Our Company

In Italy, a true artisan combines the simplicity of the freshest ingredients with time honored preparation to create a truly incredible culinary experience.

Regional Italian cuisine is incredibly diverse in it’s make up. Utilizing ingredients indigenous to it’s specific geographic area, each region boasts it’s own style of cooking and the passion for the wonderful dishes it creates. Whether it be wood roasted caponata from Sicily, beautiful rustic breads from Tuscany, super thin crust pizza from Napoli, or fresh tagliatelle from Bologna, the adventure of exploring Italy’s culinary diversity is truly endless.

At Tuscan Kitchen and Tuscan Market, our chefs prepare everything in house. All of our pastas are made fresh, our bread is crafted daily in our artisan bakery and our desserts are created by our masterful pastry chefs.

Here, our guests dine “in our kitchen” while each dish is prepared for all to see. Our wood ovens burn from morning until night; roasting vegetables, baking bread and firing delightful thin crust pizzas. Our prime steaks are seared on our wood grill and our rotisserie roasts marinated whole chickens and lamb while a pasta maker cuts fresh made fettucini.

The Tuscan Brands Story

With over 30 years of Artisan Italian food experience, Tuscan Brands Founder Joe Faro grew up appreciating the true craftsmanship needed to create great Italian food. Son of Sicilian Immigrants, it was this passion for authentic Italian specialties that gave life to Joe’s first food enterprise.

Joseph’s Gourmet Pasta and Sauces began as a small hand crafted pasta Company in the attic of the Faro family Bakery in Haverhill, Massachusetts. Through Joe’s leadership and 20 years of consistent growth and innovation, the company became the national leader in specialty pasta and sauces.

Joe’s passion for creating scratch Italian delicacies continued when the first Tuscan Kitchen opened in Salem, NH in 2010. The restaurant showcases all of the handmade Italian specialties that Joe had learned on his lifelong journey through Italy’s diverse regional cuisine.

In 2012, Joe celebrated the opening of the second part of his vision; Tuscan Market. Designed to emulate an open air Artisan Italian Market, the guest can experience everything being crafted from scratch. The sights and smells from baking bread, pasta making and the creation of fine Italian pastries and gelato delight the senses and enhance your shopping experience, while our market floor boasts hundreds of Italian wines, prepared foods and imported specialties from all over Italy.

Over the past decade, we have opened Tuscan Kitchens in Burlington, MA, and the Boston Seaport District.  You can also visit our beautiful new Tuscan Market in historic Market Square, Portsmouth, NH or enjoy waterfront dining at our latest concept, Tuscan Sea Grill & Bar in picturesque Newburyport, Massachusetts.

Whether it be Tuscan Kitchen, Tuscan Market or Tuscan Sea Grill, please be our guest and Experience Artisan Italian.

Joe's Signature Joseph P. Faro, Chief Food Taster, Tuscan Brands