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Toscanini Restaurant

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Italian, Caribbean, Jamaican
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Tower Isle, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
876-975-4785
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: We are an authentic Italian restaurant located just outside the resort...
We are an authentic Italian restaurant located just outside the resort town of Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The property is an original plantation house that also houses an art gallery featuring famous local works of art.
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    Very good
  • 12
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  • 9
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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I don't know which one I want to rave about more: the food, or the owner. Toscanini is a delightful gem on the outskirts of Ocho Rios. The menu is almost exclusively Italian, with each dish prepared individually with fresh local ingredients. The menu is written on two large portable blackboards... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Renee P
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I don't know which one I want to rave about more: the food, or the owner. Toscanini is a delightful gem on the outskirts of Ocho Rios. The menu is almost exclusively Italian, with each dish prepared individually with fresh local ingredients. The menu is written on two large portable blackboards, which are carried to your table. When my husband... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

On a recent vacation to Jamaica, we were fortunate in finding one of the very best Italian Restaurants anywhere. Lella was a perfect host, explaining each selection in detail. We were treated to wonderful food and insights into the Jamaican culture.

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Omaha, Nebraska
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

PG and Lella are excellent hosts! Friendly and genuine. They explain each dish so you completely understand what you are ordering and will adapt the dish to your preference. The finest Italian restaurant I have ever been too. Visiting Jamaica for 9 days and have eaten there 3 times!!

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sutton coldfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We were over in Jamaica from the UK and ate here with some friends who live on the island. We decided to eat out, and both our friends said straight away we should eat at Toscanini, and gave the place an outstanding report....they were not wrong...The setting is absolutely delightful and the restaurant itself has a wonderful ambience. The staff... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I wanted to review this restaurant for a while now but didn't find time until now. My husband and I went on vacation to Jamaica but we wanted to experience more than just all inclusive hotels. We decided to go to Toscanini for dinner one night and it was the best food we ate during that vacation! Not only the... More 

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alpharetta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The chef even picked us up himself from hotel and drove us back for free. Great wine, and caprese salad.. We each had pasta which was delicious. nice break from the hotel food.

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Kingston, Saint Andrew, Jamaica
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

To say that our experience left a 'bland taste' could be an understatement. The rustic cut stone setting certainly has a warmth to it, and having dined here before I was really excited. Our group of 14 decided to dine there based on excitement from having read your reviews, some of which were written by friends. All 14 left with... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Got to say, I was really looking forward to dining here especially based on the reviews on this site. We had a horrible experience. I can tell you that they will never see myself or the other 13 people I dined with again. The evening started out with some of my party ordering the "cream of pumpkin soup" which was... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

First visit to Jamaica with my family to see my parents. Lella, the very friendly and knowledgeable hostess, knows my dad( Mr Gregory!) and insisted we come. We were not at all disappointed! Food was fabulous, restaurant had a lovely authentic atmosphere and service and conversation was entertaining! Just loved the profiteroles!! A superb night had by all! Well done!... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is a superb restaurant. The service is impeccable and the ambiance is great but mostly importantly the food is excellent. They bar staff know how to mix a good cocktail. The wines are very decent. I have eaten at Toscanini's more than a dozen times and have never been anything other than impressed.

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Additional Information about Toscanini Restaurant

Address: Tower Isle, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Phone Number: 876-975-4785
Location: Caribbean  >  Jamaica  >  Saint Ann Parish  >  Ocho Rios
Average Prices: USD 38
Cuisine: Italian, Caribbean, Jamaican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Tower Isle, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Jamaica  >  Saint Ann Parish  >  Ocho Rios
  • Phone Number: 876-975-4785

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 38
  • Cuisine: Italian, Caribbean, Jamaican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business

Description

We are an authentic Italian restaurant located just outside the resort town of Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The property is an original plantation house that also houses an art gallery featuring famous local works of art.

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