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#353 of 2,370 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
North End
Italian, Contemporary
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98 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-2222 (Parmenter)
+1 617-523-3112
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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104 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was touted as the best Italian restaurant in Boston on social media sites I checked but I would only go so far as to say it was very good. Sort of a small bistro setting along a busy, narrow street within walking distance of Paul Revere's house and other Freedom Trail sites in the vicinity. Quaint feeling with... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

We chose Terramia based on reviews that the restaurant accommodates gluten-free menu needs. Unfortunately, it was just the typical gluten-free pasta offering and little else (no gluten-free bread, no dedicated GF menu, no extra care from the staff). My stomach was off after the meal so I suspect I may have been exposed. The mista salad was very fresh and... More 

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Burley In Wharfedale
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Pleasant evening with satisfying meal of well-cooked and fresh ingredients; good stable range of Italian standards, with friendly service in a comfortable room. Prices standard for Boston North End.

Thank Derek T
Memphis, Tennessee
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181 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

What can I say? Two poeple with tip was $136.36 with a couple of glasses of wine. Food? Average. Pasta overcooked.

Thank ShepF_13
Boston, Massachusetts
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282 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Like many restaurants in the North End, Terramia has tight quarters which makes it nice and cozy. It can get noisy because of the space. However, the food and service are very good. Made a reservation which I would recommend. We had the Spinach Salad which was excellent as well as the Octopus(thinly sliced octopus which was delicious). The main... More 

Thank J0hnPM10
Ottawa, Canada
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145 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

We were happy to find a table for four on a busy Sunday evening. The restaurant is small and cozy but we did not feel crowded at our table. We had found the servings in Boston to be quite large, so we limited ourselves to two shared salads and an entre each which was just right as far as quantity.... More 

Thank Hawkhardt
Westport, Connecticut
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

It was very cramped space. Unfortunately we had a very loud table next to us which even annoyed the waiters. The food quality and taste varies by dish. The linguine and clam lacked taste. More salt and several portions of grated cheese helped but still disappointing. With so many options close to this location, probably won't be returning.

Thank AJMcma
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Just a block or two off of the main drag, but top notch. We were in Boston to drop one of our kids off for college, and caught up with some friends we hadn't seen for years. We decided to grab some Italian food before heading to a Sox game. All of the restaurants on Hanover had lines, so we... More 

Thank PassTheFoodPlease
Boston, Massachusetts
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149 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Terramia is good Italian restaurant. It's small and cozy, service is friendly and efficient, and the food is tasty. The octopus carpaccio was soft and not at all chewy and had a very nice, mild flavor. The arancini was also delicious (fried rice balls). For a main I ordered the seafood raviolione which had shrimp and scallops inside with a... More 

Thank Dimitrios D
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Since we made a reservation (in the car on the way to the hotel on my phone, mind you) we walked right in and got a table. My friend is a vegan and they had different vegan options for her- new every night! We loved everything we ate and the atmosphere and staff were amazing. Wish we ordered dessert and... More 

Thank Kimberly F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$60 - $80
Italian, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-2222
  • 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: +1 617-523-3112

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in North End

Neighborhood Profile
North End
Wandering around Boston’s North End can feel like being transported to Europe. Stroll down Hanover and Salem streets for the finest Italian restaurants, bakeries, cafes, and a few boutique shops. Take part in the big debate as to whether Modern Pastry or Mike’s serves a better cannoli. Before your food coma sets in, make sure to stop by historic Paul Revere’s home, and follow the Freedom Trail to Old North Church and Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. Take a rest in a cafe on Hanover street and observe the quirky, European character of the North End.
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