t’s not just the food that has made Terra a favorite for me. (Although it’s a huge factor.) It’s the food combined with the exceptional service and the relaxing atmosphere. We love to sit out on the patio in the summer and watch the passers by stroll down Greenwich Avenue or inside in the winter months where the smell of the roasting chicken in the brick oven tantalizes your taste buds. I forget about time when we are there and we can just sit back, relax and enjoy. All these things combines makes Terra a top choice for us when dining out.
The menu offers something for everyone but I do have some favorite dishes. First up, the item I crave the most- Carpaccio of Beef with Arugula, Parmesan, Mushrooms and Truffle Vinaigrette. This dish is impossible for me not to order when we dine at Terra. It has ruined my ability to order carpaccio from anywhere else. Thats it. That’s all I have to say. Its amazing.
On a a cold afternoon, nothing beats the fresh Tomato Soup. It’s like sipping on silk. I make a pretty good tomato soup myself, (if I do say so myself!) but since I started eating Terra’s tomato soup, I don’t even bother to make my own anymore.
If you not in the mood for a traditional entree and would prefer something lighter, Terra has great personal pizzas. They are thin crust and wood fired right behind the bar. My favorite is crumbled sausage and hot cherry peppers and yes- they are hot!
However, if you are in the mood to dine on a full entrees, you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. But I do have two personal favorite dishes. The Veal Chop Milanese and the Roast Chicken. Terra does Veal Chop Milanese ‘right.’ If you are a veal lover like myself, you will know what I mean by this. It’s served on the bone, pounded paper thin, breaded, fried and served with lemon. It’s simple and stunning. We order this more than any other entree. But I can’t let it take away from how much I love the Wood Oven Roasted Amish Chicken. Its juicy, crispy, seasoned to perfection- it’s everything roasted chicken should be and never is. I can smell it as I write this and will inevitably crave it until I get to have it again.
I recommend Terra to anyone who is looking to have a nice night out and enjoys high quality food. So next time you are ‘on the Ave,’ as we locals say, don’t let Terra pass you by!
- Upscale Food: Italian, Mediterranean
- Good for Couples: (not great for large groups.)
- Patio in Summer: It’s not very big, but if you can snag a table during summer it’s a plus.
- Customer Service: Exceptional
- Location: Doesn’t get much better than being on Greenwich Avenue