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Tucson Restaurant: Feast of San Gennaro-Tavolino

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Tucson dining: Feast of San Gennaro at Tavolino

This menu sounds awesome. I have not had this kind of Italian food in ages. Mama Mia!

Check it out: (served family style)

  • Pizza Napoletana
  • Grilled sausage & peppers
  • Antipasti Misti
  • Grilled seafood salad
  • Variety of homemade pasta dishes like baked maccheroni and spaghetti with “gravy”
  • Wood-oven roasted pork


  • Desserts – cannoli, zeppole, & tiramisu

This is for one night only from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, October 2.

Reservations advised and will be taken every half hour.

The cost of this feast is $35/person + bevages, tax, and gratuity.

Tavolino is located at 2890 E. Skyline Drive @ Campbell. This event will sell out.

So where did the Feast of San Gennaro start? The real 11-day event has much to do with patron saints and such but the modern day feast is more about the food.

The 85th Annual Feast of San Gennaro is New York City’s longest-running, biggest and most revered religious outdoor festival in the United States held September 15 through September 25, 2011, on the streets of historic Little Italy, the lower Manhattan neighborhood which served as the first home in America for hundreds of thousands of Italian immigrants who came here seeking to improve their lives beginning in the early part of the 20th century.

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