Pasta became a staple of Italian fare after Emperor Caligula famously elevated a plate of lasagna to the Roman Senate. Feast on political recipes with today’s Groupon to Tuscany Ristorante Italiano in Newport News. Choose from the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of Italian fare for lunch.
- For $15, you get $30 worth of Italian fare for dinner.
- For $29, you get $60 worth of Italian fare for four or more diners.<p>
Tuscany Ristorante Italiano’s classic Italian lunch and dinner menus draw on ingredients such as homemade mozzarella, fresh basil, and fire-roasted peppers to enliven traditional pastas, chicken and veal entrees, and paninis. Midday patrons can dig their forks into the mellenzane ripieno’s mingling of oven-baked spinach, ricotta, and eggplant ($8.95), or marvel as the salmon entree thwarts convention and swims downstream through a river of white wine, lemon, and butter sauce ($10.50). Alternatively, an evening nibbler of Prince Edward Island mussels ($7.95) traces its royal lineage back to King George II, and layers of eggplant and zucchini cozy up on freshly baked pizza dough ($11.50). As guests take in the eatery’s rustic atmosphere and warm-colored murals of Italian streets, diners excavate the veal and prosciutto strata of saltimbocca alla romana ($18.50) or uncover double-boned pork chops hiding beneath crabmeat and a web of secrets ($19.95).
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 23602