Best of Boston

2011 Best New Restaurant, South

Alma Nove

It took a bit longer for chef Paul Wahlberg to open Alma Nove than expected. But when it finally debuted last summer, the Mediterranean restaurant proved it was worth the wait. It’s just what the area needed—a waterfront eatery where locals can share antipasti and sip Negronis, or settle in for a dinner of seared duck breast with Gorgonzola risotto.

22 Shipyard Dr., Hingham, 781-749-3353,