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Review of Tosca Restaurant

Tosca Restaurant
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Ranked #88 of 3,368 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
Cross street: between 11th and 12th
Reviewed 25 May 2014

This is one of my favorites. It is excellent in all respects -- delicious food, very good service, an extensive wine list. I especially like that the tables are far enough apart and the acoustics are such that you can have a conversation with dinner companions without speaking loudly or straining to hear. The pasta is superb -- delicate with lovely fresh flavors. Every night the restaurant has a selection of fresh fish that is prepared simply and served with vegetables -- a welcome treat for business travelers. The only place for improvement is firmer seating for better back support.

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Thank Sara P
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

Very tasty food, great to go with the family and also on a romantic date. The service the good and there is also ample parking.

When it comes to food, my personal favourites are fish and meat dishes.

Also good value for money!

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Thank Martina B
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

I visited Tosca on the evening of 15 May. The first course was a disappointing Arugala Salad. No attempt had been made to make it interesting. By contrast, the main course, a lobster ravioli, was outstanding. Absolutely delicious. I was impressed with the service which was unusually as good for a single customer as for couples and other groups.

Thank Neil K K
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

I may be an Italian food snob but this restaurant was no where near some of the great Italian restaurants I have had in NYC or other cities. The service was slow, we waited a while for them to bring bread and it was cold. The foccacia bread seemed like it came out of a pre-packaged bread bag. The salad I had with artichokes and squid was fine but it probably had a half of squid cut up into tiny pieces and one artichoke, very little dressing (if any). The lobster ravioli came with 3 on a plate with lobster on top. The sauce was luke warm and OK. Overall, smaller portions for outrageous prices. If you are ok with spending 32 dollars for 3 ravioli that are OK, enjoy. My fiance got the $40 scallop dish and was also less then impressed. The tiramisu was ok but nothing to rave about for their "signature dessert". Will never come back, was not memorable and certainly not worth $90 a person before tip.

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1  Thank BMHutt
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

Romantic and delicious. Chestnut soup was to die. Loved my fish and thought the husband's pork was delightful, moist and smokey. In a good way. The service was lovely as well. Just watch out for the ridiculously expensive cocktails. Twenty bucks? For gin? It left this couple feeling a little taken-advantage of, frankly. But given every other taste, sip and moment was pleasant we wanted to overlook it when it came to this rating. Your mileage, as they say, might vary on that.

Thank Honeybadger1958
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