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Mar 31, 2009 06:24 PM

Toscana in Eastchester, where Gina Maries used to be...

I saw that Toscana was "Coming Soon"... It says its "Authentic Italian Cuisine". its in that big place right on the corner of Main St where Gina Marie's used to be. Does anyone know anything?

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  1. Wow! Another Italian restaurant in Eastchester... How creative!

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    1. re: juweee

      Just as creative as another Asian Fusion restaurant in White Plains.

      1. re: kaaaassss

        And another Asian Fusion in Bronxville!

        1. re: roxlet

          Yeah. I wish instead of Lemon Tree, It was Lemongrass and Vietnamese.

          1. re: rolise

            Yes, Vietnamese would be awesome. I wish someone would open one in Westchester. Is anyone listening!!??

            1. re: rolise

              Yeah, being in Bronxville you wouldn't expect something good. If it can't be vietnamese, a real middle eastern place would have been good. Being so close to Sarah Lawrence, you would think a Falafel joint wouldn't be absolutely impossible. But it seems to be.

              1. re: jcmods

                They used to have a decent falafel at the Cup and Saucer on Parkway Road. Don't know if they still do, though. They renovated & I haven't been in a while.

                1. re: jcmods

                  I have thought many times that a nice Mediterranean/Middle Eastern restaurant could do well in Bronxville, or perhaps Greek.... something other than Italian, 'American', or 'Pan Asian'. But I know better than to hope for such a thing. I, too, imagined that Lemon Tree might be Vietnamese, but then I learned otherwise. What does a small village like Bville need with a fifth Asian restaurant (including three Pan Asians)?
                  One restaurant that is not discussed much on these boards is the little bistro on Kraft near the train station... I can't think of the exact name... they used to serve some Mediterranean-type dishes, but I am not sure what they are up to these days. It always looks so appealing when I pass by at night- candlelit and glowy.

                  1. re: vvvindaloo

                    I know the place you mean -- it used to be a tapas place and I think it's called Kraft Bistro now. I have heard from some friends about some unpleasant occurrances with the staff there, and have thus never been inclined to visit.

              2. re: roxlet

                And another Asian Fusion in Mamaroneck!

          2. Hahahaha seriously, we really need to spice up Westchester with some new cuisine! I just got this Scarsdale Magazine Coupon book, and Toscana had a little ad... they have a website...

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            1. re: MikiLovesSugar

              And the site is not up yet ..... I just checked

            2. It looks very cozy and confortable for the summer. The only one with patio surrounded by trees and flowers. Seems interesting...... I'm going to try it soon....

              1. I had dinner there the other night with my boyfriend. They do not have a liquor license yet so they are offering a complimentary glass of wine to each person. There are also no specials at the moment since the chef is still working on the menu kinks according to our waiter. They start you off with a warm bread basket filled with warm rustic bread, homemade bread sticks and tomato focaccia along with a very small white tuscan bean salad. My boyfriend had the Capesante in Padella as an appetizer and said it was excellent enough for him to go back and eat there again. For our main courses we had the Fettuccine Bolognese and Capellini Primavera. Both dishes could use more salt. The fettuccine is homemade but the texture was not as soft as homemade pasta is supposed to be. They gave us a complimentary fruit plate. We ordered the flourless chocolate cake for dessert. This was very good but could have been warmed up more. Our waiter was very attentive and the owners were there whom were very pleasant as well. We will wait a few more weeks and go to try the food again.

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                1. re: bellafoodie

                  So far it sounds better than Gina Maries. When we first moved to Westchester they were in Fleetwood and everyone said you have to go so wonderful, but eh. We never went to the new location.

                  So how would you say they compare to nearby competition like Pinocchio, Ciao, etc?

                  1. re: rolise

                    It is so much better than Gina Marie's NO comparison. My husband & I lreally loved it!SO did our family who we took there on Mother's day!

                2. I was thinking this was a "new" place but with the same owners as Gina Marie's. Does anyone know if this is an entirely new restaurant or same old/same old? FWIW, I went to Gina Marie's when it was in Fleetwood and was also unimpressed. Especially when our check arrived and they charged a "substitution fee" for vodka sauce of $5.95. So, essentially, my husband's ravioli was charged at the higher ravioli rate PLUS an additional $5.95...
                  That was enough to make us never want to go back.

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                  1. re: lollypop

                    Toscana has nothing to do with Gina Marie's. New owners, new restaurant. Definitely give Toscana a try. Went the other night, had a delightful meal on the patio. The owner and staff are friendly and accommodating. The food was excellent and the prices are extremely reasonable.

                    1. re: lollypop

                      Gina Marie's is gone & a great place with a new owner has taken it's place!

                      1. re: lollypop

                        Entirely new place with new owners .
                        The owner of Gina Marie's skipped town