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Review of Toscana - CLOSED

Toscana
Price range: $0 - $47
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed August 25, 2012

Despite living in this area for several years we had never noticed the Med Caffe or even knew of its existence. It was only a tripadvisor search that alerted us to a great local place to eat and the reviewers were absolutely right.

There was a delay of a few minutes when we first arrived but we were later told this was due to a member of staff not arriving that day. We noticed that the portions around us were on the large side so we decided on a starter of antipasto and a pizza between the two of us. Both were delivered promptly and with a smile - the lack of staff certainly didnt have any impact as far as we, as customers, were concerned. There isnt much to a plate of antipasto but it was nicely presented and contained a nice range of items. The pizza, however, was perfectly cooked with a good amount of toppings and was easily the best I have had in Reading. Since we had shared our main we just had room for a couple of the desserts. The menu is slightly limited but both of our choices were lovely and, once again, nicely presented. I have to admit that I struggled to finish mine.

When asked we were told that they would create half portions of any of the dishes for children, so its somewhere that we would definitely go back to with our daughter.

If I was to make any suggestion for this place it would be to advertise your childrens options on the website, since we wouldn't have gone as a family, and perhaps to introduce a (set) lunch menu option with slightly smaller portions.

Total cost for us was £25 including 3 soft drinks.

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1  Thank gwen_Reading
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

We come here often, normally at lunchtime,as it is close, the food is great, the people friendly and the atmosphere relaxed.
Keep it up.

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1  Thank Barbara N
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

This place was someone's birthday treat and I was hesitant - but what a lovely surprise!

Beautifully cooked food, great value, excellent service. 'You don't expect it for where it is' as one of our party said.

One minor tweet maybe increase the menu.

Otherwise - recommended. And much better than all the Italian chains.

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Thank SamAFC
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Reviewed June 11, 2012

Been here loads of times as its only a short 5 min walk from our house. Great atmosphere and friendly staff with delicious food and almost can't believe prices.

2  Thank Liam H
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Reviewed May 31, 2012

The Med Caffe is family-run restaurant offering excellent food, be it the inexpensive set menu or the chef's specials. The staff are friendly and attentive without becoming intrusive - and they have the nicest smiles you could wish for. On our three or four visits we have seen a wide range of happy customers: old pensioners like me, families with young children, young adults and a good smattering of Italians seeking authentic food. The location is not glamorous but there is plenty of free parking.

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1  Thank Bill186363
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