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Great food and service ... read more
ThomasW via opentable.com - Feb 20, 2019
So glad I tried this place!
I found this place by accident when I needed a back room for a business dinner. I loved the place so much, I came back the next day for lunch! The atmosphere is small and cozy. The food is genuine Italian made from scratch and...More ... read more
Robin H via tripadvisor.com - Feb 19, 2019
If you love "real" Italian food...this is the place!
Four of us went to this restaurant for lunch after looking it up on Trip Advisor...oh what a treat! Reviewers have made this place the #1 restaurant in Temecula correctly. Have been to Italy several times and can tell you the food here is authentic...More ... read more
byebye2u via tripadvisor.com - Feb 18, 2019
We came in for the holiday weekend ...
We came in for the holiday weekend and saw great reviews about the restaurant. My husband got the lasagna which he said was great and since I don't eat meat I got the seabass.  It was cooked perfectly but was a tad too salty. The asparagus fritters were just ok but the amazing bread basket made up for it. Authentic Italian food but s ... read more
April G. via yelp.com - Feb 17, 2019
We were in Temecula for the weekend ...
We were in Temecula for the weekend and we found this amazing place ! Pietro and his fantastic dishes brought our dinner to the next level!!!! Authentic Italian food. We loved it ! The "young" Gino was the perfect server for our delicious panna cotta ... read more
Anna A. via yelp.com - Feb 17, 2019
Amazing! Best pasta we've had since ...
Amazing! Best pasta we've had since Italy - the pappardelle con funghi is heavenly. It is absolutely worth the drive from San Diego for this - we will be back soon!
Carly T. via yelp.com - Feb 17, 2019
The food was wonderful, especially the bread! Service was good, a bit slow because of the crowd but great nonetheless. Love the authentic vibe and the attention to detail. We had the filet mignon and the chicken parmigiana-both very delicious! We had no leftovers and even enjoyed cannolis for dessert. Can’t wait to go back!
Natalee via opentable.com - Feb 17, 2019
We were visiting Temecula for the weekend and came across this restaurant. The food was phenomenal and had a great atmosphere. There was a wait when we arrived so the owner sat us at the bar with a complimentary glass of wine. Highly recommend this restaurant for authentic Italian.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Feb 17, 2019
Excellent Food & Service
Best Italian food and warmth personal customer service in Temecula, CA. My wife and I totally loved our 2 hour dining experience.
Scenic09551024514 via tripadvisor.com - Feb 16, 2019
Our first time here! Don’t know what took us so long, but we will definitely be back...soon. The f
Our first time here! Don’t know what took us so long, but we will definitely be back...soon. The food and wine were excellent, and Chef Pietro goes out of his way to greet all guests, and to make them feel like family! Gratzie!
Maureen Haines Chenard via facebook.com - Feb 16, 2019
The gnocchi Gorgonzola was among the best I’ve ever had. My wife had the Spaghetti Carbonara and s
The gnocchi Gorgonzola was among the best I’ve ever had. My wife had the Spaghetti Carbonara and she told me the only reason mine is better is because I crisp up the pancetta. We will most definitely return.
Michael Wild via facebook.com - Feb 16, 2019
Took my date here for Valentine's day and i was very impressed. Lovely staff and the lobster tail was fantastic! Great place to dress up or go casual dress! Waiter recommended a red wine that has since become my new favorite. Wouldn't recommend to anyone looking for an upscale place for a romantic date night!
OG Buzzy via google.com - Feb 15, 2019
What a wonderful dining experience! ...
What a wonderful dining experience!  The food and wine were excellent and delightfully paired (at Chef's recommendation). The calamari is the best valley-wide, hands down!  The steak and fresh homemade pasta were truly amazing!Chef Pietro is friendly, warm, and welcoming!  We will definitely be returning soon!!!
Maureen C. via yelp.com - Feb 15, 2019
Gino was amazing! My valentine ...
Gino was amazing! My valentine and in stumbled across this place quite randomly and had the best experience. The food was perfect and Gino really was excellent and so very sweet. We will be back again!
Hannah N. via yelp.com - Feb 15, 2019
Excellent!
