Menu

Italian Restaurant since 1938
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WELCOMES YOU and hopes you will enjoy having dinner with us. Caruso’s was started in the 1930’s by Nicasio “Caruso” Zagona, and has remained in the family since then. Tucson’s original Caruso’s was located about a block south of its present site. An August rainstorm and flood literally washed the place away, so we moved to higher ground, where we’ve remained for the past seventy years or so.

The restaurant’s interior layout, its patio and most of its food preparation methods were developed by the senior Zagona, although inevitably some changes have been made through the years. We now have more efficient equipment, of course, but the techniques for making our pasta (for pizza, ravioli, lasagne, manicotti and cannelloni) and our homemade sauces are basically the same.

The heart of the place is the “big copper pot,” visible from the main dining room. This pot has contained all the Caruso sauce served since our first days in Tucson. We trust that you will find the sauce from this pot — and everything else at Caruso’s -as good as it was when served by the master chef — “Caruso” — himself.

The Caruso Gallery

Anitpasto

Antipasto

A refreshing assortment of appetizers on a bed of lettuce, seasoned with homemade Italian dressing.

Single: $9.25
Double: $13.50
Platter for 3: $17
Platter for 4: $20.50

ITALIAN SALAD. . . $ 6
Seasoned with homemade Italian dressing

HOMEMADE SOUP . . . $ 6
Ask your server for Today’s selections

LARGE SOUP . . . $ 8.50

The Caruso Special!

A combination of ALL these traditional Italian Favorites:
•Spaghetti ­­ •Meatballs ­­ •Meat & Cheese Ravioli
Served with your choice of Meat sauce, Marinara sauce, or White Garlic-Mushroom sauce.
$14.50

Pasta

Spaghetti, Penne, Linguine or Rigatoni
Served with your choice of sauces listed below . . . $ 12

Ravioli

Homemade, Choice of Meat (in egg pasta) or Cheese (in spinach-egg pasta)
Served with your choice of sauces listed below . . . $ 15.25

The “Half and Half”

Ravioli and your choice of Pasta
Served with your choice of sauces listed below . . . $ 14

SAUCES FOR PASTA AND RAVIOLI DISHES:
• Caruso Sauce • Marinara Sauce • Mushroom Sauce • Meat Sauce • White Garlic Mushroom Sauce

Meatballs (Homemade)

• Two, on any of the above orders, add. . . . $ 5

Italian Sausages (Homemade)

• Two, on any of the above orders, add. . . $ 7.50


Traditional Italian Favorites

Served with Garlic Toast
Lasagne al Forno . . . $ 14.50
Our all-time favorite, made with homemade noodles, layered with a cheese-meat sauce, and baked in a blanket of cheese.

Lasagne al Forno served with:
Chicken Parmigiana. . . . $ 17.75
Eggplant Parmigiana . . . $ 16.75
Homemade Meatballs. . . . $ 17

Vegetarian Lasagne . . . $ 15.25
Homemade noodles, layered with spinach, broccoli, mushrooms, and a variety of cheeses. Covered with a red sauce and baked under a blanket of cheese.

Stuffed Pasta Shells and Eggplant Parmigiana. . . $ 17.25
The shells are stuffed with ricotta and Parmesan cheeses, and, together with eggplant, are baked parmigiana style.

Chicken Alfredo. . . . $ 17.25
Spaghetti with a boneless chicken breast, served with a creamy Alfredo sauce.

Shrimp Alfredo . . . $ 17.25
A liberal helping of tender shrimp, topped with a creamy Alfredo sauce. Served on spaghetti.

Shrimp and Scallops Alfredo . . . $ 18
Tender shrimp and sea scallops with creamy Alfredo sauce and mushrooms, served on spaghetti.

Clam Sauce, White or Red. . . $ 14.50
Chopped ocean clams, simmered in a white sauce of garlic, fresh herbs, mushrooms and white wine, or in a lively red marinara sauce. Served on spaghetti.

Shrimp Mediterranean or Shrimp Marinara . . . $ 15.25
Tasty shrimp, simmered in a white sauce of garlic, fresh herbs, mushrooms and white wine or in a zesty marinara sauce. Served on spaghetti. Add chopped Ocean Clams . . . $ 16.50

A Seafood-Pasta Delight! . . . $ 18.25
A variety of seafoods in a white sauce (garlic, fresh herbs, white wine and mushrooms) or a red marinara sauce. Served on spaghetti.

