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“A Gem of Tranquility and Taste in a Sea of Fast Food and Buffets”

Toscana Italian bistro
Ranked #9 of 880 Restaurants in Myrtle Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Dinner MenuAntipastiFried Calamari - 8.00 Served with a spicy marinara sauceEscargot - 9.00Out of shell, served in a creamy gorgonzola sauce topped with mozzarella.Bruschetta - 7.00Fresh tomatoes, basil, evoo, Italian spices, shaved padanno cheese.Zuppa Di Cozze - 9.00Mussels in a scampi or marinara sauce.Mozzarella Caprese - 7.00Fresh tomato, basil, mozzarella, evoo, balsamic, roasted red pepper.Mozzarella Completa - 8.00Mozarella, prosciutto, ricotta cheese, roasted red pepper, tomato, EVOO, balsamic, padanno cheese, Italian herbs.Cold Antipasti - 10.00Imported meats and cheese, roasted red peppers, olives, artichoke hearts, drizzled with balsamic reduction.Shrimp Florentine - 10.00Jumbo shrimp wrapped in prosciutto, in a lemon fusion sauce served over sautéed spinach.Polenta Bolongese - 7.00Traditional San Marzano meat sauce.Polenta Mediterranean - 10.00Artichoke hearts, oven-roasted tomatoes, black olives, jumbo shrimp, crab meat, in a lemon fusion sauce.InsalataAvacado In Bella Vista - 10.00Italian mixed greens, avocado, dried cranberries, marinated peppers, artichoke hearts, 15 years old aged padanno.Insalata alla Gorgonzola - 8.00Crispy romaine, walnuts, gorgonzola, evoo, balsamic, Italian herbs.Insalata Toscana - 9.00Italian mixed greens, fresh mozzarella, marinated pepper, olives, artichoke hearts cucumbers, tomatoes, onion, 15 year old shaved parmigiana.Add Shrimp or Seared Scallops - 8.00Add Chicken - 6.00Tuscan Style Italian ClassicsAll of our pastas are homemadeSpaghetti Carbonara - 14.00Tossed in a creamy prociutto tuscan style sauce.Manicotti - 13.00Flat egg noodle wrapped around ricotta cheese topped with fresh mozzarella and san marzano tomatoe sauce.Gnocci Cremina - 14.00In a creamy tomato pesto sauce with fresh mozzarella.Lasagna - 15.00Pasta, angus beef, ricotta, mozzarella, parmigiana, tuscan herbs, san marzano tomato sauce.Tortellini alla pomodora - 16.00 Tossed in a chunky san marzano tomato sauce topped with parmigiana regiano.Lobster Ravioli - 16.00Served in a tuscan creamy prosciutto sauce.Chicken Parpadella - 16.00Flat egg pasta tossed in a creamy tuscan tomato sauce topped with grilled chicken and shaved asiago.Eggplant Parmigiana - 16.00Three layers of egg plant and fresh mozzarella baked in tomato sauce served over spaghetti.Eggplant Rollatini - 16.00Eggplant stuffed with ricotta & mozzarella baked in a tomato sauce served over pasta.Spaghetti & MeCball, Italian Sausage, or Bolongese - 15.00Served in our Homemade san marzano tomato sauce.Fettuccini Alfredo - 14.00Traditional fettuccini tossed in a Tuscan inspired Alfredo sauce.Add Chicken - 5.00Add Shrimp - 6.00Penne alla Vodka - 15.00Tossed in a creamy tomato prosciutto sauce.Add Chicken - 5.00Add Shrimp - 6.00Penne Puttanesca - 15.00Sun-dried tomato, anchovies, artichoke hearts, olives, San Marzano tomato sauce.Polenta Mediterranean - 18.00Artichoke hearts, oven-roasted tomatoes, black olives, jumbo shrimp, crab meat, in a lemon fusion sauce.SeafoodZuppa Di Pesce - 27.00Lobster claw, mussels, scallops, calamari, shrimp, steamed grouper, clams, in a chunky san marzano tomato sauce.Zuppa Alfredo - 25.00Mushroom, shrimp, scallops, mussels, sundried tomato, crab meat, broccoli in a light alfedo sauce over fettuccini.Lobster Claw Fra Diablo - 22.00Lobster, Swai, Shrimp & mussels sautéed in a spicy tomato sauce served over linguini.Imported Fresh Clams - 18.00Sauteed in a san marzano tomato sauce Or a White wine sauce over linguini. Shrimp & Scallops Toscana - 22.00Tossed in a scampi sauce, served over angel hair.Toscana Italian Bistro SpecialsVeal Or Pork Osso Buco - 30.00 Slowly cooked 3-4 hours served in its own natural juices served over a bed of garlic mashed potato and topped with julian vegetables.Veal or Chicken Bella MarieVeal - 27.00Chicken - 24.00Milk Fed veal pounded thin over a bed of garlic mashed potatoes in a red wine reduction sauce with mushrooms.Swai Filet Florentine - 27.00Mild meaty white fish lightly battered and sautéed in a lemon white wine butter sauce over sautéed spinach and fettuccini pasta.Red Snapper or Swai Mediterranean - 28.00Artichoke hearts, olives, garlic, fresh tomato, capers, sun dried tomato over angel hair in a lemon fusion sauce.Chicken Veneciana - 24.00Chicken lightly breaded & stuffed with goat cheese,prosciutto di parma, asiago cheese, fresh tomato, served over linguini in a lightly spicy tomato sauce.Crèma Di Gorgonzola Con AragostaVeal - 27.00Chicken - 25.00Topped with goat cheese, lobster claw & fresh mozzarella, in a creamy gorgonzola sauce with roasted red pepper served over penne.Crab Stuffed Chicken - 25.00Chicken stuffed with crab meat Italian herbs, in a lemon fusion sauce, served over angel hair and vegetables of the day.ParmigianaVeal - 20.00Chicken - 18.00Italian bread crumb seasoning san marzano tomato sauce topped with fresh mozzarella served over spaghetti.PicattaVeal - 20.00Chicken - 18.00White wine lemon butter sauce with capers, lemon infused artichoke hearts & garlic served over angel hair.SaltimboccaVeal - 22.00Chicken - 20.00Proscuitto di parma fresh mozzarella, ricotta cheese, mushroom, in a veal reduction sauce marsala wine served over sautéed spinach & angel hair.Side DishesSauteed or Creamed Spinach - 4.00Garlic Mashed Potatoes - 4.00Meatballs or Sausage - 5.00Vegetable of the day - 4.00Julian Vegetables - 4.00Children’s Menu - 5.00Spaghetti & MeatballSpaghetti & Meat SauceCheese PizzaPepperoni PizzaChicken AlfredoSpaghetti & ButterChicken Fingers & FriesCheese Ravioli
Fairport, N.Y.
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“A Gem of Tranquility and Taste in a Sea of Fast Food and Buffets”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

