Best of Boston

2015 Best Italian Restaurant

La Morra

Any meal that begins with Josh Ziskin’s tried-and-true cicchetti—bite-size sage leaves dunked in tempura batter and fried with salty anchovies; crisp arancini filled with braised beef and cheese; Tuscan meatballs with porcini and prosciutto—is bound to be a success. Follow these up with a rosy, wood-grilled hanger steak and Ziskin’s signature tagliatelle Bolognese, and you’ll be as befuddled as we are that this Brookline Village hideaway continues to fly under the radar.

48 Boylston St., Brookline, 617-739-0007,