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“Authentic good food but very noisy” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Toscana

Toscana
6401 Morrison Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28211-3533 (Barclay Downs)
704 367 1808
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Ranked #188 of 2,008 Restaurants in Charlotte
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Romantic, Doing business
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Barclay Downs
Cross street: Morrison Blvd & Roxborough Rd
Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Authentic good food but very noisy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

As a local here in charlotte, I eat at Toscana about 3 per year and enjoy it for the most part but there are a few things to watch out for.

Keys to a good meal here:
-order the Buttera or the Mare, both are excellent dishes (the rest of the menu is average)
-sit outside...it is extremely noisy inside
-never come with a group as the restaurant layout doesn't accommodate groups well (you'll end up feeling very crowded)

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
Top Contributor
233 reviews 233 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 74 cities Reviews in 74 cities
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
“Fabulous Italian food in Charlotte!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

We read great reviews of this restaurant so we chose to dine there the one night we were in Charlotte. What a great place! The food was absolutely delicious as was the wait staff. There were so many things we both could have chosen on the menu that we vowed to dine here again if we're ever in the area. The wine list is also very good with an excellent selection to compliment their many dishes.

It IS a bit difficult to find however. It is located in a shopping center. You must walk into the inner courtyard of the shopping center to find the restaurant but it is worth the search! Highly recommended!!!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Noisy, average food, and arrogant waitstaff”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We were guests of friends in Charlotte and wanted to treat them to a fine dinner. We made reservations, which we could only get at an early hour and our reservations were honored easily considering the early hour. However, once we were seated, even in a half full room, the noise was over the top and the waiter was so arrogant and hurried us through our dinner. At on point I wasn't sure if it was the guests we were pleasing or the waiter. Last time we will go there. The food was nothing special and expensive for average food.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Aiken, South Carolina
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“So disappointed!!!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

My best friend and I were so excited about returning to Toscana (it had been 5 years). Our reservations were for 7:30pm on a Sat. night however we arrived early and were perfectly content to sit at the bar and have a drink.... an excellent Cosmo... unfortunatley the best part of our evening. 7:30 came and went, along with 7:45 and 7:50. We flagged down the hostess who asked us -again- did we want to sit in or out. We had already told her in but since she had obviously forgotten about us we reminded her of our choice. Another 10 mins. passed before we were seated at probably the worst table in the house- right in the traffic line for all coming and going of patrons and wait staff. To make this very long story not so long, suffice it to say we had horrible service by a waiter who must have assumed 2 ladies would not tip well (we are very generous when we are treated well), our food -fish- took 35 mins to cook and was BLACK when served. TOO tough to eat and was sent back. THe waiter was condesending and tried to engage us in an arguement about our entire experience then had the nerve to send over a free dessert to make ammends. We were not charged for our dinner because the waiter insisted we were "mad" but we would have much rather paid for a great dinner experience than to leave with much regret and disappointment.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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North Augusta, South Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Better Choices”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

We had high expectations based on past reviews, but we were a bit disappointed. Charlotte has so many good or great restaurants that we consider this one just average. If you are staying at Southpark, it's a great location (we walked), but otherwise would suggest trying another place, maybe Upstream unless you really want Italian. The service was very good.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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