Last weekend I headed to the North End to try Terramia with Blog and Tweet Boston. I'd been once before and had a great meal, but it had been awhile and I was excited see if it was as good as I'd remembered... and it was better! I arrived just in time to catch a bit of this festival before heading in.
Once we were seated, we enjoyed some prosecco while one of the servers who'd been working there for close to 15 years told us about the restaurant. Terramia was founded in 1993, and was one of the first restaurants in the North End to move away from the traditional "red sauce" Italian in favor of dishes that are a bit more creative and upscale.
We started with several appetizers to share including the tomato, basil and mozzarella salad, the lobster fritters with crispy sweet potatoes, leeks and balsamic honey glaze, and the fried zucchini blossoms with mozzarella and truffle honey. All three were amazing, but I especially loved the creativity of the lobster fritters and zucchini blossoms.
For dinner I ordered one of the house specialties, the grilled bone in veal chop with fingerling potatoes, broccoli rabe, and truffle porcini reduction. This was a huge portion, but somehow I managed to finish all of it - even after indulging in seconds of the appetizers!
The most popular dish in our group seemed to be the fig ravioli - several people tried this and they all raved about it.
For dessert we shared the bread pudding, flourless chocolate cake, and tiramisu. Bread pudding is always a favorite - and Terramia's take with caramel and ice cream did not disappoint!
The owner of Terramia has another restaurant just up the street, Antico Forno, that serves more casual Italian including pizza. After a great experience at Terramia, I hope to try Antico Forno soon!