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About Terra Mia

At Terra Mia Restaurant ("my land" in Italian) we carefully prepare our dishes using only the freshest ingredients. Our food is made from scratch, like the trattorias and ristorantes in the South of Italy. We make all efforts to purchase organic and locally grown produce and meats, to preserve the flavor and quality of our dishes. We strongly support the SLOW FOOD movement organization, which began in Italy in 1986. The nature of this group is to protect cultural identities linked to food and traditions. Also, for our customers to "slow down" and learn to enjoy meals while spending quality time with family and loved ones. We are located in the Chardonnay Shopping Center near downtown Livermore and popular wineries. Owned and operated by first generation Italians.

4040 East Avenue
Livermore, CA 94550
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5-9:30pm; Saturday 3-9:30pm; Sunday 3-8:30pm
Lunch for Saturday & Sunday: available for private parties

Cross Street:
Hillcrest

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(925) 456-3333

Website:
http://www.terramialivermore.com/

Parking Details:
Free parking available in the Chardonnay shopping center parking lot and on the street.

Public Transit:
wheels #10 & Rapid

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Terra Mia Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (24)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Authentic (21)
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Good for Birthdays (20)
Special Occasion (17)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Casual (16)
Romantic (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Worth the Drive (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Cozy (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Business Meals (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Fun (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent staff, excellent food. I love this restaurant!!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 3 days ago

Terra Mia is great. Our server was pretty lousy, which was odd, but otherwise great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

We don't always go to Terra Mia but when it's a special occasion we almost always do. The food is great, but Francesco always makes us feel so special and like family. Francesco actually brought a red rose for my wife Tina to celebrate a belated Valentine's Day - such a thoughtful and classy move.

Love Francesco like family.

Ken

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

All four of our entrees were not well prepared and were barely edible
The food used to be good but it has severely declined
We not not be returning.

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·Dined 4 days ago

DISGUSTING! Waiter couldn’t remember order. Brought me wrong thing. Returned w/what I originally asked for. Food had absolutely NO taste. Charged $9 for Caesar salad appetizer w/4 croutons and old wilted romaine lettuce. I have the pic to show! Food tastes like it came out of a jar

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

The food was great they had some different menu items very good

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Ambience, Service and Food was excellent
Did not feel rushed even on Valentines Day inspire of the fact the restaurant was overflowing with guests

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Cozy, Healthy, Fun, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

My reservation was at 7:45pm. When we arrived we were told they overbooked and did get seated until 8:15pm. There were s number of couples that had earlier reservations but were still waiting. I suggested to the receptionist that they offer appetizers to all the waiting couples. She said she would check with her Manager but no follow through?

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

I had a 7:15 reservation as we were not seated until 8. The guests were very rude and loud to everyone including the staff around us which disturbed the overall ambiance. The kitchen forgot about our food and we were barely eating at 9:30, the food was okay but not worth the price. By the time we left the restaurant it was nearly 10:15. When I found out that we had to order from a Valentine’s menu that cost $69 a person, I tried to cancel and was told no due to it being lazy minute. I understood that, but having to wait 45 minutes to finally be seated and not to get any type of discount or free beverages seemed unreasonable. We have been to Tera Mia before and really enjoyed it and thought the food was delicious, but do not plan on coming back for a Valentines dinner.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

Was crowded but it was valentines day. They were running a little behind but they were so polite and professional that we didn't mind. And the food. My goodness the food was amazing

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

The food is great but it is abit pricey on Valentine’s Day

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2018

A really nice neighborhood find away from the Livermore Main st parking grind.
Solid classic Italian meal choices. Close tables but still not too loud for intimate conversations. We'll be back.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Over-priced for quality of food. One of the worst dishes of pesto pasta I have ever eaten.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Have been to the rest. five times and have never been disappointed. Always good!

