Best of Boston

2018 Best Neighborhood Restaurant, Central Square


With a wine list featuring nicely priced surprises (buonasera, falanghina!), and always-tasty plates of beef carpaccio and gnocchi Bolognese, this is exactly the kind of spot that makes you want to become a regular—and when you do, count on the cordial staff to remember your drink order.

502 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-576-1900,