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327 W. Davie Street, Suite 108, Raleigh, NC 27601
+1 919-834-5707
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Ranked #333 of 1,235 Restaurants in Raleigh
Price range: $10 - $30
Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Bar, Pasta
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Harrington St
Transit: R Line stop #11 at the entrance of our patio. CAT Bus Stop #8840, Route 21 "Caraleigh" Carolina Hurricanes bus going to the RBC Stadium stops at entrance Across from the Amtrak Train Station.
Description: Maurizio Privilegi has opened an authentic Italian restaurant at "The Depot" building in downtown Raleigh, NC. The chef prepares dishes from all country sides of Tuscany with new feelings of creation. We use fresh organic products from local farms right here in Raleigh. We also import authentic Mediterranean products directly from Italy. We even grow our own fresh rosemary. gluten free pasta. Enjoy great food for affordable prices with a casual dining experience. The broad variety of items will keep you coming back time and time again to sample more. The menu also allows for large groups to come together, even with varying tastes. We also provide great vegetarian dishes. Located in an historic building with the train visible from the window and a cobble stone parking lot, Tuscan Blu serves you a unique experience for visitors of all nationalities.
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English first
Durham, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

This is a fine restaurant: nothing wrong and nothing special. The portions are large. Several folks thought the dishes needed more sauce. The salads were expensive and uninspired.

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Raleigh, NC
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

My office of 8 people went here for lunch and was immediately greeted by the rude owner. We had a reservation and he wanted to know "what we were doing there?" We were finally seated and the food was cold, bland, and extremely slow coming to the table...1-1.5 hours at least, and the restaurant was not busy! The waitstaff was... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We actually just stopped in here while waiting for a table at a nearby restaurant. The owner was quite personable and we ended up just eating dinner here. Very good Italian food. Probably one of the best Italian restaurants I've been to.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We had a lovely time at Tuscan Blu for my birthday. The owner was sweet and caring and I could tell they have a lot of love invested in the restaurant. The waiter was sweet and not obnoxious or over-the-top. The meal was amazing! We were both stuffed. We finished our meal with a slice of cheesecake and coffee. The... More 

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Cary, North Carolina, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Sent back old nasty lobster ravioli after one taste and the obnoxious rude owner came out to tell us they were fresh and he wasn't taking them off the bill and accused us of playing games. The menu is very misleading - ravioli is described as fresh but none of the pasta is made in house. Kitchen Nightmares perfect fit... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I have heard good comments about Tuscan Blu, so my wife and I decided this evening to try it. We were not prepared for it...it was more than a dining experience. This was one of those engaging events you have once a decade. The food was excellent, wine was well matchedt, the dining room perfect; then came the best part...wonderful... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The food and staff at Tuscan Blu are top notch, among the best in Raleigh. You will not be disappointed in trying them. Their lasagna is mind-blowing good.

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raleigh nc
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My husband and I first visited Tuscan Blu on Valentines Day last year and we really enjoyed it. Absolutely LOVE the pasta primavera! We went again last night with the whole family and everyone loved their food! We have recently been to Italy and this food truly reminded us of some of the food there. And the owner, though a... More 

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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We were in town for a concert and tried Tuscan Blue. As we got out of the car, there was a heavenly smell of NC BBQ! We found out later it was coming from The Pit across the street. Wish we had gone there! We were a party of 6 and had an early reservation. 3 of us had the... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Before I start, let me say I have been in this restaurant a good multiple times. From a few date nights to New Years Eve to Valentine's Day. Every time, the establishment seems to get worse. I don't understand who is letting them false advertise. I don't have to be a chef or a good critic to realize that, be... More 

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Additional Information about Tuscan Blu

Address: 327 W. Davie Street, Suite 108, Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone Number: +1 919-834-5707
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Bar, Pasta

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