Kick-start dinner with an order crab cakes, served with fried quail eggs and yellow pepper aioli ($14), or the trio spread plate with white-bean hummus, caponata, and red kidney bean pate ($8). Moving from primers to prime time, Zurlo’s offers a variety of classic and creative entrees. Its specialty is brick-oven pizza ($10), and it also offers standout selection of pastas, soups, salads, and cute Italian grandmas working the kitchen. The homemade porcini mushroom gnocchi is flecked with sun-dried tomatoes and smothered in Gorgonzola cream sauce ($14), while less landlubbing eats include seameats such as the oxymoronic jumbo scallops ($23) or pesto salmon sided with red potatoes ($18). To quell midday invasions from internal hunger trolls, Zurlo’s also serves lunch.