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Terra Mia

4.3
1161 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Authentic
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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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
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Phone number
(925) 456-3333
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hillcrest
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Parking details
Free parking available in the Chardonnay shopping center parking lot and on the street.
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Public transit
wheels #10 & Rapid
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Treat Mom to something special! Terra Mia will be serving a special 3 course Brunch from 11am to 2:30pm and a special ala carte Dinner menu from 3pm to 8:30pm. Our regular menu is not available this day. Reservations are required. Please inquire for more information.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1161 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.3
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4.1
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined 5 days ago

Service was "leisurely" bordering on slow. While the menu read well, the food was unremarkable. Aside from the $29 prawn entree where the prawns tasted like ammonia.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

This restaurant is outstanding. The food is so authentic you feel like you are in Rome.

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1.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Server was super rude to us. Wine took forever and the food took even longer. Terrible experience.

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2.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Service was very slow as our server was also the bartender and didn’t visit our table much. We waited too long for our food and drinks considering it was lunch time and not very busy. My previous experiences at Terra Mia have been much better.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

The service was great. It was Easter Sunday. I ordered the veal piccata and it was just OK. I’ve been going to Terra Mia for many years and I feel the food isn’t as good as when they started out. I probably won’t order the veal again. I will go back, could have been an off day. Service was excellent and all the staff is very friendly and helpful.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I had veal piccata and my husband had cannelloni. Veal was a little tough and overlooked but cannelloni was very good. Wine selection was nice with several local wines. Place was crowded and pretty loud. Service was very good. Dessert was lemon sorbet and it was excellent.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Really liked our service from David. Food was very good. Noise level was extremely loud and made it difficult for conversation for a group of four.

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3.0Dined on March 19, 2018

good food, service was adequate. VERY dark in the dining room. Hard to see the menu.
Server seemed aloof and disinterested ie water not refilled, no specials discussed.....

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Best wait staff and food was amazing!!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Tops. Attention to detail, didn’t feel rushed, but also didn’t feel like we were waiting. Good flow. Wish I lived closer so that we could come more often.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

W celebrated my husband's birthday and had a special appetizer that Francesco and his wife helped to facilitate. Everything was delicious. Grazie molto!

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

We have been returning to Terra Mia for years now. This last dinner was the best we have ever experienced. The service was fantastic. As an example, we all ordered Caesar salads, the staff delivered the salads, and right behind them, the pepper grinder person, and the cheese person, water and wine glasses were never empty, and the food, as always was just outstanding. They are doing a great job, and the prices are good.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Delicious food. Large portions, specially for the main entry. My wife and I usually share an appetizer, main dish and dessert, and we are very satisfied, specially since they serve bread. With 2 glasses of wine we spend between $50 to $60.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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

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2.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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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1.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

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

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

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

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 15, 2018

Celebrating Colleges acceptances

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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