The main banquet hall at Tuscan
Hall Banquet Center.
WAUKESHA - From across the street at
Christina’s Family Restaurant, Nicko Sifnaios has
watched the building at 409 Delafield St. go through
quite a few incarnations, most recently a failed bar
called Club Velvet. When the building came up for sale
in July, Sifnaios saw a unique business opportunity, and
the Tuscan Hall banquet facility was born.
“I wanted to do something that’s not going to
affect Christina’s but that will help it - something that’s
going to work hand-in-hand,” Sifnaios said. “It’s an extension
of Christina’s but in a different venue.”
The chef from Christina’s is doing the catering
for the facility, which Sifnaios said has already hosted a
wedding rehearsal, several birthday parties, funeral luncheons
Tuscan Hall Banquet Center.
Sifnaios said the facility can
comfortably seat 250 upstairs and 80 in the downstairs
area, which he’s affectionately dubbed “The Wine
Cellar,” after significant renovation transformed it
from its former state.
“Downstairs, everything was black. It was like
walking into a haunted house,” Sifnaios said. “We livened it up,
had an artist come in and do some beautiful murals of a wine
cellar. In the future, we’re hoping to host monthly wine and
cheese parties for the public to introduce it to the
neighborhood, because it’s got a great ambiance.”
Sifnaios said currently the facility is limited
to buffet- and family-style dinners, which he said keeps the
cost down for the customer - about $14 per person for a buffet
of three entrees, three sides and a salad.
“My goal is to provide somebody good service,
good quality food, a great ambiance and not break the bank,”
Sifnaios said. “It’s a one-stop shop where they don’t have to
worry about everything because we take care of it for them.”
To contact Tuscan Hall, call 292-1322.