Great Restaurants Make a Home in the Close Knit Neighborhood of Somerville

Just outside of Boston proper sits Somerville, an up and coming dining mecca that has restaurants clamoring to make the main streets of Somerville their home. Catering to the diverse crowd who call it home, Somerville restaurants offer a selection of restaurants as diverse as its clientele . Serving everything from haute eats in an upscale atmosphere to comfort food served in a hipster hangout, you'll find a spot that will make your mouth water on this 10best list. 

Those seeking a refined dining experience should splurge for the multi course menu at Journeyman, where fresh local food is artistically prepared to create composed dishes that will knock your socks off.

Low key and super casual, you'll find the wood fired pizza at two Somerville spots spectacular: A4 Pizza where they serve a perfect crust with balanced creative toppings and  Posto where the menu extends well beyond pizza to include other wood fired Italian specialties. 

In line with the dark bourbon drinking speakeasy trend you'll find yourself drawn to the small menu of Saloon. While some of the best Mexican in the Boston area is found at the Painted Burro which gets accolades for its brunch as well as its dinner. 

Wherever you end up, on this 10best list, you are sure to leave satisfied, because we've selected those that truly shine in Somerville.

A colorful and cooky interior welcomes diners to Somerville's tapas joint, Dali. Here you'll find yourself faced with a large selection of hot, and cold tapas that will leave you ordering more each time your waitress returns because they are so...  Read More

Bergamot serves "Progressive American Cuisine" with a focus on the best local produce served alongside excellent ingredients from around the world. This neighborhood centered restaurant aims to be warm and welcoming to create the feel of...  Read More

Posto takes the classic Italian pizzeria, enoteca and trattoria and modernizes it. Creating a a "farm chic" open air area, Posto puts its focus on wood fired Neapolitan style pizza. Posto also offers a delectable selection of grilled meats and...  Read More

Drawing inspiration from the pre-prohibition era spots in New York City, Saloon in Somerville is a funky bar/restaurant that has a small food menu, and a much larger drink list. The food served at Saloon is nothing short of sensational. The...  Read More

Foundry On Elm

When you're torn between a refined meal or pub fare Somerville's Foundry on Elm is the place to try. Serving a large selection of proper ale alongside fare you'd find at a French brasserie and pub favorites, you'll have a hard time leaving...  Read More

Highland Kitchen has quite a following among Somerville residents who come back often to indulge in their gourmet, American comfort food. Serving homemade specialties in the form of dinner, dessert and brunch, Highland Kitchen has a reputation...  Read More


Redbones serves Southern food that Southerners would eat. A menu filled with bbq favorites, like pulled pork and baby back ribs are rave worthy, and served in large portions to satisfy even the largest of appetites. The casual setting is the...  Read More

The Painted Burro brings something different to the Boston brunch scene- a Mexican inspired menu! In addition to their over the top appetizers and creative tacos (like the spicy favorite- white gulf "diablo"), you'll also find an endearing list...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Jessica Polizzotti

The industrial chic space in Somerville's Union square that serves one heck of a seasonal tasting menu at a relaxed pace makes Journeyman a true dining experience. From the friendly staff who share the service of your table to the explanations...  Read More


Meet Jessica Polizzotti

Born and raised in Boston, Jessica knows her city like the back of her hand.  Always looking to uncover something new, Jessica keeps up on the latest and greatest Boston offerings. 

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