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About Il Toscano - Douglaston

For almost three decades, Il Toscano has been known for taking fresh, seasonal ingredients and preparing sumptuous Northern Italian style cuisine.

42-05 235 St.
Douglaston, NY 11363
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary European

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,

Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm,

Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Douglaston Parkway

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(718) 631-0300

Website:
http://iltoscanony.com/

Catering:
Please see our website iltoscanony.com for details
You may also call 718-631-0300 and ask for Alex or Arturo

Parking Details:
Free attended parking in the L.I.R.R. lot across the street. On-street parking is also available.

Public Transit:
The Port Washington branch of the L.I.R.R.- Douglaston Station.

Executive Chef:
John Binder

Private Party Facilities:
The Wine room and Sky room are both available for private events or wine dinners.



We have our Table X which is in a secluded part of the dining room and can accommodate up to 5 persons (advanced reservations required).



Check out our Country Style Tuscan Table upstairs!



See ILTOSCANONY.COM for photos, menu and details.

Private Party Contact:
Alex Privilegi: (718) 631-0300

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Il Toscano - Douglaston Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (28)
Special Occasion (23)
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Good for a Date (19)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Romantic (13)
Cozy (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Business Meals (7)
Casual (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Fun (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Seasonal (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Perfect time with the perfect ambiance. Favorite place every time

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

This was as perfect as a dinner could get. I made my reservation on Open Table, explaining it was my wife's birthday.

We arrived an hour earlier than our reservation but were seated without hesitation. We were given two choices of tables and chose a table for 2 versus a larger one for 4.

My wife ordered a Pinot Noir, which was a large pour and delicious, while I had Makers on the rocks.

We were brought a basket of assorted breads, which is served cold with bottles of oil and balsamic vinegar.

We always share our dishes, which is our built-in way of cutting calories.

We started with the steamed mussels, which were amazing. Incredibly flavorful with onions, red peppers, jalapenos and apple wood bacon in the sauce. We needed another bread basket just to sop up all that delicious juice.

Then we shared the arugula and endive salad, also perfect, with honey crisp apples, pecans, cranberries, goat cheese in a vinegarette. Excellent!

Our main course was the lasagna bolognese. Wow. Huge portion and it literally melts in your mouth - so flavorful and delicious.

The waitstaff was attentive in just the right degree, neither too much or too little. For dessert, our waiter explained the options and we chose the Napoleon after reading so many reviews extolling its virtues.

A few minutes later, the entire staff came over singing Happy Birthday to my wife. I appreciated that they let us choose the dessert rather than making the choice for us.

Every rave review for this Napoleon is well-deserved. It is the lightest cream I've ever tasted and disappears as it hits your tongue. The crust is crispy, flaky and super fresh.

My wife was over the moon with the entire experience and it was a perfect, memorable evening. Kudos to the chef and the staff for a job well done!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food is consistently good, which is the main thing you want in a restaurant, however the prices have gone up significantly. They are charging fine dining prices for a restaurant that isn't quite fine dining. Waitstaff is friendly and attentive, but definitely not on par with servers in fine dining establishments. Food is very good, not great, and the owner is friendly and always walking the floors and checking up on the regulars, which is a nice tough. The decor is pretty dated and could use some serious refreshing and the menu is a little frantic and lacks a bit of creativity. Italian staples such as Lasagna sit beside Asian preparations on seafood, so there is no consistency as far as a theme. For neighborhood regulars this is probably a welcomed comfort, but for the occasional diner and foodie you hope for some upward modifications.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We have NEVER had a bad meal at il Tuscano.
The service is always first rate and friendly. We would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves Italian food.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went on the worst dining out night, New Years Eve. We were waiting a half an hour for our table, and it wasn't a bother. Hung out at the bar for drinks. The main room was very crowded and energetic. Its a tight squeeze amongst the tables but it makes for a good vibe. The food was delivered timely and delicious. For some reason we don't go here often enough. Its really worth the extra drive time in the car.

Tags: Authentic, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Always very good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We are never disappointed. Went on New Year’s Eve and many restaurants are so-so on that date. Il Toscano was amazing!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The service was moderate to poor. We had an early time for dinner, (6pm) and we were clearly being rushed to order and vacate. While I was in the restroom, they attempted to remove my plate, with at least a half a meal remaining, my friends had to stop the waiter. Food was a real disappointment, I had their Signage dish of angry lobster, it was bland to say the least. Nice ambiance, however

Tags: People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This place is like a hidden dragon. It took us a little while to find it. When I stepped into the door, I fell into love with it immediately. I feel like home warm and cozy while it was freezing outside.

Great decorations caught my eyes. The restroom is so clean and spacious. The service is excellent. The waiters are well experienced. The food is so authentic and the price is reasonable. It was an excellent choice to try its Cabernet Sauvignon with house made pasta. I also got my favorite grappa after the dinner and had my first taste of Fernet Branca - my drink of course.

We had spent our New Year’s Eve at such a wonderful restaurant. We were so impressed and happy.

