Best of Boston

2012 BEST New Restaurant, Nantucket

Pazzo

This welcome newcomer was opened last year by the owners of the popular Nantucket spot Lola 41. Lamb meatballs with hummus and yogurt sauce, and white bean purée topped with crispy ham make for excellent starters, followed by the house specialty main course: a traditional Moroccan tagine for two, served in a clay pot. The refreshing libations—try the "Pazzo Freeze," an after-dinner drink made with homemade lemon sorbet and limoncello—are the perfect complement to the hearty Mediterranean fare.

130 Pleasant St. Nantucket 508-325-4500 pazzonantucket.com