Piccolina Toscana

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Casual, contemporary Italian featuring small plates menu, house-cured salumi, hand-rolled pastas, Sunday brunch, Sunday family dinner, lively pastry bar, chef’s tasting table, and relaxing lounge.

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JW
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of 7 enjoyed our delicious meal. Our waitress was personable and knowledgeable.

DD
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We usually make it to Piccolina Toscana once or twice a year. I left mildly disappointed after this last visit. Food was good but not quite as good as I remember. I had the Pork Cheeks special and was underwhelmed by the fact that about 20% of the pasta was lumped together and not fully cooked. Mentioned to the server when she cleared the plates (pointed out the undercooked pieces that I didn't eat). She was mildly dismissive and since the manager did not stop by before our departure, we weren't even sure if the feedback was shared.

PW
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After all these years and many visits to one version or another of Toscana, the food remains fresh, imaginative, and delicious. The menu changes often enough to keep it interesting, and the wines are just simply wonderful.

E
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I have been in the area a few years, and my wife and I eat out frequently with friends. At places like Eclipse, El Camino, Taverna, Capers and Lemons, Buckleys Tavern, Krazy Katz, Four Dogs Tavern, and Wilmington CC. I think PT is way underrated in comparison to those establishments, as its name hardly ever comes up in discussions with friends on selecting a restaurant for any given night. The warm bread, the varied wine and food menu, the quality of the food, the attentiveness and thoroughness of the servers...all has been consistently excellent in the 6-7 times we have eaten at PT. The only thing it falls a little short in is decor but, like Eclipse, the other traits make up for that. In short, PT is one of our top choices for eating out in the Wilmington area.

r
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

My husband and I decided to do pasta tonight. I started with the leek potato soup which was to die for! I chose agnolotti stuffed with eggplant served with fresh vegetables mix in Brown sauce. Yummy. Finished with fried peach pie, bourbon sauce and vanilla gelato. Perfection.

C
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb, authentic Italian restaurant with a great atmosphere you would expect in New York. Service was beyond wonderful. The restaurant was full but the noise level was nonexistent. Great evening and great place for ”catching up” conversation with our daughter. We will be back whenever visiting Wilmington.

DD
Philadelphia
238 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Salmon great as was tuna tartare they did not appear to have enough servers in hand for Friday evening rush food good server very nice I would recommend nice wine list and cocktail list good menu additions nightly too

JW
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious & waitress was attentive. Great meal!

CC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My lamb was very good. My friend's salmon also. Neither great, but very good. We were able to eat outside on a beautiful evening, and the noisy table next to us left soon. We could actually talk--not usual in a restaurant these days. Our server was lovely and helpful to me in choosing my wine a quite good Sauvignon Blanc from Africa I had never tried.

LR
Naples
24 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Perhaps I chose the wrong entree, but the eggplant ravioli was good but it was smothered in spinach, mushrooms, tomato etc -- which eliminated the enjoyment of the pillows of heaven.

M
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We are the only table throughout the evening so its really quite. But the Mussel appetizer has a really really strong smell, like really strong, does not taste good at all. Waiter spilled sauce on us but offered a $8 discount. Entree is okay.

RW
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant

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L
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Fabulous tortellini and Restaurant Week dinner. Service needed improvement with request for ice requiring 3 requests and 15 min wait. The "bruschetti" was more like a flatbread and much too large for an appetizer - get it to share.

K
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Restaurant week

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with great service! I will definitely be returning.

DE
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and experience at Toscana. We started with the grilled avocado (ever had one before?) and the beef carpaccio. The avocado was slightly charred, giving it a nice flavor and texture. The carpaccio was served with fresh capers and onions and topped with avocado and freshly grated parmesan...also full of flavor. Dinners were excellent - the salmon over lobster risotto was a huge hit. Fried cookie dough sundae for dessert was the perfect finish. Excellent food and friendly, attentive service made this a great experience.

