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Tuscan Bistro

12930 S West Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684-5579
+1 231-922-7795
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“bolognese” (17 reviews)
“bread” (19 reviews)
“rollatini” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12930 S West Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684-5579
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a family vacation at the end of July/ beginning of August. Dined here on the first night because our first choice was packed with a 90 minute wait. There were hardly any customers in the place. Sat outside with a very small view of...More

Thank William R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked across the street from the Marina and found this place. Sat outside, not to hungry so we ordered the eggplant stuffed appetizer. Excellent. My husband ordered the small dish of pasta and peas. More than enough to share. Our waitress was wonderful, happy to...More

Thank kathrynmQ9883YH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mickey Cannon operates what may be the most reliable, authentic kitchen in Northern Michigan. The view of the bay is from across the highway and it does not cater to tourists. But it is much favored by a loyal, local clientele of knowledgeable food-lovers for...More

Thank TAWizard
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My spouse and I both had the Salmon entree. It was excellent and reasonably priced.Their bread and the pesto at the table also was very good. Friendly waitstaff also. The ambiance here also is very nice. We'll definitely be back.

Thank Ronald F
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We stopped in for an early dinner about 4:30 pm, on our way to local Traverse City Beach Bums baseball game. We were first ones for dinner, with only a couple people seated at the bar. The hostess had a completely empty restaurant to select...More

Thank Tom B
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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Love that you can order half plates(I often bring leftovers home. Love the eggplant appetizer or the bolognese. Service is great and food always top notch. Wine list very accommodating.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Went for lunch, nice looking place, clean, comfortable. David was our server, and also tending bar, this guy never stops. Management got to love this guy, girl helping set tables same, never stopped.Food was very good, portkis good.😁

Thank ljflick
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

My dad and I came here for lunch and had a delightful time. The steamed mussels were very tasty! I had the tagliatelle bolognese and my dad had the mushroom cavatelli. Good service and good food-can't beat that!

Thank Fischcmt
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

We have been coming to Tuscan Bistro for years. The best veal scallopini around and the bolognese is consistently top notch. Warm ciabatta with with pesto oil always great. Tiramisu also outstanding.

Thank JAmalfit
Reviewed 23 June 2017

We have bought several times, their Gift deals, $25.00, gets you $50.00 off your meal. A GREAT DEAL. We have never had a bad meal their!!! Ever!! This last time, Tuesday evening 6-20-017, We had 3 appetizer's, Tuna, Mussels, and Squid, all REALLY GOOD. And...More

Thank 2151scott
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16 February 2017|
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Response from HarryW1951 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know. I'm sure some of the pasta entrees would qualify.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12930 S West Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684-5579
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-922-7795
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