We met some friends here with our kiddos for lunch. My first impression was great! The maître d’ was very cordial and was more than happy to sit us outside. It was a little chilly, so he made sure the overhead heaters were on for us.
Service was prompt; our waitress was there within minutes to get our drink orders. After those came out, she took our food orders and some delicious bread was brought out for the table.
The food was divine. My wife and I both ordered the chicken parmesan with veggies. My daughter loves spaghetti and Toscanos spaghetti did the trick. By the end of the meal, her face and dress were stained with the sauce! You can’t ask for a better seal of approval.
Toscanos has high quality food, a lovely outdoor seating area, and we felt valued as customers (which can be difficult with little ones sometimes). We definitely look forward to going back in the near future!
Kid-friendliness: Toscanos kids menu is limited (4 options), but my kiddo devoured her spaghetti. Their kids menu/coloring pages are also printed on really nice paper, which caught me off guard! To me, as a parent, a place that values my child is a place I want to spend my money.
The service has improved significantly over the past two years. I have been back twice within the last month with different people. The service was excellent and the food impeccable.
The servings are as close to European fare that one can get. As always the ambiance is Euro Jazz focused and unexpected for its location but they make ample use of said location that it feels cozy and quiet, away from the hustle and bustle of work life.
I have had several dishes there and really no disappointment with anything. Their drinks are well made, the seafood is well seasoned and it’s obvious that they are making everything there. For me that is a plus The cheesecake was particularly intriguing with a texture I have never had before in the US. I remember this type of cheesecake in Paris and Milan. Very enjoyable.
There is a wait time for food to arrive so I suggest that if you have a party, you get drinks and an appetizer. For those complaining of the wait times, one should be reminded that this restaurant is following the European model, which consists of making everything in house. That takes a long time and in several restaurants in Seattle you will run into the same thing. Good food is hard to make and I really appreciate the time that they put into getting things right.
They are 4.5 stars for me, which is pretty high considering I rate most restaurants a 3-4. But I would say that they are really etching up to a 5. One thing I’m impressed by is the lack of simple fried foods. That seems to be a go to at a lot of restaurants Bread it, fry it and serve it. Not here! So yes, I would recommend this restaurant.