My family and I happened to be in temecula for a funeral and found this lovely place for dinner one night. The wine list is outstanding and the food was very authentic Italian. Everything is made from scratch and we all were very impressed with...More ... read more
Tara S via tripadvisor.com - Feb 15, 2019
Excellent Valentine's Day dinner! Thank you Gino for the recommendations.
Lynne Van Nice via google.com - Feb 14, 2019
Best Italian Food in Temecula with outstanding Customer Service.
BobMingfang via opentable.com - Feb 14, 2019
Great service by the owner.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Feb 13, 2019
Amazing meal, great friendly personal service. Will be back soon.
MatthewL via opentable.com - Feb 13, 2019
As in previous visits, great food. Have never been disappointed.
PaulV via opentable.com - Feb 11, 2019
By far they have the very best chicken Parmigiana on the planet.
By far they have the very best chicken Parmigiana on the planet.
Scott Sutton via facebook.com - Feb 10, 2019
Very tasty place! Food was superb! We were party of 6 and ordered different things. Our octopus - carpaccio di polpo was soooo delicious! Needless to say that all pasta was home made and very yammy ( pappardelle con funghi highly recommend). Wine was a good match for the food. The waiters were very attentive and refilled water very o ... read more
Yulia Gareeva via google.com - Feb 10, 2019
True Italian. Excellent!
Gilbert Clark via google.com - Feb 10, 2019
The owner is the chef and the main server. Based on what you indicate you like, he may make an alternative but related suggestion. For example, we wanted the calamari and he suggested the octopus carpaccio. We took his suggest and were very glad we did. Most of the items are similarly priced so his suggestions are not made to bump up ... read more
JamesG via opentable.com - Feb 10, 2019
OMG!!!! SO FREAKIN GOOD AUTHENTIC ...
OMG!!!! SO FREAKIN GOOD AUTHENTIC ITALIAN RESTAURANT!!!! I moved from the bay area to Temecula couple years ago. Ive always loved Italian food so I am always in the hunt of good authentic italian cuisine. Ive discovered this restaurant through yelp and I am not sure what took me so long to try this place.It is a hidden gem. I wouldnt ... read more
Annaliza C. via yelp.com - Feb 8, 2019
Excellent Italian food.
Mohammed Najar via google.com - Feb 4, 2019
Wow fresh pasta
Group of 7 Hosts were wonderfully welcoming allowed us to sample different wines before making choice. Most of us had house lasagne although specials sounded amazing! We all went home happy!
shazmond910 via tripadvisor.com - Feb 3, 2019
Geno was one of the best servers ...
Geno was one of the best servers I have ever came across. It was such a wonderful experience dinning this evening. If you stop by request geno as your server. He personally chose everything we consumed and it was the best Italian food I have had in a while. Thank you geno!!! Can't wait to be back !
Ricardo M. via yelp.com - Feb 2, 2019
I had the Osso Buco and it was ...
I had the Osso Buco and it was AMAZING!  I found a bit of  Italian heaven in the Tiramisu. Owner made us feel like we were sitting in his kitchen having dinner with family. Can't wait to go back ... read more
Mellissa V. via yelp.com - Feb 2, 2019
Such a great place. Food was delicious. Owner was an amazing host. Friendly and comfy.
Elain MFin via google.com - Feb 2, 2019
Strip Mall surprise! Trattoria Toscana
Not what one would expect to find in a strip mall. This authentic Italian eatery does not disappoint. Very friendly hands on service and an extensive menu that will appeal to all palates makes for a memorable night out with family and friends. One of...More ... read more
Hogane1909 via tripadvisor.com - Jan 30, 2019
Authentic Italian & delicious!
The pasta is made fresh on the premises and all meals are prepared when ordered. Our group of six was very satisfied with everything we tried. The atmosphere is great and the chef, Pietro, was awesome! He gave us suggestions since it was our first...More ... read more
beckieh50 via tripadvisor.com - Jan 30, 2019
We are always search for amazing food with a great atmosphere. Trattorias exceed all expectations!
Assistant On call via google.com - Jan 27, 2019
Came with husband to Temecula for ...
