Terra & Vine

4.4
1058 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. We are accepting reservations for dinner Wednesday-Sunday for indoor and patio dining (weather permitting).
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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
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  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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vipGEMom
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our Sunday night dinner after Thanksgiving was quiet and enjoyable. Calamari appetizer and chopped salad were very good. We enjoyed the short rib pasta and rigatoni and meatballs. Our waiterand the other waitstaff were attentive. It was a nice comforting dinner before we sent our Cat back to school.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great. Good portions. Staff was nice but felt kinda rushed to order.

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Ellie
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Found Portions too large and the overall cost was expensive. Waitstaff made us feel rushed. Would not go back.

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vipvancel
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In a time of diminished service, on a day with only one waiter working, we had good service and the usual excellent food. Don't miss the meatball appetizer. Great beer selection.

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LizS
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We thought it was wonderful. Food was AMAZING. GF pasta was wonderful and would definitely go again. Waiter did a wonderful job. We thought we were loud, just because we are use to restaurants in the city where the music is louder. We loved it. Thank you Evanston.

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vipElle
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The wine is not to be missed. There were many additional menu items we wanted to order to eat, so we will be back to try them all!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter Marcus was wonderful. There were four of us and each person had one drink and the other had two drinks. When we divided the bill between the four people including tip the total was $68 apiece. That’s pretty hefty considering the average when we go out is $40-$50 a person including drinks

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AlanG
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have dined at Terra and Vine a couple of times prior to my last visit.
Once again, the food was great and the service/our waiter was really good. a true professional!
Ended up closing down the restaurant!
A go to must!

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Elsa
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely dinner at Terra and Vine. Pasta was very good. Service was excellent, except for forgetting to add sausage to one of our pasta entrees, which was quickly remedied. Overall, we enjoyed our dinner and will eat there again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting our Wildcat!!

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paintchipgirl
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food.

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vipShare221
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Went for my moms 85 bday. Empty restaurant (thanks to covid) and waiter was very unfriendly but the food was well prepared and very good. He forgot it was her bday and we reminded him. Overall it was good but nothing special for a bday and the waiters attitude ruined the experience.

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MaryD
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a special event with a group of friends at Terra and Vine and the restaurant did not disappoint. The food was particularly good this evening and we were so pleased. We will definitely be back. Excellent menu and great service.

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vipMischa
Chicago
69 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meatball app was awesome, and the brussel sprout crostini was to unreal. Loved the creamy base and the crispy topping. Had chicken piccata, chicken marsala, chicken caprese and bucatini with bolognese. Everyone was licking their plate. The tiramisu was some of the best I've ever had. Our server was attentive, but not too much. Had a great fall drink, too - the Hayride - literally tasted like fall in a glass. Will be back for sure.

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vipBigDukeSix
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Visited on 10/22/21. The ambience was very cafeteria like. The food was good but nothing spectacular. The service was good but slightly inattentive. Overall my score of 3 is a pretty good indicator of the venue. Not a huge fan.

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Mycroft
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very patient waiter. Food was delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food. Recommend!

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luv2dance
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The outdoor patio atmosphere was absolutely beautiful. Tables were safely spaced and umbrellas on the tables and lights and foliage were lovely. It was wonderful to enjoy dining outside. Fair corkage fee of $25 per bottle allowed us to bring in a special bottle of wine to enjoy.

My husband’s dish of farfalle and short ribs was quite tasty. Bread on the table with herb butter was excellent. My salmon was over cooked and the picante sauce was jelled and not flavorful - I would not order it again. Salad was fine but could have used a bit more product on it. Service was good and competent. I think next time we would try the pizza.

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JanetS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside - service and food was outstanding! delicious meal, great atmosphere

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EtonMom
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious, albeit a bit expensive. We had a wonderful time on the outdoor patio for my daughter's 12th bday dinner. Restaurant was wonderful working through the details with us since the weather was rainy (and we did not want to move inside due to unvaccinated children).

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vipashavenass
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve had in a long time and our waiter was PERFECT!

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vipSyrilB
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Terrible service and hostess not very accommodating . Or pleasent

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EvanstonEvening
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

On a Friday evening, we were glad to have reserved an outdoor table and that there was a dry one after some rain. The calamari was good though not great, the pizza was tasty, the soup hearty with vegetables and pasta, and the drinks to our liking. The ambience was pleasant and relaxing and the service sufficiently attentive but not rushed.

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Foodie74
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great patio

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic place. Great food, music created a nice vibe. Very good service from staff

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MsKalli21
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice outdoor patio. Food and drink were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Our server was fantastic and quick! The outside venue is beautiful even though it’s in a street corner next to a train. Great vegetarian options!

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CF83
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Wish the pizza was better; more befitting the space; tasted like little ceasars pizza used to when it was rectangular.

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vipEmBerry
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food. Appetizer options could be changed up a bit, but the pasta is unbeatable. My friends and I go frequently and we love the bolognese, the cacio e pepe, the shrimp linguine, and the vodka sauce penne to name a few. Good wines at fair prices, although servers could know a bit more about the wines themselves (more than once I’ve had a server bring a Tuscan Rosso when I’ve ordered a Barbera or Nebbiolo, so make sure they bring you what you ask for). Lively, cute patio. Please open up on Mon-Tue! Overall, love this place for a midweek pick me up or even a date and will definitely keep going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Birthday dinner. Ordered the linguine with shrimp. It was very salty. They took it back and toned it down - not great the 2nd time either but was hungry and did not want to send it back yet again so asked for a box to go. Will definitely not order that dish again.
Service was very good.

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Nushkie
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

For an Italian place, wow. Pasta was over cooked. Burrata wasn’t very fresh. Burger was cooked ten minutes too long. Service was fine but nothing to write home about.

Beautiful outdoor space and ambience. Who knows, maybe the chef was having a bad day. I’ll probably give it one more chance before deciding against it finally.

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LeslieL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food. Service fine but pace was inconsistent. Pleasant outdoor eating area.

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NathanD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently excellent. We make it our business to eat at T & V at least once every week. It was also great to have Brian back at the restaurant serving us last night. Even the sudden burst of rain could not deter us from having a good time eating outside, with a sufficient number of umbrellas and helpful staff to make sure we were comfortable.

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Yummy
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick dinner with our college kid. I was arriving later, so they ordered everything! Waiter was excellent, food was perfect and evening was outstanding. At some places these early closing times can be difficult to enjoy, but this was just as if they were not about to close for the evening.

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vipMichiganChick
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped here before the Northwestern vs MSU football game for a bite to eat. Gorgeous restaurant for a great price

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vipmdillon41
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu with lots of choices, beautiful patio, and, of course, great wines.
Our waiter was outstanding catering to a party of eight.

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maryryanw
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alpina Singh continues to provide an excellent dining experience. Food is amazing, service impeccable, atmosphere inviting and not loud and what a treat to see her at the restaurant.

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ChrystieR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The pasta was clearly out of a box, definitely not homemade. The waiter didn't even say hello, offer us bread, or offer us anything for that matter. We had to ask the bussers for anything we needed. The food was mediocre at best (I have eaten at Olive Garden and had a better meal). I will not be dining here again.

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NathanD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are not that many venues left in Evanston with quality food delivered by knowledgeable servers that take reservations for outside seating. With reasonably priced wines and menu choices ranging from typical entrees to creative salads and pizzas, this is a perfect choice for family dining, business entertaining and reunions with friends and neighbors from whom you have been isolated for many months.

FAQs

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

Terra & Vine is rated 4.4 stars by 1058 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.