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#367 of 2,349 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
North End
Italian, Contemporary
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98 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-2222 (Parmenter)
(617) 523-3112
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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27 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

So disappointing-- service was awful. Restaurant was completely full on a busy summer Saturday night. With just one waiter taking orders. Worst acoustics!! Couldn't hear ourselves over the noise. Entrees dropped in front of us and tried to order a second glass of wine but that proved impossible. Waiter never spoke to us after taking our order. Food average but... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Terramia caught my eye because the offer gluten free pasta. We went earlier in the evening so it wasn't crowded (there are only like 10 tables), which was fine with us. We had just gotten into Boston and hadn't eaten since early that morning, so we were both starving. We tried the carpaccio di manzo for an appetizer - tender,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i was hoping this would be a cool spot in little italy. Unfortunately, it was very boring bland southern italien food. Limited menu with strange pairings. My husband ordered a pork ravioli with pork sauce that literally looked like mud had been poured on it. i had a pasta vongole with 6 clams that were rubbery. skip it

Thank Reggie C
Santa Cruz, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose this restaurant as it looked to have the most traditional style Italian menu of the others in the immediate area. I had the tasting menu, my girlfriend had the pollo marsala. Everything had a clean, good taste, but nothing jumped out. So, I'd say it was on the expensive side for the meal.

Thank MarcSantaCruz
Denver, Colorado
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252 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this place by walking past it and it looked small and perfect for an excellent kitchen. I wasn't wrong and was glad I found Terramia. The food is delicious. I can't even describe how delicious. Service was perfect as well. The perfect mix of European dining in a US city. The place is very small, so reservation is required.

Thank thenitai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An Italian with a gluten free and vegan pasta special? !! Some mistake surely! Nope it's true and delicious too! Service and knowledge of menu excellent and our server was from London so even understood Scots

Thank 72jimmy
Easley, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Amazing food and atmosphere! The place was small but cute and bustling with activity. The wait staff was excellent and our food was perfectly prepared. We will certainly visit again the next time we're in Boston!!!

Thank Rome22416
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We enjoyed the oysters ($1 apiece). All the food was fresh and tasty. I rarely find a Bolognese that satisfies me, but theirs was among the best I've ever had. The wines were good. As to price, they aren't cheap but are reasonable.

Thank LeaveTheMenu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I had the most romantic weekend of our lives in Boston and dinner at Terramia was an amazing way to cap it off. The restaurant is cozy and romantic. The food was spectacular. We will certainly visit again the next time we're in the North End!!!

Thank Roger F
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

This place is lick the plate FABULOUS!!! My husband and I have been flying into Boston now for the past five years to visit family and this is the most wonderful restaurant ever. There are only about 10-11 tables. It is very small and intimate. The food is delicious. The staff knows their stuff and is very friendly. We won't... More 

Thank Kristen C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$60 - $80
Italian, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
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: (617) 523-3112

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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.