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Il Toscano - Douglaston

4.8
1081 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Il Toscano is open for outdoor dining in our heated cedar gazebos and Curbside Pickup and Delivery *Wednesday Thursday-Friday-Saturday-Sunday 4:00pm to 9:30pm! Please call 718-631-0300 after 2 pm to place your order.

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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1081 people are saying
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vipmikes
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu. Great specials. Great service. Very friendly waiters. Creative chef. We ate outdoors - heated and very comfortable. Very juicy swordfish putenesca. Great torchon and cavatelli with pesto. Highly recommend.

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vipBobyank7
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've heard about this restaurant for years but we live on Long Island so travel back to Douglaston is not something we usually do. We dine out in Manhattan and on Long Island mostly. Il Toscano is worth a visit if you don't live nearby. The food was superb, the service was attentive and the atmosphere is lovely. It is an exceptional restaurant and I can tell you we will go back. Soon. Highly recommended.

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vipPaul1152
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Our main dish was served with our pasta , so was sent back. It was then sever reheated and cold. On third attempt they cooked it again and came out inedible. The manager new this was wrong but tried to get away wit it. There was no attempt to get right or do the right thing. I doubt we will ever return

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Suzie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! We had the mussels, the lasagna , the lobster over spinach and the Napoleon was to die for!!! Lisa our server was lovely!!! We will definitely be back, LOVED everything!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s our favorite Italian restaurant. Food and service is consistently top tier.

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vipRiley
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic overall. Great food. Great service. Alex (maitre d) is all about customer service. Branzino was cooked perfect! Steak was delicious! They are also known for their napoleon dessert—yummy! They also cater to food allergies. Had very romantic dinner with my husband. Other customers there are friendly too. We love eating at this restaurant. Have gone here for years and will continue to do so.

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DanW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always. Highly recommend.

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TimF
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Il Toscano is a hidden treasure in Queens!! I’ve lived in Bayside for 30 years and did not know about this gem in Douglaston until now.
Definitely worth checking out!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food good service

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SamG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il Toscano is not only a neighborhood gem but is an outstanding place to dine.

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LuM16
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the food is great.
the ambience in the outdoor tentish facility does lack ambience because it's right on the street but the indoor space is delightful

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JamesE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always a treat. never disappointed. And the homemade ice cream to go is a nice touch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always beat food

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NanMarie
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was perfection n the service was fabulous. Our only issue was the room temp was so cold we couldn’t get out fast enough. We were seated inside

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stephenb
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas dinner

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vipLauraS
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and Service, we were seated in a small private room which was absolutely perfect. Amazing food to include Branzino, Fois Gras, Octopus grilled with Fava Beans. And a beautiful chocolate dessert. Great Night.

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vipSizz
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a good meal !
Menu offering has gotten very small
Seemed like more specials than menu items.
Suggestion since your using paper menus print specials in back of menu - hard to remember them all 😀

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vipLIFoodie
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I've dined here countless times over the past 20 years and always considered Il Toscano my favorite go-to Italian restaurant. Sadly my last 2 visits, including dinner last night, seem to signal a steady decline in food preparation and service. Other than taking our dinner order and serving our dishes, wait staff was non-existent. Water glasses remained empty as no one ever stopped by our table. My Toscano salad was soggy and beets tasted canned. Eggplant Parmigiana was overcooked and Chicken Scarpariello on the bone, was served as oversized chicken pieces that appeared like a store bought rotisserie chicken cut into 8th. It was accompanied by flat, tasteless brown sauce, 2 small links of sausage and cut-up potatoes. Wait staff only returned to hover over us waiting to clear our plates and turn over the table. This was a "second chance" visit after a disappointing dining experience over the summer and what I now consider my final visit to a once fine dining establishment.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Limited menu
Nice people but nothing special.
Disappointed as we had heard it was fantastic.

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MariaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere. Very nostalgic restaurant. Service was excellent, waiters were very attentive

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and everyone is treated like family.

