Steve and I love eating at Terranova’s on Paramount Dr, right off of Highway 72, just before you get to the Providence intersection going into Huntsville. The food is as close to what we had during our trip to Italy a few years ago as we’ve found since we got home. The ingredients are fresh. The bread and olive oil/herbs for dipping are to-die-for. And, everywhere you look there’s something interesting to see. We’ve always experienced efficient service, and the prices are very reasonable.
We have been “for no reason in particular,” as well as for birthdays and anniversaries. I even treated my daughters and several granddaughters to lunch at Terranova’s several months ago before we headed to the Von Braun Center for a live performance of “Beauty and the Beast.” As you can see, Maggie LOVED her spaghetti. Maybe we will practice her fork-twirling skills in the future, but she certainly found a way to get that great food to her mouth.
Dan Oliver is the proud owner of Terranova’s. It is obvious that he spent plenty of time devising the menu, and he continues to seek out interesting decor items for his diners to enjoy. At first, he bartered with buyers in Italy for key pieces. Now, he scours antique stores looking for just the right touches to complete the atmosphere he wants to achieve. And, he does all of this while making a priority of spending quality time with his wife and children. We think he’s doing a fine job.
My favorite menu item is eggplant parmesan, but I’ve also tried a summertime version of fried green tomato parmesan that was AMAZING. I’ve recently learned that Oliver’s father grows the eggplants and the tomatoes in his home garden. No wonder they’re so good!!
I’ve indulged in dessert only a couple of times. The chocolate cannoli is very Italian, but my favorite has to be Mt. Vesuvius — a chocolate spectacular large enough to be shared with several friends.
If you enjoy Italian cuisine, I believe you will really enjoy Terranova’s. For more photos and information, check out this article I wrote for MilesGeek.com.