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 Susan, Palm Coast 4/8/2012
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    The first time we went it was good food. This time, last night, it wasn't so. I ordered the veal panatella? The veal tasted like it wasn't fresh veal. It tasted like it was pre-made. It was then fried and the oil left a terrible after taste. As a matter of fact I wasn't feeling so good for the rest of the evening. My husband had the lasagna. He said it was good. He liked it. We had carrot cake, but doubt it was homemade. It tasted just like Publix. We also liked it. The waitress was very good. I don't think we'll be returning soon.

        Not recommended
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  1. Review by Lauren, Palm Coast 4/6/2012
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    Eleven of us took a trip to the Tuscan Grille for my mother's 70th birthday. The place was packed out the door with no empty tables and I thought maybe they had forgotten about our reservation. I was wrong: they took us to a huge table in a lovely spacious room. Our server came over promptly and greeted us. A few cute small children (I'm assuming part of the owner's family) brought us some fresh bread and oil plates. We ordered a few appetizers and our dinner at the same time. The fried calamari was great! The salads came out next and were lush and rich and when we got our entrees, we were in awe. The portions were massive! I ordered the calamari fridavlo (extra spicy) with linguini. The calamari was perfect, not rubbery nor fishy at all. You could tell it was freshly made. All of us needed boxes for our food. Afterwards, we had dessert: they brought a complementary cannoli and sang happy birthday to my mother. She was smiling and laughing. I ordered some carrot cake and it was the best I've ever had. Thank you to the Tuscan Grille for making my mom's birthday great! We'll be back for many birthdays to come!

        Lauren recommends The Tuscan Grille
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  1. Review by P & G, Palm Coast 4/2/2012
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    First let me preface by saying I am one of the hardest critics when it comes to eating Italian food out. Mama Mia! I've been disappointed 95% of the time whenever I try a new place in the area that boasts being "authentic Italian cuisine" or "just like mama's". It's gotten that I rather cook Italian in than go out, just like my grandmother. So, I was pleasantly surprised and completely satisfied with my dining experience at Tuscan Grill. The first test I give an Italian restaurant is on the grated cheese. Immediately after being seated I zoomed in on the cheese which was in a round shaped jar on our table. I picked it up, turned it over, and shook some out into the palm of my hand. The aroma was delightful and like a common Chameleon aiming at an unsuspecting target, I coated the tip of my tongue with the cheese. I got this warm and fuzzy feeling all over because I knew I was eating genuine Romano. In response to the other diner's remark about the parmesan cheese being in a jar, this is okay with me because initially the owner's grate the cheese from a Romano wheel and distribute it to the tables. Besides, with the cheese at my disposal, I can top off my meal with the exact amount instead of repeating to the server, "More, more, come on, keep it coming."

    As for our meals, the presentation was something to boast about and the food was cooked to perfection. I had the pesto and chicken ravioli that was to die for and my husband had grilled chicken breast with grilled vegetables that surpassed his or my expectations. Our server (who happened to be one of the partners) was just a joy. To top it off the menu prices are reasonable.

    I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who knows good Italian food or who can still remember what it is supposed to taste like. Keep in mind, if you are a large party or you are going at a busy time, you may have to wait a while to be seated because mostly every entre is cooked to order. Be prepared and don't make a fuss about it. How many of you really have someplace else to go anyway?

    I say relax, enjoy a piece of toasted Italian bread with a glass of wine at the bar while you wait (and, remember to have a designated driver if you do this).

    If you are one of those diners who need to be seated and eat almost immediately, then you may want to be there when they open their doors. But, that too may change if they continue to get great reviews.

    I say, keep up the good work Tuscan Grill.

        P & G recommends The Tuscan Grille
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  1. Review by Ann, Palm Coast 4/1/2012
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    Having dined at the Tuscan Grille with guests on three different occasions, I recommend this restaurant on all fronts. I made reservations several days in advance as we had been warned the restaurant is very popular. Each time we were seated within a very short wait. We have thoroughly enjoyed our experience there. The staff is friendly and helpful. The food is well prepared, delicious and very reasonable. I was surprised to read some negative reviews when most are positive. On reviewer suggested family members may have written the positive ones. On the other hand, is it possible that competitors posted some of the negative ones? As already mentioned, parking is a problem, However, we just found that there is additional parking on the comer of the block north of the restaurant.

