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Cafe Toscana, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Cafe Toscana

4.7
4.7
203 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 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 203 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Overall

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    Best Food

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Best Service

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Best Ambiance

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Best Value

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Innovative

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Romantic

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Good for special occasions

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  1. AL

    AlanL

    Poconos

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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!
  2. S

    Smacken

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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!
  3. 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!
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. ST

    SharonT

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. l

    llllllllllllllllllllllll

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    very nice Staff and proprietors very welcoming Very good food Reasonable procing highly recommended
  11. 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!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of my favorite restaurants in the area!
  13. 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.
  14. TK

    TerriK

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 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.
  15. 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!
  16. m

    michou

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 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.
  17. AM

    AMED

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  18. 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
  19. V

    Vjay

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 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.
  20. BM

    BreannaM

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing as well as the service.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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
  26. 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. 😀
  27. 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.
  28. SB

    StevenB

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

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

    BobS

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Sat at the bar, bar tender not busy and not overly friendly. Food and service were better on prior visits. Menu changes look good food was better before
  30. AP

    AnthonyP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Excellent food, nice ambience, a little light on the service side.
  31. A

    Albe

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Took a few minutes to get seated even with the open table. Had to ask to get bread and oil like other tables but the place was packed. A noisy group made it hard to hear some times. The food came out quickly and was very good.
  32. M

    Margo

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service exceptional as usual
  33. MF

    MarilynF

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best Italian restaurants we have ever dined in! What made it particularly surprising is that it was a travel stop for lunch for us. The house salad was very good with very fresh ingredients. And the pasta was wonderful-starting with the fact that it was fresh pasta and ending with great sauces, seasonings and meat or fish additions. We topped off our lunch with tartufo-delicious. Very large menu, very reasonable prices and excellent service! We will come back if we are in the area again. Highly recommend!
  34. RN

    RegularNoMore

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    I come here a lot since it's a go-to for a nice date night and the food has always been excellent, but the last couple of experiences have been very disappointing. The pasta was mushy both times, the portion sizes (which weren't big to begin with) got even smaller, and the food wasn't even warm. I don't mind paying for good food, I love good food, but it wasn't worth the almost $200 bill for only the three of us...and no there was no alcohol on that bill.
  35. a

    alissad

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    It took 35 minutes to get 3 drinks - all were just bottles that needed to be opened. It took 40 minutes to get bread. Not all of my clams were open, so I paid for something I couldn't eat. Tables were too close together. Waitresses kept bumping into my husband's chair.
  36. d

    digwine

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Always dependable but this time the food and service were better than I remember it system know a little information of his prostate he's going to get married in Italy so I'm giving he said he found some old tamsulosin and he took him to help so I'm putting them on tamsulosin and a short course of freedom for the burn that's it for 20 some days pretty nice getting married there I didn't ask him that I did mention Etta
  37. p

    perrya

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All was great. Just felt rushed. In and out in less than an hour.
  38. E

    Erof

    Naples

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The salad was delicious, service could have been a little friendlier, meal was good could have been better.
  39. BL

    BobandLu

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Had dinner there with the family before a concert at the FM Kirby Center. We were seated promptly. The place filled up quickly at 6 PM and got just a little bit noisy. The wait staff was very friendly and came to our table several times to make sure we had everything we needed. I had the Chilean see bass–very nice portion and nicely cooked and seasoned. One son at the seafood risotto that he thought was superb. My other son and his usual chicken Parmesan with a side of angel hair pasta and marinara sauce. It was good but not outstanding. For appetizers we had muscles in a light marinara sauce which was quite good. My sons raved over the fried mozzarella which was very fresh. Definitely one of the better Italian restaurants in Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania. Will be back to eat there again when we are back in town.
  40. TJ

    TimJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and great service! Nice atmosphere as well.

FAQs

Cafe Toscana is rated 4.7 stars by 203 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 20 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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