were at an art opening at the Pyramid and Eric Bellman told us
about Tuscany's. It's in Culver Ridge Plaza which is on the way
up now after Forman's, Penney's and even Burlington Coat Factory
bailed out. They put fresh garlic in their butter and whip it
(pictured below). The food is "contemporary Italian"
and light but with big portions - plenty for a second meal in
the doggie bag. The little guy (above) sits on the counter and
sort of guards the place. This place feels like a chain. It is owned by the same people
who own Vesuvio's but that is a really same chain.
A woman came to our door selling a coupon book to Tuscany's and we bought one so we will be eating here on and off for the next year to make our money back.
We had really good Ceaser's Salad and a really nice Fried Ravioli appetizer that was stuffed with sausage, ricotta cheese and roasted tomatoes in tomato sauce. We ordered a carafe of Chianti and they served us a nice Castello Dalbola. I ordered Shrimp Basilica with artichokes,sun dried tomatoes and pesto cream sauce over pasta and my wife ordered Scampi Alla Tuscane with plum tomatoes, spinich and artichikes in a white white sauce over pasts. Both were pretty good.
kitchen is open to the big dining room and the chefs spend a lot of time poking at the big fireplace. Tuscany's has their own thing going when it comes to interior decoration. When you look up at the ceiling it appears someone has blasted a hole through the tiles exposing the structural beams.