About Cucina Toscana

Cucina Toscana has been Salt Lake’s favorite Italian restaurant for more than 10 years. Known for our impeccable service, table side service, and our homemade pastas. Now with a refreshed menu that includes locally sourced products and new homemade pastas, decadent sauces, and a wide selection of entrees.

282 South 300 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1712
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
300 South/300 West

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(801) 328-3463

Website:
http://www.toscanaslc.com/

Parking Details:
Free onsite parking lot at 307 West Pierpont Ave.

Private Party Facilities:
With three private dining rooms onsite, we can accommodate private dining groups as small as 10 up to groups of 150. The preferred contact is via e-mail - Johanna@toscanaslc.com

Private Party Contact:
Johanna Pay - Please see below for e-mail : (801) 328-3463

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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Cucina Toscana Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

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Quiet

89% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (13)
Special Occasion (12)
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Good for Anniversaries (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Good for a Date (10)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Business Meals (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Cozy (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Healthy (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tapas (2)
People Watching (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Fun (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Casual (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

This place is a gem. I reserved this location for 8 people who were all visiting SLC on business for a conference. This may have been some of the best Italian food we have had in a long time. Everyone was impressed by the quality of the food and the service! I really can't say enough to praise the great job Cucina Toscana did, and I really wish they had a location near me in Massachusetts so I could take my wife out for date night. We were served a decadent hot chocolate with biscotti after dinner, on the house, which was a great surprise. Since we enjoyed dinner so much, we had to try dessert and we shared this amongst the group...again, delicious.

One note, I think on Google or Yelp reviews they had 4 stars, this place is definitely 5 stars. Prices might be high for the area (just an assumption), but the experience is definitely worth every penny. Gratuity was included (20%) and the service was worth every %.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Went there for my 21st birthday, that was some good steak. Finished the meal with a delicious cheesecake!

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Everything was wonderful. The food, wine, and service was all impeccable.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

It was ok. Service was great. Way to expensive for just OK.

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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Had a terrific time at Cucina Toscana!

It seems like I've eaten my way through Salt Lake City these last few years since relocating here from the Midwest. For some reason, Cucina Toscana had never made my hit list until now. Boy, what a mistake that was. We are already planning our trip back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 4, 2017

The seat was very uncomfortable, but I have a bad back so I am probably not the best judge but there was no cushion at all. The music was a bit noisy for my taste. But the manager and staff were superb!

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 (Boise)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Just wonderful like every time we eat here.

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·Dined on September 27, 2017

We had family in town so I used my $100 gift card. We felt very taken care of. A little pricy to go often, but were pleasantly surprised by the fresh tomatoes on bread at the beginning and awesome bread basket. Was not a fan of dip, but could have asked for butter or basalmic. Also, we were pretty full to order dessert but was delighted by the mini cup of cocoa with cookie biscuit. It was a lovely dining experience. Thank you!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Boise)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Wonderful food and service.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Awesome dinner! From appetizer to desert, completely delicious!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Casual, Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, Seasonal, Healthy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food was delicious and the service was great! We had a great time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Food was high quality. Salmon done perfectly. Pace of service was slow. We thought we allowed enough time for dinner before a concert and were tight getting to the concert because the pace of the service was very slow.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great place with wonderful food and atmosphere. The staff was very friendly along with the general manager checking on our table. Great night celebrating our wedding anniversary.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Excellent food, excellent service. We had a lot of fun.

Tags: Fun, Romantic
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We went for a birthday... food was good, but portions are extremely small. The service was good, once it got going. It took a while for them to get moving. I was running late for my reservation... called 3x... no answer... they honored my reservation which I was grateful for them doing so.

Overall, it's lost a lot of it's feel since i went almost 10 yrs ago. I wouldn't go back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Food was excellent and service really good. However we were only ones there at time.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Excellent food and service

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·Dined on August 14, 2017

We love this restaurant we go whenever we want to have a special meal . Service and food are perfect every time. It's upscale comfortable and special all at the same time .

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

I made a last minute decision to dine there on a Tuesday night. It wasn't busy so the staff wasn't too stressed. Still found it interesting that my waiter would disappear for stretches. The food was good but at the prices charged I thought it would be better.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on August 8, 2017

The ambiance was very cool, the white tablecloths and the dark gray-colored walls were quite striking. Staff were very attentive, refilling water glasses without being asked, offering more bread without any hesitation––they were terrific!

The wine list was impressive, but the by-the-glass list was too short; I would have really liked to have had more options. We enjoyed the meat and cheese plate to start, very good flavors that complemented each other well. Next, I had a small Gnocchi and Ravioli plate. They were very delicious, tender and perfectly presented. For entrees we had the Chicken Piccata and my partner had the larger Gnocchi and Ravioli plate. The food was quite delicous, but unfortunately the portions were small for the price.

A lovely, hip restaurant and a good place to celebrate a special occasion.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 6, 2017

The reviews on OpenTable were great so I decided to give it a try. I was disappointed. The prices were high for the quality of food. The ordering was difficult. We ordered cocktails before dinner and they didn't arrive until it was time for the main course. Very disappointed. I won't return.

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·Dined on August 2, 2017

We enjoyed the impeccable service, the timing of the entrees, and the food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 1, 2017

This restaurant is top notch, and the best place I've been to Salt Lake. The service is excellent, which pairs well with a vast number of specials available. The menu is properly sized, comprising of dishes composed with careful attention to detail. I highly recommend the cheese sampling plate, which is composed of some of the best cheese I've had. Pair that with a proper wine from the vast wine list and you're in for a treat. Drinks do not disappoint, and the New York Sour I had was simple perfection. I highly recommend this for a upscale occasion.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Service was slow, but steady. I ordered the Swordfish. It was over cooked. Wine by glass selection was a bit weak. Overall, restaurant was "OK", but way overpriced for the quality of food and service.

