Best of Boston

2006 Best Italian Restaurant, Berkshires


Homey Italian joints all seem underwhelming after you’ve been to Verdura, the simple standout from restaurateur Bill Webber. In the rustic Tuscan dining room, plates of rich wild boar Bolognese, handmade chévre raviolis, and gnocchi with arugula pesto are savored amid a pleasant buzz of conversation. For an even more relaxed experience, hit sister spot Dué next door for spicy fries and a glass of pinot grigio.

44 Railroad St., Great Barrington, 413-528-8969,