La Toscana Billericay Essex
|Opening Times||Monday - Saturday: lunch from 12.00 (last orders 14.30), dinner from 18.30 (last orders 21.30)|
|Ave. Price per couple||65.00|
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Average user rating from: 8 user(s)
La Toscana ideas above it's station
I recommended La Toscana to a group of colleuges for a business dinner. Upon entering the resturant the head waiter looked down his nose at us like we were something he had stepped in. When asked if they could seat 10 he stated that he would have to ask the kitchen if they could manage a party of ten! Bearing in mind there where 6/8 people in the restuarant at the time I found this very strange considering the level of professionality this resturant proports to have.... He then came back and stated in a rather unhelpful tone that he would have to make a table up and that the kitchen could cope as if he was doing us a favour! He then proceeded to squash us against the wall to such a degree we had to move the table away ourselves in order to gain access to and from the table. Throughout the course of the meal he was less than welcoming and accomodating. Considering the table was large and we were going to spend a good amount of money, and the restuarant was empty this attitude was totally unacceptable! The waitress on the other hand did a marvelous job of making up for his vile behaviour. The food was reasonable the quality has dropped. The decor is tired including the 5cm gash out of the wall above my colleuges head... The ambiance if any was completely ruined by the head waiter who clearly has ideas above his station, the attitude given off was akin to a Parisian although I suspect that French would be beyond his command unlike one of our number who can speak three languages. The restaurant is not Michelin starred, it is not excluesive If you want a good meal go to the Magic Mushroom better quality with less attitude and a high degree of customer care. Would I go back never! I am actually embarresed that I recommended the restuarant. However if like us you can't get into one of the many busy restuarants it is somewhere to eat....
Not very impressed this time round
We used to go to La Toscana for special occasions as it's one of the nicest, pricey, restaurants in Billericay. My husband and I went there recently for our anniversary and didn't really enjoy it. It seriously lacks atmosphere and needs modernising (although I've always felt this about the place). The food isn't as good as it used to be, sloppy presentation, the waiting staff didn't seem as 'polished' as they used to. Lacking a little attention to detail. I would expect more from somewhere that charges as much. I will go elsewhere for the next special occasion I'm afraid.
I have been here many at least half a dozen times on business and with family & friends. Each time the food is second to none, staff friendly and helpful. Although top end in terms of cost very worthwhile. A relaxed place to eat and look forward to my next visit.
Took my family here for a birthday celebration, food was excellent and staff were helpful with the planning. Would definately visit again
A great evening
We have been here on two occasions and both times we have been made to feel very welcome by the manager. The food has been excellent on both occasions and so has the service. We like to have a break between courses and the staff allowed us to do this without forgetting about us.
I recommend this restaurant to anyone.