Tuscan Kitchen

4.1
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
1958 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Italian
This rustic Italian eatery features an open-kitchen dining space offering guests a truly authentic experience. Tuscan Kitchen celebrates scratch Italian cuisine in every way. From hand made pastas, to fresh baked Artisan Breads to home made gelato, the chefs at Tuscan kitchen will arouse the senses with the sights, aromas and animation of an Italian kitchen. Custom details include: imported pasta machines, wood-fired ovens, a meat rotisserie, decorative detailing, strategically located fireplaces and cozy dining spaces. The dining room can seat over 200 and the outdoor pergola/patio will accommodate seasonal dining for 60 guests. Additionally, private dining and function space will bring hospitality to new heights in the Southern New Hampshire and Northern Massachusetts market. Discriminating guests will enjoy Tuscan Kitchen"s extensive wine collection featuring a 4000 bottle wine cellar with 50 seats for that special private dining event.
What 1958 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.1based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
68% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
KL
New England
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, they came over to grate cheese and cook pasta in front of us. Amazing

KB
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful birthday dinner for my husband. Our server, Chris, was excellent. The food was great. It was a delightful evening from start to finish.

j
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed my dinner while at The Tuscan Kitchen. Food, service, and atmosphere were even better than expected. Certainly plan on returning, and thanking my friend for the recommendation.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The three of us had dinner and as always it was delicious. We were seated quickly, they had taken care of our wheelchair accessible request quickly and easily.
We all enjoyed dinner and dessert then walked over the the market to pick up macaroons, biscotti, and handmade pasta to bring home with us. We will definitely continue to frequent this restaurant.

t
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good. About as good Italian as you can get anywhere — outside of Italy, of course! Would have liked to have seen a few more authentic Italian dishes such as a Sorrento gnocchi or perhaps a squid ink pasta or one with a nice North Italy white sauce or perhaps a fresh pesto pasta served with the catch of the day as in many Italian locales. Ricotta pie is also a classic dessert that would be a welcome addition.

A
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

It was a Monday early evening and the restaurant was fairly empty based on that alone we thought the service would be crisp. What we experienced was slow service and not very attentive. Our wait person did not even remember to bring our antipasti! We frequent the Tuscan Kitchen in Boston and the Salem NH establishment could learn a few lesson from them. After our meal we stopped over at the Tuscan store and the quality of the food needs to be looked at because it can not compete with the quality in Boston and doesn’t warrant the high prices charged.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Pasta way under cooked. Took so long to bring a new order that the rest of our party was finished eating. Crime brûlée dessert was like soup. Used to be great! Not anymore.

JK
New England
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Too expensive for what it is. The food was very good however. We had a reservation at 8pm and had to wait until 8:20 to be seated.

MN
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Food took forever to come out but understandably it was a Saturday night on a long weekend. The waiter did the best he could. However, the raw oysters we ordered came out room temperature. Neither of us felt good the following day.

JF
New England
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Server was excellent and given how jam packed this place was it, everything felt like it came out on time.

KH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Tables were so packed in it took away from the ambiance, they needed more dividers. The food took 1.5 hours to arrive at our table. My gluten free ravioli tasted like something I could buy in the freezer aisle although the sauce it was in was quite tasty.

JD
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT MAYBE ON A WEEK DAY.
VERY BUSY AND VERY NOISY ON SATURDAYS.

OT
New England
15 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Once upon a time, Tuscan Kitchen offered one of the best dining experiences in New Hampshire. Those days are long gone. We went there on Saturday night with reservations; facility is worn down, waitstaff is tired and stretched thin, management non existent and the food was lousy. Save your money and go to Olive Garden.

DD
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Service was very slow. While we wanted to spend a while there so didn't mind waiting a while for food, waiting so long for the first drink was not ideal. Perhaps the waiter had been given more tables than they could handle. The drink on the menu online they said was not available though seemed odd its listed on your site online, and presumably something the bartender could make. Also out of the appetizer and desert we were looking forward to as well. But otherwise as always the food that they did have was good.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

The wait staff was just horrible. The food was good, however 2 meals were 1/2 cold. Just was not a good night there.

JP
New England
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Normally we have great experiences at this restaurant. This night must have been an off night, it was crowded due to being Valentines weekend. It took an inordinate amount of time for our meals to come out, others that came after our party had been served before us and they were leaving before our meals came. When they did come they were lukewarm at best. One of our party returned their meal to have it heated up. We (a party of 4) didn't order anything unusual or off menu, they were just pasta dishes. Our waiter apologized for the delay claiming the kitchen was backed up (?). That didn't explain how the other tables nearby jumped ahead of us in the orders being worked on in the kitchen. I will go back because I do like this restaurant, it goes to show no one is perfect, it's just disappointing when things don't go right...

a
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Been here several times bad service because of Valentine's day volume

TG
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were out for a nice dinner as we celebrated Valentine’s Day. Our reservation was for 9:45, and they were able to sit us 25 minutes early. There were a lot of people there but our waiter did a great job checking in and letting us know where we were in line in regards to our food.

