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One Corner, Two Italian Restaurants

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Risotto Funghi at Brusketa.

Two Italian-themed restaurants have opened on opposite sides of Tuscany Stone Road at Loop 1604.

Brusketa Ristorante, 18326 Tuscany Stone, is an independent restaurant tucked behind Kirby’s. The dining room is anchored in one corner by a wood-burning oven, where pizzas, steaks, tuna, portobello mushrooms and more are cooked.

The menu begins with antipasti that include roasted olives, octopus sashimi, carpaccio and frito misto of calamari and shrimp. Salads, such as a Caprese and a Caesar, and soups, including minestrone and tomato with basil are also available. Panini include a vegetarian option as well as a meat lover’s mix.

The pizza selection includes a Pork Lovers with pancetta, pepperoni and sausage; a Funghi with wild mushrooms; and a Magaña with white cheeses, anchovies, truffle oil and arugula.

There are numerous pasta dishes, Penne Diavola, Ravioli, Risotto Funghi, Spaghetti Bolognese, and fettuccine with either Alfredo or pesto sauce. Entrees include a rib-eye, a New York strip and beef tenderloin as well as a rack of lamb and salmon.

Gluten-free options are available.

For more information, click here or call (210) 402-3336.

Mellow Mushroom

Mellow Mushroom, the first San Antonio location for a small chain, has opened at 115 N. Loop 1604 E.

Hoagies, pizzas and calzones are offered at the family-friendly place.

Hoagies run the gamut from meatball and spiked sausage to jerk chicken and tofu. You can build your own salad, calzone or pizza with specialty meats, cheeses, fruits, vegetables and nut.

Or choose a specialty pizza, such as the Thai Dye with curry chicken and Thai chili sauce; Red Skin Potato Pie with applewood-smoked bacon as well as potatoes; Bayou Blue with Andouille sausage and spicy blue cheese; and Magical Mystery Tour with button and portobello mushrooms as well as spinach, jalapeños and pesto.

Gluten-free and vegan options are offered.

For information, click here.

In other restaurant news, Roaring Fork at 1806 N. Loop 1604 W. has closed. A new concept from the same owners is being planned for the spring.

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