Italian restaurant dreams do come true – just ask owner Ron Martignetti who has just opened the doors to Sogno in Woburn. Named for the Italian word for dream, the new dining destination (at 304 Cambridge Road on the Winchester line) promises an authentic tasting tour of Italy right at your table.
Chef Jason Maynard heads up the open kitchen, where you can watch homemade pastas, breads and pastries being made, and peer into the brick oven to watch Neapolitan-style pizzas as they bubble and crisp. Choose from small plates and antipasto like Carpaccio Di Tonno (tuna, fried artichokes and capers, pickled green beans, EVOO), and Melanzane Fritte (fried eggplant, tomato, fior di latte, basil and creamy ricotta). Next, move on to primi plates of Tagliatelle with local clams, and Orecchiette with sausage, rapini and Calabrian chili, or perhaps a secondi portion of Maiale Alla Milanese (bone-in heritage pork chop, arugula, apples, butternut squash, lemon brown butter sauce). There are also fabulous portions for two (or more) of shareable dishes like Involtini Di Lasagne with bolognese sauce, mozzarella, ricotta and basil, and Bistecca Alla Fiorentina (40 oz, Prime Grade Steak). Check out the full menu here.
Belly up to the bar before dinner or after work for some cicchetti (Italian small snacks) and a classic negroni or seasonal spritz, or try something new like a Bocca Al Lupo with bourbon, amaro and blackberries. The impressive wine list (have a look here) includes a curated mix of famous names and varietals (mostly Italian but also some American) as well as hidden gems.
Created by Niemitz Design Group, the warm and inviting interior features high ceilings, rich leather, colorful accents, plus wide and deep seats throughout the main dining room, bar area, outdoor patio and private dining room for functions and events. It’s the perfect setting for a special event, a Sunday family dinner, or just a Tuesday night out with friends.
Sogno is open for dinner from 5:00 to 9:00pm on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday, and 5:00 to 10:00pm on Friday and Saturday. You can make a reservation here. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram for specials and events, and call 781.625.1300 with any Qs.