Italian Night @ il Brigante

Too lazy to cook or to go anywhere…. so we walked down the block, literally, to il Brigante at the Seaport. We were between this place and Barbarini but ultimately chose this place for three reasons, 1. We would eat there next time we want Italian, 2. Opentable points 3. My main entree [craving]

We were greeted with a basket of bread with the most delicious EVOO and Balsamic Vinegar dipping bowl.

We got a bottle of this, it was really good and paired well with all of our dishes…

Parmigiana di Melanzane

A tower of eggplant, tomato, basil, and mozzarella baked in our brick oven

I was thinking it was gonna come out like the Portamella I had at Cafe Formaggio on Long Island awhile back but this was cooked down and gooey – still delicious but not so pretty looking.

Broccoli di Rape e Salsicce

Spicy broccoli di rape topped with hot Italian sausage

We were trying to choose between this and just the plain broccoli rabe, but ended up choosing this one because… WHY NOT?! Sausage is delicious!!!! This instantly took us back to the Sausage Guy days clubbing in Boston… ahhh memories…

FYI, I have ACTUALLY gone out ONLY to get a sausage afterwards… all of us girls were so excited about the sausage after dancing that we only stayed at the club for maybe 20 minutes before promptly leaving in our cute little outfits, pretty hair and makeup and walking around the area chomping on our sausages :D NOM!

Handmade Fettucine alla Carbonara

Italian smoked pancetta with onions, egg yolks, Parmigiano Reggiano and pecorino cheese

It was actually paired with spaghetti but as soon as we saw “handmade” on the fettucine alla Bolognese, we substituted the spaghetti for some of that. GOOOOOOD PLAN – it was amazing!

Special of the Day

Sablefish, Mussels & Clams in Tomato Broth

I was slightly disappointed in this, I was expecting something like a Cioppino but got this.  The fish was tender.. the only mussel I ate tasted a little off so I didn’t eat anymore. But then again I was super excited for what I came here for:

Branzino al Forno

Whole branzino baked in our wood-burning oven, served with roasted potatoes and zucchini

Yep! Nothing EVERE like a nice whole branzino, grilled or baked to perfection with some fresh lemon. The zucchini was quite tasty too and you could taste the delicious char on it. DELISH!!!!

After dinner we went to BIN No. 220 next door for two bottles of wine, some charcuterie and cheeses.. We were INTITALLY looking for dessert, bt all they had was freaking a Nutella sandwich – WHAT THE FREAK?! – ok nutella is freaking awesome, but too much carbs and heavy food tonight – *sigh* but the wine was good ;D


  1. […] all the pastas were pretty… not good.  Which partially might also because we always have a good time when we go out for italian [ok that last link was MY pasta I made hahahha]. […]


  2. […] we were at the Seaport for dinner we were between two Italian restaurants…. Barbarini and il Brigante… last time we went to il Brigante so I immediately booked a table for […]


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