Tuscan Hills
Tuscan Hills

Tuscan Hills

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tuscanhillsnyc.com/
  • Phone: 7184874500
  • Hours of Operation:

    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 11:30pm - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Roberto Lamorte
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have 2 party rooms, one can accommodate up to 25 people, the other for up to 40 people. Or both rooms for a party up to 65 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Marco Del Peschio 7184874500

Getting there

  • Public Transit: E-F Train Stop at Union Tpke or 75th Ave
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Tuscan Hills
Tuscan hills is an Intimate Restaurant in the Heart of Forest Hills.
Exposed Brick wall, Italian chandelier and wood table make it perfect for any special occasion or for a romantic dinner.
Our Italian food is focused mainly on Tuscan style cuisine, which is light cuisine, simple but with plenty of herbs and spices.
Our main attraction is The Cacciucco alla Livornese, a fish stew cover with pizza. Also Pici with wild boar, crespelle alla fiorentina and pizza and bruschetta from our brick oven.
We specialize in parties from 20 people to 40 people (and can accommodate up to 80 people) for any occasion: baby shower, birthday party, anniversary, wedding, and bridal party. We do delivery in Forest Hills, Rego park and Kew Gardens.
We also serve a lunch special that is a fantastic deal for $9.95 with many options. Most of our desserts are homemade, with the chocolate lava cake and tiramisu to highlight.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Tuscan Hills reviews from OpenTable diners
16 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (14)fit for foodies (7)good for groups (5)romantic (5)special occasion (5)notable wine list (1)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Pasta Perfect
    FaveVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I generally try to avoid the carbs when dining out, but couldn't resist this time & so glad for that. The mushroom ravioli was truly delectable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Treasure
    LkGibbs20
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was a great find in Forest Hills, and having dinner with an Italian made trying this spot even better, and it passed the test. Really enjoyed my entrees, and the waiter was real helpful(of course my friend helped me too lol!). Definitely a spot I will come back to in the future
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's
    PeterVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Good, reliable food. The cacciucco with the baked pizza dough topping is a favorite.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memories of Tuscany
    FaveVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The Ribolita is a must if you see it on the menu. I'm happy to see this restaurant is doing well in Forest Hills. It is a welcome addition to the community.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Supreme Italian
    Mickey
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This is one of my favorite Italian places to eat. Appertizers are incredible. Food is always great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tuscan
    SimonkVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    As always, good food and caring service. The ligurian seafood stew is great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I've been to Tuscan Hills twice and both times the food was pretty solid. The food has been tasty and presented well so that is a positive. The brusceta is a good starter. I ordered a Penne Vodka which grilled chicken and it was good. My wife ordered the salmon and enjoyed it as well. Ordered a tiramisu for dessert and that was also good. Overall a good dining experience and a welcomed addition to Forest Hills.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not enough selection
    Valdacious
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    There wasn't enough choices on the menu. Certain dishes didn't have enough flavor. On my reservation I noted that we were celebrating a birthday but they acted like they didn't know when we go there.
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  • A return to Tuscany
    FaveVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    When in Florence recently I found a delicious hearty soup called Ribollita. I've never seen it in a menu in the US & was pleasantly surprised to find it here. It was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 30 reviews are from the Tuscan Hills reviews archive.
  • I love this place!
    Saltnpep
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    I always enjoy the dining experience at Tuscan Hills. The food is consistently delicious and the wait staff very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finest in Forest Hills
    LinnyF
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Tuscan Hills offers the finest Italian food in Forest Hills. It is imaginative and quite delicious. A definite step above the other local Italian restaurants. The service is very good and the restaurant is charming. But you must have a reservation for peak times. It is not a big place and fills quickly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • didnt honor reservation
    Lucknugg
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Arrived for our 9:15 pm and were not seated for almost 40 minutes amongst other couples. Ended up leaving.
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  • Valentine's Get Away
    delizioso
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We arrived from Pittsburgh after an hour flight delay to NYC. Called the Restaurant and they were accommodating. It would have been terrible to miss this experience. If you are looking for authentic Italian food, then Tuscan Hills should be your next dining experience. Not just your typical Italian food selections.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    CuquetVIP
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    The food here is excellent. Especially we love to have Cacciucco Alla Livornese in winter!! True Gem of Forest Hills. The service is generally good but this particular day we were a little disappointed. Due to the snow, there are only few customers but the waiter didn't pour wine at all or check the food. We felt ignored.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden gem
    AmyBBVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    While Tuscan Hills is right on Queens Boulevard, it's of the beaten path of the usual Austin Street locations. Go the extra stop on the E or F train and you won't be disappointed. The food was delicious, the atmosphere cosy and comfortable and the staff very friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Place
    Lowdown
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    Tuscan Hill has great food & great service. Cozy place to eat I will return again. Near subways.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very nice find
    Michael
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    This was our first visit to this lovely neighborhood restaurant. All the dishes we ordered were well-prepared and tasty, and we will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still as good as the first time!
    Cliff
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Excellent quality, expertly prepared, solid portions, great variety. If you love quality Italian food and don't want to hike into Manhattan, you'll love Tuscan Hills. The fried calamari is so tender, I haven't found better elsewhere. If you enjoy a bit of game, try the home-made fettuccine with the wild boar ragu. Absolutely wonderful. Every item we have tried over the past 2 years has never disappointed. There is some serious expertise in the kitchen, in addition to who purchases all the food for the restaurant. The staff is friendly and attentive and the lighting is good. If you are in the area (or not) and want a really g-o-o-d Italian meal, make a reservation at Tuscan Hills. You're going to love the food you eat - I guarantee it !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    Rose
