La Toscana Ristorante
We were just passing through but enjoyed their hospitality. Excellent barrel aged Manhattan. All of the food was delicious but especially liked the Petrale Sole with Lemon risotto.
There's a reason La Toscana is considered a classic: because quality and value never go out of style. La Toscana is old school in the same way that Oxford University is old school. If you get a chance to go to either, you ought to.
Had a nice relaxing dinner with family. Food was great. What more can I say?
This neighborhood gem has terrific food and a great atmosphere. We celebrated my husband's 82nd
birthday there. The restaurant gave him a complimentary dessert, which was a very nice touch.
Had not eaten there for a few years. Pleasantly surprised that the quality of the luncheon food and service was terrific. The mussels and clams in a delicious broth were wonderful, as was they Frito Misto with a pleasant mixture of artichoke hearts, shrimp and Calamari, accompanied by a tasty aioli. My guest enjoyed his fresh greens salad which was seasoned perfectly. The daily special was a ravioli dish with a white sauce that he thoroughly enjoyed. Service was outstanding, ensuring ample french bread, water and beverages. Will return for dinner.
Third visit to La Toscana. Food is very good, extensive Italian menu. The Service was excellent. We would recommend it to friends and we will return
Delicious! Staff were all super friendly and helpful. It was loud when we first arrived, but we didn’t let that get in our way. Will definitely be back!
The service was efficient / good, but the food was below average. I had an arugula salad that was nice enough (hard to go wrong) but my main dish -- a sole piccata had too much of the sauce and the sauce was flavorless, which I've never experienced with a piccata sauce before. The broccoli side was also overcooked. Just kind of a "meh" experience from a taste perspective. Wouldn't go back.
La Toscana is our “go to” Italian restaurant. Food is always excellent. I usually get a pasta dish. This time, for the first time, I got chicken Marsala with polenta and veggies. It was fabulous. My new favorite!
It's been a while since we've been there as the last couple of times, we couldn't get in when we tried - waited too long to make a reservation. We were very pleased with the "new" decor. It is very nice and much more open looking and lighter. The food was very good, except the vegetables were overcooked for us. We had the osso buco, short ribs, chicken parmesan and cannelloni. All of them were quite good and as expected. We had several salads and they were all delicious, but we really wish that restaurants, in general, would move away from the giant salads they have all gone to and back to a smaller, side salad.
We were first times diners at La Toscana but we will go back again!
Out of town guests lived it.
Would recommend add
Always excellent food. Portion sizes for osso buco seem to be shrinking though. Tables too close together for twosomes. So we just make friends with our neighbors. Definitely something you do not want to do if it’s a romantic night out. The Bar lounge room is much more boisterous if you are going out with office buddies or a group of friends. Their executive chef is the key to their success.
Our server was outstanding.
We continually to enjoy our dinners at La Toscana prior to performances at the Civic Center. Our waiter on Monday was particularly good. He was very responsive and unobtrusive.
My birthday celebration was extra special with family and friends at La Toscana
La Toscana is always delicious! And they were amazingly accommodating, even with my big group who had to be super late to the reservation because my car broke down. Highly recommend the Cacio e pepe!
This is a great place for a family visit. We had parents, grandparents, and two kids under the age of three. It was crowded, hectic, and entertaining. The food was good, and there was plenty for leftovers.
We started with bread (a lot of bread), bruschetta, and burrata. Plenty to share. A couple of us got the cannelloni: it was steaming hot, smelled great, and tasted good. A couple of others got the puttanesca and also enjoyed it. One of us wanted to eat "light," so he went with the shrimp louie. And the last order was a fish special that was enjoyed.
The kid's tortellini is probably enough for an adult, though it is just in marinara sauce. We also got our older son his first Shirley Temple, and he helped out with the birthday creme brulee. He will probably want to visit again.
There were families all over the place. We don't visit restaurants much with the kids, so this was a good place to go. They both behaved well until dinner went past their bedtime, so we got out before they turned into pumpkins.
Great food and service it’s noisy when is 70% plus full
But service and food it’s more important to us
Everything was great except our service. Our server was very slow, and barely came to the table. It took us an hour to order our dinner
Awsome as always, for the last 20 years we have been going there
La Toscana is our "go to" restaurant for birthday dinners and other celebrations. The food is always marvelous as is the service. The dining room can be a bit noisy but that isn't the fault of the restaurant!
Perfect. Had out of town friends they loved it too. Thanks so much. Pk
This restaurant is always on point. Service is great, authentic Italian food is very, very good, and on Wednesday's they offer half price wine. The food portions are quite big and the value for the price is off the charts. This has become our favorite Marin County restaurant for the family. Never had a bad experience here. Keep up the great work, La Toscana!
This is a great place. Although we had a reservation, to avoid waiting, we agreed to be seated in the bar. The ambiance is simply not the same.
Absolutely. Was going there before Symphony. We were a party of ten. The waiter took care of all of us with a smile, suggested some good ideas, and got us out in plenty of time.
Eggplant and Seafood Pasta were very good. We ate in the bar area and it got noisy when it got packed @5+.
Half price wine is a very nice perk.
Once we got a server the service was good.
We will go back.
La Toscana is a long tie favorite "go-to". The food is always amazing and the staff is helpful and very efficient. They have a great happy hour and hands down the best spaghetti and meatballs in the county.
Sometimes the noise level is deafening and I go there often.
Dinner last night was really good -- just right. And, the service also was excellent.
Great menu with lots of choices among Italian classic dishes. All the pasta dishes are superb. Prices are reasonable and the service is outstanding. When the dining room is full, it's pretty noisy because everyone is having such a good time and a good meal.
We went to La Toscana for a lunch and got a nice booth at the back. The server, Linda, was very experienced and very helpful with the wine and food choices. We both liked her immediately. The food was well prepared and presented in an attractive way, and tasted great. She had salmon, I had meatballs with spaghetti, you can tell a lot about a restaurant by the way they prepare old standards.
If Michelangelo opened up a restaurant, the food have been his masterpiece of art.
The food was well prpared, however the potatoes were almost cold
Love this restaurant. Always leave with a smile and an appreciation for the great meal
We loved the food and our server was great
Delicious food, great ambiance - and exceptional service.
We often go here for birthday celebrations! Food is delicious and authentic and the people are wonderful!
Caught up with some old friends and had plenty of time to chat. Food was fine and service was very good too.
Nice local restaurant been there many times still good