Monday, April 12, 2021

A History of Pizza in 8 Slices!


Pizza might be an Italian invention, but it is a worldwide phenomenon. Pizza has managed to evolve from a simple, rustic food item to something much more impactful. For many it is a comfort food, something that can cause an actual psychological reaction. And it is also a product, heavily branded and resold on t-shirts, hats, socks, etc. Join us as we look back on the history of pizza, and what it has become today.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Monday, April 5, 2021

12 Outrageous Ways To Eat Pasta


Pasta is one of the world's most versatile ingredients and we've seen pasta take a variety of forms over the years. Whether it's a spaghetti doughnut from New York City's Smorgasburg, colorful rainbow pasta made with natural food dyes, or a pizza pie covered in penne, the pasta-bilities for this food are endless. Here are 12 of the most outrageous ways to eat pasta.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Everything You Need to Know About Cabernet Sauvignon


Let’s face it, wine can be confusing. It doesn’t have to be this way: delicious booze should be understood and appreciated by all. Patrick Cappiello, the award-winning wine director at Rebelle in New York City, completely agrees. So he is going to break down the basics of the most common wine varietals you’ll find in a store or at a restaurant.

This week, he breaks down cabernet sauvignon, explaining the qualities of the grape, regions where it grows best, proper glassware, food pairings, how to find a good one, and other varietals to try if you find you like cabernet sauvignon.

Monday, March 29, 2021

Order a Tasty Sandwich for Lunch from Fuso's!


Don't settle for an ordinary sandwich....try one of Fuso's extraordinary sandwiches! 

Sandwiches 
Served with Mixed Green Salad or Fries

Bacon Jam Burger
Half pound Angus Beef, Char-Broiled (Medium), Mayo, bacon jam, cheddar cheese. Onions, Lettuce, and Tomato on the side. 

Chicken Caprese Sandwich
Chicken Breast, Pesto, Romaine lettuce, Tomato , Mozzarella, Kaiser Bun And Balsamic reduction. 

Egg Plant Sandwich
Breaded Eggplant, Spinach, Caramelized Onions, Tomatoes, Kaiser Bun, Pesto, and Provolone. 

Calamari Club
Calamari Steak, Kaiser Bun, Lemon Caper Aioli, Hickory Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato. 

Roasted Turkey Panini
Turkey Breast, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Avocado , Provolone Cheese, Sliced White bread and Pesto Aioli. 

Filet Mignon Sandwich
Petite filet (medium rare) caramelized onion, mushrooms, blue cheese, Romaine Lettuce, Kaiser Bun and Horseradish Aioli.

Friday, March 26, 2021

How Traditional Italian Olive Oil Is Made | Regional Eats


We visited an olive oil mill in Italy in the southern region of Puglia, a region that alone supplies 40% of Italy's olive oil production and 12% worldwide. Olive oil is an essential part of the culture here, from food to the picturesque landscape.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Happy Hour Appetizers


Happy Hour
Tuesday - Sunday
3:00 pm  to 6 :30 pm

Bacon Wrapped Prawns
Jumbo Prawns, Bacon. Served with Garlic Ginger Sauce.

Beef & Shrimp Lumpia
Beef and shrimp onion.

Calamari Fritta
Crisp calamari tubes and tentacles. Served with a lemon caper aioli and lemon.

Bruschetta
Crostini, tomatoes, basil , garlic. extra virgin olive oil, balsamic reduction and Asiago.

Fritto Misto
Mixed Seasonal vegetable Batter and fried served with Toasted sesame Aioli

Guiness Beer Battered Chicken with Two Sauces
Crispy Golden brown Chicken Breast Pieces served with Lemon and Sriracha Aioli's

Gilroy Garlic Fries
Crispy steak fries tossed with ( Lots!) of sautéed garlic, green onions and our own special seasoning. Finished with parmesan cheese.

Fuso Fusion Pizza
Calabrese sausage, roasted red onion, roasted red bell peppers, mushrooms, fresh spinach and marinara sauce. Topped with melted mozzarella and Asiago cheese.

Pesto Pizza
Sun Dry tomatoes, pine nuts, artichoke hearts, melted mozzarella cheese garnished with Asiago.

Mozzarella Sticks
Served with Ranch dressing and Marinara sauce

Chips and Salsa

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Join Us for Sunday Brunch Tomorrow!


Fuso Italian Restaurant's Sunday Brunch

10:00 am to 2:00 pm 
$16.95 

All Specials are served with assorted breakfast breads, fresh fruit cup and a glass of champagne 

Choose from the following: 

Smoked Salmon Benedict 

Traditional Eggs Benedict 

California Omelet 

Steak and Eggs 

Italian Scramble 

Blueberry Pancakes

Kids Eggs $8.95

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Don't Forget Dessert!


