Via Toscana
Via Toscana

Via Toscana

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://viatoscana.com/
  • Phone: (303) 604-6960
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Cassady Crittenden
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: See our website for catering options.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cherry
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Abundant parking
A word from Via Toscana
Relax in a warm, elegant setting and enjoy Italy’s rich culinary traditions. Over 600 wine selections, nightly chef's dinner and specials, and stained glass ceilings throughout.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Via Toscana reviews from OpenTable diners
69 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (51)special occasion (36)notable wine list (35)romantic (33)fit for foodies (23)good for groups (16)kid-friendly (7)vibrant bar scene (3)great for brunch (2)hot spot (2)great for lunch (2)Show More
  • Another Enjoyable Visit
    trvl2mch
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This was my second visit to Via Toscana and we all 3 enjoyed our food and were pleased with the service. The seating this time was in a booth instead of a table and the impression was "cozier" than the table seating previously, but not cramped. The food is always good quality and tasty. The entrees are not heaping piles of food like some Italian restaurants, so order an appetizer without fear of having no room for dessert.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Highly recommended!
    BillC
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I brought my wife to Via Toscana for her birthday. This was our first visit, but we had heard many positive things about Via Toscana. We were seated immediately when we arrived, and our waiter was at our table within a few moments. The food was outstanding, the wine and beer lists very extensive. If I had one complaint it was that our waiter could have been to our table to take our order a bit quicker, but not a big deal. We will definitely be returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Food was excellent. Server appeared to be a newbie/needed training.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 1st time here but won't be last!
    thehayman
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    What a find! Beautiful, romantic restaurant. Four of us spent 3 hours sharing apps, wine, conversation. Never felt rushed. Our waitress admitted she didn't know a whole lot about the wine list (600 varieties) and had her supervisor come by to help us make our selection. He didn't try to up sell, just wanted to make sure we got what we wanted at the price point we wanted. Gnocchi was the hit at our table. We all tried each others meal and although everything was wonderful, the gnocchi was the best! Gelato and lemoncello to finish off an outstanding night. Very reasonably priced restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nothing great, but adequate dinner
    SKeeper
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We have eaten here previously and it has been very good. On this night it was merely OK. Our waiter was inattentive, though he didn't appear to be overworked with too many tables. The restaurant was about 75% full on a Friday night. The food was good, though some of the dishes were not served hot. In that the waiter was inattentive, there wasn't much point in sending food back to be reheated, as it probably would have come out the same temp due to the inattentive waiter. The wine list has always lacked choices in the "by the glass" category. If you want to drink nice wine, be prepared to pay for the bottle $$$. We had a $20 off Amazon local coupon. I'm not sure how soon we will return, if at all.
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  • Great experience
    Donfromminn
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Outstanding service and food. Layout of restaurant very good for groups as well. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great!
    Julie
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Via Toscana is a restaurant that you can always count on. It's attractive and clean with perfect lighting and candles, nice for a special occasion or just a night out. Most importantly, the food is always wonderful, with a nice choice of innovative dishes as well as standards and nightly specials. The wine list is varied in both type and price. Well-behaved children would fit in well. We always know we'll enjoy our visit there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent for a quiet evening meal!
