Terreno

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$30 and under
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Italian

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Pre/post Theatre
Cal-Italian cuisine from James Beard nominated Chef Tyler Anderson.

(Formerly Restaurant Porrón. / Bar Piña is still open, visit online at pinahartford.com)
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vipTimothyF
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This new restaurant has food that is A-mazing! It was quiet due to the lack of patrons from the virus scare. BUT - the duck legs, mushroom pasta, pizzette, and swordfish - were a gastronomic treat! The flavors of the food really came out in each dish. It is worth the trip when we can all go out to eat again...

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vipRobertS
New England
35 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Original menu, new takes on traditional items, great service

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Lydia
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting menu, although I had the spaghetti and meatballs and it was delicious. Service was excellent. Drinks were good. I would definitely go back to this restaurant again and highly recommend that others try it.

Terreno
Responded on March 13, 2020

Thank you Lydia! Tim General Manager

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Jack
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent. The bread had a wonderful crust. Our waiter was helpful, courteous and prompt. We will be returnees to Terreno.

Terreno
Responded on March 13, 2020

Thank you Jack! We’ll look forward to seeing again soon! Tim General Manager

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JESSICAM
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GRETA RESTAURANT AND AMAZING SERVICE, REALLY ENJOYED OUR ANNIVERSARY DINNER

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time, waitstaff attentive, but not overbearing. Definitely would go again, food was inventive and flavorful, cocktails interesting and fun!

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vipfrequentdiner
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Loved Porron & Pina. Wanted to love Terrano but not there yet. Had the Kale caesar which was fairly good with fried chic peas, a favorite. A little too cheesy for my taste. Husband had duck wings that were tasty but swimming in sweet sauce. Not super hungry so ordered a pizzette. Very disappointed in that it was a think piece of focaccia type bread with melted cheese. Not at all what I expected but maybe I should have asked for more details before ordering. Ended up not eating that and ordered the swordfish piccata which was quite good. Husband had pasta which was very tasty & well prepared. Perhaps we ordered the wrong things. Might try again but service also needs to step it up. Cocktails came halfway through the 1st course. Still nice ambiance and a good option prior to a show at Theaterworks around the corner.

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vipdmk3975
New England
34 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Decided to try this new Tyler Anderson redo and was not disappointing. Food was great, but he service needs some time to mature

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MosheL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nested in the belly of the Goodwin hotel. a resurrected monument of Hartford Glorious days. This small restaurant features a creative chef that is not afraid to mix fusion kitchen with old school creations. The service is top notch, attentive, quick and none obtrusive, the noise level is low and the ambiance is superb!
as a past chef and a current physician, I look for excellence and consistency. This rare gem has it all. Expect to be wowed!

Terreno
Responded on March 3, 2020

We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience here! Thank you! Tim General Manager

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vipCarolQT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pasta tasted homemade, and the CT Restaurant week menu choices were a great value. Service is attentive, and the new menu has a lot of tasty options! We loved the prior tapas menu too, but the change is good.

Terreno
Responded on March 3, 2020

Thank you Carol! Hope to see you again soon! Tim General Manager

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kated
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience! Our waiter, Mike was knowledgeable and attentive. The food was outstanding! We enjoyed some delicious pasta dishes and got the smaller size so we could sample and share. We will absolutely be back.

Terreno
Responded on March 3, 2020

Thank you for the kind words Kate! Tim General Manager

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Jenelle
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The service was wonderful. I would definitely go again.

Terreno
Responded on March 3, 2020

Thank you Jenelle! Tim General Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good was really good. Service was ok.