    Dined on 10/23/2013
    I love to eat here. Food is made to order so you can get your dish to your liking. The portion size is great, the wine fantasic and the staff are very friendly.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local spot
    mjovisVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    We discovered this restaurant after a favorite neighborhood place closed. We been going there on a regular basis, and the food is consistently excellent. The service is excellent - we've never had a problem - and friendly. The decor is evocative of Tuscany (without the hills). To us, Tuscan Hills is an "old reliable" now.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    coreyman97VIP
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    You can always expect a very good meal and experience at Tuscan Hills. The food and service have been very good each time I have been there.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Suzie
    Dined on 9/4/2013
    Good for groups. Celebrated my mother's birthday here with a group of friends and family. It was a great night with great food at a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A wonderful evening was had by all
    BusyOnTheGo
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    What a delightful dinner we had. While the attention from the servers was only fair (not enough servers for the crowd) when they were attending to us they were warm and friendly and knowledgeable about the specials and the regular menu items. The kitchen delivered delicious food well prepared and not the usual neighborhood fare. I had a bacon wrapped roasted fig salad with arugula in a balsamic reduction that was a fabulous introduction to a grilled fish perfectly prepared and served on a bed of deliciously sauteed (and not at all greasy) fresh spinach. Desserts were homemade and excellently prepared. Generous wine list, fairly priced. We will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always, the food is delicious
    Glorian
    Dined on 7/17/2013
    As always, the food is delicious and you are never dissappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Homemade pastas were all good.
    Bermuda
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    Homemade pastas were all good. Three of us had the pasta. Raw beef carpaccio appetizer was smothered in a lemon cream dressing which did not go with carpaccio at all. Barely was able to taste beef. Waiter took drinks away before they were finished. All and all not great but not bad either. Definitely order homemade pasta. Price was a little high for Queens.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints
    Glorian
    Dined on 6/19/2013
    Again Tuscan Hills did not disappoint w/their tasty food, good service and relaxed atmosphere. Highly recommend - it truly is a neighborhood gem! Took a neighbor who had never eaten there and she was not disappointed either.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Italian Food -
    NYCfoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2013
    We love Tuscan Hills. The food is fantastic. The home-made pasta "Norma" is outstanding. Everything is freshly prepared upon ordering. The owner always personally welcomes and seats customers. I like the rustic Tuscan setting and open kitchen -creates a lovely atmosphere. - Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed the homemade pasta
    Jimmy
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    Went out for dinner without the kids and Tuscan Hills was the perfect escape. The homemade pasta and the pork chop special were delicious. Would definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall good experience
    FAC123VIP
    Dined on 5/13/2013
    The place was nice- first time there. Overall positive experience. Service is adequate and food was good!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food and service a great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/8/2013
    great food and service a great addition to the Forest Hills area!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • we were a party of 10 with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/7/2013
    we were a party of 10 with 3 young children. the food was delicious. the service was great. overall, a very nice experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I have been going to Tuscan
    Glorian
    Dined on 1/22/2013
    I have been going to Tuscan Hills since it's opening (before their liquor license)and it has gotten better over time. Marco makes sure you are always taken care of and the food is always fresh and tasty. Definitely worth a try and a great neighbor find. GV
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful Italian restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/24/2012
    fantastic restaurant.... tho I don't know if I want to reveal that and write a good review only because I hope it stays the way it is... great food, great people and not overcrowded...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I am a local and visit this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    I am a local and visit this spot regularly; the menu is inventive and not your typical spaghetti-and-meatballs Italian. Their signature dish is a fish stew in a light spicy red sauce; fish and shellfish cooked to perfection under a thin bread crust that you peel off to get to the fish and then can dip in the sauce. Fabulous! Also of special note are the wines by the bottle; they have a really impressive Italian wine collection at good prices and will recommend one to you in your price range according to what you are eating that night if you ask. Simple arugula salad is also a star, and the shrimp and bean and raddicchio appetizer. Never tried their pizza, but plan to eventually, as this is a place to return to again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Twice I have visited this
    ladaraVIP
    Dined on 12/20/2012
    Twice I have visited this restaurant because I heard very good reviews from men I respect. First time, I received indifferent, finally bad service from wait staff. Tried again. The second time the same indifferent female server almost made me want to leave but we stayed. The appetizer was excellent but the tough veal entree was ordinary and needed a steak knife. I still meet people who give this restaurant good reviews so maybe you have to be local and not make a reservation. Or I will go for the third try with one of them.
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  • One of our favorite places
    sant0sVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2012
    One of our favorite places to dine in Queens. Every time we're there we try something new only because we typically get items off the specials menu but if not their menu items are a plenty and all amazing. Must have the lemon sorbet for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I took my Best friend here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    I took my Best friend here for her birthday and it was a great setting. Quiet and great to relax with a glass of wine and tasty meal. My friend had a great time and the service was great. The steak was delicious!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
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  • Must try daily specials
    luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2012
    Have been to this restaurant many times, and it never disappoints. Fresh ingredients, always made to order. And they always have something nice as daily specials. Desserts were delicious too! Friendly services, will definitely come again and again!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Little Gem
    nycxyz
    Dined on 8/23/2012
    This is the best restaurant that ive been to in Forest Hills. I have a very restricted diet & there were lots of choices. They will custom make the dishes for you. I had penne with salmon in oil & garlic. Delicious! All other dishes ordered were also great. But nothing beat the dessert! One of the best that I've ever had! Goes with my credo..."Life is short, eat dessert first!"
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet