Monday, June 17, 2013

Tuscan Kitchen and Tuscan Market Are Opening in Burlington

It looks like the person behind an Italian restaurant and market in Salem, NH is opening a second location closer to Boston.

The Burlington Union is reporting that Joe Faro of Tuscan Kitchen and Tuscan Market is planning to open a new restaurant at New England Executive Park in Burlington (next to the Burlington Mall). The article mentions the "proposed construction of a new restaurant, Tuscan Kitchen," with the spot having 9,000 square feet on the first floor of the building and it would "also include a 4,800-square-foot build-out," with seating for people both inside and outside. The Burlington Planning Board heard about the proposal for Tuscan Kitchen on June 6, with a public hearing continuing on June 20.

[July 23 update: The Burlington Patch states that Tuscan Kitchen received a liquor license from the Town of Burlington last week, and that the new spot is planning to have a cafe and a market (Ed note: it will be called Tuscan Market) in addition to the main restaurant.]

[June 18, 2014 update: A press release says that Tuscan Kitchen and Tuscan Market will open later this summer or early in the fall, with seating for 543 inside and another 101 outside.]

[September 29 update: According to a Facebook post, Tuscan Kitchen and Tuscan Market are now open in Burlington. (The restaurant is only open for dinner, at least for now.)]

The original Tuscan Kitchen in Salem, NH, features regional Italian fare in a space that is designed to look like an authentic Italian home in the countryside. A market is also located next door (both are on Main Street). The website for both can be found at