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Toscanini Restaurant

Tower Isle, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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Ranked #2 of 75 restaurants in Ocho Rios
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $38
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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94% Recommend
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We went to Toscanini's the last night of our trip. It was beautiful set up outside! All the staff was wonderful and the food was amazing. You get great quality and portions. We had the mozzerella caprese and I had the lobster spaghetti. He had the duck and he can't stop talking about it! We could tell everything was fresh... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We spend a lovely evening in Lella's company and enjoying exquisitely prepared dishes. Our meals were prepared with local ingredients and the wine paring was perfect. The linguini with lobster was in my top 10 dishes ever. THANK YOU LELLA AND STAFF AT TOSCANINI.

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Johnston, Rhode Island
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

I have been a frequent visitor to Jamaica and have eaten at most of the restaurants in the Ocho Rios area. I find, as in everything else you get what you pay for. The setting at Toscanni is beautiful,the food is excellent. The menu has home made pastas,fresh fish and local fruits and vegetables,all prepared to order. The brother and... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Lella, thank you so much for an excellent dinner this evening at Toscanini's. The food was superb and it was lovely to meet you and share the evening together - you have a wonderful restaurant and I would highly recommend Toscanini's......i hope we have the opportunity to visit again!

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Buffalo, New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We combined lunch at Toscanini with a visit to the Harmony House art gallery upstairs. Lunch was a great experience from planter's punch at the bar through dessert of blackberries and cream! The menu combines fresh pasta dishes with local ingredients ... beetroot and broadbeans on the salad. The wine list is well thought out to pair well with the... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The owners have done a good job with the layout and decor. There was plenty on the menu that we were both interested in. Service was fast but there were few customers on the out of season weeknight that we visited.

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My husband and I visited this restaurant in early June; my apologies for the late review! Simply put, our experience was heaven. The grounds are stunning, the food was perfection, and the staff was the best combination of helpful-but-not-pushy. The chef came to speak to my husband and I - again, he was fun and fantastic, without badgering us during... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Fresh homemade pasta, salads of strictly local ingredients like beetroot and broadbean, good wine list, matching desserts, all from a brother-sister team with decades of restaurant experience. Perfect ambience in a beautiful setting near Ochi. You can even learn about the history of the plot and Victorian house in which the restaurant and art gallery are located. Mike & Julie... More

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33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Very small outdoor Italian restaurant in Ocho Rios. Recommended by those who come here often. The owner is great, and personally takes time to tell you about the history of the place. Service is very slow, and on a hot, still night, is not pleasant. Ask for a fan to be placed nearby. They typically provide transportation but the car... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

We weren't expecting to have delicious Italian food in Jamaica; however, not only do they source local food, but the charming interesting owner, Lella is half Italian and knows her cooking! She is a delight and it is rare to feel that you are a treasured dinner guest rather than one of the many tourists who pass through this terrific... More

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