    MoreQthanA
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    This place continues to get better and better. We had a very enjoyable dinner with a nice quiet table and very good food as always. The wine is a little on the expensive side but the service was very good and though the restaurant area can feel a little cramped (it is small) our table was comfortable. A true neighborhood gem!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A hidden gem!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    What a pleasant surprise. New to the neighborhood and upon a recommendation tried it. The service was excellent. Ellisa was very nice, pleasant, knowledgeable and fun. Food was excellent and all around fun evening. Highly recommended and not what you would expect from a strip mall location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • LuckyDuck
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We walked to this neighborhood gem with friends and had a lovely time. The lighting was soft, yet bright enough to read the menus without resorting to pulling out my phone. We had 3 different salads, and they were all delicious (and anchovies on request for the Caesar Salad were extra tasty) We ordered two trout dinners, one eggplant parmigiana, and a duck breast special. All were cooked properly, and the sides were tasty, and inventive (beet mashed potatoes!) We split a bottle of a Grenache/Rose blend which was light and somehow went well with all the dishes. This is one of the quieter restaurants in Louisville, which allows conversation without shouting, and invites relaxation. The waitstaff was attentive.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A treat
    MarieVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Located in a strip mall but you'd never know it once you got inside as it didn't have a strip mall feel. Rita, our server, was very friendly and efficient. I had the trout and my husband had Chicken Saltimbocca. Both of us enjoyed our dishes. The complimentary packages of anniversary biscotti were a nice touch.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    We took family visiting from out of town. 4 Adults/1 Child. We always have a nice meal and this visit was no exception. The duck special was yummy. My sister found a bottle of wine they hadn't had since their favorite Italian restaurant back east closed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Italian
    MikeDVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We came here for the Italian menu. I had a rabbit and goat cheese trt that was outstanding. I also had the lasagna. It was heavy and filling, just what I wanted. My wife had the veggie plate and she was happy too. Tira misu and cannoli were great for dessert. Place is quite large. They were busy, but the service was attentive. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • D6059
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner. It was our anniversary so we went all out and had an appetiser and a bottle of wine with our meal. The mussels were about the best we've ever had and our dinners were great. Not the easiest to find. And it was not cheap but we would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent as Always
    dkd2001
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Via Toscana is our favorite neighborhood restaurant. They never fail to provide a good italian dinner, even for my pale palate. They occasionally have veal which can be substituted on the chicken dishes -- ask if you prefer veal saltamboca or picatta to chicken. Sauces are made for each dish, so my mushroom allergy was easy to handle. While there was a mixup with the entrees, it was quickly remedied, and the waiter left the incorrect dish for me to nibble on while the correction was made. We always take friends there and have never been disappointed. They have an excellent selection of Italian wines, as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good, but salt issue
    HokuMom
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Via Toscana is a gem, in an unassuming strip mall in Louisville. Upon entering we were pleasantly surprised by the warm, inviting atmosphere and friendly greeting by the front staff. The atmosphere is a step above casual but not stuffy. We received water immediately after seating, and our server arrived fairly soon. The beer and wine list is impressive. The house chianti was very nice. We ordered the house-made burrata which was good, but the toasted bread accompaniment was cold (?). The shrimp scampi was outstanding. The pork braciole was good but very over-salted (too many layers of salt - cheese stuffing, salted meat, salted gravy - I love salt, but this was too much). Overall very good!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent decor and great food
    widgetVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Notable Beer List too! Excellent decor and great food. Don't let the strip mall turn you away. Great for groups!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food cold
    greatfoodbut
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    while the food was good for all 4 of us, however, 2 of our dishes were barely warm.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pretty good in Louisville
    ChuckVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Good food, not outstanding. Located in typical strip mall, so didn't expect much. It was pretty good. Just visiting the area so I will probably never return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • tina
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We had a lovely meal to celebrate my husband's birthday. Everyone enjoyed their meals and our server brought a piece of birthday cake with a candle as a surprise. Very nice.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Texans28
    Texan28
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Excellent food and service. Extensive Italian wine list. Highly recommend,
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We always enjoy Via Toscana
    Mike8
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food is consistently excellent and the menu items taste the same from visit to visit. Their specials are special, not just a featured off the menu item. The portions are abundant and the Tapas menu is a great warm up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant Restaurant Week Evening
    food4thoughtVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We have never been disappointed in our numerous experiences at Via Toscana. The setting is fine, the chef will experiment with great dishes, and the service is outstanding. This "date night' was on the final day of Restaurant Week. The lamb was a chef's creation that was tasty! From teaser course to desserts always worth the short trip here in Louisville!
