Toscana Ristorante Italiano

4.6
1281 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(704) 367-1808
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Catering
Bring the flavors of Tuscany to your home, office or special venue.
Whether its a large hors d'oeuvres reception or an intimate multi-course dinner Toscana can take care of all you
off-site catering needs.
Pick-up or delivery is available, delivery fee varies upon location
For more information or to place an order call 704.367.1808 or email events.toscana@conterestaurantgroup.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Morrison Blvd & Roxborough Rd
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Toscana would like to personally customize your special and private events. We can comfortably accommodate thirty-five guests for a seated dinner and over one hundred for a cocktail event. We also have a seasonal patio that can seat up to fifty for dinner guests.

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What 1281 People Are Saying
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Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Occasional Friday night date night. Delightful experience - greeted by name with a smile; seated promptly and Ryan, our server, was very courteous and attentive, helpful with a delicious wine selection to compliment our entree. We are always comfortable and relaxed when we visit. All of the staff is friendly. Looking forward to our next time.

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RS
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never disappoints. If you want to experience excellent Italian food with attentive service, go to Toscana. This is a special place!

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DG
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

25th Anniversary!

The Mare was out of this world!

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w
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food is consistently good here and the service is great! Sit with Camille at the bar for a fun dinner with friends

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding service and food.

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G
Charlotte
53 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

This used to be my go-to place in Charlotte for amazing Italian food. I had my usual Mare pasta dish. It was fine, but nothing special. All of the seafood did not seem super fresh and it seemed like too many different types of shellfish than in the past. Very little pasta to accompany the meal. I won't be rushing back.

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j
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service and food is outstanding!

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LK
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was quite good. The service was generally good, but for this price point we were rushed - it should have been a more relaxing experience of several courses, drinks and wine organized by management/servers. Ordered cocktails and a cheese plate appetizer that we were still eating when our soup/salads came out; likewise, we were still eating our salads when our main courses were served. Restaurant was cold (i.e., not cozy) when we arrived. Overall a nice evening for for four, but not sure I would recommend to a friend.

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FB
Charleston
25 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My wife and I are from out of town and were in Charlotte prior to catching a plane the next day. We had an outstanding meal. I had the Osso Buco, one of my favorite dishes. It was the best I have ever had. The service was excellent as well. Toscana is one of several restaurants in the South Park area that we will continue to return to when we are in the area.

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S
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good but expensive for a moderate sized plate of pasta. Service was slow and to an extent non-attentive with servers standing around at the entrance. Were seated almost 20 minutes before bread was brought to the table. Asked for more bread when our meal came and were told it was baking & be right out. 30 min later, bread never arrived.
Gave it a try, no rush to return.

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

Incredible!”
The staff is killer as well as the food!!!
Love the whole family !!

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C
Charlotte
20 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday ; two at the same time. Had a very nice time

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RB
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Visited many times and remains at a high level. Food is consistently excellent
Very friendly staff

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L
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall, it was good. For the price, I was hoping for something excellent.

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TW
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food as always was excellent. Service was good but not the usual excellent standard we normally have. Great place for a good meal.

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NT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

We had a reservation but still had to wait close to an hour The food was as good as ever. They apologized and said they would take care of us. I am understanding of a busy night but at 9:45 to be done with dinner and how they “take care of us” is a free dessert I’m not impressed.

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SD
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Very noisy. Don't recommend for a date night. Service seemed a bit hodge-podge yet efficient enough. Tables were cramped. I guess some would call that intimate, however when conversations are "shared" amongst tables, trying to have a date night conversation was tough.
All things considered, while some things are noteworthy and not really "complaint" worthy, this was not really a value for the $150.00 meal

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J
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my all time favorite restaurants. The food is always great. Good wine list. Knowledgeable staff. Never rushed. A wonderful restaurant experience.

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a
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food at Toscana was good. We were a party of 3 celebrating a birthday. While the service was attentive, they were not friendly.. barely saw a smile. While Toscana is owned by the same company as Luce, it still felt like we were at Luce. The gnocchi was the exact same as Luce, no variation. I want to dine at a restaurant for their own take on a dish, not the same as another restaurant's. If I wanted gnocchi from Luce, I would've eaten at Luce. The other two in our party ordered the Filet and enjoyed it. Overall, good food, but will most likely choose to dine at other Italian restaurants in Charlotte in the future.

