A little bit about a lot of things – Pasta Flight

Recently a childhood friend of mine got married in Italy. With a new baby at home, we unfortunately had to miss the wedding. So for the time being, the only Italian flight I’m experiencing is the pasta flight at Terramia. I loved the restaurant, it was cozy and inviting. While they have been recognized with awards for their food, Terramia still remains authentic (no tourist trap here!).

Every Monday night from 5pm -10pm, Terramia will be serving pasta flights for $25. Mix and match 3 pastas from the following list: Read more

6 New Reasons to Dine Out in Boston

Monday night pasta flights at Terramia Ristorante
If the phrase “pasta flight” suggests grabbing a ticket to Italy, save your dough — and just head to the North End, where Terramia has introduced a weekly sampling series that lets guests choose any three pasta options for $25. Options include baked rigatoni with sausage and broccoli rabe, gnocchi with buffalo mozzarella and smoked pancetta and pappardelle with veal.

98 Salem St.; 617-523-3112


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How to eat spaghetti like a true Italian

When you think of Italian food, what comes to mind? For many, it’s probably a giant plate of spaghetti noodles, topped with a hearty meat sauce and a generous serving of juicy meatballs. Unfortunately, that dish you’re envisioning isn’t the least bit Italian. It may be a signature dish of many Italian restaurants in the U.S., but that dish doesn’t bear much resemblance to the Italian dishes that started our love for spaghetti, or the way true Italians eat the dish today.

I spoke with a few chefs and real-life Italians to get more of a feel for how it’s supposed to be done. What I learned was just how much we’re screwing it all up. Read more

Recent Hits – Boston Bites

Over the past few weeks, I’ve tried many new restaurants, but what jump out was Terramia.

flight_pastaOn Monday nights, head to Terramia in the North End, which hosts a weekly “pasta flight,” allowing you to select three of their beautiful, hand-made pastas.

Whether your opting for a classic Carbonara or feeling extravagant with truffle risotto, you can’t go wrong.

I tend to play it simple with Italian food, preferring the sauces and cheese to stand out the most, so I ordered the classic spaghetti con pomodoro, gnocchi amatriciana, and the aforementioned truffle risotto.

Each bite vividly reminded me of my days studying abroad in Italy.

lobster-frittersIf you can’t make it to Terramia on Monday, don’t be disappointed: any day you can order their famous, unique lobster fritters.

A decadent, tempura-esque dough is a pillowy cushion for fresh lobster.

With a sweet balsamic reduction and crispy sweet potatoes and leeks on top, this is a dish you didn’t know you can’t live without.

Endless Pastabilities – The Boston Food Journal

The pastabilities are endless…no really, they are.

Terramia Ristorante on Salem Street in the North End is serving up one of the best pasta pairings around.

Spaghetti, rigatoni’s, campanelle’s – any die hard “carbo” will understand the complexities involved in choosing just one of many endless noddle types. But why choose one when you can choose multiple? With the ‘Monday Night Pasta Flight’ at Terramia, you can mix and match up to three pasta dishes from their varied menu offering. Read more

Monday Night Pasta Flight

Terramia Ristorante Offers New Pick Three Pasta Menu


Who doesn’t love pasta? Yet, with so much variety in shape, sauce and add-ins, it’s so hard to choose just one! Beginning September 12th, 2016 Terramia Ristorante in Boston’s North End is ridding diners of the “pick one” pasta struggle, with its all new Monday Night Pasta Flight.

Terramia’s Pasta Flight allows guests to mix and match any three delicious pastas off of its new flight menu for $25 per person. From the hearty Rigatoni con Salsiccia, to the savory Spaghetti alla Carbonara, Terramia’s pasta flight offers up all of the favorites.

