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Piccolina Toscana

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882 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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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Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am; Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
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Phone number
(302) 654-8001
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Robbie Jester
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Catering
Toscana Catering, through Toscana to Go offers full service off premises catering for weddings, corporate events and office drop-offs. Toscana is the exclusive caterer for the beautiful event facilities at Hagley Museum including the Soda House, Library and Belin House Organic Cafe.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Delaware Avenue
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Ample lit lot located directly in front of the restaurant.
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Entertainment
Bar features include Trolley Square's best happy hour for grown-ups and a happening late night scene.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Piccolina Toscana is an Italian "tapas" restaurant featuring dining 'til midnight, a lively pastry bar, chef tastings and brunch. For 20 years, Toscana has been a favorite among locals.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent service and very good food. Menu variety was a bit more limited than we recalled in earlier iterations of this restaurant and its somewhat ratty presentation (the menu itself) was more suited to a diner than an upper-level eatery. Wine selection by the glass was very good. Definitely worth another visit.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

You can always count on the Sunday brunch and dinner buffet to be great! Excellent service and a terrific atmosphere. A real gem in Wilmington’s Trolley Square area. Dan, the owner is almost always there, and is as welcoming as his fantastic staff.

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

It was Mother's Day and understood it would be busy but we waited 20 minutes for our server to acknowledge us..I went up to the hostess after waiting 15 minutes and they still didn't come right away. Didn't know it was a buffet that night. The hot food was cold and dried out . I love this restaurant but was extremely disappointed this night. $30 per person for bad service and cold food is not acceptable...there was a lot of empty tables so that made it more frustrating.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We originally went on a Saturday several months ago before 5pm but were not aware that the restaurant was not open for lunch on Saturdays. Staff was very kind, apologetic and invited us to return.
I have to admit that it was well worth the wait. The restaurant was recommended by a friend and received great reviews on Yelp and other sites. The restaurant was busy (good) and waitress was scrambling between a large number of indoor and outdoor diners. She was very apologetic but our wait time was not really that bad. Her service was cordial and attentive. The food was excellent and served at a good temperature and was well presented. Our teenage son is a vegetarian and enjoyed one of several pasta options. The only regret was not saving room for desert. We were approached by panhandlers in the parking lot on arrival, which made us a little uneasy at first, but they were not obnoxious.

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3.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Convenient location for a business lunch. Quiet atmosphere facilitated conversation.
Adequate assortment of luncheon food, willing to do minor modifications to specified options.
Attentive but not obtrusive service

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

We came for our anniversary since we had our first dinner date at Toscana and we' weren't disappointed. The food was great. Our server was friendly and pleasant although he did seem to forget about us for a while after bringing us the menus. After he took our order everything went smoothly. There was a glitch with the bill which he quickly and cheerfully corrected. I got the impression he may have been relatively new to the job. With his great smile and friendly attitude he'll be terrific once he learns the routine.

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1.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Was told the kitchen closed before my reservation; the servers seemed clueless.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

As always our experience at Piccolina Toscana was great. The food was exceptional, the service was attentive, but not to the point of being annoying and the ambiance was relaxed and fun. We can always count on a good time and good food when we stop in.

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2.0Dined on April 22, 2018

First time eating there on a Sunday and didn’t know that there was a limited menu with a buffet. Breadsticks seemed old, not warm, and the oil had no flavor. The buffet was just ok. The pasta was way too soft from sitting in the pans. The circle tables need to be updated, they are old and very worn out. I didn’t sit outside but there is an option and I would t recommend sitting outside. The seats looked very uncomfortable. I personally would not recommend eating here but they have a fun bar area with a TV for sports. Many beer selections and plenty of seating. Our waiter was very nice.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

City Restaurant Week. Great choices, delicious food, pleasant server (Joe). Friends didn't have the CRW menu and enjoyed what they had, as well. Great visit.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

We have been to Toscana many times but the food was really incredible this time. There wasn’t a dish we didn’t love

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

They did not have my reservation when I arrived, but welcomed me anyway; Open Table had reminded me of the reservationl

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Our server seemed to be new and lunch took longer than anticipated. We told him we needed to return to work so it might be helpful to let him know if a table says that to bring the courses a closer together.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Great food and service. Only issue: The booths are worn and need to be replaced. Makes me wonder what else isn’t maintained. Guys- invest a few bucks and get this fixed

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Our service was outstanding from a young man named Scott. He was pleasantly attentive without being intrusive. My friends were very happy with the food they selected. I have some difficulty with the menu selection. I enjoy the salads for lunch but want some thing warm that isn't a lot of pasta or bread - pizza - for dinner but the entres are too much. We did all enjoy a warmed avacado/garlic and toast starter.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

When we got there we were informed there would be a party of 20 teen age girls dining near us. It must have been a very special occasion as of them wore dresses and were on their best behavior. it was gratifying to see these young girls interacting with each other. AND THERE WERE NO PHONES. Our meal was delicious; Try the Boulevardier (sp) cocktail. It went well with the grilled avocado and Ravioli alla Brasata.

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Made a reservation for 2 Friday evening - early dinner since we were heading to Philly for a show. The place wasn’t crowded except for a very large party of 10-13 year old girls whose parents were seated across the dining room and in the bar area.

