Review by Cynthia M. Rommeney, Ormond Beach, Florida
Review date: 4/25/2013
This was our 4th time and while the food is the best Italian around and we travel from Ormond Beach to eat there, we were disappointed last night because our beer was warm and when we told the server she said that the fridge was at the normal temp for cold drinks. She did offer to put our next beer on ice so that when we were ready it was cold which it was. However we felt that we should not have been charged for the warm beer. When we mentioned it to the manager she told us that they did have problems with the fridge and all servers were told to take the drinks from back as it was colder and to talk to her the next time we came in and she would see that we would get one beer for 1/2 price.
This was our second visit to the Tuscan Grille. Our first visit was very nice but this second visit left much to be desired. My cloth napkin had dried food on it and one of my two forks had dried food on it too. Our water was not immediately served so we had nothing to drink with our bread, oil, and olives. Over grilled meals were awful! The shrimp was completely hard due to overlooking, the grilled Italian veggies were mushy since they were also overdone, and my husbands veal was cold. When the manager came to our table and we told him about the veal he said that it had been cooked to 160 degrees and could not be warmer or it would be overlooked. Maybe it should have been fired a little later so it would have been warm when served?
What a hidden gem in Flagler Beach! My wife and I were even looking for it and thought we must've gone too far out of town before putting it into our GPS. Excellent decor, atmosphere and even better food. Prices similar to what you'll see at other Italian places in the area, but the quality is top notch.
This not a place to visit if you're watching your waistline and there's barely an item on the menu that won't make it's mark the next day. It's a dull looking plum colored place in the outside but once inside it livens up. The menu is broad and I particularly liked their choice of raviolis but not sure that they were homemade. My wife had a chicken dish that didn't quite live up to its description but she did still enjoy it. Service was good. Prices reasonable. Parking awful.
This restaurant has become my and my husband's favorite. The wait staff is always pleasant and their service is excellent; the food quality, presentation & taste are outstanding; the prices are reasonable and the atmosphere very pleasant. The restaurant is small, quaint, very Italian with an ocean view to boot. A wonderful, friendly place to dine!