Terra Mia Italian Restaurant in Livermore, CA

Terra Mia - "My Land"

While "Terra Mia" for Teodoro means the Bay Area, Francesco and Daniele were born and raised in the south of Italy. They come from traditional Mediterranean families whose daily essence involves lunchtime "pranzo" - home cooked by mothers and grandmothers. Every day, the entire family sits down together to feast on fresh pastas, sauces, meats, cheeses and wine. Most of the ingredients are grown on their land and gardens, or gathered from the local butcher, cheese store, bread shop and fresh produce stands. This is the time for conversation, laughter, arguments and spending quality time with each other.

Daniele, Francesco, and Teodoro

Here at Terra Mia, we carefully prepare our dishes using only the freshest ingredients. Our food is made from scratch, like the trattorias and ristorantes in southern Italy. We make all efforts to purchase organically and locally to preserve the flavor and quality of our food.

We strongly support the Slow Food movement organization, which began in Italy in 1986. The nature of this group is to protect cultural identities linked to food and traditions. Also, for consumers to "slow" down and learn to enjoy meals while spending quality time with family and loved ones.

We are not a fast-food restaurant chain. It takes time to make our fresh pastas and entrees. We don't "precook" meals to serve quickly. Most of our entree dishes take 20-30 minutes to prepare, from when you order. We suggest enjoying an appetizer and glass of wine while you wait. We also understand our customer's lifestyles, long commutes, and busy family schedules.

So, we invite you to sit down, relax, and enjoy your food and conversation with your friend, partner and family.

Buon appetito!