Caffe Torino - Oro Valley

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635 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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GD
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Four of us each had separate entrees and were all pleased. We enjoyed our evening and the service.

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DE
Tucson
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were outstanding, as usual. The server was very helpful with information about the menu selections.

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MM
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration. No birthday celebration item offered from restaurant!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food came out fast & tasted great

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RF
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and food recommendation were spot on

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FF
Tucson
46 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Cafe Torino always hits the mark. That’s why we keep coming back!

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t
Tucson
8 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Caffe Torino is a favorite - great menu and the food is always excellent, although the kitchen can be slow- as it was for this visit. The menu specials are always interesting, even if not a personal choice.
Love the Veal Marsala and Linguine a la Scoglio, two regular choices! Definitely would recommend!!

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IF
Phoenix
48 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lunch can certainly be a challenge in my neck of the woods for something beyond a burger & fries in a 3-5 mi radius. Had a turkey panini that was unusually good here that it piqued my interest in returning to check out other items, starting with breakfast.

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c
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

4 diners and most liked the food. The one exception was the taglietta. Heavy on pasta , short on sauce, especially the meat. Sauce was mostly marinara and not particularly good. North restaurant sauce much better by comparison.
My experience with Caffe Torino is mixed, sometimes very good and sometimes just ok

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d
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. Very reasonable food choices. Have been there many times and everything we've tried on the menu is very good. Great wine list.

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MC
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I scheduled a ladies luncheon for 11 persons.
The staff were knowledgeable about the various dishes we wanted.
They were attentive and friendly.

The food was not only delicious it was artfully presented.
We had such an enjoyable time that we stayed much later than usual.

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JL
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Our server was great, but placed the order for EGGPLANT parmesan my friend and I were sharing (along with another dish) for CHICKEN parmesan in error. She acknowledged the error was hers and said she would take it off our bill and we thought offered (at no cost as a good will gesture) to bring the eggplant. We said to box it as the other five with us were done with their lunches. We were surprised to see it on our bill but paid it as we had caused the others with us a long enough wait. So the error on her part still caused us cost and delay.

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S
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

Typically, all of our experiences at El Torino Oro Valley have been outstanding. This time the Capricciosa pizze was burned, overloaded with black olives, and hardly any ham. Did you get a new cook? It wasn't that busy so that wasn't the problem. Bring the good cooks back!

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VS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

In the past we have experienced rude staff at this restaurant but the food was really good so we would still go. But that all changed sunday, we had an amazing waiter. I wish I could remember his name to give him a shout out.

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DO
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed the best Lambchops I have had in the last 10 years, they were prepared perfectly and the sauce was excellent. The Mushroom Risotto was very tasteful, as was the spinach. The service at caffe Torino was very personable and timely. This restaurant has become our number one favorite in Oro Valley. If you haven't tried it yet, give it a go, you will not be disappointed. Enjoy

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c
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

the only place in tucson with good ciopino. i will be back.

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LW
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife had the tilapia. She can never bring herself to order anything else. She just loves it and can't understand why I can't duplicate it in our kitchen. Such a dreamer. I tried the lamb chops for the first time and they were amazing. I'm afraid the may be tilapia and lamb chops for us for the foreseeable future. We love this place. Always good food in a friendly neighborhood atmosphere.

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DS
Tucson
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have eaten at Caffe Torino on multiple occasions and have sampled many different items on the menu. Never yet have we been disappointed. Will return again, soon.

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F
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and the food were excellent as usual!!

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DC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Service to-notch. Sorry I ordered 2 glasses of wine. I didn't realize it was $12 a glass. My fault.

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C
Tucson
27 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Eat here often and always get the Chicken Talegio
The server told me they have a new chef because my meal was dripping in oil. Too much oil
They need to update the restaurant too but will go back

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EL
Phoenix
32 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always an outstanding meal at a very reasonable price. Keep up the great work.

