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Tosca

4.8
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3769 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Tosca is closed, we will re-open in Spring 2021
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 3769 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great. Decor is a little dated.

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vipLuigi
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was so nice to be back at Tosca. One of the best Italian Restaurants in Washington DC. Great service, good food and finally more tables taken. I hope it will be back to the good old days soon!

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vipDAVIDF
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, wine list, and wonderful staff, loved it so much we went back 2 nights running, both wonderful experiences

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vipBillyT
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best. Never had a bad meal. This night, however, it was even more exceptional.

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vipFeliciaB
Washington DC
87 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent- Mille grazie 😊

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vipLuigi
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

People need to go back out to their favored restaurants. Tosca deserves more clients. Such an amazing place!!

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vipDonaldS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food.

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vipAnnH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific lunch - wonderful service - beautiful presentation - attentive staff - thank you!!

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ChristopherG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb date-night dinner before the theater. Wonderful, attentive service - careful without being obtrusive. Excellent menu and excellent advice from the waitstaff on selections and wine. We will go back to Tosca!

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vipLimoncello
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food is extraordinary moreover they will willingly create a special meal if you simply request it. This is one of my go to business restaurants in DC

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vipDonnyEi
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paolo greeted us at the door graciously. Angela was a wonderful waitress. John gave us great recs on Wine. A wonderful dining experience from top to bottom.

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Gerolf
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Splendid experience. High level Italian restaurant.

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vipLuigi
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tosca amazes every time. Food and service are just spectacular. Cant wait to return....

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vipJohnL
Washington DC
271 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Tosca is a reliable choice for a great meal and the ability to have a quiet conversation. The service is also top-notch. This visit, I enjoyed the branzino crudo and cavatelli with a rustic lamb ragu--both fantastic! The wine list is also noteworthy for some reasonably-priced wines with lots of character.

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Foodie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambience excellent.
Servings a bit on the small size.
Service very good although a bit over zealous in clearing table before dinner plate
was finished

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vipluckylouie
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and a bit different which was nice. Service was impeccable

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TerriO
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Came for pre theatre and everyone
Thought food was good. I asked
Waiter if music could be turned down
As it was too loud. He did so, which was good. I think another dessert
Should be added beside two gelatos
And Tiramisu....they need something
Else more interesting.

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vipGodfather
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you love pasta this is your place absolutely fantastic!

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Indy
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

when my office was nearby Tosca was my hands down favorite. It was great to have a revisit. The food was superb (my swordfish was perfectly prepared) , the service likewise.

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vipVictor
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent waiter! Nice pasta’s, albeit somewhat pricey.
Recommended.

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vipGreggS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and the service was extremely efficient. Server tried to please out table in every way. My guests complimented me on my restaurant choice.

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vipJimL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tosca always delivers. Amazing food and best in class service. The home made pastas are as good as anything in Italy.

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vipRAK123
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was delicious, but our server was a bit impatient and had an attitude.
Also, we didn't appreciate attempting to seat us at the worst table when a number of good tables were available (we had a reservation)

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KathyP
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our food was excellent and our waiter, Omar was the best we have EVER had! The restaurant was highly recommended by a friend and did not disappoint.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic time! We went for the Valentines Day special menu and it was incredible. The service is fantastic - professional and attentive. But wow was the food exceptional.

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Pierre
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative italian cuisine with impeccable service. Some star sightings—Washington style and the slow pace made for a memorable evening.

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vipmartinT
Miami
31 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrating VD at Tosca was so special this year.
The chef prepared a 4 course feast beyond.
Would highly recommend as one of the best
Italian restaurants currently in DC.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet and nice.

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AndreaJ
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Totally enjoyed everything. A perfect pre-valentine dinner.

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vipfoodfan
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had tickets to a play at National Theater and decided to have dinner at Tosca before the show. We were very pleased with the choice. The ambiance is very pleasant and comfortable - not frenzied like so many restaurants these days - so it was a relaxing experience, and we could easily have a conversation without shouting. The service was outstanding — friendly, helpful, and attentive, without being intrusive. The delivery of the courses was timed well, so that we were able to comfortably finish our meal without feeling rushed. We both had the 3 course pre-theater diner. The food was delicious and attractively presented. The grilled barramundi we had for the main course was particularly nice - grilled to perfection and served over a bed of vegetables. It was filling, but did not leave us feeling stuffed. Prices are a bit on the steep side, but we felt the pre-theater dinner was very good value for the meal we had.

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vipRRRG
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently some of the best food in DC. Service is friendly and efficient

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RoyA
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the the best “adult” restaurant in DC. Beautiful quiet place with great food and unsurpassed service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Boise
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always first rate. Never disappoints.

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vipLoveFood
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! It had been awhile since I had been and I don’t know why it took me so long to go back. The food, and our server was spectacular, truly amazing! See you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience loved the appetizer, salad pasta & the fish .. i would go back again

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vipRich
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

A classy downtown restaurant just two blocks from Ford's Theatre, serving three-course early bird dinners at 5 pm, allowing diners to easily finish by 7 pm, and take a five minute walk to Ford's Theatre, arriving at 7:10, easily making the 7:30 performance. Use valet parking, but when you leave the restaurant, do not retrieve your car. Instead, retrieve your car at 10 pm, after walking back from the theatre. So, just ONE parking fee all evening, instead of two. A no-brainer - unless it is raining, of course.
Only downside. Average first and third course. Very good entree. But worth the $45 for three courses. Especially if looking for a convenient, upscale dining destination near Ford's.

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MichelleJ
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience. Our server was very knowledgeable with regard to wines and the menu. The atmosphere was nice.

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vipWayne
Baltimore
39 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The grilled king salmon was exceptional. I can’t remember a better cooked piece of fish.

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vipMichaelS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tosca has it all: consistently great food. Excellent Italian wine list. Superb service.

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CatherineF
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Branzino was delicious. Wine choices excellent. Great service!

FAQs

Tosca is rated 4.8 stars by 3769 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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