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The restaurant was larger than we expected and nice ambiance. However, we found it to be a little dark and quite loud. Service was very good and staff was friendly. Text on the menu was small and hard to read, especially with the low lighting. Food was okay - nothing special. The prices weren't horrible, but given the overall value for us, we will not be back.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Terra Mia's cuisine was excellent on our first visit and continues to improve with each successive dinner we enjoy there. Even old standards reveal particular attention. For example, gnocchi with gorgonzola sauce were surprising because the gorgonzola does not dominate but instead lets other flavors come through as well. The caponata Siciliana is as robust and authentic as you could hope for. The veal saltimbocca balances the many components more gracefully than in other Italian restaurants
The service is friendly and attentive. Everyone is part of a team that focuses on your comfort and pleasure. Most special requests are cheerfully accommodated.
Terra Mia is not nearby for us, but the dining experience assures us that it is always worth the drive.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Good food. Good service. Always a pleasant experience. Clean bathrooms always a plus. Just wish they would train their staff to not call their guests “guys”. When I dine with my husband he gets aggravated hearing that. Please address your guests appropriately That’s my only negative comment

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We’ve been going there for years, always a great experience!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We enjoy dining at Terra Mia. I am particularly fond of the special menu items. Excellent service and great ambiance.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food, wonderful service and nice atmosphere. We enjoy dining there.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Exceptional food and service, great atmosphere, Very enjoyable evening.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

A hidden jewel, great food, Shawn our waiter did a great job. The food is always good at this restaurant!

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Very disappointing after reading the reviews. They had to be short staffed last Monday. Food was alright, but not recommended for foodies. Each of us (4) were satisfied with our meal, but nobody raved. The decor is very warm and enticing, but that shouldn't have been the highlight, though, alas, it was.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Good food at a good price. Restaurant is loud so plan to sit close. Nice atmosphere always busy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We were the only group/patrons at the time. They had just opened and the hostess would not allow us to sit where we wanted in front of the fireplace. We had a reservation and no other tables were seated the entire time we were there. It seemed very rude. The food was good. The hostess definitely impacted our experience in a negative way!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Celebrating Colleges acceptances

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The service was excellent (David) and we enjoyed the food as well.

Tags: Happy Hour, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The meal was delicious and the ambulance was festive. We enjoyed our visit with our friends.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Terra Mia is our favorite local restaurant. The food is delicious, and the special menu items are wonderful. We always feel welcomed and appreciated.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great place to have business meals and always satisfied.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Excellent food and service. Our waiter added to our special occasion, very charming. We always have a great experience here.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 10, 2018

The service was superior. Our waiter was very accommodating. The food was delicious and I loved the gluten free option. Thank you, we’ll be back. 👍

Tags: Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Another lovely dinner at Terra Mia!
The chicken was hot & cooked perfectly. I'll be back when I'm craving Italian eats!

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Always good food. Bartender and wait staff tend to have a bit of an edge to them, not overly friendly but good service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We went two years ago and it was wonderful the Gnocchi was like soft little pillows. This time the Gnocchi was like frocks, the polenta e fungi was horrible, the linguine pesto was awful. The only good items were the bruschetta and the lobster bisque. We were at a table of five and as there was four of us after about 45 minutes I had to ask the bus person to remove the service for the fifth person. Our server had so much cologne we had to hold a breath. It is way to bad as this used to be a good place to go.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went in the early evening on New Years Day. Was wonderful.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Wonderful New Years Eve celebration

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went there for New Year's Eve, so it was crowded. We were first seated at a two-top table very close to another table. so we requested another table and were moved to a corner four-top - much more comfortable. The food and service were outstanding. Thank you for a memorable evening.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Look this up with OpenTable and viewer the menu and nothing was said about it being a prefixed menu. The rissoto was cold and lacked flavor and we are rushed in and out. Not at all we expected. We will not be back

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent service and meal on New Year's eve. The wait staff was very attentive and did not rush you despite the busy evening.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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