Il Toscano - Douglaston
It was great!
It was a wonderful respite from the Corona virus situation. Understandably felt badly for the workers there who were worried about their jobs with vey few customers. Let's help these small business find ways that we can continue to support them...Gift cards, takeout...
Good varied menu. Chicken scarpariello was good except served after being under heat lamps too long as scum on top of sauce hard formed. Very good calamari fritti. Duck prosciutto was also good except serving size far too small to warrant the price. Tortelloni were excellent.
Drinks decently proportioned. Free mini appetizer for table of sautéed small red and yellow peppers was a nice touch.
AS ALWAYS, OUTSTANDING FROM WELCOMING DISHES, DRINKS, APPETIZERS AND MAIN COURSES! IL TOSCANO NEVER LETS US DOWN! FOR OUR APPETIZERS, WE SHARED THE FOIE GRAS , FRIED CALAMARI, AND SALAD SPECIAL WHICH WAS SO DELICIOUS, AND THE BAKED CAULIFLOWER. ALL WONDERFUL! I HAD THE TAGLIATELLE WITH A WHITE BOLOGNESE, WHICH WAS MADE TO PERFECTION, AND SO DELICIOUS! ITS ALWAYS A SPECIAL DINNER AND A PLEASURE AS MAURO AND ALEX AND THIER STAFF ARE THE BEST AND MOST ACCOMMODATING! THANK YOU IL TOSCANO FOR EVERY AMAZING MEAL AND NEVER LETTING ME DOWN! XO
Excellent food,service & environment!
The food was amazing. Just staff. Everything was absolutely great!!!
Great restaurant. Lobster amazing. Desert napoleon best.
We took friends who had never been to Il Toscano. As per usual, it was fantastic!! 3 out of 4 of us had the lobster special. There is no dish anywhere that can compare to this incredible meal!! We sat in the private X room. So fun! We’ll definitely be back soon!!! Great staff, too!
Went to NYC to see the Tina Turner Broadway Musical. Instead of having dinner in Manhattan, we opted to make reservations at a favorite restaurant on Long Island. After a lovely salad and some wine, we shared the lobster out of the shell and their Signature Lasagna. A feast! Topped the dinner off with Espresso & Biscottis!
An exceptional day and evening!
one of the most consistent and delicious italian restaurants outside of NYC!
Only dissapointment was the almost 1 hr wait for a table for 2 people reserved for 8pm and not seated until almost 9 pm. Otherwise, excellent entrees received from Chef along with fabulous Napoleon desert....excellent.
Also, thought table bread rather nondescript considering the quality of the restaurant.
This establishment never disappoints. I take my 95 year old mother here and they are always most kind to her and her eccentricities. The food is outstanding - try the veal chop with a glass of Super Tuscan!
Our favorite restaurant. Always a great experience.
perfect as always. The food and service are always consistent.
It was a get together for 3 couples. Very nice evening good food friendly owners we had a good time. The bill was very high with no complaints. Everyone in our party was a bit disappointed that the owners didn’t offer a after dinner drink. It would have been a nice gesture that would have insured that we would return.
The staff was excellent and very attentive . Just one issue , when the check came our server had added in error a $49 bottle of wine to our bill. My brother who was paying the bill picked up on it so it was removed . Had not eaten there in 20 years and will be back soon.
Proud to bring guests here .
Girls night out
Excellent experience overall from start to finish. Wait Staff is highly professional and provides fine tuned service. Food top notch. Great setting.
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."