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Tuscan Bistro Bar

4.3
110 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Cozy
  • Bar Seating
"We serve every guest a meal that exceeds their expectations for a price that they"ll be happy with"

Restaurateur Bruno J D’Uva shared a vision to offer big plates of traditional Italian favorites using the highest quality ingredients at a value to its guest.

We are the "Hottest Ticket in Town". Come enjoy any of our featured weekly entertainers, where you’ll also find authentic Italian dishes, American fare favorites, and a full bar at the Tuscan Bistro Bar!

Come in and try our wood-burning oven rustic pizzas, homemade pastas, juicy burgers, our popular homemade desserts, and our new tasty pub menu all at family friendly prices.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(732) 797-2570
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jose Rodriguez
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Private party facilities
Here at Tuscan Bistro Bar, we have established a remarkable banquet reputation. We have a number of options to cater any special occasion or event, with space to accommodate parties up to 95 people comfortably.

We take extreme pride in providing the best possible options for each occasion. We have many menu options available, and do everything in our means to accommodate any special requests.
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Private party contact
Danielle Petrocelli or any Manager: (732) 797-2570
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Catering
Full menu is available for off site catering.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ocean County Mall
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Parking details
Tuscan Bistro Bar has ample parking located in the rear of the restaurant. We are also surrounded by a large complex which offers plenty of additional parking options.
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Entertainment
Live Trivia Tuesday nights 7pm-9pm
Friday: DJ beginning at 9pm
Saturday: Live music beginning at 9pm
Happy Hour Monday-Friday
Drinks 11:30am - 7pm Happy Hour Menu 3pm-7pm
Happy Hour all night on Tuesday and Thursday
BOGO Ribs every Wednesday
Football Specials during all the games
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Special events & promotions
Tuscan Bistro Bar has a full staff dedicated to ensuring your special occasion is remembered for years to come.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 110 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.4
service
4.0
ambience
4.0
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

My husband and I love this place. The nuts and berries martini is my go to drink here...should be on the dessert menu, and I almost always get the bolognese. It’s my comfort food and splurge food on my free day from a healthy eating plan lol. The servers are always super attentive and we take a lot of friends here.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I’ve been to this restaurant before. We were seated on time. It seems every time I go I order the pear salad with toasted walnuts. In my opinion, this is my favorite salad. My husband and son ordered the If You Dare Burger which was good but over priced for what you get. We had a great waitress.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We enjoyed our dinner and the waitress was nice and helpful

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We've been here many times before but decided to make a reservation through Open Table for Valentine's Day. We were seated exactly on time, our waitress was fast and friendly and our food came quickly.

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Good food, large portions, fair price.would recommend it to my friends.

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

When we went to Tuscan we were told we had to wait for our table there was wait. We went to the bar found open seats and sat at the bar. There were many tables open and could not u set stand why we had to wait for a table

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

We had an excellent time and had an excellent waiter. Our table was right in front of the fireplace, which was nice. The only problem was that there was no over-the-table-lighting, so only the one guest was able read the menu because it was so dark. The short ribs were fantastic. Two of us had the short ribs but oddly enough, one was 1/2 the size of the other. The portions were not the same. There were 6 of us. One of us had a pasta dish which was very dry, she had to ask for extra marinara. Some one else got the deep-fried macaroni, cheese with beef (?) starter, which was not very flavorful. Next time we'll do without that. Overall, we had a great time. We'll be back

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4.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Food was awesome. Made a reservation a week in advance and table wasn’t ready when we got the (13 people at 3pm). Waitress forgot to bring beers and then coffee that were ordered.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

We love this place and go quite often. I just wish they could adhere to the reservation times a bit better. We were seated about 30 minutes after our reservation. Food was excellent though and my favorite nuts and berries martini is always the best. Waiter was super nice and efficient

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1.0Dined on January 13, 2018

crowded, noisy, service was terrible and food was mediocre

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1.0Dined on January 12, 2018

food was not fresh nor priced fairly. Location is the only good thing I can say other than server was attentive and pleasant. Bottom line is because of food quality I would not go back

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3.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Good for families. Ok not anything exceptional.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

The food was outstanding, our server was wonderful and friendly, service was quick. The atmosphere was warm and inviting. My family absolutely loved the food. 5 stars from us!!!!

