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#361 of 2,377 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
17:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One in our party was vegan; he was very happy to find ravioli stuffed with vegetables and it was delicious; the vegetables were not bland. They also served vegan bread. We have been to Terramia before and overall they offer very good Italian food.

Thank Dhanan
Wayland, Massachusetts
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212 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went here for dinner last night to end the Holidays. This is a great place to eat. It is quiet and romantic. We both had the tasting menu. I highly recommend this North End eatery.

Thank Steve S
Exeter, New Hampshire
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Just went here before Christmas. I was really disappointed with the overall experience. We were seated right in front of the door when there were several other empty tables open. Which you would feel the cold draft coming in. The food we ordered took a very long wait. It was way way over priced for the amount of food served.... More 

Thank LoganRyan1986
Rhode Island
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

My wife and I were in Boston to attend a concert at TD Garden. We chose Terramia because of its location and great reviews. We arrived at the time of our reservation and were immediately seated. It's a small place so we are seated next to another couple. Perhaps not the best arrangement for a heart-to-heart conversation but we would... More 

Thank upnatum
Honolulu, Hawaii
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104 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

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 

Thank 69jwjw69
Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 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 

Thank Cathy H
Burley In Wharfedale
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 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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190 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 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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309 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 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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143 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 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 

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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
USD 60 - USD 80
Italian, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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

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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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