This bright, roomy spot in Brighton Center bustles with diners. The Athanasiatis family converted it from a pizza shop years ago and now serves a menu of Greek specialties made in-house by mom Georgia, one of the best cooks we know. Kebab on salad has no peer. Linger over her authentic pastries.
344 Washington St., Brighton, 617-254-8337, www.esperiagrill.com