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“Excellent atmosphere, nice food”

L'Ouverture Restaurant Musical
Ranked #4 of 1,900 Restaurants in Toulouse
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$35 - US$35
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Unique restaurant. Virtuous Music and Authentic Sicilian Food! This music restaurant is managed by the musician and cook Santy Masciaro from Sicily. He welcomes guests with a glass of prosecco and delicious Sicilian finger food... And of course with a smile. Then the restaurant transforms in a small concert hall and Santy plays a virtuous guitar concert of 30 min. After the concert; lights go on again and a home made Sicilian menu is served. All recipes are from his family.
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Three of us went to L'Overture for dinner on the last day of our stay in Toulouse. We booked a table for 8pm. On arrival we were given an antipasti platter and some wine. Sicilian Rose was unusually dark and interesting. At 9:30 the owner of the restaurant started playing guitar and he played rather well: Bach, Italian songs etc. It lasted for about 40 minutes, then we were served eggplant parmigiana (the owner's mother recipe) and then linguine with ricotta and finally pannacotta. You do not choose food or music, everything is compulsory. Each of these ingredients is good but the whole package is excellent. We enjoyed our dinner very much.

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Reviewed 27 May 2016

I think that this restaurant should also be listed under ‘Things to do’ as it is a wonderful experience!

Things you should know:

I sent a text message to the owner to book our table and he phoned to confirm the booking and to ask if we had any SPECIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS. Yes, there is a fixed menu, but he will adapt it, so don’t be put off!

A couple of days before we were due to visit the restaurant, I received another call from the owner to inform me that there was going to be a group of 25 people and he would understand if we wished to cancel….we didn’t, but what a nice thing to do.

The day after we had eaten we received a text message thanking us for going!

I mention all this because it just typifies how concerned Santy is that his customers have a good time. His attention to detail is impressive.


Others have mentioned the food (which was very good) so I will stick to the music and ambiance!

Service was brilliant and Santy and his wife made sure that everyone was happy and well cared for.

Santy is an absolutely brilliant classical guitar player and his wife an excellent singer; a great musical experience and combined with dinner it was raised to another level.

The ambiance was wonderful; on one side of us we had an Italian couple, on the other a German couple and the ‘group’ were celebrating a marriage. They were from all over the world and great fun. Accepted; that won’t happen every time one goes!

Highly recommended for the overall ‘experience’; we will be returning.

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Thank Steve H
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Reviewed 8 May 2016

All in one. Restaurant for all your senses. You will get entertainment as well as very tasty italian food as the owner is a great cook and a truly talented classical guitarist.

Will come back there as soon as possible !

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Thank albert g
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Reviewed 8 May 2016

This experience was one of the finest gastronomic and entertaining evenings possible!
The host is a talented musician, and his wife gracious and welcoming. It is a small place - rather like a home in its ambiance, but the food is magnificent. The prix fixe is amazingly reasonable, and the wines regional and delicious. They only ask you tell them if you have any strong dislikes when you make the reservation, and then you are in their capable hands for the entire five courses. The pasta dish was incredible -I could have licked the plate. You must reserve way in advance, as they are only open 3 nights a week, and have perhaps 10 tables. The music interludes are wonderful. Cannot say enough positive things abut this gem!

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Thank Wanderer-at-large
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Reviewed 28 April 2016

My fiancé and I dined here on April 22nd while on holiday in Toulouse. The trip overall was terrific and this was the standout highlight. Santy (the Italian owner) was a terrific host and was extremely apologetic that he wasn't a fluent English speaker (normally his wife caters for their English-speaking diners but she wasn't there). The food was great and we were provided with perfect portion sizes. Santy then played classical guitar for about 50 minutes and captivated the entire restaurant. 2 glasses of prosecco, a nice bottle of Red wine and the meal for two came to €115. We are 100% returning there in the near future when we get back to Toulouse.

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