Tosca Ristorante

4.8
3351 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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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
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Phone number
(202) 367-1990
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Massimo Fabbri
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Catering
Please call restaurant for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
between 11th and 12th
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Parking details
Valet for dinner only.
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Public transit
Metro Center 12th and F St. exit
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us at Tosca for NY Eve! We will be serving a special 4-course menu, with choices. Menu is $95 per person (plus beverage, tax and gratuity.) THERE WILL BE NO A LA CARTE MENU OR PRE THEATER MENU SERVED ON NYE

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 3351 People Are Saying
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OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with service and superb food!

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j
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and wine. Service good. Would have liked to sit with our friends but there was 6 of us and we could only make reservations for 3 on the date and time needed

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MK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful in all respects.

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C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Favorite spot for lunch. Wonderful food and friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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

Great service and great food. I could eat there everyday!

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FA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Better than we remembered. Our fourth or fifth time at Tosca over 10 years or so. Improved neutral/elegant decor. Excellent service and delicious food. Good, reasonable wine list. Price is at the upper limit of reasonable. Hope management keeps it there. Overall, a very satisfying and happy experience: Definitely close to the top in DC overall.

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C
Philadelphia
149 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food. Went post-Nutcracker ballet. Excellent risotto and ravioli del plin. Great service.

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e
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Toscanini never fails to impress.it achieves an unobtrusive level of service better than most DC restaurants. The Autumnal salad was a flavorful reminder of the season with a variety of complementing ingredients. The duck breast was thick and cooked to perfection. The foie bras mouse added to the dish. French press coffee was perfect.

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JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience before the theater. Everything was lovely and service was just outstanding

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FT
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My party and I enjoyed a memorable meal at Tosca. Pavel provides impeccable service throughout the meal, answering our questions and attending to our every need. We enjoyed the 24-month aged Parma prosciutto appetizer- it really was like butter! We also tore into the scallops app, cooked perfectly and presented beautifully. We enjoyed the special pasta of the day, a house-made boar pappardelle with a wild boar sauce. The savory and hearty dish was just the thing for a cold day. We also devoured the decadent butternut squash risotto garnished with caviar and decorated with gold leaf. A shared Baba au rum and perfect-foam cappuccinos rounded out this bright experience in an otherwise dreary day.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, presentation and quality of food is exceptional. Would recommend highly

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VR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Our food was ok, nothing special. The desert was very tiny. For 3 of us we paid over $200 and we had 1 appetizer, 3 main course dishes of pasta/gnocchi, 1 desert, and 2 glasses of wine. For the price there are much better places around. Will not be back for sure.

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BT
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have said before, best Michelin Star restaurant without a star and tonight was exceptional. We travel the world and eat in many fine dining restaurants but at Tosca we dine with la familia. As Nicky said...cooking with love from their heart. Creating it, quality of ingredients, presentation and more you wont find in many other restaurants. Last night was a taste of Tuscany and Napoli. Incredible. They made our Anniversary a night we will never forget.

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LL
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great every time I dine there. Wait staff are extremely cordial and helpful.

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KR
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our total dining experience. Our waiter was very helpful and seemed to enjoy helping us decide on our meal selections. The food was outstanding. We were able to have a great conversation without raising our voices. Totally wonderful evening.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! We will be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The portion size was surprisingly smaller than expected

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B
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was fantastic. We ordered from the dine at dusk menu and it was a wonderful value. Everything was delicious. I particularly enjoyed their take on tiramasu.

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TC
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Our appetizer was cold and the fire alarm kept going off (intense blinking flashing) during dinner. Waitress didn’t explain the situation or apologize. The waiters are rude. Bad experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Completely wonderful

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N
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good service and food was delish. A pasta dish with a salad and bread was ample for dinner, and reasonably priced.

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JP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This is a great place for a business lunch or dinner. It has excellent and creative cuisine in a very comfortable and pleasing environment.

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B
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Tosca and particularly enjoy its proximity to National and Warner theaters. Great for pre-show dinner. The staff and service is sharp. The creative dishes are perfection.