Dessert Menu at Fuso Italian Restaurant:

Affogato
A scoop of our delicious of our vanilla bean gelato with a shot of espresso on top

Honey Lavender Crème Brulee
Literally "burnt crème" in French, a blowtorch caramelizes the top coat into a crisp layer right before serving. Accompanied with berries, and dusted with powdered sugar.

Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake
Layers of Dark & Milk Chocolate Mousse, Chocolate Cake, and White Chocolate Frosting. Garnished with a White and Dark Chocolate Aureate. Finished with Chocolate Sauce.

Tiramisu
Light Sponge Cake Dipped in Espresso and Chocolate Liquor, Layered with Custard and Whipped Cream, Drizzled with Chocolate Sauce.

Bread Pudding
Ask server for daily special bread Pudding

Cannoli
Authentic Italian dessert stuffed with Dried Fruit, Sweet Marscarpone, White Chocolate Chips. Served with Fresh Fruit and Drizzled with Berries Coulis.

Cheese Cake
Classic New York Cheesecake Served with Berries Sauce and Berries

Tropical Fruit Bombe
Mango, Passion Fruit, and Raspberry sorbet all covered in white chocolate and drizzled with dark chocolate.

Gelato or Spumoni
Gelato Italian Ice Cream, Flavors are Vanilla Bean, Chocolate, Spumoni or Coffee, Sorbet Flavors are Lemon, Raspberry, and Mango

Sunday, March 14, 2021

How Wine Corks And Barrels Are Made


The Napa Valley is known for wine production, but many people don't consider that there are more steps to crafting the perfect glass of wine than meets the eye. Cork and barrel makers in the valley are a quintessential part of this process. We take a look into their world to see how it's done.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Happy Hour is Tuesday - Sunday from 3pm - 6:30pm!


Come relax at Fuso Italian Restaurant for Happy Hour! Have fun talking with friends while sipping on a margarita, mojitio or whatever your favorite drink may be. We have a full bar to accommodate your every need. 

Happy Hour is Tuesday - Sunday from 3:00 - 6:30 pm

Monday, March 8, 2021

How Ricotta Cheese Is Made In Italy | Regional Eats


Ricotta is a very versatile cheese that can be eaten in very different ways. And, technically speaking, it’s not even really a cheese, because it comes from the liquid whey when the milk is curdled. Bigger dairies that make cheese often consider liquid whey just a leftover product and use it to feed livestock or even discard it.

But for smaller, local dairies here in Italy, it is a great opportunity to optimize their resources and get something great out of them. We visited a dairy in the town of Locorotondo, Italy, where cheesemaker Giovanni Montanaro transformed liquid whey into ricotta.

Friday, March 5, 2021

Try One of Our Dinner Entrees from Fuso's This Weekend!


Located in Downtown Vacaville, Fuso Italian Restaurant came in to being for one purpose. The word fuso means many things, but the most important lies within our goal to bring together good food and good people, with a hope that from this fusion, good things will follow. While our main style falls back on Italian, we cook our seasonal dishes towards more American cuisine. Our daily specials are just that, they change daily, and they rely heavily on what is locally available to our chefs.

Filet Mignon
Char Grilled Filet. Chef's side dish and Vegetable. All Steaks Cooked Medium Rare unless Otherwise Specified. Gluten Free.

Calamari Dore
Egg Battered Calamari Steak, Prawns, Garlic, Butter, Capers, Chardonnay, Lemon, Parsley, pasta and Vegetable.

Artichoke Spinach Ravioli with Olive Tapenade and Butternut Squash
Spinach, Garlic, Pine nuts, Varietal Olive Tapenade, Roasted Butternut Squash, Artichoke Hearts and Parmesan garnish.

Lobster Ravioli with Prawns
Prawns , Shallots,edamame, Tomatoes, and Hand Made Lobster Ravioli in Lemon Dill Sauce.

Home-Made Goat Cheese Gnocchi
Home-Made Goat Cheese Gnocchi, Sautéed in Butter, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Garlic, Asparagus, Pine Nuts, Sage. Asiago Cheese.

Salmon with Garlic Pasta
Char grilled filet served on Tomato, Asparagus and Spinach Capellini. Lemon Dill Sauce Garnish.

