Few meal options are more comforting than good breakfast food — whether it is breakfast time or not. If you find yourself craving a great breakfast, you should definitely check out Tuscany Italian-American Restaurant on the Centerville square.
The atmosphere is that of a diner, with booths along the wall and attentive waitresses making sure patrons have plenty of coffee. The breakfast menu is pretty extensive, from eggs any way you want them to Belgian waffles to pancakes to omelets.
On a recent visit, it was hard to pick from all the options. Finally I decided on the European omelet with feta cheese, onions, mushrooms and tomatoes. It comes with hash browns and either toast or pancakes for $5.95. I love a good omelet, and this one did not disappoint. It was definitely too much to eat at once. Of course, that’s not a bad thing — especially if you like leftovers as much as I do.
My dining partner ordered the farmer’s skillet, which has ham, onions, green peppers and cheese. It is made with hash browns and served with two eggs on top — plus either toast or pancakes — for $6.25. It was really an incredible amount of food for that price.
But breakfast is not the only thing on the menu at Tuscany. It is open from breakfast time through lunch time, and the lunch menu is without a doubt one of the most extensive in town. You can choose from a long list of burgers and sandwiches, including a list of melts. The Hawaiian melt — grilled chicken breast with bacon, pineapple and Swiss cheese on grilled Texas bread — sounded especially delicious, and I might have to try it on a future visit.
If you are wondering why it is called an Italian restaurant, the answer is toward the back of the menu, where you will find steaks, seafood and several pasta dishes.
All in all, Tuscany was a great place to go for a leisurely breakfast, and it would also be a great place to eat lunch during a workday. It would take quite a long time to try everything on the menu.Tuscany Italian-American Restaurant
113 E. Van Buren
Hours: Mon. – Sat. 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.