BOSTON (CBS) — Smooth Jazz music and soul satisfying Italian cuisine, at Chianti Tuscan Restaurant in Beverly, owner Richard Marino has been sharing his two favorite things with his customers for two decades.
“Food is a great passion and so is music. They’re two international languages and when they’re married together it’s just a beautiful thing. And, the way a song has a verse, a chorus and a bridge, we also need to have the right ‘tude, food and mood.”
Out in the dining room there’s exposed brick walls, dim lighting, and live jazz, every night, always free. While back in the kitchen, the chefs are putting together Italian classics like Frutti di Mare, and Penne Bolognese as well as some inventive dishes you probably never seen before.
“Our goal is to first expose our customers to dishes that they won’t see in many traditional Italian restaurants. We think it’s important for people to see what else Italian restaurants can offer.”
And whether you try something different like Zucchini Wrapped Scallops, or stick with a dish that’s a little more familiar, the great service, live music, and fantastic value come together to create one great experience.
“We want our customers to leave totally satisfied. We want them to leave knowing that they came to the right place to have a great evening. And we want them to be wanting more. And we also want them so excited that they’re telling other people.”
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