Ristorante TOSCA

Ristorante TOSCA

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Hours
Mon
11:30 am - 2:00 pm5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue
11:30 am - 2:00 pm5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed
11:30 am - 2:00 pm5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu
11:30 am - 2:00 pm5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri
11:30 am - 2:00 pm5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
features
Does this restaurant offer highchairs for toddlers?
About
Inspired by Northern Italy, Tosca offers modernized Northern Italian cuisine in a serenely beautiful setting.Tosca sources only the freshest ingredients: local produce, fresh house made pastas and farm-raised local proteins.
CUISINES
Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles671 reviews
Excellent
430
Very good
145
Average
53
Poor
26
Terrible
17
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

LovesGoodRestaurants
Mineral318 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 none
Recommended by a friend, we had an early dinner before a show at the Kennedy Center. The restaurant had elegantly understated contemporary decor with hosts in suit and tie, white linen tablecloths, and relaxing lighting. The servers were extremely attentive and knowledgeable. The menu was not overly extensive, which is a good sign that each dish would receive the chef's full attention. There was a variety of meat, seafood, fish, and vegetarian selections The wine choices were interesting, with wines by the glass priced in the upper teens. My Italian sauvignon was excellent. My husband enjoyed his red as well, but I failed to note which one he chose. We had two wonderful appetizers, the scallops and the prosciutto with figs. Both were innovative and delicious. We followed with two pasta dishes, the cavatelli ragu and small ravioli stuffed with braised short ribs and parmesan in an amazing wine broth/sauce. Both were absolutely to die for. All of the pasta is hand-made in house and was perfectly cooked. The portions were the perfect size, filling without being overwhelming. To say the food was 'authentic' would deny the creativity of the kitchen, so I would say it is authentically inspired, then taken a step beyond. Prices were very much in accordance with the quality of the food and service. We look forward to a return visit when we are next in the Washington area.
Written 30 December 2021
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Jenny052010
Brisbane4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 couples
I think the fact that we dined here on two consecutive nights speaks for itself. We had a delicious dinner on both occasions and the service is 5 * perfect balance of professionalism and friendliness. I’m gluten free (allergy) and they were very accommodating with plenty of options (most of the menu). It is well established and we thoroughly recommend it.
Written 13 March 2020
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rdoubleday
Downingtown8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 none
I had the opportunity to sit in the kitchen at the Chef's Table with a full 5-course dining experience with Chef Philip Marzelli. The food was interesting, beautifully plated, and the chef explained each dish and answered any of our questions. The sommelier, referred to as the Wine Guy by the chef, was friendly, helpful, and entertaining. Fabulous experience, would highly recommend!
Written 25 January 2022
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Everett Bertolacio
New York City1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 business
A prearranged dinner with some of our most lucrative top designers. All four meals had to be taken back or corrected. A side of grilled asparagus was totally forgotten and upon paying the bill I was given back someone else's credit card! So embarrassing and unprofessional. Finally obtained the correct credit card from the worthless manager. No apologies no nothing. I get better service from the corner deli shop. It's doubtful I will ever return, especially with guest.
Written 5 June 2021
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Mary S
6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 friends
My two friends and I walked OUT of this restaurant due to a horribly rude and offensive waiter (named either Ryan or Brian) before we even had the chance to order dinner. We have NEVER done that before. I worked in the restaurant business for many years, most notably for Warner LeRoy at Tavern on the Green, and am extremely patient going out to eat since I know both the front and the back of the house. I'm giving one star for the ambience. From the minute we sat at our table this waiter was caustic and demeaning. He abruptly gave us our menus, no eye contact, seemed ticked off we didn't want the wine menu, and then we didn't seem him for quite some time. He demanded we order as soon he let us know what the specials were, and then he ran away in the midst of telling us the specials, as he said he "had to go get the hot food" for another table. ??? When he returned he demeaned my friend as he asked "do you understand" the specials...and then asked my other friend why her head was down as he let us know the specials. When she mentioned she doesn't like mushrooms, he got annoyed and told her he just wasted time with us then. And when I told him we needed to think about the specials vs. the menu, he got nasty with us telling us we did not know the proper way to let the waiter know we're ready to order since the menus were closed and stacked. WTF? We never made it past the focaccia bread, which he never told us they charge for. We got up and left. The maitre'd offered us another table but we had to get out of there. We are three well-travelled friends who were looking forward to a reunion dinner. The reviews online looked so positive. This waiter shouldn't even serve people at a fast food restaurant, let alone at an upscale restaurant. At one point it felt like we were in a SNL skit, only we weren't. We went back to our hotel and ate at Bistro Bis restaurant there and had fantastic food and service. Sorry we owe you $6 for the focaccia bread...take it out of his paycheck.
Written 6 November 2023
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Honeymooner201009
Annapolis154 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 couples
