I wouldn't expect a Chicago style Italian beef at a New York themed restaurant.
I even checked their menu on their own website and the word Chicago is not on it. http://tonysitaliandelitucson.com/menu
I have been a fan of this restaurant for 25 years! We just purchased the family size stuffed shells two weeks agon and they were fantastic.
That indeed is sad to hear; I know they have had there bad moments but for two times in a row to be bad is sad
Sad to hear this place had always been spot on when I have been there but it has been along time since I've been.
I have lived in Rita Ranch for years. I avoided Sa'ing for the first couple of years it was open because I figured a Thai restaurant in Rita Ranch just couldn't be good. My loss. I finally gave it a try and it was such a pleasant surprise. We really enjoy the food and the owners are really nice. Sometimes, at lunch, the service can be slow but it's always worth it!
Thanks Rita. IF, and notice it is a big if, I ever find myself out that way, I will definitely try!
They have some of the best desserts in Tucson, too bad they weren't reviewed too.
My family went to El Merendero this weekend. It was delicious! The Saturday special seafood soup was fantastic, the cocido was good but not amazing, and the enchiladas, tacos, rice and beans were excellent. My wife and I have eaten a lot of combination plates and this was the best we have ever had. The cheese enchiladas stood out in particular. The enchilada sauce was perfect! The refried beans were revelatory. We will be going back. The prices are reasonable too: one beer, one horchata, one seafood soup, one cocido, and one combination plate cost us all of $30 (before taxes and tip). Thanks for the recommendation Rita!
Unsung here in this story? The bartender that refused to make a dirty martini. It isn't 1998 after all. Times are a changing. Please learn how to drink Tucson Weekly writing staff.
They used to be more vegetarian/vegan friendly though....
So the clown claims to know food. So does the hobo behind HUB.
Woody's isn't coming back, the IBT folks drove that place into the fucking ground. If they think they can find a location Downtown that isn't going to be in some crap hole in the wall where you have to avoid the homeless and/or druggies, they're wrong. Now UA needs to invoke their "eminent domain" clause on Venture-N and get that hellhole shuttered, torn down and obliterated from this city.
Tell me they still have the Gila Monster Meatloaf Sandwich!
The Cup Cafe is a great place for a Sunday breakfast! The skillet eggs are delicious and richly recommended!
BTW, I am not from California. I'm from New Jersey. Tucson has better Mexican food than Jersey.
There is Italian American food and their is regional Italian food. Food that hasnt been co-opted by American tastes. Its a difficult thing to pull off in a small market like this. People slowly but surely demand more American ized versions of dishes until they become practically unrecognizable to purists or natives of that country.. Dont get me wrong. I love a good burrito/ Chimi etc with yellow cheese. Its great stuff when done right. Its just not the real thing. jwh, you seem quite small minded and petty.
Rita - you're wasting your energy. I get tired of types like Bobbylou. They are SO cool and sophisticated, bad mouth Tucson but somehow choose to live here. Please go back to California and with the attitude because we know it is so great........ thats why people have come here by the thousands bringing the cesspool with them.
I was concerned when it was the Cactus moon as was the administration of the school. When we complained we were told that the bar was grandfathered in. Well now its not. And yeah I am concerned about the New West and gotham clubs were run. Sounds to me like you know the owner and have some vested interest.
I haven't been to Michoacan (that's its name) for a long time. I don't think they have those items, but the prep on some items is different. It's on Flowing Wells Road across from Walter Douglas School west of Prince on the west side of the street. It is still very much a taqueria style place.
Regarding the word authentic - I think it has lost all meaning. People throw it around these days like crazy. I feel the same way about bistro and tapas. Don't get me started on organic. What about "authentic" Italian?
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