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This Old Compton Street restaurant and bar is an attractive space, complete with designer-ish wood tables, a steel sink, retro meat-slicer and shelves groaning with swanky deli goods. And the food from the kitchen? Traditional Tuscan dishes, of course.

That means Tuscan cheeses and cured meats, Tuscan-style focaccia, beef tartare from Chianina cattle and a range of traditional Tuscan desserts, including their take on tiramisu and a range of cantucci biscuits, in the original Prato style.

A short wine list offers options from across the region, too. Beers include Bianca, Lilith and Stoner, all of which are from Birrificio Bruton – a Tuscan craft beer outfit.

Venue name: Tuscanic
Address: 72 Old Compton St
Transport: Tube: Leicester Square or Piccadilly Circus tube
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Lizzie W

Hmmm this place has potential for sure but there were just a few things that let it down. Short answer; price vs quality of food & portion size. Long answer; read on... and on and on...

Tuscanic is a deli/restaurant on Old Compton Street that boasts specialising in imported Tuscan produce. I therefore expected their food to be of the best quality and tasty to boot... Especially considering the price.

On entering, at lunch time, we received a friendly greeting and were given our pick of the many wooden tables scattered within the bright yellow restaurant. For how dark the restaurant is I think this yellow comes off as quite a garish decor choice but hey - the wooden tables work, as does the open deli and the shelves stocked full of produce (which you can purchase to take away with you along with quite a Tuscan wine selection).

We sat down and were offered menus straight away. The menu consists of small Tuscan appetisers, salads, soups, mixed meat and cheese boards, sandwiches and carpaccio. Everything is perfect for sharing and so my friend and I decided on the small meat and cheese board for £12, the ragu bruschetta, aubergine appetiser and an open sandwich with a pork sausage and fennel topping.

The food is served as and when it is ready; first to arrive was the bruschetta and aubergine. The bruschetta is served warm and was delicious - spag Bol on bread. The aubergine on the other hand was insanely salty and absolutely tiny for the £3 we paid for it! Next up was the meat and cheese - this was more reasonable for the price 4 slices of 3 different meats and 4 slices of 2 different cheeses. This also came with a big basket of soft focaccia - mmmm. Lastly we were handed our open bruschetta which was by far my favourite.

To drink we ordered a bottle of their house white after asking if we would be able to take the rest away (it was lunch time after all!). As they sell it by the bottle anyway this wasn't a problem for them and although we still paid £22 for the bottle it made me a little less annoyed as the cost of 1 150ml glass was £6!! They brought the wine (and tap water without request :)) to the table before the food arrived however opened it up and began pouring the red. I did try it to see if we wouldn't need to ask them to replace with the requested white however it was realllly not nice. I started to worry the white would follow suit but luckily it was an easy to drink, tasty wine - of which we managed over half (oops).

After devouring most of the food (the aubergines were left) we were full but not overly satisfied. This place provides great service and ok food however they've definitely got a few things to work on before I will come back!


Amazing food real Italian flavours . One of the best places to eat Italian cuisine in London . Also what is really nice take away is available . You can buy almost everything what is on the menu and take it home . I will definitely come back there .


This place brought in Soho a small part of Tuscany. A truly and genuine wine list and small plate from just the Tuscany region. I've been there a couple of time already, and it's always superb as their Brunello, something you must try if you like wine. Definitely the best place to drink a glass of proper wine with the time and relax a good wine deserve.


they have the full wine licence!!!!!! amazing place!!!!!!!!!!