We were there for shopping and cinema-ing and hadn't done our homework about where to lunch. We wanted to eat somewhere other than the food court area, and so checked out the restaurants clustered in the northwest corner of the shopping center. It appeared Toscanova was the most popular, at least on that afternoon, and the menu offered a number of things that looked interesting.
We each decided to order the "Tonno Primavera" salad, which sounded like an Italian version of a Salade Nicoise, but with "marinated tuna." We thought that since it was listed under the "Insalatone" heading, for $16.00, not under "Insalate Antipasti" for $12.00, that we were each ordering an entree salad. What a joke.
Our salads were served in lovely large white ceramic tilted bowls. In each salad there was approx one cup of lettuce, three cherry tomatoes, one heaping tablespoon of CANNED tuna, separated into four or five clumps, maybe three small slices of cooked potato, tossed in a nondescript vinaigrette, and that was it. Total volume of this presumably entree salad - perhaps 1 1/4 C salad. Our [generous] estimate of the cost of ingredients: $2.00. We figured each small can of tuna accounted for about six to eight of these salads.
Contrary to other reviewers, we found the service exemplary. Our waiter was very attentive, the busboys were wonderful, offering more bread (which was good) and refilling water. We left a big tip.
I would NEVER go back there. We were stunned by the sense that this restaurant operated on the basis that if you ordered a luncheon salad, they thought they could pull off something like this. The only reason Toscanova received two stars is for the excellent service we received. I'd like to award them the Rip-Off Award -- and warn diners to STAY AWAY.