We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Toscanini Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Italian, Caribbean, Jamaican
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Tower Isle, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
876-975-4785
Improve this listing
Add hours for Toscanini Restaurant and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 480 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 384
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
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
A lovely authentic Italian experience

We visited Toscanini in August with our family. The house in which the restaurant is based is beautiful, and the setting really adds to the experience. The service was great and the food delicious - would recommend thoroughly. We met the owner and chef who is British/Italian and told us about his... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
danandhan13
,
London
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
Add Photo Write a Review

480 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London
Level Contributor
30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We visited Toscanini in August with our family. The house in which the restaurant is based is beautiful, and the setting really adds to the experience. The service was great and the food delicious - would recommend thoroughly. We met the owner and chef who is British/Italian and told us about his families long restaurant history - from London to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Arlington, Virginia
Level Contributor
38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My wife and I were at the Jamaica Inn for a week and dined at Toscanini twice. PG (The Chef) picked us up at the hotel and drove us both times to the Restaurant. We love PG, he is engaging, friendly and obviously can cook. He sort-of befriended us and visited us at the table throughout dinner to check on... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Saskatoon, Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Our experience was excellent. It is beautiful ambiance. The owner/chef who is Italian I just loved. She goes through everything entree selection.One of the most important to my husband and I was the freshness of ALL the ingredients.Delicious!! I had rabbit for the 1st time in my life and my hubby had the best shrimp!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Poole, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We went to the Toscanini restaurant in March 2015. The owners were very friendly, and the service was good. If you are not sure what to have to eat the staff will ask you a few questions before recommending something that they think you will like. Again we found it very enjoyable. We are going back to Jamaica in 2016,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

In a beautiful house garden, (with a great gallery of local art on the top floor) we sat to have one of the most INCREDIBLE lunches I've ever had. Menus are brought to you on standing boards. Lele, the owner, British ex-pat, is vivacious and kind, pours love into the food and the place itself. We shared Tuna tartar (the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

For the past 5 years my wife and I visit ocho rios for our anniversary. Our second year we were introduced to Toscanini Resurant by some dear friends from Spain. We were so impressed with the selection of food, and the service that we have been back every year since. I didn't even mention the free shuttle service from our... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ballwin, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The atmosphere is wonderful and welcoming. The staff very friendly and knowledge ! The owner was wonderful. He www out talking to everyone making your experience that will be a great memory for all who visit. The FOOD is simply wonderful. The menu was great and they will make your meal what you want if you don't see exactly what... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Omaha, Nebraska
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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!!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Toscanini Restaurant also viewed

Ocho Rios, Saint Ann Parish
Ocho Rios, Saint Ann Parish
 
Ocho Rios, Saint Ann Parish
Ocho Rios, Saint Ann Parish
 

Been to Toscanini Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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, Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions

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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Toscanini Restaurant and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Toscanini Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?