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Pescatore, Somerville

Aromatherapy | May 30, 200805:56 AM

I’ve been in a couple times recently, first visit since they got their beer, wine & cordial license. Pleasant little room, very relaxed neighborhood vibe on a mid-week evening.

The wine and beer list is short, inexpensive, and serviceable. Glasses were $6.50 for a decent pour.

A basket of sliced Iggy’s francese is served with a saucer of olive oil and oil-cured olives.

A special of soft-shell crabs on a mesclun salad was 2 well-selected crabs, really excellently fried, crisp and greaseless, dabbed with some mayoish sauce I didn’t really notice. Salad was a good mix of greens dressed with a nice vinaigrette. It was billed as an appetizer, but made an ample dinner. ($17, high end of their menu.)

I went back thinking more fried stuff but somehow the homemade fettuccine Bolognese ($11) called to me. I was pretty much expecting a tomatoey southern version, and that’s what I got. Didn’t wow me but it was very good. The portion is American entrée-sized, did not think to ask about half portions. A side of sautéed spinach ($4) was garlicky and perfect. Enough leftovers of both for lunch.

I wouldn’t make a trip across town just to eat here, but man am I glad I can stroll over. I see fried clams and a beer in my near future.

158 Boston Ave, Somerville, MA 02144

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