NB
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an exceptional experience. The service was great and the food was amazing! I think that we may have a new favorite!

K
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A quiet table was requested and we were sitted across from a very large party , multi generations.....and the dining room was not filled. We asked to be moved and were accommodated on the other side of the room divider. .... much better choice !!!!

A
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Piccolina Toscana has been a consistently good go-to restaurant for us through the years. We enjoy their menu which has some great standards along with fun specials. Their bar is a great alternative to the restaurant as a casual dining experience.

NB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

This place needs an update to its menu and new menus that are not greasy. Service was spotty with my wife's second glass of wine coming after her meal. The breadsticks have evolved from crusty and crunchy to soft and doughy.

RW
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal that allowed me to catch up with an old friend.

M
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the wonderful food and service that's consistent with every visit!!

G
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The food was excellent. The service was inattentive at best. However, it was Father's Day and there were only two servers on staff for brunch. The management needed to ensure they were fully staffed. My server was so busy that he misheard my order and brought me the incorrect fettuccine entree, but when he didn't check back, I ate it anyway, because I didn't want to wait any longer. I'd come back, but not on a holiday. Hopefully, there will be enough staff.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great service and lovely atmosphere. Top notch! Food classic Italian with a slightly modern twist!

OT
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great dinner and atmosphere. This is one of our favorite restaurants.

MR
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good dining experience. We enjoy the atmosphere and the menu.

WH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We didn't really know what to expect for brunch, other than that it was $20. There's an entree menu which had a mix of breakfast, lunch and dinner items. You order one and then the rest is buffet style. On the buffet was a soup, 2 green salads, 3 pasta salads, a fruit salad, a cheese board, and a dessert tray. The entrees were quite good, the salads were hit or miss, the desserts were excellent. I took my seafood pasta to go and just ate from the buffet, which was plenty. We were surprised to be the only table for the first 45 minutes. There were only 4 additional patrons by the time we left.

L
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

When I made the reservation, I was not notified that the restaurant would be offering a limited “Sunday menu“ which was reduced to, basically, pasta and salad. I had dined there before and had an excellent meal from the full restaurant menu, and was very disappointed this was not an option. Our waiter was uninformed about the availability of certain dishes, and I was embarrassed to have taken my guests there for a standard Olive Garden-type meal.

d
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I have been to Toscana for 20 years. 6 months ago my wife and I tried it after about a 5 year absence as we wanted to see if the food had improved. Much to our satisfaction the food was quite good. We were very happy as we wanted Dan Butler to succeed as he brought modern Italian cuisine to DE, 25 years ago. This time we brought a party of 6 and the starters were "off the charts" great taste and high quality. Dinners were very good , but the temp of the pastas could have been hotter and sadly the service was the weak link. Our server was very friendly and enjoyable, but sadly at times she forgot the table was present. All in all we had a great dinner and certainly will continue to support this restaurant. I hope Dan Butler tries to up the ante and push into the next phase of Toscana, just don't leave behind the breadsticks !!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner!

j
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

As always, we had a good experience at Toscana. The food was as tasty as ever and the ambience makes for a pleasant dining experience.

MD
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great & food was amazing! Unfortunately women’s restrooms are not handicap accessible. The men’s room is however 🙄 maybe make the men’s room unisex?

A
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great and food was very good, especially dessert!

T
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Nicely presented. Great service.

JW
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful Easter brunch. The food was very good, my only suggestion is that they serve more breakfast items. The brunch was more geared to the lunch side.
Atmosphere and service was excellent! My mother is in a wheelchair and all staff was extremely helpful and solicitous.
A great dining experience!

M
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always love the atmosphere, service and food at this place, where it's been reliably good and never disappoints!

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The service was a bit slow, but our server was very attentive, so I don’t think it was directly his fault.

b
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Solid and consistent. Delicious food, love the scallops dish.

K
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been for a while. Food was great as usual. Hadn’t seen the wall before. Really cuts down on the noise level. Thanks for that.