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About Piccolina Toscana

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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1412 North DuPont Street
Wilmington, DE 19806
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Cross Street:
Delaware Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(302) 654-8001

Website:
http://www.piccolinatoscana.com/

Entertainment:
Bar features include Trolley Square's best happy hour for grown-ups and a happening late night scene.

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.

Parking Details:
Ample lit lot located directly in front of the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Robbie Jester

Additional:
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.

Piccolina Toscana Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

3.9

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Good for a Date (9)
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Fit for Foodies (9)
Casual (7)
Authentic (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Business Meals (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Romantic (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Fun (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Cozy (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Great Beer (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Healthy (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

We had our holiday lunch and were excited to be there. However, the service wasn’t good since we walked in the door. It took over 15 minutes for the waitress to come to the table for drink orders and even longer to place our order and get our food. When we arrived there was one large group and two other small parties- so four tables altogether. The food was great

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

When we sat down we were told that on Sunday's it was a buffet and a limited menu. Not one to particularly like buffets, I was a little disappointed. We took a look at the buffet and decided it looked pretty decent. I'm so happy we went that way. Everything we had was really good - especially the beet salad and mac & cheese - I went back for seconds on both! The petite desserts and delicious coffee topped off the meal. Very happy and would definitely return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Good food, reasonably priced. Early in the evening quite noisy for our 80+ taste.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Had an absolutely fabulous meal last Saturday night. The lobster soup , my starter was beyond delicious and so flavorful . Large pieces of lobster were swimming in a tomato broth instead of the typical white cream soup. For my entree I ordered the trout which was served over small potatoes morsels, peas and mushrooms. It was a fabulous and memorable dish. And I even had dessert which was the apple crostata. Thin sliced apples were nestled in a light and buttery pastry and topped with vanilla ice cream. Dessert was well worth the calories
Head to Toscana for your next restaurant dinner. You will be glad you did

Tags: Business Meals, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Live Sports, Authentic, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

the fig pizzaette was great....not a fan of the braised ravioli

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Where do you start? The glasses were dirty and broken, the drinks were made incorrectly, the furniture was shredded and stained. The Caesar salad was wilted and brown. The raviolis were tough. The waiter disappeared half-way through the meal. We had to ask for the check multiple times. A very poor experience overall for what used to be a great restaurant.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

If you're going to be an Italian restaurant then you need to serve the classics. The menu is way too limited. Food was good but should be outstanding for how limited the menu is. The service was very attentive without be annoying. Would have given a higher score if the menu was better.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Less than stellar evening. Put aside, however, the broken table, access to only one menu for table for 4 and gritty Caesar salad, the food was acceptable. We all decided this was a one off evening and plan to not give up on Toscana.

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Run down since our last visit. The seat coverings were peeling off and unsightly. The food was below expectations and past visits. Nothing special and overpriced. Gone are the veal specials and fresh vegetables. The server was pleasant and tried her best but the place is not what it used to be.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Reservation made with Opentable but we have not received credit for the visit! Please check why. This is the second time this happened at this restaurant.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 8, 2017

ALWAYS wonderful. I have been enjoying business lunches there for years. Never disappointed.
Kitchen Salad with a glass of Vermentino!!!!!
Pasta dishes are fantastic too!!

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Was amazing!!! Compliments to the Chef and our waitress, Lisa! Calimari was to die for!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

A wonderful restaurant. Food is consistently very good. Service is outstanding.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food and service were good. The seat cushions at our booth were in very bad shape, took away from the pleasant atmosphere.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 29, 2017

One of the best brunches we have had.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2017

This restaurant is tired. It's time for a refresh. The passion seems gone, at least it felt that way on a recent Friday night. Everything is perfectly fine, but this is a place that used to set the trend.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 17, 2017

This was a disappointing visit for several reasons. The place was empty during the entire time we were there - two other tables plus us. The banquette we sat in was in terrible condition. The cushion was all cut up - not at all what one would expect at Toscana. We were a party of 5 and our server brought us 3 breadsticks and stated that's all they had and no more was baking. The meal itself was very good - typical Toscana fare. We asked for a dessert menu and received two different menus. When our main server came back she explained they do not offer dessert during lunch but we could stop by Toscana to Go and pick up something there. Something tells me the lunch business at Toscana has dropped significantly which is sad to see. Interestingly we ate lunch at Pizza by Elizabeth the following day and the place was full. And they had dessert!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We don't eat pork or seafood, so the seasonal menu sometimes poses a bit of a challenge. We've been to Toscana on other occasions where there's been a little more variety in the menu. Still, the food was good and nicely presented.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Went for a business lunch. Excellent food, service and ambiance.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We had the Sunday buffet and everything was delicious! A great bargain. We'll be sure to come back on another Sunday.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Piccolino Toscano was a fantastic dinner venue. The food was excellent, the ambiance was perfect for a dinner date. The food was excellent, the server was great and provided us with our space for the evening.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Really nice. Would go back. Server was cognizant that we did not want to be interrupted often due to our productive meeting and that was a plus. She knew just when to refill drinks, check in and when to leave us to our business.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Took my wife here for her birthday and some friends joined us. The staff was very hospitable and the door was amazing! We'll definitely be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 14, 2017