Linguine with Clams
Wild Caught Clams, Garlic , Lemon,Tomato, Leek, Fennel, Scallion and Chardonnay Butter Sauce

Linguine Pasta with Seafood
Mussels, Clams, Fish Tips, Prawns, Garlic, Lemon,Tomato, Leek, Fennel, Scallion, Shallot.and Chardonnay Butter Sauce

Fettuccini Carbonara
Hickory Bacon, Prosciutto, Scallions, Onions, Herbs, Garlic , Mushrooms, Madeira Cream and Parmesan.

Beef & Wild Mushroom Fettuccini
Filet Mignon Tips, Wild Mushrooms, Onions, Garlic, Marsala Cream Sauce.

Fettuccini Alfredo
Garlic, White Wine, Cream, Parmesan Cheese and Fresh Broccoli.

Gnocchi Di Funghi
Home Made Goat Cheese Gnocchi, Wild Mushrooms, Tomato, and Scallions in Chardonnay Cream Sauce.

Egg Plant Parmigiana
Breaded Eggplant, Spinach, Mozzarella, Marinara Sauce, Vegetables and Pasta.

Capellini Pomodoro
Authentic Pomodoro Sauce on Angel Hair Pasta. Garnish of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Basil.

Lasagna with Meat Sauce
Beef , Sweet Italian Sausage, Ricotta, and Three Cheeses.

Spaghetti with Meatballs
Three House Meatballs simmered in Marinara Sauce , and Parmesan Cheese.

Chicken Parmigiana
Chicken Breast baked with Mozzarella, Provolone, Marinara Sauce. Pasta and Vegetable.

Chicken Marsala
Chicken Breast in Parmesan Egg Batter with Mushrooms, Onions, Garlic, Marsala Butter Sauce, Pasta and Vegetables .

Chicken Piccata
Chicken Breast in Parmesan Egg Batter, White Wine, Lemon, Onion, Caper Butter Sauce, Pasta and Vegetables.

Penne Pasta with Creamy Pesto and Chicken
Pesto Cream, Chicken Breast, Broccoli, Pine Nuts, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes.

Prawns Diavolo Linguine
Jumbo Prawns, Tomatoes, Chili flakes, Garlic, Spicy Marinara Sauce.

Penne "Incarcerata"
Calabrese and Mild Italian Sausages, Garlic, Onions, Sweet Peppers, Snap Peas, Chili Flakes, Basil, Tomato Cream.

Saturday, February 27, 2021

How Limoncello Is Made Using Huge Amalfi Coast Lemons | Regional Eats


Limoncello is one of the most popular Italian liqueurs. The yellow drink is made in southern Italy, in sunny Sicily, the Gulf of Naples, and the Amalfi Coast — mostly because these areas offer the perfect soil and weather conditions to grow lemons.

We visited Villa Divina, a villa on the Amalfi Coast in the city of Vietri with 600 lemon trees. Villa Divina supplies lemons to Pallini, a company established in 1875 in a small village near Rome that specializes in Italian liqueurs such as Sambuca and Mistrà. Pallini Limoncello production started in the '90s, and today Pallini makes almost 1 million liters of the lemon liqueur per year. The type of lemon used for making Pallini Limoncello is the Sfusato Amalfitano, also known as Amalfi lemon.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

This Weekend's Forecast Is Perfect for Outdoor Dining at Fuso's!


Fuso Italian Restaurant in Vacaville is OPEN! 

Outdoor patio seating is available and it's perfect for the 70 degree weather predicted for this weekend! Come enjoy delicious Italian food and one of our signature drinks with friends / family. We look forward to serving you!

We are also offering take-out ordering. 

Give us a call at 707-447-5560.





Sunday, February 21, 2021

Sunday Brunch at Fuso's


Fuso Italian Restaurant's Sunday Brunch

10:00 am to 2:00 pm 

$16.95 

All Specials are served with assorted breakfast breads, fresh fruit cup and a glass of champagne 

Choose from the following: 

Smoked Salmon Benedict 

Traditional Eggs Benedict 

California Omelet 

Steak and Eggs 

Italian Scramble 

Blueberry Pancakes

Kids Eggs $8.95

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Take Out Dining Available Tuesday thru Sunday!

 


Take Out Dining Available!

Check our our menu HERE and call 707-447-5660 to place your order. 

We are also available on Door Dash!

Monday, February 15, 2021

The Delicious History of 14 Pasta Shapes


The history of pasta can be told, in some ways, through the many pasta shapes that have been created over the years.

Macaroni. Spaghetti. Lasagne. How did we get all of these different (and delicious) shapes of pasta? On today's episode of Food History, we'll be exploring the stories of various pasta shapes. Which pasta is named after an Italian pop singer, and which is named for an unfortunate choking accident?