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    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Denver Restaurant Week
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We selected from the prix fixe menu during restaurant week. Overall the halibut, asparagus and risotto cake were good. I found the food to be salty though. I wish I had ordered from the regular menu but wanted to try the halibut. The wine list is very good. I still recommend this restaurant. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week
    DiningwithAli
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Outstanding wine list and really fast service makes dining here a great experience! I wish I could have tried more dishes! Guess I will just have to go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant Week Find
    eclecticeater
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We had no idea this delightful place existed! Though tucked away in a strip center, going in the door takes you to an another world! The booths provide a private dining experience. The food is lovely, imaginative and delicious. The service was spot-on. The homemade bread is addictive and plentiful. The restaurant week menu was amazing and bountiful, we especially loved the kale salad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    coldiner
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Took advantage of Denver Restaurant week. Had great lamb chops and steak - both excellent. Deserts were good. Service was outstanding without being cloying.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, good service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We were there for the hectic Denver Restaurant Week and the place hopping. Still, the food was great and the service professional. We were there for our anniversary and hoped for a quieter more intimate experience but the noise level was very high and we had to ask our server to repeat himself several times. Still, it was a very good dinner and the food made it all worthwhile. We'll return sometime when it is likely to be quieter and more intimate.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One more try
    KSB80516
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We have wanted to go to this restaurant for a long time and took advantage of restaurant week to try it out. I had the halibut and it was very overcooked. My husband had the rib-eye which was very good. Overall, the food was not outstanding, but we were impressed with the service and will likely give this place another try.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JCMCDM
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We went for Denver Restaurant Week. The menu for DRW was excellent, with plenty of options to choose from. The food was well prepared, imaginative, and delicious. Service was knowledgable, well-timed and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kevin
    Kevin
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was our first time and the food was very good. The service was great, and the staff very friendly. We had one small issue that was handled very nicely and professionally by the manager. Nice place and we will be back!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Intimate group dinning
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Beautiful 8 person party in a private room! Great service! Everyone order something different an all dishes were wonderful. We had cocktails, appetizer, entrees and dessert at a very leasurly pase. Both management and staff were very attentive, and friendly. We will definitely retern for family dinners and special events. Very impressive beer and wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfortable
    Liv443
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Via Toscana is a cozy, comfortable neighborhood restaurant. You can hear everyone without yelling! The food is excellent from the spice infused olive oil on the table through such fresh salads and excellent entrees. Unfortunately we were too full for dessert!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We enjoyed a romantic evening at Via Toscana. The food was delicious, the server was attentive but not overbearing, and the prices were affordable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing As Always
    Sadie
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My family and I have been coming to Via Toscana for years now & it has yet to be anything less than perfection. The decor is beautiful & detail oriented with stained glass ceilings & a breathtaking wine cellar holding over 600 different wines. The food ranges from traditional Italian to more creative dishes & is consistently wonderful. The beer & wine list are both extensive & filled with excellent selections. The service is impeccable. Everything always arrives in a timely manner & is exactly what was requested. The wait staff is knowledgeable & professional but also extremely warm & friendly. You can tell that the people who own and operate this establishment take a lot of time, effort, and thought to give guests a memorable experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Warm atmosphere & Great Service
    widgetVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I was pleasantly surprised since this was tucked away in a strip mall, but the warm and detailed interior quickly made me forget about that. Our server was top-notch, and the food selections were varied for Italian. And the beer list was out of this world! I expect a few choices when I go for Italian. Via Toscana more than caters to the local beer scene. There are a number of separated rooms; great for parties and events. And plenty of parking, unlike the 'downtown' areas... The food was hot and quite good. We had a great time and highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Italian Favorites, Classy Ambiance
    MessyKitchenHappyBelly
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Via Toscana is tucked away in a strip center and is barreeeellllyy visible from the road, but once you find it, what a treat! They’ve done a wonderful job with the exterior and interior decor, our waitress was wonderful; she knew her menu, made great wine suggestions and got us out perfectly on time so we could make a show later that evening. We had the calamari, Pollo Marsala Saltimbocca and grilled Colorado lamb chops (special). It was an excellent dinner and I can't wait to go back. Please read my full review:http://messykitchenhappybelly.com/2014/08/11/via-toscana-and-paula-poundstone-making-things-right-in-the-world/
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too spicy, too bland
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    That pretty well wraps it up. When they made something spicy, heat overwhelmed the flavor. When the food was not spicy, it was bland and boring. It's not easy to cook the flavor out of lamb or swordfish, two of the stronger tastes, but they did it. Won't be going back.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    don't be put off by the locaton or outside of the restarant. Inside is great and food was outstaning
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • Consistent
    LaraLand
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Awesome, as always! Rabbit and ribs were tender and tasty. We always come for the risotto and are never dissapointed.
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