Best of Boston

2005 Best Italian Restaurant

Via Matta

Perhaps it’s the ultimate enoteca or beautifully designed space. Maybe it’s the comprehensive menu of antipasti, pastas, and entrées, or the carefully selected all-Italian wine list. Nah. We think that what really stands out about Via Matta is the tagliatelle Bolognese and the five-course tasting menu, which will transport you all the way to Italy.

79 Park Plaza, Boston, 617-422-0008,