Terra at Eataly Boston

4.4
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Italian
Located on the third floor of Eataly Boston, Terra is a unique restaurant inspired by earth and fire. The dining room centers around a wood-burning Italian grill, where Executive Chef Dan Bazzinotti cooks raw ingredients over burning flames, allowing the simple flavors to shine. In every earthy dish, the fire’s smoked warmth rekindles our fundamental connection to the elements. Plentiful and playful, the grilled plates are perfect to share around the restaurant"s rustic tables, especially when paired with seasonal drinks. Terra’s ever-changing beverage menu includes herb-infused cocktails, rare wine terroirs, and barrel-aged beers.
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C
New England
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delizioso come sempre!

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M
New England
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Was very disappointed.
Went to the similar Eataly restaurant in New York before and it was great - ambiance, low level noise, spacious setting, fantastic food.
This one here in Boston is the opposite - small tables are bunched up together so you re literally into someone else’s face with waiters tripping on peoples chairs and stuff - as its impossible to navigate around; half of the items on the menu that day were out - even though it was 2 pm; those that were available were a tiny little tapas style thing for a price of a good size plate! My “leg of lamb” dish were literally two little wafer thin slices of lamb on a pita bread - for $24 !
Would not recommend the place at all. If you want good authentic italian food in a great setting - go to any of the famed places in the North End instead.

U
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I was expecting Terra to be a great Italian experience with good food, great drinks, good service, but it was quite the opposite. The tables are so close together and the chairs are like cafeteria chairs, making it not a very comfortable place to eat. The food was sub par at best. I was expecting really good Italian dishes given the name and the price you pay for each dish ($28-$35 for a pasta dish), but I felt the food was just ok. In fact, the rigatoni dish tasted like a hamburger helper pasta dish. The appetizers we ordered were also not that great. When I order bruschetta at an Italian restaurant, I would expect a nice large slab of bread stacked with toppings. Instead, you get two tiny pieces of French bread with cheese on top. The bread was also very disappointing. Again, for an Italian restaurant located above an Italian market, I would expect the bread to be the best part. Nope, not at all. It was rubbery and cold. Finally, the service was not very great. We had booked a reservation for 7:30 and weren't seated until 7:50. The hostesses paid no attention to us while we waited. When we got to the table, we might have seen our waiter for a total of 3 times the entire night. When we ordered drinks, when we ordered food, and when we got the bill. We couldn't order another drink because he never checked in on us. All in all, it was a very disappointing experience. Unless they decide to step up their game, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

D
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner and service were excellent. Definitely go back and recommend to friends.

HP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal... though the serving of the gnocchi special was a bit small. Our waiter (missed his name) noticed the serving was scant, and brought us another full plate - free. Great customer service. Felt very well cared for! The restaurant itself is also gorgeous. Great wine list and cocktails. Will definitely be back.

SJ
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Meetup with traveling friends after see the Travel Show at the Hynes. Didn’t seem to matter that we had a reservation and had to wait. Food was great, service was lacking and slow. Hard to get servers attention for anything. Part of the order was missed until I asked about it. People seemed nice and happy to be working but possibly overwhelmed? Pasta was extra al dente and a bit too raw for one of us. It was very crunchy. Hard to get salt and pepper and the timing always seemed off.

LR
New England
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great meal after a family night out in Boston. Server was very attentive AND knowledgable. Food was wonderful, my daughter got the whole fish which was spectacular. Will definitely return.

W
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Heavily upset with the food quality at Terra, nothing comparable to what you'll find downstairs. We ordered the truffle pasta and grilled chicken. It was so salty and unflavored that we had to send it back. The meat/cheese board and the chocolate mousse where outstanding but the main entrees did not match the standard. I highly recommend against ordering the rum cake as it tasted like nail polish. Honestly, I'm not sure what was going on when I was there with the kitchen but the food was pretty bad sadly.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Really great food, service was a little slow but the place is always packed!!

C
New England
15 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Terra is the perfect lunch spot when looking to dine at the Prudential but not at the usual restaurants in the Prudential. The staff is super friendly, helping with wine suggestions and menu items. Very attentive to details and quick to assist. Looking forward to my next dining experience at Terra.

PB
New England
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was especially pleasant, knowledgeable and very accommodating! Raised our lunch experience to excellent!

SE
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always - our eight visit since October

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing wine was amazing well worth the cost

SB
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

I didnt expect such a casual atmosphere for this dort of elevated food

D
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food quality was great but the portions are teeny! Felt like an expensive snack.

c
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our family of 4 had a wonderful dinner. It was a truffle price fix. Great salad, amazing pork and polenta entree. DELICIOUS!

