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Caffe Rossini, Highland Ave and Cedar, Somerville Review

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Caffe Rossini, Highland Ave and Cedar, Somerville Review

Foodie2 | Mar 9, 2006 06:14 PM

I stumbled across this tiny little garishly decorated caffe on Highland Ave and Cedar St. in Somerville, and was quite pleased. This is no destination restaurant, but if you're in the area or live around there, and not in the mood for Tacos Lupita (or the options in Porter Sq. Exchange), it's worth checking out. They've got a really small menu -- pizza and panini and salads -- but everything is fresh and tasty and homemade. There are a ton of topping options for the pizzas, and they make their own sauce and crust. Best of all, all their baked goods are made from scratch on the premises, and they've got loose leaf tea. I've enjoyed: the blueberry muffins, the corn muffins, and some sort of delicious cranberry cake situation. The homemade cannoli are, in fact, right up there among tastiest I've had... I haven't had Modern's, but these do rank above Maria's and Mike's. They're old school ricotta. Thought I'd give it a shout out, since it pleasantly surprised me. It warms my heart to find a place that's independently owned and putting out the best food it can. The decor, though, is intense -- it looks like a Disney character on LSD did the decorating.

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