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For quite some time now, with the Asian wave, Italian restaurants in Chennai seem to be disappearing and even the ones in star hotels are a pale comparison to their counterparts in other cities. But 10 years after making a mark in Bangalore, Chef Gautam finally brings Toscano to his home town. Going all guns blazing, Toscano has set up the trattoria with a great ambience, one that makes the city dress up for dinner, which is a rarity here. The menu has everything one could hope for in an upmarket place. If the 'Smoked Chicken Pizza' is anything to go by, Toscano bakes great bread, as is evident by the fantastic sourdough base that the lovely chicken rests on with the right dose of cheese and pesto. While pizzas and pastas are great, the second course does not take a back seat here. Service is attentive and the waiters appear to know the dishes well enough to recommend based on your preferences.
Toscano in Chennai is an exquisite Italian restaurant known for serving impeccable food and drinks. The stunning eatery exhibits modern decor and a sophisticated ambiance that keep the customers coming back for more.
Tables garbed in spotless white cloth, comfortable and beautifully upholstered chairs, and gorgeous ambient lighting impart a striking vibe to the place. You can spot emerald green wooden panels interspersed with glass panes and quirky artifacts further add to the charms.
Although the restaurant does not serve alcohol, yet you can spot some splendidly concocted drinks on the menu. Start with the absolute best, Virgin Toscano Sling, which is like a panacea to Chennai heat. With a dash of lemon, hibiscus and green tea, the drink is known to immediately lift up the spirits.
Coming to the food, every dish on the menu is high on flavors. Try the veg or non-veg Bruschetta or the Mozzarella Fritta, both of which are great choices. The Crocchette Di Pollo, crunchy Italian chicken nuggets served with fries and onion rings is quite indulging. The pizzas here are absolutely delightful. The chefs here use slow levitation and blast cooking process that imparts a distinctive flavor to it. The Toscano Pizza, made with pesto chicken, boiled egg and olives is a must try. For vegetarians, Formaggi, Vegetariana, and Funghi e Cipolla are great options.
Pasta lovers can order the classic Spaghetti Aglio Olio, Penne All Arrabiata, Spaghetti Carbonara or their signature dish-Linguine Pescatore. For mains, Chicken Del Toscano, spinach and ricotta stuffed chicken breast with veggies and garlic potatoes is simply divine and must be ordered.
The desserts at the restaurant are another significant highlight. The signature Chocolate Kahlua Mousse showcases a unique blend of mouthwatering ingredients. Besides, the Mascarpone Tiramisu, Charcoal Smoked Lemon Cheese Cake and Chef Design Gelato Platter are other decadent sweets that can be tried.
Overall, the restaurant scores high in terms of food, ambiance and decor. The staff here is always friendly and professional. Right from getting a table to ordering your final dish, they can help you with everything you need. So, ahead and book your table at this amazing restaurant for a lovely dining experience.