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vipFitfoodie
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always delicious, particularly specials. Some favorites are lobster bisque, duck, eggplant. Attentive service; noise level not as bad as at many local restaurants.

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vipNedR
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the top long time standing places around! Nona's Lasana is not to be passed up! Lobster special is a winner. Your good with anything in order!

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vipLenny
New York Area
261 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

always a great dining experience....never disappointed............great staff and great setting.....nice menu with good selections......suggest reservations....will return

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Satisfied
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have visited here several times and they never disappoint. Truly old school regarding the food and service that's hard to find these days. They have a menu however you never get to it because their specials are the way to go! Love this place!

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vipROBERTF
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

After 35 years of going there, it continues to be consistently terrific. Food always delicious, service always great.

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vipLuvs2dine
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went there because the food is outstanding. Every dish on the menu is delicious. They are known for their special lobster dish and their lasagna bolognese. Which of course we ordered. I ordered the salmon special which came with quinoa and vegetables. It was delicious. Another special was the appetizer zucchini flowers, lightly fried filled with vegetables and Ricotta. Also excellent.
Dessert didn’t disappoint. The usual Napoleon, which walked past us to every table all night, and a special pecan chocolate Carmel tart which was incredible.
Topped off by Excellent service and a Covid safe envious and you have yourself a winner every time

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Jennifer
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

First time here ..there was a prefixed menu for the holiday & everything I ordered was great ..Will definitely be back for the lobster pasta special everyone keeps posting about . crowd was older and place was pretty quiet but it was super cute & cozy.

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JohnD
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving day 2021 was my second time at Il Toscano - the first time was for Easter 2021. Both times the experience was excellent. For Easter my brother and I ate in the enclosed outdoor dining area set up outside the front entrance, which was comfortable and functional. For Thanksgiving we were indoors in the restaurant itself, which did provide a more distinctive and colorful ambience. It was late afternoon and we were seated in a quiet corner which got only minimally noisier as the tables nearby filled up. The food was delicious - I had the rack of lamb, with the fried calamari appetizer (a good-sized portion) and a side of stuffing. The service was wonderful and the whole experience was very relaxing an enjoyable.

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vipSusanfromNY
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply awesome.

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esq75
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Only negative is that menu is limited
Should have a few more offerings

Also, Sunday Family Dinner should be removed from Open Table website, since no longer offered

Love restaurant

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ZachG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best food!

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Louann
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven't been to Il Toscano in ages and took my cousin out for her 60th last night. It was perfect, perfect, perfect!!! We had a terrific time, the food was amazing and the service was fabulous. Can't wait to go back!

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My Dad and I had a great time! The calamari was perfect and the side sauce was a nice change from typical marinara. We went with two of the pasta specials; both were tasted great and the portion size was great. Desert was a delicious hazelnut tort. Our server, Meghan, was friendly and attentive.

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DanielP
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far one of our favorite places to eat, the food is phenomenal and so is the service……Alex is always accommodating and we enjoyed our dinner last night above and beyond…..we as always will be back thank you 🙏🙏

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Always consistent and never disappointing.

JC
vipJudyChas
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

I ordered the Lasagna based on the web page reviews, expecting it would be "The Best I ever tasted". Sorry to say it was not even close. It came out over cooked and so filled with tasteless chopped meat, I thought it was a meatloaf in disguise. So sorry to report this disappointment, but maybe the owner should sample what his kitchen is preparing.

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vipLennyK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Everything perfect.

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vipeddie
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best lobster dish in my recent memory

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vipOpenTable Diner
West Palm Beach
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always my favorite place. The food is superb and they really care about the customer. They have the best lobster in garlic sauce. Enjoy!

FAQs

Il Toscano - Douglaston does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Il Toscano - Douglaston also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 631-0300.

Il Toscano - Douglaston is rated 4.8 stars by 1081 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.