Trattoria Toscana - Temecula

4.3
66 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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Trattoria Toscana in Temecula, California serves up an authentic Italian experience. High-quality food and wine are important to the people who work there, and you can be sure to find excellent service. The chef selects local organic ingredients to create daily specials, as well as importing some items from Italy to ensure authenticity. The décor is charming and offers sculpted artwork, as well as a stone wine bar that highlights the restaurant. Trattoria Toscana serves lunch and dinner, as well as hosting events and parties.

Lunch specials change often but you may see entrées like meatball sandwiches and sautéed eggs with spinach. Those coming in for dinner at Trattoria Toscana will find menu items like filet mignon with mushroom sauce and rack of lamb with Italian spices that is drizzled with balsamic reduction sauce.


For parties over 12, please email info@trattoriatoscanaintemecula.com or call us directly.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday, Wednesday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(951) 296-2066
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
We do offer catering, e-mail us at info@trattoriatoscanaintemecula.com
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Beer, Corkage Fee, Wine
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Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great little restaurant with great food. The only complaint I have is the radio station they were using kept going in and out every 5 to 10 seconds. Was annoying. However service was excellent and food was excellent. Don't let that little annoyance keep you from attending this restaurant.

JE
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Primo pasta dishes. Everything was homemade and so fresh. Service was attentive but never rushed. The prices were a very good value.

W
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A nice Italian restaurant with excellent entree choices and exceptional service. The owner personnaly makes sure all is going well with your dinner.

CS
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm , inviting atmosphere, wonderful food and great service by Gino.

PC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day

OT
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, and service

OT
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Filet Mignon and Sea Bass were exceptional.
Wonderful, personal, felt like home!!

WS
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome people. Food and wine worth the price! Chef friendly

d
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met the owner as we came in. He made us feel at home. Suggested a great wine. I had a new friend!

MS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

5/6/19

Don’t be fooled by the non-descript location in a mall. The food is wonderful and the Owner could be … the best Host in SoCal. When we’re back in the area, we will definitely enjoy it again.

OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

The owner is so nice! He definitely loves his restaurant and it shows! All of our food was great! Wine selection is great as-well. The only pit fall was the lack of gluten free food on the menu for my girlfriends food allergy. Overall had a good time.

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

HORRIBLE!!! I would never recommend this place nor would I EVER go back!! 6 out of 7 main dishes that were ordered had soooooooo much salt that they were inedible. We all left most of our dishes!

F
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It wasn't busy for an Easter Sunday lunch. There were 3 wait staff and probably 6 group of people who were already seated, but still took us a while to get greeted and seated. Food and wine were good and ambiance is ok.

TB
Caribbean
8 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday. Everything was great. This is the best Italian restaurant around. Fresh and quality ingredients. Handmade pastas are fantastic.

JN
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Good italian place in a strip mall. Hard to find for me...but that has to do with the strip mall location more than anything else. Food was good, pasta was fresh...wine selection by the glass was comprehensive. Service was prompt until the end when it took nearly 30 minutes to get our check. Have to say, that experience took the whole experience down a a few notches. Easy to fix...bring me a couple of desserts or a glass of wine on the house and I'll let it slide...let me sit there twiddling my thumbs and you'll probably lose me as a customer for life.

RK
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great local Italian eatery service is really really good food was really really good it was a very enjoyable experience for our family we would go back again the gelato was absolutely awesome

SP
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Place was too crowded. Food was too hot burned my tongue. Food was also very salty . Service was good . They moved us to a table which wasn’t as cramped.

CH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Stevie the server was excellent! Our meatballs were incredibly dry, everyone tasted and thought they were inedible. Our guest had the children’s spaghetti and did not care for it. I had prawns dish and it was just ok. Overall disappointing.

JV
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely authentic cuisine. Fresh pastas, excellent salads and great wine. Service was amazing. Very unpretentious place with exquisite food. Don’t miss this hidden gem!

AL
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was beyond delicious! The chef was born and raised in Italy and it shows in his amazing cooking. Our waiter was amazing and although the place was packed, we got our food in a timely manner. Hands down best Italian restaurant I’ve been to in the states! Bravo Trattoria Toscana!

JP
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We only had salads but they were very good. This place was a little hard to find. Once found we made our way inside. Very quaint and clean. Service was very good. Lunch specoand regular food was very pricy. Our bill for 2 very nice salads was $28.00. Other dishes such as lasagna and spaghetti was over $20.00 per plate.

SR
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Highly recommend! Excellent Porcini Mushrooms . . .

RL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening. My wife’s birthday celebration.
Rack of lamb was the best ever.
Superb wine selection.
Excellent service.

JP
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our group loved this restaurant. The service and the food were excellent. Friends who had recently been to Italy said this was as good as any food they had there. One critique is that the live music was too loud. Even though we were in the second room, it was very hard to have a conversation.

JS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the best Italian food in southern California! You cannot go wrong with this place!

CP
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s rare to find a restaurant that has everything right. This one does!

CB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a classic. It’s family operated, the staff is friendly and knowledgeable and the food is fantastic. Everything we ordered was exceptional. Highly recommend!!

