Best of Boston

Best Al Fresco Restaurant, Affordable

2009 Best Al Fresco Restaurant, Affordable

Sophia’s Grotto

Roslindale
In a mere four years this precocious trattoria has grown up into an authentic Old World beauty, its cloistered brick courtyard now mature with ornamental [...] read more»
2006 Best Al Fresco Restaurant, Affordable

Casa Romero

Boston
Not many restaurants are willing to dedicate a chunk of valuable real estate for the few weeks that merit outdoor dining. But chef-owner Leo Romero's [...] read more»
2005 Best Al Fresco Restaurant, Affordable

Croma

Boston
Croma's patio provides the perfect portion of sun to shade—not to mention delectable thin-crust pizza and fruity cocktails—for everyone from hipsters to stroller-toting moms. The [...] read more»
2004 Best Al Fresco Restaurant, Affordable

Garden of Eden

Boston
Few summertime pleasures are greeted as enthusiastically in this town as the chance to dine outdoors. But even considering the growing abundance of patio cafés, [...] read more»
2003 Best Al Fresco Restaurant, Affordable

Armani Cafe

Boston
When it comes to sidewalk repasts, it's been years since we felt the call of Newbury Street—too much pretense, not enough table space. But something [...] read more»
2002 Best Al Fresco Restaurant, Affordable

Casa Romero

Boston
If you think outdoor dining in the Back Bay is only about people-watching, take a detour to this hidden enclave off Gloucester Street. The restaurant's [...] read more»
2001 Best Al Fresco Restaurant, Affordable

Ben’s Café

Boston
The meal deal at Maison Robert is the prix fixe menu in Ben's Café, which is most enjoyable eaten outside. Three courses of French classics [...] read more»
2000 Best Al Fresco Restaurant, Affordable

Casa Romero

Boston
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