Terramia
Terramia

Terramia

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.terramiaristorante.com/
  • Phone: 6175233112x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Joshua M Breen
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact us at http://www.terramiaristorante.com/contacts.html
  • Entertainment: Gluten Free Pasta & Dessert available !

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Parmenter
  • Public Transit: From the T: Haymarket T Station ( green and orange Lines) at most 5 min a way: Cross over the Big Dig and take first street on left (Salem), we are located on left inside at 98 Salem St.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Terramia Ristorante validates parking at the Parcel 7 Garage,(formerly the Sudbury Garage), Entrance on Sudbury St., for the following rates: $1.00 for up to 2 hours, $3.00 for 3 hours - bring your parking ticket to the box office for validation stamp VALIDATION VOID AFTER 3 HOURS Parkers will then be charged the regular rate of $5.00 per hour for the FULL TIME the vehicle was parked. For Directions to Parking Lot visit us at: http://www.terramiaristorante.com/parking.htm
A word from Terramia
A true gem among all those rhinestones in the North End, this rustic but cozy trattoria with stucco walls and beamed ceilings specializes in creative interpretations of Italian classics.
Behind Terramia's pane-windowed storefront on Salem Street is a busy trattoria decked out in linens, candlelight and paintings of the Italian countryside. Like the cuisine here, the atmosphere is elegant yet understated. Since opening in 1993, Terramia has aimed to convince North End diners that there was always more to Italian food than red sauce. Over the Years, the inventive and beloved restaurant has done a great deal of convincing. You'll find creative interpretations of seasonally-based classics here.
The ever-changing menu incorporates seasonal vegetables and the catch of the day. Homemade pasta dishes feature unconventional preparation styles--ravioli is served open-faced, with scallops, shrimp and zucchini, in a lobster mascarpone sauce.
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Terramia reviews from OpenTable diners
134 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (80)fit for foodies (73)romantic (57)special occasion (53)notable wine list (24)scenic view (14)hot spot (13)kid-friendly (7)late-night find (7)good for groups (7)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • 1st Class
    Jmb2VIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Some of the best food around the north end/Boston, had a great dining experience the other night, had crispy artichokes fantastic ! Truffle Gnocchi special wow! With Gorgonzola cream sauce , pulled short rib. And my wife got the wild mushroom risotto with honey porcini gelato on top ( I know sounds crazy ) with crispy hen of woods OH MY GOODNESS !!! Best think I ever put in my mouth so so different and amazing it's a must try if u never experienced something with such great temps and texture control wow ! Thank you to the staff and chef for creating a great dining experience from food, wine to service thank you .. 😄
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed
    LJG1515
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My fiancé loves it here!! I have to say we are NEVER let down. The service, food and atmosphere are absolutely fantastic. I had the lobster, scallops and shrimp in a white marscapone sauce and it was to die for!! I'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Among the North End's Best
    RobertBVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Typical North End Italian but very well executed -- classic menu with some imaginative additions, excellent service (something you learn not to take for granted in the North End) and great Italian comfort food with a gourmet flare.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • KMAE
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    One of the best restaurants in Boston from start to finish. I have had hundreds of chocolate desserts and Terramia's chocolate terrine was one of the best I ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crazy Good
    Jmb2VIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The Food here is amazing , had crispy artichoke which r crazy good, pork Bucco mind blowing , wife got fish special was a stew with beans clams and fish , wow the favors were so Crazy good ! Will be back
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never fails
    FoodieMama
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Having had several meals here, I can't say enough about the food and the service. They accommodate us when we make special requests on our meals. We had a large party for an after graduation dinner. We always have the same waiter, wish I could remember his name. We always go back there. We love it, it's special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We had 7:00 p.m. reservations which they called the day before to confirm and to be sure we would be on time. We arrived a few min before 7:00 and were told it would be a few min b/c they had just presented the check to the people at the table before us. At 7:15, again we asked how much longer and told just a few min. At 7:35, I asked again and was told by the hostess "there is nothing I can do about this", instead of saying something to the effect of "let me see what I can do". At 7:40, when the people were still sitting at the table (apparently they didn't consider putting us at another table), we told the hostess we were leaving. The most unfortunate thing was this had happened before to us and we were giving them a second chance.
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  • I will go back!
    luvitalian
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Not only would i recommend this to friends and colleagues but I look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • So this is it?
