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Tosca, Washington, DC

Tosca

4.9
4.9
4178 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Currently open for lunch and dinner. Ristorante Tosca offers the finest in contemporary northern Italian cuisine. Tosca serves Italian cuisine with an emphasis on seasonal ingredients, using a creative approach that respects the great traditions of Tuscan gastronomy. Tosca combines modern style and elegance to create an intimate and comfortable setting.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (202) 367-1990
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Catering
    Please call restaurant for details.
  • Private party facilities
    Private and semi-private spaces available. Please call for details
  • Private party contact
    Lisa Fotter - lisa.fotter@toscadc.com: (202) 367-1990
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    between 11th and 12th
  • Parking details
    Tosca validates self-parkers at the "District Center" parking garage (located on 11th St. NW between E and F) nightly after 5pmTosca only offers Valet Parking on Saturday Evenings. Valet parking is $15 on Saturday.
  • Public transit
    Metro Center 12th and F St. exit
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,178 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Italian

  • District of Columbia

    Best Food

  • District of Columbia

    Best Service

  • District of Columbia

    Good for special occasions

  • District of Columbia

    Italian

4,178 Reviews
  1. Sami

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing lunch! The food, wine, dessert and service were outstanding.

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  2. ReneeM

    New York City

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious food and excellent service! Beautiful decor inside the restaurant.

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  3. RyanM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Whether at the bar or in the dining room, one of the best restaurants in Washington DC!

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  4. GSCMJOE

    Washington DC

    288 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    288 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A once a month dining pleasure that puts pizazz in Italian food. Excellently crafted martinis and great wine list. Service is excellent and not overbearing.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were amazing! We had the chicken soup and scallop appetizers, seafood pasta special (gluten free) and wagu pasta and rosemary potatoes. My husband said the wagu pasta and rosemary potatoes were amazing together! The entire dinner and ambiance were amazing! Love this place— will be back.

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  6. LindaB

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always vote much enjoy the Tosca experience Certainly one of the best Italian restaurants in DC.

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  7. Dufferman12

    Jackson Hole

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Tosca is timeless. They were very busy and the food was very good. Our server however, was fabulous.

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  8. Louisa

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is consistently excellent. Noise level can be annoying.

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  9. MichaelT

    New York City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service and wonderful, creative cuisine in a great atmosphere.

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  10. PeterPurcellville

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous evening. Great food and service. Love that they have valet

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  11. GabriellaB

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service, wine and overall experience! The semifreddo was phenomenal!

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  12. MikeKW

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was so good we were blown away. Food taste was as good as the best Michelin Star restaurants we have been to. And I mean compared with the "best of the best" (LeCinq, Joel Rubichon Paris, La Pergola, Amstel 212). On food taste alone I would say slightly better than our favorite Michelin Star restaurant in North America (Picasso at the Bellagio). Food presentation was great and so was the service for a high-end restaurant. Food presentation, service and restaurant ambience was not Michelin Star level but that is logical as to take those aspects up to Michelin Star quality would required a lot more investment and far higher operating costs (i.e., the menu prices would need to go up by at least 50%) - and I am not so sure I'd rather it not just stay just the way it is. At the end of the day I put food taste far above the other quality is of Michelin level restaurants.

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  13. JasonK

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect place and a lovely menu for Valentine's Day

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  14. CarolK

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Valentine's Day course menu was fantastic. The best part was the Welcome from Chef Nicotra which included a black garlic shrimp<3 Thank you!

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  15. jjflash2013

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We opted for a tasting menu with Brian K. Good choice. Crudo to stay and best veal cut ever. Tosca continues to amaze.

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  16. ChevyChaser

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My entree wasn't as good as I expected. Everything else was tops!

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  17. TODDN

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just like every time we visit Tosca; we are graciously greeted and we always have a great experience form cocktails through dessert. We highly recommend Tosca to anyone wanting an outstanding dining experience. Todd & Cristy 

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  18. SamanthaA

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was amazing. The food came literally in less than five minutes. And we never had such delicious pasta and we are pasta fanatics.

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  19. Earl

    Washington DC

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just amazing! Quality of the food, drinks, & service made our dining experience special.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent meal and service. Highly recommend! Good tunes too! Expensive, but worth it.

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  21. Elena

    Western NC

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just fantastic as always - great service, exceptional food.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was wonderful. They placed and removed the plates from the correct side. I haven’t seen that in quite a while.

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  23. GoodEats

    Washington DC

    52 reviews

    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely evening celebrating my wife's birthday. The service at Tosca was excellent; professional and friendly with a warm welcome. In terms of food, everything was fantastic from appetizers to pastas, mains, and desserts, with the only mild disappointment being the focaccia, which was good, but not great. Even the wine list is well considered with great options at many price points, and the wine service itself is what you hope for when spending money on a nice bottle. Tosca is a great example of a top notch restaurant that blends fine dining with comfortable service. I was also thrilled to see a parking valet out front, an appreciated touch that has sadly disappeared post-pandemic. I look forward to a return visit soon.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    West Virginia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful. The food was amazing and the service phenomenal!

