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Dinner at Tuscan last night

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Dinner at Tuscan last night

ellene | Mar 5, 2003 10:52 AM

Ate at the newly reopened Tuscan, with Rocco Dispirito's new menu. It was the first night, so we should cut them some slack.

The room is pretty much the same, it still has an 80's feel, but it has great lighting and a good music.

Service is slow, but it was opening night. Alot of people in suits hanging around.

They have a large variety of Antipasto, this with the rest of the menu changes every day. Antipasto were tasty, but expensive. This pretty much describes the meal in general

We had:
Caponata Crostini(3 small bites for $8). Bruschetta with filet, roasted peppers, marinated mushrooms and mamas meatballs. Mama's meatballs were clearly the standout.

Followed by Risotto, The Salmon, The Monkfish and The Veal Chop. All good, none standouts(monkfish a little underdone)Veal chop is there signature dish, was tasty and well cooked, but I question the $42.00 without any real sides.

We ordered the beets(tasty and well cooked), kale, polenta fries with truffles(a big hit)and roasted potatoes

The best dessert is the Macchato, a coffe ice cream and caramel foam that was standout. The The apple tart was good as was the traditional warm chocolate cake served witha great risotto ice cream.

Very well priced wine list, with tons of good choices.
There was a champagne (Goerg) at $55.00 was teriffic.

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