Toscana - Brentwood

4.7
689 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
It's all happening on the corner of Darlington and San Vicente in Brentwood, where we offer dining options in our storied dining room and outdoors on our "piazza." Toscana is a legendary neighborhood trattoria that celebrates the rustic, authentic, farm-to-table flavors of Tuscany. For more than 30-years, it has set the backdrop for special meals shared by generations of families, friends, and neighbors, as well as elites from the worlds of entertainment, sports, and fashion. Executive Chef Miguel Martinez features daily specials alongside signature Toscana classics such as Ravioli Pomodoro, Spaghetti alle Vongole, Truffle and Burrata Pizza, Veal Milanese, and Bistecca con Fagioli, plus handmade desserts, including our Tiramisu. The international wine list received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence and is heavily Italian-focused. Reservations are strongly recommended. Catering and Private Events are also available.

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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
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What 689 people are saying
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StaceyT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, thank you! We will definitely be back.

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LAfoodie
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic pasta, Italy quality.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always seemed to be excellent except little too noisy

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vipKiddydoc
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Long wait to get our table. Long wait to get our food.
Friendly staff. Excellent food. Noisy as always.

Toscana - Brentwood
Responded on October 13, 2021

Well, we're glad to hear it was worth the wait, though we apologize that you did have to wait. We are still getting back on our post-pandemic feet and trying to find only the most qualified staff to join our team to make our restaurant even more efficient. Hopefully, things will run smoother the next time you visit. Thank you for your support through the good and frenetic times.

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Mimi
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food in all of LA. Except for a couple places in SF, probably best Italian food in western US.

Toscana - Brentwood
Responded on October 13, 2021

Well, THAT'S a great endorsement! Thank you for visiting and for the kind words! We hope to see you again soon, Mimi!

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BrentwoodRob
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Not up to the par on food or service like the old days at Toscana. Chopped salad was without dressing and spaghetti vongole was quite bland.

Toscana - Brentwood
Responded on October 13, 2021

We're so sorry to hear that your experience on the whole was not on par. Please accept our apologies. We're trying to navigate these post-pandemic times as best we can and clearly we have fallen short. We hope you'll give us another chance to make it right... like the good old days.

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kmrreimagined
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Disappointing. Not at all the way I remember this restaurant.

Toscana - Brentwood
Responded on October 1, 2021

Oh noooo!!! What happened? Please share more with us so we know what needs to be improved. It is very important to us that our guests have a lovely experience while with us and clearly you didn't. We want to make sure that doesn't happen again and hope you'll give us another shot to make it right!

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Silvie
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toscana is our favorite Italian restaurant by far. The food is consistently excellent and the service is some of the best in the city. The staff is always welcoming.

Toscana - Brentwood
Responded on September 27, 2021

Hi Silvie! Thank you so much for this lovely review! With so many restaurants to choose from, we are so grateful that you return to ours again and again. It means the world! Grazie!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved this restaurant! Mark, our server, was phenomenal and amazingly knowledgeable. We will absolutely be back!

Toscana - Brentwood
Responded on September 28, 2021

That's so wonderful to hear! Thank you for visiting us. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your evening! Grazie mille!

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Nora57
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Service very slow. Steak that was supposed to be "medium-well" done was completely rare. Not at all the type of experience we are used to having at Toscana, where we have gone many times before. Outside dining area very nice, however.

Toscana - Brentwood
Responded on September 28, 2021

Hi Nora, Please accept our sincerest apologies for your most recent visit. You've dined with us before and know that is not how we roll. Hopefully, you'll come see us again. If you do, please as for Roberto Facciolla, our General Manager. He'll make it up to you. Thank you!

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vipKenH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and wonderful service (Mark) made it a really pleasurable dining experience.

Toscana - Brentwood
Responded on September 21, 2021

Hi Ken, It is so nice to hear that you enjoyed your meal and that Mark made it an extra-special visit. Thank you so much for dining with us and for sharing your experience. We hope to see you again soon! Grazie, Your friends at Toscana

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BobbyS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

really great food and service. out door seating is her to stay and it works well as long as you can't see the homeless camp up the street.

Toscana - Brentwood
Responded on September 21, 2021

Thank you for this. We are happy to hear you liked our food and service. We have tried to create a piazza-type atmosphere outside our restaurant, one where you feel comfortable and can enjoy your meal. What is happening with the homeless encampments is terrible. We have compassion for those who are struggling and hope to see them treated with more dignity and moved to a safer location. Thankfully, the camp is a few blocks from us and those living there have been respectful of us and our guests.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had excellent service!! The food is good but nothing special but our waiter treated us like we were his only guests and the place was packed.