We, a party of 2, were sat at a table for 4 right next to this table of 20+ 10-13 year old girls who were constantly screaming, getting up to run to the bathroom in groups, and then their parents were coming over periodically to grab slices of pizza and then walk away. In the process my table was completely surrounded by this party. I was even hit in the head by one of the parents as they carelessly walked by.

I understand teenage girls behavior because I was once a teenage girl more than 20 years ago but what I don’t understand, is why in a fairly empty restaurant, would the host think it’s a smart idea to sit us right next to them? There were countless other tables for 2 open across the room where the noise and commotion would have been less in my face or at my table!

Dinner conversation was difficult as it was extremely loud and the “ambience” was distracting at best. My guest and I laughed at the situation and ate our mediocre meals. We got Caprese as an appetizer to share: it is soaked in pesto to the point where the mozzarella was unrecognizable and our two tomatoes were drowning victims themselves. I found them wilted at the bottom of the plate. Short rib itself was tasty but pasta underneath was bland. I got the scallop special which was advertised as being served “scampi style” over pappardelle with tomatoes and asparagus. The scampi was creamier than I expected and the dish was a bit too salty for my liking but otherwise fair.
Wine was the best part of the meal... as was the peace and calm I experienced when we walked out of the restaurant because it was just way too loud in there.
So disappointing as this is a place where I once had my bridal shower and thought so highly of in the past.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great night with great food and wine. Ambience is high energy

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We had an early very light dinner on a Saturday night before a show. The wine selection by the glass and bottle is very good. Salads were crisp and fresh, a meal sized portion, served with chicken. Vegetable stuffed pasta with shaved brussel sprouts and a light olive oil sauce was excellent.
Service was very good but slowed as the restaurant filled up. Not a problem unless you have to be somewhere.
Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Three friends went for a birthday dinner. The food was great. The waitstaff was personable, friendly and informative. Food came quickly. We stayed for three hours talking and no one seemed to mind. This is a great, special occasion restaurant with delicious food and desserts.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The restaurant has a set limited menu, I doubt that it varies much. We asked about specials but they did not have any at least this evening and it was a Saturday. Entrees chosen were very good and portions were very good, as well as were the appetizers. Excellent Italian wine list, adequate for California. Food and wine pricing reasonable.

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3.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Monday night publicized as “1/2 price burgers night”. Menus lists four different burgers under the caption: “1/2 price burgers on Monday”.
Each of us ordered one of the burgers. When the bill came, one was charged at half rate, the other at full rate. When questioned, the server explained that only two of the listed four burgers are 1/2 price. “I keep telling them that we have to make that clearer on the menu.” she said. Manager agreed “...just this one time to discount the full price burger” and admitted that it is confusing. Time to reprint the menu or honor the 1/2 price offer as advertised.

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1.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Food was ok. Fruit flies were flying around us the entire dinner. The chairs were so dirty I didn’t want to sit on them. Overall the place looked old and rundown, in need of a deep cleaning

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

I met friends here for lunch. Hadn't been here in a very long time. The ambiance and service were great but the food was mediocre. I had the Toscana pannini which is roast veal with fontina cheese, arugula and grilled red onion. It came with a combo of french fries and sweet potato fries. The pannani was totally bland. The fries were okay. No one in our party was particularly excited about the food and we all ordered different dishes.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Service was very good and attentive throughout the night. The appetizers we had were very nice (polpo and the beet salad from the small plate section). The entree's were very well prepared too (trout and the seafood/fettuccini special). Will be back.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Good Italian food, group friendly - have pizza for kids. A little noisy, but service was great.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great butternut squash pasta dish. Nice red wine selection. Rick provided friendly service.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Megan was an outstanding waiter. She answered food questions with skill. Great dinner with friends!

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

I made reservations but didn't need them because for some reason the lunch crowd was light last Friday. The service was terrific, the atmosphere was perfect for my business lunch and the food was fantastic! I had a salad with balsamic on the side which was delicious and the butternut squash ravioli were amazing! Highly recommend the whole experience of Toscana!

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1.0Dined on February 18, 2018

It was the worse meal we have had in a longtime. I called the restaurant and very politely told the hostess what had happened , give her the details , my name and my phone number and she said she would give the message to the manager, Dan. I have yet to hear from him. So it will be the very last time we go to that restaurant and we will make sure that we share it with all of our friends about our horrible dining experience.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Our circular Booth's seating was frayed and the cover was peeling off. This is twice that we've been there in the last month. Still not fixed.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Stopped in for Valentine’s Day. We both had a pasta meal. Food was well presented and delicious. Noise level was better than average, so we could talk and enjoy dinner.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

So my review should be taken with a grain of salt... it was Valentines and maybe the crowd was part of the issue. My salad was missing elements as described. The main course was strangely constructed. The dessert was not well thought out. I have always been a fan of this place and Dan, but this was not a great experience.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

It was a great meal but they really need to update the decor. The leather on the booth is cracked and dry rotted and for a fine dinning meal I don't want to have to sit on old cracked leather

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great time. Joe as always is a fantastic waiter.

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2.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Service was very poor. Brunch entrees have changed. Smoked salmon removed from buffet. Very disappointed.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Sunday brunch is an amazing value and food is excellent

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Outstanding meal , wine accompaniment, ambiance and service

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3.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Solid Italian food with a diverse menu. The service was friendly and capable. The seat in the booth we were in was peeling, but still comfortable. They have a pretty good wine list.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Gathering of old classmates

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