Terra at Eataly Boston

4.4
892 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Italian
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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 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. These draft beers — resting in Italian oak in the nearby Barrel Room — boast evolving flavors at each stage in the aging process, offering a once-in-a-lifetime tasting experience with each pour.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary Italian, Italian, Steak
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Hours of operation
5:00pm - 10:00pm Sunday - Thursday
5:00pm - 11:00pm Friday & Saturday
11:30am-3pm Lunch Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
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Phone number
(617) 807-7307
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jason Neve
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Catering
Private Dining: Terra offers a semi-private dining area adjacent to the wood burning grill. This are offers the full dinner menu and beverage list.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Gloucester St.
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Parking details
There are multiple parking garages, as well as street parking, in the surrounding area of Terra. Parking validation is available.
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Public transit
The Prudential Center is located near several mass transit stations including: Back Bay Station – commuters can walk from Back Bay Station to the Prudential Center without going outside! Prudential stop on the E line on the green line of the T. Hynes and Copley stops on the B,C, D lines on the green line of the T.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 892 People Are Saying
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Miami
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Visiting from out of town and booked a business lunch here based on the outstanding reviews and my love of Italian food. The staff was great, the restaurant was visually pleasing with the openness, skylight ceiling and many plants everywhere. However, the lunch menu was limited and not very good. The appetizers were fine, my arancini was hot and good flavor, but the pasta entree had too heavy of an olive oil flavor with bland very dente pasta. I didn’t care for it and couldn’t finish it. And I love pasta! Disappointing.

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J
New England
42 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

John our server was AWESOME. From our glass of prosecco, apps, pasta, shrimp & pork belly skewers, and chocolate hazelnut cake. EVERYTHING and I mean EVERYTHING WAS AMAZING!!!!

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h
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

An excellent restaurant. Most of food is wood grilled and all is well done. Great selection of grilled appetizers. Main dish fish (halibut, swordfish) and meat (duck, lamb chops) were all done simply but perfectly with great quality ingredients. Service was exceptional. Great recommendations with perfect descriptions from server and when my wife was bit dissatisfied with choice of red wine with her fish, he brought her a glass of white after over-hearing our conversation. Above and beyond.

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EP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Can't wait to go back! This food has not just been thrown together. Dining here is a true culinary experience. But the more things you try the better, in order to fully experience all that the menu has to offer.

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MF
New England
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for our first wedding anniversary and it was wonderful. The service was impeccable, they made us feel special, and the food was amazing.

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A
New England
36 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

The lunch started off with bacala which was good. Then the entrees came and we had to send our food back. Mine was too salty. The other was undercooked pasta. My pasta came back with NO salt. I had to season it myself. A restaurant like this should be able to season food . I would not go back.

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J
New England
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Returned to Terra for a second visit from last year and enjoyed the ambiance and the service was wonderful.
My husband and I ordered the Chef’s cheese tray, and three small servings of meatballs, shrimp skewer, and rosemary potatoes. I had two glasses of wine that cost $26.00!! (Yikes)
The overall bill was $100. It was a nice treat, but I think two visits are enough.

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MS
New England
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere is very nice, the food is very taste and great quality although a bit pricey for the size of the portions. Overall recommended but keep that in mind!

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New England
41 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had an excellent meal at Terra recently. Started at the bar which is active and fun, be sure and ask for a tour of the beer casks. The restaurant is beautiful on the second floor of the pru center. we arrived at 6 as it was still light out so natural light streamed through the glass roof. there is lots of greenery and an open kitchen adding to the ambiance. Food was excellent. I had the meat ball app, beet salad and duck. the duck was amazing.

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H
New England
18 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selection of food and wine. Service was excellent. Our waiter was very attentive. Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner!

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New England
21 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

This is my second visit. The food on both occasions was excellent, perfectly prepared and seasoned. But the bread was very heavy and doughy. The eggplant side was especially notable and the scallops I ordered were beautifully cooked with lovely fingerling potatoes. The wine list was fine. The biggest issue is the noise level. You can barely have a conversation.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little pricey for the casual although pleasant atmosphere but the food and service are worth it. Both excellent !

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New England
156 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Way over rated!!! Went for lunch, seated next to people chatting and couldn’t help but hear every word!! Lots of other seats available, wish they had given space between tables especially cause available. Food just ok. On a positive note, it was our anniversary and they greeted us with a glass of champagne . Rachel, our waitress, was wonderful, made great suggestions!!!

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JS
New England
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great lunch spot in and out while we were shopping. Great light bites and nice cocktail menu. Our server John was great!!!

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DN
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was delicious and the service was very good. This restaurant is billed as the more upscale/fine dining restaurant offering within Eataly Boston. My only complaint was that it didn't seem particularly different than the more casual options on the ground floor of Eataly. The only significant differences seemed to be a full bar, slight menu variations, and higher prices. In the future I'll stick with the other dining options at Eataly, which are all fantastic and offer better value.

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B
New England
19 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great Authentic Italian food. Atmosphere and seating could be upgraded a bit for the prices that they charge.

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RH
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

The food was really bland. Not worth it. I was expecting more.

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JC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food. The Bisteccas was world class.. Awesome grill and ambience

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HC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

First time here. Liked a lot of options on the menu. I chose the ravioli stuffed with polenta and grilled corn. Spectacular. My husband had the special...osso buco. Very tender and flavorful. Shared the plum tart with gelato for dessert. The sweet gelato with the tart plum was perfection. My only complaint (which I did not voice) was the grilled stone fruit w/ basil sauce I ordered as an appetizer. I was presented with an apple that was skewered, grilled lightly and served on the basil sauce. Definitely not a stone fruit which would have paired better with the basil sauce and been a better "sponge" to soak up the sauce. Wish I had been warned beforehand that the kitchen was substituting an apple for a stone fruit. Would have made a different selection.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Much better places to eat in Boston but it wasnt bad.

