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For more than half a century, the Zagona family (three generations) has served some of Tucson's best Italian cuisine. The patio, with fountain and flowers, is the preferred choice with diners, but indoor dining is just as comfortable. The family-friendly staff and kitchen present hefty pasta portions, all you need is to order the right wine to accompany your dinner.
From breakfast to lunch, this closet-sized downtown cafe is bustling with business people looking for a quick and flavorful bite to eat. Because of its small size and its great popularity, you may have to wait awhile to place your order. In the morning, croissants, muffins and a few breakfast entrees are served along with a full range of specialty coffees. Panini sandwiches are the lunch of choice with a variety of fillings. Daily specials range from salads and sandwiches to hot entrees.
Chef Massimo Tenino brings artisan Italian cuisine in an aesthetically elegant and upscale environment at Tavolino. Patrons are treated to a high level of quality and service featuring exceptional food and wine. The ambiance is classy yet casual enough to suit every occasion whether romantic dinners or family affairs. The meat and seafood dominated menu is lined up with classic Italian specialties ranging from elaborate antipasti to home-made pastas. Highlights include the Butternut Squash Ravioli, Homemade Gnocchi, "Ossobuco"D'Agnello con Risotto and Burrata e Pomodorini Pizza. Superiors wines add a finesse to each course, while decadent desserts complete the dining experience. Tavolino also offers private dining for celebrating small events. Best enjoyed with good company.
Noted Tucson restaurateur Daniel Scordato has created an energized eatery that combines a cosmopolitan atmosphere with his contemporary takes on the Italian classics. The restaurant feels open and airy, with a surprisingly urban ambiance for Tucson. Specialties include a pork tenderloin with fontina and spinach, a crab-stuffed chicken breast and linguine pasta with salmon. A large wine list features many Italian offerings with a good number of selections.
This popular venue is a classy, elegant Italian restaurant on the northwest side of town. Upon entering, to the left is a small dining room with plush leather booths and the bar. To the right you'll find a larger, lavish dining room and a shady outdoor patio, complete with a marble Italian water fountain, offering shelter from the often oppressive desert heat. The menu is abundant and original. The chicken and veal Parmesan dinner, served over a healthy bed of spaghetti and Sicilian Marinara Sauce, and the Pesce Platter, a massive combo of shrimp, clams, mussels and linguine.