Everything was well organized and ran smoothly. I’m
Looking forward to going again.

m
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience2

But maybe not on Valentine's Day. They crowded way too many tables to close to one another. Food, as always, was great.

BC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We always love Tuscan Kitchen. Great atmosphere, relaxing, always wonderful helpful service, food is delicious, business casual to more dressy (depending on your mood), and you never feel rushed. One of our favorite, special go to restaurants!

d
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a nice Valentine's Day dinner. My only criticism is that the sirloin steak was a little bland and could have used more seasoning.

J
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Arrived at the Tuscan Kitchen with my wife for Valentines evening. We were seated at a half table near the bar and the entrance to the bathroom. The table was so wobble each of us had to take turns holding it, while the other ate their food. Our server was great, she understood the menu and definitely explained the concept and the expectation of our dining experience. She also had a knack for checking in on us and keeping our evening moving at a pleasant pace. I am a third generation Italian and was not familiar with the type Italian cooking they are producing at the Tuscan Kitchen. Their sauces and overall cooking was so bland, i wasn't sure this was even an Italian restaurant. I have visited their shop and have found many items to enjoy and bring home to prepare for my family. This was my second visit to this restaurant and find no value in dining there again. Especially if you are planning on dropping a couple of hundred dollars for a meal.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, great dinner, not crowded

B
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Restaurant appears old and worn inside, food quality very good, but to high for very small amount on plate. Service was excellent. Burlington MA location far Superior to Salem NH location.

VI
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Rigatoni Bolognese was luke warm and dry with hardly any meat.

KB
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, great waitress, but it got over crowded and noisy very quickly.

b
New England
34 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a pretty dining room just like you would find in Tuscany
Open kitchen so you can watch the chefs, that’s fun
The sauce, meatballs just like my mother’s, can’t go wrong there
Delicious crusty bread with oil to start
And pretty tasty cannoli’s to end!

LF
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The atmosphere and staff were excellent. The food lacked flavor. The chicken parm was average.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The Caesar salad dressing was made with way too much anchovie and lemon juice. Waiter said he would remove from bill and never did.

The pasta dish i ordered was cold upon arrival. I added sausage to my meal and that was overcooked.

Normally I love Tuscan kitchen, but this particular experience was terrible.

AC
New England
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We went for my sister's 40th birthday. It was quite loud, but that's not really the restaurant's fault. Service was painfully slow. We were a party of 5 and there were no special orders. It took over 45 minutes between placing the order and receiving our meals, and we only saw the waitress once in that time. Glasses were empty for a long time. None of us were particularly impressed with the food. I ordered the lobster ravioli and found it very ordinary. Mom and sister ordered chicken parm (at $27/pop!), which was not hot when it arrived. By the time the waitress came back to check on us, it was cold. There was no offer to make any concessions for this, so we ended up taking it home and reheating. Overall it was a big disappointment because I'd heard only great things. Won't be going back.

J
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary and our waitress Cheryl S. Made the evening spectacular & fun. The way she treated us was above and beyond just customer service...she made our entire experience special and we LOVED our time there. Thank you for making us feel like royalty 🙏💕

TR
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Slightly pricey. The food is good but does not meet the prices.

MR
Miami
46 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful surprise. The salami/cheese board is fantastic. The by-the-glass wine list (really, the entire wine list) is extensive and excellent. And our entrees were superb: the braised wild boar with truffled gnocchi, and the chef's special pasta and protein, prepared tableside and finished in a flaming parmesan bowl (you have to see how it's done!).

The restaurant is beautiful and quiet, even when full. We enjoyed it very much, and will be back.

BG
New England
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

the food , service and atmosphere was very good. However, the pricing was out of line. My wife and I had the Pollo Parmigiano (ChickenParm, pardon the spelling} at $27.00 per plate. It was very good, portions were liberal but I have never paid $27.00 for Chicken Parmesan. My son in law is a chef and owns 4 Establishments and said Chicken parkm is one of the dishes that is very inexpensive to make. Why you have to charge that price leaves a sour taste in my mouth and causes me to advise potential customer that the food is good, but quite overpriced.
I enjoy a good meal and don't mind paying a premium price especially for a steak or Filet as long as the food is exceptional and the service as well. As I mentioned the service was good, but not exceptional.
This is not meant as a complaint, but more so as an advisory to a problem I found when visiting your establishment.

K
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just perfect!

DK
New England
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

For the amount of food you get vs what you are charged I would say that it is not worth it. We went for dinner and felt like we received three appetizers rather than 1 app and 2 entrees. 6 Lobsters Raviolis for $36 seems high. I will say the taste of the raviolis were very good.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, reservations were on time, place was very busy but handles sound very well. Both dinners were very tasty and we'll presented, but on the expensive end of the price spectrum.
Very friendly staff and no "cattle rush" to get you in and out. Nice place for a date or special not out.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very good. First time too

LO
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I think the food and atmosphere are good, but it is quite pricy for what you actually get. Also, the bathrooms on the lower level are tough to get to and not that nice for such a pricy restaurant. Just my opinion. Service was excellent.

Tweets by Tuscan Kitchen