Best of Boston

2015 Best Mediterranean Restaurant


This loud, colorful Somerville meze bar is anything but traditional—here, the creamy hummus recalls a seven-layer dip, while juicy lamb ka¶fte gets tucked into cute sliders. These Mediterranean-Americana hybrids are the creations of chef Cassie Piuma, who spent more than a decade in Oleana’s kitchen with Ana Sortun, now her partner at Sarma. Come with a group—you’ll want to try everything on the small-plates menu.

249 Pearl St., Somerville, 617-764-4464,