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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 good31%
  • Average26%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (22 reviews)
“tiramisu” (6 reviews)
“panini” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
$$ - $$$
601 2nd St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4909
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

We arrived at the restaurant for dinner and were seated right away. They make all their pasta, the prices are very reasonable, have a great wine list and a great wait staff. I will be back

Thank Bill W
Reviewed 30 December 2017

I used to love this place. I’d come here for lunch, happy hour, dinners with clients...etc. But then it all changed. The nice waiters and waitresses all disappeared. I came here in December 2017 and was disappointed with the waitress they had working during happy...More

Thank P G
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Pizza was good, pasta was okay. It was a freezing cold night but they still sat us in their outside area with only a zipped up screen around us-even though there were tables elsewhere... probably so people on the streets would see customers but it...More

Thank Christine R
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
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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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