Terra at Eataly Boston

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1383 reviews
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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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HH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The boards were delicious, as well as the skewers and arugula salad! HIGHLY recommend

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New England
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

We were surprised at the lack of presentation, tiny portion size, and mediocre taste. We were expecting much more from this restaurant.

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

I had heard a lot of nice things about Terra. Went for lunch & was underwhelmed. We ordered salads w/chicken. Any fewer greens on the plate and it wouldn’t qualify as a ‘salad’. I don’t care for chicken w/skin still on - fattening and slimy. I haven’t seen that in decades. No one should be eating (much less served) chicken skin. Service was decent and surroundings nice.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Drinks didn’t have enough alcohol. Waiter spoke English. Plates were small. Good vibes though.

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BF
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Food was just ok for the price

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MF
New England
16 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal before summertime baseball. Double Veal Chop was amazing

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BY
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

The portions were remarkably small, the service was extremely slow and everything was overpriced. Additionally, one of our party checked the website before arriving to see what was on the menu. He was looking forward to having tuna, which was not on the menu. Recap: false advertising, overpriced, small portions and poor service.

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time sitting at the expo! Service was top notch and the food was delicious. Classic italian, yet creative, Ive never been served a boring meal there. They do both the basics and the trendy exceptionally well. We had seared swordfish, rabbit agnolotti, and a watermelon/ricotta salad. Excellent!

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New England
18 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

delicious! two kinds of bruschetta, the spritz meets fritz was so refreshing! we each had a pasta dish, and shared the chocolate hazelnute panne cotta - so good. and they had our favorite port! great experience :)

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FC
New England
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

I had higher hopes for Terra, but when we got tiny portions for entrees and even tinier portions for appetizers, you just feel like you are better off going to a place like SRV where you can get double this amount of food for the same price. The service is highly lacking - waiters are attentive but rush you so they can turn the table and don't have much knowledge of wines. I will skip this place.

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CM
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best lunch in Boston. Food is as good as any restaurant in Italy. It’s always a treat to go to Eataly. Wait staff was spot on with menu choices.

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B
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Terra, upstairs at the Eataly Boston location, has a great location at Prudential. The restaurant looks great, but both the service and food were underwhelming. Very expensive for small portions and very LOUD. Can barely hold a conversation with a person across the table. Not worth it. Go somewhere else!

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I
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service with such fresh and delicious pasta!

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G
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I always love the pasta at Eataly restaurants, and this one did not disappoint. The food was delicious and creatively prepared. The rabbit agnolotti was truly delightful.

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Chef’s tasting menu was outstanding!

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TT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is phenomenal, everything I try never ceases to exceed my expectations.

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New England
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

My boyfriend and I were having lunch here before we left Boston. We were super excited to try some food from here as we had heard food and that terra was a beautiful environment. When we arrived, we were quickly seated by the hostess, and soon after a bartender (almost shoulder length hair, glasses and braces) approached us and asked us if we knew what we wanted for drinks yet and came back again because I didn’t know what I wanted and then took out food order. From there on, we had no waiter/waitress or ANYONE ask us if our food was ok or if we needed a water refill or anything else. The waiter at the table next to us was kind to refill my water but that was about it. As soon as we had our plates removed, someone approached us asking if we were ready to order. We literally were basically not there to the staff, we couldn’t find our waiter the “bartender” anywhere and your staff didn’t even know we were there. Horrible experience overall considering we were so excited to eat there. Never again.

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New England
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Average food, cool spot

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SS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and really excellent service. Our waiter really knew the menu and was so helpful but not too bossy. He guided us towards the best possible experience. We shared several of the smaller items, a salad and one larger item. Absolutely will go back! A huge selection of after dinner drinks to try (which we did).

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KW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Ordered many small items to share. Fresh, delicious and well timed. Our server was excellent. Very nice experience and would definitely return for more!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I’ve eaten here several times. Quality is going down, no one here seems happy to work here and pastas (which should one thing they should be able to knock out of the park) particularly are declining in size, quality. My ragu was barely covered in sauce - way too little for even the pretty skinny serving of pasta. Eataly has way over expanded and become a large chain......and it shows

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B
New England
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a pleasure to dine at Eataly when we visit Boston. Have coincidentally had the same server who is excellent - welcoming, helpful with menu suggestions & very attentive. The beet salad is especially delicious!

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J
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

our waitress did not have much patience and could have been warmer but otherwise, this is still one of my favorite retaurants

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SR
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Two dishes were much too salty. Sadly gross markup on the wines, given that there’s a wine store downstairs.

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AT
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing! I ate way too much cheese and enjoyed every minute of it!!

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CG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Too noisy and did not like having servers rear ends in my face while the served adjacent table. This was an anniversary event. I would have enjoyed a better table with less traffic and noise. Food was okay. High priced with out lots of creativity.

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CH
New England
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My boyfriend and I came to celebrate an anniversary, we usually reserve Terra for special occasions and it has yet to disappoint. The service is always amazing and friendly, the food is delicious and I love the decor. Definitely recommend!

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SF
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service, food and wine were exceptional.

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New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Waiter seemed very indifferent and never checked back with us.

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New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was excellent. My only feedback is that there were narrow spaces between my table and the larger party tables for servers to maneuver between. Therefore, the servers’ rear ends kept hitting me, or my wine glass, which are both accidents waiting to happen! Don’t put tables so close together!

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food.

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A
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

While the wait staff was friends, the food was disappointing. I've eaten at another location and this simply was subpar.

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CJ
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

My pasta was raw at the first time the waiter served it and it was still undercooked after they re-fired it.

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

While items from the wood burning grill are interesting it does not warrant a return unless you sample the pastas... a steakhouse clothed in artistic Italian

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GB
New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, amazing ambiance and good service. Tad bit expensive but well worth it for the skewers alone

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C
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Highly recommend this restaurant. Service was excellent, and overall food value was good.

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CK
New England
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm and attentive staff. Very much appreciate the team recommending a different beer after the keg tapped—and for giving us what was poured before it kicked!

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B
New England
51 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent pasta, great selection of wine , friendly and knowledgeable waitstaff. We will return!

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JF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terra is absolutely ridiculous, you need to go..................

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R
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WE were visiting Boston and found this gem on opentable. What a fantastic experience!! The entire staff was engaging - Max was awesome. Looking forward to our next trip to Boston.

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