Tuscany Restaurant in Oswego IL Gets an A+

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Heart Realty Group, Inc.. IL-471.002355

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After running around all day I remembered I had not taken anything out to thaw for dinner and decided to try out the new restaurant that opened up a couple of weeks ago on Route 71 in Oswego, IL past the high school.  .Tuscany Sign

It was early on a Monday evening and still light since we had just changed to daylight saving time.  As I walked in and waited to be seated I took in the warm decor that immediately put you at ease.  The large bar area is immeidately in front of you as you walk in with dining areas to the right and left.

 

Couple at BarDining Room 1Vino VinoBartender

 

I was seated and asked to speak to the owner to get permission to take pictures and explain why I was there besides just having dinner.  Jimmy was great!  He was thrilled that I was taking time to come by and check his restaurant out.  We chatted a bit and then he was off to greet the next couple.

As I waited and perused the menu I was delighted to see a lot of my favorites were listed.  You will not be disappointed at this menu - from daily specials to lunch menu the choices are varied.  The prices are reasonable and the portions are large.  Bring a big appetite.

Menu

 

I spoke to a couple that had just finished and introduced myself to Bill and Pat Forelich from Boulder Hill a subdivision in Oswego/Montgomery.  Pat is a retired teacher and her son had given them a gift certificate for her birthday.  They loved the food and ambience and will definitely come back.  They believe in "buying local" and are glad that they have an alternative to franchise Italian food in the Oswego area.

 

Bob & Pat Froelich

 

After speaking with Pat & Bill a bit more I returned to my table to eat the thick Italian bread with olive oil and Parmesan cheese.  The bread was so good I could just eat the bread and make a dinner of it!  My order of stuffed mushroom came and it was huge (especially for one person).  It was perfect!  I highly recommend it. 

While waiting for my main entree I stopped at a table where a wonderful family was waiting for their order.  Both parents are teachers in the area and gave the food so far an A!  The kids were really enjoying their meals and were happy to have their picture taken!  Thanks to this Montgomery family for making the trip to Oswego!

Montgomery Family

 

The rest of my order arrived and the lasagna al fina was wonderful.  The portion was so large I had to ask for a carryout container so I can have it tomorroww!  Besides, I needed to leave room for dessert.  The waitress came back with the dessert tray with a variety of wonderful desserts.  My favorite is tiramiso and I was not let down.  It was moist and full of flavor along with the cup of hot coffee to balance out the sweetness.

Eating out alone is always an adventure but at Tuscany I felt like a part of the family.  Everyone was friendly from the owner, Jimmy to the waitstaff but especially the customers were wonderful.  To all those that took some time to talk to me and share their experience I thank you!

To my fellow residents in Oswego and surrounding communities stop by and enjoy a wonderful relaxing Italian dinner with family and friends.  I give Tuscany an A+!

Tuscany is located at 4092 Rt. 71, Oswego, IL.  You can call them at 630-551-1900.  Tell  Jimmy or Qamil Ballazhi the two brothers that own Tuscany that  Evelyn sent you and enjoy your dining experience

 

 

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Evelyn Santiago

Managing Broker - 630-251-0059

Heart Realty Group, Inc.

We are Passionate About Real Estate!

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MaryBeth Mills Muldowney
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What a great review, I could taste the lasagna just from the way you described it.  Wish I was closer to Oswego!

Mar 14, 2011 05:13 PM #1
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Evelyn Santiago, Managing Broker Heart Realty Group, Inc.
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Thanks MaryBeth for your comment.  I am still so full I can hardly move.  The food really was great and as a single diner it's always a bit awkward going out.  I felt really comfortable and the owner was so nice to everyone and even served my wine himself!  Talk about service!  If your ever in the Chicago area make sure to try it.

Mar 14, 2011 05:16 PM #2
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Beth Larsen
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Evelyn, your description of Tuscany Restaurant was so colorful I would surely look it up if I found myself in Oswego, IL! I was in Tuscany, Italy in December and just fell in love with it.

Mar 14, 2011 05:21 PM #3
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Evelyn Santiago, Managing Broker Heart Realty Group, Inc.
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Beth:

Thanks for your comment.  I have heard that the real Tuscany is beautiful and have put it on my bucket list.  I also love your part of the country - Sedona is so serene and mystical.  What a wonderful place to live in.

Mar 14, 2011 05:28 PM #4
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Leesa Finley
RED Properties - Wake Forest, NC
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Oh Evelyn - Tuscany sounds like an awesome restaurant and not just by your standards but MANY patrons!  I enjoyed your post and I hope YOU enjoy your leftover lasagna!

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Mar 15, 2011 01:45 AM #5
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Leesa Finley
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Mar 15, 2011 01:45 AM #6
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Evelyn Santiago, Managing Broker Heart Realty Group, Inc.
Heart Realty Group, Inc.. - Oswego, IL
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Lessa:

Thanks for your comment and I am looking forward to my leftover lasagna!  Thanks for the recommendation!

Mar 15, 2011 04:32 AM #7
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
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Alright Evelyn, now you've done it!  I'm hungry!  Marilyn and I will have to check this out when we're over in Oswego next time.  We love trying new places!  Great review ... I'm sure these owners are glad they have a raving fan ...

Gene 

Mar 15, 2011 06:34 AM #8
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Evelyn Santiago, Managing Broker Heart Realty Group, Inc.
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Gene:

You will definitely have to try it.  I had the leftover lasagna this afternoon and it was wonderful!  I love going to the local restaurants vs franchises.  Have to try to keep it local.  Thanks for the comment!

Mar 15, 2011 06:20 PM #9
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Evelyn - Sounds like my kind of place... Excellent job and post

Mar 20, 2011 04:59 PM #10
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