A centrepiece among the many eateries crowding Station Parade along Brighton Road, Il Toscano is a proud example of the fine Italian restaurants in Sutton. Just minutes from the train station itself, Il Toscano attracts diners from across Surrey and the Greater London region, many of whom are known by veteran head chef Manuele by name. Diners also come here for the unique atmosphere. The restaurant itself boasts a stunning interior, fitted with Florentine-style wooden beams spanning the ceiling and focused on the traditional terracotta oven where superlative pizza and baked Italian dishes are given a perfect finish.
Dinner taken at Il Toscano’s Station Parade premises down Brighton Road is typically traditionally structured, with hot and cold antipasti followed by pasta and risotto, meat and fish dishes with a range of sides and breads to round things off. We’ve forgotten dessert, but trust you won’t, with classic panna cotta and tiramisu rubbing sweetly dusted shoulders with lemon and mascarpone cheesecake and a selection of Italian gelati. Our picks from this Sutton Italian restaurant’s menu would have to be the exotic mango with fresh crab and asparagus with smoked scamorza cheese wrapped in Parma ham to start; the reliably delicious risotto of the day or the spaghetti with seafood in a garlic, white wine and tomato sauce; and the roast duck breast with honey and balsamic on a bed of spinach or the skate wings in blackened butter with capers for a satisfying main course. While these are great choices from the a la carte menu, there’s so much to go on here that many diners opt for the affordable set menus and allow themselves to be guided through the Tuscan-meets-London fare on offer.
Il Toscano is also a fantastic venue for just a few drinks with friends. We do encourage you, however, to at least share some bruschetta ai pomodoro or classic prosciutto e melone when you indulge in the fine Italian wines on offer. And a wide selection of wine, and more, there is, with a list ranging from the house red and white up to the superb Brunello di Montalcino. A beloved Italian wine bar in Sutton, Il Toscano is also a great venue for a number of musicians drawn from Surrey and London’s pool of talented artists. Catch Mikey JC in the his Michael Buble guise while you dine, feisty covers band 4-Stroke, or classic chanson Aurora. There you have it – food, drink, music, and great company at one venue at Sutton’s Station Parade. Book a table for a truly Tuscan time.
Lovely food and great atmosphere. Perfect for New Years Eve . Good menu choices and reasonably priced. Service warm and friendly . Music just right for the occasion. Brilliant
As always, wonderful food and kind helpful staff. They are always happy to see us and make us feel so welcome. Can't praise them highly enough!
Great night with great party atmosphere- the food was marvellous too - Forza! Will be booking again in the very near future- thanks il toscano
Lovely food, welcoming staff and great entertainment too. The atmosphere and decor was very inviting. Would deffo recommend to all for all ages. Give it s try.
Very pleasant evening. Good food, friendly staff and house red wine was good. There was music fro. 8.30 pm. The singers were very good and played a wide variety of songs. we were able to have a dance if we so wished. Would strongly recommend. The only downside was that there is no specific gluten free menu but the staff tried to accommodate my friend with her dietary needs but the food was limited for her, although what she has was very nice. Would recommend the restaurant to everyone.
Il Toscano is an authentic, traditional Italian restaurant in Sutton, serving great food and wine. Great atmosphere and excellent, friendly service. We dine there with friends a couple of evenings a month and can recommend it.
Fabulous food, amazing service. The guys made us feel special and that we were the only customers in the fully booked restaurant. The food was lovely, well cooked an soooo tasty. Really good value for money. If I have a criticism it was a little too much chocolate on the profiteroles (can you have too much chocolate???). Will certainly be returning very soon.
Such a lovely place. This restaurant has a great atmosphere - clean and well-kept; relaxed and welcoming. Beautiful food - we all had great things from the set menu: really nicely cooked and tasty. Staff are friendly and attentive without over-doing it. A thoroughly enjoyable Sunday lunch. Couldn't have wished for a better experience for a birthday celebration.
Food delicious and staff attentive as always. It is my italian of choice in Sutton. It was very quiet but that was to be expected on a Tuesday but that was good. Friday and Saturday are very busy but the atmosphere and service is still great.
Fantastic food as always . Great atmosphere. What more could you want . We have been coming here for quite a few years now and we are never disappointed . Staff are brilliant nothing is too much trouble .