Boston’s finest rendition of a traditional Venetian bacaro boasts the requisite wine-bar ambiance and menu of cicchetti (small bites to accompany drinks) up front, as well as Northern Italian appetizers, pastas, risottos, and grilled and braised meats and seafood. Beyond its bar, standing-room lounge and neo-classic dining room, SRV has a patio that is comfortably secluded out back, away from traffic and noise. With string lights and a mix of bricks and greenery, it’s a singularly serene urban oasis.
569 Columbus Ave., Boston, • (617) 536-9500
2017 Winner: Publico Street Bistro & Garden
From the sidewalk, you’d never know this buzzy new Southie spot hides an urban oasis...
- 11 Dorchester St., Boston
- (617) 622-5700