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Cafe Toscana, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Cafe Toscana

4.6
4.6
174 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

  • 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 174 people are saying

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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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    Best Overall

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Best Food

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Best Ambiance

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Best Value

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Fit for Foodies

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Central Pennsylvania

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  1. BS

    BobS

    New England

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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
  2. AP

    AnthonyP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Excellent food, nice ambience, a little light on the service side.
  3. 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.
  4. M

    Margo

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service exceptional as usual
  5. MF

    MarilynF

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 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!
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. d

    digwine

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. BL

    BobandLu

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 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.
  12. TJ

    TimJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

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

    StevenK

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was professional, friendly and efficient. The food was very good in all respects. The atmosphere was just right, you could hear the buzz of everyone else’s conversation and still feel like no one was listening to ours. A classy, old school place, well worth a visit. I will go back.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Average at best.
  15. M

    Maggie

    West Palm Beach

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Nice restaurant. However on this visit we were a bit rushed… had a reservation, do not know why they rushed us out.
  16. TR

    TRhodes19

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner for girls night was amazing!! Tried some things we have never had before. Appetizers were fantastic-calamari was fresh and so tender, breaded baked shrimp was fantastic and the fried mozzarella was so good. A friend had the lamb chops and was in heaven! I had the scallops with orzo-so flavorful and tender with a light breading that did not overpower the scallops. Chocolate mousse cake and cheesecake for dessert was fabulous. My only complaint was for $32 for scallops, they could have been a little larger or there could have been more of them. Other than that, I would definitely eat there again!!
  17. D

    Debbie

    Atlantic City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was amazing. Would highly recommend this restaurant. Look forward to going again.
  18. RC

    RobC

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Visited for my daughter's birthday. The octopus appetizer was very good. The seafood pasta and lamb was also very good. The steak was a little overcooked. At times the servers were very attentive and at other times couldn't get anyone's attention (there were only three other tables). I would visit again to give it another shot.
  19. DK

    DouglasK

    Kansas City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed the excellently prepared food. The service was great and we enjoyed ourselves.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Seating was prompt with reservations. Service was quick and attentive. Minimal time between ordering and receiving entrees. Food presentation was eye pleasing and food taste was delicious. I would recommend anyone in the area to enjoy a fabulous meal at Cafe Toscana.
  21. W

    Winni2021

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were traveling through Wilkes-Barre and decided to try Cafe Toscana. We were delighted with the quality of food and the excellent service. The octopus appetizer was done perfectly unlike many places where it is overcooked. The branzino was cooked differently than we have had before and was delicious. The list of wines was relatively short but high quality for the price. Too bad we live so far away because we would be regulars if we lived in the area.
  22. t

    tfsmith2

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We had date night. Restaurant crowded. Seemed like we had every waiter come to our table, but the waiter that took the order didn't offer a salad and then we didn't see him check on us at all. I had a NY strip steak which was prepared perfectly, the sauce was very good, but the steak had gristle that was difficult to cut through. Not a very good cut of meat. My wife had the shrimp with mushrooms and it was amazing. Creme Brulee for dessert was excellent. Overall a good experience.
  23. AB

    AlexB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Service was good, as well. Recommended. Delicious Italian food.
  24. SO

    ShelliO

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent! Highly recommend this restaurant!
  25. BB

    BBruno

    Philadelphia

    110 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a nice surprise! The food was awesome! I would definitely return.
  26. T

    Tessa

    Poconos

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great. The food was delicious! A little gem in downtown Wilkes-Barre.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Made reservations on Open Table over an hour before actually showing up for dinner, when we arrived the staff informed us that they were unable to fulfill our reservations because they were fully booked for the evening & we were essentially forced to leave. Not understanding as to why we weren’t notified that our reservation was unable to be fulfilled in the amount of time available between when the reservation was for versus when we actually booked the reservation. Absolutely horrible customer service & we will not be returning.
  28. B

    Baravelli

    Baltimore

    47 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall3food1service1ambience3
    We had eaten here several times however, this time the food was not good. My dish had to be returned and when the new dish came it was not much better. The service was very poor. No one came to our table for some time. I had to ask for water refill three times and the waiter was more interested in looking at other tables and not ours. I all fairness, they were more crowded than we’ve seen. That should not matter. We will try again but to pay over $100 for a bad dinner and poor experience is very disappointing.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    First review . Seated prompt ly Water and bread brought promptly . Waiter hurried , no engagement , no replacement of water , Veal dry . Asked for drink list . . Bueno Sera in Plains better choice . Dr Karpinski
  30. AP

    AmyP

    Poconos

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved everything about this place. Menu selection, prices, staff, service, made to feel welcome, presentation, etc. we picked this based on reviews and after reading the menu and our expectations were exceeded. Will definitely go again.
  31. SJ

    SJV80

    Poconos

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Going to show at Kirby Center. Perfect place to have a pre-show dinner.
  32. MB

    MaryBeth

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Little noisy but it was packed! Food was excellent as well as the service
  33. TK

    TinaK

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Toscana is definitely a hidden gem. The food is delicious and it is reasonably priced. This is our new go to place!
  34. R

    Reviewer

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Please have someone stationed at the door so guests don't have to walk thru barroom to be seated. Remove a table or two so there's more room. All tables are rarely in use at same time anyway. Excellent food and service
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Beautiful restaurant inside. Represents Europe. Good food but very small portions for the price. Best part was the bread and oil! So delicious! Service was fair but very slow at the end for the check.
  36. LL

    LowellL

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A nice, quiet venue that was both intimate and yet spacious. The food was excellent. The service was attentive, yet not obtrusive. The restaurant came highly recommended and was deserving of the accolades. We will dine there again.....and again.
  37. S

    Stonehedge

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Wonderful salads! Seafood on the greens were both fresh, sweet and made better by the dressings. Another very good meal!
  38. MK

    MaryK

    Poconos

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Both the service and the food was excellent. For being a little crowded, it wasn't that loud and we easily held a conversation. The atmosphere is is very nice but still comfortable and casual.
  39. RM

    RonM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Parking is a challenge. Maybe a list of possible alternatives to street parking if any.
  40. DS

    DavidS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Toscana is a great place to eat. The service is great and the food delicious. Always bring our guests here when they come into town. Nice atmosphere and attentive wait staff. Would highly recommend going to this restaurant.

FAQs

Cafe Toscana is rated 4.6 stars by 174 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

  • 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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