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TJ
Phoenix
76 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

We will not be returning. The atmosphere is not very good unless you sit outside. We sat at a dark and crowded booth. Hostess had trouble finding our reservation. The cocktails that we ordered contained little
alcohol. Our dinners were just mediocre. I had to ask the server for grated cheese for my pasta.
Nothing special about this restaurant.

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DR
Tucson
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always this is a great place for a meal. Service was great, food very good as usual and atmosphere very comfortable. It has become my go to place for dinner.

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DM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my second visit to Caffe Torino. This time for a family member's birthday. It was the perfect setting for a casual, but more sophisticated Italian Dinner. 10/10 would recommended. One of the best, if not the best, Italian Restaurants in town.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, reasonable prices. Quick service, wonderful ambiance. So nice to eat out and be able to have a conversation! European style coffee, yes and yes. We’ll be back.

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WE
Tucson
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Decided to try it again after several years because of previous poor service, inferior food and owner attitude. This visit was even worse - with a reservation, waited 8 /10 minutes for host/hostess to appear at station and be seated - waited another 15 minutes for server - then 15 more for bottle of wine (our choice substituted for another lesser quality at same price) followed by 25 more for a very poor Salad Course! Our NON flavored entrees arrived 1 1/2 hours after our being seated (Gnocchi with Gorgonzola sauce & Risotto capesante e gamberi) - Gnocchi returned TWICE because of wrong sauce - finally corrected on 3rd attempt! Risotto entree not close to expected flavors. Adjacent tables received same quality of service (long waiting for food and checks) with closest neighboring table having returned 1 entree THREE times before accepting. Lack of proper staffing, a kitchen with facilities adequate for a fast food restaurant operation and apparent poor management (did not see anyone resembling Manager/Owner), this VERY OVERPRICED bistro is one to stay far away from!! Do not look at their menus on-line for prices - there are NONE listed which is generally another indication of overpricing! Most other Italian restaurants will provide a far higher quality of service, food and level of satisfaction with an interest in your returning. DON’T give this one even a “second look”!

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TO
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

We had to wait in line for 10 minutes to get seated for a reservation. It took over 10 minutes for staff to come and take drink order. We rec'd our first drink and then we had to wait about 30 minutes after our first drink was gone for the waiter to come over and ask for another one. The food took an extremely long time to come out of the kitchen.

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RS
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Electronic reservations work well. Slow service, overpriced medium quality food and wine. Limited menu selections. Ran out of Bud Light. Who runs out of Bud Light!

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SO
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, lovely dining outside on a cool evening.

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KO
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

Such amazing food! Must have it a busy night because the service was very slow.

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SM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Always have good meals there. This has been for the past 20 yesrs

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MW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian restaurant in the area. A little pricey but good value for your buck.

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o
Tucson
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and outdoor patio - there was even a water dish for our dog !

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MM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

At first we were seated in a quiet booth but it was underneath the air conditioning vent. We asked to be moved at the hostess could not have been nicer about it. Also our server was very attentive. It was a lovely exxperience.

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B
Phoenix
41 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to Caffe Torino at least weekly for 10 years or more. It is a delightful family owned restaurant. The food is awfully good as is the service.. It is local to us and we are so happy it is.

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t
Cleveland
20 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, an incredible meal with fantastic service. We so enjoy our visits to Caffe Torino - Oro Valley.

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B
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious gourmet food!!! Cannot usually find gluten and dairy free food this good anywhere!! They always take great care with our special diets which is much appreciated!!

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B
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I always enjoy visiting this local restaurant. This time we each ordered a special. There were two (a pasta dish and a fish), and both were truly delicious. We highly recommend this restaurant for their excellent pizzas and pastas, and we suggest that anyone who wants a full meal give their specials a go.

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MJ
Tucson
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Outdoor atmosphere is wonderful. Sitting at the bar in fun and waitstaff is very engaging.
Every entree we have tried has been fabulous. We bring all our out of town guests here.
Wine list is awesome. Lots of great choices.

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