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Terra Mia
Terra Mia

Terra Mia Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.terramialivermore.com
  • Email: info@terramiarestaurant.com
  • Phone: (925) 456-3333
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm: Sat & Sun LUNCH closed(available for private parties).
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Restaurant capacity is 250 people. Main dining room seats 120 guests. Barolo banquet room seats 60. Chianti room seats 50.
  • Private Party Contact: Francesco (925) 456-3333

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hillcrest
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Chardonnay shopping center parking lot and street parking available.
A word from Terra Mia
At Terra Mia Restaurant ("my land" in Italian) we carefully prepare our dishes using only the freshest ingredients. Our food is made from scratch, like the trattorias and ristorantes in the South of Italy. We make all efforts to purchase organic and locally grown produce and meats, to preserve the flavor and quality of our dishes. We strongly support the SLOW FOOD movement organization, which began in Italy in 1986. The nature of this group is to protect cultural identities linked to food and traditions. Also, for our customers to "slow down" and learn to enjoy meals while spending quality time with family and loved ones. We are located in the Chardonnay Shopping Center near downtown Livermore and popular wineries. Owned and operated by first generation Italians.Continued
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "I have dined at this restaurant before with better experience. We had reservations, but had to wait for 20 minutes before being seated. The waitress was polite, but did not announce the evening's dining specials, but, we did have a written description of them at our table. I asked for a salad with dressing on the side.... it came fully dressed. B y the time I saw our waitress again, she was bringing our entree. I politely asked if she would bring me a salad with no dressing, which she did bring with a sincere apology about the mistake... Food was fine, but I just felt maybe the restaurant, had been understaffed, they were not on the ball with anything. Not really a pleasant dining experience."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We have never been disappointed with our visits to this restaurant. Great food and friendly service. I love to come in the cooler months with a big fire going in the fireplace."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Although recommended by friends, this meal was disappointing. The chicken dish was overcooked. The red sauce was very bland, lacking flavor. The tortellini was clearly not drained properly, giving the white sauce a watery taste. The Rollini was not bad, although a small serving and a very plain presentation. Having eaten great Italian in cities such as Montreal, New York, and Boston, unfortunately we can say this meal was sub par. Also, the olive oil was cloudy and extremely bitter. Table next to us gave us theirs. We were told our oil was not their usual brand. Well please check the quality before serving. Service: Wow. Two of the four meals ordered were totally incorrect. Inexcusable, especially considering the orders were written down."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Friendly staff and waiter, plus continuous watch over our table to keep the water glasses and bread basket filled. Tasty food! Cozy atmosphere. Enjoyed the night."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "First time in the area, passing through to go see a show in Modesto and saw this restaurant on Yelp.. ..and it lived up to it's hype. We had a glass of wine at the bar since we got there a bit early. The bartender was an older gentleman, very courteous and quite hilarious I might add. We were promptly seated as soon as they opened, it helped that we had our OpenTable reservation, because the place got packed in less than 10 minutes of opening. The scene was vibrant and seductively lit with an open fireplace as well but the temperature never got uncomfortable during our visit. We had the gnocchi and the ziti al salmone, both delectable and in great portion that my girl had to take hers to go. Thanks for the wonderful experience!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The is our favorite place to dine! We've been coming for years. The food is excellent, quality is high, consistent, with great portions. Wonderful friendly service. Couldn't recommend more highly. Look for the specials...always a great treat. Make reservations for weekends and holidays, it gets busy!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I had the brandy salmon, which was good. I was with three friends. They enjoyed their dinners. The big problem was that there was no waiter for the first 20 minutes. We did get water immediately with two refills. No bread. I asked for a waiter from the water server after the second refill. There were at least half a dozen waiters, but none of them were assigned our table."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Terra Mia serves real Italian food, just as if you were in Italy! The most genuine, healthy and delicious."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We each ordered something different and it was good. The restaurant didn't open until 5PM and it filled up quickly. The noise level made it difficult for all of us to hear what one person was saying. Even with the noise, our group was expressing opinions that we should go there again for our next get together."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Great Food, Great Service, Clean, Contemporary, and Fun! What more do you need to know?"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Our group of four went to Terra Mia to test the cuisine and ambience to determine if it would be a good choice for a wedding rehearsal dinner. While nothing fancy, it was a very nice white-linen-table place where the tables are placed very nicely apart from each other. We didn't notice any conversations going around us, other than the regular din of noise of a busy restaurant. Our group of four ordered all different meals and we all enjoyed them. For dessert, we had the creamcheese cakes and they were scrumptious. Yummy meal all around. We would definitely return. Attentive service without being intrusive. Thumbs up."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Had lunch with a friend. There were several specials on the menu, and my friend and I each ordered a different one. They were fabulous! I always enjoy dining at Terra Mia!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "From the appetizers to the main course, it's a good Italian restaurant."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Very lively energetic atmosphere, awesome waiter and good food."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I found them on the web, chose it because of the menu and really enjoyed our meal. Great staff and great food. Give them a try."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Terra Mia does a fantastic job with food and service. They have not overcrowded the restaurant with tables. The ossobucco and veal marsala were wonderful! We went on Saturday night - it was packed and there was a small wedding reception so the noise level was very high - we were yelling at each other tobe heard. Next time we'll go midweek - there will definitely be a next time!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Terra Mia. The food was very good, with the veal piccata exceptionally good. Save room for dessert, they were also outstanding. This was a Saturday night, and there were three large events going on in the banquet areas while we were there. The noise level was annoying. Service in the dining area did not seem to be affected, however, by the demand on the kitchen for the events. We will definitely return to Terra Mia, although maybe on a week night with less chance of events going on."