La Toscana is a great restaurant that has been here for years. Great for happy hour, our work lunches and dinner out. Been going here for years and has never disappointed.
We have been going here for family Sunday for years. Great food and the owners are wonderful
Our first visit, would go back again. Don’t like bench seating prefer chairs. We were a party of 4 sat in rear. Could not hear my party across from me. Too noisy. Food was great.
Am new to San Rafael and live in the La Toscana neighborhood. Went to the restaurant with 2 girlfriends prior to attending 'Ladies of Broadway' at the Civic Center. La Toscana was lively and vibrating. The food and service were excellent. My only complaint - as is my complaint re all restaurants nowadays - is the noise level: it's difficult to have a calming conversation with your table mates.
Took my grandchildren out to dinner. Restaurant was very accommodating. Server was very helpful. Food was good for us grandparents as well.
Our service was excellent. The waiter was there when we needed him and did not hover or rush us. We enjoyed the seafood risotto and petrale but thought the vegetables were overcooked. We would definitely go back, and think it would be fun to sit in the bar area.
A family favorite. The food is always consistent. Servers have all been there a long time so the service is great. Food quality and portions are perfect. Great place for a friday night meal or birthday celebration. Try the Lasagna, Canelloni, and Antipasto. Cheers!
Fabulous food, friendly, attentive, very busy waitstaff, and good family dining on a Friday night. But note, it's VERY loud! Removing the wall of mirrors in the main Dining room (not really necessary in such a large room) & sound proofing the ceiling would make a remarkable difference in lowering the almost deafening noise level.
I appreciate everything about this place especially it's proximity to the theater. Food is great and the service is particularly good.
The food continues to be quite good for a local restaurant. The service is also very good and friendly.
The noise level, however is quite high, particularly on weekends.
During the week it is a nicer place to visit as it is very hectic on Saturday night.
This is a consistently very good local italian restaurant with very well prepared dishes.
La Toscana never disappoints. The Osso Bucco was delicious. It was a difficult choice between the Short Ribs and Osso Bucco, so we ordered both. The service was warm and welcoming. I frequently recommend La Toscana to friends.
This restaurant is very good but very noisy.
We couldn't even have a conversation with each other. We had to shout to hear each other.
We have been to La Toscana numerous times, as it has been one of our favorites. However, the past few times have been quite disappointing. The food has not been near as good as it used to be. Today my husband's dinner was not acceptable. He ordered a pasta dish with pappardelle and boar, which he always loves, and it was watery and had a bitter taste. He sent it back, and requested his second favorite, the orecchiette. It was also watery and fairly tasteless. As we are such faithful customers, we didn't want to complain. Ultimately, my husband decided to tell the manager of our concerns. There was no manager available, so another waiter asked us to tell him the problem. My husband shared his concerns, and our waiter came by and chimed in loudly saying, "Liar! You said it was okay!" Unreal! How unprofessional! The waiter we shared the concern with said "Sorry" and that was the extent of that! That is too bad, as we may not return.
Food was mediocre. Service ok Noise level seated in center of restaurant was SO loud I could barely hear my friend
Birthday dinner for family including a 2year old and 5 month old. We were given a perfect table and taken care of very well. Great service and food. It is our go to restaurant and has been for a couple of decades. Always an A plus!
LaToscanna has been the iconic Italian restaurant in Marin County, California. Authentic Italian food made the old fashion way. Food is superb and highly recommend the Italian pasta dishes as well as their calamari steak. Lasagna is a hous favorite and a hit with the locals. Eclectic supper club. Jeans to dress up is accepted BUT make sure you have reservations. Excellent bar with expert mixologists.
Good food and atmosphere. Service also excellent. Would recommend for anyone.
It's a restaurant you want to go for when you want a very friendly, casual atmosphere with delicious food, and great waiters. We go there often. I am thankful they have been around as long as they have, and if they keep up this level of service, they will outlive me!!
We eat at La Toscana often and it's never a disappointment. Always good Italian food.