    James
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I made an 8pm res for my anniversary which I noted in my reservation, we were seated at 8:45. We were told that our table wasn't ready as the earlier sitting was lingering and asked to wait outside since there is no bar inside. Thankfully it wasn't raining. The hostess was unable to provide any guidance on how long our wait might take or when people were initially seated. We were one of six couples waiting outside for a long time. The food came in generous portions which was the best part about it, it wasn't bad, just mediocre at best. By 9:15 on a Friday night the restaurant was half empty, clearly reservations were made very tight early in the evening since not that many people go here which is not surprising given the food and service.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • amazing
    Duncjas
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Fantastic meal exactly what we were looking for! Great location, great service and hands down best Italian food we've had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Montreal5
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Food was fantastic......from the filet mignon to the pasta...it was delicious !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still the best
    Bill
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The North End seems overly crowded on weekends at this time of year and we were lucky to get a window seat since we had 5 in our party. It is striking how long some diners will wait outside (there is no room inside to wait) for a table. It is always worth it. The food, as usual, is the start of the show. Outstanding antipasti, pasta course and Sea Bass. The waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful with choices and split some of the pasta courses for us. One of the entrees was late and he was extremely concerned about that. But it didn't matter since one of the couples split the Sea Bass while the second was still being plated. He made up for it by giving us desert gratis and even an aperitif that doesn't seem to be on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our favorite North End restaurant
    ticket2ride
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We come here for special occasions and have never been disappointed, either for the food or for the atmosphere. We asked for a window table and were given one in a small and intimate alcove overlooking busy Salem St. Very competent service, and special meals. We wish we could come more often, and that the place was more crowded ... it is very much a North End gem.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Don't tell anyone!
    moi1
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Terramia is a gem. The food, service and ambiance are better than anywhere in the North End. There is a problem with the noise level, but that's due to its coziness. It's such a special place that it would be best not to tell anyone about it! We wouldn't want crowds to ruin it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • elund
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Terramia was fully occupied on a Monday evening (reservation required) and it is advisable in making a reservation for 4 to 6 people to ask for one of the two window tables. The swordfish special was superb, moist and flaky, one of the best swordfish I've ever had, the wine list varied and interesting, and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a disappointment
    CatherineS123VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had to wait 30 min past our reservation time, and they put us at a table literally in the wait station. Food was just ok (at best) for being north end. Our waiter wasn't very good. Took our order but didn't come back after the food arrived. I would have loved another drink, since I had an empty glass almost the whole time our food was there. And the bathroom was a disaster. Overflowing garbage can onto the floor. Just messy all around. We had really high hopes for this restaurant. It was our anniversary dinner, but at least it was memorable I suppose
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terramia 98 Salem St. North End
    Noshboy
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    If you like a smaller venue replete with great food and great waiters, this is the place. The Bolognese is authentic and sumptuous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salem Street Gem
    beachy
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Love the restaurants on Salem street, so much quainter than Hanover Street. This is a darling corner restaurant with warm friendly staff, nice selection of foods, not too much not too little not too expensive too. Make reservations as there was line out the door by 7:30 on a Saturday night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • North End gem
    IrishLass
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We recently dined at Terramia on a lovely Saturday for an early dinner in Boston. This little (15 table) restaurant was delightful. The food was delicious and although our water glass was constantly refilled our waiter neglected to ask about refills of wine! Waitstaff was more interested in being outside and on their cell phones or the computer rather than caring for the five tables that were occupied. Not a huge wine list by the glass but enough to choose from. Lots of specials but we went with items off the menu..yummy!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!
    Melisa
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We came here with a Gilt City voucher. We ordered the scampi to start off (absolutely delicious!!), a dozen oysters, the mushroom ravioli with short rib and the meat and sausage rigatoni for our entrees, and the chocolate cake for dessert. Everything was so good, we have been raving about this place ever since! Definitely a must if you are in the area!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for romantic dinners
    Azul68
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Terramia was recommended to me by a friend and it didn't disappoint! Food was incredible and the environment was romantic and perfect for a [first] date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Could have been better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Service was good but the food was dry and over cooked
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  • Excellent night out with the guys
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We had a great window table where we could peruse the goings on from Salem Street. Our server provided us great service and the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terramia Wow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Food was fantastic! Superb service and great wine list. How can you do better than that?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    FoodforthoughtVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We had the most amazing dinner here. The open faced ravioli, with shrimp, scallops and lobster mascarpone sauce was out of this world, as was the flourless chocolate cake. A must go restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gnocchi & Short Rib Dish !!!!
