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Tuscany on Taylor
Tuscany on Taylor
  • Address:
    1014 W Taylor Street
    Chicago, IL 60607
    Little Italy / University Village
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $30 and under

Tuscany on Taylor Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.TuscanyChicago.com/tuscany.htm
  • Email: info@TuscanyChicago.com
  • Phone: (312) 829-1990
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Victorio Moreno
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Tuscany offers a private dining room perfect for corporate parties, rehearsal dinners, receptions, bridal/baby showers, or birthdays. Contact Alex Prekurat for more more information aprekurat@stefanigroup.com
  • Private Party Facilities: Private party room available for up to 40 guests. Family style and plated menus available. Perfect for graduation parties, birthdays, showers and rehearsal dinners.
  • Private Party Contact: Alex Prekurat and Claudia Bucuri (312) 829-1990

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Morgan
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Tuscany on Taylor
Tuscany on Taylor is the original Tuscany restaurant in the heart of Little Italy. A comfortable trattoria, Tuscany serves Northern Italian favorites including: homemade pastas, pizzas from our woodburning ovens, chicken Milanese, grilled veal and other authentic dishes. Private party space available.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Always excellent food and service, our favorite place to go to!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Since I work from home, when business meetings are required I schedule them at Tuscany. Great place, excellent service, and delicious food"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Monday night I stopped in to Tuscany because I was in the area. Had not been back in some time because it is out of the way for me normally. I had the roasted pear salad and the veal with a gorgonzola sauce. Both terrific! I highly recommend it. Waiters prompt, but not rushing you at all."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "I local restaurant with a taste of Italy. Great service, variety and reasonably priced."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Great location close to UIC. Valet parking and service was fantastic. Try the veil medallions they were made perfect. I tried octopus for the first time and loved it. Looking forward to returning again soon."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Consistently high quality food and service, close to the Loop but in a neighborhood setting."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "The service was very attentive and the food was wonderful. My penne pasta and scallops was amazing!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "The neighborhood keeps changing, but the restaurant stays on top of its game. Lunch was a seafood salad that was perfect. More seafood than I could eat, mixed with crisp greens and a subtle dressing that complimented the shrimp and calamari to a T. Friendly but unobtrusive service perfect for a business lunch. No bums rush when we were finished eating.."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "I took a colleauge out for lunch with 5 other guests for a special occassion. It was the 2nd visit for me and the first for the other guests. Just about everyone ordered from the lunch specials menu and commented that it was outstanding. Everyone was in agreement that the service and ombiance was very pleasant. The restauarant can get quite busy, however the guests are seated and were served in a very efficient manner. The staff are very attentive. We never felt rushed to finish our meals or to request the check. There are a lot of restaurants on Taylor Street and Tusany has a nicer "upscale" feel to it with reasonable prices. The valet parking was efficiently managed too."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Great food every time. Comfortable seating. Experienced waiters."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Tuscany has been one of our favorite restaurant since it opened and has never disappointed us. With out of town guest joining us for dinner, Tuscany was our first choice.The food was excellent and server very attentive.There was something for everyone on the menu with out of this world deserts to finish off the evening."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Went to Tuscany before a concert with another couple. The food was outstanding and the service was top of the line. I will go again and again and again............"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "We were thoughfully placed in a back room for a business luncheon, however, we seem to have been forgotten on several occasions between ordering drinks and then our meals. Overall was good but left alone for some time."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Wonderful food experience and the service amazing and fun! However the noise level was unbearable we Sat next to two large groups in a smaller room in back of restaurant."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Dover Sole and salmon on the special list , pasta and lighter than air pizza on the main menu - who could ask for more! Pleased everyone from 5 to 65."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Food and service always excellent! The service is outstanding!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "I've eaten at Tuscany on Taylor Street many times. I've always felt welcomed and the service is always on point. Whenever I had a reservation I've never had to wait that long to be seated, especially on a Saturday night. Would much rather go here than the madness you find down on Rush Street."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Food is great. Service is great. Italian food. Italian waiters. What more could you want?"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Great Food, service,and wine. Ill definitely be going back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Tuscany is one of the best restaurants in our city. The food, service, ambience on this visit were all outstanding. I love this place and will definitely eat here again!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "THE place for first class Italian dining. Reasonable prices. Quality and presentation is A1. Freshness is spot on. Don't miss out on this place. First class professional and courteous waiters as well as knowledgeable."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Came to Chicago and this was recommended by a friend. We went and it was ridiculously good. Everything was impeccable!! Can't wait to go back. Best Italian food I've ever had!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "They forgot our entrees! Sent out a birthday dessert and dropped the check. We thought the pasta was brought first and the lamb would come later...it never came."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I took my wife there on a date and we had a great time!"
