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“Superb Italian Food by Lella Ricci.....” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Toscanini Restaurant

Toscanini Restaurant
Tower Isle, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
876-975-4785
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Ranked #2 of 84 Restaurants in Ocho Rios
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $38
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: We are an authentic Italian restaurant located just outside the resort town of Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The property is an original plantation house that also houses an art gallery featuring famous local works of art.
New Delhi, India
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Superb Italian Food by Lella Ricci.....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

One of the best restaurants in Jamaica and a must visit if around Ocho Rios, Jamaica! Lella(owner) runs a fab bar and the food is outstanding. Great crowd and must try their cocktails.

Visited June 2014
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English first
Somerset, United Kingdom
1 review
“Memorable evening, excellent food, charming host.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We had the best meal of our holiday at Toscanni in a beautiful setting. We went to celebrate a si family birthday and we were not disappointed. Excellent menu, with lots of choice, and as the owner/chef (sorry can't remember his name, apologies) pointed out made with local and the freshest of ingredients. Generous portions which come as somewhat of a surprise these days, so we rather overdid it! Really can't praise the Toscanni highly enough, perfect service, great ambience, felt much more like dinning in a friend's home due to the friendliness of the owner. A nice touch with desert, was a chocolate decorated plate wishing my mother Happy Birthday, even though we only happened to mention it to one of the staff at some stage during the meal. Do visit this lovely establishment, you won't be disappointed. We went in the evening and atmosphere was lovely, would have liked to have visited during the day as well, as there's a art gallery on the upper floor, and the garden looked attractive from what we could see. Yes, it's one of the more expensive restaurants in that area, but you get what you pay for, and considering all that this party of six had, we thought it very good value for money.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Enjoyable evening, Great Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Lella, thank you so much for making that night at your restaurant so memorable, for my family. We were celebrating our daughter's Amanda's Birthday and chose this restaurant based on reviews. The warm welcome, detailed explaination of the menu, atmosphere, and quality of food was amazing! The servers were wonderful and you, the owner Lella , truly a" Lovely Person." The flower petals placed on my daughter's head to celebrate her Birthday was a lovely touch by you! I would highly recommend this restaurant to all. It will add to your memories of this beautiful tropical island!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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middletown nj
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6 restaurant reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We visited Toscanini in July while we staying at the Jamaica inn, two nights in a row! The owners are lovely people as well as the servers. The food was outstanding, homemade pasta to die for! The owner (can't remember his name) actually picked us up at our hotel and dropped us off when we were done. We felt like we were having dinner with old friends. Excellent.

Visited July 2014
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maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Best meal of trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Just got back from Toscanini and can without a doubt say it was the best meal of our vacation! We are staying at the Jamaica inn and the quality of this meal was superb and great value! Fresh ingredients, wonderful service, quirky and cool chef, and very very cool environment! We were picked up by the complimentary shuttle from the hotel and were able to truly enjoy the dining experience...wish we had gone earlier in the week! We were celebrating ten year anniversary and this restaurant was magical.... And again the food was awesome!!! Amazing homemade pasta and the chef was welcoming and had some great stories! Highly recommend!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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