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Trattoria Tosca
Trattoria Tosca

Trattoria Tosca Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.trattoriatosca.com
  • Phone: (612) 924-1900
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Ian Gray
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The restaurant can be rented out for a set price.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Beard Ave.
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Street parking is available and also a private lot across the street.
A word from Trattoria Tosca
A warm, relaxed, neighborhood bistro with a unique and frequently changing menu that features a new take on Italian food.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Great food and very friendly wait staff. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We decided to try Tosca when a sudden "date night" opportunity presented itself on Sunday evening. I booked through Open Table, although just walking in would have worked as well, since at 6:15, 90% of the tables were empty. It's a tastefully decorated place, with fun music playing, and our experience will bring us back again. My husband ordered the Sunday Supper, a 3 course prix fixe menu with a $20 bottle of wine. Salmon, risotto, and panna cotta. He said it was the first restaurant risotto that's ever been worth ordering. I had house made pasta with sausage and broccoli and a beet salad. Everything was delicious and well timed. The server was perhaps a bit too anxious to move us along, but pleasant."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Great food combinations and presentation. We also really appreciated that they are a dog friendly restaurant, which is how we found out about them initially."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Excellent food and service, always wonder why there are such few diners at this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The service was alright but the food was not good at all. The menus needs to be revamped and a chef needs to be brought on board."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "My wife and I tried Trattoria Tosca for the first time recently. The food was great and the service was excellent. It was nice to have a waiter that genuinely seemed to care about how we liked our food. She did an excellent job - and the food was great! The meal was priced pretty fairly - appetizer, pasta, dessert and a bottle of wine for about $100. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We ate outdoors on a beautiful spring evening. The out door tables are great, but the food was average. It seemed overpriced."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Our meal was perhaps one of the best we have tasted. The flavors and presentation were excellent....just delightful. Our friends who are very discerning were very impressed and would like to eat there again. The menu is not extensive, but had just the right choices for everyone. However, too many hard surfaces made any kind of conversation very difficult as the evening went on..incredibly loud. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We've eaten here twice and everything we've ordered has been amazing. Request a table by the window or front of the restaurant. The tables in back are very close to each other and they seated another couple right next to us even though there were several empty tables. Go next door to the Turtle Bread Company and pick out dessert (to go or eat in) - they'll put it on your bill in the restaurant."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "All around good experience. We were two couples. Each ordered a salad to split and the server brought each salad split on two plates with a beautiful presentation. I had the scallops which were nice sized and served with fingerling potatoes and crispy not wilted brussel sprout and cauliflower - nice and hot, not lukewarm. The servers were very attentive but not intrusive, letting their actions speak for their professionalism."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "This is such a good restaurant, I don't know why I don't come here more often. On a Saturday night with two friends, we were seated at a comfortable secluded table in the back of the dining room. It was quiet enough to allow for great conversation. We had privacy but did not feel separated from the other diners (and were able to spot another friend when he was seated nearby). The food is fabulous. The house made pasta is excellent, and the entrées are creative and delicious. The wine list offers a lot of variety without being overwhelmingly large; also many reasonably priced bottles of great wine. On this particular visit, our only quibble was the dessert list - not very appealing."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "while the food was really good, some of the worst service I have had in a long time."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "What a great little neighborhood gem. Good food. Super generious portions. We were surprised that it was so quiet and there weren't that many tables/guests. Our server was pleasant and attentive - even overly so - but we think it because she didn't have enough tables to keep her busy and hopping! We'd go back in a heartbeat."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Other than a couple of salads on the bland side and an too-done exterior to the short ribs, the food and service were good. Great atmosphere in a neighborhood location."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This was my first time there. I read previous Open Table reviews and decided to give it a try - and very glad I did. While the menu is a bit limited, it offered enough for both a vegetarian and carnivore to choose from. The service was friendly, knowledgable, and efficient. Food was well prepared, flavorful, aromatic, and a nice portion size. Will be back soon!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great restaurant. Booked it based on reviews and menu on Open Table and wasn't disappointed. Will definitely go again. Home made pasta was rustic and tasty."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Food was bland and average, wait staff was loud and too fast paced for our evening. Wait staff kept trying to clear plates and glasses we were not finished with"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "On Feb 3, I made reservations using OpenTable for Feb. 14. I wanted a 7pm table. OpenTable reported that the closest time available was 5:30pm. So I booked it. There were lots of open tables all the time we were there. We stayed until approx. 