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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The North End Series Part 2 - Terramia

Our next visit to the North End took us to Terramia.  If you look at the Yelp ratings, they are pretty good for the most part, although this small restaurant doesn’t show up on many gluten free sites.

We were seated promptly and our waiter came over to take our drink order.  Cathy said it before I did.  “Excuse me, you don’t sound like you’re from Italy.”  In an English accent, he said, “No, no I’m not.  Now, How about some bangers and mash?  A nice Guinness will go with that, don’t you think mates?”

Ok, he actually didn’t say that.  He was really from England.  That part was true.  Not that it makes a difference, and we all had a good laugh, but that was the first time we ever visited the North End and were waited on by someone who wasn’t Italian.

On to the food.

The first course Cathy and I shared was the Capesante.  The three scallops were perfectly seared and just opaque in the middle.  A little sweet and just firm, this was a very nice starter. 

For my second course, I asked if the Chef could make two half portions of different items.  I got the gluten free Bolognese, and a special - pasta with shrimp and lobster.  That dish was good.  Nothing to write home about.  The shrimp and lobster were perfectly cooked as was the pasta, but I think it could have used something to brighten the dish…maybe some type of acid. 

As for the Bolognese, I thought it was quite good.  Thick and creamy, it was made with veal, pork and beef, along with San Marzano tomatoes.  The pasta was cooked perfectly al dente.  For me, it hit the spot.

The wine pours were quite generous, and we both were too full to have dessert.  The service was very good.

Overall, I liked Terramia, and I would recommend it to anyone visiting the North End.

1 comment:

  1. Next time, leave some room for the gluten free chocolate cake!