Don't let the location on Route 20 put you off. At Italian bistro Allora Ristorante, sit under birch trees and enjoy the water view. After work, crowds come for oysters and margaritas. At night, have chef Jameson Mello's homemade sausage in a New England clambake under the stars.
> Kitchen closes at 10 p.m.
> Allora Ristorante 139 Lakeside Avenue, Marlborough, 508-485-4300, alloraristorante.com