This wonderful Italian restaurant is well known and much liked by tourists and locals alike. Myrtle Beach is awash in opportunities to eat at a wide array of fast food emporia and buffet troughs, some of which are quite nice within their niche, but this restaurant is in a class by itself. Smallish (seats about 60), quiet, decorated in the usual faux-Italian villa paint and wallpaper, we were first struck by the warm welcome we received. Though we dined unfashionably early, of a weeknight, there were few other diners, the room quiet. Our server, Andrew Berardi, was magnificent: he was warm and welcoming, knowledgeable, willing. We had a number of questions about menu items, and he was encyclopedic in his explanations, gave recommendations without pushing unnecessarily on any of them, accommodated our requests happily, and was generally the epitome of a great waiter, good host. My wife and I enjoyed the fresh, warm bread and oil/pepper, a delicious cold antipasto plate (artichokes, olives, onion, capicola, mortadella, pepperoni, Genoa salami, and more, a lovely field greens tossed salad (Gorgonzola/oil/vinegar dressing is delightful), and we each had seafood and pasta creations, mine a Fra Diavolo, and both were delicious. By the time dessert was a consideration, we'd had our fill, and regretfully passed, though the offerings were very tempting. This dining experience is one we will remember for some time to come as a perfect storm of atmosphere, personal attention, and delicious food. Make no mistake, this is a world class eatery, and the price reflects this. As we were departing, I stopped to complement the chef, who was unfortunately not immediately available, but the older lady who'd been sitting at a table for two with a young lad, who was clearly (by their interaction) her grandson, came forward. Andrew having told her I wished to speak, she apparently was concerned something was amiss, for she had a look of worry on her face; her English was imperfect, but her heart was absolutely in the right place. She indicated she was the mother of the proprietor, was there anything she could do? I assured her that not only was nothing wrong, but that we had very, very much enjoyed ourselves and merely wanted to convey this to the man responsible. She still seemed nonplussed, until I kissed her hand, at which point the sun-bright smile she shone let us know she knew what we were about. I cannot strongly enough recommend this place, and most especially Andrew, the quintessential host.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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“Great Italian in Myrtle Beach”
Reviewed October 20, 2012 via mobile

First time at this restaurant and had a wonderful experience. Food was excellent especially the bread and oil that was served before dinner. Everyone was friendly and service was great. Highly recommend since we are from NJ where we have some of the best Italian food.

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“Good Food and Good Value”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

We had a good size group - everyone really enjoyed the Dining Experience. Food was the main attraction and some reasonably priced wines. Good appetizers and great warm bread!
Did not have enough room for dessert!

  • Visited October 2012
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“Rated Number 1 & for a reason”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

During our trip to Myrtle Beach we saved Toscana Italian Bistro for the last night. It was Great. All that the reviews said it would be. If you go to Myrtle Beach make sure you experience this restauant. You won't be sorry you did. It is in a strip mall, but once you enter the door, it all begins.

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“A taste of true Italian cuisine.”
Reviewed October 18, 2012 via mobile

I was in myrtle beach visiting with my family and we went to Toscana based on the good reviews on trip advisor and boy were they right!..The bread and the oil dip they bring out was such a nice treat the bread was piping hot, the salad was very tasty by the time my meal got to the table I was almost full from the salad and bread.. I got the pork osso buco and my mom got the chicken dish with vodka sauce, good thing they had to go boxes because we ended up taking half of our meals back to the condo, we also took a lemon cake with us that was out of this world...we will be telling everyone about this small bistro and we will return next visit to myrtle beach.

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