Its become hit or miss lately. The kitchen needs to learn Italian recipes. Veal Picatta should not have a gloppy gravy sauce on it. They did this once before on Petrale Picatta. Lemon and white wine should be used as well as butter and capers. What happened to the usual crusty french bread served with olive oil and vinegar? Now the bread is a soft crust milk bread served with a whipped margarine stuff. Green vegetables with nothing on them. Had to ask for a little olive oil they were so bland. All in all a rather disappointing experience. I understand food is expensive but cutting back in these ways does not make for a positive experience. I hope they correct these criticisms as we enjoy the restaurant and the owners are wonderful people.
Friendly, welcoming atmosphere. Great service, wonderful food. We have eaten here many times and have always had a lovely experience! A neighborhood gem!! Will continue to come back again and again.
The food is consistently good, great service, friendly staff and nice ambience. Can’t ask for more! Thanks.
Everything was great except for the service. We were obviously not worth our waiter’s time.
Overall...meh..Nothing exciting. Just a little under par in every aspect. Sloppy service. Overcooked, cold steaks. Tired lettuce. Unimaginative sides. Blah drink specials. Forgotten birthday.
La Toscana never disappoints. Good food and great place for lunch or dinner.
Great menu selections, good food and generous portions.
My friend and I both love Italian food, but were disappointed with the quality of our entrees. I had cannelloni, which was so boring and tasteless it was really inedible. Her chicken marsala, she told me, was just not very good. The meal was way too expensive for something so mediocre. Maybe we just made poor choices, but those dishes are Italian staples and should be excellent.
This is the best Italian restaurant we have found in Marin. The Putanesca is not traditional, but it is excellent, with a spicy red sauce. The Lasagna is very good, but not outstanding. The Caesar salad is also very good, and the restaurant has a diverse selection of wines. It has very good ambience and the service is very good. Minor variations on the menu selections are OK with the staff. I like a lot of cheese on my entre, and I got a LOT!! We very much enjoyed it.
We always enjoy our dinner there. Food is always good with a nice comfort atmosphere.
I had a great meal -- loved the pappardelle with boar. The service was good and we were able to make it to the local speakers series.
We enjoyed New Year’s Eve dinner at La Toscana and it was wonderful. The food was well-prepared and service excellent. Given how busy they were we were impressed the kitchen could keep up. We have been enjoying La Toscana for over 20 years...they are better than ever!
Great! Service, Food and Atmosphere were the best I have had in a while.
We celebrated an early New Years Eve with another couple here. Made my reservation through Open Table several weeks in advance and when arrived was given an AWSOME table. Corner booth. It was a great location. While the restaurant had alot of people I was not shouting in that corner booth. Very cozy and wonderful ambiance. Food was very good too! We enjoyed it very much and will be back!
We had a great meal. The wait staff was professional with good pacing throughout the meal. The food was terrific and even though the place was full the noise level was reasonable. Don't miss the blueberry tiramisu.
Wonderful food with reasonable prices. Brittany provide excellent efficient friendly service. The food was well preparation. Restaurant should provide olive oil with the bread in addition to butter.
We have been going to La Toscana for years, and never had a bad meal. I highly recommend it.
Suspect I just ordered the wrong thing that day... Special petrale at next table looked awesome... Solid go to place... Will not be disappointed...
Friendly incredibly accommodating staff. Food was mediocre at best. Carpaccio - drowning in capers on fatty slices of beef. Burrata salad good, with tomatoes that tasted like tomatoes in mid winter (baby tomatoes) but over toasted bread slices were too thick to eat without the whole slice crumbling. Veal scallopini was meh. On the verge of tasteless. All portions were generous, but not great food. Very noisy in the bar, but very friendly customers!
We have been to La Toscana many times for lunch, for dinner and for an afternoon cocktail and appetizers. We have never been disappointed. For our last dinner, our server Renee was very attentive and personable, and the food was again outstanding. The bartender also makes a great Negroni, and the wine selections are excellent. La Toscana has become a go-to place for us.
The service was excellent. The Pescadero pasta was very good with ample amount of shellfish. The tables are very close together so I did feel a bit cramped. The close proximity of other diners was a reason the noise level was a bit high. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this restaurant to family and friends.