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Porcini's Watertown


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Porcini's Watertown

Ali G | Apr 20, 2005 01:06 PM

Decided to try Porcini's in Watertown last night for dinner. Can't do a thorough review since it was just two of us and we skipped apps and dessert. The place is sort of cozy and dimly lit with around 15 tables. I hear they have a patio for the nice summer days, but they were not seating there last night. It was somewhat empty around 7, with only about 6 tables filled.

To start they brought out some warm bread which was very good and a roasted red pepper hummus spread? Not sure if thats what it was, but it was tastey. For dinner I ordered the Pork Scalopini and the woman ordered the Shrimp and Scallop Pasta. Both were very good, not necessarily spectactular, but very well done. Portions were fairly large and the price was about average for a place like this. Not too expensive, but definitely not cheap either. The waitress brought over a plate of desserts at the end of the meal and described each one. There was a chocolate ganache cake, tirimisu, raspberry creme brule, and maybe two other options. We decided to skip desert and grab an ice cream after we left.

There are a few things on the menu that i would like to try next time I visit. The mussels are prepared in a pommery mustard cream sauce which sounds interesting and the wild mushroom strudel sounds good too. One thing I was suprised about was the lack of specials. There were none posted and the waitress didnt mention any. I thought I read on some review, Phantom Gourmet maybe, that they often have risotto specials, but I didnt see anything last night. They also have a fairly large bar which is partially separated from the dining area by a wall, so we may return to check out some apps and drinks.

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