Toscana Ristorante Italiano

4.7
1330 reviews
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TOSCANA Ristorante is located in the specialty shops across from South Park Mall, and is South Charlotte’s premiere upscale Italian restaurant. Since 1998 we have offered guests impeccable service and authentic Tuscan cuisine. Toscana is the perfect setting for an intimate meal or group dinners. Our romantic ambience feels just like a tranquil European courtyard that will enclose you with it's old world elegance. Our seasonal menu of Northern Italian favorites is crafted with passion and offers only the freshest ingredients including local produce and herbs, as well as the finest, poultry, prime meats and seafood to bring the true flavors of Tuscany to your table. In addition all pastas and desserts are made fresh in-house daily. You'll also find an extensive list of fine wines featuring all regions of Italy. Come experience the flavors and ambience of Europe right here in the “Queen City."
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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal and delicious. Everything we ordered was perfect and paired with great wine. I think this is our new favorite place in Charlotte. Can’t wait to go back!

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always. Great service! Outstanding food!

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CC
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Restaurant was crowded and staff seemed overwhelmed. However, food was fantastic as always and we enjoyed our meal.

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was a good value; the wine that was recommended was fabulous. The only thing that kind of ruined the night was while we were waiting there were these two women who I guess wanted to talk to a staff member and they kept opening and closing the door and trying to get peoples attention and it was bringing freezing cold air where we were waiting (and near where we were seated) and it took awhile to have them stop. Otherwise a pleasant evening.

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SL
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Valentines night out with my wife! We love the food and service and I have discovered a great chianti!

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CF
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were outstanding. One of the best meals ever!!

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LC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

If not for the noise, this would be 5 star. Service and Food is 5 star!

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Western NC
9 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and great cocktails! Love this place.

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RO
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday was great

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Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy our meals and times at Toscana.
Great restaurant for authentic Italian food.

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DC
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Food and service were commendable, not rushed and worth a return. Noise level was almost unbearable however. What could have been a memorable quiet dining experience was ruined by two tables of a large group of people trying to talk over one another.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good for all occasions!

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DM
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been coming to Toscana for dinner for several years. Never been disappointed, food is always outstanding and excellent service

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CR
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding. It’s intimate & quiet just like I like it!

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Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Toscana's has always been one of my favorite Charlotte restaurants. However, I gave it a 3 for ambiance because a few issues have developed over the years. Although they have repainted the interior (a very pretty blue), the front of the restaurant and the bar really need a bigger lift. It seems very old and heavy at this point and the space is very awkward when there is a large dinner crowd. Very noisy and crowded. Also, the booth seating on the side is a traffic nightmare with all the clean up trays kept in the narrow walkway past the booths. Wait staff and "bussers" are constantly squeezing by and actually or nearly bumping into each other. This was a Queens Feast week dinner so it was definitely more crowded than normal. The food was good although the selections for Queens Feast were on the heavy side and did not show off the best aspects of the restaurant's menu. I really wanted to give them a 5 on food, but this kept me at a 4. Waitstaff and service was superb.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent - beautifully presented and delicious. The service was professional and attentive. The appetizer I chose was one of the best crab cakes I've ever had, delicate, meaty, and perfectly cooked with a wonderful sauce.

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RW
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorites in Charlotte and our guests also feel the same. I don't go as often because due to noise level, it is difficult to communicate across the table.

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went for restaurant week with my bf and his parents! We loved everything! Will definitely be back!

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LF
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, as always! Great service and cozy, but vibrant atmosphere.

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DB
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Queens Feast - Very Nice Restaurant in great location with excellent food and service

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SL
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit to Toscana and it was my wife's birthday. Everything was A++. Our food was wonderful and the service was impeccable. Very friendly and the menu has great selections. We loved our experience and will definitely go again soon!

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KS
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite! Food is wonderful. Service level is high and always feel welcome.

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KJ
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Had high hopes to try but service ruined the overall taste of the food. From a rude hostess asking why we there to coming back mid way thru dinner asking what name my reservation was under to having to ask multiple times what the specials where to dishes not picked up timely from the table. You expect a certain level of service for the type of restaurant this is. Regretfully this ruined the experience and as such will not recommend or darken the door. There are numerous choices on the restaurant scene for the caliber of food so do yourself a favor and go to a place where the service is as good as the food!

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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing girls night out. The food was delicious and Camille was the best, she took great care of us!

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CP
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner with perfect service.

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Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The crab arancini was delicious, and the tiramisu was some of the best I have ever had.

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DS
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went during "Queen's Feast" Restaurant week. Menu was excellent, food was fantastic and our server was helpful and a lot of fun. I hadn't been here for a couple of years, but it's back on my "go to" list for Italian!

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FW
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night, food and experience. The energy was good and from the time we walked in the door a great experience took place!

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Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good!

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1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in Charlotte. Excellent food. It never disappoints!!

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JB
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always! One of my favorite places in Charlotte!

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent

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Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

We were met by a young woman who was very cold and never smiled . She made the four of us -- 4 retired Charlotte Observer writers and/or editors, feel we were not welcome. We did not get the table I had reserved online, said I had "asked" for it rather than "reserving" it.
We waited 30 minutes for our waiter to return after bringing us water. The owner happened by and fortunately took our orders. We were quiet and well-behaved, dressed very nicely, and couldn't understand why we were treated like lepers. The food was good, but we don't plan to return to a place that seemed to resent us.

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Charlotte
20 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delightful dining experience- friendly courteous staff and delicious meal.

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Toscana is one of our favorite restaurants. Great food! We have never had a bad meal! They are very accommodating. Awesome service! My favorite dish is the Mare. I have it with spinach because of a gluten allergy, with or without the pasta it is excellent!

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MW
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food is outstanding pasta, veal and seafood prepared Spanish / Italian.
service was outstanding and ambiance was very good...close tables but otherwise very enjoyable.

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Charlotte
20 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service by Ryan and Sandy; very friendly staff and we enjoyed a relaxing comfortable evening. Festive holiday energy and our appetizers and entré were delicious with the wine pairing recommendation.
Looking forward to returning soon.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Toscana, our go to “little” Italian getaway. Food is always amazing, great service, a little pricier than some other places but I think it’s worth it. A little gem, hopefully it stays that way.

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Western NC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great!

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SP
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food tasted good, the staff were attentive, but the tables were tight, too close, you could hear every conversation around you , it was so noisy that it was distracting.

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