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Toscana Cafe and Wine Bar

$$ - $$$
Italian, Wine Bar
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238 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6958 (K street)
+1 619-231-5788
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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Brisbane, Australia
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ordered a meal and drinks from the bar. Food was very good and service efficient. Nice atmosphere and would recommend to others.

Thank Martin B
Barcelona Spain
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Atmosphere was great, service was spot on, food was delicious. 5 stars takes something special so not everyone gets five stars but this place is excellent and I would absolutely come back.

Thank Chrisjcain
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

This place has identity confusion. Is it a fancy restaurant? Is it a sports bar? Is it a mid-range affordable family restaurant? With the sports on the TV, they have no right to charge almost $40 a plate. We got a groupon that included a $50 bottle of wine, an appetizer to share, 2 meals and a dessert. It was... More 

Thank foxtrotUtah
Los Altos, California, United States
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574 reviews
423 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Great red wine selection and friendly staff make this a great place for drinks and food. Italian food is quite good with extensive menu for a simple "café". You can eat indoors or outdoors in this charming café in downtown San Diego, CA Gaslamp district.

Thank Rhett L
San Diego, California
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

My 1st time trying this place. Hubby and I dined on a voucher deal, 1 appetizer, 2 entrees, 1 bottle of wine and 1 dessert for $65.00. The interior is really small and as it was a chilly evening we didn't want to sit on the patio. With only5-6 tables occupied, trying to squeeze into a 4 seater table was... More 

Thank MsWiley57
Centennial, Colorado
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103 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Great coffee by Peerless Coffee. Nice selections- try the smoked lox! Very fair prices. A place that isn't crowded for breakfast- but should be!

Thank jeldenbailey
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

A great place for authentic Italian food. Casual dining experience with an exceptional wine selection. I had the Italian Panini. It was one of the best I've ever had. Friendly staff. A perfect place for a business meeting.

Thank Jules L
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Just grabbed a quick bite. Had crab louie sandwich came with a beautiful side salad. I'm at a conference and several Italy and from the same one were eating there, always a good sign

Thank Barbara B
Columbus, Ohio
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129 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

It was great for the price. We sat outside and watched the sun set and people walk by. The salad and service was great. We would go back.

Thank Kathy G
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Nice place with good atmosphere, diverse menu, and good wine selection. While others have commented on poor service, we have no complaints in that department. The server was attentive and knowledgeable. My wife enjoyed her Eggplant Parmesan. I ordered the Cioppino which was very disappointing and definitely overpriced. This was not an Italian seafood stew as expected, but the expected... More 

Thank WSU7377

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Italian, Wine Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 238 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6958
    (K street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-231-5788

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