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Cafe Toscana, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Cafe Toscana

4.6
4.6
273 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Please call us at 570-208-1252 if you would like to make a reservation for more than 4 people.


Bringing a taste of the Old World to downtown Wilkes-Barre, Cafe Toscana is located at One Public Square in downtown Wilkes-Barre.

Our recipes are tried and true family favorites that represent the best that Tuscany and the surrounding region has to offer.

Cafe Toscana’s Northern Italian cuisine is light and delicate and allows the individual flavors to come through. We feature an array of tried and true family favorites, including veal, pasta, risotto, fish, steak and seafood, with a variety of specials to keep the menu always fresh and exciting. There are also an abundant asortment of homemade desserts on the menu.

A new and greatly expanded wine list gives customers plenty of choices for every dish and every palette.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Café, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm Dinner: Mon – Fri 3pm – 10pm Saturday 5pm – 10pm
  • Phone number
    (570) 208-1252
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Wilkes-Barre
  • Parking details
    Parking is free along the perimeter of Public Square after 6:00 p.m. Throughout the day, parking is also available nearby at the Citizens Bank Parkade, the Ramada Hotel Parkade and the Boscov’s Department Store Parkade as well other parking facilities throughout the City.
  • Additional
    Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 273 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Best Overall

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Best Food

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Best Service

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Best Ambiance

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Best Value

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Good for business meals

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Good for groups

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Good for special occasions

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Lively

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Most Booked

273 Reviews
  1. MichelleS

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We made a reservation for 3 at 630. When we arrived every table was taken. The host approached us, confirmed our reservation and never returned. Very shortly after this the entire placed emptied, leaving us as literally the only table. We were seated. It took over 20 minutes for us to even get a drink order taken which only happened because we asked if there was anyone that was going to be our server. Our drinks finally came and shortly after our meals. Nobody ever came back to check on us and we again had to ask for more water and drinks. The food was ok. I had the salmon which was good, but my vegetables were bland and very under-seasoned. My boyfriend ordered the gnocchi, which he was excited for, but very disappointed in. Bland, and the shrimp were sad and overcooked. The linguine with white clam sauce was good. We were all sadly disappointed in our experience.

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  2. Steve

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My girlfriend and I had a wonderful time. She likes Italian food, and the Mediterranean style of the restaurant perfectly suited her taste.

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  3. SJV80

    Poconos

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience & perfect spot to have dinner pre-show at F.M.Kirby Center. Also great place to have a dinner on a “date night”

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  4. JerryS

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very good. Started with the lobster bisque. Was full of chunks of lobster and was very good. Had the Seafood Rosetta. Very tasty - very large portions. Full complement of cocktails and the ambiance was excellent. My only disappointment was the lack of English speaking skills of the staff.

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  5. Andrew

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Thankful for a fine place to eat out on Christmas Eve as most places were closed. Staff was very accommodating, meals were very good.

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  6. StevenS

    Naples

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food and service. Best Italian restaurant in Northeast PA.

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  7. MaxineW

    Poconos

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Most exquisite restaurant, and top notch wait staff. The food was extraordinary; choice; fit for a King. It is the highest rated restaurant in all of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Will be back very soon. Thank you. Maxine Williams

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  8. Luv2eat

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Great atmosphere. Great staff. Great place. Love this restaurant. One of the best!!!

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  9. Craig

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Extremely attentive wait staff. Food was outstanding. Good value for your money as well.

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  10. DanielleS

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always amazing. There service was lacking. We only saw our server to take our drink orders and food order. Never came back to check on us or if we needed drink refills. It was alittle disappointing but I will be back. It could have just been an off night. Service is usually impeccable in the past.

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  11. FranA

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience from the beginning to dessert!

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  12. Maggie

    West Palm Beach

    45 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Usually a fine experience, this time a bit disappointed. We were handed menus, and a few minutes later asked if we were ready to order. Never asked if we wanted a drink or brought their customary bread and oil for dipping. Took our order and entrees arrived before we were finished with our salads and apps. Food was so-so. Overall the experience was rushed to say the least and has me looking at other options.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My reservation request to sit by a window was honored. Food, service and atmosphere were great. Looking forward to going back. Dessert was outstanding. Suggestion: I love pasta but it would be nice to have one potato option on menus especially if having a meat entree.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Zeeland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My go to place every trip into Wilkes-Barre! Great Staff, Food and ambiance! The TOSCANA Salad was exceptional, followed by Chicken Fiorentina at its BEST! Looking forward to my next trip up!

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  15. mtnotes

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Somehow mismanaged my reservation. Sat my party of 4 at the bar and proceeded to offer subpar service. I hadn't received water as requested after 10 minutes. We got up and left.

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  16. MauraA

    Poconos

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall good experience. Service was excellent. The only problem I had was my eggplant rollitini was served cold like it had been sitting a while. Also my husband said the soup tasted like it had frozen vegetables in it.

