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Tuscana West

1350 I Street N.W., Downtown, Washington DC, DC 20005-3305 (Downtown / Chinatown)
202 289-7300
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Ranked #603 of 2,623 restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $10 - $28
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
Cross street: Between 13th & 14th
Transit: McPherson Square (Blue & Orange)-- just 1/2 block from 14th Street exit
Description: Our vision is simple: great food, exceptional service, reasonable prices and a welcoming atmosphere in an Italian restaurant right in the heart of Washington DC’s downtown--minutes from the White House, museums, shops, major hotels, convention center and the Metro. Lively and approachable, this comfortable yet sophisticated restaurant features a dynamic open-air kitchen, a social bar, four flowing dining areas and a stylized outdoor patio. Tuscana West is the perfect spot for a romantic evening, a special celebration or an executive power luncheon or dinner. Tuscana West is full of the warm-hearted wines and food that match the spirit of Italy, specializing in delectable dishes that marry simple, well-honed tradition and full Italian flavors with fresh, local seasonal ingredients. We have something for everyone from rustic hand-tossed pizzas fired in our stone pizza oven, to grilled seafoods & meats to hearty pastas. Our decadent desserts and superb wine list, with expert pairing, complete your meal.
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Edmonton, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Made reservations for dinner while on vacation in the city. The first impression of the place was it liked pretty nice and sort of fancy with white table cloths on the tables. We walked in our T-shirts and shorts from doing the tourist thingy (no problem). Bread was available while we waited for our dinner. I ordered one of the... More

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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145 reviews 145 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We had a great experience here overall. The food was superb. The service was excellent, and the prices were fair. They have a great wine menu as well. If you are in DC, make sure to check this place out. We'll be back.

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Chicago
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

The food was ok. The calamari on the risotto I ate was a little chewy. The service was moderately attentive, but not exceptional. Overall was not very crowded on a Saturday night

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London
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

This Italian restaurant was recommended by the hotel as it was just around the corner. The surroundings and staff are pleasant enough but the food could be better. The lobster ravioli was big enough but was too salty. The calamari and linguini were a little over cooked so it was really hard to cut with a knife and required a... More

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Kent, Ohio
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94 reviews 94 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

While I've walked past Tuscana West many times on previous trips to DC, this was my first visit for dinner, but it will definitely not be my last. On a recent visit, with Manager Ciro as my server, I started my meal with the best gnocchi (in pesto sauce) that I've had in years, ate a wonderful and unusual veal... More

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Worcester, MA
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118 reviews 118 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

While on a visit to DC, my husband and I met up with friends for dinner. This was our first time to Tuscana West. We were not disappointed. It was a Friday night, we had a reservation. Our server was very attentive and provided some good suggestions for dinner. The wine selection was nice - we enjoyed a Chianti with... More

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Bellefonte, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

This is the second time I've eaten at Tuscana West. The first time was a year ago on one of their opera nights. That evening was very noisy due to the crowds; if you go to one of these evenings with a larger group, I'd recommend you reserve one of their private rooms. This time, there were still a lot... More

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Delray Beach, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Atmosphere truly lovely.food and service excellent. It was "opera night" so, even though the singers were pretty loud for a non-concert venue, their performances were first rate. Overall great evening.

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Vaudreuil, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Just an 8 minute walk from Embassy Suite Hotel Convention, this place has a lovely terrace. The Italian menu is full of interesting dishes from chicken to savory pasta . Went twice once on the terrace which was full & the next time our waiter Rudy remembered us & offered a complimentary desert (tiramisu) on nice gesture. Would eagerly return... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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79 reviews 79 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We were there on a weeknight and the place was hopping! At least three large goups so the noise level for very high. I would have liked to be able to hear the live piano music. Very beautiful restaurant. I had lasagna, husband has snapper maybe, we both loved the food. Waiter could have been more attentive, but we were... More

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