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“Fantastic Service and Even Better Food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Toscana Italian Bistro

Toscana Italian Bistro
4209 north kings hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
+1 843-712-2699
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Ranked #2 of 760 Restaurants in Myrtle Beach
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Dinner MenuAntipastiFried Calamari - 8.00 Served with a spicy marinara sauceEscargot - 9.00Out of shell, served in a creamy gorgonzola sauce topped with mozzarella.Bruschetta - 7.00Fresh tomatoes, basil, evoo, Italian spices, shaved padanno cheese.Zuppa Di Cozze - 9.00Mussels in a scampi or marinara sauce.Mozzarella Caprese - 7.00Fresh tomato, basil, mozzarella, evoo, balsamic, roasted red pepper.Mozzarella Completa - 8.00Mozarella, prosciutto, ricotta cheese, roasted red pepper, tomato, EVOO, balsamic, padanno cheese, Italian herbs.Cold Antipasti - 10.00Imported meats and cheese, roasted red peppers, olives, artichoke hearts, drizzled with balsamic reduction.Shrimp Florentine - 10.00Jumbo shrimp wrapped in prosciutto, in a lemon fusion sauce served over sautéed spinach.Polenta Bolongese - 7.00Traditional San Marzano meat sauce.Polenta Mediterranean - 10.00Artichoke hearts, oven-roasted tomatoes, black olives, jumbo shrimp, crab meat, in a lemon fusion sauce.InsalataAvacado In Bella Vista - 10.00Italian mixed greens, avocado, dried cranberries, marinated peppers, artichoke hearts, 15 years old aged padanno.Insalata alla Gorgonzola - 8.00Crispy romaine, walnuts, gorgonzola, evoo, balsamic, Italian herbs.Insalata Toscana - 9.00Italian mixed greens, fresh mozzarella, marinated pepper, olives, artichoke hearts cucumbers, tomatoes, onion, 15 year old shaved parmigiana.Add Shrimp or Seared Scallops - 8.00Add Chicken - 6.00Tuscan Style Italian ClassicsAll of our pastas are homemadeSpaghetti Carbonara - 14.00Tossed in a creamy prociutto tuscan style sauce.Manicotti - 13.00Flat egg noodle wrapped around ricotta cheese topped with fresh mozzarella and san marzano tomatoe sauce.Gnocci Cremina - 14.00In a creamy tomato pesto sauce with fresh mozzarella.Lasagna - 15.00Pasta, angus beef, ricotta, mozzarella, parmigiana, tuscan herbs, san marzano tomato sauce.Tortellini alla pomodora - 16.00 Tossed in a chunky san marzano tomato sauce topped with parmigiana regiano.Lobster Ravioli - 16.00Served in a tuscan creamy prosciutto sauce.Chicken Parpadella - 16.00Flat egg pasta tossed in a creamy tuscan tomato sauce topped with grilled chicken and shaved asiago.Eggplant Parmigiana - 16.00Three layers of egg plant and fresh mozzarella baked in tomato sauce served over spaghetti.Eggplant Rollatini - 16.00Eggplant stuffed with ricotta & mozzarella baked in a tomato sauce served over pasta.Spaghetti & MeCball, Italian Sausage, or Bolongese - 15.00Served in our Homemade san marzano tomato sauce.Fettuccini Alfredo - 14.00Traditional fettuccini tossed in a Tuscan inspired Alfredo sauce.Add Chicken - 5.00Add Shrimp - 6.00Penne alla Vodka - 15.00Tossed in a creamy tomato prosciutto sauce.Add Chicken - 5.00Add Shrimp - 6.00Penne Puttanesca - 15.00Sun-dried tomato, anchovies, artichoke hearts, olives, San Marzano tomato sauce.Polenta Mediterranean - 18.00Artichoke hearts, oven-roasted tomatoes, black olives, jumbo shrimp, crab meat, in a lemon fusion sauce.SeafoodZuppa Di Pesce - 27.00Lobster claw, mussels, scallops, calamari, shrimp, steamed grouper, clams, in a chunky san marzano tomato sauce.Zuppa Alfredo - 25.00Mushroom, shrimp, scallops, mussels, sundried tomato, crab meat, broccoli in a light alfedo sauce over fettuccini.Lobster Claw Fra Diablo - 22.00Lobster, Swai, Shrimp & mussels sautéed in a spicy tomato sauce served over linguini.Imported Fresh Clams - 18.00Sauteed in a san marzano tomato sauce Or a White wine sauce over linguini. Shrimp & Scallops Toscana - 22.00Tossed in a scampi sauce, served over angel hair.Toscana Italian Bistro SpecialsVeal Or Pork Osso Buco - 30.00 Slowly cooked 3-4 hours served in its own natural juices served over a bed of garlic mashed potato and topped with julian vegetables.Veal or Chicken Bella MarieVeal - 27.00Chicken - 24.00Milk Fed veal pounded thin over a bed of garlic mashed potatoes in a red wine reduction sauce with mushrooms.Swai Filet Florentine - 27.00Mild meaty white fish lightly battered and sautéed in a lemon white wine butter sauce over sautéed spinach and fettuccini pasta.Red Snapper or Swai Mediterranean - 28.00Artichoke hearts, olives, garlic, fresh tomato, capers, sun dried tomato over angel hair in a lemon fusion sauce.Chicken Veneciana - 24.00Chicken lightly breaded & stuffed with goat cheese,prosciutto di parma, asiago cheese, fresh tomato, served over linguini in a lightly spicy tomato sauce.Crèma Di Gorgonzola Con AragostaVeal - 27.00Chicken - 25.00Topped with goat cheese, lobster claw & fresh mozzarella, in a creamy gorgonzola sauce with roasted red pepper served over penne.Crab Stuffed Chicken - 25.00Chicken stuffed with crab meat Italian herbs, in a lemon fusion sauce, served over angel hair and vegetables of the day.ParmigianaVeal - 20.00Chicken - 18.00Italian bread crumb seasoning san marzano tomato sauce topped with fresh mozzarella served over spaghetti.PicattaVeal - 20.00Chicken - 18.00White wine lemon butter sauce with capers, lemon infused artichoke hearts & garlic served over angel hair.SaltimboccaVeal - 22.00Chicken - 20.00Proscuitto di parma fresh mozzarella, ricotta cheese, mushroom, in a veal reduction sauce marsala wine served over sautéed spinach & angel hair.Side DishesSauteed or Creamed Spinach - 4.00Garlic Mashed Potatoes - 4.00Meatballs or Sausage - 5.00Vegetable of the day - 4.00Julian Vegetables - 4.00Children’s Menu - 5.00Spaghetti & MeatballSpaghetti & Meat SauceCheese PizzaPepperoni PizzaChicken AlfredoSpaghetti & ButterChicken Fingers & FriesCheese Ravioli
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“Fantastic Service and Even Better Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I read the reviews of this place and knew I had to stop in with my girlfriend, The decor and seating is updated, the setting is romantic and elegant. Our waitress was really good to us with making recommendations and allowing us to change the menu around a bit to allow us to make our own dish.

