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“A fun evening in what seems to be a popular venue - Noisy but worth a trip”
Review of Tuscany on Taylor

Tuscany on Taylor
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Ranked #665 of 9,660 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$40
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: University Village / Little Italy
Cross street: Morgan
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A fun evening in what seems to be a popular venue - Noisy but worth a trip”
Reviewed 2 December 2013

Okay, previous reviews indicated noisy and we almost didn't go because of that and a couple of reviews that dinged the service.

Yes it was noisy. Why, because lots of people were there, the place was packed by locals, not tourists. We were probably the only ones there venturing from the safety of Michigan Ave eateries to Little Italy.

The service we felt was good and the wait staff was attentive to our needs. We had no issues with these concerns expressed by other reviewers. Our meals were well prepared, we had no issue with what we ordered, the preparations were good. We thought that the bruschetta was as good or better as any we had in our recent trip to Italy. The basil was very fresh giving a great start to our meal. The wine selection was reasonable for the locale. The price points seemed reasonable to us for Chicago.

We would go back again. We would also like to explore some of the other Italian restaurants in little Italy on future trips to Chicago. I don't think that this part of Chicago gets its fair share of coverage and should be explored more by visitors.

  • Visited December 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Hand-made Dinner on the Terrace”
Reviewed 30 November 2013

Mashing up the garlic for the garlic bread on the table, in front of us - lovely, as was the service. Sitting on the terrace on a less than busy, beautiful night (rather than in what looked a bit barn-like inside) probably helped. We had a couple of wines each and a few tapas - plenty to fill us and consequently not costly. Much better than other run of the mill Italian places in Taylor street.

  • Visited September 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Noisy Place”
Reviewed 23 November 2013

Haven't been to Tuscany in a while. This restaurant is to noisy for me. I had the Eggplant Parmesan and it was way too cheesy. Had to yell at the person sitting across from me through our whole dinner. Looks like other people like it, but it's really not my favorite Italian Restaurant. There are many more better than this in Chicago.

  • Visited November 2013
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“TERRIBLE”
Reviewed 17 October 2013 via mobile

the waitress had no patience in describing what foods were good to order. She had no respect and was beyond horrible. The food also sucked, definitely not as good as maggianos or villagos. I would highly not recommend this restaurant. They charge you so much and the pasta tastes like hard plastic

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Thank Jen H
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“good for the price”
Reviewed 8 October 2013

Tuscany is not very expensive. And the amount is very much. The waiters are very nice. Need reservation in popular holidays (need to wait even if you reserved)

Visited February 2013
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