Bar Toscana

4.8
125 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Italian
Bar Toscana is an intimate, chic cocktail bar situated next door to sister restaurant, Toscana, in the heart of Brentwood. Bar Toscana’s Executive Chef Justino Quirino curated a simple yet elegant menu that includes small plates, or stuzzichini. Highlights include the Bruschetta, Shrimp Cocktail, Beet Salad, Tuna Tartare, Wagyu Truffle Sliders, and Polpette al Sugo, veal meatballs. It is also possible to order select salads, pastas, pizza, seafood, and meat entres from the "Classic Toscana" portion of the menu. Cocktails are hand-crafted and the wine list is largely Italian-focused. This neighborhood lounge is open nightly and ideally fashioned for unique cocktails, intimate dinners, and sparkling conversation. Indoor and outdoor seating is now available.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 125 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Miguel the bartender!! He was amazing…friendly and funny!

Bar Toscana
Responded 4 days ago

Miguel is the BEST! So happy to hear you had a great time with us. Wait till you see what he and our Exec Chef Quirino have cooking! Our new food and drink menu comes out this week! We hope you'll come by and give it a try! Cheers!

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GregS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great. The server was very good even though it was his third day on the job. I will definitely be going back. This is one of my favorite spots in Brentwood for many years now!

Bar Toscana
Responded on September 21, 2021

Hi Greg -- we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Bar Toscana and look forward to seeing you again, soon! Thanks for the kind words about our new server, too!

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vipRinSB
Central Coast
54 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Tagliatelle bolognese was fabulous. So was the baby artichoke soup!

Bar Toscana
Responded on September 14, 2021

You have great taste! We're glad you enjoyed your meal and hope to see you again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great experience and amazing date night. Service was awesome food in point. Be back soon!

Bar Toscana
Responded on September 14, 2021

Fantastic! So happy to hear you had such a great date night! Looking forward to seeing you again, soon!

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vipMoon
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love the live music!!!

Bar Toscana
Responded on September 8, 2021

Love love LOVE hearing this! Thank you so much! We will have LIVE music every Thursday night throughout September. Hope you'll come by for more cocktails, "stuzzichini," and tunes!

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viptaraw
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bartender (Tom/Thomas) was great.
Great service, food! we will be back!

Bar Toscana
Responded on September 8, 2021

Thank you so much for visiting and for your review! We're excited to see you again, soon!

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vipRobertS
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local spot..great drinks, great pastas and good night.

Bar Toscana
Responded on August 20, 2021

Fantastic! Thanks for visiting and for the great review!

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HugoAG
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Filet we have ever had. We recomend any of the groups restaurants, can't go wrong.

Bar Toscana
Responded on August 9, 2021

Thank you so much for visiting and for the great review! We're so happy you enjoyed your time with us... and the filet!

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Oliviaa
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks and service. Didn’t try the food but I loved the drinks and ambiance.

Bar Toscana
Responded on August 9, 2021

Thank you! You'll have to come back for dinner! Our Exec Chef Quirino always goes above and beyond with dishes that look and taste amazing! He's very big on presentation, which we love!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great friendly service, they always do a little extra to make everyone feel special.

Bar Toscana
Responded on August 9, 2021

That's so nice to hear! Thank you!

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vipnatashab
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food , great service , friendly staff. Just overall a great place to go.

Bar Toscana
Responded on August 6, 2021

Thank you so much for visiting and for taking the time to share your thoughts. So happy you had a great time! We hope to see you again soon!

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FrankA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have no additional comment --------------------------------

Bar Toscana
Responded on August 6, 2021

Thank you so much! We'll let the stars speak for themselves. So happy you had a nice time!

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vipWendyG
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious truffle pizza. It’ll set you back $41, but it’s worth it!. Napoleon Dynamite cocktails are a must. Fun atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good

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vipRoxanneD
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Bar Toscana is part of the Toscana restaurant in that they share the same space and kitchen. The Toscana kitchen, however, is being renovated for several months so the menu is extremely limited. They should really let people know that you cannot get dinner at Bar Toscana until the kitchen renovation is complete. We ended up leaving and going elsewhere.

