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Toscana

14 Maiden Lane Centre | Lower Earley, Reading RG6 3HD, England (Formerly Med Cafe)
01189666399
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Ranked #128 of 466 Restaurants in Reading
Price range: $0 - $58
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Reading, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The ambiance was lacking not - helped to be fair by a large party of rowdy girls. We couldn't hear each other We sat outside but it is not attractive - scruffy and with chinese takeaway adjacent and the smells. The food was poor to awful. The staff were friendly but the product is severely wanting. My wife had overcooked... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The ambience is lacking and the food is kind of ordinary but nice staff. Outside area is ok but a bit small and lacked upkeep.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We live very local & are so thrilled that finally there is a cafe/restaurant to dine in during the day in this area, if it's just for a coffee or a snack, or an evening meal. Excellent food, always served hot & good portion sizes. A good varied menu, extremely friendly staff who are very accommodating & welcoming. A little... More

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Reading, Berkshire
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This place is on my door step, have only just discovered it and I've now been three times in two weeks, at different times of the day! Amazing how it takes on a different ambiance at different times of the day. I had a lovely lunch on the outside decking one day and a romantic meal inside one evening. This... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I went to Toscana for lunch after my shopping in the nearby supermarket. The place has really been thought after, with it's lovely warm colours and overall settings, you feel like in Italy! The food was nice too, good value for money (I had the warm goats cheese salad), and the waitress was welcoming, pleasant and looking well after us.... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We have visited Toscana on many occasions since it first opened. During the early days they did have issues with service, however we stuck with the restaurant and can only speak from our experiences. we have visited as a couple and also as a party of 8 people. The restaurant has been full and also quiet but on both occasions... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Went here for a Mother's Day lunch. Staff are really friendly and eager to please, and the food (which comes in very generous portions) is delicious. It seems to be a pretty family friendly place, they also have a garden for sunny days too, definitely a great little place to have nearby.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Yesterday was the third time we have used this restaurant for the third time it was awful. We were enticed by the Thursday Grill Night. The waitress advised us that the starter - a sort of meze would be devoid of roasted aubergine. No big deal, although we could have been offered a replacement dish. We ordered the mixed grill... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

A really nice local restaurant which provides a nice choice if food to choose from. Service good, children made to feel welcome to. A great local restaurant

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Berkshire
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

starter of chicken wings was lovely. Pizza however had too much tomato puree flavour and so I did leave some :-( Overall, my friends all enjoyed their meals. Staff are friendly. I would have to return to this restaurant to judge other dishes.

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