Terra & Vine

4.5
966 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Terra and Vine, located at Church Street Plaza in downtown Evanston, is a neighborhood restaurant offering classic Italian-American fare in a casual setting. Our menu focuses on pizzas, pastas and Italian classics. Per Illinois State Guidelines, we are accepting reservations Thursday-Sunday for indoor dining only for parties of 8 or less. Our patio is currently NOT open.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 966 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Mother’s Day brunch was good. The waiter was a bit weak. He never asked if we needed refills on outs drinks nor did he ask if we wanted dessert.

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LaurenH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Our server was uninformed on what was available on the menu. It seemed they were short staffed so using bus staff to fill the gaps. I would return post pandemic to try again.

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vipChicagoCaryn
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish delish delish

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vipZenchant
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Been here several times and entrees remain at high standard. Eggplant special as a shared appetizer was noteworthy.

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vipNotThatPicky
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was incredibly slow - seemed they forgot our order as it took 1hr+ for appetizers to show up

Food was not tasty

For what we paid - we would have done better elsewhere

Wine was good - but we were expecting that

Noted in our reservation that this was for a birthday but no mention made by waitstaff

Unlikely to return

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vipMichelleS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Food was terrible service was terrible

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vipLakeside2Lady
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We decided to eat at the bar which was well spaced and comfortable. I had the pasta with vodka sauce and meatballs. It was delicious! Best meatballs I’ve had in a long time. My husband and I split the beet salad. Not a lot of beets but nice greens, dressing and apple.

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rk13
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Dinner and appetizer were great.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Giovanni waited on us and he was amazing! Food was outstanding! Our new favorite place in Evanston!

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AnnM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Everything was until I went to the ladies restroom. Lack of soap the faucet was dripping . He could not be turned off and the other sink was broken.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding. Food was delicious. We had a group of 7 to celebrate a birthday.

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Tracer
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to Terra and Vine since they first opened and love the place. Food and service is excellent. I especially enjoy eating outside when the weather is nice.

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vipScottB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, one of my favorite. Check it out. Superior experience.

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vipfoodbabe
Chicago
91 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

T&V never disappoints. This evening my friend and I tried the minestrone soup. It was made with lots of fresh ingredients like zucchini, squash and pasta. All perfectly balanced to taste. A great starter. On to the entry of chicken piccata. The chicken was tender and the sauce with capers enhanced the flavor profile of the dish. The entry also cane with a side of buttery mashed potatoes and fresh vegetable of the day. All so tasty and satisfying. Of course, dinner would not be complete without wine. The service was terrific as always. Thank you Alpina for having a great food menu and cocktail/wine selection.

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StephanieG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiters were incredibly attentive and helpful. We had a fantastic time!

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SimE
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Easter Brunch dine-in experience. The food was fantastic and service was excellent.

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danmiller
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Creative variety of brunch items prepared under the direct care of chef Singh. Service as always impeccable, without being intrusive.

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vipBadtaste
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Continues to be a pleasant surprise. Fried calamari starter wasn't greasy and squid was tender. Salmon piccante was tasty. Half chicken was a generous portion and well-cooked. There's a capable hand in this kitchen, so the food is consistently much better now than when T&V opened. Great, friendly service. Interesting, fairly priced wine list. Despite Evanston's pride about its food scene, most of the restaurants are geared to student budgets or, like Found, are actively bad. The city needs a nice neighborhood place like this as an alternative to Oceanique's haute fare. Nice job, Ms. Singh!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. The service was just as good. Can't wait to go back.

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Karen
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Helpful waiter , reasonable prices, no wait time to be seated

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DonK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It feels so good to go out for dinner and have a joyful time. Thanks so much

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vipLizBchicago
Chicago
146 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terra & Vine does everything right - both safety/ Covid-wise and food and service wise. The menu is Mediterranean and the Sicilian pan pizzas are AMAZING! The whole roasted cauliflowers (a vegetarian entree) on a bed of crispy brussels sprouts - delicious. Great wine list - something for everyone in every price range. Will happily go back again and again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
69 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am always happy at T & V whether Mrs. Singh is there or not. The staff were very kind and safe and quite helpful, especially with our wine ideas and eventual selection. We ordered one appetizer - burrata and two entrees to split which the staff were very pleasant about doing for us. We had braised short rib pasta and spicy salmon, both were delightful. We enjoyed sorbet for dessert. We were blessed to be able to stay longer than two hours we were warned about as they weren't full and let us linger.

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JenniferW
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Excellent service. Very large portions- no way one person finished a pasta dish alone.

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KimB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our waiter was a tad condescending, but was also personsonable and efficient. Food is outstanding and portions are generous.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This is the third time we have dined there and the fist time we ate indoors. They did a great job of under covid conditions of providing great food and service...

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vipDownTownBrown
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Brussels sprouts appetizer, Chicken Marsala, pasta with vodka sauce & salmon, excellent pizza. Really a terrific meal, everyone enjoyed their food, and my only reason for less than a perfect rating was that the restaurant was virtually empty - blame Covid but get in here, this place is great!!

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Geronimo
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! The food and drinks were very tasty and fresh. The calamari and chicken piccata were our appetizer and meals for the evening. Would definitely recommend and have dinner here again.

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EvanstonFoodie
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our night out was fantastic. Our server was amazing and the food was delicious. Thank you for making our ever-so-rare date night a wonderful experience.

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Local
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great gluten free menu. Cozy back room with fireplace.

KM
KerryM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience for Valentines day was excellent. Great food, great value, and great atmosphere!!

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vipAlejandra
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great!

SB
vipScottB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Where wine and food come together in an unadulterated delight.

MR
vipMRBP
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good appetizers, pizza was great

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vipIronman
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time here and the food and service are both excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, as always! Kind wait staff brought us a cushion for the outdoor bench, and we didn’t even ask for one.

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GaryH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good fresh food. Salmon Piccata chicken Marsala were both flavorful and delicious. Sides included fresh vegetables and mashed potatoes.

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vipSusiequeue
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. The staff was very careful to properly socially distance and also seated us outside with extra space between us and other patrons. Service was very nice. Highly recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was great and drinks were amazing. Service was slow. It took them like 20 minutes after we sat down to get our drink order in.

FAQs

Terra & Vine offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 563-4333.

Terra & Vine is rated 4.5 stars by 966 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.