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SusanP
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Too noisy; service does not match the quality of the food; expensive and should provide a better overall dining experience

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atl29
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Going to a restaurant in Downtown Hartford is usually an experience. Terreno was not the experience I had hoped for. From the beginning it took our server a while to come to our table but there was only a table of two in the restaurant in addition to my table. After our first course came out I was a little saddened because the gnocchi was a bit hard, I had to think that they may have made a batch in the afternoon and used it for the night dining because it just didn't taste as fresh as it could have been. The sauce however was great. Hoping that my next course would make up for the hard gnocchi I was optimistic about my hanger steak and polenta . I was disappointed again when I received my steak and it was well done after asking for it medium and there was no pink but my friend who ordered it medium rare had pink in the middle but no where else on the steak. Moving on to the polenta that I just knew would make up for how the meal was going south and I was unfortunately let down again with the polenta being soupy and unseasoned the only thickening agent was the parmesan cheese on top, the only thing you could taste was the salt there was nothing else to it. Finally we get to dessert and I am still being positive because I want to like this place SO bad the citrus cake was completely dry I couldn't believe it I had to laugh no way was there not one thing I liked of this entire experience but I do have to say the wine pairing for the courses were great. Terreno just opened and maybe it will take time to get things together so I will try again in a few months but for my first time hoping for the best I encountered the worst.

Terreno
Responded on March 1, 2020

As we are still in our first weeks of our new restaurant, this is absolutely not the type of meal we want our guests to have here. It sounds as though we missed the mark completely and I do apologize. We are working diligently every day to make our restaurant the best it can possibly be, and it is feedback from our guests that will get us there. So thank you for your feedback. I do hope you try as again very soon! Tim General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Great vegetarian options.

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EliseC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great new addition to the Hartford restaurant scene. The ambience was so warm and the food was delicious. I tried 2 different pasta dishes, one filled with butternut squash and one loaded with lots of different kinds of mushrooms. Both were delicious. Can’t wait to return.

Terreno
Responded on February 25, 2020

Thank you Elise! Tim General Manager

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vipluvbstn
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food was average. Nothing special. The are better restaurants in and around Hartford for Italian food.

Terreno
Responded on February 25, 2020

Would love to hear about your experience. Thank you! Tim General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had a sneak peek at some of Chef Anderson’s menu on February 6 at a wine dinner, and immediately wanted to go and try the full menu!

Can’t argue with the flavor / taste of the food, it’s absolutely delicious, but the value isn’t quite there in terms of price vs. portion.

Regretted getting the oysters b/c of this, and should have ordered the full size gnocchi instead of the smaller size for the same reason.

Shrimp scampi missed the mark greatly in terms of price and taste, will never order again.

What will keep bringing us back is the smoked duck legs, kale salad, truffle flatbread, and the gnocchi. OMG so good!

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JustinZ
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar before our reservation and ended up staying there since she was so personable. Ambiance was terrific, not too loud, seating was comfortable and the food was top notch. One of my favorite dining experiences in Hartford.

Terreno
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for the kind words Justin! Cheers, Tim General Manager

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JimP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

If you do nothing else try the pizzette. The crust is melt in your mouth wonderfulness and topped perfectly.

The shrimp scampi is a huge misfire.

Overall this is a welcome addition to boring downtown Hartford and no doubt will work out the wrinkles in the weeks to come.

Terreno
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for the feedback Jim! We hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Tim General Manager

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SamB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Usually enjoyed previous chef Tyler-based restaurants so thought we’d try Terreno. We ordered shrimp scampi (pasta was quite good but shrimp were unremarkable - small, completely translucent and tasteless) and braised beef rigatoni (pasta was under, way underdone, and I prefer my pasta al dente - beef was decent but mostly missing) along with a full charcuterie which was the only dinner item that was in fact good. Chocolate mousse cake was terrible. It was clearly several days old and dry. Hard to understand how chocolate mousse cake could be tasteless. The bigger issue is the complete lack of service. Our waiter was a clueless young man that wandered around aimlessly. We waited and waited for anything and everything. I simply don’t understand how he could remain employed as waitstaff. We were disappointed to say the least. Wish Tyler the best but “wow!” He’s got his work cutout for him at Terreno.

