Best of Boston

2014 BEST Restaurant, General Excellence, Nantucket

Ventuno

Because we eat with our eyes first, the food at this charming, Italian-inspired spot is as visually arresting as it is delicious: house-made ricotta tortelloni di maggio accented by fava beans, green garlic, asparagus, wild chanterelles, and a kiss of purple chive flowers; pillowy honey mousse with walnut dacquoise crumble and roasted-blood-orange granita. Complementing all that artistry are congenial, knowledgeable servers and an intriguing, mostly Italian wine list.

21 Federal St. Nantucket 508-228-4242 ventunorestaurant.com