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“Nice Italian restaurant in Brownsville”

Toscafino Ristorante
Ranked #12 of 373 Restaurants in Brownsville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $80
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Here at Toscafino, we're committed to providing the most satisfying Italian dining experience possible for every guest. We serve fresh, authentic foods at reasonable prices and pride ourselves in our excellent customer service. A cozy, inviting atmosphere allows our guests to feel welcomed and appreciated during every visit. Our chefs use the freshest ingredients and everything is made from scratch, in-house daily. Our brick oven artisanal pizza is the best around. Choose from our selection of fine wines to enhance your meal and remember our pleasant patio is ideal for dining alfresco with family and friends. Toscafino is the place to be, whether you're looking for a quick tasty lunch, an exquisite romantic dinner, a cozy place for happy hour with friends, a classy place to enjoy a varietal of fine wines or a hospitable venue for a memorable family reunion, private party or special event. We want the Toscafino experience to be unique and memorable. We believe our restaurant belongs to every customer and through their continued satisfaction and patronage this tradition will continue. Our mission is not just to be another place to eat but to be considered a second home for the wonderful people of the Rio Grande Valley .
Reviewed December 16, 2013

A great place for a change of pace from Mexican food when staying in Brownsville. The atmosphere and decor is somewhat hipster, although slightly shopworn. Service is good and the food was surprisingly good. Pasta dishes were not overly large and nicely sauced - we had the seafood spaghetti with white wine sauce and a pasta with proscuitto in a white sauce - but the standout was the manicotti, perhaps the best we have ever had. Pasta delicate, cheese and herbs perfect and the sauce was heavenly. Light cheese topping completed the perfect blend of flavors. We started with sharing a white shrimp pizza, which was the equal of the manicotti. The bill (less tip) was under $100 for three of us, but we did not have any alcohol. Would recommend you try this when in town.

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1  Thank Gene A
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

Took the family out for memorial day at about 8:30 sunday night.Kinda late ,so I could excuse only six other customers in the place.Ordered the fried calamari for appetizer.Came to the table swimming in oil.Only ate three pieces.Entree was the risotto with beef and mushrooms.The risotta was to salty but barely edible.The beef was suppose to be Slices of tenderloin.Not even close.More like slices of flank steak double cooked and way way to salty.Could not even take more then one bite.Sent it back and told them no salt please.It returned with no salt but completely burned on one side.The best thing was the water.My wife and daughter each had entrees that they complained about too.So for a average price of over 20.00 a entree go to applebees, get better food and save some money.

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

We held our son's wedding rehearsal dinner at this restaurant and the food, service, and atmosphere were perfect for this event. The staff went above and beyond to help set up a video to show during our dinner. All preparations were done long-distance by e-mail and communications were superb! Everything that was promised was delivered and all the guests were very happy and the food was great!

2  Thank LizB117
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

What can you say about an Italian restaurant that is owned by and staffed by Mexicans that only like Mexican food. Nothing Italian about the place. Waiters do not know the menu and don't really care to know it. Saw food dropped on floor and then served to a customer. Open kitchen means watch what you do but these cooks who cant cook a boiled egg don't care what you see them doing. My advice is go to McDonalds.

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Thank UNHAPPY956
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

This restaurant has the best food on town. It's mostly Italian but there are other gourmet cuisine as well. As an appetizer my favorite is the Tuna Shavings or the Tuna Tar Tar. Most dishes are superb but there strength is the wood burned pizza, and the various risottos. Basically any dish is good especially the fish, they are fresh catches from the region. The dessert menu is wonderful. I recommend the cheesecake. It is very fluffy and light. There coffee is superb. For the drinks I recommend the cucumber martini. Be aware Thursday nights its quite the hangout you may want to get a reservation on this night.

2  Thank pena5504
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