Fall is here and soon the temperatures will dip and date night strolls will not be as exciting. Here are two great places to cozy up nicely with your date and your wallet.

Osteria Nino
(781) 272-1600
19 3rd Avenue
Burlington, MA 01821

Happy Hour Pizzas at Osteria Nino Roman kitchen dishes out $2 pizzas at the bar & lounge

Osteria Nino in Burlington is churning out authentic Roman-style pizzas for only $2 at their bar and in the lounge. The quartet of “Happy Hour Pizzas” are available Monday through Thursday from 4:00pm-7:00pm and are a perfect complement to Osteria Nino’s all-Italian wine program and seasonally-influenced craft cocktail list. During “Happy Hour,” executive chef Walace Benica fires up Osteria Nino’s outdoor pizza oven to bring guests wood-fired, individually sized pies that are topped with the finest locally-sourced ingredients:

  • Margherita with tomato, basil and mozzarella
  • Marinara with tomato and oregano
  • Melanzana with eggplant, red onion, mozzarella and pecorino Zucchini with pesto, red onion, pine nuts and ricotta salad


ABOUT OSTERIA NINO: Osteria Nino opened in Burlington’s lively dining scene in April of 2015. Bringing a deep understanding and respect for the longstanding culinary traditions of Italy, Osteria Nino makes the most of the exquisite local bounty by marrying it with the tried and true techniques of “cucina italiana.” With its culinary program directed by celebrated industry veteran Chris Boswell and its kitchen helmed by the Italian-trained Walace Benica, guests come to share in expertly sourced, thoughtfully prepared, authentic Italian cuisine with beauty that shines through in perfectly executed simplicity. Its daily rotating menu brings forth clean, pure and delicious creations from its entirely scratch kitchen which also carries over into Osteria Nino’s seasonally influenced craft cocktail program. Osteria Nino boasts an all-Italian wine list, curated to offer the best sips from the different regions. The warm and inviting atmosphere encompasses a bar and lounge area, a dining room complete with a culinary bar and open kitchen, a private dining room and seasonal patio with a custom-designed pizza oven bedecked in mosaic tiles. Osteria Nino is located at 19 3rd Avenue in Burlington, MA. For more information, please call (781) 272-1600 or visit www.osterianino.com. Follow Osteria Nino on Facebook at /OsteriaNinoBurlington, Instragram at @OsteriaNino and Twitter at @OsteriaNino.    

Char Siu Pork Bun

55 Huntington Avenue • Boston, MA 02199
(Street level at the Shops at Prudential Center)

Kushiage, skewers of flash fried shrimp and avocado with yuzu ponzu sauce ($6)

Char Siu Pork Bun, a steamed bun with grilled pork belly, namasu, cabbage and cilantro ($6)

Yuga Roll, with spicy salmon, lemon and cucumber rolled in rice, sesame seeds and nori, topped with eel and massago and served with spicy mayo ($7)

Tempura Short Rib, with romaine lettuce, herb salad and pickled onions ($8)

Chicken Satay, marinated in coconut curry with almond dipping sauce ($6)

Wasabi Fritters, seasoned with Ichimi Togarashi flakes and infused with shiitake mushrooms, served with lemon dressing ($6)

Spare Ribs, marinated in lemongrass and chilies, grilled to perfection.

Edamame ($4)

California Roll ($4)

Spicy Tuna Roll ($5)

Crunchy Spicy Salmon Roll ($5)



Haru is a leading name in Japanese cuisine. What began as a neighborhood sushi establishment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side has grown into a six-restaurant group in New York and Boston. Haru serves inventive cuisine ranging from sushi, sashimi and creative salads to signature dishes like ceviches, tartares, filet mignon, grilled spicy shrimp and specialty rolls. Haru’s cocktail selections are creative and sophisticated, often incorporating Japanese ingredients. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, Haru is also a popular neighborhood destination for culinary “Happy Hour,” offered Monday through Saturday in the bar and lounge.

Haru is located at 55 Huntington Avenue in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood (street level at the Shops at the Prudential Center). For more information, please call 617.536.0770 or visit www.harusushi.com. Follow Haru Boston on Facebook and Twitter.