My spouse and I had a great dinner here last night. We started with exquisite fresh steamed clams.... so yummy we used the fresh Italian bread to get the broth left in our bowls! Salads were plentiful, nice fresh greens which even included chick peas. Our meals were amazing- brought home enough for our lunch today. Our waitress, Taylor, was so sweet, and efficient- got the order perfect the first time, didn't "hover" like some places do, which annoys me.... et was always available when needed. The owner stopped at our table to see how our meals were....really a 5 star place.... great night.
It was my birthday, a party of six and I was excited, I couldn't wait to try the Tuscan Grille... I was so disappointed! I had the Lobster Ravioli, the cream sauce had no taste. Others had the spaghetti w/meatball and sausage (1 of each)... Horrible! The sauce came out of a can, heated and severed on the plate. The meatball and sausage were terrible, not fresh, but frozen and poor quality. The food was not hot. The fresh bread was the best thing severed. They did not have a good desert selection (a guest said "Duncan Hines tastes better) The waitress was good! The atmosphere was also OK, I would rather see white table clothes and white napkins.
I would not recommend the Tuscan Grille b/c their food is not authentic... It is out of a can and not a high quality! For the price and the hassle / suggestion to make a reservation it is a waste of time and disappointment! Most if not all of the Italian Restaurants in the Palm Coast and Flagler Beach area all offer the same menu.... Zero variety and they all use the same canned sauce!
We have been to the Tuscan Grill before for both lunch and dinner, maybe five or six times total. Each time has been excellent but this afternoon's lunch was really perfect: table looking out over the ocean, crusty hot bread with terrific dipping oil, salads were fresh, crisp and tasty. My husband had the tilapia which was very tasty but my barramundi was ridiculously good! It was a lovely white fish with a lemon caper sauce. We had had the barramundi once before when it was on special and we both really liked it but I think it was even better this time. We both ordered angel hair pasta with red sauce as our side. The only problem with our meal was that it was so additively flavorful that we cleaned our plates and nearly finished the ample side of pasta as well, eating much more than practical (or comfortable!)
The service was friendly, warm and attentive without being intrusive. The wine list is extensive and reasonable in price and the ambiance in the restaurant was just plain cozy.
Tip- lunch and dinner menus are basically the same with some early bird options on the back, but we prefer going there for lunch just because it's a little quieter. Reservations are suggested for dinner.
This was my first time going to Tuscan Grille for dinner. I've been twice for lunch and I can't say enough good things about this place. So So Good! I ordered the Chicken Franchese while my husband ordered the Lasagna. Both dishes were perfect, we had leftovers because the bread and oil mixture was too good to pass up. I can't wait to return again!
Always a great experience. Have had the opportunity to go to your other restaurant and find the casual dining at the waters edge wonderful. Keep up the great work and looking forward to entertainment at your new location.
Definitely a tale of two meals. But first, parking: As is the case at most Flagler Beach restaurants, parking is abysmal and limited. The inside of the restaurant is wonderful. My chicken parm rates as some of the best I've ever had the pleasure of eating. My girlfriend, however, was underwhelmed by the meat ravioli. The meat sauce received a high score, but the meat inside the ravioli was quite dry and unappealing. Service was efficient; seating could use some tweaking though. A bit too close to a birthday celebration for my taste. I would suggest this place though and certainly try them again... but be mindful not to have the meat ravioli.
Went there for lunch ( 4 of us) July 31 on a recommendation. This place is the best kept secret in Flagler county. Beginning with the fresh bread which I could eat as a meal the experience was wonderful. Our waitress and her service was half the experience. The food was unlike any other I have had in Flagler. I will take all my out of town visitors to this establishment and know they will be impressed.
I do not write reviews that often but after this experience I have to do this. This place is so noisy that you need to wear earmuffs. The beer was not even close to being cold. Our waitress was a rude rock... no customer appreciation skills. Big plate of olive oil and 3 cheesy pieces of bread... what gives here? Entrees were so-so and chicken almost under cooked. Was not impressed and at this $$ will not be going back. Did I mentioned it was noisy!!
Comments about Jim Wingo's review by a representative from The Tuscan Grille!
I do apologize that you did not enjoy your experience at The Tuscan Grille!! As far as the noise, once the restaurant is full, and all of our customers are talking, laughing and eating at the same time, it can be a bit noisy! I wish I knew who the "rude rock" was that waited on you, as we the owners of this fine establishment do not tolerate that!! We pride ourselves on customer service, and being family owned, we try to make all our guest feel like family!! Since the bread is sent to the table warm and toasty, we want our guest to ask for more bread so it comes that way to the table each time. Again, I am sorry that you did not care for our establishment and hope your reconsider and try us again for a better experience!