These are the best restaurants in Boston, according to Boston magazine

Have you tasted what these spots have to offer?

A dish at Pammy's in Cambridge.
A dish at Pammy's in Cambridge. –Barry Chin/Globe Staff

Deciding where to make your next dinner reservation may have just gotten a little easier.

Boston magazine released its annual Best of Boston list on Friday, highlighting the city’s cream of the crop in categories including arts and entertainment, home design, shopping, wellness, and restaurants and food.

Pammy’s, dubbed a New American trattoria by the owners, nabbed the Best New Restaurant award. Boston magazine staffers applauded the Cambridge restaurant for both its food (namely, the mussels with squid ink arancini and lime leaf aioli), and atmosphere (noting the communal table, fresh flowers, and greetings by Pammy herself at the hostess stand).

Live scallop crudo served at Bar Mezzana. —Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff
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Over in the South End, Colin Lynch’s Bar Mezzana earned the award for Best Restaurant, General Excellence. Boston magazine’s staffers declared that diners should “go for the house-made pastas and crudos, stay for the…well, everything else.” They commended the coastal Italian spot for rising to an array of occasions, whether it be a celebration, casual bite, or stop at the bar.

All of the snacks, sips, and chefs that made it onto Best of Boston 2018 are listed on Boston magazine’s website.

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