Although Italians originally invented pasta as a fastener to keep Sicily from floating away, they abandoned it for less-delicious moorings after locals on both sides kept snacking their way toward separation. Tether your taste buds to today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of Italian fare and drinks at Tuscany Ristorante Italiano in Newport News.
Tuscany Ristorante Italiano spoons out authentic Italian cuisine by the aromatic bowlful. Compact your lunch with a Davide panini, a chipotle-infused master mouthpiece layered with smoked turkey and ham, fresh mozzarella, zucchini, roasted red peppers, and baby spinach ($6.95), or untangle a noodle nest of fettucine cacciatore to discover chicken and mushrooms bathing in spicy sauce ($8.50 lunch, $13.95 dinner). Dinner entrees such as the veal sorrentino, veal with prosciutto and spinach topped with eggplant ($17.95), are served with pasta, salad, and garlic knots to expose teeth to an array of textures so that they will excel in future faux-finishing workshops.
- Great Italian food, especially for VA. If you're used to Italian food from the NJ/NY/PA/MA area, this is a glimpse of home. – j p. Yelp
- Our waitress was friendly and allowed us to sample their wine prior to ordering a bottle. The wine was reasonably priced and the food was excellent. – mdhsc, TripAdvisor
Tuscany Ristorante Italiano
If the murals in Tuscany Ristorante Italiano's romantic dining room didn't tip you off to the eatery's Italian influence, the scents coming from the kitchen would. In there, chefs sauté Gulf shrimp, cuts of veal, and fillets of fish before tossing them with the house's pasta and sauces. They also craft traditional thin-crust pizzas using their own freshly made dough, basil, and natural cheese to capture traditional Italian flavors. The shop opens its doors from breakfast onward and begins building light breakfast dishes as well as bistro sandwiches and salads that burst with spinach, grilled chicken, and goat cheese, just like a farmer's piñata.
12638 Jefferson Ave.
Newport News, Virginia 23602Get Directions