    Jmb2VIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Amazing !! That's all I need to say. If your around and want a good homemade gnocchi besides the tomato Ragu then have to go here they had a short rib gnocchi special that was beyond words. I would just go for this dish alone. Everything else was excellent but this dish is in another level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining at Terramia
    luvtodine
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I love this place, the food is always great and the service is exceptional. I would and have recommended it to my friends. Ciao Ciao!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian I've had in years
    Heyrenzo
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    It was our second time in Terramia in 4 years and the second time didn't disappoint! Our waiter Andy was very nice and offered us a good wine, but on top of everything: the food!!! Wow, we had the "raviolone aperto" which was a giant open fresh ravioli with shrimps and scallops (both huge) in a sublime lobster mascarpone sauce, for just 25$. Simply the best pasta dish I've had in years. The polpette were great but were a large portion (small appetites beware). Finally the pasta of the day were also delicious. Great, great food spot. We will definitely go back on our next time in Boston. Thank you Terramia!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • romantic date night gem!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My husband took me on our first official date to Terramia 7 years ago and it's still one of our absolute favorite spots. It is such a neighborhood gem in the north end where so many other spots can be tourist traps. The owner sonny, greets you and checks on you throughout the night, and he is the sweetest little Italian man. The wine list is amazing, our waiter recommended a chianti that was fabulous. It's a must try for date night!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best
    Jmb2VIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Has some of the best food I've ever eaten on Friday night , service was good food was fantastic , thank you all
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very busy restaurant, 1 waiter
    SiouxZQ
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My husband's chicken Marsala was bland and didn't have the marsala wine flavor that is characteristic of the dish. The side of pasta with a red tomato sauce was the same, rather bland. There was no cheese, salt or pepper on the table. With 1 waiter, he was so busy, there was barely an opportunity to ask for anything. I had spaghetti carbonara which was very flavorful. My soup was also good. The whole restaurant filled up with reservations while we were there. Every table was in various stages of their meals, from just ordering to salads to main courses. After feeling kind of ignored, we were brought the check without being asked if we wanted dessert. I would say that if you have another restaurant you are considering, go for it.
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  • First time here and....
    NYCWeekender
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    It won't be our last. Service was prompt and food/wine was very good. We will be back again.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional
    Jmb2VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Wife decided to drag me out tonight and I'm glad she did. Not that big into trying new places but this place my have changed my mind. We started with there crispy artichoke dish and carpaccio both were very flavorful and I could've eaten another plate of each (perfect touch with crispy garlic on the carpaccio) I ordered the pasta special which was a house made Truffle gnocchi with shortrib in a smoked Gorgonzola cream sauce OMG !!!!! Best pasta I have ever ever eaten. (Award Winning) seriously. My wife got then rabbit cacciatore special which was also amazing but I could off died and have been happy with just mine. all day long I been craving this dish, probably calling to pick one up to go later today hmmm.. Service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty Good
    BrucePurple
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Terramia was a good family dining spot in the North End. Small, maybe 10 tables. Could have used an additional waiter, the server was a little rushed. We had one of the two tables by the window. Osso Buco good, veal good. Nice wines by the glass. Would go again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What Restaurant Week Is for
    OnaK
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Such a delightful dining experience! The apps, entrees, and desserts were delicious. The service was stellar. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazeballz
    Jmb2VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Everything was fantastic thru out the night, took our time and didnt feel rushed at all sat 3hours and enjoyed the beautiful night. Food was amaze ballz and so was the wine and bread dip . But Definitly get the crispy artichoke things WOW!!
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    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    xcntrydiners
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We have been to this restaurant several times over the years. We've always had a wonderful experience and thought the food was exceptional. Our 3 courses, fried artichokes, carbonara and pork osso bucco were all disappointing. All lacked flavor and additions (i.e. pepper, parmesan) were never offered. If I were rating on a Zagat scale, we probably would have given this recent meal at most a 20. Just 3 yrs. ago, Zagat rated them 29. What's going on?
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just like Italy
    Jmb2VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Just got back from my trip to Italy and wanted to continue it a little longer so we went to Boston's North End. Came across this tucked away little place on Salem st to escape the clutter on Hanover. And Wow we were so happy we did. The bistecca carpaccio & artichokes were amazing. Then we had the carbonara with smoked pancetta was super delicious & Orrececitte special with rabbit sausage was very impressive. And they sent out a complimentary tirimisu & Lemcello which topped the night off perfectly This place was perfect in every way and a must go to for old school feel. The decor needs a little work but everything else hit the mark.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service!
    Foodjunky810
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My wife and I went here for our anniversary and the food was amazing. Service was knowledgable and attentive. We will be back
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old Neighborhood Charm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My family and I really enjoyed Terramia. The food was excellent as was the service. The resteraunt is small but quaint. Portions were perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.