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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great dinner! For our foodie family, it was perfect. We have wine lovers, healthy eaters, and kids with developing pallets. They met all needs, graceful accommodating ages ranging from 3- >60). I would highly recommend (unless you're looking for chain restaurant food).

Tags: Business Meals, Tapas, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on July 25, 2017

We went to the restaurant with the reservation and they were closed. No sign no nothing. I even received the confirmation earlier in the day for a reservation. Thankfully we found Valters Italian restaurant which was amazing. We've eaten at Cucina Toscana before and it was very good but unfortunately they were close.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Cucina Toscana always does a great job with food and service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on July 7, 2017

The setting and service was better than average, but the food was overcooked and not special in any way.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 1, 2017

First time at this restaurant. When we first enter it has a fancy feel, with tablecloth and furniture (casual dress code). Host was very friendly, as well as the waiter. Offer different specials as well as explaining the Italian menu (need to read the description). Capesante appetizer was great need extra great to dip and soak up the butter sauce. All our entrees were very good, would recommend thee Veal chop special and the lobster seafood in a similar cause as the capesante. Both mixed seafood special was also good. Definitely leave room for dessert. The custard, lava cake and the gelato are a must. Bottom line is the everything we had that night was all great. My kids wanted to lick the plate. Plan on going back soon..

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Service was excellent and accommodating. We both had pasta with fresh tomatoes and basil, fresh but lacked seasoning.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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 (Boise)·Dined on June 27, 2017

The food was fantastic, service impeccable! Our server made great suggestions and was very attentive to our needs thank you 67 ! Definitely will go back !

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on June 24, 2017

My wife and I only go here for special occasions as the price is quite a bit more than your average dine-in restaurant. However, I have yet to get a bad dish. Each time I go I get one of the specials and have got something different almost each time I've been. I've been here about a dozen times and have seen the decor change twice. Service is usually very good but you never know. This last time it was a bit under par. I don't go for the service, I go for the food which is always meets or exceeds expectations. Pretty sure the menu was written by Valter Nassi who now owns and operates Valter's Oysteria. They have a very similar menu. I have been to Valter's several times and while the service and ambiance there is nicer it comes with a larger price tag and I feel the food is not as consistently amazing as Cucina Toscana's. I know this sounds funny but for high end dining value this place beats Valter's IMO.

Tags: Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Business dinner on a Tuesday evening. Good options, I really liked the smaller Italian appetizer portions you could get in advance of the very filling primary meal. Wine was a little "blah" on options, I would have expected more by the glass Italian wines (it is an Italian restaurant), but all in all everyone agreed it was a repeat for next time we are in Utah.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Fabulous!! Loved it, as always!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Maybe too much hype. Food was average but prices were extravagant. Super loud due to huge party next to us. Service was good.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on June 3, 2017

We always love coming here! The food is amazing! I always get the 3 pasta sampler and this time I got the tiniest serving of truffle capellini, it's my favorite, so I was a bit disappointed. It was also very stuffy and warm. Need some ceiling fans for air circulation! Never the less we were more than pleased with our experience! Delicious as always! Love the extras they provide on house like bread with dipping oil, bruschetta and hot chocolate with biscotti! It's a really special place!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on May 27, 2017

a little pricey, but the food is great. We have been a couple times.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Wonderful food. Respectful staff. The downfall was how small our table was, it barely fit all of our plates. Also, the staff makes fresh salads for you in a bowl, and it is very noisy. Every time the staff made a new salad for a table near to us, our conversations were taken over. Otherwise the food is top notch. We come here on our special occasions.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Our evening from beginning to end was fantastic. Because of 2 accidents on the 15
( we live in the Lehi area) we were running late. The hostess assured us our reservation would be preserved., and it was. We also asked for a romantic table than first chosen and that was also
not a problem. Our hostess was friendly, professional and accommodating.

To be honest we used to frequent Cucina Toscana when the manager/ maitre d was a man
named Valter. He was so involved and proud that most of us thought he owned the establishment. He'd come to each table, make sure all was right and treat everyone like family.

He started his own restaurant which is very overpriced , especially for it being in Salt Lake
and we decided to try the restaurant after 2 years of waiting and see if it still had the magic
they had when Valter was manager.

We were not disappointed at all. The room is elegant but not stuffy, the clientele was hip but
not where we felt as over 50 we didn't fit in. The staff ,,,every single staff member was attentive and friendly.

Our server Javier was fantastic. He came and greeted us, got to know us a little , our food
likes and dislikes. He seemed proud to tell us about the night's specialties.
When he came over to the table to personally mix the Caesar dressing we could really see
what a pro he was ...so delicious , perfect.

My date had the halibut special , that was cooked perfectly , with a sauce that you just wanted to dip the delicious bread in.
I had the Chicken Parm which wasn't like the dish I grew up on in Long Island New York
but was magnificent. Even the side of spaghetti was cooked perfectly , which seems
to be so unimportant to other "Italian" establishments in and around Salt Lake.

We were very happy with the meal, the restaurant and the entire experience and plan to go back again and again.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 4, 2017

We actually thought we were making a reservation for a different Italian restaurant, and realized our mistake when we arrived. What a wonderful error! The food was absolutely amazing and the service was first rate. We will be making our next reservation on purpose!

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Authentic
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