Tosca Ristorante

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Ristorante Tosca offers the finest in contemporary northern Italian cuisine. Tosca serves Italian cuisine with an emphasis on seasonal ingredients, using a creative approach that respects the great traditions of Tuscan gastronomy. Tosca combines modern style and elegance to create an intimate and comfortable setting.
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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was phenomenal and we are very likely to go again. The service was interesting. The waiter came often but seemed to randomly leave as if he didn’t want to talk to us and seemed annoyed when we didn’t decide on something but he got better as the night went on. He was very good with presentation and knowledgeable of all items on the menus.

a
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was outstanding

JK
Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tosca provides wonderful food with attentive service and pleasant surroundings. Well worth a regular visit.

SC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can always count on Tosca for amazing food, great atmosphere and all in all wonderful experience.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always.

KB
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Menu selections were limited,prices were high, service was spotty, and a bigger party was given preferential treatment; took me 15 mintes to get my check. Reviews were misleading.

T
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tosca is a true dining experience. One of the finest
Italian restaurants in DC currently. Expect fresh seafood with creative preparations. Love the pasta
Specials and great appetizer options. The service is the best in town. In short very deserving of Michelin stars.
Would highly recommend.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I have been dining at least 4 times a year as I travel in from Houston. My group was meeting with of blessed memory Justice Scalia and recommended Tosca to us. That was abut 13 years ago I recall the pasta dishes and special pasta dishes were outstanding and delicious. Each year I would take charge of ordering for my group and typically I would select most of the pastas to share. Sometime around 4 years ago things changed the pastas were very good but not great. This week I noticed a dramatically slimed down menu offering and the pastas were good but not remarkable. I will continue to return but for the first time I will look ahead of time for a new chef owned if highly influenced venue. The consistency of the folks greeting me is very commendable and wait staff top notch.

RD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Met friends for a long awaited get together. Fourth visit here based on previous excellent food and experience. This time, service was, as usual, outstanding. Excellent recommendations and accommodation of requests. Top notch. Big disappointment was the kitchen. Ordered the veal chop, which arrived so undercooked that it bordered on raw. First time in over 40 years of fine dining that I sent a dish back. Took an additional 20 minutes to get the new chop, during which the remainder of the table hesitated to enjoy their meals. Negatively impacted the whole experience. Our server apologized and was clearly bothered. No apology from manager, no offer of anything to accommodate.

A place like this that charges top end prices in a highly competitive market has to be better than this. Tosca has always been an automatic reservation for us when in D.C. Will probably explore other places next trip.

g
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tosca never disappoints. Great simply grilled fish, salads great and pasta is always terrific.

MP
Chicago
168 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pasta with duck ragu was outstanding!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and nice service.

YU
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Italian restaurant in town. Definitely, my go to place!

ZG
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was absolutely amazing!😃

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! We will definitely be back. Food was great service was great the whole experience was wonderful

GS
Washington DC
128 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Not my first visit and certainly will not be my last! The food and service were excellent, the prices are comparable to any other top end DC Italian restaurant but the quality an creativity of the menus items are top-shelf. The wine list is the most abundant for an Italian restaurant in DC and when you add the valet parking your talking totally A+.

NC
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful dining experience! Lovely wine and delicious branzino made for a perfect meal.

JC
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Tosca to celebrate a birthday. Normally, we would not choose such an expensive restaurant but this was a special occasion. We were very satisfied with the reception, the service, and the food.

TD
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner with friends. Great waiter who made awesome recommendations for us based on a couple of questions he asked of us. Food was amazing and 1/2 portions of pasta as appetizers was a great way to start.
Fish heavy main courses that were all excellent. Will definitely be back.

JR
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, a remarkable, consistently wonderful restaurant. Staff has a very professional demeanor---which we found welcoming and indicative of a very well run establishment.

Food was excellent and Chef went out of his way to prepare special touches for a celebratory meal!

