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Terramia

$$$$
North End
Italian, American, Seafood, Contemporary
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98 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113 (Parmenter)
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.
(617) 523-3112
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
One of the BEST Italian meals ever.

Six of us walked into the Italian area and just started to read the menus posted outside restaurants. We like the look of it, asked how long before a table, 20 minutes, so we waited and thank goodness we did. We started with fried artichokes, really good.The mussels dish was excellent. I had pork... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
TourLeader22
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Vancouver/Whistler
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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117 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Vancouver/Whistler
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Six of us walked into the Italian area and just started to read the menus posted outside restaurants. We like the look of it, asked how long before a table, 20 minutes, so we waited and thank goodness we did. We started with fried artichokes, really good.The mussels dish was excellent. I had pork Osso Buco over polenta, to die... More 

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Dallas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We were in Boston and had a great experience here. Larger than life Maitre D. Had a great charcuterie. Excellent steak florentine. Highly recommend

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Clinton
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I travel to Italy three to four times a year and understand very good food. This restaurant is as authentic as any Italian restaurant I have ever eaten in. The flavors are rich and the textures are perfect together. We started with the Mista salad which was a great choice as it was light yet flavorful. I had the spaghetti... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Visited Terramia this past New Year's Eve for dinner for 6. Although we had to wait past our reservation time, it was clear why the wait; dining is never rushed, and most patrons love to linger because they just feel that comfortable! The food is the most delicious! My husband ordered a seafood dinner that was not on the menu,... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We haven't skipped a dinner at Terramia in the past 3 Boston trips. The food is absolutely incredible. The staff is wonderful. Definitely make a reservation and show up on time! Terramia is our classic go-to spot for every visit!

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Albany, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We had the same experience as the previous reviewer with the wait. Normally this isn't a huge issue, but the restaurant is very small and there is no where to wait without hovering over someone's table. We had a few drinks from a bar across the street and were seated 45 minutes after our reservation. They claimed it was due... More 

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Birmingham, AL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We had 7:00 p.m. dinner reservations (which they called to confirm that we would be on time the day before). We were a few minutes early, whereupon we were told our table would be ready in a moment, they just presented the bill to the previous customers. At 7:15, we again asked how much longer and were told the same... More 

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Marshfield, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I've taken my very best friends and customers to Terramia and never been disappointed. The food is as good as any I've had in Italy or at Maria's house in Revere. Authentic, rustic and full of North end charm. That includes having a drink across the street while waiting for a table. Last time I was there I was disappointed... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We were at the Boston Harbor with our daughter and two teenage grandkids. The appetizers were a good size and very delicious. The main courses were also very good and filling. It is a small corner restaurant, but quite nice and clean. The staff were very good. As in most larger cities and touristy areas, the meal was a bit... More 

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Greer, South Carolina, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The restaurant is small so make a reservation. The service was great from start to finish, we waited for nothing at all. We had the rigatoni and pork shank, both were fantastic, seasoning was excellent. If you want a great meal, come here for a nice evening.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 98 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113
    (Parmenter)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighborhood: North End
  • Phone Number: (617) 523-3112

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 60 - 80
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?