        Ann recommends The Tuscan Grille
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  1. Review by M Wilson, Deerfield, New York 3/31/2012
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    A 5 pm reservation, seated and orders taken. Salads not served until after 6 pm, dinner did not appear until 6:45 pm. Side dishes brought to table half way through the meal. Table was not cleared between courses so not enough room on table. Very noisy, small room unpleasant environment, messy table. Veal Marsala good but not great for price. A happy group planning to celebrate a wedding the next day brought down by this poor choice in a restaurant. Why was a child refilling water glasses? Had it not been a special occasion we would have left. A sorry does not undo a bad experience.

        Not recommended
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  1. Review by Diane Mattman, St Augustine 3/26/2012
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    We just finished eating the first time at Tuscan Grille. This was not a good experience for us. We made a reservation for 7:15 pm. When we arrived, there were others waiting for tables who did not have a reservation. They were seated ahead of us. Not sure the reservation had any real meaning. Once seated, we waited 30 minutes before any bread, etc was brought, even though we had ordered our food. We noticed that a table behind us was served bread BEFORE us, even though they arrived at the restaurant 30 minutes after us.... they had not even been seated at their table, and bread was brought, while WE were still waiting. We ordered appetizers that were brought after our salads. The main courses were average quality. This was a blue collar restaurant, and not one that we will recommend to any of our friends or guests visiting the area. St. Augustine has many more Italian restaurants of much better quality and service.

        Not recommended
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  1. Review by Sheriden, Palm Coast 3/24/2012
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    Our experience at this restaurant was disappointing. The food was not at all as good as the hype led us to believe. After eating two rather expensive pasta dishes, we are not convinced that the pasta is "homemade" as advertised. The parmesan is in a jar on the table; we were surprised that fresh grated was not the standard. The bread, soup, and salad were not up to our expectations of a true, fine Italian restaurant.

        Not recommended
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  1. Review by bruno, NY/Palm Coast 3/19/2012
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    Went back for 2nd time, very pleased, staff and food were excellent.

        bruno recommends The Tuscan Grille
        
  1. Review by John & Janie, Mass., Massachusetts 3/16/2012
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    We are vacationing in Palm Coast and this is the 2nd time in 3 weeks we dined at The Tuscan Grille. We had reservations and were greeted, made to feel welcomed and seated at the time requested. The meals were explained in detail and presented by a fantastic waitstaff. You can tell that each meal had been prepared for each individual and not prepared prior. We had 4 very different meals and all agreed that each was FANTASTIC. All meals and drinks are very plentiful and resonable. Michael and his staff really go all out to make everyone feel welcomed and the have a GREAT dining experience. This is the BEST Italian restaurant south of the North-End in Boston.

        John & Janie, Mass. recommends The Tuscan Grille
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  1. Review by Joanne Campos, Palm Coast 3/14/2012
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    Excellent home style dinners. I felt like I were in my grandmothers kitchen. I wish they had a larger restaurant so that it could serve larger groups.

        Joanne Campos recommends The Tuscan Grille
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  1. Review by Kay Forsberg, Palm Coast 3/14/2012
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    Visited Tuscan Grill for our son's birthday tonight and we were not disappointed. Food and service were both great. Have eaten here at least 8 times and the food is always very good.

        Kay Forsberg recommends The Tuscan Grille
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  1. Review by Al Jensen, Palm Coast 3/11/2012
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    An authentic Italian restaurant - great food - good wine - best service and top it off, good music. We were lucky, we had reservations - the place was packed - waited a little over our scheduled time - but thank goodness we waited - no place on the beach and beyond can you find such excellent tasting true tasting Italian food that is cooked to perfection. Be sure to make a reservation as a wait can be very long - Finally - Italy came to Flagler Beach!

        Al Jensen recommends The Tuscan Grille
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