We smelt this place before we could see it, and it was pretty hard to go past once we had got that whiff. We opened the door for a peek, and were greeted by a series of ‘Ciaos!’ and a wonderful cabinet display of sweet and savoury pastries and cakes. There is a wide selection of seating options – both high and low tables and window front as well as deeper into the restaurant.
There is a range of items on the menu; for a lighter, more inexpesnive option I would recommend the paninis (of which there were numerous flavours, or you could design your own) or if you don’t mind the splurge, the pizzas are fantastic! We usually opt to mix it up and share a few different things. The base of the pizza was perfect – crunchy and doughy and chewy, but not too heavy. There is a good mixture of both classic flavours as well as some modern, exciting ones. The pastries are also pretty decent, although I sometimes find them a little dry (no regular pattern to this though). We also enjoy our coffee, and as per usual the All Press beans deliver.
At the back of the restaurant there is a wee shop with a few different pastas and sauces available for purchase. Apparently Terra Mia hosts a few different events, for example a table at the Long Lunch as well as a regular gnocchi night are both items on their agenda!
Terra Mia (28 Buckingham Street)