6:45pm. There was no line as we left. I feel that there was openings at 7pm. Why did OpenTable report that there were no opening?"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We enjoyed our Salmon and red wine. Thanks for being a welcoming place. Love the bread"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Came here for Valentines Day and had never been here before. The food was fantastic, the atmosphere was perfect, we'll likely be back. If you're looking for a date night spot, this is for you. Would absolutely recommend to others."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Had a superb dinner at Trattoria Tosca, service was fine. Tues night was NOT crowded, different from the crowds that are usually teeming Thurs thru Sat."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "I've had some really good meals at Tosca. The sides are so good that I usually don't even order an entree, and they're a good size for sharing. My one complaint is that there's nothing "soft" in the restaurant to absorb sound and it can get loud when it's full and all those noises are bouncing off the hard surfaces. Maybe it's because I'm getting old but I really don't enjoy having to work so hard to hear and be heard when I'm trying to catch up with friends."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The food was good, the ambiance could be enhanced, the waitress was more concerned about how she looked than being a good waitress."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "mussel were sandy. brussel sprouts were good. the gnocchi was not particularly good,"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We arrived early in the evening and enjoyed a glass of wine and conversation. The salad presentations were beautiful and the salads were delightfully fresh. The home-made pasta balanced the hearty pasta sauce and the chocolate mousse was the perfect ending to our meal. I highly recommend not being seated near the center as the noise level increased significantly throughout the evening as more diners arrived. Overall, I consider this restaurant a neighborhood gem."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Everything was great in terms of food and service -- but, one of staff requires some training in interaction with clients."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "Gnocci was cold....beef ribs were very good and the risotto was also quite good. May give it a second chance...."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Small and unassuming. Great food. Very reminisicent of Italy."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We have been here before but not recently and now wish we had not waited so long. Normally, I have the wonderful pasta dishes but I am now gluten-free so tried one of the other entrees. The short rib and husband had the chicken cacciatore and both were wonderful dishes, another thing we wish we had tried before. The service was very good and the noise level was just right for a cozy winter dinner - great experience, will be back soon."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Can't beat homemade pasta. The scallop bruschetta was delicious!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Experienced Trattoria Tosca for the first time for my birthday this past Sunday. While we knew it wouldn't be too busy, at the time we arrived there was only one table. Good for us! Food was great! Will try again in the Summer."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "The menu is small, but has very different selections. So, if you want to try something different, then give this restaurant a try. The wait staff is very nice and accommodating."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "We loved our experience here. Some of the finest Italian food we've had in the twin cities. (And we've made our way through most). The wine list was outstanding. They also handled a special request without batting an eye. 9.5/10"
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "A wonderful selection of appetizers, several tempting pasta choices, and, sadly, no room for dessert after our delicious meal! Looking forward to returning soon. The dining area has flexible seating capabilities, so groups of 8 to 10 could be easily accommodated."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "I thought the food was average. Good pasta but nothing remarkable. Same with the salads. The service was blah. The wait staff was not really engaged; didn't smile or attempt to make conversation. We had to ask for water refills. And when the food came out, they had no idea of who was getting what. The stand-out dish of the night was the braised short ribs. they were delicious."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "This is the 2nd time we've been here. 1st time, we sat outside on their deck.. This restaurant is a hidden gem. The food is amazing and the service and ambiance are friendly and quaint. Whether your looking for a place to take a date, dine and catch up among friends or have a quiet night out, this is the place to come enjoy a fabulous glass of wine and fresh tasting dishes."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Went on a Saturday night in a group of 7 including 4 kids between ages 9-11. Located in a really quaint neighborhood just west of Lake Harriet. Surprised that at 7:15pm the place wasn't that busy and that it was as easy as it was to get an Open Table time during Saturday peak dining hour. About 2/3 full, but accoustics made it appear more full. Breads from the adjacent, and I understand affiliated, bread bakery were excellent. Food was very good. Had the strozzapretii (pork sugo) which was excellent. The artichoke dip was also very good. Prices pushing the high side for Italian, but again, worth it."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "First visit and we will definitely be back again. They recently added one of our favorite wines to the wine list. Everything was flavorful but not overpowering and prepared with great attention to detail. Felt like a wonderful night in Italy enjoying the evening with friends. Glad we ventured out of our typical dining pattern to try a new spot."
    Dined on 10/10/2013
  • "This is a great little unpretentious neighborhood restaurant. The food is always excellent, big pours on the wine, and friendly service. Mix and match the "sides" for a nice variety and ample portions."
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "We had a lovely dinner, ordering from a fairly focused menu that still had a number of interesting choices. The halibut special was exquisite, and my date really enjoyed her gnocchi. We topped it off with a cooke from Turtle Bread next door!"
    Dined on 9/28/2013