In the upcoming neighbourhood Oude Noorden this fairly new Mediterranean hotspot has already made quite a name for itself. I think it takes a bit of guts to start a place like this in a quarter not necessarily known for its prosperous clientèle, but it proves to be the perfect spot. It probably helps a lot that the owners are real locals and they have a lot of experience with other restaurants.
If the weather allows the best place is at the intimate tree-lined side street of the square, which feels like an enclosed garden on the one hand but on the other side it has an urban vibe as well. The use of old school furniture completes the perfect picture for me. Inside this corner restaurant is a mixture of coziness with tables welcoming you to chit chat and a more lounge style entresol.
The food is simply very good with, luckily for me, a lot of attention for Mediterranean seafood. Daring combinations like scallops with citrus turn out to work perfectly. On the menu there only a couple of things to choose from, but they change the list very regularly. The wines on the menu are well-chosen with quite a number of wines by the glass.
Altogether Tosca is a great place to enjoy delicious food while having the ultimate holiday feeling.