Food is of good quality and well prepared. server is quite knowledgeable

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Excellent Sunday brunch. The cold salads, platter of charcuterie, and soup were delicious and in perfect condition. The beet salad was a particular favorite along with the lobster soup. The entree of pasta with seafood was light, delicate, and cooked perfectly. The sauce was not overpowering - it allowed the pasta to shine. Desserts were delicious, and the hazelnut and chocolate mousse in a little chocolate cup was a particular highlight. Definitely highly recommend.
Service was very good. Only slight down note was towards the end of our meal when a large party arrived to set up for a baby shower during the normally scheduled brunch. All servers and staff shifted to set up activities, leaving those already dining ignored for about 15 minutes.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great dinner as always - food is fabulous- with family. Need to offer half portions on the menu. Waiter told us after the meal . Can upgrade the menus as well. They are so dingy it makes the place seem to not care they have had the same menu forever . While I love the food just the act of a clean menu would be nice. Even dessert menu.

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Once again, Toscana's turned a normal brunch date until a lovely encounter for two people to get to know each other. It was a quite , romantic table , tucked into the corner. The food was amazing and constantly distracted us from our conversation. Service and excellent and very attentive, calming my nerves while waiting in anticipation for her arrival. If there is a dinner date in our future, I know where to bring her. Cheers!

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Casual, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Cozy, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Fun, People Watching, Notable Wine List
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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 17, 2017

First time visit - food and service were exceptional!
Enjoyed the live music!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Great space for catching up with friends and family. There were lots of people at the bar talking and having a great time. At the table it was quiet enough for personal conversation. Our server, Joe, is the best and can't wait to see him again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Good food as always. Large portions

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Always very well done both in service and quality. Had a great meal of small plates that we actually had to take some home.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Lovely food. Lovely service. Lovely ambience. Altogether a lovely experience.

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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Seating could be done in a less "linear" fashion -in the evening we visited the restaurant, seating was offered only in two rows at either end of the facility, forcing patrons to crowd against each other while a large section of the facility was empty in the middle. Distributing patrons better throughout the facility would give the restaurant a more pleasant ambiance. Also, some kind of background music would make the experience more pleasant (all we could hear was kitchen noises and staff conversations).

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Chicken fettuccine special was delicious and We love to see Juan. Thank you

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 21, 2017

2 of us had the di Parma pizza and 2 of us had a pasta dish. The pizza had so much Arabella on it I couldn't see anything else in the pizza. Also it was extremely salty - I'm sure it was from the prosciutto but was overwhelmingly salty.
The pasta dish was white food in a white bowl. There was supposed to be vegetables in it but couldn't see any. Bland looking, bland tasting.
Service was fine. She was very attentive.
Not sure would return.....

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 24, 2017

I absolutely love this place! The food is a little more on the expensive side but it is SO worth it. The lobster risotto is to dieeee for. The servers are great too-always checking up on you and keeping your water filled. We ended up getting the same server as the first time we went and he remembered us which was awesome. Oh and if you're looking for a good drink they do not disappoint, especially if you like your drinks a little stronger. :) will definitely be going back again soon!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 23, 2017

I found my recent trip disappointing. I've had several meals there in the past. The food was very "meh" especially for the price. Had to send a drink back when it was prepared in a completely different way than the first round. Hope this isn't a trend and just a fluke!

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Western NC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Sunday brunch on Father's Day. White tablecloths, nice buffet with salads, eggs, cheese, desserts. Best was the egg casserole, pesto pasta. Not best was the ravioli or large tortellini with cream sauce and ? Servers could use training. My dirty silverware was dropped off my plate and at my place when I went to get dessert. A clean, not eggy, fork and knife would be appropriate. Could not hail server and should have nabbed clean from next table.There was something spilled under the table on the floor that was slick. It was cleaned when reported. We like weekday lunch there better with table service. It's a nice place with potentially good menu and food. We like to go there when making a wine buying visit next door at Moore Brothers.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Food is excellent! Our server Juan was awesome! Martinis great too!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 6, 2017

We have dined here many times over many years. It has evolved from dressy high end to comfortable atmosphere. Food and service have always been excellent. Very good pasta and authentic Italian dishes with other quality entrees as well. Great choices of wines and beer. Menu features the best dishes that have carried them over time; plus there's always something new to tease the appetite. We live an hour away and make a point of dining here any time we're in the area.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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