One Perfect Meal: Gran Gusto
This month’s no-fail feast? Three courses of authentic Neapolitan-style eats—including one of the wood-fired thin-crust pizzas that have helped earned this hole-in-the-wall trattoria rave reviews—all washed down with a glass of house red. 90 Sherman St., Cambridge, 617-441-0400, grangustocambridge.com.
• Smoky grilled calamari with mushrooms and zesty lemon sauce, $11
• Pizza Diavola, topped with tomato sauce, buffalo mozzarella, spicy salami, and basil, $13
• Chocolate-almond cake crowned with a scoop of pistachio gelato, $8
• An ample pour of (surprisingly tasty) house chianti, $8
Total + 7% meals tax + 18% tip: $50