A true gem among all those rhinestones in the North End, this rustic but cozy trattoria with stucco walls and beamed ceilings specializes in creative interpretations of Italian classics. Behind Terramia’s pane-windowed storefront on Salem Street is a busy 39-seat trattoria decked out in linens, candlelight and paintings of the Italian countryside.
Like the cuisine here, the atmosphere is elegant yet understated. Over the Years, the inventive and beloved restaurant has done a great deal of convincing. You’ll find creative interpretations of seasonally-based classics here. But come early because you won’t be alone.