We visited Toscana in Kemang because our friend recommended it to us. So last Eid Mubarak holiday, we went there. Toscana is under the same management of other restaurant in Bali called Ultimo Italian Restaurant and Rumours Restaurant.
Toscana served authentic Italian food in traditional way. The place was quite hidden but don’t worry, just use Google Maps or Waze to find this restaurant. Toscana’s exterior was just like a normal house with red roof and only have one floor. But once you stepped into it, you’ll feel the Italian restaurant feeling (The musics played here make a big different LOL)
The restaurant itself was quite big and could handle up until around 90 person, I guess? The concept of the restaurant seems like a semi fine dining Italian restaurant. All the tables were set finely and all the waiter/waitress dressed professionally. What’s interesting about Toscana is you’ll get complimentary breads and mineral water and they are refill-able (Is that even a word?). Oh and also they will give you garlic-flavored butter for spreading. It’s delicious!
Spaghetti Aglio Olio e Peperoncino, 33k
Spaghetti pasta cooked in extra virgin olive oil, garlic, and chilies
We really love their aglio olio. The taste wasn’t too garlicky and not too oily. And they had the perfect level of spiciness. For the spaghetti pasta, it was cooked al dente. Overall this dish is one of our favorite.
Fettucine con Funghi e Tartufo, 65k
Fettucine pasta with Indonesian truffle “seasonally” cooked in white wine and cream sauce
Fettucine con Funghi e Tartufo is Toscana new menu. At first, LilSis was interested to buy this because it is written that it is cooked in white wine. And they also use Indonesian truffle. I was hopping that the wine flavor would be quite strong, but it turned out quite disappointing. I couldn’t neither taste nor smell the white wine. Although the pasta once again was cooked perfectly al dente, this dish was too bland for us. No salty nor rich taste.
Gnocchi di Patate alla Valtellina, 75k
Classic potato dumpling with Indonesian truffle “seasonally” and mix mushroom, imported fontina mountain cheese, tomato, and cream
How should I put it into words? We thought that the gnocchi was mushy but not too mushy and didn’t really taste like potato. However, we didn’t really like it. It’s somehow weird for our palate. The sauce was a little bit too sour for us too.
(Half Pizza) Salami e Olive, 40.5k
Tomato, mozzarella, salami beef, salami pepperoni, black olive
We ordered half pizza (or counted as small size pizza) because we were worried that we would be too full. Their half pizza is divided into 5 pieces. They gave quite generous amount of mozzarella which we love! Taste wise, it was quite delicious and quite full filling.
Vongole Inguazzetto, 50k
Premium fresh clams cooked in white wine and cherry tomato. Served with garlic bread
The best dish of the day! No pasta here but only clams. We really love this dish as it has strong wine flavor and the clams were fresh and delicious. No fishy smell at all. Very recommended!
Linguine ala Trapanese, 40k
Linguine pasta with Tuna, Eggplant & cappers, cooked With white wine & cherry tomato
Linguine in fact is similar with fettuccine and trenette but it’s more eliptical. The pasta was cooked perfectly. For the sauce taste, it was quite sour (from the tomato) and I don’t remember tasting nor smelling the wine flavor. The tuna was cooked nicely. Maybe if you like tomato you would like this dish.
We really adore Toscana for having the best-cooked pasta we’ve ever tasted. All their pasta were cooked perfectly al-dente. The service was great too. The waiter/waitress were helpful. A little note about their bread, BigSis and LilSis really like their grey-colored bread (We thought it was made using wine as we could smell and taste the wine flavor there). All in all, our visit was quite nice. Let’s eat, foodies!
Adress : Toscana Ristorante
Jl. Kemang Raya No. 120
(021) 7181216, 7181217