Trattoria Tosca
Trattoria Tosca

Trattoria Tosca

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.trattoriatosca.com/
  • Phone: 6129241900
  • 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 WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Trattoria Tosca reviews from OpenTable diners
40 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (30)fit for foodies (21)romantic (13)special occasion (8)great for outdoor dining (8)good for groups (7)notable wine list (6)great for lunch (5)kid-friendly (4)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Good Food in Great Neighborhood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I really liked the restaurant and the food was great. I was very pleased with my meal and would definitely go back. The wait staff and hosts need to lighten up their walking in the restaurant. They walk with such conviction that they tend to stomp. It is extremely distracting and since it is nice intimate place it takes away from that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood find
    Linda
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Fab dinner--fresh ingredients, super service... 6 of us shared appetizers and sides, and each had a main. to a person, we enthusiastically raved about the preparation, the presentaion and the fresh taste. A must repeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice neighborhood place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This was very nice neighborhood find. The menu is limited but a nice variety of what was there. The portions were generous and very tasty. The service was very attentive as well. All in all a nice local family restaurant
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ups and downs
    RovingCriticVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We are frequent diners at this Linden Hills white table cloth restaurant. Tosca has had many chefs over the years, but currently the food is excellent. The chicken dinner, a menu staple since the place opened, was about the best I've had -- and I've probably had this dish several dozen times over the years. The salmon was excellent as was the bruschetta. The bread served at the table, however, should have been fresher and warmed -- one would think that a bakery could serve fresh bread? The problem here is that the owner is a cheapskate and puts no money into upgrading it, keeping it clean, or training the staff. I'm convinced that only new ownership or at least a strong and experienced GM will allow Tosca to achieve its potential.
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  • charming real Italian
    BigJ
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The very generous portions left us enough for lunch the next day. The Strozzapretti (pulled pork on worm shaped noodles) was superb and was complemented by a side of mushrooms. The Gnocchi had a mild but delightful squash sauce.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never disappoints
    Gigi
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This is our second time at Tosca, and , as before, the food were excelllent!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Place
    NJPX1
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Fun neighborhood restaurant. Food and service were fantastic. Homemade pastas are fabulous.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Duke
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Tosca is new to us since we moved into the neighborhood. We have been there twice. It was the first time that brought us back with visiting daughter and boyfriend. Food again was terrific but the service left a little to be desired. we preferred to sit outside again. First time service was wonderful. Second time we had to wait for service. No water filling, server got "lost" inside. We had to go and couldn't find the server for the check. Had to get up a couple three times to seek help. No checking on service once we got entrees. Surprisingly different from the first time. Different servers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Duke
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Food was delicious. Server was great. Good recommendation on wine. Respected our time to talk with friends. Not pushy. Great experience. Was our first time and we want to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mickster
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The service was efficient yet genuine and friendly. The food was so good! Everything we ordered was extremely well-prepared, and yet the atmosphere was not at all pretentious. I would have gone back the next night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Pasta!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The pasta here is really first-rate, and the entree portions are quite large, allowing entree sharing. The wine list is sensible and well chosen. The outdoor seating is also a plus. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We were in the mood for italian, and now we have a new go to spot. This was the best italian food I've had in years. The wait staff was extremely knowledgeable of the wine list and the menu. She was very friendly and didn't rush us. I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • StreganonaVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This is a neighborhood gem that deserves accolades. The tiny kitchen puts out some of the best pasta in Minneapolis. It's tempting to keep this a secret.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • charlieVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    First ttime. very accomadating our group of 6. service was great, food even better. very comfortable. Wasnt rushed. Need to return to try a few of the other entre's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Add to your list...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We found the atmosphere, food and service all very good. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tosca
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Great food and very friendly wait staff. We will definitely be back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 192 reviews are from the Trattoria Tosca reviews archive.
  • Nice surprise
    Emfdvm
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sunday supper at Tratoria Tosca
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Excellent food and service, always wonder why there are such few diners at this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service
    Jerry
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As Italian as the Olive Garden
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We ate outdoors on a beautiful spring evening. The out door tables are great, but the food was average. It seemed overpriced.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding dinner!
    Finn707
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food
    WheresdessertVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glad we tried it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Best Italian in Minneapolis?
    KrikspicksVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • while the food was really
    Dave
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    while the food was really good, some of the worst service I have had in a long time.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Delicious, quiet, but nice
    Carol
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    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.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Charming spot
    Milt
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was bland and average,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    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
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  • Excellent food and service
    jakeVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant. Booked it
    FredVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tratttoria Tosca Valentine Dinner
    KeithCarina
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We enjoyed our Salmon and red wine. Thanks for being a welcoming place. Love the bread
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    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    DanA
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Availabilty confusion
    Emmm
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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?
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tues. nite
    xully
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worthy
    Julie
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was good, the ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    The food was good, the ambiance could be enhanced, the waitress was more concerned about how she looked than being a good waitress.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Nice
    TCRestaurantLovers
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    We eat here several times a year and it is always nice - delicious food and friendly service. The restaurant is small so make a reservation. The restaurant is nice enough to celebrate a special occassion or take visitors from out of town but not too nice to relax and enjoy yourself. We've taken our children here numerous times and have always found it kid friendly. Kids love pasta and the kitchen is happy to make noddles with butter and cheese for little ones. The short ribs is my favorite dish on the menu. It's so good every time. Dessert is also good here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • mussel were sandy. brussel
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    mussel were sandy. brussel sprouts were good. the gnocchi was not particularly good,
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    • Noise LevelModerate