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "It is a blessing to have your favorite person to have dinner with, to understand that my blessings are only because of God's grace, the mercy I get is also God's mercy, and the love the is shown also come from God's charity. What an awesome blessing from God to have the favorite person. #lity shalom"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "First time at Tuscany. Very good food. Perfunctory service. I must say that our busser had much more personality that our server, even though our server did a fine job. We were celebrating a birthday, and even though I made a reservation through open table and had even mentioned/specified this when I made the reso, our server did nothing special nor did he even mention anything about it being a birthday. I am a server myself, and this, in my opinion, in a major faux pas in the restaurant industry. It is a SPECIAL OCCASION, and therefore I was disappointed in this. But the food was delicious and the person whom I took for their birthday was happy, so everything was fine. And yes, I would return."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "This may have been a gem at one time, but with the plethora of amazing Italian eateries available in Chicago, this one pales in comparison. They did a nice job with traditional Italian fare, but even that was a bit lacking in much interest. There are at least 20 Italian restaurants I would recommend ahead of Tuscany."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "One of my fav places in the Chicago area. I have never had poor service or a bad meal !"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "The octopus is awesome!! Every time I am inChicago I have to eat their octopus!!! Best in the world!!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "We pass on appetizers when my husband and I dine out--don't pass them at Tuscany. The calamari were the best we've had...also the octopus salad and polenta with sausage--outstanding. We were there with a party of six and everyone raved about the selection, service, and food."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "I was really impressed by this cozy Italian restaurant!"
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Tuscany has been great for a number of years and contines its excellent record! Both my husband and I can cook pretty great food, but they do something different and special at Tuscany with every dish! Even when you think you're getting an old standard, they put their own twist on it that makes it taste amazing. The service is out of this world -- waitstaff are warm, attentive (even to young children), respectful, and have dry senses of humor that make the entire evening memorable. There really is not a thing that needs to be tweaked or changed here. Hard to imagine a restaurant that can be both family-friendly and romantic for different tables, but Tuscany does it somehow. Fantastic place!"
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "Before a summer visit to the outdoor deck I had not eaten at Tuscany since it opened on Taylor many years ago. I was pleased to discover a casual atmosphere that accompanied good service and great food. My husband and I went for dinner on Friday evening and found the same great food...this time with Great service. I'm always looking for a dinner with recognizable food - not a dish with a dozen trendy ingredients. I can get real vegetables here! We live in Hyde Park so Taylor is a far better drive than a Northside trip through Chicago's evening rush hour traffic. Tuscany's one of our new regulars! Thanks for food that's plain good!"
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "The service was top notch! The hostess was accommodating when we called to advise we might be late. She thoughtfully reminded us what time the kitchen closed so that we would not be rushed. Our waiter was knowledgeable, charming, and accommodating as well with our order. For a starter with your bread, you are given roasted garlic that is mashed table side and mixed with olive oil and Parmesan. Delish! The beef carpaccio melts in your mouth with truffle oil and arugula. The beet salad was quite delicious. We were able to have fettuccine with prosciutto,peas,and mushrooms in light cream sauce. This is not on the menu and was absolutely divine. Two thumbs up! We will be back!"
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "I have eaten at Tuscan'ys many times and each time its a new dining experience. Great food, good wine list and they make you feel comfortable the minute you walk in the door"
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "A friend recommended Tuscany to us and we were not disappointed! We were very impressed with Mario, our server, who was not only very efficient and wonderful, but sooooo funny! The food was amazing and well timed. I had a steak with risotto and gnocchi and my husband had a pasta dish with a spicy red sauce, shrimp and scallops. We have been to Italy twice and the food was spot on! The mozzarella and prosciutto tasted so fresh! We would go back again in a heart-beat and I have already recommended to friends!"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Love coming here for lunch. It's close to where I work. Service is always good. The food is delicious. They give you a nice selections of breads to start. The calamari is wonderful as is the Penne al Brivido pasta dish that I always seem to order. And they have outstanding coffee."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Really great place, we enjoyed it twice now and we will return"
    Dined on 8/29/2013
  • "Food was good. We pretty much enjoyed ourselves. Our waiter was attentive and made the experience greater, especially since this was my first time there. Hats off too you all."
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "Always a great meal and excellent service. The noise level is high, but then I can just enjoy my delicious food and not worry about conversation with hubby!"
    Dined on 11/3/2013