Upcoming Special Events:

- September 2015 -

Wine Cooking Class Dinner - Tuesday, September 22nd, sign up on line now on our cooking class page.

- October -

Fall Festival Farm to Table Fundraiser Event with Forage Farms - Friday October 16th - Call us for details.


MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH - Mother's Day is on it's way, sign up now before it's too late and reserve your spot for our special Mothers Day Brunch!

Sunday, May 10 we are open and doing a fabulous 4-course Bruncheon event with seatings at two different times for only $29.99 per person!
Arrive at 11:00, service starts at 11:30
Arrive at 2:30, service starts at 3:00.

Light on the breakfast,
Heavy on the lunch,
Chock full of fresh & yum!

Sign up now to treat your mom and you'll be raking in brownie points until M-Day 2016! Hurry, this limited event is filling up fast!

1st course--
Fruit salad, assorted nuts, cheeses and dips with baguette. Assorted quiche bites.
(Family style)

2nd course-- Choice of soup or salad.
Soup-sweet potato carrot with ginger
Salad-tossed greens with dijon vinaigrette, tomato, onion, carrot, cucumber and sunflower seeds.

3rd course-- choice of 3 lunch items.
Lemon-dill salmon with roasted vegetable,
Gourmet Vegetable Lasagna
Or angel hair with basil marinara and meatballs

4th course-- choice of dessert.
Fudge Brownie Sundae with vanilla ice cream, caramel drizzle and whipped cream
Or homemade pound cake with fruit compote and fresh whipped cream

Meal includes complimentary soda, tea or lemonade.
Moms enjoy one free Mimosa, Bellini or glass of Champagne!

Call us 352-505-5648 to reserve your spot today.


Sunday May 3RD we launch Nurses week here with a special pasta making Cooking class for Nurses. 

The event will include Learning to make homemade pasta from scratch, eating the pasta you make in class with your choice of sauces provided by the Fat Tuscan, Bread and Oil for snacks and House wine.  Every Student will also go home with the recipes from the days event. 

Price is $25 per person.  Please call or email the cafe to book your space, only 25 spots open.  - 352-505-5648 - or email us at fattuscancafe@gmail.com - send us your name, number, contact info and email address.  **You may also purchase your class under paypal for Gift Certificates on our home page and put - 'cooking class Nurse's Week Class' in the comment section and we will sign you up and send you an email confirmation.   

- COOKING CLASSES AT THE FAT TUSCAN - Enjoy a night of cooking, fresh food, recipes & wine at the Fat Tuscan taught by an instructer right in front of you.  Please see our Cooking Class Schedule for available classes or call us to sign up - 352-505-5648

Annual Closing Dates:

Much like the small family-run restaurants in Europe the Fat Tuscan Cafe has yearly annual closing dates.  We use this time to refurbish and refine our restaurant ensuring that each guest enjoys the best dining experience with the freshest food and recipes available.  With the cafe space closed it allows us to yearly refinish our wood floors, revarnish our solid oak tables, update our brick courtyard space and tackle new outdoor projects.  It also allows time for our chefs to travel to new places collecting new recipes and bringing back new cuisine to add to our menu.  As the owner operator and head chef, this time is invaluable to us as a team and keeps our minds and hearts invested in the cafe and its patrons the rest of the year.  So thank you for being a loyal customer and as always thank you for your business and understanding.  - Our Annual closings are the month of July and from Christmas Eve through New Years Day. 


Annual Events to Attend!!

Valentines Candlelight Dinner  5 courses - Appetizer, Soup/or Salad, Pasta Course, Main Entree with side and Dessert.  - 15 tables available. - Only one seating per night, so the table is yours for the duration of the night. Courses served at a slow pace and takes about 2 hours to serve. Our small café enhances the evening with warm wood floors, tall ceilings, and dimmed lighting with candles on each table for an intimate and warm evening with your loved one.