Came with husband to Temecula for a weekend getaway, craving for Italian and were told about this authentic Italian restaurant. It exceeded our expectations to say the least. Had the Bruschetta Di Tre Color, Pappardelle Con Funghi, Lasagna Con Ragu E Prosciutto Cotto, and Panna Cotta for dessert (all was recommended by chef and owner ... read more
Angie W. via yelp.com - Jan 26, 2019
Superb "hole in the wall" Italian restaurant. Ingredients are fresh, home made, authentic and delicious. We liked this restaurant so much that we returned the following evening for another round. Italian wines are affordable and good. Bread basket with olive oil and balsamic vinegar are perfect starters. First night was caesar s ... read more
pixel45 via opentable.com - Jan 24, 2019
Excellent authentic & meticulously prepared food
Finally! We finally found the Italian place we’ve been looking for. Don’t over look this gem, and please order the octopus carpaccio, it’s divine!
Roam15778286247 via tripadvisor.com - Jan 24, 2019
Came recommended by Winery we stayed at. Was fantastic and the staff was very friendly and engaging. Good wine and food was done very well. I ordered standard pasta and sausage but others in group ordered specials and fish said it was very good.
Anthony Rice via google.com - Jan 22, 2019
Once we found the place, we had a great meal. We each had one of the specials, me Chilean sea bass with grilled veggies, my hubby ossco bucco with mushroom risotto. For out of towners, it may be difficult to find even with GPS but keep on looking (or phone for more directions) and you will be rewarded.
LindaR via opentable.com - Jan 21, 2019
Excellent quality. We loved the burrata salad, eggplant- Melanzane Parmigiana, , and the pollo limone!
raquel wilkins via google.com - Jan 21, 2019
The best
Our family had a great time, the service was the best. The food was fresh and tasted like family had made it.
lsmalley4 via tripadvisor.com - Jan 19, 2019
Food was terrific and the service was excellent! We will go there again!
BarbaraW via opentable.com - Jan 19, 2019
Absolutely delicious! Service was ...
Absolutely delicious! Service was great!!! All of the pastas were homemade and so were the sauces! I was very impressed! Even the bread they served us was flavorful and delicious! Highly recommend and will return!
Emilie L. via yelp.com - Jan 18, 2019
This is the best Italian food I ...
This is the best Italian food I have ever eaten! Everything is homemade and delicious. The bread is amazing. The mushroom pasta was divine. The gnocchi melts in your mouth. All of the sauces were delicious.  The caesar salad was bright, and flavorful. The croutons were crisp and savory. The panna cotta is like eating a vanilla cloud!
Cara O. via yelp.com - Jan 14, 2019
Best Italian restaurant!  My wife ...
Best Italian restaurant!  My wife, daughter, and I ordered various dishes and shared them all.  It is hard to pick a favorite.  They all we're fantastic.  The mussels were awesome and I am very picky about seafood.  The staff was excellent and attentive without being overbearing.  I had a great talk with the owner.  This place exceed ... read more
John O. via yelp.com - Jan 14, 2019
Bright, fresh, and savory food!
We enjoyed delicious from scratch Italian food in a warm and comfortable atmosphere. Each dish we had was unique and flavorful. We devoured the mussels, mushroom pasta, seafood pasta, ceasar salad, asparagus appetizer, and delicious desserts that tasted like eating a cloud! The cannoli was...More ... read more
welove2trvl via tripadvisor.com - Jan 14, 2019
Nice unexpected respite
We met friends here for a leisurely dinner. Good food, a nice place to spend the time enjoyably. We were treated like friends, had a huge selection of specialties (the lamb got rave reviews) and enjoyed some great dessert and coffee.
Y1485UVdanielj via tripadvisor.com - Jan 12, 2019
This place is a must visit.  We ...
This place is a must visit.  We went for the wine tasting and stayed for dinner.  I had the lobster pasta special and I can say I have not had pasta that melted in my mouth like this.  This is an owner operated business so don't be in a rush and enjoy the atmosphere.  Check social media for their special wine tasting and dinners.  I ... read more
James P. via yelp.com - Jan 12, 2019
Our new favorite eatery in Temecula
Our new favorite eatery in Temecula ... read more
Jeffrey Brenneman via facebook.com - Jan 10, 2019
Chef and owner, Pietro, is the ...