Terramia’s Pasta Flight will be available every Monday night from 5:00PM-10:00PM. Each flight is $25. Pasta options include:

Rigatoni con Salsiccia

Baked rigatoni with sausage & broccoli rabe, San Marzano tomato & basil sauce & Parmigiano cheese

Spaghetti con Pomodoro

Abruzzi style, spaghetti, San Marzano tomato sauce, basil & Parmigiano cheese

Gnocchi Amatriciana

Potato dumplings, buffalo Mozerella, red onion, basil, smoked pancetta, spicy Collina tomato sauce

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Spaghetti, smoked pancetta, sweet peas, egg & Parmigiano cream sauce

Pappardelle alla Bolognese

Pappardelle pasta, traditional ground veal, beef and pork meat, tomato ragù, basil & Parmigiano cheese


Chef’s creation of the day




Sweet potato & butternut squash-filled ravioli

Fall Dish of the Week: Ravioli Autunnali al Burro Fuso at Terramia Ristorante

I know that I am probably one of those unique individuals who enjoys eating sweet potatoes and butternut squash year round. Waiting patiently for fall seasonal foods to roll around just isn’t my forte. And neither is decision making. Determining whether I want a sweet potato ravioli dish or a butternut squash ravioli dish, can be a difficult choice. At least it was, until I entered Terramia Ristorante in the North End.

Sweet potato & butternut squash-filled ravioli
Sweet potato & butternut squash-filled ravioli

So you can bet I was first in line. Upon entering the intimate, classy Italian setting, filled with candlelight, white tablecloths and a warm atmosphere, I immediately felt comfortable and relaxed. Not to mention, it was slightly tucked away on Salem Street—away from the hoards of tourists. After ravaging the fresh bread (hey, it was a late dinner), I decided upon the “Ravioli Autunnali al Burro Fuso” —mostly because the description went something like this: “Sweet potato & butternut squash-filled ravioli.” The fall dish to end all fall dishes.

And it really was. The dish consisted of 6 very large raviolis. So large, in fact, I couldn’t finish the meal (and as you can see, the dish is larger than my head). The raviolis were stuffed with small pieces of fresh butternut squash and sweet potato. Unlike most ravioli you find elsewhere that has a ground up or processed filling, Terramia’s filling felt like the real deal.

But what I like most about this dish was, hands-down, the sauce. Most restaurants drench their pasta in an exorbitant amount of sauce in order to hide the less than desirable ingredients inside. If you’re like me and love Italian food, this can get old. But, Terramia’s amount of lightly drizzled toasted hazelnut brown butter sauce was juuuust right. The perfect accompaniment to the fall ravioli, the sauce had a sweet, honey-like taste, which perfectly brought out the fall flavors of sweet potato and butternut squash.

In addition, the dish was topped with sage and pieces of sweet mascarpone, Italian cheese made from cream—just enough to complement the dish. No one thing on this ravioli dish was too rich in flavor or (in my opinion) overrode the dish as a whole. But if you’re looking for something savory, this dish probably wouldn’t be your pick. It’s certainly sweet, but not too sweet. All of the ingredients blended together to create an autumn ravioli that was far and away the best I’ve had in Boston.


Pappardelle alla Bolognese Terramia Ristorante Boston North End

My 5 Favorite Things About Boston (and 5 Least Favorite)

“2. Food – You know I like food and I have been fortunate enough to eat at some delicious restaurants, so when I say the food in Boston is amazing, I mean it! The European food is especially delicious. There are some incredible French and Italian restaurants, the latter being my very favorite. I spent more time then I’d care to admit in the North End. My husband went on a personal mission to find the best Bolognese and I ate, well, everything else. Fried zucchini flowers, foie gras, carpaccio, bruschetta, truffle paste, seafood risotto, well, you get the picture. What was my very favorite? The dish that I dream about? That would be the truffle paste at Vinoteca di Monica. I love love love truffles and this is hands down the best truffle pasta dish I have ever had. And which Bolognese did my husband crown as his favorite. That would be the classic Bolognese at Terramia Ristorante. And don’t even get me started on the canolli’s and lobster tails at Mike’s!”