The Gorgonzola sauce is very very good and they serve one of the best red sauces I've ever tasted.The garlic bread and red pepper dipping oil was a good touch while we waited for our main course.

The only thing I would say is that there was a small amount of banging noise coming from the kitchen from time to time. I'm sure it was just preparing a dish; but it would have been even better had we not heard it,

All in all, I would absolutely recommend this place to anyone who lives in Myrtle Beach or any tourist coming to the area. We will be back again someday,

  • Visited May 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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Plano, Texas
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“Great Italian Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We really enjoyed our meal at Toscana's. I could not say whether or not it is authentic since I am not Italian, but I do know when food is good, and our meal was really great. I'm a spaghetti and meatballs person -- the meatballs were huge and very tasty and the sauce was great. My husband had the ravioli and loved it. Someone in our party had the mozzarella sticks and you could tell they were home made. Overall it was a very enjoyable meal. Would go back to try some of the other menu items.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Authentic and full of flavor!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

From the moment we walked in and we were seated by the own until the moment she stopped by to see how our experience had been (and got to know us too) our dinner experience was top notch. I have not had a better authentic Italian meal in any of my travels. Impeccable service from staff who know true dining and service etiquette and deliver and experience all on its own. The restaurant is fit for a quaint dinner for two or a family gathering. We will make this a stop every time we are in town. Go, try it out. You will come back for sure! And the the sweet owner...thanks for the kind complements about my wife. I think she is beautiful too!

  • Visited May 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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Kennesaw, Georgia
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“Toscana Italian Bistro”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

All I can Say is this Place has Excellent food.
I Checked alot of places on the Website Yelp.com and
this place had great reviews so we went.
We didn't know how to dress in this place.
But the good thing is you could dress casual or really nice
and still feel great and not out of place.
The Customer Service was Great also.
Its funny bc the outside of this restaurant don't give it justice.
The inside was so pretty and white.
I felt like we were in a Fine Dining Restaurant.
The food was Hot and Good.
The bread and dipping sauce they served was great also.
This place is kind of Pricey but it was well worth it!
We so Enjoyed Out Stay in Myrtle Beach.

  • Visited May 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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“Just Superb!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

As a person who dines out at least 3 nights a week, and a retired food critic, I am often disappointed by reviews which claim a restaurant is wonderful, only to find that it doesn't meet even minimal standards (like they actually prepare the food themselves, not reheat in a microwave).
In a town such as Myrtle Beach, finding fine dining has been a frustrating and elusive goal.

On this trip, we relied heavily on Trip Advisor, and noticed the much better than average reviews. We were thrilled with this choice. Let me give you the details.

Attractive decor with a Mediterranean feel, comfortable chairs that invite you to sit and dine, and fresh white tablecloths. We were acknowledged and quickly seated.

Our first appetizer was the bruschetta, 4 large pieces with perfectly diced and sweet tomato, garlic, basil and a sweet balsamic reduction. It was delicious. My two adult sons, (one, a chef) ordered escargot out of the shell in a creamy gorgonzola that was wonderful..

An order of bread came flavored with roasted red pepper and garlic. This was an absolute winner.

Our meals came with soup or salad and I ordered the soup which was a homemade minestrone, very light touch on the seasonings, large pieces of carrot, and potato and beans. Just lovely. The salads came with a house Italian dressing that was flavorful without being overly heavy.

The entrees were as follows: Chicken Piccata: perfectly prepared chicken breast, in a seriously lemon, wine, caper sauce over homemade papardelle noodles. The chicken was well cooked but not at all dry or overcooked. The noodles were perfectly al dente. Eggplant rollatini: A large dish of eggplant stuffed with ricotta and mozzarella cheese. This dish was oozing with cheese, and my
son the chef, all 100 pounds of him inhaled the entire dish in minutes, claiming that the ricotta cheese was as good as his Italian grandma's. Blasphemy, but true. Veal Parmigiana: Perfect veal medallions, tender without being overly pounded, wonderful sauce and homemade spaghetti which was truly fantastic. Chicken Parmagiana: Equally as delicious as the Veal and again served with homemade pasta. No desserts, no room, but a fine cappuccino to end the meal.

I have to say that not only was this my favorite meal after almost a week in Myrtle Beach, but my favorite Italian meal in over a year.
Many thanks to other Trip Advisor reviewers. You were right about this restaurant.

  • Visited May 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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