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Tuscan Bistro

12930 S West Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684-5579
+1 231-922-7795
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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12930 S West Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684-5579
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

For a touch of Tuscany this is the place. Garlic permeates every fish and olive oil dips for bread enhances every meal. Mussels are great. And special pasta dishes attract. Eggplant is featured and fantastic

Thank MichiganFrancophile
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go out a lot. We had an outdated coupon that they honored on a WEDS night. We dined in the bar at 8 PM when the staff is ready to go

Thank tom a
Reviewed 12 November 2017

My wife and I got two pasta dinners to go from Tuscan Bistro while on vacation in the Traverse area. The pasta dishes were great and there was plenty to have as left overs the next day.

Thank wolverines_go_blue
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

We went on Halloween 2017, the waitress said they were understaffed and apologized for our wait for her to get to our table and then turned around and had our meals ready insanely fast, which was great cause we were starving and it was delicious!

Thank Becca S
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I celebrated our 31st anniversary at Tuscan Bistro. We had the calamari for an appetizer, along with tomato and mozzarella & a small salad. We each had the small plate linguine and clams and spaghetti with veal, beef and cheeses. The small...More

Thank Gary L
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here. The menu is somewhat limited in the pasta selections. I expected more. What we had was tasty. One good thing is that they offer half or full sizes of dishes.

Thank Mary209
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Took a family vacation at the end of July/ beginning of August. Dined here on the first night because our first choice was packed with a 90 minute wait. There were hardly any customers in the place. Sat outside with a very small view of...More

Thank William R
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Walked across the street from the Marina and found this place. Sat outside, not to hungry so we ordered the eggplant stuffed appetizer. Excellent. My husband ordered the small dish of pasta and peas. More than enough to share. Our waitress was wonderful, happy to...More

Thank kathrynmQ9883YH
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Mickey Cannon operates what may be the most reliable, authentic kitchen in Northern Michigan. The view of the bay is from across the highway and it does not cater to tourists. But it is much favored by a loyal, local clientele of knowledgeable food-lovers for...More

Thank TAWizard
Reviewed 25 August 2017

My spouse and I both had the Salmon entree. It was excellent and reasonably priced.Their bread and the pesto at the table also was very good. Friendly waitstaff also. The ambiance here also is very nice. We'll definitely be back.

Thank Ronald F
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Response from HarryW1951 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know. I'm sure some of the pasta entrees would qualify.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12930 S West Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684-5579
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-922-7795
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