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  25. Justthe2ofus

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tosca provides what I would describe as an “old school” dining experience which to me is a good thing. Elegant decor, professional and courteous service, beautifully presented menu. It was an elegant dining experience. We enjoyed the tasting menu. For your entree, I would suggest the branzino over the beef. Although perfectly cooked I prefer a more marbled and tender cut of meat. The other entree options were octopus and another which I can’t remember. We are early diners which coincided with those attending the theater which kept the waitstaff very busy and almost scurrying. A later dinner reservation would probably provide a more relaxed atmosphere. Please enjoy Tosca for a special occasion. You will have a lovely evening.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A true classic that only gets better over time though it has always been better than the best.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top notch staff and service every single time. Phenomenal menu.

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  28. JeffB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tosca was a fantastic restaurant, the food was excellent and the service impeccable! Jonathan was great and provided us with a wonderful evening.

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  29. EliseN

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and services were awesome they made my birthday dinner feel special Shout out to Bryan our server you are special!

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  30. MarieR

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this restaurant -food is delicious, service is elegant and it is possible to have a conversation Just great

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  31. davido

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Have always loved Tosca. Preferred the old decor, but will be a customer for as long as they are in business.

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  32. jjflash2013

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Third time at Tosca - it just keeps getting better. Opted for the 3 course tasting menu, really hit home. Opened with scallops a dollop of caviar and a nice garnish of root veggies. Focaccia was hot and in the shape of dinner rolls with an insert like olive/almond. Lovely. Pasta was a flattened penne with a mushroom truffle sauce that was stunningly good. The main was a branzino (decapitato) that really nailed what fish that is perfectly done tastes like. Flakey - no rubbery texture found in 85% of the restaurants that specialize in fish (Bonesomething). My associate had the beef and it must have been great - plate was cleaned thoroughly. The desert was based on a chocolate mousse stacked with a light cream topped with a white chocolate wafer- great ending. The wine list is impressive- making me wish I had never signed up for Dry Jan. Brian K is by far the GOAT for service and good suggestions. The ambiance is modern, very contemporary with staff that keeps the tempo up so that you are not waiting for the next course or feeling rushed. Tosca is one of my all time favorites for downtown DC. I’m so happy they are still inspiring me to write these glowing reviews.

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  33. CaitlinM

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My boss gets me a gift card every year for the holidays. This year he chose his favorite Tosca, and I see why. Everything was high customer service the moment my mom and I walked through the door. We got a bottle of white wine that our server recommended and started with the waygu salad starter, so wonderful! We each got the veal chop because we couldn’t help ourselves and half serving of pasta. Such a wonderful dinner and dining experience. I will never have a problem spending a lot of money when it’s that perfect from service to food. We’ll be back! Thank you all so much!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My boyfriend and I celebrated his birthday there. Our waiter Chris was A+++. The service was more like concierge service as he was very attentive to our needs and made wise recommendations. They surprised us with a birthday dessert lit with a lovely candle. The food was superb. I’d recommend you get the cauliflower with pine nuts and the carrots with the carrot reduction as the sides with your entree. We were so stuffed that we didn’t order any other special desserts, but by the time we arrived back to our hotel, we walked down to the Peach Cobbler Factory for an exquisite dessert with ice cream. If you’re looking for a fine dining experience with a menu that will have your tastebuds dancing, please make a reservation today as Tosca.

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  35. AshleyF

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It’s the best power lunch in DC. Speedy, excellent service with 5-star cuisine.

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  36. Rhoda

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service, welcoming hostess, perfectly prepared Bronzino & we were in & out in under an hour. Best working lunch restaurant in DC!

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  37. HelenW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I chose Tosca to have dinner with an old friend visiting from California. We had studied together in Italy many years ago so I wanted a great Italian food experience and an ambiance conducive to catching up. Tosca did not disappoint. Our starters (soup, salad) brought back delicious memories of Italy, and the salmon was perfectly prepared and plated, but it was the cavatelli that was the star.

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  38. paulInWashington

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service were at Tosha’s exceptional pre-pandemic standard. NYE prix-fixe was very good value with decent portions. The lamb and beef main courses were generous. Pastas were inspired. Our server returned to make sure everything was as we expected. We allowed him to select glasses to go with our main courses and he picked well. We asked for a quiet table in a side room but the noisy group of eight at the next table, apparently celebrating some event for a Gen Z and her girlfriend didn’t have inside voices. We had nonetheless a special evening and will return!

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  39. Anonymous

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An excellent night out for the New Year’s Eve with excellent food and ambiance.

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  40. LilianaP

    Caribbean

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing and the service was outstanding.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Tosca is rated 4.9 stars by 4178 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Google Map for Tosca

1112 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004

Additional information

  • Cross street
    between 11th and 12th
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Tosca validates self-parkers at the "District Center" parking garage (located on 11th St. NW between E and F) nightly after 5pmTosca only offers Valet Parking on Saturday Evenings. Valet parking is $15 on Saturday.
  • Public transit
    Metro Center 12th and F St. exit
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (202) 367-1990
  • Catering
    Please call restaurant for details.
  • Private party facilities
    Private and semi-private spaces available. Please call for details
  • Private party contact
    Lisa Fotter - lisa.fotter@toscadc.com: (202) 367-1990
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