Wednesday, January 18, 2017


Last weekend we went to Mercurio's for dinner. Turns out, it had been 10 months since we last ate there. I didn't think it had been that long, especially since we really like their pizza. But it seems we only get there once a year. I'm not sure when it happened, but they no longer offer fresh brewed iced tea. That makes me super sad. I do not like that fake tea taste of pre-made teas, even if they're unsweetened.
Their menu is different, too, although that could have happened 9 months ago and we wouldn't know. Usually we share the Della Casa Salad but this time we tried the new-to-us Burrata e Prosciutto appetizer (burrata, prosciutto, arugula, grape tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil). It was very good - lots of salty prosciutto with creamy cheese and crisp arugula.
As usual we shared two pizzas. This time, above, the Lasagna Pizza (tomato sauce, house made mozzarella, Italian sausage, ricotta, oregano, extra virgin olive oil) and below, the Pizza Della Casa (tomato sauce, house made mozzarella, grape tomatoes, arugula, Prosciutto di Parma, parmigiano, extra virgin olive oil).
Both were tasty, as usual. I really like the ricotta and oregano flavors on the lasagna one. The other pizza is probably my favorite pizza - something about that combination of flavors.
I wasn't going to have gelato for dessert. It was chilly outside, gloomy & rainy, and I usually only enjoy frozen desserts on warm days. SP is always up for gelato and he chose the blackberry, above. It had a lovely light flavor. I changed my mind when I saw they had a peppermint gelato.
Ever since we made peppermint ice cream, I've been in love with it. Like the ice cream we made, this gelato had candy cane bits in it. It was so good. Worth it to make myself chillier than I was.

We still like Mercurio's a lot and will go back. I wish they'd bring back the fresh iced tea, especially since I don't like soda and am not always in the mood for wine (and never beer!).

Mercurio's Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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