64 Carmine St, New York, NY | Directions 1001440.729693 -74.004205
Neighborhoods: Downtown, West Village
Wonderful way to spend an evening! – We were there last night (April 16 '09), a party of 12. I had made a reservation beforehand and they had everything ready. We were promptly seated and offered drinks, antipasti.
The waiting staff were courteous and very helpful.
The best part was that despite being a huge group, we were able to talk all through the evening and didn't feel rushed at any point.
They even allowed us to bring a cake from outside to celebrate our friend's birthday and brought it out with a candle and everyone in the restaurant wished our friend!
I loved everything about this quaint place, it was charming, romantic and a fun place to go for dinner- I am definitely going back!
Best old world atmosphere and food!!! – When I go in an Italian restaurant I expect, beside a hearty meal, to feel like home.
And when the host, by the name of Franco, came toward me and almost hugged me like I was a long lost friend, honestly, he made my day.
The setting of this little trattoria resemble those restaurant of the old Europe that are always not easy to find but worthed the trip.
And Frnco did not let me down on the food: a luscios antipasto freddo came to share, with fresh burrata, prosciutto, roasted peppers and seafood salad. Ask for fried zuccchini too and tried them the way Franco suggest: with a touch of real balsamic: to die for!!
For main course we had a Arista, a thick as a brick cut of pork loin on the bone, so tender and juicy, and a florentine steak good to feed a family of four. I had steaks in steakhouses but you have to try theirs!
We pared the meal with a fantastic Chianti riserva villa Parri.
The experience was unbelivable and I vowed to go back as soon as possible.
amazing italian food for a great price!!!! – A friend of mine recommended me this restaurant and the only thing I can say is that he knew what he was talking about!!. I had an event to share with some relatives and all were impressed with the service,fantastic food and especially the price!!. From the Antipastos, the variety of pastas an the plenty selection of entries they offer, we left very satisfied. It's good to know that there are still places like this in New York where you can enjoy authentic italian food without breaking our budget. Tratoria Toscana made us feel like part of Franco's family, its owner, that's why certainly will repeat this lovely and authentic italian experience...
Congratulations Franco, and all the best for you, your staff and you cozy restaurant!!!!
delicious reasonably-priced food, family atmosphere. – The second that I walked in to Trattoria Toscana I was greeted by the owner, Franco Fazzuoli, and his staff. Not only is the Tuscan food first class, but the customer service is amazing! From the appetizers to the desserts, my taste buds were in heaven! The antipasto with 5 different tastings from fresh seafood salad to the burrata cheese was excellent. The pastas, all homemade, were fresh, light, and very flavorful (my favorite is strozzapretti). The entrees including the arista di maile(roast loin of pork) left me cleaning the plate with the delicious bread. The desserts were homemade from Franco's mother's recipe.
This friendly and reasonably priced Village restaurant is DEFINITELY worth a trip. The atmosphere always makes you feel like you are one of the family and the service is SUPERB!!!!!
Exquisite, refined Italian cuisine – What a beautiful dinner! I used to go to the Franco's restaurants when he was in Scottsdale AZ and I was so disappointed when he moved back to New York. The service was very attentive, the food unparalleled. Whenever I travel to the east coast I will always make Trattoria Toscana a destination to stop by and have a truly world class Italian meal.
Unparalleled service and cuisine. – Personal hospitality was superior, as the owner himself delivered dinner items to our table.
They held our table far past closing time and stayed until we completed dining. We had appetizer and dinner items which we had not ever tasted previously. All were fabulous. The location with the fold-out window to Carmine Street completed the culinary experience.
LIVED UP TO THE REVIEWS – My wife and I tried Trattoria Toscana Friday night based on the reviews in Citysearch, and we were not disappointed. From the moment we arrived we were treated like old friends, and the experience just got better throughtout the meal. The service was attentive and friendly, while the food was excellent. We started with the a warm antipasto that was just right and then had different pasta dishes for our entree: homemade pasta with proscuitto, herbs and cream for her, and pappardelle with chicken, mushrooms and cream for me. Both dishes were well prepared and very tasty. We had the ice cream cake for dessert which was alittle different than expected but just great. Franco, the owner and original chef can be very proud of this restaurant and his staff. They deserve the praise they get in all the reviews and my wife and I agreed that we will be coming back here more than once to try several of the other choices on the menu!
Great Old School Joint – What a great place. The food is simple and fresh, and lovely to taste. If you are looking for authenticity, the food is almost as welcoming as the service. What wonderful people. The wait staff shares the pride of the owner of the restaurant, making the dining experience there something akin to visiting an Italian relative's home. They truly measure their success on the enjoyment of their customers. I went first as a couple and then again with a large group, and both times were a joyful experience. They make dishes that carry on a tradition of regional Italian cuisine - not just the typical Italian fare. When I can't make it home to my Grandma's house, this is the next best thing.
Can't wait to go back – On a trip to New York we had a mouth watering dinner here. In fact it was by far the best meal we had this trip. Everything that Steve the chef prepared for us was delicious, but the tripes are out of this world ! I've been craving them ever since we were there and can't wait to go back, by the way I don't normally eat tripes. Any chef that can do what he can do with tripes derserves 5 Stars!
The Return of a genius – Franco Fazzuoli is now back in the city after all these years. He had three very succesful toscan italian restaurants in the 70's and 80's named Zeno's, Chiantani, and Ponte Veccio. Now he had trattoria toscana on Carmine street, and it is so wonderful to be able to eat his wonderful cusine again. There is not one bad thing on the menu, the pastas, the entree's, the appetizers, everything is so fresh and seasoned to perfection. The service is great and Franco is a true italian delight himself. I highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion or any night of the week.
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