Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Porcini's In Watertown

We recently dined at Porcini's in Watertown, a small neighborhood restaurant tucked away on a side street near the Arsenal Mall and behind a somewhat dated exterior and were impressed with this small eatery.  The low-key atmosphere is casual/local, pretty much what you'd expect.  The service was excellent as we dined with what seemed to be a smattering of regulars enjoying a midweek dinner out.  We started with the hummus.  Floating in an excellent, fruity olive oil and served with fresh herbed bread made at the restaurant.

Wild Mushroom Strudel:  Wild mushrooms sauteed with fresh herbs mixed with cream cheese and smoked mozzarella cheese wrapped in phyllo dough.  Rich in flavor, the crispy phyllo crunched on the tooth and was overflowing with hearty mushrooms.

Bruschetta:  Sautéed grilled chicken, Vidalia onions, basil and Roma tomatoes topped with melted goat cheese over grilled focaccia.  Very good with very fresh ingredients.

Chef Rodney Moreira is famous for his Risotto and this seafood version did not disappoint, rich with a buttery sauce and loaded with seafood and vegetables.

The Butternut Squash Ravoili in cream sauce.

If you're looking for a casual atmosphere, nothing fancy, and hearty Italian/American/Mediterranean fare at a reasonable price stop by.

Porcini's Italian Restaurant
68 School Street
Watertown, MA
Telephone:  617.924.2221

1 comment:

  1. I haven't been back at Porcini's in ages!! Glad you reminded me of this hidden gem :)