Making an unavoidable appearance on the dessert menu is tiramisu, here a mediocre rendition in a transparent glass coffee cup. More memorable is semifreddo alle mandorle ($8), an ivory cylinder of house-churned honey-almond ice cream paired with a duo of salted caramel and Greek yogurt sauces. Crostata frangipane al cioccolato ($8) is translated as a crumbly chocolate tart that acts as a vessel for aromatic almond frangipane. A serving of fior di latte gelato is a refreshing counterpart to the rich tart.

Service is still a work in progress (the restaurant opened almost six months ago), with inconsistent levels of skill and knowledge. Most of the waiters seem insecure when asked about certain items, particularly if the query goes beyond what's listed on the menu. We were left waiting too long for attention between courses. Overall, the service is smooth more often than not, with the handmade Tuscan glasses of water nearly always half-full, but an 18 percent gratuity tacked onto the bill seems a bit too much automatic appreciation for all that Italian hospitality.

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Toscana Divino

900 S. Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33130

Category: Restaurant > Brunch

Region: Little Havana

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Toscana Divino

305-371-2767
toscanadivino.com

Lunch Monday through Friday noon to 3:30 p.m.; brunch Saturday and Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; dinner Monday through Thursday 6 to 11:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Sunday 6 to 11 p.m.

Pappa al pomodoro $11
Ribollita $9Tortelli di ricotta $18
Pesce spada $24
Crostata frangipane al cioccolato $8

View a slide show of Toscana Divino.

Aside from the staged props and rehearsed welcomes, Toscana Divino offers a fashionable dining drama supported by solid regional fare. Once you let yourself go, you might find it to be a helluva show.

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