Vercelli's excellent Italian [Bellingham, MA]
- trufflehound Aug 10, 2007 04:34 AM
Very well excecuted red sauce place in Bellingham. It seems family run. Tablecloths, glass tops great service and really clean. We like to sit in the room that is a converted silo.
Clams oreganato were fresh and briny with oregano, olive oil and some garlic cooked just right. Eggplanr rolatini was prepared right and topped with gooey cheeses.
Salads with the meal are ordinary and fresh.
Tender, very flavorful Veal Sinatra was sauteed with asparagus, fresh wild mushrooms, and sun drieds in a light creamy grappa sauce with polenta.
DC had the shrimp Scampi with large shrimp and smeeled garlicky, over linguini.
We shared a Friuli Pinot Grigio.
No room for desert. $80 before tip.
My friends and I visit Verchelli's often and have never been disappointed in their offerings. When they first opened, some of the younger staff members were a little untrained ("You guys want watah?"), but they've come a long way. It's quickly becoming our "default" restaurant...where we go if/when we can't decide on someplace else.
Does anyone know if they have a full liquor license or is it just beer and wine? Do they have a bar where you can sit and have dinner? We are often bar fly types and my husband prefers a mixed drink over been or wine. I can't find a website.
Sorry to say that Verchelli's is no longer open. It was apparently seized for tax issues and the building is up for sale. It was always a nice local place for a good meal.