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Everything about Terra Mia is great. The food is excellent and affordable, the service is spot on and it's a very nice place to gather."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We chose this restaurant to celebrate our 22nd wedding anniversary because it was one of my husband's favorites. We made reservations a week in advance, requesting a table in front of the fireplace thru Open Table. Upon our arrival, we were told that their Open Table reservation system was down, therefore they had no clue that we had a reservation (or a request for special seating). And, they said that we would not be receiving our points for using Open Table either. So we waited for a table. Didn't take too long, however it was a tiny table in a busy area. Not exactly what we had in mind. The food and service were not what we were used to from our previous visits. We were somewhat disappointed. It will be awhile before we go back."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "The best spot in livermore, what a gem, the service is phenomenal, the atmosphere is friendly and Francesco is one of the nicest warmest, and friendly restaurant owners in the business and I've known a lot of them."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Food was good, service was great. Here for a date, wonderful waitress Sandy gave us just the right amount of attention without being obtrusive and didn't make us feel hurried when we lingered after our meal."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Thank you , This was our first time to Terra Mia , and we enjoyed ourselves very much . We are looking forward to dining there again ."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Came highly recommended. We were truly disappointed. The food the service the noise level we thought we were at The Macaroni Grill which I believe has closed."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We have come to the Terra Mia restaurant on several occasions and have enjoyed the experience every time. They have a nice bar area, there are plenty of dishes to choose from and the food and wine was wonderful."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Just reviewing the food, comparing it to other "fine" Italian restaurants, this one doesn't fit. Our polenta appetizer was very bland and flavorless. The ceasar salad was decent but. The dressing seemed a little watery. The tortellini was not visually appealing but, tasted good. My wife had the gnocchi with gorgonzola cream sauce, it was ok (i couldn't help but notice a gnocchi with gorgonzola cream sauce at Trader Joes the next day) and we did not stay for desert (we drove to another restaurant to have desert). In conclusion, it wasn't a terrible experience but. It wasn't memorable."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great food, great environment and an owner and staff that truly care about your complete dining experience. Franseco and Luca are the Best!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Terra Mia has it all; steak, seafood, pasta ! The atmosphere is warm and welcoming, and the staff is professional without being stuffy. Make sure to leave room for dessert! ****"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Came here on Valentines day with wife and toddler (note to self, next time get sitter). The restaurant did not mind the toddler, however no other guests brought kids for the 3 course Valentines dinner special. We started with the house soup, a broccoli soup which was good, then I had chicken saltimbocca and my wife had pieces of beef prepared with polenta, I forget the exact name of the dish, but that was good too. Then dessert I had chocolate cheescake type dessert and my wife had strawberry. We also had a nice bottle of Italian wine, it was a dry style and food friendly with only 12.5 % alcohol. I have always been happy with Terra Mia. We have been coming here at least 2 years and have been here maybe 6 or 7 times."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Excellent food, fast & friendly service. Accoustics can be a little off putting but a gem of a restaurant and highly recommended!"
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "We took a couple of our friends here to dinner and it was good but not great. The menu was somewhat limited, but what was offered was good. It is one of the few eating places in Livermore that are above average, and worth going back to. It is not SF caliber, but still good."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Dined with a friend. Let me begin by saying that this is one of my favorite restaurants in town. Have dined here since it opened. The problem we encountered was with our waiter, who may be new (was not one of the "regulars" I have come to know over the years). He started off by providing erroneous information about the specials, and when we brought it to his attention, he said, "Oh, it's the same thing, what's the difference?" almost ignoring us. He had a condescending attitude & rushed us through dinner. We told him, very politely, that we had a lot of catching up to do, and to give us more time; however, he ignored us -- came back three times to get the check. He also dropped a fork on me & did not check to see if it had stained my pants."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Terra Mia's meals are truly top quality. They prepare the food as they would in Italy. Italians in Italy are very fussy about their food and I would not hesitate to bring Italian friends or relatives here for a meal. This is the only Italian restaurant in the East Bay where I have found genuine Italian food."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The restaurant's ambiance was beautiful and the staff was great! However, I was very disappointed in the food. The Alfredo Fettuccini was dry and the flavor was bland. The Bruschetta's tomatoes were over ripped. The pepperoni pizza had the right amount of cheese but too much red sauce. The Chicken Piccata sauce was too too lemony, the mashed potatoes were sticky and had a "gas" like taste to them and also tasted re-heated. Our mixed drinks were way too strong, the bartender had a heavy hand and just did not have the right amount of mix to the drinks at all. I did not complain , since this was our first time there and my husband just said that we would not be returning again."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We enjoyed our time out at Terra Mia. Our server was GREAT! We have not been here for awhile, but will definately be back soon!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Second time there. Waiter forgot about us Food ok pizza outstanding. Main courses fair not very hot tasted bland"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "As always, I had a delicious lunch at Terra Mia. The service was excellent and so was the food. The pasta was cooked just right and prepared with fresh ingredients. Our waiter was superb!"
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "I must say, Terra Mia is quite a find! For a family get-together, or business entertainment, this is the "Hot Spot" in Livermore. Conveniently located and easy to access from the freeway, this is a "Don't Miss" Italian Cuisine you would be foolish to pass up! From the atmosphere to the open bar to the daily specials, there is something for everyone, and then some!!"
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "My favorite restaurant, bar none. Whether a romantic dinner for two, or a celebration for twenty-five, you won't be disappointed!"
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "We keep coming back at least once a month due to great food, great staff and so nice a spot."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "What a great surprise. Wonderful food, well prepared. Large portions Great service. We will be back for sure next trip through Livermore"
    Dined on 1/9/2014