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Toscanini Restaurant

Tower Isle, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
876-975-4785
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Ranked #2 of 74 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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English first
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 NEW

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
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11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

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 NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Excellent food service and romantic atmosphere. Seafood is caught fresh on a daily basis. Can't ask for more when the owners are there every night to serve and ensure that all goes well.

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

After visiting for 9th time I won't be visiting again. The food has not been the same and the chef still makes me feel uncomfortable after visiting with a Jamaican. Avoid the restaurant if you don't want to be looked down upon!

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ToscaniniJA, Owner at Toscanini Restaurant, responded to this review

dear valued customer,thank you for you'r reviews. if i have offended you in any way i apologize.i take pride in my work and love my profession. i am a firm believer that everybody is entitled to an opinion and if a customer does not like a dish for whatever reason i will change it and give them something else. i... More

New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We don't miss a meal at Toscanini whenever we are in Jamaica which is typically a few times a year. The menu keeps changing but their pastas and lobster dishes are great. This past trip I had the short ribs which was so soft that it melted as i took a bite. The service is good and the owners (Leila... More

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