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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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Terra Mia will be serving a very special three course dinner menu from 5:00pm - 9:30pm.
Dinner guests receive a complimentary Prosecco toast and rose for your Valentine.
Our regular menu is NOT available this day. 72 Hour cancellation policy applies. Inquire for more info.

Terra Mia Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (27)
Authentic (26)
Good for a Date (26)
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Neighborhood Gem (25)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Casual (20)
Good for Groups (15)
Romantic (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Cozy (14)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Comfort Food (11)
Bar Seating (8)
Business Meals (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Great for Brunch (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Fun (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Live Sports (2)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 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 14, 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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·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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·Dined on January 11, 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 11, 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 9, 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 7, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 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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·Dined on January 2, 2018

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Wonderful New Years Eve celebration

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went for New Year’s Eve party with my girlfriend . Great food, service and music. There is plenty of parking. Had the Osso Bucco earlier in the week, so good!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

I have been there 4 times in the past year and have not been disappointed. The food is excellent and the service was outstanding.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2017

I took my wife here for her birthday. This was our first time here at Terra Mia. We walked in and was seated next to a large fire place that was burning. It was freezing outside so the warmth from the fire was great. Our server named "Sean" was the best!!!

Sean gave world class customer service and was always on top of everything. Sean made us laugh and knew in detail how everything was cooked and placed on the plate. We had questions about the food and what wines go best with pasta or gravy (red sauce). Sean was very helpful and made sure our time there was special.

Our food was great! We both took a bite and expected our food to taste like normal Italian food but we were shocked when it tasted like our old favorite restaurant "Cesars" in San Francisco, CA (unfortunately Cesars closed down after 80 years of being open).

From this moment we both knew this place was authentic Italian and knew we just found a gem. We both are looking foward to going back again and would like to thank Sean again for making our time there special.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Scenic View, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Nothing but wonderful service and great food. Shawn our waiter did a wonderful job

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Ambience. Fantastic food and service! My friend is hearing impaired and loud restaurant noice makes it miserable for him. The room with the carpet has several wonderful corners that were quiet which was just perfect for his hearing issues. That was great!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We visit Terra Mia about once a month - the food is good and the prices are a bit high but fair. This visit on Dec 14, we were a party of 5 with reservations. The restaurant was very busy, our waiter mentioned that they were steady then everyone showed up at once! It was loud. Service was a bit on the slow side, given the situation. Bar service was very slow, and I wanted to have my glass of wine with my meal and it showed up about mid-dinner. I think they were just overwhelmed with everyone getting there at once. Food came out a few minutes later than normal, but was very good! Our reservation was for 6:15 and we were seated about 6:25. I will go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great family restaurant excellent with kids good food and atmosphere.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

This wasn’t our first time dining.. the service is not so great. They take away your plate even before you were done. They rush and rush you. We had to literally grab the guys plate from taking away from us. It’s like they want us to be done immediately and leave. The food comes out quick so that’s a plus.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Thank you Manuel for the consistently phenomenal service!!!!

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on November 26, 2017

While the restaurant was not full, it had a good "hum" of people having good times together. Our threesome was a spontaneous need to eat out for a friends visit...He was thouroughly delighted with our experience, with the food, and waiter and was happy to pick up the tab...The next day he remarked that it was one of the most enjoyable meals in recent memory and was coming back for the calamari which he had not had this time.... We also tried a cordial after and one none of us had heard of nor tasted: Strega.... Incredible flavors. Great Evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I was so pleasantly surprised!! I will be back for sure. Hand made pasta!! Great service and ambiance. I will be back. Diamond in the rough. Great meal. Worth every penny. Even got two dinners to go! Lol.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Always a great experience to dine at this fine restaurant. It is a family favorite!

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

the noise level was a bit high for our "older" ears.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Terra Mia has been referred to us our Italian friends, so we decided to try it. Dinner was fine. Couldn't find an appetizer or salad that interested us, so skipped that. Decided to share two entrees, the gnocchi gorgonzola and vitello piccata. Both were very good. The veal could have been a bit hotter. Very limited dessert options. My wife had the chocolate carmel ice cream and I passed. The wine was almost exclusively Italian and very expensive. Had a not so good sangiovese. This is in Livermore, what about some local wine?

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This is our second visit in 6 months. The food is very good and authentic. Our server was new but she did a great job. We will be back soon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Casual, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Had the wrong time down some food was cold kinda rude

Tags: Late-night Find
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Really wanted to very much like this place (first time dining there) but the very slow service and extremely loud noise level prevent our doing so. Yes, our waiter did alert us that "the kitchen is really backed up" but there is something fundamentally wrong when an established restaurant this size and so popular can't handle a Saturday night crowd. And the room design is TOTALLY at odds with reducing the loud noise. We don't mind energetic dining but this was way beyond normal tolerance. All of this is just so unfortunate because our waiter was great and the food was excellent --delicious sauces and perfect pasta, piping hot and generous servings. But NOT worth the wait in that atmosphere.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We were seated at our reservation time ordered one drink and calamari receive the calamari halfway through then they brought bread to the table after appetizer we ordered dinner 40 minutes later we got our dinner vegetables raw potatoes were raw the waiter never once checked in on us our whole time they’re terrible service

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Birthdays favorite restaurant

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Dinner was fine but service seemed to be lacking. We never did receive any predinner bread. Starter was slow to arrive for two people (how difficult is garlic bread?). The waiter seemed to want to rush us out. Asked if we wanted desert before we finished our meal (pastry chef wanted to leave), then came back to retrieve the signed cc receipt and made some comment that he wanted to close out his paperwork so he could leave.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

WE go frequently to Terra Mia and we are never disappointed. They will accommodate special diets. And they have gluten free pasta which is cooked in a separate pot of water from regular pasta.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The decor is very nice. The food was wonderful. It could not have been better. Two teeny tiny complains, the main dinning area is extremely noisy and our waitress was in training. She was nice and attentive but she knew absolutely nothing about alcohol or how to pour wine. So, she was not perfect. Her "trainor" was very good. The puppet singing Happy Birthday made the evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

We went to Terra Mia to celebrate a family birthday. Our server, Sean, was attentive and friendly. His wine recommendations were spot on. The home made pasta dishes and prime rib were tasty and well prepared. We loved our evening there, and it was a special meal fora special occasion.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We hadn't been to Terra Mia for awhile. We were very pleased to find the same Italian owners and the same great food. If you are looking for an authentic Italian meal, Terra Mia is for you.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

If you love Italian food and atmosphere you will love Tera Mia. Always a great meal and never rushed out. From the people at the front to the people clearing the tables, everyone is friendly! Most waiters speak Italian which makes it even more authentic. If your not sure on what to have, the waiters are very good at helping you out! Being full blooded Italian, it's like being with family and friends while you have your dinner. If you celebrate your birthday there, you will be sung to in Italian by the staff!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Authentic, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Delicious Italian fare; service and check a little slow; accommodating meeting a special food request. Atmosphere enjoyable, but acoustics of the room make conversation a little strained when restaurant is busy.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Service was good. Table for 2 was too small. Bruschetta was incomplete, dry, no basil, couldn't see or taste any olive oil (chopped tomato and garlic on bread). The mixed seafood entrée was over cooked, rubbery shrimp. Tortellini was just OK. On the opposite end of continuum from Il Fornaio. Sorry, not worth the drive.

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