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Tosca Restaurant

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1112 F St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1308 (between 11th and 12th)
+1 202-367-1990
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
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Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Long Valley, New Jersey, United States
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Make a reservation for the Pre-Theatre prix fixe dinner. $40 per person gets you an amazing bargain of 3 fabulous courses at this otherwise pricey restaurant. No sub-par options here. The appetizers were stunning and the choices difficult to make. We all had the asparagus soup. A smooth creamy puree with bits of crisp asparagus and a dollop of crab... More 

Thank Helen Z
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have now visited Tosca four times. The first was for business and the food was good but I felt it was pricey and the atmosphere was stuffy. Second visit was during restaurant week and to celebrate a friends B Day - the meal was much more impressive. The third time I took my father there became even more impressed.... More 

Thank Lars H
Atlanta, Georgia
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179 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful spot for a serious power lunch. A nearly formal dining room and a very well-dressed clientele. I thoroughly enjoyed my Black Bass entree. It was perfectly prepared, well-presented and deliciously garnished. Service was flawless and excellent. Great wine list; great Lavazza coffee.

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is, in my view, the best Italian restaurant in DC. It is a special and fancy place for dining out; not a casual place. The food is exquisite. I've never had a bad meal, and have been going here for years. The wait staff and greeters are, without exception, friendly and welcoming. As for the reviewers who gave this... More 

Thank Thomas B
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I had dinner with my husband there; I wasn't sure it was that good since we both are Italians and we are very demanding when it gets to Italian restaurant. Both of us had "fiori di zucca" stuffed ( they were good as in Rome) and then "spaghetti alla chitarra" ( they were AMAZING! I had such a good home-made... More 

Thank manumarino
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Atmosphere, decor, service all perfect! But the food takes it to another level. Swordfish was perfect, pasta dish with lobster delicious, short rib ravioli amazing! For sure going again while in DC.

Thank Maria A
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79 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

When you want Italian food that is not the usual Sicilian fare, Tosca provides the more northern approach to Italian cooking. Yes the pastas are are freshly made and have an elegance that you find in the more northern regions of Italy. Some people find this to be their favorite steak in the city. The veal chop is to die... More 

Thank Landsman55
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Tosca prepares the pasta in house. Taste is unique and service very good. Decoration is very simple.

Thank Carla R
Boston, Massachusetts
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254 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We went after the woman's march. The restaurant was very crowded and that might have been reflected in the spotty service. The menu is traditional and focused on pasta. Prices are quite high and I didn't think it was worth the extra price. Also be forewarned if they call to reconfirmed a reservation and you don't call them back before... More 

Thank CaraMHutchins
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I go here every year with my family and it never disappoints. Even when the menu changes, they always have new dishes that are just as appetizing. Very friendly waiters and although it's a little pricey, is worth the money spent. If you're looking for an entree, i would recommend getting octopus if it is available, and if not then... More 

Thank MiaDC18

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1112 F St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1308
    (between 11th and 12th)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-367-1990

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?