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 $59, you get a four-course Italian-Mediterranean fusion dinner for two at Brunello Bistro in Somerville (up to a $118.75 total value). This dinner includes:
- One antipasti plate (up to a $10.95 value)
- Two soups or salads (up to a $10.95 value each)
- Two entrees (up to a $36.95 value each)
- One dessert (up to a $12 value)<p>
The skilled chefs at Brunello Bistro tantalize the culinary lobes of the brain with a fusion menu of Italian and Mediterranean fare served with aesthetic flair. Enchanted epicureans, like disoriented Christopher Columbuses, will immediately set a course for Brunello’s antipasti plates, such as mussels served either bianco in a garlic-and-wine sauce or spicy pomodoro in a hot fra diavolo sauce. After a second course of soup or salad, all roads lead to Brunello’s entrees, which include the signature lobster-potato gnocchi and the lamb osso buco in a port-wine sauce with mascarpone-cheese polenta. Diners worried about upsetting humanity’s uneasy truce with sheep can instead venture out into one of Brunello’s idiosyncratic plates, such as braised duck with wild-mushroom risotto and asparagus. Each duo’s chew-a-thon concludes with sweet bites from the frequently rotating dessert menu.
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 patrons relax, they can watch one of the five TVs, cruise the Internet on the restaurant’s free WiFi, or watch the night sky fill with stars from its romantic outdoor patio.
Somerville, Massachusetts 02145