Hyatt Regency OC has opened its new Italian restaurant, TusCa, featuring authentic Italian fare at reasonable prices and boasts a menu which has something both adults and kids will enjoy. Although they have a kids menu, I believe the kids will pass over the chicken nuggets for the pizzas and pastas on the ‘adult’ menu! The prosciutto pizza (pictured, $12) is outstanding and the spinach gnocchi ($13) is delicious in its simplicity! Parents might want to start with the Crostini Toscani which has the very flavorful caponata served with crispy toasted bread and perhaps share a pizza with the kids — or better yet, get your own! If you wanted something more the menu also has entrees such as steak, fish, pork chops, and roasted chicken. When you are done with your meal, don’t forget dessert! I would come back just for the affogato al cioccolato ($5) — vanilla ice cream served with chocolate shavings and a demitasse of espresso which you can drizzle on your ice cream. Simply delectable!!
TusCa at Hyatt Regency Orange County, 11199 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840. Tel: 714-750-1234