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“Great Italian flair” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tuscan Bistro

Tuscan Bistro
Ranked #79 of 295 Restaurants in Traverse City
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Byron Center, MI
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83 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great Italian flair”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

Inside atmosphere is great, outdoor..no view. I love lunch and dinner dining...always good. The best pesto in town, great salad, but entrees are the best. Lunch has small plates as well which is nice.

Visited August 2012
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ajinohio
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good food and service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2012 via mobile

We all ordered different entrees and each of us loved the food. Service was very good also. The bread served with oil was also excellent. Specialty drinks were a little expensive ($9.50). The half-order options were especially nice because we were there our last night in T.C. and didn't have to deal with leftovers. A nice experience.

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Zion National Park, Utah
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Thumbs down”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2012 via mobile

They messed up our reservation and tried to seat us outside on a cold and blustery night. Inside looked like an olive garden. We left when they offered to seat my family of 5 at 2 separate tables. So unprofessional. And there were empty tables all over.

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78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Wonderful Wonderful!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2012

We decided to try something new in Traverse City and because it called itself Northern Italian we decided to try it for dinner. Wow.....I ordered something called cavatelli with mushroom ragu sauce and it was unbelievably good. What a surprise....the place is just ordinary looking across the street from Lake Michigan but wonderful food. My husband had ahi tuna spinach salad and his was also excellent. The cool thing about it was that you can order half orders of the pasta which was just the right amount to fill up a moderately hungry appetite. To top off the evening, our waiter was so helpful and attentive that he helped make it a place to remember. We will be back!!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Traverse City, Michigan
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67 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Excellent Selection for Lunch or Dinner!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

This bistro is easy to overlook: it's very tasteful and low-key in its more flamboyant surroundings. But don't neglect it--the food is excellent. I particularly recommend the pasta dishes and anything with the home made mozzarella cheese in it. The surroundings are usually quiet and serene, a good choice for a meal with a significant person in your life or maybe just you and a good book. A very classy place at a reasonable cost.

Visited July 2012
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