ONE PERFECT MEAL
Buffalo Mozzarella With Tomatoes and Basil ($14), Sun-Dried Tomato Crusted Lamb Rack ($39), Hot Pear Crostata ($10)
Italian wine menus can be notoriously hard to navigate, and La Campania's excellent list is no exception. If you're not in the mood to let a Barolo open up for an hour, choosing a (light, fruity, red) dolcetto in your price range is a safe bet.
La Campania, 504 Main Street, Waltham, 781-894-4280, lacampania.com
Photograph by Tanit Sakakini