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About Tosca Ristorante
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.
Washington, DC 20004
Hours of Operation:
Proper attire (business casual) is required
Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday – Thursday: 5:30pm – 10:00pm, Friday – Saturday: 5:30pm – 10:00pm
between 11th and 12th
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
Please call restaurant for details.
Valet for dinner only.
Metro Center 12th and F St. exit
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Private and semi-private facilities for groups up to 30 guests. Tosca has a small private dining room for up to 15 guests. we also have a semi-private space for up to 24 guests.
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Tosca Ristorante Ratings and Reviews
Ever since coming to DC for business Tosca has been a 'must go' dinner venue. All I can say is it reminds me of my youth and adulthood growing up in NYC with the authenticity and quality. Giovanni the GM goes OUT OF HIS WAY to please his customers and the wait staff (Tino) NEVER made us feel rushed. I have experience in man Michelin starred restaurants where the wait staff makes you feel rushed. Here it was my table for the evening as long as I wanted it. The longer we stayed the more attentive they became, not less attentive. The menu is flawless and I've tried several different seasonal menus. Why flawless, because of the creativity of Ricardo and his staff. The blending of different ingredients that one may never imagine go together...its a party in your mouth. When I go to dinner I want to be wowed with something I never thought of doing or have had before. Tosca is more than dinner, it is a destination when in DC. Oh, and the wine list is the best Italian list in all of DC and probably the surrounding Maryland/Virginia area.
Tosca is the best Italian food in DC. As a matter fact it may be one of the best in the US. The service there is beyond impeccable. Every person in this restaurant from the minute you walk in the door to the waiters, the bus staff, food runners, and the chef make you feel special. Not to mention the sommelier Giovanni , he is awesome. They make every occasion special. Whether you are there for business, a date or even eating alone you will enjoy the food and the warm welcome and service and you will leave wanting to come back.
I hadn't been to Tosca for several years, but it was convenient to our meeting so I took my out-of-town colleagues there. It's a lovely dining room and quiet enough to talk easily. The service was impeccable, attentive without being intrusive. We all ordered fish which was prepared very well. I also enjoyed the prosciutto with burrata. The wine list had some wonderful expensive choices but also a delightful Rosso de Montepulcciano, which we enjoyed.
Two of us shared an appetizer, had a half portion of pasta each, a main dish each, and a dessert each. The portions were such that this worked well for us. The server had good recommendations. My water glass was never less than half full, and the team was very unobtrusive, so that was great. We enjoyed the food: cooked well and flavorful.
I've been going to Tosca for many years now, and the experience has always been absolutely excellent. On this occasion I visited with colleagues from overseas who had not been there before - they were all delighted with the quality of food, the wine and the friendly, courteous and efficient service. This is a 'go-to' place for all sorts of occasions.
Awesome! We have been to Tosca many times - it is always great. This time it was better than ever. Despite the fact that it was the last night of DC Restaurant week and the restaurant was absolutely packed full, the service was superb. Service was efficient but not at all rushed. Flavors of food were exceptional. The freshly made pasta was as light as a feather and sauces were sublime. We also had a veal chop (each) - it was perfectly prepared. And despite being full to the brim we each had dessert - chocolate tart and tiramisu. The dessert measured up to the elegance and flavor of the rest of the meal. And as a final note, the wine list is well worth perusing; not inexpensive, but comprehensive and balanced. Enjoy Tosca; it is a winner!
Good italian food. The seating is little tight. The spaghetti with the rabbit was nicely made. I like the spaghetti just in the right degree of firmness. The beef ravioli also a very famous dish. Grilled fish is simple and nicely done. Only the Tiramisu is not what I expected, they pour the warm marsala on top of the cup, so the tiramisu is soft and saggy, soupy, with more sour taste. I like my own recipe better. Chocolate lava cake was good.
I hadn't been to Tosca in several years but wanted to check it out again and Restaurant Week presented the perfect opportunity. I had already read the menu online and been amazed that the full menu was being offered. Everything about the evening was superb, starting with outstanding service by our server, who never rushed us and intuited our every need. I had an amazingly refereshing radicchio and pear salad followed by the duck leg confit and grilled endive. The duck came with a perfectly crisp, crunchy skin and meat falling off the bone, which the server had excellently paired with a Chianti. It all made for a standout dinner that I am already telling friends about.
Every mean I have eaten at this restaurant, whether lunch or dinner, has been excellent. The service is attentive, the wine list has sufficient variety, and the food is invariably superb. Not too salty, not overcooked, just right! We went for Restaurant Week and had fish entrees, salmon and branzino. Both were cooked to perfection.
We went for restaurant week. We had a larger group of people consisting of 5 adults and 2 kids. The food was very very good for the main entrees, however they were small portions. My wife got the Hamachi and while it did taste good there was very little to taste. I ordered the half order of black linguini, which was fantastic with small clumps of crap meat. The main course consisted of veil for my wife and swordfish for me. I regret getting the swordfish. It was dry, but honestly this is not a seafood place and I made that mistake on my own.
The service was absolutely amazing. Very comedic hosts with an absolute eye for details. Couldn’t have been better!!!
All in all it was a nice experience but for $500 I would expect a little more food.
We had high expectations based on the 4-star rating of this restaurant. We had dinner during restaurant week and were not impressed with the featured menu. (The swordfish was rather dry). Although the service was attentive, we would have preferred less "hovering" and found the food overrated for the price.
Very good food and service. Highly recommend. Prosciutto di Parma and Radicchio e Gorgonzola were excellent appetizers. Pollo alla Milanese and Pesce alla Griglia (salmon) were extremely nice main courses. Perfect for pre-theater meal, which is what we did.
Tosca remains unsurpassed in DC for quality of the menu, the service, the sophisticated ambiance and as one of the few restaurants in DC where one can have a conversation, as opposed to a shouting match. It is not inexpensive, but the quality is absolutely at the top of DC restaurants, and again, Tosca has resisted the trend to louder and louder, making it my preferred restaurant for a business lunch or dinner; I know that Tosca is the first choice for many others, who can afford it.
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