Toscana

4.8
363 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
A notable trattoria, and a wonderful gathering place for families and friends, Toscana is one of the most successful Italian restaurants in Los Angeles, celebrating its 25th year in business. Toscana continues to set the benchmark as an influential eatery where Hollywood celebrities, locals, and tourists alike go to enjoy appetizing food served in generous portions. Classic favorites include Insalate Carciofi, Spaghetti ai Frutti di Mare, and Bistecca Fiorentina. Amidst a cozy atmosphere reminiscent of a Tuscan trattoria, and with an impeccable, friendly staff, every guest, famous or not, is treated like family.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinnner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm -11:00pm, Sunday: Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm. Dinner 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(310) 820-2448
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Hugo Vasquez
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Catering
Toscana has catered just about every kind of event from corporate in-house lunches, 500 person charity events, to at-home dinners, and special life-celebrating events. We can even send a chef and a server or two and become your own private chef for a night!

Our catering team led by Gabrielle, is here to work with you and help you personalize your next event. Whether it’s wine service, specialty menus or trained staff, Toscana can manage every catering requirement.



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Cross street
Darlington Avenue
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Parking details
Designated metered street parking available.
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 363 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been eating here for 20+ years. Always great. Order the carciofi salad the "old" way for a simple sliced artichoke and parmesan salad. The chicken paillard with arugula, yum. And the rib eye is the best in town bar none!!!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Toscana is the best in all of West Los Angeles....spectacular ambiance, food, wine list and experience!

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OT
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. I ordered the ahi tuna salad, which sounds boring, but was soooo delicious. The dressing was a light lemon, and the tuna was over arugula, cucumbers and tomatoes, all of which tasted as if they had just been plucked from the garden! The service was extraordinary. Our waiter was Hollywood gorgeous, and very attentive. Everyone from the matre d to the busboys were clearly there to make our lives just that much sweeter for our time with them. And what a nice change to be in a restaurant where you could easily hear what your tablemates were saying. LOVE THIS PLACE!

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c
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and service! Not a place to go for a quiet dinner but as usual energetic and lively!

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G
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

HAD NOT BEEN TO THE RESTAURANT IN A LONG TIME, BUT THE LOCATION FOR US THAT NIGHT WORKED OUT WELL. THE FOOD WAS DELICIOUS, AND GENEROUS PORTIONS. WE STARTED WITH THE BURRATA SALAD AND IT WAS A LARGE PORTION FOR THE TWO OF US. SERVICE WAS GOOD -- WE MAY HAVE HAD TO ASK FOR A COUPLE OF ITEMS FOR THE TABLE, AND IT WAS BROUGHT OVER QUICKLY. WE BOTH HAD THE SALMON (BUT AT PRACTICALLY EVERY RESTAURANT, I HAVE TO MAKE A FEW ADJUSTMENTS ON THE SALMON - LIKE COOKED WELL-DONE, SAUCE ON SIDE, ETC.). IT WAS VERY GOOD. THEY HAD BEEN ALLERTED TO PUT A CANDLE IN THE DESSERT FOR MY FRIEND'S BIRTHDAY -- AND THEY DID. SO, ALL IN ALL, A LOVELY DINING EXPERIENCE.

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Boise
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Toscana serves consistently terrific Italian cuisine! The scotta dita is the best ever!

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B
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

While this restaurant has been in my backyard for years I just discovered it. In Brentwood just beyond the curve on San Vicente in an office building all three of us had the broccoli soup. We were covering three decades (20s, 50s, 60s) and we all loved it. We swore it must have cream but the potato was the secret ingredient. I wanted the prosciutto and melone but it wasn't offered that day which was disappointing. I had the green salad and my guests had entrees that they declared fabulous. I'm going back and if you haven't tried this place you should. Pricey but you get what you pay for.

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VI
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love! Toscana is a classic favorite!!! Consistent and always great!

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C
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We all enjoyed our dinner in this upbeat and fun atmosphere. The service was attentive. We arrived early and it was relatively quiet. As the evening went on, it got kind of loud but not oppressive. We will be going back to Have the pasta Bolognese which was very good !

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n
Los Angeles
71 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always splendid food in this great neighborhood restaurant. The $45 corkage fee, however, is above and beyond the norm.

