The Tuscan Grille PERMANENTLY CLOSED

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Avg. Rating

4.42 out of 5
Service
4.27 out of 5
Atmosphere
Rating: 90% - 99 Reviews

Total

4.49
4.49 out of 5

The Tuscan Grille Details (Closed)

  • Cuisines: Italian, Pasta
  • Phone: (386) 693-4869
  • Address:

    820 Moody Lane, Flagler Beach, FL 32136

  • Hours: Closed
  • Price Range: $$
  • Alcohol Served: No

 I've always loved the Tuscan Grille but I have to admit that I was a bit disappointed this time. That said, I know we will give them another chance sometime.... read more!

Review of The Tuscan Grille by Visitor from Palm Coast

Reviews of The Tuscan Grille

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  1. Review by America Rinaldi, Palm Coast fl/providence ri 9/15/2012
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    A Rhode Island friend recommended this restaurant to my husband and I. We were a little hesitant to go there due to the fact we have tried some Italian restaurants and they were absolutely awful. So with open minds (friends are very picky eaters) we ventured to this restaurant.

    My husband had ravioli and sausage, I had a chicken dish. I also has lentil soup and he, a salad. Both were very, very good, My husband liked the bread, so did I. This is a man who can tell you how many hours old the bread is by smelling it, LOL! Both meals were excellent. The atmosphere was wonderful. The gentleman who seated us was a family member of the owners, maybe an owner himself. I can't recall because I was into the food. We intend to try the veal next(a real test) but we were ecstatically surprised how good the food and the atmosphere was, Would highly recommend this place!

        America Rinaldi recommends The Tuscan Grille
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  1. Review by Cathy Kwarta, Ormond Beach 9/13/2012
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    We have been to the Tuscan Grille several times, and every time was a wonderful experience. The quality of the food has always been excellent, the service warm and accommodating. The portions are more than plenty, we usually leave with enough for another meal. We recommend the Grille to everyone.

        Cathy Kwarta recommends The Tuscan Grille
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  1. Review by Lee Salzano, Palm Coast 8/20/2012
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    The best Broccoli Rabe hands down this side of the Western Hemisphere! Absolutely awesome! Best place in town for authentic Italian...Carabbas is not Italian, Tuscan Grille is!

        Lee Salzano recommends The Tuscan Grille
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  1. Review by Karen & William Bivone, Palm Coast 7/28/2012
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    Have dined a number of times, and have enjoyed the food and atmosphere - staff friendly and very cordial. Have recommend to a number of friends. Enjoyed a number of items.

        Karen & William Bivone recommends The Tuscan Grille
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  1. Review by Mary Sims, Palm Coast 7/21/2012
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    I moved to Flagler County in 2000. This was by far the best dining experience I have ever had in this county. I am not even a fan of Italian food but thought everything was delicious. We had a Pizzette for an appetizer. YUM. I had the Salmon for dinner. By far the best salmon I have ever had EVER. Tiramasu for dessert was to die for. Everyone had a great meal and the service was Great. I cannot wait to go back. Even the atmosphere was great.

        Mary Sims recommends The Tuscan Grille
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  1. Review by Ellen, Flagler Beach 7/20/2012
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    Went there for lunch with some friends yesterday for the first but not last time. Found the atmosphere very pleasant and great menu and wonderful food. The service was very good but was a tad disappointed that we were not offered fresh grated cheese at the table. Was having such a good time and enjoying our meal that I forgot to ask the waitress so I own part of that.

        Ellen recommends The Tuscan Grille
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  1. Review by will finn, Palm Coast 7/11/2012
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    my first visit. server was prompt, attentive and friendly.. chicken parm was excellent (my favorite). my better half had shrimp pomadoro and also gave an excellent rating. i will definitely return and try additional dinners at this fine establishment, my rating is A+.

        will finn recommends The Tuscan Grille
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  1. Review by Restaurant Man, Flagler County 7/2/2012
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    My wife and I dined here on June 13th for our 19th wedding anniversary. Although there are many places to celebrate a special day I chose the Tuscan Grille because of what I had read about the place. Let me say that I have been in the restaurant business for many many years and most of my experience is managing the front of house operations. I am a service person. I can accept a bad meal if the service is good. Everyone has a bad day food wise.

    I thought that the food was good. Even a little better than good and well above most other Italian places in Flagler with the exception of the bread. It came out cold and stale. Unfortunately I felt the service was reminiscent of a pizzeria. My wife and I were sitting on the same side of the table, a four top, when our appetizer arrived, (sausage and broccoli rabe, great dish) it was placed on the far side of the table by someone other than our server. I literally had to stand up to reach it so we could bring it in front of us. I then had the pleasure of watching the bus boy clean tables by picking up multiple glasses at a time, yes with his fingers in the glass and then reset the tables with his thumbs right smack in the middle of the B & B plate. Please use a tray to clear. Then there was an employee eating at the register while another was emptying all the pepper shakers at the bar within 1 chair of dinner guests. Is there not a server area to do side work.

