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Tuscan Hills

4.1
83 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

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About

Tuscan hills is an Intimate Restaurant in the Heart of Forest Hills.
Exposed Brick wall, Italian chandelier and wood table make it perfect for any special occasion or for a romantic dinner.
Our Italian food is focused mainly on Tuscan style cuisine, which is light cuisine, simple but with plenty of herbs and spices.
Our main attraction is The Cacciucco alla Livornese, a fish stew cover with pizza. Also Pici with wild boar, crespelle alla fiorentina and pizza and bruschetta from our brick oven.
We specialize in parties from 20 people to 40 people (and can accommodate up to 80 people) for any occasion: baby shower, birthday party, anniversary, wedding, and bridal party. We do delivery in Forest Hills, Rego park and Kew Gardens.
We also serve a lunch special that is a fantastic deal for $9.95 with many options. Most of our desserts are homemade, with the chocolate lava cake and tiramisu to highlight.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation

Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 11:30pm - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(718) 487-4500
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Roberto Lamorte
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Private party facilities
We have 2 party rooms, one can accommodate up to 25 people, the other for up to 40 people. Or both rooms for a party up to 65 people.
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Private party contact
Marco Del Peschio: (718) 487-4500
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Neighborhood
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Public transit
E-F Train Stop at Union Tpke or 75th Ave
Additional
Private Room, Takeout, Wine
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4.1  based on all time ratings
4.1
food
4.1
service
3.9
ambience
3.9
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDavid (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on April 29, 2017

I always have fun here and love ❤️ to sit near the kitchen to be to smell the different dishes coming out of the kitchen !!! Always great stuff !!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on April 22, 2017

We had a wonderful time at Tuscan Hills. All six of us throughly enjoyed our meals. Food was excellent. The service was great! We will definitely come back when we are in the area.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on April 9, 2017

Terrible service, overpriced food.

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stan (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 7, 2017

Service was quick and courteous and the food was great. Highly recommended to those who have high expectations.

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Mickey (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on March 26, 2017

Food always good. Service ok. Usually much better Service.This is one of my favorites but felt things sliding abit. Perhaps the on going event took away from this small restaurant charm.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on March 17, 2017

I shouldn't have ordered a steak at t

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vipCuquet (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on March 11, 2017

Best dish for winter "Cacciucco" We had it many times but never got tired of it.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day

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Jojo (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2017

My daughter and I had dinner here for the first time on Sunday after seeing a movie. I've already made reservations for my husband and I for Valentine's Day. It was a very cozy place, the services was very good and the food was as well. It was empty as it was Super Bowl Sunday so that made it even better. I'm not one for noisy restaurants. I'm hoping my husband likes it as much as I did.

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vipCuquet (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2017

We love this authentic Italian restaurant in our neighborhood. We enjoyed the Burrata special (w/ prosciutto) so much that we hope they will add to the regular menu. The Cacciucco was excellent every time especially the cold day like this. We will be back soon.

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PamE (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2017

Heading to Tuscan Hills was just what I needed to celebrate my birthday with my husband and son. It's close to home in Forest Hills. The calamari was delicious and gnocco fritto wasn't what I expected because I didn't read the description but my son loved it! We had the tuna special as the entree.

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vipLinlee (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

We have been coming here since they opened. Authentically prepared food and the BEST pizza in Forest Hills! Friendly staff too.

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MariahR (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2016

Great place to eat. Very good food.Service is excellent

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vipNelly (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 21, 2016

I went on a Wed to meet a friend for dinner. I ordered the lobster ravioli and it was very good. For appetizer we had the mushroom bruschetta which was very tasty.

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vipBrunchie (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on December 19, 2016

The food was good and the service was excellent. However, it was frigid in the place and it made for a difficult dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 28, 2016

Great food and service was friendly. Wine was fantastic and the price was not super expensive either

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Mickey (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 30, 2016

Food always great. Service great. Unique dinning spot.

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MattM (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on June 25, 2016

Delicious, authentic Italian food, definitely a neighborhood top 10. The dining space itself could use some refurbishment though, deep clean some spaces, refresh some furniture, and there was an odd spell last time we were in. Love the restaurant, but taking care of a few of these things could take it from a diamond in the rough to a sparkling gem.

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vipLisa (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 19, 2016

The manager and waiters (Doto) make the experiece complete. It was our first visit can we cannot wait to return. So many great chef creations to try , if your a foodie like us you will not be disappointed.

