Best of Boston

2018 Best New Restaurant


Owners Chris and Pam Willis call it a New American trattoria; we call it perfection in a neighborhood restaurant. It’s the big smile from Pammy herself at the host stand. Chef Chris’s soulful, somewhat-Italian-but-100-percent-his-own menu (hello, mussels with squid-ink arancini and lime-leaf aioli). The showstopping communal table and vases of fresh flowers. For all of those reasons and more, we find ourselves running to Pammy’s warm embrace again and again.

928 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-945-1761,