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“Excellent food, nice ambiance” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Toscana Cafe and Wine Bar

Toscana Cafe and Wine Bar
Ranked #578 of 4,698 Restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: K street
rochester new york
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142 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Excellent food, nice ambiance”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2013

We ate here twice on a recent business trip - both times for lunch. The salads and paninis were excellent. The blackened salmon caeser was delicious, good portion size. There were plenty of nice wine choices, and the outdoor seating was a pleasure in January. We would definitely return!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Upland, ca
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155 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great little find!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

I loved the spinach salad, it was so good. The restaurant was very small and the seating was cramped but get past that and the food is excellent, but a bit pricey.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank coosbaygal
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

This was a random restaurant we decided to give a try on our first day. We loved it. The service was great and the food was very good. We had the hummus app which was half price during Happy Hour. The scallops and mushroom risotto and pasta were very good.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Todd W
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Los Angeles
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Running on Empty”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

Went to dinner on Dec 27 at around 6:45pm. The place wasn't crowded and it wasn't a busy weekend night, so I don't understand why this place kept running out of our menu choices. Waitress took our order for a bottle of wine then came back and told us they had run out of it. She suggested several others but we decided to order dinner first. Adult son ordered lobster ravioli but was told they were out, so he chose one of the specials. Waitress said he wouldn't like it then suggested another dish that happened to be the 2nd most expensive on the menu. As son was deciding, our waitress again rattled off names of different wines. We felt we were being pressured to decide. Husband said let son decide on entree before we choose wine. Daughter ordered filet mignon appetizer on a bed of greens. Waitress asked if she'd like a salad with her entree. Husband who's normally very patient and quiet pointed out daughter's appetizer came with greens. I could tell he was getting annoyed with waitress. Our guest's entree was supposed to come with polenta but was served with risotto. Our waitress said, yet again, they'd run out of polenta, and hadn't she mentioned that? (No) And besides, she said, you'll like the risotto better. I could tell our guest was not happy but didn't want to make a scene. There was no dessert menu because, as the waitress pointed out, there were only two desserts left to choose from. Daughter chose the carrot cake. Shortly after that, the table by ours was told there was only one choice for dessert. I'd like to think our waitress was just trying to be helpful by expressing her opinions but we all felt she was being overly pushy & aggressive. We won't be giving this restaurant a second chance even though the food was pretty good. There are too many other places to chose from just down the street where surely the dining experience will be better.

Visited December 2012
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Charleston, South Carolina
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Perfect appetizers and wine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

I stopped in shortly after 5pm. They were having happy hour on wine and appetizers. The staff was very friendly. Great price and experience.

Visited December 2012
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