Best of Boston

2018 Best Greek, High-End

Kava Neo-Taverna

The abundance of blond wood and white paint in Kava’s dining room is like a promise: The food will be simple and it will be good. It’s one that the kitchen delivers on, too. The tender octopus is perfectly charred; the salads are fresh and bright; and the light, crisp wines will make you feel like you’ve retreated to a café along the Mediterranean.

315 Shawmut Ave., Boston, 617-356-1100,