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Tuscan Bistro

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12930 S West Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684-5579
+1 231-922-7795
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15:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 15:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 15:00 - 22:00
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Lake Leelanau, Michigan
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48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us, who are Tuscan Bistro fans met for a 6 PM early dinner. The place was packed and very noisy. Our requested table was not offered (the very pleasant hostess had seated our friends, who had arrived before us, at the wrong table). When we got there, she did reseat us at our requested table. Our meal was... More 

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Thank LJM417
Traverse City, Michigan
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Food acceptable. Very nice wine list! Really? Early American chairs? Menu and pasta good also service very good. Give the place a facelift to match the food.

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Thank mered4u
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

First of all they have a nice wine list. It isn't real extensive but it has a good range. Excellent service, seated right away without a reservation. It was a cold rain and the warm fireplace chased away the dampness. They had creative specials. I had Rigatoni with prosciutto & baby peas finished with a parmesan cream sauce. $20. My... More 

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Thank Dennis K
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

The glass of wine my wife and I each enjoyed! The staff was outstanding! We ordered the chicken for dinner, my wife's came out perfect! Mine was under cooked, they immediately took it back to the kitchen to recook it, they brought it back I ate it, seemed cooked tasted good, got home and got sick! Not good! They where... More 

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Thank Patrick H
United States
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Nice to know you can go to an Italian restaurant and find some very nice vegetarian food alternatives. Instead of a basil based pesto sauce Tuscan Bistro offers a spinach based pesto sauce and is also a wonderful combination with their olive oil for dipping their delicious warm fresh bread a real delight. I'd go there again in a heartbeat.... More 

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Thank SandyonRADIO
Midland, Michigan
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160 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Always good here. Generous portions - even their 1/2 portions are big! Dessert is yummy. Try their homemade gelato for dessert!

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Thank 243DLP
Hamilton, Michigan
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Just okay as far as Italian restaurants go. Asparagus was so thin it was more like grass. Not much on flavor. I think Olive Garden has more flavors

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Thank SueOverhiser
Middletown, New Jersey
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had a early dinner that was excellent. The service was excellent; the waitress was friendly and was happy to take special requests. The homemade paste tasted great and was prepared perfectly. ( not too soft and not too firm). We also tried the homemade gelato which was very good.

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Thank Chris M
Indianapolis, Indiana
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151 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This was our first meal at Tuscan Bistro. My wife and I had an excellent early evening meal - very few other diners at 5pm on a Thursday evening after Labor Day. Good service- waiter was relatively new (June 2016) but was able to walk us through the menu and help us make decisions. He was friendly and attentive. Decent... More 

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Thank Barry F
Clinton Township, Michigan
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

While in Empire for a weekend getaway, we were looking for an Italian restaurant and came up on this one. Waitstaff friendly and food was good but it was definitely overpriced. Who charges $22.00 for a plate of pasta with meat sauce with no salad, just bread. So if you don't mind overpaying for your meal, then try this place... More 

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Thank Cybaris

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
15:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12930 S West Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684-5579
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-922-7795

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