    The other part I do not understand is why at dinner time some tables have white table cloths and others have paper place mats ( mine). I was told that the tables with the cloths were not as pretty as the others. Please, I am paying the same money as the next table, why can't I have a tablecloth.

    Lastly, I keep reading on here about the owner going table to table, well while I waited a fairly long time for our server to take my credit card to charge it as she, other servers and aforementioned owner gathered around the register it was not until we were ready to leave that he passed by and asked how everything was. This was the first time he acknowledged us.

    Will I return, probably but it will be for lunch. I can only hope that some day the service will be on pace with the food.

     
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  1. Review by Rob, Palm Coast 6/21/2012
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    My wife and i visited on June 20th for dinner. I ordered the scrod with angel hair and salad. We started with bread and drinks. The salad was next and although quite small was tasty. The dinner came out almost 50 minutes later. The fish was very chewy and not fresh. The pasta with spinach and tomatoes was bland, lacking any spices. I had a lot of water in my plate!

    My wife had butternut squash ravioli.. the tomato sauce was bland lacking spices. Her minestrone soup was salty but hot. Overall it was a disappointment.

    Our original seating was in a room full of a party of 10 and the noise in the small room was overwhelming. We had to ask to be moved. The prices are high. We paid 43.00 including the tip for the 2 dinners, one beer and one Pelegrino. Also a small boy, maybe 9 or 10 yrs old was the busboy and bread server. I found that odd but for Florida and their employment practices, anything is possible.

    Comment from at The Tuscan Grille - Who is The Tuscan Grille you ask?! We are the "new kids on the block". We cater to locals, tourists, family's, and the "snowbirds"! I have learned over the last ten months that each person that walks through our door is as unique and as individual as our menu. Each palate is as unique and individual as the person. We try our best to please everyone, but on some occasions it's not possible. Everyone has there own opinion and they are entitled to it!! We accept that. To give everyone a little information about us and to clear up "the child labor" joke let me introduce us. My name is Dawn, I am one of the 4 owners here. My husband is Miguel and he is the chef. My uncle Michael is the "host with the most"! You may know him from the I.A. club in Palm Coast. Kathryn is my aunt and partner. Between us, we have 7 children!! And yes they all are there at some point, but mostly they are all there together! Our children are a huge part of our business and we wouldn't have it any other way. They are as unique and individual as our customers! Each child likes to "work" in a specific part of the business. Victoria, the oldest of the seven does many things, from hosting to busing to making dessert in the kitchen. Nicholas, also hosts, buses, and helps in the kitchen. Noelle and Elizabeth both love to hide out in the kitchen and help anyway possible(we guess that's so they can text on their phones!!) Bella, she's the very intuitive girl that sells all those wonderful desserts. Christian, he's the hard working one that loves to talk to people and clean the tables. And Aryanna the baby of the bunch, she just helps grandma by taking the tickets from the printer. If I didn't mention, my mother makes all the salads and helps prep. My brother in law and cousin help my husband cook. And my brother makes all the breads and pizza. In addition to being the owners, Kathryn and myself bake all those desserts that Bella sells. We are a hard working family trying to please many different people, with different opinions and different palates!! What we have learned is that we won't please everyone, no matter how hard we work!!
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  1. Review by Jan Swatling, Upstate NY 6/17/2012
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    Found it just by luck driving by one day & decided to try it for dinner that night. The food was amazing (& we have been in a LOT of Italian restaurants) The prices were really surprisingly reasonable. We are from NY but come to Flagler several times a year. We have gone there on our own, friends have given us gift cards and we have taken other friends there. Everyone in agreement. We'll be there tomorrow night!

        Jan Swatling recommends The Tuscan Grille
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  1. Review by Carolyn, Ormond Beach 6/16/2012
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    The menu was extensive and they accommodated requests easily. Service was excellent and the owner making rounds is always a plus. The food was delicious. Make sure to save room for dessert - the chocolate tea cups and mousse were my daughters favorite. The carrot cake and cheesecake were also scrumptious. A welcome improvement from average Italian dining.

        Carolyn recommends The Tuscan Grille
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  1. Review by D.Versek, Palm Coast 6/14/2012
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    Can't say enough about the great meal we had. Food excellent, and very fresh, service was great, prices extremely fair, and large portions. Be prepared to take some food home.

        D.Versek recommends The Tuscan Grille
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