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3.0Dined on December 19, 2017

Service was horrible. Took forever to get our server and then after telling us how tired he was it just continued to go downhill. I am a fairly big tipper but today I left the proverbial 15% (I don't believe in less regardless of how bad). This was my first time here and first impression was not good. Food quality was pretty decent though.

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3.0Dined on November 24, 2017

This used to be one of my favorite restaurants in Toms River. After we were not given the deliciously seasoned pita bread with balsamic and olive oil for dipping, and the waitress just asked how my husband wanted his burger cooked, we assumed that the restaurant had changed ownership, were trying to save money, and the Tuscan chips weren't an option. After lunch my husband asked the waitress about changes and she stated that she forgot the bread and she should have offered us the Tuscan chips. We appreciated her honesty but we were already very disappointed. My husband enjoyed his burger and my chicken avocado tower was very good.

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3.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was ok. Didn't find much atmosphere. Service was very good. Good for family dining or casual meal. Not from the area, so I wouldn't go out of my way to return.

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5.0Dined on October 11, 2017

Food is always good, especially the ribs! Staff is always friendly.

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5.0Dined on September 28, 2017

LOVE THAT THEY HAVE HEALTHY LIVING OPTION
GREAT SERVICE STAFF WAS AWESOME

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1.0Dined on September 24, 2017

Unbelievable. Our entire order was wrong. My food was never even put in. Everyone got their food at different times. Ginger ale was flat TWICE. We were only a table of 9. Our server was incompetent and never refilled our drinks or returned to check on things. It was my moms birthday and we didn’t even get to eat with her. There were 3! Tables! And the guys like “sorry my fault I’m bad at this”. Are you joking? So unprofessional. Manager was spoken to and he just took a few things off our bill. Said there was “no excuse” but it was not sincere at all and I was fuming. My family had to go to the airport. I didn’t even want my forgotten meal at this point. He gave me the meal 15 minutes after everyone left and it was ice cold. We ordered pizza, soups and salads. No excuse to take that long. I will never be returning or recommending this place.

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5.0Dined on September 20, 2017

Our reservation was honored on time. The service was top notch. And, the BOGO ribs were excellent. One of our party members ordered salmon which was very good. We did have to ask for bread when we saw others receiving it. Waitress complied and was excellent.

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3.0Dined on September 1, 2017

Met a long time friend for an early dinner. We ended up chatting over food for four hours. A wonderful waitress, wonderful food, perfect atmosphere. I plan to return again and again.

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3.0Dined on August 29, 2017

Waitress seemed in a rush. My mom asked for dressing for her salad and she brought back lemons. Wasn't very nice. And the food was very bland & tasteless. The Caesar salad I had was the worst one I've ever had. Tasted very sweet & definitely NOT what I Caesar salad is supposed to taste like. We ordered 3 other salads that were ok & the zucchini appetizer was good.

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5.0Dined on August 21, 2017

Table was ready upon arrival, food was excellent, priced reasonable, waitress was pleasant and informative. I would highly recommend this place to my friends.

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4.0Dined on August 17, 2017

We went to dinner on a week night with another couple. Our waitress was very attentive and we started with drinks and two appetizers to share. The margaritas were quite sour but we enjoyed them. The rice balls and zucchini fritti were excellent. Our entrees (burgers, fish tacos & wedge salad) were cooked well and everyone was happy with what they ordered. We will definitely return to try other options!

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2.0Dined on August 16, 2017

We were next door at Xfinity and saw the two for one ribs. It was terrific on the restaurant side.
We went the next week with a visitor from NYC and sat in a bar booth. It was mega noisy and understaffed

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5.0Dined on August 14, 2017

Great and tasty xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx. Cxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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3.0Dined on July 22, 2017

The room was very cold and very loud. The food was good but I didn't feel like it was anything special. It was just an easy place to go that could accommodate our large party. I would definitely go there again but it would not be a top pick for a special occasion. It is very much like a chain restaurant feel.