Terreno
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for the feedback Sam. As with every business, we all have our off days/nights. This night was certainly one for us and I apologize you and your guests suffered because of it. I do hope you will give us another chance in the future and let us show you what we can really do here at Terreno. Thank you again. This only makes us better. Cheers, Tim General Manager

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CristenM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service and food was fantastic the waiter was a little bit rushy but he was still very pleasant and accommodating

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vipSalvatoreB
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After many fine meals at the Spanish themed Porron, it’s evolution into the Cal-Italian themed Terreno couldn’t have been better. Great appetizers, homemade pasta dishes and flavorful entrees made it a great dining experience. Try it!

Terreno
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you Sal! Great seeing you as always! Cheers, Tim General Manager

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vipMEMW
New England
21 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the new menu!

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Jason
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Took a little while to be greeted once we sat. The food didn’t disappoint, I live in the neighborhood so i know I’ll be back.

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Rhino
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A place you should go back to again and again. First and foremost, when they reimagined this space, I am so glad they kept the duck wings on the menu. My wife had a pasta dish and I had the wagyu steak. Both were top notch. Classy spot for a date or fun business dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was delicious and it’s beautiful in there. Our server was slow, slightly awkward and other staff had to pick up his slack.

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MarkS
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Slow, uninterested service with decent, not great food.

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vipCTVisitor
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love this restaurant. Disappointed to hear they are changing concept to Italian but I am sure it will be equally as good. We had great spanish wines. Taste of Hartford - 3 wonderful courses, large portions for only $30. Brussel sprouts and beans first- were great. My husband and I both got the salmon - ate 1/2 - it was such a large portion. Desserts - churro and fan. We enjoyed it all. Great waiter.

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vipReadyEddy
New England
72 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, a great dining space and the food is extraordinarily prepared and presented. So many interesting flavors and combinations - just so creative. The salmon was outstanding, the churros and accompanying sauces were outstanding, and the rib steak was perfectly prepared with great accompaniments. The only negative, and it wasn't awful, is that the ribsteak was not great quality. It was flavorful but had a good bit of gristle and fat. Fat is normal on a rib steak, not so much the extent of gristle. Easily removed and it didn't diminish our enjoyment of the dish (2 of us had the steak). We dined on the Taste of Hartford menu and it made for a better than normal value, but the regular prices seemed reasonable for the high end food we had. Brussel sprouts to start were amazing with cranberries and diced apples. Fantastic. We also had some snacks, sangria and drinks to start, all were over the top good. We'll be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Where do i begin...i was very excited to

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Porron And Pina is so good. So clean. Incredible service. Definitely must go again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Nice looking restaurant but food was pretty bland and tasteless. Never saw our server although the stream of staff who either took our order or delivered/cleared our meals kept mentioning that she would be by shortly. Not rushing back here.

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Merlin
New England
10 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This was my first mediocre experience at Porron and Pina. Usually it is one of my favorites. I had been raving about it to my boyfriend and finally brought him. We shared empanadas, which are one of my fav things there and were perfect as always, a salad, burger sliders (regrettably served well done but otherwise good), and a paella. The paella was a little soupy, with no discernible socarrat (the crusty rice part of paella). I have previously only been on a weekend and this was a Monday night. Maybe it was their B team in the kitchen? Regardless, it was a disappointment. I don’t mind paying the prices at the restaurant because they have always previously delivered. On this night, I truly feel like we were swindled.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Staff very nice but the food is not spanish at all! Having traveled to Spain many times to my family’s house and therefore, many other cities, the food was not even close to be spanish! Who makes spanish garlic shrimp with yuzu?

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Lydia
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. The restaurant was quiet you could carry on a conversation with friends. I will definitely be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Great quiet atmosphere. Loved it. Definitely will go again.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for our New Year’s Eve date night, it was a great meal and great experience. We will definitely be going back!

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OpenTablePatron
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely get the Kale Salad and the sliders.

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