Terra Nova

Terra Nova

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.terranovawineanddine.com/
  • Phone: 8565898883
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Terra Nova offers three areas of the restaurant for private party accommodations. We have a full private banquet facility for seating of 130 guests, a smaller room for 15-60 guests & a private area that can accommodate 16 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Banquet Manager 8565898883
  • Entertainment: Acoustic duo - Friday nights from 7:00pm to 12:00am (contemporary)

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Holly Dell Dr.
  • Public Transit: Terra Nova is located on Delsea Drive (RT 47) & is in walking distance from the bus stop.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Our restaurant has a full parking lot located around the building & has handicap parking in front of the building.
A word from Terra Nova
We are excited to bring you Terra Nova, Restaurant/Crudo/Wine Bar. A new, casual yet sophisticated restaurant conveniently located in the heart of South Jersey, featuring Contemporary American cuisine with a Napa Valley influence. Our chef’s creative cuisine with a New World style offers guests an exciting & diverse dining experience. The introduction of a sushi & raw bar takes the menu’s modern flair to new heights. Our adventurous wine list presents over 200 wines by the bottle with 50 available by the glass or our unique wine flights. Just as distinctive as the cuisine, the décor at Terra Nova is characterized by its clean design and Northern California architectural elements that are elegant yet warm. Please continue to visit our website for updates and postings. We hope you join us for lunch, dinner or a drink at our bar.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Terra Nova reviews from OpenTable diners
56 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (27)special occasion (25)great for lunch (21)neighborhood gem (20)romantic (17)notable wine list (17)fit for foodies (16)hot spot (12)great for outdoor dining (12)kid-friendly (11)vibrant bar scene (9)great for brunch (6)late-night find (6)scenic view (3)Show More
  • RonS
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Regular customers, and have always enjoyed the restaurant. Keep up the good work...Be back in a couple weeks!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!
    handracchio
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This was my first dinner here and the food was fantastic. I had the braised short ribs and my wife had the crab cakes. The short ribs literally fell apart on the plate and were intensely flavored. The risotto that came with the meal was the best risotto I've had. My wife said the crab cakes were the second best she's ever had. It was crowed when we arrived but we were promptly seated. Even with the crowd, our meal was served quickly and we were out in less than an hour. Overall it was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Visited the restaurant on a Tuesday night not crowded service was slow ordered the blackened ribeye cooked medium was brought to the table well done. Cut was tough and dried out. I have had much better steaks for far less money at the large chain restaurants.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • BA4RB
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch on Wednesday. The food was great, and the service was wonderful! Our waitress was the best!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very solid
    MCDad
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had a very enjoyable meal at Terra Nova. The caprese flatbread was excellent. The main dishes (chicken Terra nova for me and a salad for the wife) were good, but the flatbread was the standout. Overall, nice local spot. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, not great
    Diane
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This is a fish restaurant with an Italian flare. Very good service
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Blue cheese crusted filet mignon was FABULOUS! Everyone was quite pleased. Your house dressing for salad is excellent. Everyone enjoyed their meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Early dinner
    JenniferVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I was disappointed that the menu online was outdated and they no longer had what I wanted to get when we got there. I then had to send back the steak I ordered because it was rare and not the medium well I ordered. However, it returned perfect. The chocolate cake was heavier than I like. My husband's pes atone was FILLED with seafood and way too much for him to eat. It made a great lunch for me the next day.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Medium experience
    GarK
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Only thing not acceptable was the service. Our waiter was certainly not Mr. Personality. Food was good and table was fine. Recommend for casual night out but not anything special.
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  • not a good experience
    JoA65
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    food was not good and servers not friendly. I've eaten there before and it was better but something has definitely changed. Maybe just an off night but when pasta is so tough you have to cut it with a knife, that is not a good sign.