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2.0Dined on July 21, 2017

I took my mom here for dinner. It was both of our first time at Tuscan Bistro Bar. Food was fair at best. They were out of the bang bang shrimp app so we opted for the Thai shrimp app- which was over-cooked. Our server gave us a complimentary dessert to make up for it. However, the apple crisp was very bland so we didn't finish it. We both ordered pizza for dinner which was good. The overall restaurant was appears to be very clean (including the bathroom). The food is definitely not worth the price. We will not be returning.

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2017

Food and service were excellent. We enjoy going there when ever we are in the area.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2017

The scarpariello wings never fail me. They are unique to this restaurant and delicious. The dinners were a great value but not as authentic as other places in town. The pasta was a little over cooked. The sauces were a little heavy. This is a good place more for happy hour menu or appetizers and drinks. The decor is very nice and comfortable and service is fantastic.

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3.0Dined on June 26, 2017

Good Food Poor Service.....unfortunately I do not necessarily blame the wait staff - I believe they are way understaffed and you have to wait way too long and then orders started to get messed up.

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3.0Dined on June 24, 2017

Food was okay

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4.0Dined on June 18, 2017

The food was good and the service was excellent. Valerie, our server, was friendly and attentive- We will be back!

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2017

Great meals at a reasonable price. Much better value than any of the chain restaurants in the area.

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1.0Dined on June 10, 2017

Everything was great! Our server was amazing and very fast and attentive! He brought refills out quickly and put our food in right away. All the food we ordered was hot and delicious. We even ordered something not on the menu that evening but it was still made for us! Overall, a great experience.

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2.0Dined on June 10, 2017

Average food, above average pricing. Food had potential but was lacking in all areas.

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1.0Dined on June 2, 2017

We were a party of 10- 6 adults and 4 children aged 2-5. We had an awful experience with service from start to finish, from a very long wait to order, things coming out wrong, not coming out at all, lack of utensils, and no wait staff around when you wanted to correct issues. We had a waiter and waitress in training. She was clueless about the menu and at times was handling our orders without the "experienced" waiter present. It was a disaster from the moment we sat down. My Dad flagged down a woman manager and told her about our experience. She did nothing to rectify the situation and never came back. The bill came and it had automatic 20% gratuity added. I was unwilling to pay 20% for really awful service, so I went to speak to a manager. The male manager was the most disrespectful person I've encountered. He didn't care about why I was upset and kept rudely stating 20% on parties of 8-plus is company policy and he wasn't going to go against it. It didn't matter that we were only 6 adults and 4 small children, it's company policy and he wasn't going to examine why I was requesting not to pay 20%. (Their website-company policy is 18%, so why I was charged 20% isn't company policy to begin with). After a few rounds of back and forth with him making me feel like an inconvenience for bothering him, I said fine, charge me. He then said "no it's fine, I'll do it, I'll do it" like he was doing me the greatest favor in the world but begrudgingly. I had a coupon and he looked at it and said snidely "So I guess you want me to take this as well?" One thing had nothing to do with the other. My issue was with a gratuity, which last time I checked was discretionary and for good service. The coupon was $5 off a bill of $25-plus. My bill was $200. Also, they nickel and dime everything. Soup instead of salad, upcharge. Dish over veggies instead of pasta, upcharge. You want your drink "on the rocks," an extra dollar for ICE! Very disappointing experience.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2017

Good variety on the new menu. Portions were plentiful and food was good.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Moms day
Good food

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2.0Dined on May 14, 2017

The Mother's Day buffet was poor by anyone's standards. Cold over cooked hamburgers? A pressed ham. Come on guys. You couldn't even spring for a real ham? The Platters weren't kept full and the desserts were tiny chopped brownies and mini cannolis.

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