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“"Specials of the day"” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Tuscan House

Tuscan House
10 Windmill Ln, Southampton, NY 11968
(631) 287-8703
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Ranked #9 of 69 Restaurants in Southampton
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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“"Specials of the day"”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011 via mobile

If a restaurant offers 'specials of the day' then the following should apply:
- there can be only a FEW specials of the day because the chef had the chance to buy something on the market (especially new in season, unusual, etc.) around which he wozld like to create a dish for the customers.
- the waiter or waitress should explain this to the customer and list the few specials of the day
In our case the waitress was talking faster than a machine gun and listed about 10 or 15 specials of the day. I gave up after 15 seconds and choose something from the card.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Lenox, Massachusetts
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“Excellent all around”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

Tuscan House is one of those rare restaurants where you can order off the menu blindfolded and end up with a great meal.

On our last visit we had an appetizer special of burrata, which is a very creamy mozzarella made with a cream and mozzarella center. Served on crostini, it is every bit as good as it sounds. ($20)

Our other app was the Insalata di Pesce, a nice mix of tender fresh fish and shellfish very lightly seasoned with lemon, garlic, and olive oil. ($20)

For one of our main courses we had Capelli d Granchi which was a delicious light pasta dish made with crab in a very light cream sauce. Just a perfect balance of flavors. ($28)

Our other main course was Vitello Capricciosa, three thin veal cutlets lightly fried with a great fresh bread crumb breading. Topping the cutlet was a blend of sweet peppers, red onion and greens. The dish is normally served with balsamic, but I highly recommend trying it with no dressing other than lots of fresh lemon. (I offer the same recommendation for any Veal Milanese style dish) A small thing, but I appreciated them bringing plenty of sliced fresh lemons with the dish. Normally you get a few wedges. The dish was simply fantastic.

Service was excellent, portions are more than fair, and the atmosphere is very nice.

There are number of "good - not great" restaurants in the Hamptons. This is among the few that really get it right on all counts. Well worth a visit.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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East Hampton, New York
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“Delightful dinner at Tuscan House”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

I was invited to join friends at this restaurant which was to be my first visit to the Tuscan House. I was not disappointed. The menu was nice, food excellent, and an affordable wine list. The waitress was very attentive, and made some recommendations I appreciated.
One drawback to this restaurant was the noise level, at times the 4 of us had trouble hearing each other, so conversation at times was difficult.
There was a singer at the bar who, later in the evening when most of the crowd left, we found to be enjoying. We didn't even know it was live music until the noise level subsided.
I highly recommend due to the food and service, as well as price...for the Hamptons it was quite reasonable.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great Food at reasonable prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2011

The food here is prepared with love. Every dish is special and to be savored. The menuis incredible and the daily specialties must be savored. It's not a fancy place but tastefully decorated. The wait staff are helpful and courteous. Dinner for two with shared salad, two entrees and a bottle of wine will cost you about $100. A fair price for crafted delicacies. I've been there several times and the food is constantly great.
There are fancier restaurants in town but this one shines above places like the "Cafe" in terms of value.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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“Terrible service, overpriced - mediocre food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2011

A disappointment ; maybe good in the off-season. Cannot handle Summer crowd.
Terrible accoustics, slow kitchen, disorganized service....

  • Visited August 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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