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Ristorante La Toscana

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3751 Redwood Hwy, San Rafael, CA 94903-3932 (North San Pedro)
+1 415-492-9100
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun 15:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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San Rafael, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great happy hour with tasty bar menu. Dinner on the other hand is spotty with uneven success if you are not a regular patron, who may overlook the lack of perfection in food presentation and quality of preparation because of the happy family friendly atmosphere. If there purely for the food and good service, you may be disappointed with what... More 

Thank Olivia C
San Rafael, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was completely remodeled and 2 years ago and has since then continued with a long tradition of great food and atmosphere. Great Happy Hour and great food.

Thank Dan G
Novato, California
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Our family loves this place for parties of 8 or higher. The portions are always large, the pasta is excellent and they have an occasional crazy menu item like wild boar! My praise goes to the staff for bringing us all our food at once, hot and spicy with lots of laughter!!

Thank nickwgarcia
San Rafael, California
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We were looking for a place near the movie theater to have dinner and found La Toscanna. The place was packed with folks at the bar and most tables were full. This was a good sign. Our waiter was very friendly, prompt and knowledgable. He understood our request to get to the movies on time and made suggestions of what... More 

Thank _aendress
San Rafael, California
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

This is an old standby for the unadventurous diner. The tired decor overwhelms the basically very good Italian menu. I wish I could like it more but my soul cries out for something more than plastic flowers.

Thank MaryTheExplorer
Level Contributor
6 reviews
Reviewed 5 January 2017

The meal was good, with fairly typical Italian food quality. My sandwich and a salad were blah, and I should have gone with more typical Italian food, which my family ordered and which were much better.

Thank Nancy E
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95 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Dined at La Toscana with a friend for lunch. Their updated menu has some nice surprises. The Buratta starter was delicious. I could have eaten all of it but I did share. The fish was delivered just as we were getting ready to order. Fresh and well prepared. Our Server was Linda. She is fantastic, attentive but not in your... More 

2 Thank Grandma51
Novato, California
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

La Toscana has been a hidden local gem for years, and it's still amazing. The dishes are well-prepared, and every one we had was superb. Pasta, seafood, veal, gnocchi, zuppa -- all top-notch and pretty authentic. I say this as someone who lived in Tuscany as a child, and developed my palate there. The wait staff was helpful and understanding... More 

Thank Eugene E
Tiburon, CA
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370 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Four of us enjoyed an Italian meal, in a nice atmosphere; there is a bar section adjacent that was quite boisterous at times, as they watched a game on TV. We had Osso Buco as the main course, and it was great, around $25. Service was good.

Thank nepenthium
San Rafael, California
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Family owned, family oriented; also a great bar and experience for couples. Can't beat the menu and flavor. Must try - Tortelli alla toscana and any special with pasta and shellfish.

Thank Elinor M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3751 Redwood Hwy, San Rafael, CA 94903-3932
    (North San Pedro)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael
  • Phone Number: +1 415-492-9100

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