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  • Good Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed a lunch and a wine tasting. I guess if I had one negative comment to make, the hostess didn't know they had wine tastings even though it is a wine bar and it is in the menu. I'm splitting hairs, but had we not checked the internet we would have not stayed once she said it was not offered.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Been to Terra Nova on a number of occassions. The food is consistenly good. Great neighborhood restaurent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We will go back! Wine selections very good. Comfortable seating even if you have a group.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nodishes2nite
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Our Father's Day celebration at the restaurant was a success. There was seven of us and we all enjoyed our meals. Our server was attentive and friendly. We were there for about two & half hours and did not feel rushed at all. My husband and I had dined there before and this time our adult children liked the restaurant so much they talking about returning soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • favorite
    Nurselinda
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Food is always consistently good. Drinks are amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good!
    Ziti
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We sat outside on a beautiful night and had a great time. The food was excellent as was the service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good night out.
    AlanB
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    A very nice place to take your wife for a special dinner. Overall, you will enjoy the experience. Did I mention, the prices are reasonable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice local restaurant
    ntrunk
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The food is good, not excellent. There are not many places locally that have a full bar and many food choices so we go here for certain occasions, not necessarily the food. The service this time was poor though. Our waiter must have been new. Rushed to take our order and then forgot one of our drinks.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 38 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 549 reviews are from the Terra Nova reviews archive.
  • Great food!
    JWNJ
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Everything was cooked perfectly, we will definitely be coming back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A South-Jersey Gem!
    CuisineQueen1
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    If you're looking for a place to dine in South Jersey that offers excellent food, great service, and a pleasant atmosphere, Terra Nova is a wonderful choice. Offering an outstanding selection of wines, food to tempt even the most particular palate, and ambiance that speaks of Tuscany, it is difficult to imagine anyone leaving this establishment feeling disappointed. The appetizers are numerous, with both classic and more unusual offerings. Entrees come with delicious artisan bread and a house salad. The menu is large and varied, offering chicken, beef, veal, fish and pasta dishes cooked to perfection and presented aesthetically. The desserts are sumptuous and of generous proportions. If you love Italian cuisine,you'll love Terra Nova!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Gathering/Great PLACE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    I WOULD GO AGAIN ESPECIALLY FOR THE GRILLED SCALLOPS AND SALAD DISH/GREAT DRESSING eXCELLENT SELECTION OF WINES friendly WAITRESS AND VERY HELPFUL WITH MENU
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • poor service and hair in food
    rosieVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    After being seated, it took the waitress 20 mins. to acknowledge us. Once she took our non alcoholic drink order, it took another 20 mins to get the drinks. When our orders finally arrived, my daughter found a hair in her salad. My husband quietly spoke to the manager, he abruptly told my husband he'll take care of it. No apology nothing..never came to the table...extremely disappointing
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  • mothers day
    Alfa
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Everything was great I would recommend to friends
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'd go again and again...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This was my first time going here. I had passed it many times. The place is just beautiful. We ordered appetizers which were delicious. Everything is so fresh. The dinners were delicious. My family and I can't wait to go back again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Over Priced and NO Brunch Menu
    foodfoodfood
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Food was very good, but a bit pricey. There is no brunch menu. There is not a lunch menu either unless you just want a salad. Dinner menu is great and the sushi is very good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as we expected
    alwaysdevine
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    My house salad was delicious, wine also. That's the best we can say. Cold bread brought to table, don't like that. Veal medallions were NOT medallions and smothered in too much pasta, way more pasta than needed, makes plate look fuller I suppose, because not much veal on there. Braised short ribs were delicious, but once again, not much of them, rest of plate covered in rice risotto, too much rice, not enough beef. Filet migon was fine, but smothered in some fancy sounding 'reduction' that I could have done without. A good piece of beef doesn't need to be smothered in sauce. Rosemary potatoes that came with it boring, would have preferred tiny little whole baby redskins with butter/parsley. Only 3 stalks of asparagus-could use more
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    great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still a Diner
    BD231VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    They tried to dress Terra Nova up as a restaurant with fancy wallpaper and prices too match. Unfortunately, their service and size of the booths does a disservice to diners. Our waitress cleared the plates so fast I thought I was at Micky D's. The booths are so close together that if the party behind you pushes back it is felt in the kidneys.
