Photo courtesy of Bar Volpe
Photo courtesy of Bar Volpe

Best of The Hit ListBoston

Bar Volpe, Geppetto, and More: Boston Dining’s Best in 2021


With another not-quite-back-to-normal year on the books, we’re revisiting the openings and re-openings that marked the Boston restaurant scene in 2021. We seemed to be (understandably) craving Italian comfort food, and the restaurant gods delivered with the arrival of Karen Akunowicz’s Bar Volpe, Will Gilson’s Geppetto, and Contessa from Mario Carbone.

Elsewhere, a Nantucket import improved the Seaport immeasurably, and a handful of restaurants opened just before the pandemic found their niche. Grab a knife and fork and join us as we reminisce, with the Best of The Hit List from a memorable year.