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Toscana, Madinat Jumeirah

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With an enviable position along the Madinat Jumeirah's creek, Toscana magically shape-shifts depending on the season: in the mild climes of winter it's a quiet, relaxing place to enjoy a perfectly passable carbonara, but in the heat of summer, it becomes a noisy, overlit food-hall, housing countless young families. The food is all perfectly passable – starters like carpaccio are delicious, the meat mains have proven successful and the pizzas are thin crust creations with good use of toppings.

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Posted by: Akshay on 19 Jul ' 13 at 12:42
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

The food was pretty good and it is a good Italian restaurant. I've been to pretty much everywhere worth going to for Italian in Dubai and this is a pretty decent one. I'm going back tonight because I liked it the last time I was there.

Posted by: Fatma on 31 Mar ' 12 at 03:22
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

The food was good not as what we expected, also the waiters and the service were really poor. We asked a waiter to take our order and he said for the other waiter then we waited for the other he sent another guy. I even asked for parmesan cheese he brought it before I finish the dinner!!!!!!
I expected to be better service becuz of the location

Posted by: Asha on 15 Feb ' 12 at 06:18
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

The place was almost full & we had to wait a good 40mins to get a table. The pasta & pizza we ordered were very very ordinary; not what I was expecting from a high end restaurant in Souk Madinat! Service was just ok; food arrived quite late and we waited even longer for the bill. Seeing the place packed, I was expecting much more than this.

Posted by: Inga on 20 Oct ' 11 at 06:56
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Unacceptable service, loud atmosphere a conversation not possible, food very low quality (never knew that you can do so many things wrong with a green salad....) nothing positive to mention....

Posted by: Sammy on 08 Aug ' 11 at 18:42
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Believe or not; I have ordered the food and waited 70 minutes. They lost my order and ruined my night.

the service is useless!

Posted by: Bonita on 28 Jun ' 11 at 07:35
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Had to wait for a long time to get a table..and the lady who was supposed to seat us was so rude. The waiter at my table was pretty good.got everything ordered but took time for food to be served. Their spaghetti and pizza was just amazing, pasta and ravioli not so much.
Would definitely go back just for the spaghetti n pizza.

Posted by: Milad on 24 Apr ' 11 at 22:04
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Terrible service..we had to get the menu ourself...no drink until you ask for it..they forgot to bring 2 out of 4 meals!!!
even after we told the manager he didn't apologized...they brought the half used bread basket from other tables...

Posted by: Salem on 26 Mar ' 10 at 15:18
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

I went there with my wife:
- No one welcomed us
- Both our plates were chipped. Bread basket was used on another table.
- Waiter did not ask if we wanted drinks. During our main course we had to ask
- "who gets what" on all courses and we were only 2 of us
- Waiter said "No Desserts" meaning if we wanted to order desserts.
- Manager or anyone never came to ask if everything was fine
- A/C duct is showing without cover & a part of the columns removed without being replaced or hidden
- No farewell.
The restaurant was around 50% occupied.
No Thank You We Will Not Come Back

Posted by: Martin on 30 Nov ' 09 at 17:23
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Such a romantic setting spoilt by the slow service and dreadful food. Both my pizza and my girlfriends pasta contained several raw ingredients, but we both still ate some of them rather than complain as we were just happy to finally be served. One average bottle of wine, two starters and two mains and we parted with 550 dhs with only indigestion to look forward to. Would go back again only if all other restaurants worldwide simultaneously closed.

 

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