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Cafe Toscana, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Cafe Toscana

4.6
4.6
215 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 10 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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 215 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Central Pennsylvania

    Best Overall

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Best Food

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Best Service

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Best Ambiance

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Best Value

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Romantic

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Good for special occasions

  • Central Pennsylvania

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    1. Service was horrible, waiter was rude and paid us no attention. Had to ask 3 times for a beer 2. Food was not good . Mussels tasted old and gritty, our salads must have been kept in freezer, burata was solid . All seafood tasted old and pasta was extremely greasy. 3. Do not eat here, they do not deserve your money
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was outstanding. Very nice service
  3. m

    michou

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Solid food, pleasant service. Twice I have had undercooked food (first time a veal chop and then a sea bass) but this was fixed by sending it back to kitchen. Tasty meal so worth visiting. Tiramisu was very good
  4. EA

    EdwardA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, great service and beautiful looking. Restaurant was very busy but noise level was low, very enjoyable evening.
  5. SP

    SharonP

    Pittsburgh

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First time eating at Cafe Toscana. I liked it as soon as I walked in the door, happy people (staff & customers) and it smelled so good. I had the pasta Fagioli soup and it reminded me of the soup my best friends grandmother’s (from Italy) used to make and it was delicious. My Caesar salad with grilled chicken was very good, I added a little more dressing and then it was terrific. My husband had the avocado and lobster salad , he thoroughly enjoyed it. I stole and a bite and I thought it was really delicious. My only comment would be that the servers need to check in a bit more after the food is served and maybe ask if we would like another glass of wine. I will definitely be back.
  6. BS

    BobS

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Birthday and after show dinner, restaurant was busy and had great energy. We ate at the bar, enjoyed chatting with other patrons and the bartender attention
  7. J

    Jess

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Sad to say but it was a poor experience. Server took our order. We had to ask for our drinks over 30 mins later. Never received apps. Come to find out our entire order was never put in. We were there 1.5 hours, one drink each and no food.
  8. b

    bobs

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had an excellent experience at Cafe Toscana. Food was prepared well and served promptly. Service was great considering it was a full house prior to a show at the Kirby Center. Definitely will dine there again
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent authentic Italian food and a terrific team!
  10. JG

    JoeG

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Used open table to make reservations Entered birthday under occasions and asked a question. Received no response on the question. Upon arrival, the bartender just gave us random table in a corner. Long wait for a drink order. Had to request a wine list. Meal was average at best. My “16 oz” veal chop came out as 2 thin chops ( doubt it was 16 oz) at a price of $38! Never came around to see if everything was ok. Waited too long to take our dessert order so we just got our check and left. Most likely will not return.
  11. DS

    DamianS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    We finished our dinner and were abruptly given our check. We were never asked if we wanted another drink, coffee, or dessert.
  12. e

    eileen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I moved from New York one year ago. I missed a good Italian restaurant. Now I’ve found my Italian restaurant. Cafe Toscana reminds me of my time spent in Italy. Service was great, Food was delicious and served to perfection. First class service with reasonable prices. I highly recommend!
  13. AL

    AlanL

    Poconos

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice ambiance, attentive staff, good menu selection, and all dishes were very well prepared. A nice gem in center city- give it a try!
  14. S

    Smacken

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family and I, party of 6, had the pleasure of dining at Cafe Toscana for first time. The experience and food was tremendous from atmosphere, to drinks, to fabulous staff and efficiency. We will definitely be back! Thank you Cafe Toscana!
  15. VV

    VinceV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Toscana has yet to disappoint! Excellent food served in a great atmosphere!
  16. ST

    STANLEYT

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Taken right on time for our reservation. Even though they were extremely busy , service was quick and food was excellent.
  17. CM

    ChristineM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and very good service. Food came out quickly. Had the Crème Brûlée for dessert it was really delicious. Portions are large.
  18. S

    Sharwill

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the food and service was excellent!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The halibut was delicious however the Gamberi Toscana was a bit bland. Not much flavor although supposed to be in a garlic wine sauce.
  20. SY

    SteveY

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favorite restaurant in Wilkes-Barre area! Our daughter goes to college nearby and we were lucky enough to find Cafe Toscana early in her college career. We have enjoyed several family celebrations here and highly recommend it to others. The food is delicious and the price fair. The employees are friendly and provide excellent service. If you want a fine Italian meal you should make a reservation at Cafe Toscana.
  21. RO

