Best of Boston

2008 Best Restaurant Debut


When a city chef branches out to the ‘burbs, it’s generally assumed that something—service, culinary ingenuity, aesthetics—will get lost in the move. Then there’s L’Andana. While some of chef Jamie Mammano’s Italian-tinged offerings, like Maine lobster tortellini, are inspired by Sorellina’s menu, they’re as flawless in mall-land as they are in the Back Bay. Equally excellent are the smoky steaks, chops, and seafood turned out by the wood grill. For dishes this spectacular—and for the creamiest buffalo mozzarella this side of Napoli—we’ll leave the city limits in a heartbeat.

86 Cambridge St., Burlington, 781-270-0100,