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Thank you for your support during the Quarantine in Alachua County.  May 4th we will begin to resume our scheduled classes with limited seating.  As we move forward we have decided to limit class size to no more than 10 students and we will change some formats as well for teaching in our Outside Courtyard Area.  You will be notified in an email coming soon regarding your class if you have already signed up to attend.  We are working towards scheduling more class dates into the summer so please check our schedule as we begin slowly resumimg classes while at the same time trying to determine impact and safety for our students & staff.  Anyone who had signed up for a class that was canceled during the Quarantine has a Class Credit in our system and may attend another class or a rescheduled class in the future.  (Your credit will appear under the email address which purchased the class. *We are sorry but no refunds are available at this time.)  Again, we thank you for your understanding as our Small Business continues to maneuver through the current situation with the Corona Virus.  Your continued support is vital to us so that we may stay alive and continue to provide our unique services during this time.  We are accepting monetary donations as well if you wish to send us support -   Please mail checks made out to: The Fat Tuscan  - 725 NE 1st Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601 ~ Every Little Bit Helps. 

In the meantime, wishing you health and wellness,  

Chef Michelle  


Weekly Cafe Share Basket - Postponed until August 2020

 - Weekly Cafe Basket of Assorted Items (feeds between 2-4 people for several meals.)

Easy Drive-through Wednesday weekly pickup between 2pm - 6pm at the cafe.    *Must Order by Friday for Following Wednesday pickup.  

The Cafe basket will include a weekly changing menu of items that may include Fresh Baked Breads, Muffins, Cookies and other Baked Items as well as Pasta Sauces, Jams, Cheeses, Dips and Soups for the Week & Fresh Herbs;  All made fresh at the cafe by our Chef.  

*We Also Have -  Sangria Baskets! Includes Sangria wine, fruit juice, fruit and our Famous Recipe, enough to make 2 pitchers.  (See drop down menu under Cafe Baskets below to purchase). 


We have Cooking Class Gift Certificates AVAILBLE!

Check out the Schedule of Classes by clicking the Cooking Classes link above and sign up for any of the classses listed throughout the year.    




We offer Cooking Classes, Private Events, In-House Catering, Corporate Retreats, Corporate Team Building Cooking Classes & Cooking Class Team Building Events at the Fat Tuscan
& NOW Cooking Class Tours in Italy!

Our warm historic ambiance inside the 100 Year old Historic Vidal house makes for a perfect intimate Event here at the Fat Tuscan. Each event is exlusively booked for you and your guests only and we treat everyone like one of the family.  From our Cooking Classes to our Special Events, all occasions here at the Cafe are unique for our guests. We prepare all our food at the Fat Tuscan Cafe using only the freshest ingredients available and we source as much local products as possible. Our quality is important to us and our traditional recipes use only natural ingredients from local sources guaranteeing the best flavors in town.  From our pasta sauces made fresh and from scratch to our Tuscan family traditional recipes handed down to us from our Italian heritage we only focus on fresh flavor as our main goal.  From our beautiful surroundings on the edge of the Historic District to inside the beautiful historic Vidal House and its cozy brick covered courtyard we strive to provide the best private experiences for you and your guests.  Please contact us at to book an event or see our website and facebook page for upcoming classes and special events.   

Interested in learning about cooking? Sign up for a Cooking Class at The Fat Tuscan.  We post all different classes & themes and dates and times throughout the year on our Cooking Classes Schedule Page [ ] Feel free to sign up and purchase from the top of the page.  Just go to our Cooking Class Schedule page to sign up and reserve your preferred class today.  Or email us about a private Cooking Class Event at fattuscancafe  *We offer off-site cooking class demonstrations too, perfect for all special occasions and events.  Have a corporate event or luncheon, how about a cooking class demonstration and catering in one?  Email us today to discuss.

Having a small intimate wedding? Let us do everything for you; wedding venue, flowers, photos, reception and music all in one, just show up in your dress and a tux and we will do everything else. Email us today to get a quote for our affordable wedding package pricing at fattuscancafe  (*must be 50 guests or under for package pricing)

At the Fat Tuscan we excel at offering unique experiences from our hands on small cooking classes to our specialty gourmet dinners and events.  We therefore have decided to go in a different direction and not compete in today’s market with just average restaurant dining.  At this time we do not serve regular dining.  Please sign up for a Cooking Class, perfect for Date Night or a night out (see our schedule on our Cooking Classes Page). Thank you for being great customers for the last nine years, we will  continue to cook for you for all those special occasions that make memories too.

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