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Sagra is open

penny | Feb 4, 2007 06:20 PM

Sagra, the new restaurant incarnation at 400 Highland St, Somerville, opened today. We started with the medley of fritture - some calamari, arancini, olives, croquettes, and mezzalune potatoes. Everything was fried to perfection - wonderfully crisp on the outside and luciously creamy on the inside. Then I had the grilled chicken, pounded thin, grilled perfectly (cooked through but still tender and moist), with intense rosemary. My DC had the Italian version of fish and chips: baccala alla Romana, fried salted cod with those wonderful mezzalune potatoes. For dessert, we shared the Torta al vino (wonderfully moist and flavorful, not too sweet). The prices are affordable (most entrees under $20) with a good selection of wines. Eating at Sagra is like eating at fine neighborhood restaurants in Italy. Much of the cuisine is from Le Marche (near Umbria), but it reminded me of restaurants I've been to in Milan - simple, but superbly executed preparations, with intense fresh flavors. I'm happy to have it my neighborhood.

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