2.6 min readBy Published On: November 20th, 2017Categories: Eat and Drink5 Comments on Welcome to the neighborhood: Tuscan Kitchen

Tuscan Kitchen has just opened in the Seaport District and they’re all ready giving back to the neighborhood!  Tuscan Brands’ founder and Chief Food Taster Joe Faro has forged a new partnership between the Tuscan Kitchen Seaport and the Edgerley Family South Boston Boys & Girls Club to raise money for college scholarships this holiday season.

Faro has partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs in Lawrence, Woburn and Salem, N.H., for several years through his restaurants in Burlington, Salem, N.H. and Portsmouth, N.H., and will extend that tradition by pledging support to the Club in South Boston through the new Seaport location. As part of Tuscan Brands’ holiday scholarship drive, 10 percent of gift card sales will be donated to fund scholarships at each Boys & Girls Club.

“Tuscan Brands is a passionate supporter of Boys & Girls Clubs and is committed to giving back to help support our children,” Faro said. “With our new location in Boston’s Seaport, we are eager to help our new neighbors and look forward to helping kids at the Club in South Boston follow their dreams.”

“We thank Tuscan Brands and Joe Faro for their pledge of support and look forward to this new partnership that will directly benefit the children of South Boston,” said Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston Nicholas President and CEO Josh Kraft. “Mr. Faro and his team have been strong supporters of the Clubs in other cities and towns and we look forward to that same support here in Boston.”

In addition to the scholarship drive, Faro has hosted toy and turkey giveaways at the Boys & Girls Clubs, and offers a Junior Chef program which includes free summer cooking classes for kids at his restaurants.

Gift Cards are available for purchase at TuscanBrands.com/Gift-Cards and at the following Tuscan Kitchen and Tuscan Market locations:

• Tuscan Kitchen Seaport – 64 Seaport Blvd., Boston, Mass.

• Tuscan Kitchen & Market – 63-67 Main St., Salem, N.H.

• Tuscan Kitchen & Market – 581 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, N.H.

• Tuscan Kitchen – 2400 District Ave., Burlington, Mass.

Tuscan Kitchen Seaport – Faro’s newest and largest restaurant – opens its doors Monday, Nov. 20 at 64 Seaport Blvd., bringing artisan Italian fare to a spectacular second-floor space in the stunning One Seaport development. The new 14,000-square-foot restaurant includes 300 seats, an 80-seat wine bar, an espresso bar, a gelato bar and almost 2,000 square feet of private dining space.


The two South Boston elected officials were among those who attended the VIP grand opening the other night of Tuscan Kitchen Seaport.  State Rep. Nick Collins and newly elected City Councilor Ed Flynn (along with Faro) mixing and mingling at the event.

In addition to Flynn and Collins, more than 500 people turned out for the opening gala including Chef Mary Ann Esposito, WAAF host Greg Hill and NESN host Billy Costa. Diners feasted on tagliatelle al tartufo with shaved truffle, prosciutto and fig pizza, imported wines and cheeses, and a massive Italian pastry bar. Owner Joe Faro cut the ribbon with his family and head chef Joe Brenner.


  1. Jean Roman November 21, 2017 at 1:05 pm - Reply

    Good for Tuscan Kitchen. I happened to notice that no where in your eat and drink columns have you mentioned
    SHENANIGANS on West Broadway.
    Their food is very good (especially their shrimp scampi), If you are so inclined you can order off menu they are very accommodating. Owners and staff are second to none.
    It is also worth mentioning that they have a LONG history of being supporters of the Boys and Girls Club along with many other charities but don’t find it necessary to put it in a press release. They also cater to ALL clientele. Let’s not forget the unsung.

    • Maureen Dahill November 21, 2017 at 2:03 pm - Reply

      WE have covered Shenanigans on our social media often. We eat there a lot! ; )

    • Mayor Marty Walsh November 21, 2017 at 3:38 pm - Reply

      It’s also worth mentioning that this establishment generates fake lines on weekend nights to “appear” more lively. Shenanigans is infamous for holding its patrons outside for long periods of time in 30 degree weather. All of this, while only a few dozen folks grace the interior premises.

      Now Jean, I ask that you reconsider your supportive posts regarding a saloon practicing fraudulent business ethics. It’s unfortunate that a blue collar neighborhood like Southie is subjected to these (for lack of better word) shenanigans.

      • Not So New To The Hood November 27, 2017 at 1:12 pm - Reply

        A solid proportion of ALL BOSTON BARS do this. Junction as well as almost every single North End bar are guilty. It is what it is, don’t go to a place with a line if you can’t “stand” it…ha I crack myself up.

  2. Jean Roman November 21, 2017 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    I’m sry but i just noticed ur comment about
    They just opened November 20th and from what i can see in the picture it looked like a buffet. Let’s just wait and see before we sing their songs of praise.

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