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RS
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ginger was our sever and was very helpful, knowledgeable, and attentive. Drinks perfectly crafted. Food, as always, delicious. One of Charlotte's finest restaurants and THE BEST and most authentic Italian restaurant.

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

Absolutely wonderful!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We were seated next to a large party that was very loud and had to wait an additional 30 minutes for a quieter table at a booth. We were not offered wine or dessert to be comped for our inconvenience as first time customers. We thought this was unusual since this is supposed to be a high-end restaurant.

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KG
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

Great food and service.
Way too loud though. Had a large corporate outing and we sat next to it. We could hear nothing.

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CV
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service.
Only issue is that it’s kind of loud. If you don’t like the noise ask to be seated in the private room. There very accommodating.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, had a great time. Our favorite Italian in Charlotte. Sandy, our server, is the best!

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CL
Columbus
57 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite local hubs! Can’t say enough about them! The food, service, ambiance and wait staff are all top notch. Management is hands on. We love eating here. Love Sandi our favorite waitress and our favorite table with the best views of the restaurant and the outside ... Table 12.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible as usual. They took care of us from start t o finish and the food was amazing.

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J
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When in Charlotte, we always eat at Toscano.
Great food, homemade potato chips! Delicious!

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PS
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect place for a birthday lunch. The haddock was cooked to perfection!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, delicious and fast delivery after ordering. Fab dessert!

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R
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best authentic Italian restaurants in Charlotte. Food is fantastic, great atmosphere and wonderful service.

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Food is fantastic but it was excessively noisy to the point where we could not hear our conversation.

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DA
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall fantastic! Can’t go wrong with anything in the menu.

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A
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and very attentive staff. We had the homemade pastas and salad. Nice atmosphere. A bit noisy, but it didn’t deter our ability to have conversation. Good wine selection, but somewhat overpriced - it seemed to be about triple the cost at a store.

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New England
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb! We had out of town guests. They loved the food and the service was Superb as always!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good seafood and good wine selection

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l
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

I love this restaurant group and really feel like tonight was an off night; however our service was TERRIBLE. We waited 20 minutes before our drink order was taken, had to ask for bread and then asked to be moved outside because the noise level was so high we could not have a conversation at a table of 4. The owner was doing everything he could to make our dining experience acceptable, but he could not make up for the deficiencies tonight.

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Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I debated about submitting a review because, frankly, I didn't have the courage to voice my dissatisfaction at the restaurant itself. Toscana is a beautiful restaurant and, judging by the crowd, wildly popular. It was my first time there despite living in Charlotte for over 20 years.

My wife had a very tasty entree', the Mare which is seafood dish. Wonderful. I had as a starter the Insalata Caprese (mozzarella and tomato). That, too, though very over-priced, was quite good. However, my wife had a Caesar Salad which was way below what one would expect in a restaurant such as Toscana. Finally, my entree and the primary reason for this poor review. I had the Sea Bass which was horrible. Though it was fully cooked, it was the most bland dish I have ever ordered in any restaurant. If I hadn't squeezed the accompanying lemon over the dish, it would have been inedible. It was so poorly prepared that both my wife and I assumed that perhaps a key ingredient was omitted. The dish included a spinach side which was quite good. Again, however, for a restaurant to charge the prices that Toscana does, the food needs to be superb. In this instance, I would have settled for "good."

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CL
Columbus
57 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

omg this little gem is amazing and i almost wish no one else knew about them. we absolutely love this place ; food, service, management, the hostess love love love love!

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MP
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

We had an out-of-town guest and wanted a nice evening out. Our guest and I ordered one of the evening’s specials (fish) and it was nearly two hours before we were served. My husband ordered the Osso Bucco and asked if it would require additional time. He was told it was ready to be served as it had been cooking all day. No mention of additional time being needed for the fish was made. When we inquired after 1-1/2 hours why it was taking so long, we were told the fish was taking extra time because it had to be de-boned. It was bass and very simply served. As a special, I would expect it to have been somewhat prepared ahead. The dish was unremarkable. The wait staff was attentive, but whatever happened in the kitchen was unacceptable.

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