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RR
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was the PERFECT find for my daughter and I as a 16th birthday/Pre-Theatre dinner option. The fixed Pre-Theatre menu is just the absolute best option one could hope for before heading over to Warner Theatre for a show. There is truly something for everyone, whether you're an adult or teenager! I would definitely make a return visit and recommend this Italian restaurant to my family and friends.

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LB
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have had the pleasure of going to Tosca several times over the past few years. I would go more often but I live in Fairfax County, Virginia, not in DC. But when I am staying late in DC and want Italian I go to Tosca. I think the food and service is very good. I am very picky when it comes to Italian food since I work in a great Italian restaurant in New York when I was a teenager and became spoiled.

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MN
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the value of the pre-theatre menu. The braised short ribs ravioli was outstanding and perfect ending to meal was the tiramisu!

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LL
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular dinner a few weeks ago at the Chefs Table located inside of the kitchen. The chef was so nice and offered a creative menu. I am so happy to have finally found some truly amazing Italian food in DC. Everyone should experience the tasting menu inside the kitchen because it’s so fun to see all the action happening. Decor is beautiful! Pasta was Delicious. We ate so much and everything was amazing. Dessert was beautiful and tasted lovely. I will be back for sure with friends for more. Thank you for a wonderful dinner!

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OT
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pricey but worth it. Quiet, refined atmosphere, polished service, and excellent food add up to a memorable meal.

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L
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place since the day it opened! The most consistently good restaurant in DC!

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JP
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! There just really is no better dining experience. All the staff, every last one of them, are so gracious and considerate and attentive. Truly a first class act. And the food coming out of the kitchen? Amazing! That they get it right every single time is why they have such a loyal following. Love love love this place.

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MH
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This Italian meal was one of the VERY best I have had in years! Outstanding flavors, textures and presentation on the plates. Our waitress was classy, funny, and very attentive. The entire experience was exceptional. And I highly recommend the tiramisu for dessert - it was OUT of this world!!

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BT
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm biased...end of story. I have been coming for over 4 years for special occasions or just a romantic evening with my wife. I admit the owner and staff have become personal friends and not just because they treat us special. These are genuinely GOOD INDIVIDUALS. Their love and passion for what they do is exhibited in their attitudes which is reflected in their food and service. I refer to this as the best Michelin star restaurant without a star (they should be).

If you want GREAT food, wine and service it is a must visit whether you are living in DC or just visiting. You won't regret it. Oh, and if you are a wine lover, Giovanni has NEVER given us a wine we haven't loved and Ricardo, Niki and Olivia have never prepared a meal we didn't love.

As I said, we are biased...but for a very good reason.

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FL
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious! Excellent Service even though dining room was full and people waiting to be seated at the bar. Husband loved his white truffle pasta!

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LH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time dining at Tosca on Saturday, 10/27 and it was a wonderful experience. Had a drink at the bar waiting for the rest of my family to arrive and the bartender was great! Elias (?) recommended the Tosca signature drink and it was delicious!!!! He also recommended the beef ravioli plin and that was also delicious!!! My family enjoyed their first time dining at Tosca. Will definitely go back!

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TL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our second time at this restaurant and it was every bit as wonderful as a year ago. The service and food were exquisite. The snapper was the best I have had. Wonderful wine selection. It was a little pricey but worth it. We will definitely be back when we are in DC again.

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C
Orlando
32 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was only ok. Not great. Service was subpar. No one smiles. Too serious. A little stuffy.

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OT
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

Very disappointing. Eaten at Tosca many times. This was the first time that I’ve been dissatisfied. The food was overly seasoned, and way too much salt was used. I had one of the daily specials, swordfish, but it tasted frozen, not fresh. It was also overpriced. Far too many employees millimg around with not enough to do. That said, the service was up to the usual standards.

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S
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are Tosca fans and have been for the 15 years we’ve lived downtown. Saturday’s dinner was perfect in every way.

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S
Washington DC
73 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Outstanding wine list, salads were very good, steak (filet) was among the best we’ve eaten, and their focaccia is amazing

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