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“The recent changes have not been an improvement”

Tosca's Ristorante Italiano
Ranked #522 of 885 Restaurants in Southampton
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Tosca's certainly takes advantage of its setting near The Mayflower Theatre in Southampton, treating pre and post-show diners to a wonderful menu with theatrical flair. This is the place for a gorgeous array of pizza, pasta, steak and seafood dishes, whether seeing a show, enjoying a delicious meal out or simply looking to enjoy a drink in the wine bar. A part of The Italian Dining Group.
Reviewed July 3, 2013

This used to be a brilliant restaurant with the bonus of being very close to the Mayflower Theatre: its pre-dinner service was a total joy.
It is recently changed its style.
It now has a small buffet (hot and cold) and various other choices (pizza segments; chicken pieces wrapped in bacon; small, spicy sausages; etc) are brought when they happen to be ready, whether or not you are ready for them. Each of the choices which we had was under-cooked. Several would arrive all together and then none would appear for ages.
The atmosphere of the restaurant has also suffered.
Nobody we spoke to would be returning.

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Thank FriskyG
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

Friendly and comfortable surroundings, and probably the best Arriabiata pasta sauce I have ever had. 100 metres away from the Mayflower Theatre makes this a convenient pre-theatre dinner choice.

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Thank GsyGaza
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

Like other reviewers we had problems trying to use a voucher scheme. We booked and specifically stated on the phone that we planned to use the Telegraph subscriber discount card, which the Telegraph site says they participate in. When we arrived, we again stated this and the man - presumably the manager - said it was OK. But when we came to pay it turned into farce as the waitress claimed that we hadn't met the scheme's conditions; then the manager came over and said they weren't in the Telegraph scheme anyway. To avoid making a major scene we accepted a reduced discount in the end - but it does seem from our and other reviewers' experiences that they are happy to hook you in via a scheme, and then deny all knowledge. Shame, as the food itself wasn't bad.

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Thank Annakono
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Tony is always helpful and friendly. Nothing is too much trouble. Great menu choices and food excellent.

Thank 784SueH
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Tosca's is a very friendly resturant, with typical Italian food off the menu or they have a specials board.

You are always warmly greated by the manager Tony and his staff. The service is always first class.

The added advantage is that you can ytake your own wine.

If you are not going to the Mayfair to see a show book after 07.30pm

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1  Thank Bob F
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