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 $30, you get an Italian dinner for two at Tuscany Ristorante Italiano in Newport News (up to a $59.40 total value). The dinner includes:
- One appetizer (up to a $9.50 value)
- Two pasta dishes (up to a $23.90 value) or two entrees (up to a $24.95 value)
Tuscany Ristorante Italiano spoons out its menu of authentic Italian cuisine by the aromatic bowlful. Forge a fitting epicurean prologue from a sundry slate of appetizers, dipping spoons and gondola oars into canals of cioppino soup brimming with fresh clams, bay scallops, and Maryland crabmeat. With palates primed, dining companions can then put tongues to work untangling a noodly nest of fettuccine alla cacciatore, or dress their taste buds to the nines in the farfalle toscana’s dapper blend of bowtie pasta, Gulf shrimp, and pink cream sauce. House specialties, such as the herb-encrusted veal sorrentino, rub shoulders with a succulent selection of steaks and chops, which include the osso buco con risotto—a flavorsome union of braised pork shank and wild mushroom risotto.
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