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic, Casual, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great place, highly recommend.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

I was there with my mom on Christmas Eve
Sadly I was very disappointed . Place filled up soon after and most tables were served before us it took way too long
When my pasta dish came it was pipping hot perfect,my mother’s lamb chops were freezing cold.
Had to send back and wait for new order of lamb, so yes I ate my pasta while my mother had to wait for her lamb when I was done her lamb came out and waiter apologized saying it wasn’t his fault surely he didn’t want his tip to be in jeopardy . He said there was a mix up in the kitchen.
So now we have been sitting for 2 hours waiters too busy for me to ask for check so I got up and asked the host .so whilst waiting at bar for 15 minutes and asked again where is my check he said I put it at the table.mean while he was literally 1 foot away from behind me.
I took the check handed him my credit card with out looking at the price I was in a hurry at that point.yes I waited again watching the daughter of owner sitting at bar doing one bill after the other consistanly.
Waited again I turned around and asked the host where my bill was so I can sign you guessed it ,he put it on the table !!!! What an incompetent employee really stupid.
I actually left a 20%tip .
I expected at least the one dessert ordered would be on the house for our unpleasant experience but nothing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent food / dishes ,top quality and detailed presentation and service.

Lamb, fish, beef, lobster, pasta and salads excellent.
Desserts are good to very good, however do not match the quality of the meals/main dishes.
Drinks are generous, a surprise nowadays!!

A place to visit frequently!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The restaurant had a horrible odor. Smelled like sulfur or septic tank back up.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great experience from start to end with the wine, food and Napoleon dessert. Always great service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Solid and consistent. Not all the staff is great but the good ones are great. Don't be afraid to try specials here, they are usually special.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We are frequent long time customers. Sitting upstairs has become a nightmare. The service is poor and the dinner is very long. The downstairs dining is a pleasure. The reservations are lately not being honored by a reasonable time anymore either. Love the place but have had some complaints quite recently.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Il Toscano is one of our favorite restaurants! We have been going there for years. The staff is wonderful and the food is outstanding! I highly recommend this restaurant!!!!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Bar Seating, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

It'a been a few years since I've eaten at ll Toscano and thought it would be a good place to celebrate my girlfriends 65th birthday. We were seated on the top floor aka "Sky Room" and found the space to be chilly, yet less congested than the main floor. I ordered a glass of Super Tuscan and was disappointed by the short pour of a very tasty wine. The menu and specials were OK, somewhat limited. I had the lobster and was surprised to find the lobster meat had a breading. It was not a satisfactory dish. Others in my party also found their meals not equal to the prices charged. I'll probably won't return to ll Toscano.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We eat at Il Toscano for special occasions, perhaps two to three times per year, and it is always terrific. But this time was the best--the escarole, the pollo scapariello, the steak, all amazing. The service is highly efficient, but not over pushy.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Limited menu. Food is average at best

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Not only slow, terrible service but to top it off when we got home they mixed up the food we had asked them to pack up. We took our friends. I was planning to eat it for lunch - annoying!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Never disappoints! I just celebrated my 56th birthday Saturday evening and the food was spectacular as usual. The service is tops, the wine was just lovely and they had one of the best veal chops ever! Thank you for such a lovely evening!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent food

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Don’t know if it was the food or the company but we had an amazing evening. Shared the zucchini flowers which were flawless. Amazing veal chop and lobster Toscano

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Love Il Toscano, they always have delicious specials.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I've been coming since I was a kid. Tight space, close tables, loud rooms, but wouldn't change it. Edited down menus from when we last dined at Il Tuscano. Though we saw no one waiting for a table the service was very rushed. They had our entre's at the table long before we finished our salads. Personally, being rushed in any restaurant on a Saturday night after I've had a long work week doesn't work for me. We were rushed all night. Server refilled my glass with the wrong wine . BUT he did bring a fresh glass and a fresh pour. The pasta with lamb was delicious and a very generous portion. The fish dishes were also generously sized and perfectly prepared. Excellent coffee, espresso and cappuccino. Can't wait to go back...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

you always get a good meal when you go here staff is very friendly and helpful.......nice variety on the menu plus specials......does get crowded as evening goes on so it's good to make a reservation.......great dining experience in a nice setting

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We were at a table upstairs right by the bar and very noisy. People bumping into you in the space. Really a hall not where a table of 8 belongs.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Never disappointed when dining here. Can't wait to go back again!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Magnificent.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Had to wait 20 minutes on a Sunday to be seated. Waiter asked if we would like a glass of wine,
I ordered red and said any dry red is fine. When the check came we were billed $32 for one glass of ordinary red. Thought that was outlandish especially for a neighborhood restaurant in Queens. Food was just okay.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Il Toscano is my wife and I’s favorite Italian restaurant. Everytime we come here we are amazed by the great food and service. The father and son owners are always very welcoming and make you feel at home.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We love the lobster special, often invite friends to share in the feast.
Always special!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Authentic
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Specialty foods
Shrimp dish swordfish dish & steaks were served hot off the oven.
Service was impeccable 5+

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Never disappoints! Outstanding waiters and service. The food is always excellent and Alex is always there to greet you with a warmth not typical anymore. You feel truly welcome and a wanted guest. The food speaks for itself and their signature dish is a must if you enjoy lobster. I always enjoy my nights at Il Toscano and you will too!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Lovely restaurant, food and service. Seating area is crowded with minimal space between tables. Bread basket could have better samplings.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This is usually a very comfortable and reliable restaurant - good food, nice atmosphere. However - on this occasion, I felt as if we were being rushed to order and complete our meal. That type of treatment took away from the enjoyment of the evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Your lobster (in the shell for me) over spinach is, an all time favorite I will use the left over shells to make a delicious stock, for a base for lobster/ stuff mushrooms!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

neighborhood hidden gem, great entrees, the foie gras app is to die for, and when they have sweet breads mmmmmm. napoleon dessert wonderful

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Lasagna was horrible and the jack Daniel Manhattan was watered down. The fried calamari and baked clams were excellent

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