Toscana - Brentwood
Responded on September 21, 2021

Thank you for visiting. We're glad to hear your server took such good care of you. That's the goal, regardless of how packed we get. It's nice to hear we hit that mark.

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chiefaircraft
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

nicely set up outside, always one of my long time favorite restaurants. Fantastico....

Toscana - Brentwood
Responded on September 16, 2021

Grazie mille! We appreciate the wonderful review and support!

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acquiredtaste
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love Toscana and look forward to going back!

Toscana - Brentwood
Responded on September 14, 2021

Thank you so much! That's always nice to hear. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Colfo
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The restaurant was great and the food was amazing. A little pricey for what you get but that’s L.A. i definitely recommend Toscana. Just beware of a lack of parking.

Toscana - Brentwood
Responded on September 14, 2021

Thank you for visiting and for taking time to share your experience. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your meal. Please visit again and in case you can't find street parking, we do offer valet parking on Darlington Avenue.

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Pinkie
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We love this place! the food is always good, the suggested wine was really nice and the price was good. We took our friends there for the first time and they love everything too.

Toscana - Brentwood
Responded on September 14, 2021

Thank you so very much for such a nice review and for introducing your friends to all we have to offer! Hope to see you again soon!

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ABBY
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service in a lovely outdoor setting

Toscana - Brentwood
Responded on September 8, 2021

Thank you so much, Abby! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again soon! Grazie!

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JamesT
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been dining at Toscana for several years and it is consistently superb. The staff is friendly and caring, the atmosphere is warm and inviting, and the food is amazing. It is worth splurging here for a special occasion or to treat someone to an unforgettable dining experience.

Toscana - Brentwood
Responded on September 8, 2021

Grazie mille, James! We always love seeing you and so appreciate the wonderful review!

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vipGeoff
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding and our waiter was excellent. Could not have been a more enjoyable evening.

Toscana - Brentwood
Responded on September 3, 2021

Geoff! How we LOVE hearing that! Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to share your thoughts. Hope to see you again soon!

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DennisF
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the area. First time back in over a year. $$$$ but worth it.

Toscana - Brentwood
Responded on September 3, 2021

Hi Dennis -- thank you so much for visiting us again and for the kind review! Always lovely welcoming back old friends. Hope to see you again soon!

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lizzyb
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance

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vipAMG2
Chicago
114 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent food and service! ❤️

Toscana - Brentwood
Responded on August 27, 2021

Thank you so very much! We appreciate hearing from you!

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Madona
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We have been going to Toscana for many years. Their food is usually very good , however we went yesterday for a nice lunch & they no longer serve what I like & didn’t have clams for my husband. Service is a little lack luster. We will not be going back anytime soon.

Toscana - Brentwood
Responded on August 27, 2021

Now the suspense is killing us -- what did you used to order that we no longer have? Most times, the chef is all too willing and happy to make something that isn't on our menu, provided that we have the ingredients. We're sorry to hear that your lunch was not up to par. Since you have been a guest of ours for many years, you know that isn't how we roll. It is our sincerest hope that you will give us another chance to make it right.

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vipleek
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful
Always a great evening
Our go to spot for special evenings

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MehdiD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything and everyone st Toscano are amazing!

Toscana - Brentwood
Responded on August 20, 2021

Love this! Thank you so much! We hope you'll visit again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

Toscana - Brentwood
Responded on August 20, 2021

Thank you so much! Always nice to hear!

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vipPebs
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian restaurant in the city, great ambience and service

Toscana - Brentwood
Responded on August 20, 2021

So nice! Thank you for visiting and for the wonderful review! Please come visit us again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had to wait an extra 30 minutes even though we had a reservation :( food was decent and the bottle of wine we ordered was absolutely delicious. The waiter was fantastic and is probably the sole reason we would come back!

Toscana - Brentwood
Responded on August 27, 2021

Thank you for toughing it out and waiting for your table. We're happy to hear your waiter made it worthwhile for you. We really do have wonderful people who work so hard to make your experience enjoyable. Glad to know you'll return someday.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Could be better, there could be a candle or a flower in the center of the table, the plate could be prettier and the food more personalized

Toscana - Brentwood
Responded on August 20, 2021

Thank you for visiting and for your review. Presentation is key! We'll be sure to share your suggestions with the staff. You may be interested in knowing that we just placed an order for flower arrangements for our outdoor patio. They're due to arrive in September, so you'll have to come back and see us again! Many thanks!

