Ristorante Toscano's chef and owner John Bruno comes from a family of chefs. John's training comes from growing up in a family rich in Italian tradition and endless hours working in the restaurants of friends in Chestnut Hill, PA.
Family is key to John's vision at Toscano. He regularly visits Cousin Tony's store in Brooklyn, NY for family recipes and secrets and complements many pasta dishes with Nana Bruno's sauce recipes. Come to Ristorante Toscano and let our family feed your family!
Ristorante Toscano is located just north of Main and Broad Streets in Lansdale, PA. Parking is available on the street, or at the back of the gas station next door in a spots marked "213 North Broad St. Tenants".
We hope to see you soon!
College basketball brackets started with 68 teams, but our bracket features just four, and this weekend is the big competition. Each of our four servers has selected a menu, and you get to pick whose is best! Who will win, Debbie, Patrick, Stephanie, or Mary? The menu with the most votes at the end of the weekend is the winner. Also this weekend, kind of like the coach's choice, is Casalinga, our home-made ravioli special. Here are your menu choices, may the best team win:
Debbie's Menu: The Cocker Spaniel ($25.55)
Appetizer: Baby Greens Salad with Fruit, Topped with Peach Balsamic and Fresh Cheese
Entree: Vongole - Linguine with Clams in a Red Sauce
Patrick's Menu: Mr. Green Jeans ($27.27)
Appetizer: Spinach Salad with Goat Cheese, Roasted Peppers, and Balsamic Vinaigrette
Entree: Chicken Patricio - Chicken with Goat Cheese, Roasted Peppers, Olives, and Olive Oil over Linguine Pesto
Dessert: Key Lime Pie
Stephanie's Menu: The Wise Old Owl ($33.33)
Appetizer: Agnolotti: Butternut Squash Ravioli in a Spinach Cream Sauce
Entree: Scallops in Chili Lime Butter Sauce over Linguine
Dessert: Dreamy Bombe - Peanut Butter Gelato with a Caramel Center Inside a Milk Chocolate Shell with Peanut Butter Drizzled on Top
Mary's Menu: The Politician ($33.33)
Appetizer: Aunt Carrie's Salad - Romaine with Artichoke Hearts and Roasted Peppers with Prosciutto and Mozzarella Pinwheels, topped with Red Wine Vinaigrette
Entree: Veal Verona - Breaded Veal Cutlet Topped with Roasted Peppers, Mushrooms, and Fresh Mozzarella in a Lemon Butter Sauce, served with a side of Penne Vodka Cream
Dessert: Cherry Crumb Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream
The third Thursday of the month is always Gnocchi Gnight at Toscano's. All of our Gnocchi entrees are just $10: Gnocchi Bolognese, Pumpkin Gnocchi in a Spinach Cream Sauce, Roman Gnocchi made with Semolina and topped with Peppers and Onions, and Gnocchi Verdi made with Ricotta Cheese and Spinach and topped with a Red Sauce. Bring a bottle of wine and your favorite person and come in for a great meal at a great price.
Jerry Sena, our pianist who usually plays on the second Saturday of the month, will playing on the third Saturday, April 19th, this month. If you come in on April 12, you'll get to hear another of our favorite keyboard players, Cal Wilson. Either weekend, you're sure to hear wonderful music.
First Friday is one of our favorite days of the month! On the first Friday of each month, two of our favorite piano players join us to provide an evening of live music. Jazz piano players Tom Linker and Gary Carpenter come to share their talents with us (they are also artists, and their work is on display at Toscano's). The music is always enjoyable, the food is always delicious - it is a wonderful place to be! Come join us for a great way to wrap up the week and kick off the month.