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S
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

What an awful experience! We picked this place because it was conveniently located to meet our friends. We arrived first and it was hard to hear each other...large tables (9 and 6) in a a small area was the issue. They were so loud and the one table had kids running around and screaming. It was as if the parents had no concept that this was a nice restaurant and not their dining room at home. I mentioned something to the surly waiter about the racket and he answered “ well we’re not throwing anybody out!”. This was the same waiter who we had to flag down to place our orders. Never asked if we wanted wine...never poured more water and generally ignored us. I assume we were treated this way because we were not “regulars” those people were greeted with elaborate welcomes and fawning service. Oh well, for the prices (absurd) and the service this one bites the dust. One more outrageously over priced Italian Restaurant! We obviously won’t be back.

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g
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always good... I never had a mediocre meal there, as it's always outstanding.

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OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as ALWAYS, best room, service and italian food in LA. A proper neighborhood restaurant. Fan since the 1990’s.

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L
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall amazing dinner experience. Delicious food and fantastic service.

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R
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food and service great. $45 corkage outrageous. Never spent that much, total rip-off.

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AC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

Had not been in awhile and will not go back. Much better food at other Italian places.

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e
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Italian food.

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JD
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Toscana is a MUST if you want to go for real Italian food!!!!!!!

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just excellent overall. Good for guests or for family. Well balanced restaurant with great food.

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RJ
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I thought the environment of this restaurant was great… sure, you could hear conversations from other tables, but it wasn’t too loud to where it would be an annoyance. The food was very good—we got the bolognese and a filet—all tasted great. Service was prompt, and I’d highly recommend this restaurant to a friend.

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LC
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time here. The food is just amazing! Last time had the bollegnese and Bransino. Both out of this world but the bollegnese is the best we've ever had. Since our first visit we have been trying bolognese every restaurant that serves it and still nothing compares to Toscana. Will come back every time we are in LA. And the Super Tuscon selection is wonderful.

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y
Orange County
32 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and service. Pasta is mostly not homemade.

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MC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just fabulous! We have been there many times and always wonderful. The waiters are extremely helpful and attentive. Don’t see what you want on the menu? Just ask and they will probably make it for you! The pasta and grilled dishes are all the best you will find anywhere!

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DD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were outstanding!

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AF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The place is lovely and very busy. The hostess did a great job getting us sat a little before our reservation time. Unfortunately it went downhill from there. The waiter was very nice but overwhelmed so the service was slow and the food took a long time to come out. The ravioli got good comments at the table but the specials were nothing...special. The halibut was overcooked and bland. The short ribs were so-so and the presentation lacked any kind of pride. It was a business meeting so we didn't send anything back. I know every restaurant has there off nights , maybe we'll try it again. I don't like giving a bad review but for the price point, the service and food should be better than this.

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J
Naples
21 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Food, Service and Hospitality!
Thank you for a delightful experience.

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K
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great food. Wonderful service. No attitude even though it’s trendy and popular. Love it.

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LA
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great, nice variety. Lovely setting. But, so noisy!

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OT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scott, Sofia, and Mark are great as always. Best spot in town!

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DG
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Probably some of the best Italian food in Los Angeles. The artichoke soup they have right now is sublime!

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C
Los Angeles
230 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Toscana is becoming one of our favorites. Food is always reliably good and service engaged and friendly, especially Mark G.

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R
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hadn't been there in a while but will be back soon!

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DM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Been going here for a really long time....from pizza to sword fish to all the faves you cannot go wrong at Toscana.I love sitting at the kitchen counter and interacting with the chefs.Good for lunch or dinner.

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OT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Robbie, Mark, and Max are great as always.

Food is wonderful

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OT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Robbie and Sofia are the best! Food is always excellent.

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M
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bravo for the always consistent chefs and flavors

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OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Toscana is a classic and a first rate, authentic Trattoria. It's the goldilocks experience. Not too gourmet, not tired or boring. The food is just right no matter what direction you want to go with your choices. And the wait staff are simply the best. Add a nice bottle of Brunello and you're happy to pay.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous in every way!

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AM
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing! The ambience perfect! The service outstanding! Will be back!

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