Eataly’s newest restaurant opens its doors today, giving visitors to the Italian food emporium access to its third floor and plenty of wood-fired dishes, barrel-aged beers, and skylight views. Terra is the fourth full-service restaurant to open at the Eataly complex, and its third-level dining space has a greenery-filled open format with a designated barrel-aging room, as previously reported.
The opening of Terra comes about five months after the first two levels of Eataly opened, filling Back Bay with so much pasta, cheese, pizza, meat, and assorted Italian products. The other full-service restaurants in the complex are La Piazza, La Pizza & La Pasta, and Il Pesce.
Terra’s menu features seasonal dishes of shareable plates crafted by chef de cuisine Dan Bazzinotti (Eater Boston’s 2015 Chef of the Year), who is an alum of Bergamot and Bisq. The dishes take the name of the restaurant to heart: “Terra” means “land” in Italian, and the menu draws upon earthy ingredients for a lineup of dishes that feature seasonal products.
Dishes include charred asparagus, lamb meatballs, and pork sausage, along with an assortment of bruschette, pasta, and hearty meat entrees, such as marinated grilled sirloin steak and grilled quail. There are seafood options as well. Terra’s beverage program features beers that have been barrel-aged in house, wine, and herb-infused cocktails. Terra is open from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week.