    RickO

    Poconos

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were excellent! Always reliable whenever I eat there.
  22. l

    llllllllllllllllllllllll

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    very nice Staff and proprietors very welcoming Very good food Reasonable procing highly recommended
  23. MM

    MattM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, service was amazing and price was great. Will be back for sure!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of my favorite restaurants in the area!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Zeeland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Professional, Super Friendly and GREAT FOOD! You cannot ask for anything more! My go to restaurant on the Willkes-Barre public square, every visit to the city.
  26. TK

    TerriK

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We went to the restaurant prior to a show nearby. The restaurant was very busy due to the show. We were rushed through our meal so they could turn the table. I ordered a special and asked how it was prepared and explained that I needed gluten free sides. The entree came with a different side that was not gluten free. The staff did not seem to understand what I was asking for. The food was good and ambiance is very nice. We were disappointed in the service.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The calamari was the most tender and flavorful I have ever had. The ravioli was fresh and the sauce delightful. We will be back!
  28. m

    michou

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Had better meal here before. Bread was not fresh, veal chop ordered medium was rear and i should have returned it for additional cooking and vegetables were soaking in oil. Wine selection by glass was decent.
  29. AM

    AMED

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  30. CD

    CarolD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The service was excellent. The food we ordered was outstanding and served with the best presentation. The waiters were very helpful and friendly. I am so glad that my last minute pick was your restaurant. CONGRADULATIONS!!!!!!! YOU MADE THE CUT........ Samuel and Carol DeSalvo
  31. V

    Vjay

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great menu! My scallops were excellent. My husband asked if the pasta dish was spicy and was told no. It really was too spicy for him. Service was very good until we finished our meal. Had to ask about dessert and after an inordinate delay trying to get someone’s attention finally got someone’s. They weren’t overly busy and didn’t seem to be short staffed, but it didn’t seem like anyone was responsible for our table. We’d probably give them another try.
  32. BM

    BreannaM

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing as well as the service.
  33. CF

    CheriF

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This was a nice little find. Not to far from Jack Frost Bread was excellent. Dipping oil was poor quality so just opted for olive oil and mad e our on concoction .. The home made Ravioli with spinach was excellent! Meatballs...weren't on the menu but when we asked they said yes. unfortunately, they were a lot to be desired...Def. came from broad-line distribution. Sauce was overcooked and tart. The tortellini with mushroom cream sauce was excellent! The tiramisu was "homemade" but poor quality. The cake was light and fluffy and mascarpone filling was light. Lacked Espresso flavor and was the topped was drizzled with cheap choc. syrup. We will be going back but sticking to the entrees.
  34. RB

    RogerB

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful! A little on pricey side, but worth every penny.
  35. RC

    RCSam

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Service was horrible, our waiter was also the bartender and he barely came to our table. Didnt offer any drink menus, never came back to check on us after he finally got our food order. It also looks like they cater to regulars more than new customers. We had to flag down other waiters and servers for some service. They also ran my credit card against the wrong bill, and food was just OK, they definitely ruined Chilean Sea bass. Expected a lot better, will not be going to this establishment again.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and presented well. Service was excellent and Cafe Toscana has become one of our favorite restaurants.
  37. LB

    LeroyB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was very good The only problem was that it took 40 minutes to get our appetizers They said the kitchen lost our order
  38. JG

    JudithG

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my sister there for her birthday. It was lunchtime. Not crowded. The service was professional and not rushed. The food was delicious. I had hicken parm. A perfect lunchtime portion. She had Chicken and shrimp scampi. She said it was very good. I was surprised it didn't come with pasta but she said it was filling. Desserts were to die for. Big portions. I had choc. Mousse cake and she had carrot cake. Both were very good sized. We will be going back for sure. Next will be to get hubby to go too. 😀
  39. MK

    MaryK

    Poconos

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you're in the mood for really good Italian food with great service in a very nice atmosphere, I highly recommend Cafe Toscana.
  40. SB

    StevenB

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our visit and dinner at Toscano was fantastic, very nice atmosphere, service and food quality and presentation.

FAQs

Cafe Toscana is rated 4.6 stars by 215 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 10 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

  • 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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