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  17. RichR

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Pleasantly surprised with the attentive service. Menu has enough variety to make a choice difficult. Meal was very enjoyable. Planning a return trip soon.

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  18. gary

    New York City

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We've dined at "Cafe Toscana" a number of times and were never disappointed. This time was even better. The restaurant participated in Wilkes-Barre's "restaurant week". Their 4 course pre-fixe dinner was extra special. And the price was very reasonable.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A very nice restaurant with great food and a warm ambiance. Our party of four each had different but great appetizers and entrees. Honestly, I would not have guessed such a nice restaurant would be located on the Wilkes-Barre public square. The restaurant piqued our interest by participating in the W-B restaurant week. We are glad they did and will definitely visit again.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about our dinner was excellent, service ,food, wine, ambiance and value. We have never been disappointed. Highly recommended

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  21. JenniferM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It's always a wonderful dining experience at Cafe Toscana - we loved the ravioli and salmon and it was difficult to choose our entrees based on the evening's specials, which all sounded so delicious. Service was exceptional, as always.

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  22. EliseH

    Poconos

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The manager was incredibly rude, telling us to order quickly when we sat down because they were so busy. Then as we were leaving he accused us of not paying our bill because a different server had picked up our payment and he wasn't aware. When he realized his error he never apologized. I will never return there again!

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  23. lisap

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant! We are from South Jersey and visit this restaurant every time we come for a visit to this area!

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  24. Sam1

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent spot for a date! The food was great, the service was excellent, the price was very reasonable given the quality, the atmosphere was very nice, and it was quiet enough for easy conversation. I'd recommend this place for sure.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Was a very nice meal. Food was excellent and nice wine recommendations from staff.

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  26. AngeloG

    Atlantic City

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    THE BEST MEAL I HAD IN A VERY LONG TIME, EXCELANT !!!

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  27. Carolynn

    New York City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very well done, excellent wine list, friendly and efficient staff. Would recommend coming for dinner.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I reserved a table for me and my husband a few days ago letting them know that it was for a special occasion (birthday). The place was very crowded and very noisy when we got there. The food was not good. I ordered chicken Verona and I couldn't eat the chicken it was soggy and horrible. My husband's tortellini was ok. He tried a piece of my chicken and later that night he got sick! My cheesecake was ok but way too sweet. The server did a good job he was very attentive. This place needs a lot of improvement food wise. Until then we won't be going back nor recommending it to anyone.

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  29. Dinearound

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We were a party of 4 and had an enjoyable meal. There were a few things that could improved upon. At one point both myself and another member of our party waited 10 minutes for a soda and had to ask again before it was delivered. 3 of the 4 pasta meals were very tasty and everyone had complements. However, I ordered the Flounder Livornese because I have had it there before and it was delicious, this time it was very "fishy" and unappetizing. No I did not say anything nor send it back because we had an event to attend and I did not want to hold us up.

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  30. TylerR

    Poconos

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff are always welcoming and kind. Food is fresh and flavorful.

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  31. walkingdead20

    Philadelphia

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. Meals are always served nice and hot. Tell them to bring the Bruchetta backyard

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service is awesome and the food delicious! My wife and I try to go there a couple of times a month.

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  33. MaryannP

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous service, food and atmosphere! Love this place.

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  34. AnnK

    Poconos

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was delicious, presentation was good. Only thing was that we felt rushed. Picking up dishes from table before everyone was done. Actually removed bread from table while one member at the table was still eating.

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  35. JDavid

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Linguine with white clam sauce is my go-to dish at a new Italian restaurant. This was the best ever, I think they put a touch of Basil in it.

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  36. TinaG

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The good was delicious !! The srr we vice was exceptional can't wait to come back

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  37. helene

    New York City

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff was very friendly, and made a good effort to get a seated reasonably on time for a show that evening. We ordered an appetizer , grilled octopus, which was tasty, not amazing because it was chopped w lots of filler . Unfortunately both dinner entrees were mediocre. My stuffed lobster tail was tiny with 1 tablespoon of stuffing. The lobster was undercooked. my husband’s veal was slightly over cooked. My vegetables were hard and undercooked. the linguine was done well. Disappointing.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food. Nice selection. Close to venue. Would go back again!

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  39. DanaL

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were excellent. Definitely going to dine here again

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  40. pakathy

    Poconos

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Can always depend upon having a good experience at Cafe Toscana. It is one of the few restaurants in the area where my husband and I know we are going to enjoy our meals.

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FAQs

Cafe Toscana is rated 4.6 stars by 273 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Cafe Toscana

1 Public Sq, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Wilkes-Barre
  • Hours of operation
    Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm Dinner: Mon – Fri 3pm – 10pm Saturday 5pm – 10pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Café, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Parking is free along the perimeter of Public Square after 6:00 p.m. Throughout the day, parking is also available nearby at the Citizens Bank Parkade, the Ramada Hotel Parkade and the Boscov’s Department Store Parkade as well other parking facilities throughout the City.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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