Terramia | North End, Boston

Raviolone Aperto: (minus the Ravioli of course) Gluten free linguine, sea scallops & shrimp, zucchini segments, lobster mascarpone salsa rosa

Terramia is small Italian Restaurant on the busy corner of Salem St and Bartlett Place  in Boston’s North End, just down the street from Antico Forno (both owned by Carla Agrippino). It has a small but amazing menu – offering modern twists on Italian classics that are constantly changing to incorporate seasonal produce.

I ordered the Raviolone Aperto (pictured above). As you can see the open ravioli were not gluten free, but they were able to substitute with their gluten free linguine which was amazzzzing. It was loaded with big shrimp and scallops in a creamy lobster mascarpone sauce.    A little bit expensive, but certainly worth it. Our waiter was knowledgeable about gluten allergies, and actually apologized that they only had one type of gluten free pasta that night, and siad normally there is a choice between ziti and linguine.

My mom ordered the Capesante Affumicate con Ciliege (smoked scallops – pictured below) which was delicious as well. It was filling enough to be an entree, but was actually listed under the Antipasti e Insalate section (antipast0 and salad).

Capesante Affumicate con Ciliege: Pan seared day boat sea scallops with a “potato leek risotto” roast corn, asparagus tips & pancetta caponata, cherry-wood essence, Meyer lemon beurre blanc.

I definitely recommend Terramia!!

Looking for other gluten free restaurants in Boston’s North End? Try Benevento’s, Nebo and Lucca.

Lucca in the North End – Boston

Last night I went to the well known Lucca, situated in Boston’s historic North End on Hanover Street. Lucca offers Northern Italian Classics as well as creative modern dishes. Their menu lists gluten free ziti as a substitute for any of their pasta dishes, but they can also alter other entrees to be gluten free as well.  Our server was well informed, and the kitchen was knowledgeable  about how to accommodate for a gluten allergy.

I dined out with my Dad and little sister in front of their large open windows on a sunny bustling Monday in the city. My food was delicious, and my family was delighted with their meals as well.

My meal pictured below – as you can see, I was so excited to eat it I forgot to take a photo first!

Prosciutto: Thinly sliced prosciutto di Parma, white balsamic marinated figs, frisée, piave vecchio, vin cotto

Primi (no photo, I ate it too quickly)
Brasato di Manzo: Fennel braised beef short rib, wild mushroom polenta, black truffle mascarpone

Chocolate Torte: Warm flourless chocolate cake, vanilla bean gelato