. outside they had at least 4-5 tables open. I had the special lobster pasta and would not order it again. Tiny bits of lobster that could have been anything fishy. My husband enjoyed his pasta dinner. The Caesar salad was good and not overly dressed. We brought wine, and their corkage fee is $20.00. A little high for the area, but not unreasonable. The noise level was moderate, but only because we were outside. Inside, it was very loud! We'll go back though again!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noisy
    Artfan
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We were seated inside in a corner with a large loud group beside us. When conversation became impossible, we were seated outside right outside of the open door to the noisy interior. Husband's pasta was undercooked. My dinner was great (white fish and asparagus). We are locals but have been kept away by the acoustics!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Accomodating and Gluten Free!
    FoodieAtHeart
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    They were extremely accommodating to our large party. Additionally, the had gluten free pasta, which I was extremely impressed by, and which tasted amazing!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly recommend
    LocalFoodie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I go to Toscanova every time I can for business meetings as I can always depend on their attention to needs, detail, good food and accommodating seating whenever they can! Love the outdoor firepit in the evenings for wine and appetizers and/or coffee after dinner. A delight!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time
    uclarms
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Fantastic food-nice location-sevice was terrible. Had to wait at least 30 minutes after finishing our salad. Had to get up to talk to manager. Waiter never came by for over 30 minutes. Place not that busy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Food, service and all was good! Thursday nights the Commons has music outside which added to the very nice evening meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ambiance slightly better than food.
    Flowride
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Let me start by saying that I was raised in an Italian American household, so I might be a bit more discerning than others when dining Italian. I started off with a mozzarella caprese appetizer, which was quite good. Following, I had the gnocchi. While palatable, for certain, it was slightly bland. I'm not a huge fan of an abundant amount of sauce, but there was very little presented with the dish. Also, the pasta itself came to life only after asking for Parmesan cheese to accentuate it. After growing up in a city where amazing $5 spaghetti dinners at the local curch were the norm, paying nearly $20 for average pasta is a bit of a let down. Spice...add a little and your meal will come to life.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Very good service and food all around. Always consistently good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Toscanova Calabasas
    calabasasfoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We experienced a lovely dinner with friends while enjoying outdoor dining during a warm summer eve. Service was a bit slow but the restaurant was quite busy. This is the second time we have here...the first time was not a good experience....service and food not up to par so I'm glad we gave it a second chance. I had a veal chop and had part of it bagged up to take home and then I forgot to take the bag. I was back in 10 minutes but they had already thrown it in the garbage. They could have saved it for at least 20 minutes before tossing it. I was looking forward to finishing it the next day....as it was quite expensive! Our server was looking for it but the manager could care less.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a great restaurant!
    YasmineVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Service was amazing...you feel like you just took a trip to Italy. Food was excellent & the outdoor patio is charming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Came for an easy casual dinner. At first, the service was acceptable. Unfortunately, it took a REALLY LONG time to get our food; just two entrees. I will say, once our server and management realized our food was talking a long time to arrive, they were apologetic and handled the situation effectively. The food came out hot, tasted good, but wasn't anything stellar. We'll give it another try, but not rushing back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food - Service a bit slow
    AuntieJeanie
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The food was good - we took recommendations from the waiter. They forgot my dinner salad and it took 10 or 15 min to get it to the table! We were sat in a crowded area in the center while there were open seats in less crowded area. The octopus appetizer was excellent. The service was fair to good, just a bit slow.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 67 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 220 reviews are from the Toscanova - Calabasas reviews archive.
  • Good experience
    JasonVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Toscanova was a good dining experience. The only thing we didn't care for was the Gnocchi, too dry. Otherwise the service was great and so were the short ribs!
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    neighborhood gem
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  • simple Italian food at its finest
    foodgeek
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My experience at Toscanova was positively outstanding. we arrived 10 minutes before our reservation and the table was ready. Service was fantastic. My server spotted me looking around the patio (I was just looking around) and he promptly ran over to our table to see if I needed anything. Bread and olive oil that is so good it's probably cold press is included, and they don't charge for bread, so go nuts on it. We got the salmon carpaccio, cold cuts (prosccuito, sopressata, and coppa,) mixed mushroom pizza, linguini with clams and zucchini, chocolate souffle, and late's. The food is simple, and delicious. If you're looking for avante garde stuff, go somewhere else. If you want perfect, simple, soulful Italian food, come here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MM25VIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We go to Toscanova a list 2 to 3 times a month . Food is authentic italian as you can get. Atmosher is great, service is very good. I strongly recommend this restaurant. .
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Service was awful. When we mentioned something about the delay, the waiter callously said "We're busy." How embarrassing, as we were there for a business lunch meeting. Most likely we will not return.
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  • Nice birthday lunch
    Eastsidegirl
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    My friend and I met here for lunch for our birthdays. We enjoyed our omelet and salad and found the service attentive. They even brought us a nice complimentary tiramasu for bday dessert.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food & atmosphere
    Intersells
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Sat on the patio for brunch shielded by the trees. Excellent food and service and the grand kids did not fidget much.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great outdoor dinning
    Agem
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    good food, good service and very nice setting outdoor
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food & ambiance!
    Kayla520VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Had a lovely time with my group. Good food & ambiance. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable restaurant
    Psych
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Good food. Ordered the same dish the second time I dined there, and it was just as good as the first time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Barbara
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The food was great, restaurant is really pretty, love the patio, but the noise level too loud.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    TCoupe
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Really wonderful pasta dishes. But it's extra $ for anchovies on a Ceasar Salad? Really? What's the definition of a Ceasar Salad? Pretty basic really. So what if most Angelinos don't care for them, they should be there. (My 2¢)
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  • PASTA SAUCES WERE OUTSTANDING!
    Ladyhawke
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Not the first time here but the first time sitting outside and first time ordering pasta. The mushroom medley was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • would not recommend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    food was just OK. service was nice but the space was noisy and our table was in the middle of a bunch of other people... uncomfortable. the food was mediocre. not somewhere i want to go again... not for the price.
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  • boiterous and lively
    rogerH
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Nice family-style casual italian venue. Waiter had authentic Italian accent. Great food, reasonable prices, not too fancy. Plenty of outside seating, weather permitting. Typically loud lively experience.
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Big diappintment
    luv2trynewplaces
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    I asked for the sea bass and instead was given the white fish. I told the waiter that I know what sea bass tastes like and what I had was definitely not sea bass. He kept insisting it was. The fish was over cooked. It took forever to get our food. The waiter was nice and polite but not very attentive despite the fact that they were not that busy.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic