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Cafe Toscana

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1 Public Sq, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-1701
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Elegant Dining

Small but elegant. Quite. Great food. Walking distance to the Kirby for an event. One of the better options for downtown Wilkes Barre.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Small but elegant. Quite. Great food. Walking distance to the Kirby for an event. One of the better options for downtown Wilkes Barre.

Thank Yvette409
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a perfect restaurant! Wonderful ambience, great service, and the food is outstanding. The bruschetta and dipping oil with bread to start your meal is to die for! And the entrées are fabulous -- love the salmon! If you have never been to Toscana, you must go!

Thank Travelswith4dogs
Hazleton, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

OK, it's not up to Manhattan's top restaurants, but if you want polished service by attentative waiters in a reasonably priced restaurant, spend an evening at Cafe Toscana. My wife and I went there for diner one weekday evening. We were seated promptly, given our menus along with a complimentary bruschetta appetizer. Both of us ordered the 4 course pre-fixe... More 

Thank gw0409
Batavia, Ohio
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

The service in this restaurant leaves much to be desired. The waiters were not attentive, example - Ice Tea, water was never refilled.The presentation of the food was very good. The Insalata della Casa is Excellent as well as the Bread. The Vitello Saltimbocca was Terrible! I wanted it to Jump Out of my Mouth rather than Jump In my... More 

Thank SCV76
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We came in town passing through and liked the look & smell of this restaurant. We were pleasantly surprised to have both home baked bread, but also free bruschetta, which was tasty. We both chose the very reasonably priced prix fixe meal, which offered appetizer, soup, entree, dessert, and coffee. My partner enjoyed the calamari, while I enjoyed mussels in... More 

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White Haven
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

4 friends enjoyed dinner here before attending a show at the Kirby Theatre. Convenient location, nice atmosphere, good service. All 4 ladies loved their meals: chicken parmesan, eggplant parrmesan, chicken francaise. I had chicken Verona which was delicious. Overheard another patron rave about chicken marsala. The desserts looked fab, but we were too full to partake. Generous portions! Very reasonable... More 

Thank tutter2
West Sand Lake, New York
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We were staying a night in Wilkes Barre on the way to Virginia from upstate New York, and Cafe Toscana was recommended by our hotel as we could walk to it from the hotel. Do not be fooled by the exterior -- this is a fine restaurant and the dining room atmosphere is lovely. As we entered, we thought we... More 

Thank nllatplay
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

One of my favorite restaurants! Great food at reasonable prices makes this picky Italian food lover put it in tops category of best in the area. The tri-color arugula/beet salad with a slab of goat cheese is awesome, lunch or dinner, soups & specials always delicious !

Thank Trish C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Just go! I love this place and when I am in town, it's a Must Visit. The house salad is outstanding - how they do it so I expensively is beyond me. I love the angel hair with mushroom dish the best yet love their fish specials. Bronzino amazing when they have it. And wine selection is good. Staff lovely!

Thank Barb F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

We enjoyed the decor, cleanliness, European waiters and food. If you have a good appetite, try the priced fixed meal. There is a good selection and the portions were good. The apple, walnut salad and tender veal marsala were delicious. They offer a hard crusted Italian bread which we enjoyed. Our only disappointment was the fried calamari which was on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Public Sq, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-1701
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pocono Mountains Region  >  Luzerne County  >  Wilkes-Barre
  • Phone Number: 570-208-1252

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  • Cuisine: Italian


Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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