Chef and owner, Pietro, is the inspiration that makes this restaurant our favorite Italian in the valley. The dishes are authentic and carefully prepared. The sauces are wonderful and the pasta fresh and gorgeous. Top it off with a fine Chianti and what more could a gourmand wish for? ... read more
Fabian B. via yelp.com - Jan 9, 2019
Authentic Italian!
I don’t even want to tell people about this place because it seems like a hidden secret. But this place is as close to Italy as it comes in Temecula. You will not be disappointed.
rubidoe via tripadvisor.com - Jan 9, 2019
Pietro is the chef and he is amazing! ...
Pietro is the chef and he is amazing! Friendly, informative, and he is from Sardinia, Italy!  Tonight we tried their wine tasting and pairing event!  So fun! The wine hostess and all of their staff so friendly!This is our first time and a friend of ours recommended it! So glad we came! We will be back and we have joined their wine cl ... read more
Shanna P. via yelp.com - Jan 6, 2019
So nice to taste fresh, not mass produced, food.Our waiter, a wonderful Italian gentleman, was happy to make recommendations and suggest dishes. Very tasty and enjoyable Would definitely visit if I was in the area again.
Welshgirl via opentable.com - Jan 5, 2019
I haven't eaten pasta this good since I lived in Europe and went to my local restaurant there. I had the lobster ravioli which was amazing. Also, our server Salo was friendly and very helpful with the wine selection. We will definitely be back.
Angela Berry via google.com - Jan 5, 2019
Food is Authentic Italian !!!.
Food is Authentic Italian !!!...Delicious!!!" Pietro " , the owner brought me a cold Peroni ( Italian Beer )....Perfect  !!!After paying the bill , I Embraced Pietro !!!Looking for a Fantastic Italian Restaurant?.....This Is It !!!Mama Mia !!!!
Fabio A. via yelp.com - Jan 2, 2019
Excellent food, customer service is... A bit bizarre, for the lack of a better word. Bit pricey, but food really is very good.
I. Immonen via google.com - Jan 1, 2019
My wife, son and I visited Trattoria ...
My wife, son and I visited Trattoria Toscana a few weeks ago, and we loved it. The food, especially the house made pasta, was delicious, and the service was friendly and inviting. Pietro and the staff make you feel like you are at home, and that is very much appreciated. Since then, we have been back one other time with a couple frie ... read more
Anthony S. via yelp.com - Dec 31, 2018
Love this place for authentic Italian ...
Love this place for authentic Italian food! The employees and owner are so nice and welcoming, the atmosphere is homey, yet elegant, and the food is very very good. The pasta tastes fresh and the dessert (tiramisu) was excellent. I ordered the carbonara, which was fantastic. Their bread (so good) and wine also paired very well! A def ... read more
Isabella F. via yelp.com - Dec 31, 2018
Housemade pastas! Enough said.
Housemade pastas! Enough said.
Jon Black via facebook.com - Dec 31, 2018
Absolutely the best Italian food ...
Absolutely the best Italian food in The Temecula Valley! Both Pietro and Gino took great care of us. We loved the great pastas and salads. We will be back!
Victoria P. via yelp.com - Dec 29, 2018
We would definitely recommend this place to anyone in the area. Yum. Always have steak and anything
We would definitely recommend this place to anyone in the area. Yum. Always have steak and anything that anyone will share with me.
Debby Alley via facebook.com - Dec 27, 2018
Yummy food! Homemade pasta, and best coffee ever!
Yummy food! Homemade pasta, and best coffee ever!
Michelle O'Neal Benavidez via facebook.com - Dec 27, 2018
First visit and we loved it. Delicious freshly made pasta.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Dec 23, 2018
First time visit, this will become our go-to for Italian food in Temecula ... read more
John Sutton via google.com - Dec 22, 2018
Great food and lovely staff. They were so helpful and the food was wonderful. So good and the pasta amazing! Recommend to anyone visiting. We will be bAck next time in the area !
