A Look Inside The Haute New Tuscan Kitchen Seaport

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Tableside truffles, a wine bar, espresso bar, imported marble, more than 400 varieties of wine, meat and cheese boards and a homemade gelato bar are just a few of our favorite things from the newly opened Tuscan Kitchen. The city has been wowed once again with the recent opening of the dazzling new Boston restaurant in the ever-growing haute Seaport District. The second Massachusetts location brought to us by restaurateur Joe Faro joins its sibling in Burlington and two others in New Hampshire (Salem and Portsmouth).

As soon as you enter Tuscan Kitchen Seaport and head up to the swanky sun-drenched second floor, prepare for an exceptional experience. Whether you opt for a table near the floor-to-ceiling glass windows that offer a beautiful expansive view of the Boston skyline or grab a seat at the gorgeous 80-seat wine bar, the massive 14,000 square foot space is simply stunning.

With homemade pastas, hearth-baked breads and pizzas, imported wines and cheeses and a menu focused on authentic Italian dishes not to mention homespun gelato on the menu, you may not expect to find a crudo bar menu here. Tuscan Kitchen enjoys surprising diners with its impressive finds, including a decadent table side pasta with shaved truffle; and a dry aged, 48-ounce certified Prime Brandt Beef Porterhouse for two. The artisan restaurant is focused on regional Italian cooking where their talented chefs prepare everything in-house.

All of the pastas are made with imported “Doppio Zero” flour and egg yolks, which is then rolled paper thin; while the dough for pizzas and bread are made daily in the Salem, NH shop and brought to Boston where it is baked. Faro travels regularly to Italy to hand pick many of the ingredients.

Start off with a taste of one of their crisp pizzas cooked in their 800-degree wood oven like the Fichi topped with Black Mission fig, fresh rosemary, house made burrata cheese, and thinly sliced prosciutto di Parma, the perfect combination of sweet meets savory.

For dinner entrees, we recommend the Rigatoni alla Bolognese, one of their signature (and most popular) dishes, and for good reason. This hearty plate is made with housemade rigatoni, a delicious braised sauce of beef, veal and pork topped with fresh shaved parmesan cheese. Other creative pasta dishes include ricotta stuffed gnocchi, veal tortelloni, braised short rib stuffed pasta and roasted butternut squash cappellacci.

It’s all about patience when creating a dish of perfection. Take, for example, their six-hour standout braised veal shank with wood roasted root vegetables, or the four-hour braised wild boar ragu served with truffle mascarpone gnocchi and shaved pecorino tartufo – the perfect winter dishes. (Tuscan Kitchen features all Brandt beef that contains no hormones).

Be sure to save some room for the cannoli trio, a delicious sampling of three creamy cannolis filled with Orange Zest and Impastata Ricotta; Caramelized Hazelnut and Dark Chocolate Chip. Trust us, you’ll thank us later.

Tuscan Kitchen Seaport is located at 64 Seaport Boulevard in Boston.