Arizona’s Very First Italian Restaurant Has Literally Been Around Forever

We can all probably agree that time-honored recipes just taste better, and the oldest Italian restaurant in Arizona operated by a single family has plenty of ’em. Caruso’s has been delighting Tucson with its traditional cuisine since 1938, with no plans to stop any time soon. From bottomless garlic bread to fresh pasta made in-house to gigantic pizza pies, eating a meal here is like stepping into the rolling hills of Tuscany.

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Have you ever eaten at Caruso’s? If so, what’s your favorite menu item? Let us know, and head over to our previous article for another Arizona restaurant that was the first of its kind: Open Since 1922, El Charro Cafe Has Been Serving Mexican Food In Arizona Longer Than Any Other Restaurant.

Address: 434 N 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705, USA