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

How Traditional Italian Focaccia Bread Is Made In Bari, Italy | Regional Eats


Breaking away from the more well-known olive oil seasoned flatbread, focaccia in Bari, Italy is a feast of flavors made with tomatoes, olives, oregano, and olive oil. We visited Panificio Fiore, a local bakery that's been churning fresh focaccia every day for over a century. The bakery is just a few steps away from the city's Basilica di San Nicola, an important destination for pilgrims all over the world. For those foodies exploring the old town on another kind of pilgrimage, a slice of focaccia here will cost only 1 euro and will for sure open the doors of heaven.

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Fuso Drink List


Raspberry Ginger Cosmo
Grey Goose L'Orange, cranberry juice, simple syrup, lime juice, ginger, raspberries, shaken and served up, garnished with a ginger slice

Lemon Drop
Citrus Vodka, triple sec, fresh lemon, shaken and served up, garnished with a lemon twist and served in a sugar rimmed glass

Cosmopolitan
Vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, shaken and served up, garnished with a lime

Margarita
Tequila, triple sec, sweet and sour, lime juice, margarita mix, served on the rocks or blended, garnished with lime and salt

Kami Kazi
Vodka, triple sec, lime juice, shaken and served up or in a bucket glass, garnished with a lime

Bloody Mary
Vodka mixed with an array of spices, A-1 Steak Sauce, tabasco sauce, lime juice, garnished with celery, lime, olive, and asparagus

Mexican Coffee
Cuervo1800, Korbel Brandy, sugar, fresh coffee, topped with whipped cream

Espresso Martini
Chilled espresso,vodka , Amaretto, simple syrup, shaken and served up

Bacardi Mojito
Bacardi, mint, simple syrup, soda, served on the rocks, garnished with mint

Italian Manhattan
Gentleman Jack Tennessee Whiskey, Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur, Martini Sweet Vermouth, bitters, shaken and served up, garnished with a cherry and lemon

Old Fashion
Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, orange, cherry, sugar, bitter, soda, shaken and served up or on rocks, garnished with lemon

Cucumber Martini
Hendrick's Scottish Gin, Martini Dry Vermouth, shaken and served up, garnished with cucumber

Strawberry Colada
Bacardi, strawberries, coconut cream, blended, topped with whipped cream

Moscow Mule
Russian Standard Vodka, ginger beer, lime juice, served on the rocks, garnished with lime

Keoke Coffee
Korbel Brandy, Kahlua, Crème De Cocoa, fresh coffee, topped with whipped cream

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Outdoor Patio Dining is Open at Fuso's


Fuso Italian Restaurant in Vacaville is OPEN! 

Outdoor patio seating is available. We are also offering take-out ordering. 

Give us a call at 707-447-5560.

Friday, January 29, 2021

Check, Please! Bay Area Wine Tips: About Pinot Gris


Check, Please! Bay Area host Leslie Sbrocco shares her tips about pinot gris in episode 12 of Season 13.

Monday, January 25, 2021

How Grannies Make Fresh Pasta In The Streets Of Bari, Italy | Regional Eats


Hidden in the streets of Bari, Italy is a small alley where a dozen grannies make fresh pasta by hand every day. They have been there for decades, carrying forward a tradition passed down over generations. Today, Via Arco Basso, the alley where they live and work, has become a rite of passage for tourists and locals looking for great pasta and a breath of authenticity. One of the grannies, Nunzia Caputo, shows us how she makes Bari's most emblematic pasta shape: orecchiette with semolina flour.

Friday, January 22, 2021

Don't Forget Dessert!


Dessert Menu at Fuso Italian Restaurant:

Affogato
A scoop of our delicious of our vanilla bean gelato with a shot of espresso on top

Honey Lavender Crème Brulee
Literally "burnt crème" in French, a blowtorch caramelizes the top coat into a crisp layer right before serving. Accompanied with berries, and dusted with powdered sugar.

Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake
Layers of Dark & Milk Chocolate Mousse, Chocolate Cake, and White Chocolate Frosting. Garnished with a White and Dark Chocolate Aureate. Finished with Chocolate Sauce.

Tiramisu
Light Sponge Cake Dipped in Espresso and Chocolate Liquor, Layered with Custard and Whipped Cream, Drizzled with Chocolate Sauce.

Bread Pudding
Ask server for daily special bread Pudding

Cannoli
Authentic Italian dessert stuffed with Dried Fruit, Sweet Marscarpone, White Chocolate Chips. Served with Fresh Fruit and Drizzled with Berries Coulis.

Cheese Cake
Classic New York Cheesecake Served with Berries Sauce and Berries

Tropical Fruit Bombe
Mango, Passion Fruit, and Raspberry sorbet all covered in white chocolate and drizzled with dark chocolate.

