Toscana City Centre restaurant

3 Cork Hill, Dame Street (opposite Dublin Castle), Dublin City Centre, Dublin 2, Temple Bar, Dublin, Dublin 2

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Italian, Pizzeria, Sunday Lunch

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478 reviews

PJ Butuci

chef PJ Butuci

Toscana arose from the work of PJ and Dee Butuci. In 2002, the two renovated a farmhouse in Wicklow in order to grow their own ingredients, and soon after opened one of the first Farm to Table restaurants in Dublin; Toscana. PJ is a firm believer in using natural, home grown produce in every dish on the menu.

PJ is a fan of seasonal menus and the transient nature of that in the restaurant scene, and has implemented this in Toscana. All of the dishes on the menu are tailored to the seasonal produce he and his wife grow. As both chef and owner, Toscana is incredibly close to PJ’s heart and as such, the restaurant only offers the highest quality Italian cuisine.

Previous Restaurants
Worked in Windsor Castle in London, and other restaurants there before opening Toscana.

25 years

Specialised Cuisine

Signature Dish
Spaghetti Bolognese

Vital Ingredient
Fresh Basil, oregano, and sage

Good Food Ireland

Check out PJ Butuci’s recipes

Guilty Pleasure
Maybe Tiramisu or Panna Cotta

Favourite Wine
Chianti classico riserva

Favourite dish to cook at home
Again Spaghetti Bolognese!

Main Inspiration
The produce that I have sown with my own hands and watch grow with no nasty sprays are the perfect ingredients.

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