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Terramia

4.2
1215 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

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Terramia is an Italian restaurant in Boston that offers an exclusive eating experience. Always crowded with diners hoping to sample the adventurous Italian fare, this small restaurant is a great place to venture if you�re in the mood for something outside the usual lasagna or chicken parmesan. Terramia�s vibe is lively, a bit rustic and totally focused on the great food.

The menu is constantly changing to accommodate seasonal vegetables and fresh seafood options. Diners at Terramia can try open-faced ravioli, served with a lobster mascarpone sauce with scallops, shrimp and zucchini. There are plenty of vegan, gluten-free and kid-friendly options on the menu.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, European
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(617) 523-3112
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Luiz Prata
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Private party facilities
Our Private Function Options. There are numerous private party menus that can be created. We have 3 menu options. Menus are for reference and could be tailored to your needs. Only Sunday to Thursday
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Private party contact
Carla Gomes: (877) 676-6377
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Catering
Please contact us at http://www.terramiaristorante.com/contact/
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Parmenter
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Parking details
Terramia Ristorante validates parking at the Parcel 7 Garage,(formerly the Sudbury Garage), Entrance on Sudbury St., for the following rates: $1.00 for up to 2 hours, $3.00 for 3 hours - bring your parking ticket to the box office for validation stamp VALIDATION VOID AFTER 3 HOURS Parkers will then be charged the regular rate of $5.00 per hour for the FULL TIME the vehicle was parked. For Directions to Parking Lot visit us at: http://www.terramiaristorante.com/contact/parking/
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Public transit
From the T: Haymarket T Station ( green and orange Lines) at most 5 min a way: Cross over the Big Dig and take first street on left (Salem), we are located on left inside at 98 Salem St.
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Entertainment
Vegan, gluten free, child friendly options available
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wine
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
3.9
ambience
4.1
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on September 30, 2016

Fantastic food and wine. Vegan and Vegetarian friendly!

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5.0Dined on September 28, 2016

Awesome Italian- one of the best Italian restaurants I've been to. Have to get the bolognese here!

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5.0Dined on September 26, 2016

Got the three courses (All savory) for $40 menu, was great value. Was able to an array of things... The mushroom/truffle/goat cheese soup - so delicious; the bolognese- perfectly cooked homemade pasta; and chicken Marsala- delicious sauce. Only comment is that the caprese salad (on this menu) was nothing special. One piece of basil and just not much there. Could eat that soup for breakfast lunch and dinner though... And the staff was all very kind.

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4.0Dined on September 24, 2016

Great cozy spot....waiter was awesome...English fellow who was quick, fast, and confident.

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4.0Dined on September 19, 2016

Terramia is a lovely, cozy, quiet, authentic Italian restaurant that is great for an intimate date or two couples who want to visit. You can hear your conversation and your parties ' too. Great service, terrific pasta and meat and fish dishes. Loved the sample pasta dish. Great bread pudding and Tiramusu for dessert.

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5.0Dined on September 17, 2016

Excellent little spot in the North End. We started with the arancini balls and caprese salad for apps - very good! Everyone loved their dinners. I got spaghetti carbonara which was excellent - not heavy, nice light cream sauce. The place is loud and tables are close together but the food is good and service was fast.

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5.0Dined on September 15, 2016

This was our second visit to Terramia. It is a favorite spot in the North End of Boston. The food is out of this world delicious, the service is polite, informative, friendly, and very accommodating.
The atmosphere in this quaint restaurant is inviting, intimate, and romantic, but still good for business dinners. We celebrated our anniversary here, and will be back when we visit Boston again. Highly recommended.

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3.0Dined on September 14, 2016

Hard to pick thee spot in the North End, with so many good restaurants within feet of each other. But they had a chef tasting menu with items that I had planned to order anyway. Started with a rich mushroom soup, followed by light as air gnocchi, and ending with Pollo Marsala. The potatoes underneath were over cooked, but the sauce over the chicken helped that problem. I would have enjoyed more Marsala sauce and the chicken off the bone, but it was good, not fantastic. My tablemate ordered the bread pudding for dessert, good sauce, but the pudding lacked imagination .

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4.0Dined on September 7, 2016

Nothing but the best for the loved ones in my life . . .

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5.0Dined on September 7, 2016

Delicious. Had the $1 oysters and the Prix fix dinner for our anniversary date. Well paced, well portioned and delicious flavor. Only one waitress for the room so she was a little overworked but it didn't affect us at all! Awesome night.

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4.0Dined on September 4, 2016

Delicious Authentic Italian food; tables for two very close --- may has well have been table for four. Service was slow although we were not in a hurry this time I did not mind.

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4.0Dined on September 3, 2016

My husband and I were in Boston on Vacation. I am vegan, he is not. I was so happy to find a great Italian restaurant that was able to satisfy both our dietary needs. I had vegan ravioli (not on the menu), he had seafood stuffed ravioli. We both left more than satisfied with our meals. My sauce taste just like grandma use to make on Sunday. :)
Waiter and staff were friendly and accommodating. I highly recommend making a reservation.

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5.0Dined on September 3, 2016

As always, our experience was excellent - all around. Love that the staff has been there for many years and the food is reflective of the restaurant's continuing success.

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4.0Dined on August 29, 2016

We moved recently to the North End and have been trying different restaurants in the area. This is a very cute, small and intimate venue. I appreciated that the tables were not as close together as most of the restaurants in the North End. It felt like we had our own space without feeling like you're dining with strangers at your table! Our waiter was very friendly and informative. Food was spectacular! We have visited the North End for over 25 years and eaten in several places. My husband is Italian and hard to please food wise. We have our favorites in the area and now we have another! A definite must try for people looking for a great Italian meal!