NS
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always delicious and consistently good, which is why I selected Tosca to celebrate my birthday!

G
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Love this restaurant. It is one we return to again and again. However, this most recent time, our waiter seemed to be hovering ever so close. She was always coming by in the middle of someone's story or interrupting the conversation. Seriously, it was like she was rushing to get us out when there were empty tables in the place. Will go back but have had better, more discrete service and hope to again.

P
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

We have dined at Tosca many, many times over the years; both during DC Restaurant Week and at other times. It has always been one of our favorite DC restaurants. We had never been disappointed until last Saturday. Our waiter did not do a good job, neglecting our table, not bringing bread and, when he did, did not bring butter or olive oil. The food was only adequate, well below our exception. I had the bronzino, a dish I've had often in the past that has always been excellent. Last week the portion was small and not very tasty. The fish was accompanied by a small amount of cold, tasteless, unidentifiable vegetable. We wife ordered the pork chop which was good but not great. Her entree was also accompanied by a small portion of some vegetable. One of the hallmarks of a good restaurant is consistency and I'm afraid Tosca failed us. I don't know if we will ever go back.

h
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Tosca continues to deliver first-rate cuisine and a welcoming wait staff. Whether enjoying a bowl of pasta at the cocktail bar or a three-course meal at a table, the food and ambience are hard to beat. For those who would like an introduction at one of Washington's restaurant weeks, Tosca is unlike other restaurants of its caliber in that it permits diners to choose from the full menu rather than the standard (and usually boring) fare.

K
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely excellent food, service and wine.

j
London
25 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A true 5 Star experience. High quality food in a high class environment. The dishes at Tosca are modern with a hint of classic and perfectly prepared every time

WW
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service! A bit pricey, but well worth it!

KE
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My 2 friends and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Tosca. I would recommend this place to anyone. I did find the portions a bit small but I filled up on the very tasty bread so it was OK. If you are looking for an elegant place to enjoy a wonderful meal with 5 star service this is the place. I will be back.

OT
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was EXCEPTIONAL!!

EB
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great treat, eating at Tosca! We arrived a bit early for our reservation but the staff went right to work to get us seated. From the guidance through the menu to the attention to detail, the staff was EXCELLENT! The food was unique but quite delicious. It’s rare to find a restaurant where everything was “just so” for all members in the party, but Tosca was it!!

J
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff is great, here. Always a treat, especially for Restaurant Week!

DD
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and the outstanding good made for a memorable evening. I highly recommend Tosca.

B
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tosca is always an excellent choice, and no time more so than Restaurant Week.

F
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Elegant place & dining room. Correct, but uncordial staff. Good ingredients but very poor cooking, had our branzino’s returned to the kitchen cause they were still partially raw. Overall a very disappointing experience, not worth a detour !

AS
London
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is only topped by the great staff!

L
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

This was a disappointing experience. Although the food was generally well prepared, it didn't come out hot and the portions were quite small. Caveat: it was Restaurant Week so I'm guessing they were expediting/pre-plating some apps and entrees but still... room temperature (or colder) fried squash blossoms and seafood fettuccini is unpleasant. Speaking of unpleasant, our waiter was unfortunately flat out unfriendly. The other staff around the restaurant and the hostess were very polite, though. I can't imagine paying full price to eat here (it wasn't worth the RW value) and again, service with our waiter was uncomfortable no matter how friendly our table was to him. Would not recommend although the inside of the restaurant itself is beautiful.

ES
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! Incredible food! Highly recommend.

RC
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome, great service and food. Had grilled octopus and it was fantastic.

C
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Have been a patron of Tosca for longer than I care to remember, but I keep coming back because the food and service have always met my expectations which, in Tosca's case, are very high. No surprises during this latest visit, just the quality that I look for from Tosca. My two companions agree.

I
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Going to Tosca was a great experience, from the hostess to the maitre, and the food, everything was great.

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