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AnitaL (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

Made reservations for my boyfriend's birthday and was hoping to have brunch, which I saw was every Saturday and Sunday. We got there at 11:15 and they were still setting up. It was the coldest day outside and the cold air had trickled in. We sat with our winter gear on and even sat beside a heater throughout our time there. They had a valentines menu and were not serving brunch. I really wish I had known that when I made the reservation. The pizza was okay and coffee warmed us up. But overall a big disappointment and dampened the rest of the day for us.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 12, 2016

Felt like a glorified pizza parlor. Service was friendly enough but our waiter would appear and disappear. One of our guests ordered something very specifically, and after the server said no problem, he got something else. The food was good enough, certainly not bad, but absolutely no reason to go back and for an outing in search of great Queens Italian, this wasn't it.

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Gastronomista (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

It is a great neighborhood restaurant. It is my go to restaurant because the food is consistently good and reminds me of being in Tuscany.

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Sarah (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

I was looking for a local restaurant to have a nice New Years dinner with my husband. I must say that Tuscan Hills did not disappoint! I was so impressed. Let me break my review down:

Location: In a main area of Forest Hills. Parking can be tricky at times but when isn't it when you're in New York? Just gotta be a little patient.

Staff: Our server was just delightful. He was an older man (don't remember his name), and he did an exceptional job at making us feel comfortable and happy. He was speedy and helpful with all of our needs.

Food: Everything we ordered was divine. My husband ordered beef lasagna. I ordered sirloin steak over arugula salad. His lasagna was a nice large portion and made so true to its Italian tradition. Indulgent and perfectly balanced on pasta, meat, and cheese. My sirloin was cooked at a perfect medium rare as I requested. It was topped with tender mushrooms. Underneath was a bed of arugula coated with a light dressing and a sprinkle of parmesan. I mean, the combination of everything was just perfection! The wines are not too outdated. We ordered merlot and chardonnay and we had zero complaints. We ended our night was with a lemon sorbet that sat inside of a fresh lemon. Light, fluffy, and smooth with just the right amount of tang.

Ambience: This is a small restaurant, so there are a lot of tables close to one another. You can hear the conversations of those near to you. But! It's a quiet and cozy place anyways. It has a homey feeling to it. Very intimate. It's dimly lit with brick walls and decor that takes you to a small spot in Italy. You don't need to come here for a formal fancy dinner at all, as they have menu items that are simply comfort foods.

Overall I had a memorable New Years dinner. In a good way. Very impressed with all aspects of the place. Go to Tuscan Hills for your next dinner date, anniversary, birthday, or a pizza night! I will return for another special occasion in the future!

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dotblueyes (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 25, 2015

I've been to this restaurant many times with friends. I also had my son's surprise birthday party here and it was fantastic. Everyone loved the service, the food and the ambiance. Would highly recommend to all. A fantastic neighborhood treasure.

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BirthdayGuy (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 17, 2015

You will love Tuscan hills. Great appetizers and pizza. Excellent Italian.

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Skiblkdiam (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 3, 2015

Excellent wine (sledgehammer) and food. Very enjoyable evening.

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vipNora (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 3, 2015

Comfortable, relaxed but as soon as main course was finished and no desert was requesed waitress hurried table even though there were many empty tables.

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vipGreatFood (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 1, 2015

Best burrata in Forest HIlls! All the food is quite nice. Decent sized portions. Would eat here again!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on June 6, 2015

I came for dinner with a reservation and was seated immediately. The staff were fine, but what I really look for in a restaurant is the food.
PRO: yellowfin tuna was Delicious. This special included tasty fish, good salad and potatoes, all nicely balanced. The win for the night!
CON: the margarita pizza should be removed from the menu. When I order a margarita pizza in a restaurant, I envision I will get a pizza crafted with experience and quality ingredients. I expect tomato sauce and white cheese. What we got was a slimy looking regular pizza at 13inches. If I saw such a pizza at a pizzeria I would have ordered something else. Taste was equally unimpressive.

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MDZ20 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 10, 2015

We always enjoy going here as a family. Good food specials, a good wine list and good food for the kids. Service can be a bit inconsistent but overall, I highly recommend this place if you are in Forest Hills. I also recommend their sister restaurant, Ovo Sodo.

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