Food & Drink

Middle Eastern

2017 Winner: Sarma

Photo Credit: Diego Navarro


Chef/co-owner Cassie Piuma continues to beguile at this casually warm, inviting spot at the edge of Winter Hill. The inspiration for her four dozen small plates centers on Turkey but stretches to the Strait of Gibraltar around both sides of the Mediterranean. Piuma conjures almost alchemical magic from a singularly vivid and variegated spice palette, not coincidentally producing many of the city’s most wondrous vegetarian dishes. The first-rate cocktail and wine program complete a quietly thrilling picture.


249 Pearl St., Somerville • (617) 764-4464

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