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TOAST Enoteca & Cucina

TOAST Enoteca & Cucina is a one-of-a-kind, modern Italian restaurant and wine bar that brings the world's premier wines to the charming East Village neighborhood of San Diego's famous downtown. It's the newest place in San Diego to celebrate fine wine, authentic Italian cuisine and great company.

A truly unique concept, TOAST Enoteca & Cucina features up to 400 exceptional wines for tasting or purchase, many of which are traditionally difficult to come by in San Diego.

Through the interactive use of state-of-the-art wine dispensing Enomatic machines, guests have the opportunity to experience a variety of the world's most prestigious wines. Two years in the making, the TOAST Enoteca & Cucina menu features an array of authentic Italian cuisine that can't be found anywhere else in town. At 1,650 square feet, TOAST Enoteca & Cucina can accommodate 50 patrons inside and 30 on the patio.
31 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
(31 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 31 reviews
5 stars
(9)
4 stars
(11)
3 stars
(10)
2 stars
(0)
1 star
(1)
Food 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
Noise Level
2.1 / 3
Energetic
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • notable wine list(19)
  • fit for foodies(17)
  • neighborhood gem(15)
  • great for outdoor dining(11)
  • good for groups(5)
  • romantic(5)
TOAST Enoteca & Cucina Reviews List
Review 1 for TOAST Enoteca & Cucina
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/18/2015
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 2 for TOAST Enoteca & Cucina
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Good pizza, leave the rest

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Dined on 8/17/2015
 2013
Dined on 8/17/2015
 2013
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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"Pizza was absolutely delicious, but the pasta was flavorless and over cooked. Every person at our table had to add salt and said that the sauces lacked flavor. The kitchen needs to work on their timing. 6 people had nearly finished when the remaining 4 dinners finally came out. Cute atmosphere"
Dined on 8/17/2015
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 3 for TOAST Enoteca & Cucina
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Do not waste your time dining here.

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Dined on 8/14/2015
 2015
Dined on 8/14/2015
 2015
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/14/2015
 2015
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Review 4 for TOAST Enoteca & Cucina
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Fun Gimmick

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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"The caprese salad was very good. The pizza was terrible. The main attraction is the fun of loading up a card with money (like an arcade) and using the machine for 1 oz. tastes of different wines."
Dined on 8/08/2015
 2002
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Review 5 for TOAST Enoteca & Cucina
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 7/10/2015
 2012
Dined on 7/10/2015
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/10/2015
 2012
Special Features: notable wine list
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Review 6 for TOAST Enoteca & Cucina
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 6/10/2015
 2001
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 7 for TOAST Enoteca & Cucina
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Disappointing

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I enjoyed the relaxed feel. However, our party was dissatisfied with the lack of service. We were there for almost two hours and the waitress checked on us only three times two of which were just to refill the waters without speaking to us. We also disliked that our food took an extremely long time to arrive. We would estimate it took 30-45 minutes for some mediocre pasta dishes. Overall the whole table was disappointed and would not recommend TOAST Enoteca & Cucina to our friends or family."
Dined on 6/06/2015
 2015
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Review 8 for TOAST Enoteca & Cucina
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/26/2015
 2008
Special Features: great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 9 for TOAST Enoteca & Cucina
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 6/05/2015
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 10 for TOAST Enoteca & Cucina
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/30/2015
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 11 for TOAST Enoteca & Cucina
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/28/2015
 2003
Special Features: notable wine list
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Review 12 for TOAST Enoteca & Cucina
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 5/24/2015
 2010
Dined on 5/24/2015
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/24/2015
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 13 for TOAST Enoteca & Cucina
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 5/23/2015
 2015
Dined on 5/23/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 5/23/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 14 for TOAST Enoteca & Cucina
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 5/19/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 15 for TOAST Enoteca & Cucina
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Very disappointing food.

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Dined on 5/08/2015
 2013
Dined on 5/08/2015
 2013
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The pizza was uncooked, with very sparse toppings and the pasta was not housemade - it was regular supermarket variety. The service was good however."
Dined on 5/08/2015
 2013
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Review 16 for TOAST Enoteca & Cucina
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great meal, small entree portion

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Dined on thurs evening and enjoyed their $30 supper Club menu which included wine pairing. Was overall very satisfied with the meal which included shrimp bruchetta, Grilled romaine salad and Osso Bucco entree. Well worth the price."
Dined on 4/02/2015
 2009
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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Review 17 for TOAST Enoteca & Cucina
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Good Food - Fair Service

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"About our third or fourth time here. A great spot to go after a baseball game. Had pizza and appetizer and a bottle of wine. The food was good as usual, not as memorable as our previous visits. We had a very, very pleasant server, but, she knew very little about wine and what she did know in our case was wrong. Not a big deal, just amusing. Then, she delivered the wrong pizza and I ate it in silence due to being hungry. Seems she could get nothing right. Good looking, personable and nice to talk to. Not a waitress. Since they've installed the wine-by-the-oz-carousel-feeders it seems the ambiance has gone downhill... more crowded and noisier. Not too bad tho' I guess one should expect that sort of business decision from a small downtown San Diego restaurant mill."
Dined on 12/27/2014
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 18 for TOAST Enoteca & Cucina
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

You must try their supper club

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I was at Toast with family and friends. We all loved the supper club menu that's offered every Thursday. We had a wine paired 3 off menu courses and it was just fantastic!"
Dined on 1/29/2015
 2013
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 19 for TOAST Enoteca & Cucina
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Not great service,and our waiter seemed either confused or stoned. The food was just OK, slightly too salty."
Dined on 12/06/2014
 2011
Special Features: notable wine list, kid-friendly
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Review 20 for TOAST Enoteca & Cucina
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Tasty food.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Very tasty Northern Italian food. Automated self serve wine tasting machines. Good chance to try new wines. But makes you realize that a one ounce serving is a tiny pour! Extensive wine list on an ipad."
Dined on 12/06/2014
 2010
Special Features: notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 21 for TOAST Enoteca & Cucina
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Have to agree with most of the previous reviews

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"They were out of quite a few wines. It's sad when you have your heart set on one and are told they are out of it - this happened 3 times.
Cheese and meat plates were good - didn't like the break though - something more crusty would have been great!
Gorgonzola pizza was ok."
Dined on 11/29/2014
 2008
Special Features: notable wine list
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Ratings-Only Reviews for TOAST Enoteca & Cucina
Based on the average of (10) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
9 out of 9 recommend this product
Food 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Service 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
2.6 / 3
Energetic