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Tuscan Blu

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Italian, Bar, Mediterranean, Pasta
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327 W. Davie Street, Suite 108, Raleigh, NC 27601 (Harrington St)
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.
+1 919-834-5707
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Maurizio Privilegi has opened an authentic Italian restaurant at "The...
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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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Just like in Tuscany...

The open beams and touches of color in this cozy, restored train depot building provided a rich atmosphere for relaxing conversation. Even with a full house, our group of 7 were quickly seated and did not feel rushed. We were instead encouraged to linger with our courses of food and wine, just like... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
Leighera L
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The open beams and touches of color in this cozy, restored train depot building provided a rich atmosphere for relaxing conversation. Even with a full house, our group of 7 were quickly seated and did not feel rushed. We were instead encouraged to linger with our courses of food and wine, just like any restaurant experience in Italy! I felt... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We were in town for 2 days for a conference, and ended up here when driving around looking for a place. The service was great, the food came fast and we all loved it. Two of us had the special, which was super fresh and tasted delicious. Dont skip dessert! Their tartufo is absolutely delicious!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Today was the second time I was at Tuscan Blu Restaurant. I came back because I was very satisfied with raviolis I have had, and specially with the tiramisu as a dessert. Today I experienced with a Risotto specially cooked by Maurizio, the great chef. The taste was wonderful and the portion was abundant. Two of my friends asked information... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Had a wonderful experience in this restaurant.The owners are very kind and caring for their customers.The atmosphere is outstanding, the place is neat and the food is tasteful. I definitely recommend you to come here and try authentic Italian healthy food. Don't forget to have a wine and try their homemade tiramisu.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I ordered a portobello mushroom at 530 when no one was there and they were just setting up tables only to be informed they were "out" of them then I ordered eggplant come to find out its pasta with eggplant which the menu doesn't say and since I'm gluten free this was a problem all in all DO NOT EAT... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We went there on Restaurant Week for our wedding anniversary. Everyone, the owner, the chef, and the wait staff treated us so well. We had the five course special that was featured for Raleigh's Restaurant Week. Every course was served in a timely manner, and everything was delicious. We are Italian wine fans, and were very pleased at the selection... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

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

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 327 W. Davie Street, Suite 108, Raleigh, NC 27601
    (Harrington St)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-834-5707

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Bar, Mediterranean, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

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.
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?