Trattoria Tosca is nestled in the Linden Hills neighborhood next door to Turtle Bread. I love the location and the laid back atmosphere of the area. They have tables on the sidewalk right out front and you can sip on a glass of wine and enjoy the people watching. There is no question that Tosca is one of the better Italian restaurants in town. I have been eating at this restaurant since they first opened and have witnessed the transformations they have made. I feel that this place has some serious potential but sometimes falls short in the area of consistency. I appreciate their use of organic and seasonal ingredients. I have had some incredible dishes as well as some complete misses. I especially enjoyed the carpaccio antipasti shown below but the pork belly entree was tough and disappointing. I think part of my issue with this place is that it’s not cheap. If you’re going to spend some real money on a dinner I think there are better places in the Twin Cities. That all being said, I think that this is a great place where you can get some amazing pasta, a good antipasti, and a nice glass of wine and have a great night. The menu changes frequently and you can almost always get a table. In my experience their pastas have always been better than their entrées. A nice thing about this is that the pastas are available in 1/2 portions and are reasonably priced. The entrées can be pretty pricey. All in all this is a good restaurant and I think everyone should check it out.