Piccolina Toscana

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$30 and under
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Italian
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
33 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious & waitress was attentive. Great meal!

CC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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
23 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant

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L
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great. Restaurant week

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

DE
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
51 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

M
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

G
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

MR
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

WH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner!

j
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

T
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Nicely presented. Great service.

JW
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
33 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

K
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

LL
Philadelphia
250 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Thought we would go here during restaurant week. Interesting menu and unique ambiance. Dinner was delicious but service could have been more polished. Took a long time for each dish to arrive and confusion as to which one of us two ordered what. Needs a bit more improvement before next time.

SP
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed Sunday brunch and Joe gave us excellent service.

AP
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

I feel like consistency has been an issue here. I'll have an amazing meal and than the next time I go its not the same. I keep trying it because I do want to like it and its a good location.

SR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy coming to your restaurant...good food, good service...

j
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent authentic cuisine. Server attention was slow.

m
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

not a fan of excess garlic so some dishes especially starters were overdone, very limited menu is my main issue, try a veal chop instead of a pork chop for instance, need more pasts dishes ravioli maybe. some fish dishes are easy, wish dan butler well he needs to upgrade and change only half filled on a sat nite.

R
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful! We had an incredible meal- the salmon with lobster risotto, butternut ravioli, tortellini- all was great. Appetizers we're good. We had a leisurely dinner with outstanding service. Will definitely be back!

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