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Italian restaurant and marketplace to take over former Tashan space at Broad and Catharine

Tashan Indian restaurant closed in 2015 after four years in their location at Broad and Catharine.


Rendering of the exterior from Tasty Tuscan on Facebook.

Now a new Italian restaurant called Tasty Tuscan will be taking over the space, with plans of opening a dining spot and marketplace by July after $1.2 million in changes to the space.

Very special lunch with our chef Robin Masters, seafood from TUSCANY, very special gourmet menù

Posted by Tasty Tuscan on Tuesday, December 29, 2015

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Tasty Tuscan, the first of what is positioned as a multicity rollout, will combine what its backers call four-star Tuscan dining experiences in the dining room, chef demonstrations in a private room, and a small marketplace selling Italian groceries.

It will serve from breakfast through late night. Among the restaurant specialties will be steaks cut in the Italian style, opposed to American or Argentine.

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6 Responses to Italian restaurant and marketplace to take over former Tashan space at Broad and Catharine

  1. Asia February 23, 2016 at 12:54 pm #

    Tasty Tuscan??? Based on the name alone, I give it six months.

    • Marc February 23, 2016 at 8:11 pm #

      Agree 100%. unfortunately.

  2. Jay February 23, 2016 at 2:12 pm #

    MSC bringing you crappy chain retail you never asked for or wanted.

    • Lou_100x February 24, 2016 at 8:52 am #

      Not that I’m a fan, but, deep-pocket chain retail is what belongs in that location. They have the resources to make it work. And there are plenty of visitors to the city who actually prefer the known quantity that is chain restaurants.

      • Asia February 24, 2016 at 10:52 am #

        You think Middle America is going down to eat at Broad and Catherine when Cheesecake Factory is right in town?

  3. Debbie March 2, 2016 at 10:13 am #

    I titled my head to the side with Italian, they lost me at chain. With all the amazing food we have in Philly and all great Italian already available, this is the best they could do?

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