Welcome to Terramia Ristorante!
A true gem among all those rhinestones in the North End, this rustic but cozy trattoria with stucco walls and beamed ceilings specializes in creative interpretations of Italian classics. Behind Terramia's pane-windowed storefront on Salem Street is a busy small trattoria decked out in linens, candlelight and paintings of the Italian countryside.
Like the cuisine here, the atmosphere is elegant yet understated. Since opening in 1993, Terramia has aimed to convince North End diners that there was always more to Italian food than red sauce. Over the Years, the inventive and beloved restaurant has done a great deal of convincing.
You'll find creative interpretations of seasonally-based classics here. But come early because you won't be alone.
Vegan, gluten free, child friendly options available
Nearly everything in our little autumnal-color restaurant kicks out tastes home-cooked and authentic. The simple, regional Italian cuisine includes rich, freshly homemade pastas tossed with equally fresh ingredients and risottos that come perfectly cooked and powerfully flavored. A newer favorite is Frittelle di Aragosta: fresh Maine lobster fritters and crispy vegetables in a balsamic honey glaze. The dessert list, once nonexistent, stops after Tiramisu and bread pudding, but who needs more choices than those? Read more
We are proud supporters of the Joslin Diabetes Center and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
This cause is very near and dear to our owner's heart! Carla Agrippino-Gomes has been committed to both these organizations since her son David was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes on his 1st birthday. It is her way of "thanking" the institution for taking incredible care of her son over the last 24 years.
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What customers are saying
"The food was wonderful, and so authentic - this is a little bit of Italy in Boston! Lobster Fritters never been better, Open Face Ravioli are amazing. The staff were delightful and the service just right."
"With its exciting, modern Italian menu, one of the North End's smallest restaurants delivers large culinary rewards."