We had a delicious meal at this sleek, modern restaurant. Drinks, a glass of Brunello wine & an Aperol Spritz, came quickly and were very good. We started with the tiny focaccia rolls and loved them. Our appetizer, a Burratta pear fennel salad with a sprinkling of pomegranate was delicious, but, I thought, a bit light on the pomegranate seeds (16). I like pomegranate. My husband had swordfish with roasted cauliflower and loved the fish and it's sauce. I had the Brasato di Manzo, slow-braised Waguy beef cheeks with polenta, Royal Trumpet mushroom & Barolo sauce. The meat looked like a softball of beef and it was phenomenally tender and tasty. The polenta and Barolo sauce were perfect and artfully drizzled around the plate. The grilled Royal Trumpet mushroom was inedible. It was completely flavorless and so tough I could not chew it. I actually asked the waiter what it was, thinking it could not be the mushroom. I still think it was something else. But the beef was amazing. I will dream of it. We had sorbet and the Panna Cotta with caramelized figs for dessert. The sherbet , 3 small scoops, was perfect. The Panna Cotta itself was so smooth & creamy but the tiny figs were burnt/charred on the outside instead of being grilled or even caramelized. Our waiter was attentive but did not respond to the comment that the royal trumpet mushroom was hard & inedible. We also noticed that the host & waiter kept glancing at the two top tables along the wall where we sat toward the end of our dinner. They wanted all the tables to turn over as quickly as possible, a rushed feeling that doesn't lend itself to fine dining. (Maybe extend the dining hours.) We were seated close to other diners, but that just made for some nice conversation. The drinks & food were delicious with the exception of the hard mushroom or whatever it was and the burnt figs. Still, at a very pricey restaurant that's enough for a 4 instead of a 5 rating. With the state of the post pandemic restaurant scene in the area, I'd still recommend this place.
Written 17 December 2022
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geezerhippie
1384 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 couples
Four of us visiting from Florida ate at Tosca after reading TA reviews. It is so wonderful to go to a sophisticated elegant dining room! All guests were nicely dressed & the buzzing of happy chatter filled the room! Our waiter was amazing & service was impeccable! Home made pasta a big hit! They have a few seafood & veggie entrees, but wish they had more “non red meat” selections. We are spoiled after eating in northern Italy for 3 weeks, several years ago. Also love Puttanesca, Pesto & Mushroom sauces. We all enjoyed our meals. Perfect food & service , elegant atmosphere! Recommend!
Written 15 April 2022
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Sir_Travelot
London30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 couples
On a short holiday in DC and dropped in for an early meal before going out on an evening tour. We reserved online through OpenTable which all worked fine. We were in a bit of a hurry but the service was quick and attentive. The food arrived quickly, despite the restaurant filling up rapidly around us, and was absolutely delicious. Other reviews have occasionally been critical of the service, but that was not our experience. There was a remarkably high number of staff working the room and our server and her colleagues were friendly, attentive and above all, quick. We were under a bit of time pressure I suppose our only gripe that we didn’t have longer to enjoy it all. This is very fine Italian dining and does have a price tag to match, but I think in this case you get what you pay for. Highly recommended if you’re done with burgers, steaks and cheese with everything and you want something a bit special.
Written 8 April 2023
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Michele P
Jackson10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 none
We just left Tosca for our anniversary dinner. We have been coming to Tosca for many years and have always had a fantastic dinner. It did not live it up to its past performance. Service was slow and inattentive and the food was not good. Sad to say but I got the gluten free pasta all vongole and it had NO taste and the pasta was gummy. The clams had no taste. The waiter rolled his eyes when I asked for some cheese. It took forever to get a second a glass of wine. We left without dessert because it too too long to get attention. I clearly left half of my GF pasta in the dish but no one asked if I wanted to take it home or if there was a problem. Very disappointing and I think the manager should contact us. Reservation under John M for 12/9/22 at 7:15 Dietary restrictions: Gluten free pasta was gummy and had no flavor. Supposed
Written 9 December 2022
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Vivere731
Portsmouth202 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 family
My wife and I went with my sister and brother in law for dinner. We had gone many years ago and enjoyed it. My sister and brother in law go often. The space has been redecorated since we last were there. It seems less staid and brighter than I remember. The waitstaff is as attentive as ever. The service is great from the moment you walk in the door. The food was excellent. For appetizers, everyone but me had gazpacho. It was memorable. I had the tuna, which I enjoyed, but was not as memorable. For entrees, my wife had the pasta special, which utilized fresh tomatoes. She loved it. I finished it and agreed. My sister had the branzino. It was a filet and very tasty. A good light dish. My brother in law had the braised beef. It was a hearty size and he enjoyed it. We started with the focaccia, which we all enjoyed. Dessert was excellent. My sister and I shared tiramisu. My wife loved the panna cota. Special mention should go to the Aperol Limoncello Spritz, which my wife and sister loved.
Written 18 September 2022
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Di Y
Camano Island48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 family
Such a beautiful ambiance and fantastic service. The food is extremely delicious, authentic Italian cuisine and the food presentation was beautiful. 3 of us had the shrimp risotto and one of us chose vegan options. Scrumptious panna cotta dessert. I just wish I was dressed a bit more fancy for this amazing experience.
Written 13 August 2022
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Wildlifebrothers
Puurs156 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022 none
Stylish delicious Italian restaurant. Everything, from the interior, staff,...to the food is well thought and very qualitative. We have had scallops as a starter, spaghetti vongole and salmon as main dish and the trio of sorberts & gelati. It was just wondefull! Even the wine, a Californian well-balanced Chardonnay, was a real delight.
Written 12 June 2022
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Dane94306
London368 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 friends
The menu sounded delectable but in practice fell short of the mark. The pasta vongole had wonderful clams but the pasta itself was overly al dente, aka stiff. The seafood platter (a warm salad) had amazing seafood but the absence of any seasoning left us feeling disappointed. The service was attentive and friendly.
Written 31 May 2023
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Roland H
Longmont684 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 friends
Beautiful restaurant. Creative menu and excellent wine list. The food was excellent; scallops seared perfectly, veal chops cooked to perfection. Service professional and friendly! Whats not to love!
Written 26 June 2023
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M K L
Toronto100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 family
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.
Written 17 February 2024
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