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Tuscany Restaurant Carlsbad

Tuscany Restaurant Carlsbad Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Phone: (760) 929-8111
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: JOEY MAGGIORE -as seen on the food network
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Let Tuscany cater your next event, from corporate parties to weddings, we have a banquet room that seats 150 or can cater off-site at your location.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a newly remodeled banquet facility that seats up to 200 people. Let us customize your next event.
  • Private Party Contact: Pino Bataglia (760) 929-8111
  • Entertainment: Live entertainment Tuesday - Saturday, 6:30pm - 11:00pm. Featuring some of San Diego's top musicians.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Aviara Pkwy
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Tuscany Restaurant Carlsbad
Tuscany is an upscale, modern, Italian restaurant in the heart of La Costa. Featuring hand-made pasta, wood-fired pizza, prime steaks and seafood, Tuscany also offers a huge lounge and bar with live music daily. Best happy hour in town!
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Diner Reviews
  • "Don't go here expecting an exceptional meal, but it's not a bad choice for a meal. Everything was ok hence the three stars. My swordfish was nice, so was the pizza we had but something jumps at you to say I must be back here."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Great food and service. We always try to come here when we visit from hawaii.."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We continue to marvel at how excellent the food is here. The Caesar salad is so delicious. My husband had the oso bucco and raved about it. I had the mushroom risotto which is excellent. Service was a bit off but they were crowded. My very favorite restaurant in north county."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Tuscany is my favorite restaurant for so many reasons. Great location. Great menu. Attentive service. Fabulous wine list. Delicious food. The mushroom risotto is incredible! The chicken picatta is fantastic. You cannot go wrong with ordering anything. I love, love, love this restaurant. The new owners have outdone themselves and it shows!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Haven't been there before. Overall I was pleased with the service and quality of food. They have a pretty good menu with many different tastes. I had the veal osso buco. It was quiet good but not the best I had I have to admit. However I would go again if I am in the area."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The pizza and Caesar salad was the worse we ever ate. Plus we asked if the salad came with anchovies. We were told yes in the dressing but they can add mo. We were charged extra on our bill."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Fabulous food. Great service. This will be a new regular stop for us."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Our dinner was delicious and the service fantastic. It's a wonderful spot if you live in the La Costa area. A great neighborhood restaurant!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Always great service when we have Paulie as our server. He and his brother Joey make this spot a favorite local destination. Delicious food where you always feel welcome."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "Once again, another fabulous meal at Tuscany. I took a client there and we had the most incredible meal. She had the eggplant torte with gnocchi which she raved about and devoured the entire dish. I had the wild mushroom risotto which is by far the best risotto I have ever eaten. The bread is hot and delicious. Wonderful menu with many choices. This remains my very favorite restaurant and I never have to worry about not being happy with any of the wonderful choices."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "Immediately at tine of Rez. Very loud inside, not an intimate evening. People yelling to talk over one another and live music. Octopus Salad was not very exciting. Truffle n mushroom pizza was A+. Ribeye was a B. Water was professional, nice and thorough."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Always friendly and the food is great. I highly recommend Tuscany. They do a great job."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "Overall, for a Friday night, Tuscany was good. The restaurant was crowded and noisy but the food was good. They try very hard to replicate an Italian experience but it is just a good local restaurant that is a bit pricey but in an area that can afford the extra cost."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "We are fairly new to the area, and we wanted to find a local place that has good food that would we come back to frequently. Tuscany was a pleasant surprise. The restaurant is located in a small shopping center, but once in side the place it feels quaint. The bar area is moderately noisy but tolerable. We saw on child in the restaurant, but it does not appear very kid-friendly. On the Saturday night that we were there, they had live piano music. The appetizer, salad and entrees were all prepared nicely and seasoned well. The service was timely and the waiter was friendly. We are somewhat choosey when it comes to food/restaurants but we will return to Tuscany and will recommend it to friends."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "We were a group of 6 celebrating a birthday. The service was great and our waiter Giuseppe was wonderful. The food was excellent and at the end when the birthday cake came out the waiters sang and served the cake for us. We had a great time with the live entertainment and it wasn't too loud which helped hear everyone speak."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "They have the BEST Italian bread of any Italian restaurant we have visited. The service is very good and the menu is fresh, interesting, and the food is very tasty. It's one of our favorite neighborhood haunts."