CK
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

It was a special occasion and convenient to attending an event at the Eataly school. However, I ordered the special that the waiter highly recommended. It was Black Cod Collar. Being familiar with this at Japanese restaurants, I was very disappointed with the appearance . My husband said I should have sent it back. It looked like everything left over from the fish that no one would eat and it cost $36. There was more bone that actual fish on the plate. The best thing about the meal was the side of potato. My husband’s pasta was good. My son ordered the lamb. It was ok.
I also understand that wine lists tend to be x4 the cost of a retail bottle but with so many bottles over $100 and what we would purchase at a store for $10 being more than $60, you do not get any values for wine at this restaurant.
This is the 3 rd time we have tried Terra. It will be the last.

L
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really amazing food. Everything was excellent

EO
New England
15 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Very expensive. Too loud for easy conversation between more than 2 people.

FF
New England
89 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very tight communal table even with our party of 5. Loud. Beautiful space atop Eataly. Food was very, very good but small appetizer portions and meals were all a la carte. Pastas were excellent. Chicken under a brick was perfect! Risotto was flavorful but soupy (needed a few more minutes to “manticare.” Still a very delicious meal.

l
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Pork chop undercooked. Sent it back. When they brought it back the best part, the tenderloin, was missing. It took them almost 25 minutes to replace it. By then, the 6 others at the table had finished. Not to be unfair, it was perhaps the best I’d ever had.

I love pasta al dente, but the pizzochieri pasta and the potatoes in it were undercooked. And there were perhaps only 3 or 4 scraps of the delicious Savoy cabbage in the dish. The waiter was gracious and efficient. Asked if we would like another glass of wine while waiting for the return of the pork chop, deeming to imply it would be comped. In the end, no accommodation for any of the issues.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant decor was amazing, the wine was good. But what I didn’t like was that the kitchen closed at 9:00 and my reservation was at 9:00. Even tho the service was excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place!!!! Love it!!!

DG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We were celebrating Christmas a day early before taking our son and his girlfriend to the airport. All four of us had wanted to go to Terra for a long time and we were excited to enjoy this experience. Our waiter was less than friendly and did not exhibit any holiday spirit. Two of the four meals were very good - the other two were ok - the presentation was lacking. The noise level was high and the table area very crowded. Needless to say, we do not plan on returning. There are many other restaurants in Boston that we would enjoy much more.

J
New England
11 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fun place with great food and wines. We enjoyed it.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Overpriced mediocre food with a thin veil of fake Italian authenticity that isn’t fooling anyone. There is a way of cooking simple but delicious classic Italian dishes that delight, but these folks have no clue how to do that. Instead we get insulting presentation of the most basic, badly cooked food that left us feeling ripped off and insulted. We’ve been to Italy and this ain’t it.

r
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Service was good. The warm salad, and the king crab were both outstanding.

E
New England
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Poor service. I had to ask for the check three times. When I finally got it, the same problem--being ignored--was repeated when I was ready to pay. It took half an hour to check out. This is not satisfactory.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Avery nice experience!

A
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Food and wine was good as usual. Service was surprisingly poor. They forgot an appetizer and we had to remind the waiter - our entrees then came before the app. Then the waiter came by with water and never asked if we needed more wine (our entrees were still on the table and glasses empty). When we ordered dessert, the food came but they never brought us utensils after clearing the entrees. And then again the waiter forgot a component of the order, this time the coffee (we watched the waiter leaning against the espresso machine two tables away). I hope this is just a blip and will go back again.

AR
New England
38 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

An evaluation results from the interplay of expectations and performance. This restaurant was perfectly OK, but our expectations were of fine dining, and that is not what we got. The restaurant is busy, crowded, and noisy. Tables are close together. My chair was bumped into by every member of the waitstaff who passed by me. On the plus side, the food was very good and the service was friendly and attentive. Wines by the glass were very good. OK; we've been there and we had a good meal, but probably not again.

K
New England
19 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best restaurant inside Prudential. God food , good service always. The only comment is I still have to wait even with reservation

OT
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent no complaints at all. My 7 yo son has a special diet and they couldn’t have been any more accommodating..Appetizers were great, chef sent some treats for kids and the dinner was awesome. Thanks for everything Eataly! We will be back ( this is our 4th visit to an Eataly and it’s customer service is so consistent even internationally , great work)

MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Interesting menu but overpriced for even Boston. Everything Ala cart and extremely loud. I lived in Italy so I know Italian food - this is very northern which I like - but so spectacular to support the price tag.

MS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The quality of the food was high but the portions for the price point were not sufficient. It was a bit on the loud side but otherwise the environment was pleasant for a late lunch.