Food & Drink


2017 Winner: Kava Neo-Taverna

Photo Credit: Sarah Silbiger


At the center of Boston’s current fine-dining Greek revival is this chic, charming, hectic little South End spot with a brilliant sidewalk patio. Kava never strays far from tradition, its focus on mezedakia fitting perfectly with our penchant for social dining. And its endless combinations of atomic Mediterranean ingredients— olive oil, lemon, honey, phyllo, greens and nightshade, thick yogurt and rustic cheeses, charcoal-grilled lamb and chicken and seafood—seem both familiar and revelatory today.

Kava Neo-Taverna

315 Shawmut Ave., Boston • (617) 356-1100

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