Mar. 6th, 2013

Posto Brings Neapolitan Culinary Tradition to Somerville

Photos Courtesy of Posto
Pizza and beer. Is there anything better? We thought not. If, like us, you are a fan of the combination, then head over to Posto in Davis Square, Somerville for some wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizzas, handmade pastas, shared plates and creative cocktails. This cozy little neighborhood eatery is just what the weekend ordered with space to sit back, relax, snack on some bread sticks and watch while the bustling chefs work in the open kitchen. We got started with one of their signature Gin Gin Mules made with Bombay Sapphire gin, lime juice, homemade ginger syrup and mint, but the restaurant’s local microbrews, such as Porter Square, are also popular beverage choices.

Prepare to indulge (or dare we say, overindulge) in Nonna’s meatballs, a heavenly combination of free range beef, pork and veal topped with pomodoro sauce and smothered in fresh mozzarella. We also loved the tomato and goat cheese bruschetta with olive oil roasted tomatoes, red onion, basil and goat cheese. The pizzas here should simply not be missed. We recommend the Toscano, a flavor filled combination of San Marzano, asiago, parmesan, capicola, sausage, slow roasted pork, roasted peppers, black olives and fresh oregano. For main events the enormous portion of classic Bolognese reigns supreme with its pork, veal and beef served atop tagliatelle pasta. The wood-roasted half chicken topped with pancetta-cider vinaigrette was extremely juicy and served with a side of sweet potato and roasted Brussels sprouts.

Described as a “modern interpretation of a classic Italian pizzeria,” Posto is a “farm chic” dining concept that sources ingredients from local producers and artisans to create authentic, wholesome dishes. The restaurant makes their Fiore di Latte mozzarella fresh daily and also features a wine-by-the-glass program with over 50 select bottles. Wines are kept fresh through the Italian imported, Enzo preservation system, allowing Posto to pour rare varieties by the glass, which otherwise would only be available by the bottle. Preserving the Neapolitan culinary traditions, The Boston Foodie said, “In fact, it reminded me very much of being in a small upscale restaurant in Italy,” while The Boston Globe simply commanded, “Get in line now.”

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Kellie K. Speed
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