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NancyR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat outside right up against the barrier between the tables and the San Vicente traffic. Although the barrier is very tall, it couldn't keep out the noise from heavy trucks and other noisy engines. Not the restaurant's fault AT ALL, just a note of caution. Food was out of this world, as usual!

Toscana - Brentwood
Responded on August 20, 2021

Hi Nancy, Thank you for dining with us and sharing your thoughts. The trucks and loud engines can sometimes be rattling, indeed. We just hope the rest of the ambiance (the twinkling lights, soft music in the background, candles...), the food, and the wine overpower the noise. Sometimes it just depends on the time of day... and how loudly some people blast their car radios. So happy you enjoyed the food! That always makes us happy! we hope to see you again soon!

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ClaudineD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

the taste, the quality, the refined preparation in our dishes was excellent,
so superior to other italian restaurants
we decided to go back avery month !

Toscana - Brentwood
Responded on August 20, 2021

Thank you, Claudine! It makes us feel good to know you enjoyed your visit with us. Looking forward to seeing you next month... if not sooner! Grazie mille!

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vipMRLDG
Los Angeles
93 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Very disappointing lunch. Waiter was very slow and not attentive .had to ask for bread which finally showed up half way through entre. Chicken was over cooked. Took an effort to cut it.
Obviously they are suffering the same woes as most restaurants but st these prices would have expected more.
Not the same as it was in the past

Toscana - Brentwood
Responded on August 20, 2021

We're glad you visited and so sorry that your experience was lackluster, at best. We're as disappointed as you were. Thank you for the details. We will share your notes with the staff and make every effort to knock it out of the park the next time you visit, which we hope will be soon.

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vipJeffreyB
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife Mark was our server. Could not have been more attentive, friendly or efficient. Food was fabulous starting with the meatballs in the bar & ending with a complimentary dessert. We'll be back for our 30th (and I'm sure many times in betweeen)!!

Toscana - Brentwood
Responded on August 20, 2021

Hi Jeffrey -- we're so happy to hear that you loved your experience with us. Thank you for visiting and for the nice review! Looking forward to celebrating again with you!

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MarvinH
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The Calamari was tough and rubbery; it had no taste. The filet mignons were overcooked and had to be sent back. The pasta was undercooked, tough, and was sent back. The cabernet was fair; it could have been slightly heavier.

Toscana - Brentwood
Responded on August 20, 2021

Wow, Marvin -- we're sorry you had such a dismal experience with us. That is certainly not at all what we aim for. Please accept our apologies and give us another chance to make it right... food, wine and all!

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vipleek
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food delicious as usual!
Service very nice!
Wish we did not have to ask for bread!
Please put sword fish on menu;
It is so yummy when u have it.
Our favorite Italian restaurant!

Toscana - Brentwood
Responded on August 20, 2021

Thank you so much for dining with us and for sharing your thoughts. We'll work on getting our foccacina out sooner. Each batch is made one at a time in our wood-burning oven and since everyone loves it, we can sometimes get backed up. The swordfish is also a crowd-pleaser. We'll share your suggestions with the chef and staff. Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipMartyC
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful! Food is great but service is always fabulous! The entire staff makes you feel welcome. If you don’t see what you want, just ask and they will make it for you! Simply the best!!

Toscana - Brentwood
Responded on August 20, 2021

Marty -- can we frame this review? This is exactly what we strive for each and every day! Thank you for such kind words about our devoted staff and our beloved dishes! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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kymr
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Worst $24 salad ever. Waiter didn't even ask if we wanted drinks.

Toscana - Brentwood
Responded on August 6, 2021

Thank you for visiting and for letting us know about your experience. We are so sorry to hear it wasn't wonderful and hope you will give us another try so that we can make it right.

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vipJerry
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love this place and try and come everyone I’m in LA. My daughter thinks the pasta is the best. And quiet frankly I had one of the best Veal Parmigiana I’ve ever had

Toscana - Brentwood
Responded on August 6, 2021

Yes -- it's pretty hard to beat the Veal Parmigiana. Thank you for making us your go-to spot whenever you're in town!

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Toscana - Brentwood is rated 4.7 stars by 689 OpenTable diners.

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