    Dined on 9/19/2013
  • "I met a friend here for lunch yesterday and we had a fabulous meal with great service. I had the wild mushroom risotto which was incredibly delicious and full of flavor. She had the pasta special which she proclaimed to be one of the best meals she has ever eaten. The service was flawless and we had a great visit with the new owner Joey who is dedicated to delivering a wonderful product and he is doing quite well! We love this little restaurant with a great bar, fabulous Happy Hour and friendly service."
    Dined on 9/18/2013
  • "Everything at the Tuscany was fine except the noise level which made it impossible to converse. So I would recommend for food but not for ambiance. But I guess the three, four generations behind me want that sort of activity."
    Dined on 9/13/2013
  • "This place had gone a little bit downhill, then it changed owners. The menu is now updated with many interesting choices, mostly Italian but also continental. On weekend nights it gets very crowded but is not overly noisy. The over-40 bar scene is hopping most nights, and the service is great. A very pleasant neighborhood gem, nice place for a romantic meal as well as a family scene. The stuffed squash blossom appetizer is small but delicious, the steaks are good and so are the salads. Lots of daily specials."
    Dined on 9/7/2013
  • "I wouldn't call it a vibrant bar scene...just a noisy one. The place is really loud due to the bar crowd...the food is basic Italian fare but not inexpensive for a strip mall location. Dinner for 4 plus wine(100) plus tip was $360. If we go back it will be for happy hour, seems that's what the locals do. There are many better dining options around Carlsbad. For Italian try Vivace at the Park Hyatt...just up the road."
    Dined on 8/15/2013
  • "We returned to celebrate my birthday with friends and family and we all loved it! The service was great, the food was divine and we all had a wonderful evening. The mushroom risotto was over the top fabulous as was the Bolognese over pasta. The Caesar salad is incredible as is the calamari appetizer. The wine list is great and prices are normal. Be sure to get a reservation as the restaurant was totally packed by 7:30 PM. New ownership has made a few changes, all for the better. You will love the food here!"
    Dined on 8/6/2013
  • "This was our first visit since the change of ownership and we were not disappointed! Joey greeted us and seated us. The new menu is great. I ordered the salmon salad and it was incredibly delicious. We are returning for dinner tonight! Love the new look and the food is outstanding. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 7/31/2013
  • "Service was very slow, had to ask for more water, etc. Noise level because of bar in same room very loud."
    Dined on 6/15/2013
  • "Took the Mom's here on Sunday. The food is always spectacular and the service is top notch. Always feel so welcome, like visiting family. The red roses handed out to each Mom was a nice touch."
    Dined on 5/12/2013
  • "Good Italian food with live music and very nice service."
    Dined on 4/20/2013
  • "Great Italian food and consistent also. Service is always attentive and prompt. Music on Saturday night is very good and welcomed. As a former New Yorker this is the only place I take my good friends to when they visit me..."
    Dined on 3/30/2013
  • "Pinot and Pinot (a.k.a. Giuseppie) are amazing! Every time I dine here, they never cease to amaze. The food is great. The atmosphere is great. The service is tremendous. An absolute winner!"
    Dined on 3/11/2013
  • "Wasn't able to get a table by calling, but OpenTable got me one. Good food & good service."
