Tucson, AZ – Zio Peppe continues its wine dinner series with an imaginative cross-pollination of Italian cuisine and Chinese cuisine on Tuesday, July 23rd at from 6 to 9pm. Chef-Owners Mat Cable and Devon Sanner have titled this their “Marco Polo Dinner,” in tribute to the Venetian merchant whose travels along the Silk Road in Asia in the late 13th century created opportunities for the confluence of European and Asian cooking. In that spirit, Zio Peppe presents a four-course dinner that incorporates Asian ingredients and flavor profiles in Italian dishes, as well as working Italian components into traditional Chinese preparations. 


The meal will be accompanied by wine pairings for each course. Cost is $80 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations can be made with a credit card by calling 520-888-4242 during Zio Peppe business hours, or by booking through OpenTable at https://bit.ly/3ztGTJg.


Zio Peppe Marco Polo Dinner Menu

First Course

Dim Sum Trio:

Porchetta Gua Bao Bun

Fennel Sausage and Shrimp Siu Mai + Roe

Lo Mai Gai Arancini


Second Course

Linguine + Langoustine, Italian XO Cream Sauce, Chives


Third Course

Red Braised Beef Braciole, Mandarin and Garlic Gai Lan, 

Carolina Gold Rice Polenta


Fourth Course

Pandan Cake, Coconut Buttercream, Watermelon, Lime Ice Cream


Event Details:

Date: Tuesday, July 23rd, 2024

Time: 6 PM to 9 PM

Location: Zio Peppe, 6502 E. Tanque Verde Road, Tucson, Arizona




Featuring Italian -American cuisine inspired by the flavors of Southern Arizona, Zio Peppe is located at 6502 E Tanque Verde Road in Tucson, AZ and iis open Sun-Thurs from 11am to 8pm and Fri-Sat from 11am to 9pm. Limited patio dining is available. For online orders, reservations and additional information visit  https://ziopeppeaz.com/ or call 520-888-4242.