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 Bistro’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 breakdance. Seafoodies will immediately set a course for Brunello's signature mussels appetizer ($13), served either "bianco" in a garlic and wine sauce or "spicy pomodoro" in a hot fra diavolo sauce. But all roads lead to Brunello’s top dish, lamb osso bucco ($28) in a port-wine sauce with mascarpone-cheese polenta. Diners who are worried about upsetting humanity’s uneasy truce with sheep can instead venture out into one of Brunello's idiosyncratic plates, such as duck confit risotto ($27) with wild mushrooms and cream sauce. Brunello also stocks its cellar with a select selection of fine wines and walled-up aristocrats, so lubricate one’s dinner conversation with an Arancio pinot noir ($25) straight from Sicily. Lunchtimers, meanwhile, can drop by the restaurant for a monterey-jack cheeseburger ($11.95) or a plate of fresh, handmade ravioli ($14.95), and early incliners can wake up groggy stomachs with a weekend brunch of apple/banana pancakes ($8.95) before heading off to another rewarding day of minding the conveyor belt at the conveyor-belt factory.
The spiffy tablecloths and bright flowers that cover each table in Brunello Bistro’s elegant dining room will make each diner feel like a non-spectral Duchess of Gloucester. While you wait, feel free to watch one of the five TVs in the bar area, cruise the Internet on the restaurant's free WiFi, or watch the night sky fill with Star Destroyers from its romantic outdoor patio.
- But really, the food is delicious, especially the seafood…I ordered the potato gnocchi with lobster - basically a huge plate of gnocchi in a wonderful cream sauce with a huge lobster tail slapped on top cooked to perfection. – Wen-fai F., Yelp
- Great ambiance and friendly and efficient waitstaff. – An OpenTable reviewer who dined on 11/20/2010