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Tuscana West Restaurant Review

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User Rating 5 Star Rating (1 Review)


The Bottom Line

Tuscana West offers traditional Italian cuisine in a nice atmosphere at reasonable prices. This is a good place for a romantic dinner, a business lunch or to celebrate a special occasion.

This restaurant closed in 2014


  • Great Italian cuisine
  • Extensive menu offering a wide selection of dishes
  • Elegant and cozy atmosphere
  • Live entertainment - Piano and Opera


  • On street parking is limited - $7 Valet after 6 p.m.


  • Address: 1350 I Street, NW Washington, DC
  • Phone: (202) 289-8843
  • Metro: McPherson Square
  • Hours: Mon-Thurs 11:30am-10:30pm, Fri 11:30am-11pm, Sat 5-11pm Closed on Sunday
  • Price Range: Lunch $11.95-21.95, Dinner $16.95-25.95
  • Reservations: Recommended

Guide Review - Tuscana West Restaurant Review

Tuscana West specializes in Italian dishes such as pasta, stone-baked pizzas, and char-grilled seafood and meats. Signature dishes include items such as a 16 oz. Veal Chop, Caramelle all Salvia, a housemade saffron ravioli filled with chicken and vegetables and a Whole Red Snapper. Highly recommended is the calamari which is lightly battered and very tender. Also, the Veal Tuscana West was excellent. The tiramisu is very light and airy and was a nice way to finish the meal.

The decor at Tuscana West is very warm and inviting. The bar is decorated with dark, rich colors and big comfortable leather chairs. There are four different dining rooms. Each has a different ambiance and can be partitioned off for a private party. The restaurant can accommodate up to 300 guests. The outdoor patio faces Franklin Square, a tree-lined urban park in the heart of downtown Washington, DC.

Reviewed February 2009 - Prices Subject to Change

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