Back Bay is not typically considered a bastion of authentic Greek cuisine but Michael Schlow has long been tricky that way. After closing his longtime Italian treasure Via Matta, Schlow debuted Doretta in the same space, calling it a celebration of his wife’s Mediterranean roots. Doretta’s small plates menu may be simple, but it’s simply delicious: fried calamari with roasted red pepper sauce, crispy Greek cheese, lamb meatballs and spicy homemade sausage. Those wanting to go big before going home should spring for the monstrous spit roasted lamb shoulder, best preluded with oysters and yellowtail from the raw bar.
|Venue name:||Doretta Taverna (CLOSED)|
Heritage on the Garden
79 Park Place
|Cross street:||at Arlington and Boylston Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 11:30am-1am; Sat, Sun 5pm-1am|