Ecco Restaurant and Martini Bar's staff matches wines and specialty martinis with culinary counterparts drawn from a menu of Italian-inspired steak, seafood, and pasta. Suggested wine pairings help servers increase flavor synergy, enhancing the lobster mac 'n' cheese?s fontina cheese and buttery crumbs with a sauvignon blanc hailing from New Zealand. They also embellish meals or stories about their last fishing expedition with the wildflower martini, a blend of Absolut wild tea vodka, St. Germain, ginger, and lemon juice.
Situated less than a five-minute drive from Logan Airport, Ecco Restaurant and Martini Bar houses a geometrically diverse dining room crowded with rectangular and circular leather booths. A signature wall scribbled with autographs reveals the John Hancocks of the restaurant?s myriad guests, and artistic clusters of light bulbs spread warmth across orange couches and exposed brick. The seasonal outdoor patio provides a nice spot to enjoy a leisurely weekend brunch or a romantic dinner under the stars.
“It defies logic that one of the beefiest, juiciest, tastiest (and cheapest) burgers in town is, in fact, flat as a pancake,” said Boston Magazine when it named Flat Patties the best affordable burger in Boston. But logic has little to do with it. Chalk up the tenderness, flavor, and juiciness to the freshly ground beef the staff forms in-house every day. And if heft is your thing, you can always order a double. Either way, these thin but flavorful quarter-pound patties were enough to earn not only the nod from Boston Magazine, but _Time Out _ as well—the publication named Flat Patties one of Boston’s best burgers under $10, and recommended the jalapeno- and avocado-studded South of the Border burger. Other specialty burgers come loaded with sautéed mushrooms, smoked tomato jam, and rosemary aioli. And since every burger could use some company, Flat Patties cuts whole potatoes into fries and serves them plain or piled with cheese and chili.
Marilda Kocibelli paints leaves all day. Rather than brushes and pigments, however, her tools are steamed milk and coffee. She runs Dolce Vita Café, a casual oasis of handcrafted espresso drinks, cozy little tables, and sandwiches and pastries. Marilda and her staff serve hot, Italian-inspired paninis, such as the carmine, with fresh mozzarella and prosciutto, as well as the tonno siciliano, featuring imported tuna. Hot mugs of lattes and dark-roast coffee bookend meals. The cafe also conveniently provides free wireless Internet.
In business since 1996. The Computer cafe has been servicing the Boston area for all of its consumer and small business needs. From personal computers that are running slow, viruses, to small business networking we can to the job right, on-time, and in budget.
Cuisine Type: Specialty Coffee
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Most popular offering: Caramel Mudd Macchiato
Delivery / Take-out Available: Takeout Only
Pro Tip: Go to either window for service
Do you adhere to any sustainable or eco-friendly practices?
Our coffee is Rainforest Alliance Certified.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Our motto is "Great Coffee, Great People." We provide a clean and friendly atmosphere, and encourage you to ask questions and make suggestions so that we can give you 100% satisfaction.
D?cor can say a lot about the type of food a restaurant serves. How does your d?cor inform or reflect your culinary practice?
Our large windows and charming facade are meant to invite you into the process as we craft your order. Sit back and relax, or chat a while, and we will have you on your way in no time.
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
Robust. We specialize in espresso and espresso-based drinks, but we also serve brewed coffee and tea?both hot and iced. We offer flavored steamed milk (Steamers) in addition to hot chocolates, and we have cream- and coffee-flavored granitas (frozen drinks). We create Italian creamosas (cream sodas) as well, and offer muffins, Umqua Oats, biscotti and our own Mudd Buddies (caramel waffle cookies) for your hunger pangs.
Though its name evokes Italian cuisine, Cafe Romano supplements its Italian bites with American diner classics. Old-country entrees such as frittatas or a dish of eggs, red bliss potatoes, and meat share space on the breakfast menu with American-style hash browns and eggs. At lunch, diners can dig into housemade lasagna or pastrami sandwiches.