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Terraferma Restaurant: the Signature Flavours of Italy

by Giulia Minero

Milan-based restaurant Terraferma combines class and sophistication with a contemporary, welcoming ambience. Its success is also owed to the high quality of its gastronomic offerings, a must-visit destination for discerning palates. If you’re a connoisseur in search of a superb meat or fish dish, then look no further, Terraferma (opened in 2010 by brothers Massimo and Franco Gallo and by Chef Giovanni Solimando) is the place for you! Dishes featured on the menu, though varying according to the season, all have one thing in common: the quality of their ingredients. Infused with a touch of flair and inspired by Lucanian-Calabrian influences, its chef Giovanni offers a truly sublime surf and turf menu, enhanced by an array of totally delicious pizzas baked in a wood-fired oven. His most popular antipasti include a salad of prawns and squid with poached vegetablessautéed shrimp and porcini mushrooms with toasted bread, baby octopus topped with fresh tomato fillets and polenta, a raw fish platter, a Mediterranean dish and specialities from Calabria. First course standouts include ‘tagliolini with sea urchins’, ‘scialatielli alla ‘nduja’, ‘spaghetti alla Giovanni and gnocchi in a porcini cream sauce’. Alternately the main course menu offers dishes such as the restaurant’s Fiorentina, ‘costata all’antica’ and the restaurant’s highly sought-after chateaubriand cooked on a lava stone with a side of vegetables. Its desserts are equally enticing with must-trys including an Aspic of mixed wild berries, a blissfully sinful chocolate dessert, hot apple strudel topped with vanilla ice cream and ‘salame al cioccolato’. The unique flavours on offer are accompanied by an astute selection of Italian wines purchased from both small and large producers across Italy, champagne and a selection of excellent liqueurs. The kitchen is open until 1am to cater to the needs of post-theatre diners.

Via Melchiorre Gioia, 63
M2 (green line) Gioia
T: +39 02 67382378
www.ristoranteterraferma.it

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