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Cafe Toscana

1 Public Sq, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-1701
570-208-1252
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Ranked #4 of 237 restaurants in Wilkes-Barre
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Allentown
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Good food and nice portions. We arrived about 5:30, and the place was packed by 6:00. Service was excellent and the servers were knowledge about a variety of wines. I will eat here again on the 4th of July! Did I mention the pricing is reasonable. Don't know much about Wilkes-Barre, but this place is a hit!

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Boca Raton, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We arrived about 8 and there only 3 or 4 tables occupied. We ordered the calamari fritto which arrived quickly. However the calamari had the texture and taste of rubber bands, accompanied by a tasteless sauce. My penne pesto with shrimp had no hint of basil or garlic in the pesto which was a mess of added cream. The shrimp... More

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ENGLEWOOD
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151 reviews 151 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We opened the door and were almost in an airplane hangar, with seating groups here and there and bars here and there--this is a facility that can handle a huge crowd and it would not feel crowded. It was, in fact, not busy at all. Dinner is advertised as Italian, but you can have any of your favorites. We shared... More

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Vestal, New York
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126 reviews 126 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Great ambiance and food ... I particularly enjoyed the bruschetta that is brought out along with the Italian bread. The frutti de mare was delicious with a decent amount of seafood. Service was attentive and old school (a good thing).

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Albany, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We live in New York, but visit my in laws in Wilkes Barre. Cafe Toscana is by far the most consistent dining experience I have had since first visiting Wiles Barre 20 years ago. We dine here three or four times a year and enjoy the experience every time. From the Veal to the generous Salads, "for two" to an... More

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Clearwater Beach FL
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Cafe Toscana occupies a corner on Public Square. From the outside its looks are deceiving--it looks small but in actuality seats a great number of people--all of whom will leave more than satisfied. The menu is outstanding--something for everyone, from unusual salads to standard Italian dishes, Toscana caters to all who enjoy good food! The waiters, all of whom appear... More

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Nuangola, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

It is amazing to me that more people have not praised the delicious food coming out of this restaurant. The place is lovely, the waiters are professional, and the food is consistently good. The bread is served warm and with a lovely olive oil tapenade, my favorite are all the veal dishes-served with a side of pasta! A glass of... More

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Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We had a great meal at this authentic Italian restaurant. The service and food were first rate. I had the Pollo Verano and it was good, but my wife's shrimp scampi was better. The best meal at our table was an Italian sausage with pasta that had a unique and excellent flavor. What a shame that we were too full... More

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Venetia, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I come to Wilkes Barre a lot to see our son and his wife. We have been looking for a great Italian restaurant and we can now say we have found a gem! We have been to Tuscany, Italy many times and Cafe Toscana is just as good as any cafe we restaurant in Italy. What is... More

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Falls, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Five of us booked for dinner prior to evening at theater. Food was wonderful, we all sampled appetizers, different entrees, dessert, coffee and, of course, drinks. Everything was really great. I had steak that was cooked to perfection. Staff were very accommodating when a sixth friend joined us at the last minute. Atmosphere was great. We did ask for butter... More

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