Bar la Tosca

Bar la Tosca

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Hours
Mon
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tue
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wed
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thu
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Fri
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sat
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Details
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CUISINES
Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
features
Is this an Italian restaurant?
CUISINES
Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles68 reviews
Excellent
36
Very good
24
Average
4
Poor
2
Terrible
2
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Bob S
Warrenville1568 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 none
Stopped here randomly and was super delighted with the food! Came in for breakfast. The restaurant locally sources a lot of its food and it really shows. The owners clearly care about the menu, flavors, and service! Loved the breakfast!
Written October 19, 2022
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul5329 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 family
Stopped in for some early evening drinks. Nice place to sit outside at a table on the patio in front. More relaxed and cultured atmosphere compared to the more typical college bars down the street.
Written May 24, 2024
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Eric W
Ames38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 family
Great place for quality coffee and breakfast. Nice patio seating when weather permits. Beer and other option are available for evening visits
Written September 11, 2022
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Greg S
Shoreview8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 couples
I have to learn to curb my expectations sometimes. Restaurant reviews have to be compared to other restaurants. We tend be too generous with stars. There is no sign on the exterior of the building stating the restaurant name. We drove past it, parked, and then walked past it looking for the building. Their website lists a menu with no prices. Three tables were occupied in an evening of a large event at the University. The mushroom toast appetizer was excellent, which gave me hope that the food to follow would be likewise. It wasn't. I ordered spaghetti with the old premise that if the simplest dish is excellent then the rest of the dishes will follow. My wife's baked cavatelli was rather bland. We had to ask for and wait for Parmesan cheese. We asked for bread and three pieces of thinly sliced bagette (for$3) arrived. I rated it 3 stars because 2.5 stars wasn't an option
Written March 3, 2023
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Freddy V
Colorado38 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 none
We were in Ames visiting, we decided to visit this Italian bar but really it was a wrist of time! The WORST SERVICE EVER provided by ASPEN... if you get the time to visit the bar it’s Ok. But don’t be surprised about the service ASPEN spend the entire time talking to a friend on a different table forgot about us until the kitchen was close. She should be sent home and the owner take place ..! Sorry see you losing your clients like this.
Written February 18, 2021
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AHJDVM
Minneapolis7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 family
Just dropped of our daughter to university and .. this place 👍 .. This place is awesome... everything we had was very good ... the spaghetti sauce should be bottled.. great upscale little place .. we will be back .. the bee sting cocktail is a must
Written August 20, 2019
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Jo Ann K
Ames18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 none
Everything here is really good. The portions are not so huge that you're thinking of a to-go box as soon as your food arrives. The portions are quite adequate, just not intimidating. This is a case of quality instead of quantity.
Written August 20, 2019
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Doug P
94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 couples
Bar la Tosca is a great place for unique fine dining in downtown Ames. In addition to the great selection of menu items, they have very good wines. It's a great place to stop for a bite to eat on your walk through historic downtown Ames
Written June 5, 2019
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oava2014
Minnesota28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 couples
Such good food, the lemon olive oil cake was outstanding!! Never ever have I had such a amazing dessert as this. A must to try!
Written May 8, 2019
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Doug M
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 couples
A friend and I dined on a weeknight and the place was far from busy. Located in the Main Street Arts District of downtown Ames, we were greeted by a friendly bartender and a terrific, widely varied music soundtrack. My friend ordered a flatbread dish from the small plates selection. It was served on a breadboard and piled with items very good ratatouille, puréed chickpeas, shaved pecorino and shallots. Some small plate! We shared an antipasti that included marinated veggies, salami, a delicious triple Cree Brie and crostini that was perfectly grilled. My entree was ‘nduja sausage and pasta. The sausage was fairly sliced but not outrageous? Which is just about right. Pasta was cooked well with just the right consistency. A very satisfying and flavorful entree. Service was very friendly and efficient. Overall, chef Brett DeBlieck has the food dancing to his tune. I wish I lived closer because Bar La Tosca is a waiting-to-be-discovered treat.
Written April 7, 2019
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charrison786
Hampton4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 couples
My husband and I ate there months ago and truly enjoyed the graciousness of the waiter, the ambience of the restaurant and bar and the food. I am a vegan and the chef was very accommodating to my dietary needs. We highly recommend Bar la Tosca for a wonderful lunch or dinner.
Written January 16, 2019
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Jessica M
Sioux City3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 none
Randomly selected this spot for lunch on my first visit to Ames for work. I was not disappointed. the food was amazing, and the service was too. I love finding spots in new cities that I can come back to knowing I wont be disappointed!
Written January 15, 2019
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Rajiv M
53 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 family
Decent restaurant in a small city Ames IOWA , went there with the family , the staff is nice and the food was upto my expectations . Every place closes so early In this city ....
Written December 27, 2018
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Foodieonbusiness
Columbus29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 business
Their food is always well presented and some of the entree's look amazing. I stopped in for lunch recently and had a great mocha and a burger with mac and cheese. The burger was a little greasy for my liking and the mac and cheese was a bit bland. The service was great and the atmosphere was really cool. I will be back for supper.
Written December 12, 2018
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Jim W
Stratford56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 couples
This is a gem in downtown Ames. Lots of good menu choices both small plates and entrees. A good choice of cocktails. They mix a good drink. We always have a good time in a relaxing atmosphere.
Written November 5, 2018
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