Tuscany – Toscana, is a region in central Italy, known for its breathtaking landscapes, old traditions, rich history, incredible artistic legacy and its influence on high culture. It is regarded as the birthplace of the Renaissance, expressed in the region's churches, palaces, art galleries, museums, villages and piazzas. Many of these artifacts are found in the main cities, such as Florence and Siena, but also in smaller villages scattered around the region, such as San Gimignano.
Chef Pietro moved to the Chianti region of Tuscany from the island of Sardinia when he was fourteen years old. There he learned of the art of Tuscan cooking.
The genius of Tuscan cooking is in its simplicity. Italian chefs rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation. Fancy sauces aren't needed to hide the food because Tuscans use pure, strong flavors and the freshest of ingredients. The great dishes are in fact very basic: Homemade ribbons of egg pasta in hare or wild boar sauce, game or free-range domestic meats grilled over wood coals, and beans simmered in earthenware pots.
The most prominent cooking additives are wine and olive oil. Tuscan oil is some of the finest in the world. Another popular, and expensive, Tuscan garnish is the tartufo, or truffle. Natural truffles are found only in a few places in the world, including Tuscany.
Come to Trattoria Toscana to enjoy Tuscan specialties with carefully selected Italian wine from our wine list. Delicious specials are made with fresh, quality ingredients such as Pappardelle con Cinghiale House made egg pasta with wild boar sauce, Fagioli e Salcicce Sausage and white beans in a tomato sage sauce, Pappardelle con Funghi House made egg pasta in a creamy mushroom medley, Spaghetti con Tartuffo House made spaghetti dressed in a truffle sauce, Filet Mignon con Tartuffo Filet mignon cooked to order, topped with a truffle sauce. And dinner would not be complete without Chef Pietro’s signature dessert, the divine Tiramisu! Enjoy the taste of Tuscany here in Temecula!