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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:
Brunch (New): Saturday & Sunday 10:30am - 2:30pm;
Happy Hour (New): Saturday & Sunday 10:30 - 4:30pm;
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5-9:30pm; Saturday 3-9:30pm; Sunday 3-8:30pm;
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11am - 2:30pm;

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:
Chardonnay shopping center parking lot and street parking available.

Public Transit:
wheels #10 & Rapid

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

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Terra Mia will be serving a very special three course dinner menu from 3:00pm - 9:00pm.
Those who dine with us at our last seating from 7:45pm - 9:00pm are invited to stay & ring in the New Year with us! 72 Hour cancellation policy applies this day.
Inquire for more info.

Terra Mia Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (28)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
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Good for Birthdays (24)
Special Occasion (24)
Good for a Date (22)
Casual (18)
Good for Groups (18)
Romantic (17)
Worth the Drive (16)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Cozy (13)
Comfort Food (13)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Notable Wine List (7)
Fun (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Business Meals (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Healthy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
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People Watching (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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·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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Terra Mia never disappoints!
A casual birthday dinner had great options for all. The Veal Marsala and Osso buco were outstanding as was the Italian Happy Birthday!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great food and even better service. Love this place. Make sure you make reservations. Real popular place. Good drinks.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I love Italian food! Terra Mia not only provides an array of options but just a great place to enjoy a good meal. The staff was very courteous and made sure we were doing great. We will be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

One of the best restaurants in Livermore. Consistent and delicious.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Our food was delicious as always. I entered the reservation about 20 minutes before we arrived & notated it was a special occasion “24 year wedding anniversary”. A bit disappointed nothing was said even during the dessert course of which we all ordered an item. The same thing happened during the last two birthdays for my husband. Not sure if OpenTable comments aren’t displayed for the restaurant or if they ignore.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The restaurant was busy on an October Saturday night but the staff was attentive and very friendly late in the evening. Food was outstanding.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Terra Mia is always a good spot to go before or after a show or after a day in the vineyards. The staff is always great (especially Manuel). The food is authentic and wonderful. Don't be fooled by it's location in a strip mall. It's a very different atmosphere inside.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We chose Livermore as a midway spot for us (coming from Oakland) to meet a friend coming from Manteca, and Terra Mia seemed one of the best restaurant options for lunch. It didn't disappoint: the food was great, and truly fresh, and our server was super friendly. The only area for improvement was the time it took our food to come out: all told, it was the better part of an hour between the time we sat down and the time we got our entrees, which seemed like a long time, especially given that the restaurant wasn't nearly full. But we weren't in a hurry, and it was worth the wait.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food at Terra Mia never disappoints! Always decicious!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great food selection and excellent service!

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·Dined on October 2, 2017

We had dinner outside, a bit quieter. Inside is impossible for conversation due to the noise level. As usual, food was great. My fav: Rollini Giovanni: paper think sheet pasta rolled with eggplant, ham, smoked mozzarella in a creamy tomato sauce. Great service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Amazing as always.

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·Dined on October 2, 2017

The servers were very attentive, the food very good. The noise level made it difficult to talk to people across the table.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

My wife and I go here every few months. Great staff, great food, good wine. and nice atmosphere. Can be a bit noisy with all interior hard surfaces.. overall best place for authentic Italian in the Livermore valley.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great food, great service. Very enjoyable evening. Took father in law for the first time and he loved it!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We met friends here for a very special get together. Food was wonderful. We ate outside, weather was perfect. we all agreed to meet here again.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Always a great experience. Great food, service, atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We have not been to Terra Mia in quite a while so we were pleasantly surprised to find out one of the owners was a waiter we had at an Italian restaurant in Fremont. The food was very good as well as the service. We will make it a point to go there more often, especially for authentic Italian food.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great food and service as always. I have several food allergies including gluten intolerance. Terra Mia does an excellent job accommodating my restrictions.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Time and again, Terra Mia is our favorite place for a great meal, on any occasion. Perfetto Francesco!

Tags: Great Beer, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Casual, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Terra Mia is one of the best restaurants in Livermore. In my opinion it is better than any of the restaurants along main street Livermore. The veal is excellent. The specials are always different and good. They have a good, inexpensive selection of Italian wines among the local varieties.

The location is several miles from downtown which makes it easier to park.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 31, 2017

We have a table for two for my birthday. had a little mishap with a spill but they were very attentive and briskly changed everything up and made us feel right at home .also a surprise singing from the waiters of happy birthday and a lovely dessert

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Food and service very good!
Middle of room tables way to noisy and busy.
Next time I will select a side wall table.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 28, 2017

It was alright. The food wasn't the most authentic in my opinion. I've had better and definitely had better for the price.

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Our meal was delicious, Service was perfect! We will be back. Thank you!

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