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Toscana Cafe

601 2nd St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4909
+1 202-525-2693
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good32%
  • Average26%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (20 reviews)
“tiramisu” (6 reviews)
“panini” (2 reviews)
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601 2nd St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4909
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

No idea why there's so many negative reviews. We sat on the patio and didn't get any mosquitoes, but we also went when it wasn't summer, so that's probably why. It was a nice experience on a warm fall night. The ambiance fit a romantic...More

Thank F00D13-L1F3
Reviewed 16 September 2017

My brothers and I had an appointment in the area and wanted to eat first. After walking for 5 minutes and popping in 2 other places we settled on Toscana as it had something we each liked. I normally don't care to sit outdoors and...More

Thank Weddings008
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We chose to eat dinner here because it was convenient. We had very low expectations based on the other reviews. Like another reviewer we sat on the patio and both got multiple bug bites on our legs. Otherwise the patio was pleasant. Service was faster...More

Thank Shoreview
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

The only reason we give them 2 is because they have a nice patio. The food was terrible, it didn't taste anything and was just a mushy sad excuse of food. The staff was even worse, if you like waiters that's just sitting down picking...More

Thank sofiawells
Reviewed 3 July 2017

After passing this spot, one of the very few in the area (2nd St, NE), for a couple of days, I decided to give it a try, on a hot and humid late afternoon, for dinner. I was looking forward to a comfortable, air-conditioned, seat....More

Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We were looking for a local Italian restaurant in DC and found this cafe online. It has a cute exterior with outdoor seating. Entering the cafe you are passing by a display case of homemade pasta and the kitchen . It is a very small...More

Thank James V
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

After talking to the hostess/waitress, the restaurant is on its third owner within the past couple of years. We started out with antipasto. The waitress was not sure if they had what was on the menu. The basics we ordered were ok but the prosciutto...More

Thank Charles A
Reviewed 4 March 2017

My husband and I visited while on vacation in DC at the recommendation of our hotel. When we walked in, the patio was full so we sat upstairs, that was a mistake. After sitting at our table for about 10-15minutes without any staff coming to...More

Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Food was good and prices decent. Automatic gratuity built into check was frustrating(20 percent for a party of 4.). Us midwesterners did not think he had earned it. Server was not attentive and on phone. Only 6 of us in the place on a Saturday...More

Thank MarS2269
Reviewed 11 January 2017

I've been to Toscana a few times for lunch, and it is a fine place for some Italian food that's on the cheaper side. The food is it really that impressive, but the wine is cheap and service is very fast. The best part of...More

Thank jg325
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 2nd St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4909
    (F Street)
  • Public Transportation: One block from Union Station
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-525-2693
Toscana Cafe serves delicious, authentic home-style Italian meals with a gourmet touch in Washington, D.C.
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