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "Had a 7:30pm reservation for Valentine's Day. Arrived on time and spent 15 minutes waiting at the hostess desk behind one party who was at first ignored and then held their place in line while the staff intermittently talked to them and then wandered off. When they finally moved we got to the hostess and were told that it would be a minimum 45 minute wait. Figuring any other options would be booked we decided to wait but after about 10 more minutes we realized that everyone else waiting in the packed lobby also had reservations and none of them looked very happy. The staff looked very stressed. Not a good vibe at all, so we took our names off the waiting list and left. I realize it's a busy night but they were WAY overbooked. Never again."
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "Was about 45 minutes late in honoring our reservation time."
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "Arrived for Valentine's Day dinner and found a large number of people waiting. The restaurant had opted to ignore reservations(!) and go off a simple waiting list instead. The hostess was rude and obviously not handling/not trained for the situation (apparently tables weren't freeing up as quickly as expected). We waited for 45 minutes before being seated. Live music was being performed in the bar area, but it is not separated from the dining room and the music was so loud it made conversation difficult. The wait staff was reasonable, timely with drink refills, etc. The food was good, but nothing special. Fine for every day but not special occasions, especially considering the lack of planning/service on the restaurant's part."
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "There were no tables available and about 8 parties ahead of us. We waited about 1/2 hour then went across the street for a hamburger. It was Valentine's Day, so some tolerance for ignoring reservations is reasonable, but they had completely mismanaged and overbooked."
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "We arrived at 6:50pm for our 7:00pm reservation and were told there would be a 10-15 minute wait. We had a seat and waited and people watched. We noticed more than a couple of groups that arrived and checked in after us but were seated before us. After waiting 45 minutes we went to the host stand to inquire about our table. My fiance tried to ask one hostess about the status, but she just looked down and was clearly flustered. The other hostess cut her off and was incredibly rude in stating that everyone has reservations and we just had to wait. We tried to ask another question about the wait time and were cut off by this woman. We decided it was time to leave and never return. Thanks for ruining Valentine's Day for us!"
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "On Valentine's Day (granted a busy night anywhere) our reservations on OpenTable were not honored by the ineffectual hostesses. First, we were told to wait 15 min. & that was fine. Obviously they were over booking. Then, after the waiting the allotted time, we were told they "would come & find us" since we drank at a nearby bar table. Apparently, if you are a regular in your 60s or 70s, you get seated right away. After watching people come in & get seated, we twice went up for a table & WERE IGNORED. Literally. They listened to us & then walked away without a word. After FORTY MINUTES, and one more try, we got seated. When I asked why an OpenTable res took 40 minutes, the hostess replied "This isn't my restaurant." I"
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "Waiter seemed too busy to keep our orders straight. Food was good but not great. Their stuffed pork chop seems to be the best thing on the menu. The lamb chop needs more season."
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "Our meal was great. Especially the butternut squash ravioli!! The best part was the service. Pino was our waiter and he is outstanding!!!! Ask for him if you go to Tuscany. The toughest part of our visit is that the restaurant and bar are in one big room. We were there during happy hour and it was NOISY!! I wish they would separate the dining room."
    Dined on 2/1/2013
  • "We had a fabulous dinner at Tuscany last night. Pino was our server and he did an excellent job. All of our meals were outstanding and we all raved about our dinner. The caesar salad was beautifully presented and full of flavor. I had the short ribs and they were excellent and very flavorful. Pasta with bolognese was incredibly delicious. Great wine by the glass (zinfandel was awesome) and our water glasses were always kept filled by a very attentive lady. The restaurant was crowded but the service was top-notch. This is by far one of my favorite restaurants in the area. The food is sensational!"
    Dined on 1/24/2013
  • "We sat in the back room and it was great - very quiet. The NFL playoffs were on in the front, and it was loud, but we couldn't hear any of that. The music in the back room was pretty cheesy, though! Food was great, service was great - good experience overall."
    Dined on 1/12/2013
  • "My husband and I have eaten at Tuscany at least once a month for the past 6 years. We love it. Great food. Great wait service. Love the ambience, especially since the remodel in early 2012. It is our "go to" for Italian food."
    Dined on 1/12/2013