P
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The setting is spartan-- in a strip mall with deli style tables. Definitely short on ambiance which doesn't match pricing points. At $80+ for two (one drink no desserts) it wasn't a great deal.
We began with a suggested glass of Montepulciano, good but overpriced at $13 a glass, and Perone beer. Minestrone at $5 was very flavorful but Caesar salad a total miss-- dressing oddly not traditional anchovy rich at $9 and where are rich green romaine leaves?
Pappardelle in mushroom cream sauce was flavorful but had runny consistency-- although the pasta was sooo fresh.
The chicken Parmesan was too heavily breaded but almost no sauce, also pricey at $22.
It is casual, family restaurant that doesn't really feel like date night.

TW
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

N
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was wonderful, especially the bread! Service was good, a bit slow because of the crowd but great nonetheless. Love the authentic vibe and the attention to detail. We had the filet mignon and the chicken parmigiana-both very delicious! We had no leftovers and even enjoyed cannolis for dessert. Can’t wait to go back!

SV
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were visiting Temecula for the weekend and came across this restaurant. The food was phenomenal and had a great atmosphere. There was a wait when we arrived so the owner sat us at the bar with a complimentary glass of wine. Highly recommend this restaurant for authentic Italian.

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Came here for the Valentine’s dinner which we had bought tickets ahead of time for a pre fixed menu. This was our first time here, since we just recently moved to the area from San Diego. The restaurant is in a strip mall and appears quite small when you first walk in but does have more seating towards the back of the restaurant. We were asked if we made reservations, which we did, but were ignored once a large party came in after us. They finally seated us after the large party, and recommended a good wine but were pushing for us to buy a bottle. It seemed like once we said no thanks to the bottle of wine, that we were ignored after that. The food took about 2 hours and was good. You could tell that the pasta was freshly made and meat tasted great and cooked well. Portions were small. The service was lacking maybe because they were so busy and not enough staff for a special occasion night or not sure if we were worth their time since we didn’t order more. When it came time to serve dessert, they said they no longer had anymore of what we had chosen off the pre fixed menu. They did offer replacement desserts which turned out to be good. Overall, the food was good but service could be better, and they added gratuity automatically to our bill. For the price, not worth what we paid. We won’t be coming back.

PM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

There was one waiter covering an entire room of about 25 couples. Initially service was fair as we had an earlier reservation, however, as the room filled up, the single waiter was overwhelmed. Our dinner took over 2 hours to complete. A lot of that time was spent waiting on the next course and attention from the waiter (good thing I enjoy spending long periods of time with my wife).

The cost of the event was misleading as I assumed everything was covered in the $140 cost, excluding the bottle of wine we ordered. The final bill was over $240 dollars!! (additional $60 for the bottle of wine and the other $40 was a billed tip). Lucky for the waiter the tip was automatically placed in the bill because the service certainly did not warrant it. Keep in mind however, the establishment set-up the waiter for failure - who the heck runs only one waiter for 25 tables ??

The dinning room was a wide open space with as many two top tables it could possibly cram in there. The ambiance was not romantic but hectic and herd-like. My wife and I would have preferred a booth or a couple of half walls between the tables or at the very least, more space between the tables.

I regret having to write such a horrible review (I typically do not indulge in the negative), however, had I read a review like this, it would have at least given me the opportunity to choose a different venue. For $240 dollars I expect a much better experience and we simply did not get our monies worth here at Trattoria Toscana in Temecula. This was our first and last visit to this restaurant.

To end on a positive note - the main course was very good. I will end here, if I expand any further on the meal this will not end positive.

Sorry for less than a positive review...

BM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian Food in Temecula with outstanding Customer Service.

ML
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal, great friendly personal service. Will be back soon.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service by the owner.

PV
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As in previous visits, great food. Have never been disappointed.

JG
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The owner is the chef and the main server. Based on what you indicate you like, he may make an alternative but related suggestion. For example, we wanted the calamari and he suggested the octopus carpaccio. We took his suggest and were very glad we did. Most of the items are similarly priced so his suggestions are not made to bump up the bill.

We went on a Saturday night. It was busy but the food was well worth the wait. We went back on Sunday and Monday and would have had lunch on Tuesday but they are closed. Each night we have very different items so it fell like we were at three different restaurants.

You can tell that the place has a strong base of regular customers.

p
Palm Springs
37 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb "hole in the wall" Italian restaurant. Ingredients are fresh, home made, authentic and delicious. We liked this restaurant so much that we returned the following evening for another round. Italian wines are affordable and good. Bread basket with olive oil and balsamic vinegar are perfect starters. First night was caesar salad (okay) and lasagne (so tasty); second night was spinach salad (fabulous), Chilean sea bass (cooked to perfection) and Rigatoni (best I've every had). Finished off with superb panacotta and coffee. If I lived in Temecula I would be a regular here.

LR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Once we found the place, we had a great meal. We each had one of the specials, me Chilean sea bass with grilled veggies, my hubby ossco bucco with mushroom risotto. For out of towners, it may be difficult to find even with GPS but keep on looking (or phone for more directions) and you will be rewarded.

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