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Tuscan Blu

#154 of 1,096 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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327 W. Davie Street, Suite 108, Raleigh, NC 27601 (Harrington St)
+1 919-834-5707
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here recently for a rehearsal dinner that had rented the entire place out. The owner was hanging around all night keeping things on track and talking to anyone interested, the service was great and the food was excellent. I had been a few years prior and didn't have fantastic memories, but it was certainly very good the second time... More 

Thank Baker F
Raleigh, North Carolina
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere was casual but elegant. Service was a bit slow but courteous, (kitchen was very busy and was trying to keep up the demand), food was very delicious, seemed authentic. Overall an excellent experience.

Thank SunTan53
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

It's my son's graduation day and we decided to try something new for lunch, why did we choose this place??? They did have but 2 tables filled in the entire place, red flag #1, then they had no bred ready for a menu which had half it's lunch selections as sandwiches, red flag #2, but what topped it was the... More 

1 Thank Ebony B
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Perfect way to start with bread and oil. Nice experience al fresco. Lunch menú is unbeatable for $10

Thank Carlos B
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

I have been to Tuscan Blu for lunch twice recently. Their lunchtime special includes a salad (good and generous portion) and another main dish. I had the eggplant once and then some kind of pasta the next time. The cost (includes a beverage) was around $10. This cannot be beat. Service was great! You can eat outside. It is tucked... More 

Thank CFitzfromNC
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

The food is always good and did not disappoint. But remarkable this particular evening was the service!

Thank chriscarriea
Cary, North Carolina
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

I tried this restaurant 8 months ago and we all thought the food was pretty bland. I hadn't planned on returning, but was asked to go with a friend from out of town. Again, I thought the food was bland, but the service was non existant. It was a large group of wine ladies, so a restaurant that sells a... More 

Thank ginrdh
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Walking into this restaurant we felt like we were back in a hill town in Tuscany. Great food, friendly service, and authentic setting! All together, this combination made for a memorable dining experience. The owner/chef, Mauritzio, was ever present and added to the welcoming "family" atmosphere.

Thank Sczarina
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

A train was just leaving the station when we arrived, but outdoor seating was available and we saw a respectable wine rack. The inside looks nice, but there is something about a meal outdoors... I ordered Lasagna Della Nonna and my wife ordered Veal Marsala. They brought out warm bread with oil infused with crushed red peppers. The Syrah we... More 

Thank ICEHatchet
Raleigh, North Carolina
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

This little place is a bit off the beaten path and therefore not quite as well known as it should be. It presents like an actual family-owned Italian trattoria and, in fact, has an actual Italian native chef/owner from Livorno named Maurizio, who is very gregarious and welcoming, along with this Columbian wife, Patrizia, who also speaks Italian. The food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 327 W. Davie Street, Suite 108, Raleigh, NC 27601
    (Harrington St)
  • Public Transportation: R Line stop #11 at the entrance of our patio. CAT Bus Stop #8840, Route 21 "Caraleigh" Carolina Hurricanes bus going to the RBC Stadium stops at entrance Across from the Amtrak Train Station.
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-834-5707
Maurizio Privilegi has opened an authentic Italian restaurant at "The Depot" building in downtown Raleigh, NC. The chef prepares dishes from all country sides of Tuscany with new feelings of creation. We use fresh organic products from local farms right here in Raleigh. We also import authentic Mediterranean products directly from Italy. We even grow our own fresh rosemary. gluten free pasta. Enjoy great food for affordable prices with a casual dining experience. The broad variety of items will keep you coming back time and time again to sample more. The menu also allows for large groups to come together, even with varying tastes. We also provide great vegetarian dishes. Located in an historic building with the train visible from the window and a cobble stone parking lot, Tuscan Blu serves you a unique experience for visitors of all nationalities.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?