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  • Mr
    mmassey111
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    we dine out every Friday and one day during the week and we go to Terra Nova several times a month
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always wonderful
    Gabby
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Have never had a bad meal or poor service. Always wonderful. I find the martinis very unusual and quite nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Food and Service
    Champ
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    This is a regular for us. Fair price, good food, great wine selection, and great service. The management shift in the past year or so is a noticeable improvement and this place will continue to be a go-to for us for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Social Gathering
    Dee777
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    There was a group of five people on Thursday night. We all had not seen each other for several months. We had a very nice waitress she did not rush us and did let us talk. She always made sure we had a refill drink at our side, always asking first. The waitress was polite and friendly. The food was good. We had a wonderful time.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Little Taste of Wine Country
    Opus1VIP
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    I have only been here a few times for lunch but have been pleased every visit. Great spot for a group or like myself to meet with my counterparts to discuss business over lunch. There is something on the menu for everyone and the portions are fantastic. The food is fresh and the servers seem very knowledgable to offers suggestion from the many choices. The ambiance really gives you the feel of Napa with the art work and decor of wine country. Look forward to more lunch appointments and having dinner there real soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    A very nice place for dinner. We had a large group and were placed in the "wine room" which was very intimate and quiet in the back of the restaurant. Food was good however I was disappointed that this Italian restaurant didn't have veal parm on a Saturday night (and we were there early). Also, no cheeseburgers (on the kids menu) requiring two in our party to pick another entree. Service was a little slow but not unbearable. The lobster bisque is outstanding. I had the blackened chilean sea bass special for dinner and it was out-of-this-world delicious. We'll definitely re-visit this place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice place
    AngelVIP
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    My husband and I were in the area, and picked this from Open Table. Very pleasantly surprised. Everything was really delicious and we would recommend this restaurant to our friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • one of my favoite places
    irish1946
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    A greate place to chill with your honey and enjoy your evening
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was delicious and service
    Crystal
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Food was delicious and service was great. We will definitely dine here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the money and time
    PhilR
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We had been to Terra Nova before and had a really good meal and service (it was also playoff finals so it was quite empty). This time it was packed and we waited 20 minutes WITH a reservation. The server was ok-but would swoop by before we had a chance to respond. It was like a flyover. The food arrived for the 4 year old & was RIDICULOUSLY large-like for two adults large. My dinner arrived and was spartan-one shrimp, one scallop the 'sauce' was the lobster bisque (SOUP?!) My partner's meal was also adequate but meager (I'm on weight watchers and this was a really crappy 'cheat meal'. Save your $40+ per person and go to Club Diner or order from Papa Luigi's (these both have better food than Terra Nova)
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  • Would not return to this restaurant
    DevinVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Would not return to this restaurant. Went because we received a gift card. I had onion soup for an appetizer and my wife had tempura shrimp.Shrimp were mushy. Onion soup was watery and a very thin layer of cheese. In between our side salads and entrees was a 50 minute wait. When our entrees came, filet was overcooked. I asked for medium and got medium well. My wife got a pork chop that was overcooked. Our waiter who seemed to have too many tables. It took another another 10 minutes for us to wait from our table being cleared for dessert menus. The dessert was best part of the meal. After dessert it took another 15 minutes to get the bill.
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  • Very enjoyable evening
    DrGrapesVIP
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    I dined here with several business colleagues and was very pleasantly surprised. The quality of all of our entrees was excellent, from the Jumbalaya to the Swordfish to the Filet -- quite impressed that so many styles were handled with equal precision. It is clear that someone in the kitchen appreciates providing quality food and reasonable prices. The wine list was reasonably priced and provided a nice combination of selections both by the glass and bottle. The bar actually looked like a cool place to hang out but this wasn't one of those nights. I would definitely return and recommend to others looking for a very enjoyable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, good for groups
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  • Moms Birthday
    Andy
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    I took my mom here for her birthday and we had a wonderful time. The menu has so many great choices. The small plate of crab cakes was delicous as well as my Short rib ragu and mom's Cucumber Lime swordfish.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.