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Lunch’er Chris Reports: Get the Extra Sauce at Tuscany Catering

It’s been awhile since we checked out Tuscany Catering on 55th btw. 5+6th.  Lunch’er Chris stopped by recently and filed this report…

It’s no secret that midtown is lacking in the pizza category. However, I find this issue to reflect a greater problem – the lack of affordable, authentic Italian options as a whole. Without an abundance of quality pizza joints, midtown misses out on the variety of Italian dishes that often get served alongside the pizza. Luckily, we have Tuscany, which has proven itself worthy time and time again.

Hidden next to a parking garage, and lacking any sit-down area at all, this place seems to rely on catered events for the majority of its business. Since ML first reviewed Tuscany, prices have gone up a bit. Sandwiches are mostly in the $8 range and hot entrees tend to be a little bit more. For my lunch the other day I went with a safe choice of chicken parm and ziti, which came out to $9.80 after tax. While on the high end of the ML budget, I definitely felt like I got my money’s worth.

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There’s More to Tuscany Than Just the Eggplant Parm

Tuscany While “researching” for lunch spots to eat, I randomly found a post on Serious Eats NY talking about how wonderful the eggplant parm sandwich from Tuscany was and Zach seems to agree (although that was four years ago!) I do love these semi-secretive lunch spots so I had to check it out. While I was there I noticed everyone that came in to get lunch either got pizza or sandwiches. The pizza did look pretty good but I had something else on my mind. Meatballs! So instead of getting what everyone else was getting I got myself the spaghetti with meatballs. So how was it? Did I make the right choice by not getting the eggplant parm? Let’s find out.

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