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Il Toscano - Douglaston

4.8
1060 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 1060 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and everyone is treated like family.

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vipFitfoodie
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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
254 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
16 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.

JD
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
16 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

ZG
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!

JM
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
39 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

OT
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!

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vipAnthonyA
New York Area
160 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cosistently excellent Italian cuisine in this neighborhood gem

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vipKerri
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an EXCEPTIONAL meal! The staff, entrees, wines, and desserts
are always incredible!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner and service as usual.

DR
vipDeniseR
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious as always.
Awesome restaurant, have been going for decades and never disappoints.

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vipmichaelg
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We’ve been coming here for years but not since Covid. Have taken out a few times but tonight we dined in and it was spectacular. The lobster special is always a treat. No one comes close

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vipLovetoeatgoodfood
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant! Delicious food. Always love the specials. Excellent service. They have amazing outdoor dining as well.

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vipMicboc
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I haven’t been in years but was recently told by a friend that it was really good. I was taken about 20 minutes after my reservation time so we didn’t start out good. We sat outside, they have made a very nice area in front of the restaurant for outdoor dining. Water and bread came promptly. The device was very good. I ordered an off menu special of chicken scarpariello, I wan not impressed, there were no garlic, lemon or rosemary flavors. All traditional scarp flavors. I had one small slice of a potato and 3 what looked like breakfast sausage links. This was a miss. My wife had the branzino filet which was prepared very well. Some mixed vegetables under two filets. I had a glass of wine and a Caesar salad. $114.00 with tip. I found it to be a little on the high side for this level of food preparation.

Still, the service was good and the menu varied with many daily specials. I do recommend the restaurant, just not the chicken scarp.

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vipdrfrog
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Was once a special place now quite ordinary . Outside is nice. However put us in a very busy spot by the door said nothing else was available , so were heard everything. Within 15 minutes 2 separate sets of people who walked up without reservations were given better tables .

MC
MichelynC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love it here will always return

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Fotia
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience3

The linguine vongole was not what I expected as there was sand in the clam meats. The pasta should be a garlic, lemon and white wine base but it did not taste like that. I am not sure what vegetables were added to the pasta but it did not complement the dish at all. I was very disappointed with this dish as I had higher expectation for it.

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been coming for 30 years since i was a child with my family . There is a reason it’s still a fave.. the food, the staff and quality all around

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fabulous meal! Great service! Delicious food! A truly beautiful dining experience! We can’t wait to go back !🎉

TS
TheresaS
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing! I had the branzino filets!!! Mouth watering!!

MC
MichelynC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I keep coming back
Real Tuscan cuisine

j
vipjackie53
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food

TB
ThriceBlest
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Sam greeted us warmly and chose a beautiful table for our anniversary supper. The food was among the best meals we've ever eaten. Bridget explained all the options patiently and clearly, Ramiro was attentive without interrupting. Excellent all around and delicious food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome experience, especially for a birthday

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pd18
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding meal. Suoerb.

HB
vipHowieB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was Amazing from the Mussels to the lobster out of the shell and Pasta!! Always a Favorite!!

DR
vipDeniseR
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood restaurant.
The food is always excellent, we have never had a bad experience.

The hostess, was warm, friendly and amazing. She is an excellent asset to an already amazing restaurant.

Keep up the good work!

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 1060 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.