In Italy, a true artisan combines simplicity in the freshest ingredients with time honored preparation to create a truly incredible culinary experience.
Regional Italian cuisine is incredibly diverse in it’s make up. Utilizing ingredients indigenous to each specific geographic area, every region passionately boasts its own style of cooking and the wonderful dishes they create. Whether it be wood roasted caponata from Sicily, beautiful rustic breads from Tuscany, super thin crust pizza from Napoli, or fresh tagliatelle from Bologna, the culinary adventure of exploring Italy’s different regions is truly endless.
At Tuscan Kitchen and Tuscan Market, our chefs prepare everything in house. All of our pastas are made fresh, our bread crafted daily in our artisan bakery and our desserts are carefully created by master pastry chefs.
Here, the guest dines “in our kitchen” as the food you enjoy is literally prepared right in front of you. Our wood ovens burn from morning until night roasting vegetables, baking bread and firing delightful thin crust pizzas. Prime steaks are seared on our wood grill and our rotisserie slowly roasts marinated whole chickens and lamb while a pasta maker cuts fresh fettucini for all to see.
The Tuscan Brands Story
With over 25 years of Artisan Italian food experience, Tuscan Brands Founder Joe Faro grew up appreciating the true craftsmanship needed to create great Italian food. Son of Sicilian Immigrants, It was this passion for authentic Italian specialties that gave life to Joe’s first food enterprise.
Joseph’s Gourmet Pasta and Sauces began as a small hand crafted pasta Company in the attic of the Faro family Bakery in Haverhill, Massachusetts. Through Joe’s leadership and 20 years of consistent growth and innovation, the company became the national leader in specialty pasta and sauces.
Joe’s passion for creating scratch Italian delicacies continued to burn and in late 2009 Tuscan Brands was born. The first Tuscan kitchen opened in 2010 in Salem NH. The restaurant showcased all of the handmade regional Italian specialties that Joe had learned through his lifelong journey through Italy’s diverse regional cuisine.
In 2012, the second part of Joe’s vision, Tuscan Market was born. Designed to emulate an open air Artisan Italian Market, the guest can experience everything from bread baking, pasta making, fine Italian pastries and gelato, all being made before your very eyes. Hundreds of Italian wines, prepared foods and imported specialties from all over Italy grace the markets retail floor.
Finally, in 2014, the next phase of the Tuscan Brands evolution had arrived with the launch of Joe’s latest Artisan Italian enterprise, Tuscan Kitchen, Burlington Massachusetts.
The newest Tuscan Kitchen features a market and kitchen all under one roof and incredible Italian architectural detail literally transporting you to Tuscany as you enjoy more of Tuscan Brands Scratch Italian specialties.
Whether it be Tuscan Kitchen or Tuscan Market, Salem or Burlington, please join us as our guest as you Experience Artisan Italian.
Joseph P. Faro, Chief Food Taster, Tuscan Brands