4 December, 2022, 10:16

Mother’s Day 2022: Dine-in & to-go specials for Mom

Fancy dinners, tea parties, & plenty of love

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It’s that time of year — Mother’s Day is comin’ in hot on Sunday, May 8.

Time to make sure your mom knows she’s number one in your heart, in case you hadn’t already been doing so. More likely than not, your mother made meals galore for you when you needed them most, so take her out or order something to bring home this Mother’s Day (and skip the cleanup, too).

As usual, Tucson is home to more than enough options to give her a huge edible “I love you.” Check out the following list of restaurants to make sure you get your reservations and to-go orders in on time (expect this list to grow, too).

Bumsted’s

1003 N. Stone Ave.

There’s a party goin’ on at Bumsted’s, which includes brunch, mimosas, and on-stage performances. Plus, it’s also a local fundraiser.

For more information, follow Bumsted’s on Facebook

Casino Del Sol

5655 W. Valencia Rd.
Spaghetti & Meatball at Bellissimo Ristorante Italiano (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Spaghetti & Meatball at Bellissimo Ristorante Italiano (Credit: Jackie Tran)

The popular casino is hosting a few Mother’s Day options this year. Everyone likes options, right? Check out the participating restaurants below.

Bellissimo Ristorante Italiano
  • From 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. they’ll be serving a special prix fixe menu for $45 per person.
    • Bread to Share – Bellissimo focaccia, extra virgin olive oil, Modena balsamic vinegar, spice blend
    • Summer Orzo Salad – cherry tomatoes, spinach, parmesan cheese, croutons, basil pesto vinaigrette
    • Salmon & Herb Tortellini – pan-seared salmon, house-made ricotta, fresh peas, fermented tomatoes, butter sauce
    • Tiramisu – chocolate sponge cake & mascarpone-marsala cream

For more information, visit casinodelsol.com.  

PY Steakhouse
  • The full menu will be available with the following special:
    • Slow Roasted Prime Rib Eye – Butter Whipped Potatoes, Chefs Seasonal Vegetables, Au Jus, and Creamy Horseradish ($55)

For more information, visit casinodelsol.com

Cup Cafe at Hotel Congress

311 E. Congress St.
Cast Iron Baked Eggs at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress (Credit: Melissa Stihl)

Cast Iron Baked Eggs at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress (Credit: Melissa Stihl)

Mother’s Day at the Cup Cafe consists of a delicious three-course menu for both brunch and dinner created by Executive Chef Karl de la Ossa and Pastry Chef Michelle Morales.

For more information and the menus, visit hotelcongress.com

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Dominick’s Real Italian

8330 N. Thornydale Rd. #170

They’re having Mother’s Day specials all weekend, including a special entrée — Braised Beef Ravioli with Chianti sauce, pancetta and Cremini mushrooms. Reservations are recommended.

For more information, follow Dominick’s Real Italian on Facebook

Gallery of Food Bodega

2522 E. Fort Lowell Rd.
Gallery of Food

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If you hoping to spend time at home this Mother’s Day, why not order a brunch to-go? Gallery of Food wants to do all of the cooking for you this year. The Mother’s Day Brunch Feast feeds up to eight people and is $290 per bundle.

You’ll want to order sooner than later to avoid missing out on the meal, and pickup time is between 9 – 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 8.

Mother’s Day Brunch Feast Menu
  • Mesquite Smoked Salmon Filet – lightly grilled over a cool mesquite wood fire and served with a Sonoran Remoulade
  • Crustless Quiche – fluffy and creamy with artichoke hearts, feta, roasted red sweet peppers, and fresh Merchant’s Garden basil
  • Fruit Gazpacho – topped with a space of crème fraîche and I’itoi onions
  • Berries with Lemon Zest – with a splash of maple syrup and mint garnish
  • Grilled Asparagus Spears – with preserved lemon and elderberry balsamic glaze
  • Sunday Rice Salad – jasmine rice, currants, toasted pistachios, flat-leaf parsley, and spices
  • Housemade Scones – candied grapefruit, cardamom, and black pepper
  • Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice – from the abundant Tucson citrus groves

For more information, call (520) 884-5033. 

Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort

5501 N. Hacienda Del Sol Rd.
Assorted desserts at The Grill at Hacienda Del Sol Sunday Brunch (Photo by Jackie Tran)

Assorted desserts at The Grill at Hacienda Del Sol Sunday Brunch (Photo by Jackie Tran)

Looking for the perfect way to show your mom how much you care? Treat her to an award-winning brunch with elegant, classic dishes and all her favorite sweet treats from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Seats are $80 for adults, $40 for kids six – 12 years old, and anyone younger than that can eat for free. You’ll want to make reservations by calling (520) 529-3500.

For more information and the full menu, follow Hacienda Del Sol on Facebook

HUB Ice Cream Parlor

245 E. Congress St.
HUB Ice Cream Parlor

Photo courtesy of SWOON Media

HUB Ice Cream wants to recognize and celebrate the many ways one can mother, nurture, and love those around them this Mother’s Day. So, on Sunday, May 8, HUB Ice Cream is offering one free scoop to anyone who mothers an appreciation for all the love they give to those around them.

For more information, visit thehubicecream.com

Maynards

119 E. Toole Ave.
Roasted Turnips at Maynards Market & Kitchen

Roasted Turnips at Maynards Market & Kitchen (Credit: Jackie Tran)

The downtown restaurant near the train tracks is serving up a seasonally-inspired prix fixe menu on Mother’s Day from 5 – 9 p.m.

For more information and to view the menu, visit hotelcongress.com

North Italia

2995 E. Skyline Dr.
Lump Crab Cake Benedict at North Italia

Lump Crab Cake Benedict at North Italia (Photo courtesy of North Italia)

In addition to delectable brunch and dinner specials, North Italia is offering $20 back when you buy $100 in North Italia gift cards. This offer is valid online only through Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8. Additionally, there are special dishes for mom on Sunday.

North Italia Mother’s Day Specials
  • Crispy Mozzarella Bocconcini (starter) – pecorino, spicy vodka sauce
  • Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta (starter) – Stracciatella, arugula, house pesto, espelette
  • Lump Crab Cake Benedict (brunch only, entrée) – grilled asparagus, poached egg, Calabrian hollandaise
  • Blue Crab Tagliatelle (entrée) – English pea, roasted corn, melted onion, lemon zest, mascarpone, Calabrian gremolata

For more information, visit northitalia.com

The Parish

6453 N. Oracle Rd.
Hushpuppies, cocktails & mocktails at The Parish

Hushpuppies, cocktails & mocktails at The Parish (Photo by Jackie Tran)

Spend mom’s day with The Parish because they’re offering a special brunch menu as well as a dinner evening menu. Reservations are highly recommended.

For more information, visit theparishtucson.com

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Inca’s Peruvian Cuisine

6878 E. Sunrise Dr. #130
Lomo Saltado at Inca's Peruvian Cuisine (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Lomo Saltado at Inca’s Peruvian Cuisine (Credit: Jackie Tran)

The restaurant is hosting a Mother’s Day weekend with live music from Edna and Ely B-Cool Band at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 7 and Tradiciones at 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 8.

For more information, follow Inca’s Peruvian Cuisine on Facebook

The Red Light Lounge

485 S. Stone Ave.
Brea Brummell at The Red Light Lounge at The Downtown Clifton Hotel

Brea Brummell at The Red Light Lounge at The Downtown Clifton Hotel (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Right now, you can make a reservation to celebrate Mother’s Day at the Red Light Lounge featuring a specialty brunch menu and refreshing cocktails. It’s free to register/reserve your seat and each dish and cocktail are individually priced.

For more information, visit eventbrite.com.

Spark Project Collective Events Center 

4359 E. Broadway Blvd.

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You are invited to a fancy Mother’s Day Teatime so feel free to dress up for this one — all mothers, grandmothers, and motherly figures are welcome. Tickets are $10 per person and include a variety of teas, light snacks, and other treats.

For more information, follow Spark Project Collective on Facebook.

Wildflower 

7037 N. Oracle Rd.
(Credit: Wildflower)

(Credit: Wildflower)

Whether you’re looking to share a meal in-house or take the table to go, here’s what Wildflower is offering for guests looking to dine to the nines locally this Mother’s Day from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (reservations are encouraged).

Standard menu, plus two featured items:

  • Stuffed French Toast ($15) – with mascarpone, berry compote, Marcona almonds
  • Spring Vegetable Scramble ($15) – with zucchini, sweet peppers, grilled asparagus, Havarti cheese, arugula

 For more information, call (520) 219-4230 or visit wildflowertucson.com.

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