Spaghetti Carbonara. . . . $ 16
Bacon, mushrooms, and parmesan cheese in a white sauce, served over spaghetti and finished with a sprinkle of ground sausage and seasoned meat.

Chicken Tetrazzini. . . $ 15.25
Chunks of chicken breast in a creamy white sauce with mushrooms and peas, baked over penne with a crunchy cheese topping.

Rigatoni Parmigiana . . . $ 14
Rigatoni in red sauce, covered with a blend of three cheeses and baked.
The entrees below are served with garlic toast

Eggplant Parmigiana. . . $ 14.50
Broiled eggplant wedges, covered with a red sauce and a variety of cheeses, and baked.

Cheese Manicotti. . . $ 15.00
Homemade spinach pasta tubes, filled with ricotta and Parmesan cheeses. Covered with a red sauce, a variety of cheeses, and baked.

Cheese Manicotti served with: Meat Cannellone . . . $ 16.75
Homemade egg pasta, rolled and stuffed with herbseasoned meat.

Seafood Cannellone. . . $ 16.75
Homemade egg pasta, rolled and stuffed with a variety of seafoods.
Eggplant Parmigiana. . . $ 16.00

Breasts of Chicken Parmigiana . . . $ 16.75
Two boneless chicken breasts covered with a red sauce, topped with mushrooms, a variety of cheeses, and baked.
Stuffed Pasta Shells and Chicken Parmigiana. . . $ 16.75
A boneless chicken breast and mushrooms with cheese-stuffed pasta shells, covered with marinara sauce and a variety of cheeses, and baked.

Spinach Cannellone. . . $ 16.00
Homemade egg pasta rolled and stuffed with spinach, cheese, and mushrooms, all seasoned with herbs and baked in a red sauce covered with cheese.

Chicken and Eggplant, Sicilian Style . . . $16.75
Braised chicken breast, eggplant wedges and mushrooms, covered with a tangy red sauce (or, if you prefer, a white garlic sauce) and baked with a cheese topping.

Veal Parmigiana . . . $ 17.75
Thin slices of veal, braised in a tangy red sauce, covered with a variety of cheeses and baked.

WE PREPARE ORDERS TO TAKE OUT

Pizza


• Cheese Pizza, with Homemade Tomato Sauce
SMALL
9"
$11.50
$2.25 ea. topping

MEDIUM
13"
$14.75
$3.50 ea. topping
LARGE
19"
$19.75
$4.75 ea. topping

Additional Ingredients:

• Pepperoni
• Italian Sausage
• Anchovies
• Mushrooms
• Ground Beef
• Garlic
• Green Peppers
• Extra Cheese
• Diced Onions
• Black Olives
• Salami
• Pepperoncini
• Green Olives
• Bacon
• Tomato
The Caruso Spectacular Pizza

Cheese, Olives, Onions, Mushrooms, Sausage (or Pepperoni) and Green Pepper
SMALL 9" $17, MEDIUM 13" $23.25, Extra Large 19" $30.75


The Vegetarian Pizza

Cheese, Olives, Onions, Mushrooms, and Green Pepper
SMALL 9" $15, MEDIUM 13" $22, Extra Large 19" $29.50

Side Orders

• Bowl of Caruso Sauce or Marinara Sauce ... $4.25
• Bowl of Mushroom Sauce or Meat Sauce ... $5.25
• Bowl of Alfredo Sauce ... $7.50
• Side of 3 Meatballs with Caruso Sauce ... $7.50
• Side of 2 Sausages with Caruso Sauce ... $7.50


Minimum service per person $8.00. Large pizza boxes 95¢ each. Gratuity Not Included

Desserts

• Spumoni ... $4.25
• Tortoni ... $4.25
• Cappuccino Freeze ... $4.25
• Cheesecake ... $4.50
• Limoncello Cake ... $4.50

Please see our wine menu for a complete listing of wines and bottled beer.


Beverages

• Coffee (regular or brewed decaf) ... $2.50
• Iced Tea or Hot Tea ... $2.75
• Milk, Soft Drinks, Lomonade (with Refills) ... $3.50
• Sparkling Italian Mineral Water ... $5

Order Take-out Call 520-624-5764 or Delivery Order with Postmates

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