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AP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

The overwhelming noise spoiled the meal!! Very disturbing! They must do some acoustic treatment, like ceiling acoustic panels for instance
The food and the Menu choises were nice!
Service was good

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New England
29 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Terra is fun because it's right there in Eataly and unlike the other dining spaces, it feels special. The dishes were very good, the wine list is better than most, the service was first rate, and the ambience was energetic which you'd expect at Eataly.

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GF
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 1

Way too loud! We couldn't hold a conversation among four people at a small table so left after wine and appetizers.

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TL
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time at Terra and was impressed once again. Great food, great service, nice atmosphere. Will be back my next trip to Boston!

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Very nice ambiance and vast wine selection. Food was overrated. Service was rushed as restaurant seems to be interested in turning tables over as quickly as possible.

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KW
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience overall. Service was impeccable and dining choices were delicious.

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N
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food is great, real home-made italian cuisine.
The only (major) downside are the acoustics - you could barely understand each other or the waitress due to the noise... (and the place wasn’t even full...), so definitely not to recommend for a tête à tête or a business meal.

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Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner at Terra for a friends' get-together and we had a great time. The food and the cocktails are fantastic. Great decor and atmosphere, with friendly staff. Love this restaurant!

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t
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

we had a lovely dinner there sitting at the chefs counter, which made it the best. I always love to watch them cook. The lamb chops were the best we have EVER had..so tasty. just finger-licking good. We ordered the warm little gem salad, comes with grilled onions ..fabulous.. then the lamb chops and an order of pasta.

Just loved it.. Wish we lived closer!

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PL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

We live in Boston and brought my inlaws here for dinner. The service was horrible. We waited a long time between appetizer and entrees, the wrong entrees were brought to our table, the waitress forgot about our drink order so the bartender finally brought it over, and our water was not refilled. While the food is tasty, I expect better service at this price point. Hoping it is a one time thing, but def won’t be back for dinner any time soon.

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RG
New England
15 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service. Food was really good, but about $6-8 overpriced per meal for what you received.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My birthday, food was great. Although oyster plate originally has 3 oysters, the waitress provided 4, which was very gracious. Of course the restaurant can provide whatever quantity they desire, minimum of 6 would be better in my opinion. They were fantastic none the less. The chicken and potatoes were very very good and the portion size was fantastic. The waitress also provided a scoop of chocolate ice cream as we were paying, also delicious.

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EM
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kevin was one of the best waiters I have ever had. The food was delicious and the atmosphere matched. 10/10

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Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was impeccable! Service was a bit slow. I kept looking around behind me, expecting a big crowd to explain the slow service, but honestly it was rather empty. Our server was great otherwise. I wish I had paid attention to the wine he poured me to pair with the rabbit agnolotti. It was a match made in heaven. Everything was delicious. Dare I say better than food I’ve had a both NYC locations.

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JS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat at the kitchen bar and watched the chefs work their magic on the wood fired grill. The food was excellent. The Chicken under a brick was succulent and the best chicken I have ever had. The ravioli was delicate and delicious. The pepper crostini, grilled shrimp and roasted beets with burrata, fennel and pistachios were also outstanding. The waitress was pleasant and attentive without being intrusive. Great experience.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went to Terra last night, the first night after our wedding! The service and special attention was unbelievable. The food was amazing, and the ambiance was absolutely perfect. I couldn’t imagine a better place to have dinner with my new husband. We’ll be back!

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LW
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place is great. The place is not huge but very decent for its size. The food is delicious. I ordered the tasting menu with my girlfriend and the portion is crazy! We have never had a tasting menu and felt full in any restaurant! The waiter is very friendly and funny as well. And it is not expensive AT ALL!

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Naples
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I just want to start off by saying that our server was great! My only mark on her was that it took too long to bring me the taste of wine I asked for (which was because they didn’t have chianti by the glass so she said she’d bring me something similar to taste), so I turned it down because I was almost done with my food. That being said it was Saturday night and busy, it didn’t take THAT long but pasta goes down quick! Otherwise, attentive & friendly service, she even brought desert out for my birthday.
The service wasn’t my issue though & neither were the prices but the food, it was just SO mediocre. Maybe I ordered the wrong things but the flavors were over salted & bland. I started with the grilled oysters & that was the best part of my meal. I love grilled oysters, I don’t think you can mess it up much. For dinner I had the rabbit agnolotti. I LOVE pasta. I LOVE agnolotti. These were the tiniest pieces of agnolotti I’d ever seen. Would’ve rather 6 or 7 larger pieces. If it didn’t say it on the menu you’d never know there was meat, let alone rabbit in there. Could’ve been ricotta for all I knew. It was a simple dish with butter but that’s the only flavor there was. I also order the grilled peach skewers that came with basil pesto, I ended up chopping it up & mixing it with my pasta which made it salty & sweet & amplified the flavor a ton. My boyfriend got the lamb and while it was cooked well and much tastier than my meal it was a little too salty. I’m down with salt but I want to taste the meat too. The restaurant has all the right pieces but it felt like it lacked heart, soul, passion.
If I actually lived in Boston I would try it again maybe for lunch or something but with so many other options in the city I won’t be prioritizing Terra or Eataly into my trip.
Eataly in its self seemed like an italian urban outfitters and a tourist trap. It’s cute but just go to the north end.

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G
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Extremely loud. Food was acceptable but not anything to write home about. Stuffy front desk folks. Just one meal, will give them another chance.

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MH
New England
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time was had by all!! Thanks Terra for making our night so special!!

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