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 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!
We are happy to announce that there is a new musician at Toscano's on the second Saturday of every month: local pianist Jerry Sena is joining us to share his extensive talent. Jerry was inspired to play piano while listening to the pianists at the dance school that his father directed - his father was the choreographer for Philadelphia's opera companies. Jerry enjoys sharing from that collection: opera themes, movie and Broadway musical themes, as well as classical piano and dance pieces. Jerry can also be heard Saturday mornings in Reading Terminal Market from 9 to 10 am.
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.
If you came in for dinner this weekend (or perused our website), you know that we had our Iron Chief Competition this weekend. Who won? In Battle Pumpkin, the battle went to John, but just barely! We heard many compliments about Joe's Roasted Butternut Squash Lasagne, and his Carmel Pumpkin Pot de Creme dessert was outstanding! John's menu beat Joe's by just a few votes, and our server Patrick may or may not have swayed the battle for the final votes. Joe is an excellent chef, and we know it won't be long until he's got bragging rights in Toscano's ktichen stadium!
Battle Pumpkin Menu:
Appetizer: Pumpkin Crepes with Pumpkin Ricotta Filling
Entree: Roasted Butternut Squash Lasagne
Dessert: Caramel Pumpkin Pot de Creme
Apptizer: Warmed Spinach with Balsamic Vinaigrette, Roasted Pumpkin, Spiced Ricotta, and Pumpkin Seeds
Entree: Agnolotti Stuffed with Pumpkin in a Spinach Cream Sauce
Dessert: Pumpkin Cheesecake or Pumpkin Cake with Harvest Moon Icing
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.