BrendaW via opentable.com - Dec 22, 2018
Amazing homemade pasta with authentic Tuscan sauces! Top quality ingredients and a varied menu combined with an attentive and knowledgeable staff make for an outstanding dining experience. And the Tuscan-centric wine list and their passion for wine complete the experience.
DanielD via opentable.com - Dec 22, 2018
Awesome food and staff. We were treated like family. The FRESH pasta, was incredible. Great place. Will definitely make it on our rotation of places to eat out. 5 stars!
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Dec 21, 2018
We loved our dinner last night! They had my husbands favorite wine & the seafood appetizers were am
We loved our dinner last night! They had my husbands favorite wine & the seafood appetizers were amazing along with the bread. Our tortellini were so delicious and we will definitely be returning!
Emily Smith via facebook.com - Dec 16, 2018
Fantastic place. Excellent service ...
Fantastic place. Excellent service.  Friendly staff.  Great time for wine and food pairings.  Pasta is homemade and amazing.  We'll be back regularly to visit.
Me A. via yelp.com - Dec 16, 2018
Amazing place. Excellent food. The owner was very friendly he made us feel like family. Thank you, it was such a delightful lunch.
Rick Barone via google.com - Dec 15, 2018
Food was absolutely amazing! If ...
Food was absolutely amazing! If you want REAL homemade Italian this is the place to visit. The owner, Pietro, is so friendly and loves to share his love of food and wine with his patrons. Even though it's about an hour away we will be back for a wine tasting or lamb roast soon!!
Christin L. via yelp.com - Dec 10, 2018
This place is a gem!!! The food was delectable. The servers and wait staff were all very friendly and enthusiastic:). It’s going to my go to for Italian every time I visit Temecula!!!
Cheriedh via opentable.com - Dec 10, 2018
Delicioso! Mussels appetizer was indescribably excellent. Horse steak was great. Wonderful ambiance. Great beer.
David Hale via google.com - Dec 6, 2018
The service was great and the food ...
The service was great and the food was amazing!  I had the filet mignon and it was one of the best steaks I've ever had!!!
Mr A. via yelp.com - Dec 4, 2018
We enjoyed an excellent meal with wine suggested by our waiter, Geno, who was excellent. The cannolli was an excellent finish to the meal as well. Recommended.
LeadDog via opentable.com - Dec 2, 2018
It was delicious! true Italian food. 👌🏻
It was delicious! true Italian food. 👌🏻 ... read more
Adriana M Kyan via facebook.com - Dec 1, 2018
This place is the real deal.  Went ...
This place is the real deal.  Went in with a party of 6.  Everything was good, the apps., rigatoni, etc.  Wine was recommended by the waiter and was a hit.  Everything 100% fresh and authentic.  Don't let the strip mall location fool you.  You'll be glad you went.
Matt G. via yelp.com - Nov 27, 2018
Everything about this restaurant ...
Everything about this restaurant is five star.  The service, food, ambiance was all perfect.  I would suggest making a reservation, it gets busy early.
Gisele B. via yelp.com - Nov 25, 2018
Andreas was on point great food live music excellent service.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Nov 25, 2018
such a warm place , my daughter and felt like family ,the food outstanding!! Pietro ,the owner, is
such a warm place , my daughter and felt like family ,the food outstanding!! Pietro ,the owner, is from Sardinia the island ,jam half Sardinian 😁 ,great talking to him in italian . I moved ,alone ,from italy liguria region ,30 years ago to California. His hospitality was genuine,love the filet mignon and the Gorgonzola Gnocchi .
Sabina Ray via facebook.com - Nov 25, 2018
Wonderful authentic food. Go into ...
Wonderful authentic food. Go into the large mall and wander about until you find it. Easy parking All italiano food and wine list.  You MUST try the carpaccio of pulpo if you are partial to squid prepared Mediterranean style A wonderful place to eat if you want to eat like a king in a familia setting!
Miguel A. via yelp.com - Nov 24, 2018
Italian restaurant. Very surprised there were no ceiling fans. This place was very warm - unless someone walked thru the door and let some fresh air in. My wife had to leave the restaurant once to get fresh air. We got there early. Our waiter was the owner. English was very difficult for us to understand. All night we felt "pushed/ru ... read more
MichaelF via opentable.com - Nov 24, 2018
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