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“food, service, and wine, best in jamaica”

Toscanini Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 112 Restaurants in Ocho Rios
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $38
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Johnston, Rhode Island
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“food, service, and wine, best in jamaica”
Reviewed April 6, 2012

my husband, family and i have been dining at toscanini since they opened. pg, lella, omar, julie and tracey, always make sure that the food and service are excellent. i will agree with a former critic that sometimes children are not accomodated especially if they arrive late and are running around and disturbing others dining. but i have seen children sitting and behaving and pg cooking a special meal for them, my grandchildren included when they were very young. the fish, and produce is daily fresh and the pasta is made by pg. when something is not on the menu that is only because it is not fresh that day. as for the prices, they are in accord with the prices at fine restaurants in jamaica. this is a place to go if you want great pasta, fresh produce, fresh fish, desserts that are sinful and a salad that i eat every night of my stay in jamaica. you will enjoy everything toscanini has to offer and wish you could eat there every night!!!!!!!!!

  • Visited March 2012
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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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116 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Good Food...Disappointing Service. Spend Your $$ Elsewhere”
Reviewed April 5, 2012

We had heard from locals that it was a nice restaurant servicing Italian food. We didn't need a reservation as there were only a handful of tables occupied the entire time we were there. We were promptly seated and quickly received our cocktails. The menu, a listing of foods on an easel chalkboard, was left next to our table. When the waiter arrived he quickly told us that any dish on the menu including lobster was not available as they were out. We knew they were out because lobster went out of season at the beginning of the month but why was it still on the menu? The waiter was happy to describe any menu items for us. Our appetizer arrived in a timely manner and was delicious but a bit pricy at $15 US for 4 medium butterflied garlic shrimp. Our main entrees arrived and were all very good. Our son loved his pizza and we enjoyed our pasta dishes. We didn't see the wait staff at our table much until our dessert order was taken. Pass on the tiramisu. It has been previously frozen and ours was still icy in the middle. At this point, our waiter hadn't been seen for quite a while and it took 20 minutes to get our check and pay our bill. We were one of three tables occupied in the place. My hubby actually had to go after the check. Adding insult to our experience was the 17.5% gratuity automatically attached to the bill AND the 10% service charge. 27.5% of our bill was to pay for mediocre service!!! Absolutely Ridiculous

  • Visited April 2012
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Montego Bay, Saint James, Jamaica
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent Italian food”
Reviewed March 25, 2012

Nice italian food.Wine list is excellent.setting away from all the buzz makes this place a perfect dinnner spot, a must to dine place if in Jamaica.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank Abhishekpitti
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A fabulous experience! Great with Kids and Special Dietary Requests”
Reviewed March 23, 2012

What a great restaurant!

My party consisted of 5 adults (one with special dietary needs) and three children (5 and under). Lela was fabulous. She made special nuggets and chips from scratch (not on the menu) for the kids as they did not feel for pasta....it was excellent. My Mother was not allowed certain spices, garlic, starch and only allowed a certain amount of meat that had to be weighed out.....she was actually nervous that she would not be able to have a good time. Between Lela and PG (the chef) they took in to account all her dietary needs and presented her with a meal fit for Royalty! Making her feel a part of the experience and for that I will be forever grateful.

The kids played on the lawn in front and all the staff were so good with them...giving us a chance to enjoy our meal and some world class wine!

I will most certainly recommend this restaurant to anyone! and will definitely be visiting again!

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank Krisdolphin2002
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Kingston, Jamaica
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Yummy Italian food, especially the Tiramisu and Profiteroles”
Reviewed March 17, 2012

After exploring St. Mary for a couple of days with my friends, Toscanini was a relaxing and yummy ending to our journey before heading back to Kingston. We love food and love to spoil each other with deserts. The Tiramisu and Profiteroles are delightful! Toscanini is a great Italian on our tropical island.

Visited March 2012
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Thank Ulla W
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