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Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Italian, Tuscan, Central-Italian
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Takeout, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading such great reviews including one that would travel from the edge of the US to eat here I was quite excited to eat here. I, unfortunately, did not have the same experience. The good and bad to be fair: The good- the food...is good. It's good, not walking on water, it's just good. For the area, I can not comment but as a native New Yorker coming from the Bronx and that I grew up on Long Island- the sauce was good. As a New Yorker, the food was good BUT I have to say the calamari was the worst I've ever had, ANYWHERE. I NEVER send food back and I sent it back. HINT: soak it in buttermilk chef, that's the secret. BUT, as a New Yorker who frequents many restaurants, the experience can make all the difference. I'm going to spare the fact that there is a pandemic and everywhere is suffering from help, So I understand, BUT we had to leave. I literally called the restaurant to get a waiter for the check. YES, I couldn't get attention so I called the restaurant with my cell. I actually would've rated lower but I'm sure it's hard to get help right now. Perhaps highering a few women might help with the organizational skills as men are less likely to multitask well. Just noticed the all male staff. Three stars for the food but 0 for the staff.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 14 October 2021

My wife and I both agree, Cafe Toscana is our favorite restaurant. We used to go there a few times a year, now it’s every week! The staff are professional gentlemen and the food it always delicious.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 15 August 2021 via mobile

Absolutely stellar service and food in a pleasant, low key atmosphere. We had some incredible salads and tasty mains, Short rib ravioli in a bolognese sauce and capellini with crab in a marinara sauce. Here are photos of our apps

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 1 April 2021

Excellent appetizers, huge choice of entrees, and very good dessert and after dinner drinks. I had the lasagna, probably the best I've ever tasted. It was the sauce that made it. My wife and daughter were equally impressed with their meals and all remarked how...good the various sauces were. Generous portions and reasonably priced, we're looking forward to returning.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 2 March 2021 via mobile

Haven’t been here in awhile but it’s back on my list as a favorite. The food was outstanding, nice portions for the price. Server was spot on! Received our meal with plenty of time to eat and relax afterwards before catching a movie. Great job!

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 30 September 2020

This is a white table linen restaurant with a large, elegant wine list and a menu with a good selection of both meat, pasta and fish. There is an especially large list of pasta entrees. The service was very attentive and the prices were almost...shockingly reasonable. We were there on a Monday night with a small crowd.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 15 July 2020 via mobile

Did a takeout. The food was still incredible! My wife is still nervous about going out. If you don't feel comfortable eating out yet get the takeout. Tasted just as good as eating it there. Can't believe how much I missed their excellent food. Never...had a bad meal there.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 10 March 2020 via mobile

Appreciated the excellent service and just right amount of attention during a business dinner. ####%%##################%%%%

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 17 February 2020

Nice little find on the square in Wilkes barre, Decent wine list and delicious bread service. I also enjoyed the salad and penne vodka

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 12 February 2020

Wonderful local venue with excellent Italian fare and a friendly atmosphere. Cafe Toscana has an upscale feel with down to earth prices and excellent menu fare!

Date of visit: October 2019
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1 April 2017|
Response from _mmgteacher | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, I'm not sure. I know they have items on their menu that are gluten free, such as chicken etc, but I would recommend giving them a call to be sure.
Kilian F
23 March 2015|
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Response from PennyandKatie | Reviewed this property |
They do not have a private party room. They have discrete areas. But depending on the number you could rent the whole restaurant.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cafe Toscana

Yes, Cafe Toscana offers takeaway services.

Cafe Toscana is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5