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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.

1112 F Street
NW
Washington, DC 20004
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

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
Closed Sundays

Cross Street:
between 11th and 12th

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 367-1990

Website:
http://www.toscadc.com/

Catering:
Please call restaurant for details.

Parking Details:
Valet for dinner only.

Public Transit:
Metro Center 12th and F St. exit

Executive Chef:
Massimo Fabbri

Additional:
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

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4.7

Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

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Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (56)
Good for a Date (44)
Pre/post Theatre (40)
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Good for Anniversaries (40)
Notable Wine List (39)
Fit for Foodies (39)
Quiet Conversation (38)
Business Meals (37)
Authentic (35)
Romantic (31)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Worth the Drive (19)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Great for Lunch (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Cozy (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Bar Seating (6)
People Watching (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Tasting Menu (5)
Casual (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Fun (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Seasonal (4)
Healthy (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

We went for pre theatre dinner again and loved it. Food is exceptional as well as the staff and ambiance. Highly recommend!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

The attention was very nice, and the service was exellent

Tags: Comfort Food, Paleo Friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2018

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 13, 2018

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.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Tosca welcomed us, seated us in timely fashion, and then treated us to an excellent menu of cocktails, food and wine in a most comfortable setting. We thought the fish and homemade pastas stood out. In a word, everything we'd hoped for.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This is such a wonderful restaurant !!!and the staff was so great.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent service and outstanding food. We both had the Celery root soup as a starter. Very mild, but very good. Our main courses were Filetto and Costoletta di Vitello. Both were perfect.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great ingredients and creative chefs made for a delicious meal and great pre theater experience. The service was exceptional. This restaurant continues to be at the top of the list for go to dining.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Service was exemplary, food portions were modest but wonderfully prepared (and one felt pleasantly full at the end), not inexpensive but worth it. For a fat and fancy Italian meal (and the desserts were wonderful), this is great place to go.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 8, 2018

I have been to Tosca twice, and both times I try to figure out how to get back there as soon as possible! Delicious food, spacious restaurant and lovely service makes my dining experience a joy. My only suggestion would be to have valet parking at lunch!

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Pasta was good, but fish and veal were mediocre. High price for quality

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on February 3, 2018

While the ambiance was nice and the service good the food, for the price listed, was underwhelming. My veal was overcooked and my husband's Alaskan halibut was fine but not for the prices charged. We will likely not return.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 2, 2018

excellent food and wonderful service. Looking forward to going back there soon.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 31, 2018

The service was excellent and the food was wonderful.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great place! The fish was very good. The pasta was delicious as well!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We went to Tosca during Restaurant Week Winter 2018. Unlike many restaurants, the portions were not skimpy. The cocktails, food and wine were excellent, as was the service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a delicious meal and great service! I would go back in a minute.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Notably better than other downtown business restaurants. Best Restaurant Week menu.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

One of the best restaurant week deals in Washington. Extensive menu, some quality wines reasonably priced, professional service and first rate Italian cuisine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Good food. Pricey

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Very good food and service. It was nice to have gluten free pasta options for my friend although I would encourage them to have more than just sorbet for GF dessert.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 22, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 22, 2018

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Risotto was excellent and service impeccable as always

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 18, 2018

The dining experience excels! The attentiveness and care of the wait staff never intrudes into the conversation,but they are always ready to assist. The authentic and delightful Italian fare is presented with artful precision.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 18, 2018

The food was wonderful but the service was fantastic!! Very attentive without being hovering. We were not rushed at all. The 5:30 - 6:30 pre-theater menu was great. We will return soon. My only suggestion would be to have more reasonably priced house wine.

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 16, 2018

This is one of our favorite restaurants in DC. All of the personnel are friendly and helpful from the front desk to waiters, to bus boys to the manager who is always on the floor checking each table.. The food is always beautifully prepared and delicious.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We all enjoyed Tosca, great food and service. Will definitely go there again. However, it is not a traditional Italian restaurant, the menu is limited, but the food served was outstanding.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 10, 2018

One of my 3 favorite restaurants in DC. Tosca never disappoints.
Absolutely delicious food, impeccable service. Paolo and Lisa
always greet us and treat us as treasured guests.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Our experience was awesome.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food, and great atmosphere and service. Would definitely return.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 4, 2018

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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