Tuscan Kitchen - Portsmouth

4.2
477 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
From hand-made pastas and raviolis, fresh baked Ciabatta & Focaccia breads, house-made salumi and gelato; the chefs at Tuscan kitchen will arouse the senses with the sights, aromas and animation of an Italian kitchen. Custom details include: vintage, hand-cranked Prosciutto slicer, live-action kitchen bar seating next to the in-house aged salumi, hand-stretched mozzarella stations, complete with an Italian, hardwood-fired oven.

We surround you with warm, cozy dining spaces within extensive seating (parties up to 18/persons). The large, outdoor pergola/patio offers seasonal dining.

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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always

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GH
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place is amazing, but be prepared to be there a while. Very Italian tradition of taking there time between apps/entree/dessert.

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J
New England
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

My wife ordered a salad with salmon, which she didn't finish because of the overcooked salmon. I ordered ravioli which had great flavor but was cold. The Caesar salad was tasty and the cocktails were good. Not sure if I'd hurry back here as the value was simply not there.

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JS
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

1. After making a reservation through OpenTable (well in advance), the hostess could NOT find my reservation. I was questioned how and when the reservation was made, so I informed her it was through OpenTable. It took too much time to find it, causing much embarrassment.
2. Even with a reservation, the seating was at a table directly in front of the servers work station. This was quite a busy and noisy area, causing a lot of distractions for us.
3. Food was only 'ok' and slightly on the cool side AND the portions were small. In all, it wasn't worth the price - nor value.
4. Service however was great. Our server was very pleasant and provided professionalism with a smile.
NOTE: Tuscan Kitchen has my permission to contact me via email, until such time I may provide my cell number for a chat.

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RF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Restaurant is very nice and provides a atmosphere. Would recommend for a true taste of Italy meal.

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S
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was very good, however we were expecting more food for the price paid. Small portion sizes were the only downfall.

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u
New England
40 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The portions seemed very small and the food was average at best…there too many great Italian options out there to have to settle for this. To me this was on par with Olive Garden

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AR
New England
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and so was the service. From the drinks to the dessert, we were in heaven.

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KM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was just ok. Have been to Salem and Burlington and they were much better. Was really disappointed

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L
New England
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

My salad / grilled shrimp, was so small I left hungry, really? what you mentioned in the ingredients was hardly there. A SALAD. I had been there before for lunch and gotten a lot better. Don't be so stingy on the food. I don't mind paying a bit more for excellent food with ambiance but come on.

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DH
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

We have had excellent experiences at the Salem NH location. Portsmouth was not good. We were there 2 hours and only had an entree and dessert. Waiter forgot most of the order and kept having to reorder things

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DW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was delicious...’large’ portion is more like a ‘small’ portion unfortunately- hubby was still hungry when we left....

Great ambiance and service

Thank you

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JL
New England
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 6 and Britney was our server. She was fantastic and went above and beyond.

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LH
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First visit, food was very good but a little on the pricey side. Service was very good but we wanted to dine and server came by very often.

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F
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Everyone from the hostesses to our wonderful waitress was happy and friendly. Our waitress gave some good menu suggestions.

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SG
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Superb food and service.Nice and quiet on a Sunday night.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

My wife and I are foodies and enjoy trying new restaurants. The good was overpriced and middle of the road.

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J
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Service was horrible. Our meal took 2 hours. My fiancee's order was wrong

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, fantastic service!

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MS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, very attentive and knowledgeable waitress - an all around pleasant experience!

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

Celebrated our 4 year anniversary here and it was a memorable night. With amazing service! And to die for food. I didn’t feel eating anything else for the next few days after.

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SM
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Love this restaurant. The only reason for the 4 stars...we had the bar tender for our waiter and he forgot us so we waited longer. But, he was sweet and pleasant and excellent food as always.

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RL
New England
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal and a great time with friends. Our server, Stacey, was exceptional and very knowledgeable in helping with our food choices.

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VL
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday but have been here often

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LG
New England
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The meals were fine no complaints, however, they do not meet the expectations of price. Nothing extraordinary about the atmosphere.

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J
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food although very overpriced and ala carts menu. 7 ravioli for $25. No salad or veg.

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m
New England
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Andrew was an outstanding server! Keep him around for as long as you can.

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R
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A restaurant with surprisingly attractive decor (including a cosy fire), attentive staff, and fine food, wine, and cocktails. First presented with a semi-circular banquette as seating for the group of us, we opted to avoid proximity to television (which all in my set abhor in restaurants) and bar noise volume and move to a table by the fire and the chefs, which made all the difference along with the delicious food, if maybe on the higher end of even Portsmouth prices . . . nice live music in the background, too.

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e
New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for lunch or dinner in an elegant atmosphere!

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BM
New England
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

i have eaten at the Salem location several times and was there for the Boston opening and dinner later. This was by far the best for conversation during dinner. Salem and Boston are very noisy . The food is as always very good!

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m
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 4

First time here & very disappointed. Lets start with the pro's. Wait staff was friendly & knowledgeable. Good ambiance & clean.Food flavors were spot on excellent. Con's. DON'T go hungry! very small portions & large price tag. I had the QUATTRO FORMAGGI RAVIOLI small portion for $13.00. Got 3 average size (2x2) ravioli with tomato sauce & a few small pieces of spicy sausage. Also got the WOOD ROASTED SCALLOPS from the small taste menu for $9.00. you get 4 bay scallops rapped is pancetta. Now the flavors were great but portions are appetizer/child size with a new York price tag.
If you have some extra money & want to taste some great food but DO NOT GO HUNGRY.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My main dish was cold (sausage and potatoes). Server was great and overall experience was pleasant.

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TM
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love the food here, the service is great, and its a realy nice looking place. I also love the butchery. I have found some great items to take home and eat. This is great.

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BR
New England
21 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server was great. We thoroughly enjoyed our early New Year's eve dinner. Save room for the creative desserts, too!

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B
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was great but the steak portion was small for me.

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MM
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there, amazing service and food. Every pasta and bread is handmade, if you love fresh homemade pasta this is the place to go. Will definitely go back.

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OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

Very disappointing. Utensils and dishware for both of us was dirty. Food OK at best. Felt like chain.

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m
New England
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We came to Tuscan Kitchen for a family gathering after a movie. Children enjoyed their pizza and adults all very happy with their meals (Salmon was excellent.) Not too noisy to converse with 8 people at our table. Cheerful, efficient waitstaff patient with children.

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SB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

This was our second year selecting Tuscan Kitchen for our Christmas Eve dinner. This year was so very different. Not sure if the chef changed. My son and I order the chicken parm...it was burnt and the rigatoni was cold. Our waiter was very absent minded....not sure if he was overwhelmed or new. Not the same experience as the year before. Not sure we will try again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time eating at the Portsmouth location and had a wonderful time. All of the food was amazing and the service was excellent. I will definitely return.

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