Gelato or Spumoni
Gelato Italian Ice Cream, Flavors are Vanilla Bean, Chocolate, Spumoni or Coffee, Sorbet Flavors are Lemon, Raspberry, and Mango

Monday, January 18, 2021

What Pizza Looks Like Around The World


Pizza's popularity has transcended many cultures around the world. From hard-boiled eggs in Brazil to seafood in Japan, different countries have different toppings they like to add. Some countries have different cooking techniques or stray from the traditional Italian pie in completely unique ways.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Try One of Our Dinner Entrees from Fuso's This Week!


Located in Downtown Vacaville, Fuso Italian Restaurant came in to being for one purpose. The word fuso means many things, but the most important lies within our goal to bring together good food and good people, with a hope that from this fusion, good things will follow. While our main style falls back on Italian, we cook our seasonal dishes towards more American cuisine. Our daily specials are just that, they change daily, and they rely heavily on what is locally available to our chefs.

Filet Mignon
Char Grilled Filet. Chef's side dish and Vegetable. All Steaks Cooked Medium Rare unless Otherwise Specified. Gluten Free.

Calamari Dore
Egg Battered Calamari Steak, Prawns, Garlic, Butter, Capers, Chardonnay, Lemon, Parsley, pasta and Vegetable.

Artichoke Spinach Ravioli with Olive Tapenade and Butternut Squash
Spinach, Garlic, Pine nuts, Varietal Olive Tapenade, Roasted Butternut Squash, Artichoke Hearts and Parmesan garnish.

Lobster Ravioli with Prawns
Prawns , Shallots,edamame, Tomatoes, and Hand Made Lobster Ravioli in Lemon Dill Sauce.

Home-Made Goat Cheese Gnocchi
Home-Made Goat Cheese Gnocchi, Sautéed in Butter, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Garlic, Asparagus, Pine Nuts, Sage. Asiago Cheese.

Salmon with Garlic Pasta
Char grilled filet served on Tomato, Asparagus and Spinach Capellini. Lemon Dill Sauce Garnish.

Linguine with Clams
Wild Caught Clams, Garlic , Lemon,Tomato, Leek, Fennel, Scallion and Chardonnay Butter Sauce

Linguine Pasta with Seafood
Mussels, Clams, Fish Tips, Prawns, Garlic, Lemon,Tomato, Leek, Fennel, Scallion, Shallot.and Chardonnay Butter Sauce

Fettuccini Carbonara
Hickory Bacon, Prosciutto, Scallions, Onions, Herbs, Garlic , Mushrooms, Madeira Cream and Parmesan.

Beef & Wild Mushroom Fettuccini
Filet Mignon Tips, Wild Mushrooms, Onions, Garlic, Marsala Cream Sauce.

Fettuccini Alfredo
Garlic, White Wine, Cream, Parmesan Cheese and Fresh Broccoli.

Gnocchi Di Funghi
Home Made Goat Cheese Gnocchi, Wild Mushrooms, Tomato, and Scallions in Chardonnay Cream Sauce.

Egg Plant Parmigiana
Breaded Eggplant, Spinach, Mozzarella, Marinara Sauce, Vegetables and Pasta.

Capellini Pomodoro
Authentic Pomodoro Sauce on Angel Hair Pasta. Garnish of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Basil.

Lasagna with Meat Sauce
Beef , Sweet Italian Sausage, Ricotta, and Three Cheeses.

Spaghetti with Meatballs
Three House Meatballs simmered in Marinara Sauce , and Parmesan Cheese.

Chicken Parmigiana
Chicken Breast baked with Mozzarella, Provolone, Marinara Sauce. Pasta and Vegetable.

Chicken Marsala
Chicken Breast in Parmesan Egg Batter with Mushrooms, Onions, Garlic, Marsala Butter Sauce, Pasta and Vegetables .

Chicken Piccata
Chicken Breast in Parmesan Egg Batter, White Wine, Lemon, Onion, Caper Butter Sauce, Pasta and Vegetables.

Penne Pasta with Creamy Pesto and Chicken
Pesto Cream, Chicken Breast, Broccoli, Pine Nuts, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes.

Prawns Diavolo Linguine
Jumbo Prawns, Tomatoes, Chili flakes, Garlic, Spicy Marinara Sauce.

Penne "Incarcerata"
Calabrese and Mild Italian Sausages, Garlic, Onions, Sweet Peppers, Snap Peas, Chili Flakes, Basil, Tomato Cream.

Saturday, January 2, 2021