Contrary to popular belief, when the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that's a lawsuit. Enjoy Italian cuisine without fear of physical reprisal with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of mussels, pasta, and more at Brunello Bistro in Somerville.
Brunello’s menu tantalizes the culinary lobes of the brain with a fusion of Italian fare and Mediterranean tangs, served with the aesthetic flair of a Matisse break dance. Seafoodies will immediately set a course for Brunello's mussels appetizer, served either bianco in a garlic and wine sauce or spicy pomodoro in a hot fra diavolo sauce ($10.95). But all roads lead to Brunello’s lamb osso bucco in a port-wine sauce with mascarpone-cheese polenta ($27.95). Diners worried about upsetting humanity’s uneasy truce with sheep can instead venture out into one of Brunello's idiosyncratic plates, such as half-braised duck with wild-mushroom risotto and asparagus ($26.95).
The bright flowers that adorn each table in Brunello’s elegant dining room will make each diner feel like a nonspectral duchess of Gloucester. While you wait, feel free to watch one of the five TVs, cruise the Internet on the restaurant's free WiFi, or watch the night sky fill with star destroyers from its romantic outdoor patio.