Caffe Torino - Oro Valley

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578 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Welcome to Caffe Torino in Oro Valley. We are a family owned Northern Italian restaurant that opened in the year 2000 and went through a remodel in February 2015 that transformed the space into a comfortable and upscale environment. Our beautiful bar opens up to the spacious covered patio and we feature Happy Hour daily from 3 to 6 offering discounts on drinks and appetizers. We serve breakfast, lunch, dinner and pizza Tuesday through Sunday and we are currently closed on Monday. We are happy to accommodate all your dietary needs, including gluten free options.
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CF
Anchorage
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very pleasant evening. Good service, good food and generally quieter in the second room. We always enjoy dining at Cafe Torino.

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DV
Cleveland
36 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfecto! Our Italian guests were very impressed with the food preparation and the wine cellar. What a gem.

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AJ
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Made a reservation and our table was ready for us upon arrival. Pizza was delicious, pasta was heavenly, wait staff was very attentive. Would dine here again next time I am in Tucson.

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d
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Its always a pleasure to dine at Café Torino. The food is always excellent and the service is great. They have a very good wine selection also. I enjoy the outdoor patio on a decent weather day.

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KC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Caffe Torino is my favorite Italian Restaurant in Tucson. I always order the chicken marsala gluten free option. The flavor of the sauce is awesome!

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EL
Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Cafe Torino is one of our go to restaurants. Great food in a nice atmosphere and reasonable price.

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C
Denver
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

So glad to have had a wonderful lunch after a near miserable dinner a Few weeks earlier.
I’m going to assume that dinner was a fluke.

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MP
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Nice evening with friends. Thanks

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GW
Tucson
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cafe Torino is one of our very favorite restaurants!

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BD
Toledo
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was very good!

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Horrible service. Cold food. We waited 20 minutes for our salads and had to wait nearly an hour for our entrees, which were served cold. The waiter seemed unconcerned when we mentioned that we thought it was unacceptable. He comped us one dessert. For a Saturday night, it was not busy. There were empty tables and the wait staff were not really busy. Huge disappointment after hearing how good it was supposed to be.

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D
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious. Always have a great dinner here. Great neighborhood restaurant.

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K
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious. Brody was an excellent server. Very noisy and a crowded booth for six adults. But, we’ll go back because the food is delicious.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food is mediocre. Lasagna pasta was over cooked making the dish mushy. The crab cakes have been better prepared in a previous time. The were very greasy with an oily taste. The spaghetti was good.

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LC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great as usual. Loved the pizza and caesar salad. The server was most accommodating with diners' dietary needs. Very nice wine list.

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R
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Caffe Torino is usually one of our favorite restaurants in the Oro Valley area. On this occasion the food was very good but our server was uninterested, got one order wrong and appeared to be sleep walking.

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N
San Diego
63 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Waiter was wonderful but was handicapped by a SLOW kitchen. Took an hour to get our order. Fish was ok, but the flat iron steak was tough and cold. If you go here it is best to stick with the pasta dishes. There are many places better than here.

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AG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great meals. Great conversation. Twice the waitress rushed off before everyone could order what they would like which made for an uncomfortable situation. Otherwise perfect meal.

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AR
Dallas
138 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good solid neighborhood italian spot. Consistent food and service. Special shoutout to the cioppino, veal dishes and seafood specials. Small but reasonable wine list.

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s
Tucson
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was good but not outstanding.

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K
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable dinner with my husband. Service was attentive, food excellent.

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j
Seattle
52 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Recommended by a friend and two strangers. The restaurant lived up to it's advance billing. My wife had the eggplant parmesan and I had rigatoni with sausage. Both were delicious but huge. We also shared a terrific Caesar salad. We took home half of the main meal. The total cost was about $55.00 including tax and tip. Go! Buy! Eat!

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TR
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a plea

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place

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S
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is excellent...never had a bad meal or experience in there. We also love their bread and oil! The pork shank and lamb chops are superior!

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CB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Good service but the food was disappointing. The bread was actually fantastic but my salmon was over cooked and pretty bland. My fellow diners were, unfortunately also disappointed.

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BD
Toledo
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous meal!

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m
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Very slow service. Took two hours start to finish. The food was served cold. Normally we have a good experience so maybe it was an off night. But can't tell you the food was worth it because cold pizza is pretty nasty. And three of us ordered pizza. At one point one pizza was delivered to our table and looked pretty good but then they rushed over and took it away. Said it was someone else's. Just not a good experience overall.

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R
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We enjoy Caffe Torino and the food didn't let us down. Having to wait ten minutes
before being seated was annoying and the service was pretty slow.

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FF
Tucson
40 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always pleasant, food always really good. That’s why we return frequently!

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s
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

still the best food and great all around at this Oro Valley location.

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WS
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Maybe they were having a bad night. The baked brie was undercooked. My wife's salmon was so salty she couldn't finish it. We reported it to our server. My pasta sauce was good, but the meatballs were lukewarm. When we got home, Open Table reported that we hadn't shown up at the restaurant. Wish we hadn't.

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GE
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent. Food was served promptly and was hot.

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c
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was great and came very fast. The meal also included fresh bread and balsamic olive oil. the seating at the Oro Valley location is fairly restrictive; most booths are close to bar or kitchen. The wine selection was OK; included most popular varieties by glass or bottle. Staff was friendly and very attentive. Dinner for two at $21 each for entrees came to $75 with tax and tip.

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LM
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Mediocre food, lackluster service. The high point was that it was quiet enough to chat. Not sure I will be back.

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S
Phoenix
45 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We met friends from out of town for dinner at Caffe Torino. One of our friends is very tall and large and had trouble sitting in the booth where we were seated. So as soon as possible, the host moved us to a very nice table in the back where our friend could comfortably enjoy his meal, and it was also somewhat quieter. The wait staff couldn’t have been nicer or more helpful, even though it was a Saturday night in high season. We always enjoy our meals there, and this time was no exception. But it is the service that sets the place apart.

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OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Not sure if it was because of being the day after Valentine's or Friday night, but the reservations were very backed up. Have been here before when it's been busy, but this was crazy. We were seated 20 minutes late and then only because someone in front of us had given up. Service once we were seated very spotty. Caffe Torino one of our favorite restaurants, but very disappointing. Food was excellent as always.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Never coming back to this place.. the service was horrible, my food took FOREVER to come out even though they hardly even had customers which I thought was odd and once it came out it was cold.

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MP
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Chef walked out during our meal preparation. We waited over an hour for three of our four meals, hour and half for the fourth. They did comp us for two drinks and the fourth meal.

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WI
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Has gone down hill lately. Used to be a gem. They are not making sure each item is prepared properly. Appetizers with bunt toast not even warm. Possibly too busy

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