Bar Toscana
Responded on February 21, 2020

Hi Roxanne. Yes, Toscana Restaurant is still closed for construction but you can, in fact, get dinner at Bar Toscana. There is a full menu that includes salads, sandwiches, lasagna, sliders etc and there is always a nightly dinner special as well. We hope to see you back again!

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vipJamieB
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the staff was amazing. Can’t wait to go back

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Sitting arrangement was problematic. Food was mediocre

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LisaP
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Just a heads up - we had no idea that the restaurant part is closed next door for remodeling- they share a kitchen so the menu is very lunch like with Sahara and sandwiches - not many protein options.

Bar Toscana
Responded on January 28, 2020

Hi Lisa! Yes, next door Toscana Restaurant is closed for a kitchen renovation through late February. We have added additional items to the Bar Toscana menu so hope you will be back, if nothing else than for a fabulous cocktail!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Thank you very much

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vipfood4life
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Italian bistro in a hip space with great service and a menu for all tastes.

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David
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were pleasantly surprised by the food here (and the wine and cocktails too, for that matter). They have a good reputation already, but the "lasagnetta", the branzino and the panna cotta were all the best I've ever eaten in those categories. We will be back! The restaurant was closed for renovations, so this was the bar itself. Not sure if the kitchen is the same, but I assume it is?

The place is small, and they project TV onto the back wall. Not my preference, but it's a bar after all.

Bar Toscana
Responded on January 7, 2020

Thank you! You are correct your food was from the Bar Toscana kitchen & we're happy to hear you enjoyed it. Toscana Restaurant will be back open late February. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipDindi
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Disappointing stale cannolo for dessert

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KarenR
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Service is excellent. Was there on a busy night and both the host and server made my party feel important as we waited and welcomed as we were seated.

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AlexaH
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing! But it is very very noisy!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great and my go to when I want a delicious meal.

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MeridithM
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the unique AND classic cocktails to the exquisite food, this small, narrow venue is perfect for dinner or just drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Beautiful setting! However the waitress and the store manager more interested in talking to their friends than attending the people dining. Mind you this was later on at night. Ordered their black truffle pizza, ended up being cold. Good place to grab wine/beer with a friend.

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lovefood
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service food and ambiance were excellent

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vipMoon
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was attentive and friendly.

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vipJacqueline
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic cocktails and food! Favorite place in LA.

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vipmarks
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the familiarity of the place. So much lighter than Toscana and a nice change from a busy dining room

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vipHayleyDk
Los Angeles
56 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service was amazing and the food was perfectly delicious, albeit on the pricey side. There is a lot of energy in this bar and the music was on the loud side for us. But the manager overheard us talking about it and immediately offered to turn it down. That was an unexpected surprise and will keep us coming back for dinners there.

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DanielleG
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Always delicious food. Really the best tomato sauce in LA

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vipStephK
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Go to for casual food in a people watching atmosphere.

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vipBruno
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ben is the best

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

you used to be able to order off of the toscana menu but for some reason they put a stop to that. Bar toscana menu is rather limited now. The food was good, the service was very good. Not sure I’ll return though.

Bar Toscana
Responded on May 14, 2019

Hello! We actually do have a great section on the Bar menu called "Toscana Classics" where you can get all of the Toscana Restaurant favorites. We hope to see you back at Bar Toscana!

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Joffre
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I come here all the time. The food is fantastic and the staff is always really helpful!

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vipRichT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience2

They have a bar menu or you can order food from their main restaurant next door, Toscana, which we did. We had a very good carciofi (artichoke) salad, a limp, tasteless margherita pizza, and an ok but nothing special steak Fiorentina, which is disappointing considering its $86 price tag. Service was adequate. Drinks are expensive (minimum $20 for a decent glass of Italian red). My main problem is the noise level, which was like standing next to a jet plane. We ended screaming at each other to be heard and my head was ringing by the time I left.

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avideater
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The bar part of the restaurant is much more intimate and quiet than the restaurant proper. The food is always very good, and the they have an excellent wine list.

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Bar Toscana is rated 4.8 stars by 125 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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