Way to overpriced and service was terrible. I waited over half an hour for my food to come to the table.
Dont be dazzled by the show. I have seen and know for a fact that it is common practice to resale food not eaten by big parties. If a banquet has large plates of appetizers that are not fully eaten they will take the cold, picked through, leftover food and replate it for guests in the restaurant. Making money twice on the already over priced food. The server will always say, " Valter(the maitra d) made this special for you", and then you will see a $29 appetizer charge on your bill. This is just one of the countless things my friend that works there told me. Also, if you are there and have been told that they are "preparing something special for you tonight", this only means that you look like you have money and that your bill is now going to be bigger than anyone sitting around you. And if you dont look rich, plan on sitting on someones lap, next to the bathroom. They will charge you extra if you look like you can afford it. Taking a regular menu item, adding one ingrediant, and then doubling the price. After hearing about the way they take advantage of customers, I wont be able to eat there again.
very disappointing dinner after dropping $230. I find it very hard to believe that this restaurant has received as many awards as it has. The atmosphere is so loud you can hardly talk to the person across the table without leaning forward and raising your voice. I had the vegetable risotto in a light tomato sauce which was watery and without any flavor whatsoever. My husband had the salmon, scallop, and shrimp dinner which was excellent. My sons had the calamari steak.. One was delicious and the other was very chewy and difficult to eat. For the prices they charge, everything should have been fabulous. On the other hand, the server, Anthony, was superb. I could not have been more disappointed and will never go there again.
Outstanding. This restaurant would shine in any major city in the world for its food / service / atmosphere and the people who run it. Valter the proprietor is the most gracious host / owner there is. The food here is beyond words. The perfect place for a romantic evening or your corporate dinner. Wyatt a server that I usually ask for is fantastic and also could work in any high end fine dining restaurant in the world. You would be crazy not to go here.
Simply, the best Italian in Utah.
I dined several times at Cucina Toscana and it has always been a terrific experience. I am Italian-born myself, so I know how food should be cooked and served, and Cucina Toscana offers greatly prepared dishes that are hard to find even in "trattorie" in Italy.
Cucina Toscana is at its best in main dishes (try the ossobuco!), but they also do an excellent job with their home-made pasta. If you happen to be there I strongly recommend the Ravioli with asparagus.
The only con is that there might be some waiting time before seating (~15 mins), especially during weekend, but the food is definitely worth the waiting time!
In one sentence, no other Italian in SLC can even be comparable to the fine dining at Cucina Toscana.
Best in SLC.
I have eaten here over a dozen times - with parties from two people to twenty.
Consistently a great experience and always made to feel welcome.
For SLC, the prices are sporty so if you are cheap, you may want to eat at Macaroni Grill.
Wow!!!. Great service, atmosphere, food, and wine list. Spoil yourself at Cucina Toscana
Wonderful Evening!. Staff was wonderful and helpful in seating myself and my family in a very quiet area in the back of the restaurant. Our server was very helpful in recommending some very tasty dishes...from appetizers all the way through desserts. All of the food was amazing! We had a wonderful time!
Great food, questionable service..
I was put on hold twice without being asked if it was OK. We were seated at a terrible table. Tables near aisles and noisy areas should be used for larger parties; some consideration should be shown for parties of two. Our server was so uptight I wanted to give him a valium. Staff standing around amongst the tables is very annoying. Worst of all was being asked twice by a manager if the food and the service were OK. He made it sound as if he was expecting a problem. We watched the owner flit from "VIP" to "VIP" while ignoring the rest of his guests. It made us feel really loved.
Aside from all of this the food was excellent.
Fabulous - period.. I've dined here a few times, and every time I am more impressed. This restaurant not only tastes like authentic Italian food it FEELS like authentic Italian food. Lots of energy, lots of courses, a different menu all the time, and the owner/chef waltzing amongst the tables giving loud praises, hugs, and lavishing authentic hot chocolate on guests that he seems to recognize.
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