Best of Boston

2007 Best Al Fresco Restaurant


We were worried when we heard they were making over our beloved patio at Oleana. After all, it’s the drooping wisteria, fragrant herbs, and sparkling white lights that create the transporting backdrop for Ana Sortun’s distinctive eastern Mediterranean fare. But we’re glad to report the revamped oasis is better than ever, with more trees and more-manicured gardens, plus a new glassed-in porch that offers welcome refuge if you forget to bring a sweater on a cool night.

134 Hampshire St., Cambridge, 617-661-0505,