Il Toscano - Douglaston
Great food and service despite being busy for Valentine’s Day.
This is our go to restaurant for special occasions. It's always a wonderful evening all around.
We're never disappointed.
Fabulous Dinner !
Such a gem! The food is spectacular and the service is wonderful. We enjoyed every moment and will be back. The Sunday family dinner is an amazing value and worth to trip. One of our new favorite places.
iL Toscano is one of our favorite restaurants and our favorite Italian. The food is consistently amazing. The owners and employees are very friendly and professional. This time we were here for Valentines Day. They were a little more busy than usual and therefore the service was a little less attentive than usual. But we had a great time as always. There homemade pasta specials are always amazing.
It was a mistake to on Valentine’s Day with a date. I planned a Romantic evening. The restaurant was overly crowded and there were many couples and groups waiting when we arrived and they did not seat us at the reserved time. When we were finally seated the maitre’d suggested we move to another table “for your comfort” and told “you did nothing wrong”. Well I certainly felt like I was being punished for being a large size woman. I uncomfortable being asked to move and having to go to a corner table at the far end of the restaurant. On the we had to pass many tables which we could barely move past it was so packed. When we arrived in the corner we were stuck there. It was bitter cold and blowing wind drafty - being an old building next to a poor window. There was no consideration of my physical comfort or embarrassment shown by management or wait staff who had to have kept this table empty because it was so cold and uncomfortable. The lobster dinner was good however we were so cold and the food took so long (almost 2 hours from entering restaurant) we could not even order a coffee or linger pleasantly and chat after our meal. I was mortified and have been upset since - Valentine’s Day date ruined.
Always the best food around. Try the lasagna, and the lobster!
Phenomenal food portions atmosphere great value. Service was off. It was Valentine’s Day. Server never brought me a wine list had to request it and never asked if we wanted desert or coffee had to request it. That part was sad
The food was delicious but the waiters were very slow. Nevertheless, the food was outstanding and just for that reason I’ll be back in the future.
Great Restaurant thats never lost its soul.
Great choices for Specials. Fantastic main menu. Food tasted great. Good for any occasion as there are several dining rooms. Service was very attentive. Terrific neighborhood treasure!
Fantastic food, service & ambiance. Everything was fresh. Menu was a little sparse . Prices could be a little lower. Nice that there's parking. I'd definitely bring colleagues & friends
SLOW service - I mean really slow. Unnerving and nothing offered to remediate by server. We felt ignored. Food good but not worth the wait. Other places just as good.
Went for my birthday for the first time. It was really good. Excellent food, service and nice atmosphere. Glad I tried it
They Do not offer any alternatives to the menu For people with dietary restrictions. I asked for a side vegetable and they said they only had the vegetable of the day and they will not make anything else. The vegetables of the day was broccoli Rabe escarole I asked him just to make me some broccoli Rabe and they said they don’t do that. For the prices charged at this restaurant they should be a lot more accommodating.
Fabulous food, drinks and service!!! One of the best restaurants around - Always consistently delicious & great service!
20 minute wait past our reservation time. Crowded waiting area. BUT Excellent food and service.
Another outstanding dinner at Il Toscano! The service, food and overall dining experience was really great.
The food, as always, was excellent, as well as imaginative and varied. The service was absolutely professional--quite unlike our last visit, when we were hurried through courses. It is for that reason only (that there seemed to be a sense in the background that we should not linger so long over, for instance, our appetizers) that I have not given a fifth star for "overall."
Always great food and friendly service
Great food. Great service. Very pleasant atmosphere.
We had not been to Il Toscano in many years, but rediscovered it when celebrating a family birthday. Perfect location for those coming from the city. Food was even better than we remembered, and service second to none. Even during a snow storm, the restaurant was busy!
Consistently good service and food. Great go to neighborhood dining with an old fashion atmosphere but finer dining feel.
Wonderful evening with another couple. Friendly and attentive staff. Although we don't go frequently, it is our 'go to' restaurant for a great dinner experience. Too much traffic coming from Long Island at dinner time.
Good for every occasion. Upstairs even has a small area for parties. The waiters are all experienced. The food delicious and parking is validated for the parking lot.
First time there. Ordered the special seabass. Was delicious and their house dessert was to die!
Il Toscano never disappoints.
Always good enjoyed the Sunday Specials had chicken and also pasta with lobster combination the Napoleon is delicious enjoyed the evening.
Been here several times and the food is really delicious! Unfortunately, both my wife and I fell ill with stomach issues the next day. Not sure I would chance it again.
Upstairs quiet table
Excellent food and service
I’ve been going to Il Toscano for many years, and it never disappoints. Food is always delicious and service is on the money.
Consistently excellent food and service. No need to travel to Manhattan for fine Italian cuisine.
always a great meal but the prices are creeping up to where we don't go as often as we would like
Lobster special amazing... Not cheap though, 65 dollar dish, but worth it... Good to split with two... over pasta... mussels were great, fresh and spicy. Great special occasion place...
I invited two friends to join me for dinner. It was their first time at it’ll Toscano. They said it was fabulous.
Food and service was great. All around excellent experience.
We were celebrating a birthday with our children and their spouses. From the appetizer thru dessert, each course was outrageously delicious. We have been here many times, and while the food is always good, it was absolutely exceptional on this night. Thank you for a wonderful meal and great service.