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5.0Dined on August 28, 2016

Traveled to Boston for vacation. Referred to Terramia by a friend with local ties to Boston. Dined during Boston's North End St Anthony celebration. Terramia was a wonderful respite from the festival experience. Spent eight days on east coast and this was our best meal with the exceptional service!

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5.0Dined on August 27, 2016

The best meals I ever ate have been here!!! Makes me want to move from FL to Boston.

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5.0Dined on August 26, 2016

Lucked out finding a reservation at Terramia last minute on a Friday festival night.
We all wished we hadn't eaten all day so we could enjoy more of the dishes, we were so full didn't have room for dessert. Very nice.

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5.0Dined on August 26, 2016

My husband and I love Terramia and have gone for DineOut Boston the last two years. The menu they offer as part of the event is always excellent. We've yet to have a bad meal here.

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5.0Dined on August 25, 2016

Great atmosphere, outstanding food. Very quaint. We loved it!

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5.0Dined on August 18, 2016

the food was amazing,, the atmosphere was great as was the service too, we will be back

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3.0Dined on August 17, 2016

All I can say is that there was nothing to write home about. The food was lackluster at best. We came here for Boston restaurant week. Both of us ordered Lamb Chops - medium done. What came was closer to rare than medium. The meat was tough & chewy. Service was also slow & inattentive. When serving black pepper over our food, the server ensured that not only did the food get it, but so did the table as well as our clothes. I'm no food critic, nor hard to please, but this place didn't live up to what one would expect from any halfway decent restaurant.

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5.0Dined on August 13, 2016

What a great find thanks to open table and the wonderful people who take time to review a restaurant! Dined here on a very busy Saturday night and we were seated right away. As other reviewers noted the place is small and loud. We loved that! They easily accommodated my food allergies and the discerning pallet of our kids. The service and food were great & we had a wonderful meal. I would go again when looking for authentic Italian food in a cozy setting!

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2.0Dined on August 13, 2016

Food was okay. Service was uninviting. Small and loud place. Probably would not go back.

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4.0Dined on August 6, 2016

The had great taste but the price was high for what it was. The space of the restaurant is small. It was very noisy.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2016

Terramia is a fantastic restaurant. We come here every year when visiting Boston.

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2016

Delicious food, festive music, good wine list, VEGAN options! That last one never happens in the North End.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2016

This tiny space is authentic! The staff and food were wonderful and never rushed us. I would come back again and again!

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3.0Dined on July 29, 2016

Food was fair to good. Appetizers were great! Both pasta dishes were not cooked well. Did not achieve "al dente'" status. Very undercooked. Wine selections were good to very good. Service was very good and waitstaff were very accomodating & professional. Would give this spot another chance in a month or so, to give them an opportunity to acclimate the chef to perfect his pasta preparation skills. In fairness, sauces were very good and traditional "home cooked flavor" on the two we sampled.

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2016

Our delightful host held the table even though my friend was 20 minutes late and it was a busy night. The service was stellar and the food was delicious.

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2016

We enjoyed the Prix Fix menu that the restaurant offers on Sunday-Thursday for $40. Excellent choices and food was delicious.

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2.0Dined on July 23, 2016

Birthday dinner celebration. Louder restaurant we've ever been. After delivering our food we never ever saw the waiter again-- ever. One waiter to 15 tables. Finally asked the young guy filling water glasses for our check . Never again.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2016

One of my favorite restaurants in Boston, food is always excellent!

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2016

Terramia has always been a standout in the overcrowded restaurant scene in the North End as a stalwart that has obviously stood the test of time. It has a cozy, warm atmosphere, knowledgeable servers, and of course the food is consistently top notch.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2016

Wonderful, authentic Itslian restaurant. Small, crowded and noisy- all in a good way.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2016

We always love this restaurant. We took family from out of town to experience the North End and they raved at the experience. Their wait staff has been there a long time which tells me a lot about a restaurant. They also have seasonal specials which are tremendous. If they have zucchini flowers on menu they are outrageous

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4.0Dined on July 2, 2016

We were 10 minutes early for our reservation but the table was ready and waiting for us. Contrast this to our next night's restaurant where we had to wait 20 minutes for our table. Terramia is a small restaurant and if anything, would have a harder time controlling table turnover. The fact we were seated immediately shows it's a better run restaurant. Great food, great wine list. We would return here and given how many North End restaurants there are, that's saying a lot.

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2016

I had an open seafood (shrimp, scallops) ravioli - a sheet of pasta on the plate, the seafood on top of that, another sheet of pasta over the seafood (sides not pinched shut), covered with one of the best tomato sauces I've ever had. Many layers of flavor.

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2016

Was drawn in by the homemade gluten-free pasta. Was well worth it. Great place, food, wine and amazing service. Already recommended to friends. Will be returning.

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3.0Dined on June 25, 2016

Great location and European feel. Service was good but not overly warm. Food was spotty. Seafood ravioli was hint of seafood and large sheets of pasta drowning in tomato sauce. Pork dish was better but a bit over cooked. However halibut was quite good.
Think it's important to be choosy when selecting entrees.

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2016

Terramia is always great! Fantastic food and wine. We first found them about two years ago and it is our go to place in the North End. They always have an unusual delicious special and very accommodating about my food restrictions. Brought our friends here and they loved it!

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