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Terra Nova

#1,596 of 14,299 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Quartier Latin
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17 Rue des Fosses Saint Jacques, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 43 54 91 33
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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Showing 32: English reviews
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The italian main waiter who served us spoke very little english but he did send over another waiter who did thankfully. He was very kind and explained in detail what was on the specials menu for today, I'm so glad he did.. The antipasti starter for two cost around 14 Euro's which was plenty. This had 3 selections of meat,... More 

Thank Mark J
Paris, France
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Being Italian I am always skeptical when eating in an italian restaurant in Paris. This one was a pleasant surprise. I visited this restaurant on the occasion of a farewell dinner with a large party that occupied the whole place. It is in this kind of occasions that you test the quality of a place - despite having to cope... More 

Thank fbonaglia
North Wales
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This was our third visit to Terra Nova and it didn't disappoint. I had the seafood linguine which was great, but the highlight for us are the two waiters, although they might also be the owners. They have such a natural way of making you feel welcome from the moment you arrive. Food and drinks arrive with a smile and... More 

Thank Paulie66NorthWales
Level Contributor
37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

The ideal small restaurant that, when full, becomes lively and full of joi de vivre. Speak just a little simple Italian and the one-man-show waiter opens up, happy that you have done him the kindness of speaking in Italian.

1 Thank R Keith M
Level Contributor
44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016

This was a lovely little authentic italian restaurent in the latin quarter in Paris. The staff was lovely(spoke italian), and the food was great. The only reason I cant give it 5 stars, is because I've had better Pizza before. This Pizza was good, but been traveling to italy 10 times before, I've tryed some of the best Pizzas ever... More 

Thank Kenneth M
Stockport, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We stumbled across this restaurant through necessity, as I wasn't feeling well and needed somewhere close to the hotel (Hotel Les Dames du Pantheon). I don't think we'd have found a better place if we'd looked for one! Even though I didn't have much of an appetite when I went in, I devoured a whole pizza - delicious! I'm fussy... More 

1 Thank Catherine R
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

Had the pleasure of dining here last Saturday and had such a great night. It doesn't look much from the outside but venture in and you will soon discover the warmth of the place. A truly authentic Sicilian restaurant with the nicest wait staff you could hope to meet. You will hardly hear French spoken never mind English as the... More 

Thank Stewby1
United States
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214 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

Not proving the TripAdvisor reviews wrong, this place is superb. We stopped in for an early lunch. The waiter was awesome, but they don't speak English, French, or Spanish. Only Italian. The Italian-based clientele are all locals and seem more than happy to help. An anti-pasta salad was dinner sized and had about six-eight items on it. I had an... More 

1 Thank Filipendulous
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93 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015

This restaurant was just up the street from our hotel (Hotel Les Dames du Pantheon) and when we couldn't get a reservation for the restaurant next door we decided to try this one. What a lucky chance! The food is exceptional and if we had been staying longer would have eaten here again. While the wine list is small, but... More 

Thank soxfanPaxton
Champs-sur-Tarentaine-Marchal, France
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015

I first ate here with my youngest daughter last summer and the meal was perfect - the owner had my daughter in stitches and the food was delicious. The following night after she returned to London I brought my husband and the experience was identical ... food great, service fun and engaging but ultimately professional and the wine (Italian) pleased... More 

Thank Fiona B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Rue des Fosses Saint Jacques, 75005 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Quartier Latin
  • Neighbourhood: Quartier Latin
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 54 91 33

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Quartier Latin

Neighbourhood Profile
Quartier Latin
The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life, architectural splendour and ongoing merriment. The small streets are filled with classical buildings, student bars and lively eateries while the squares are dominated by historic monuments. The area is defined by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which celebrates the great men and women of France. During the day students rush from classes to the library and intellectuals people watch from the terraced cafés. As night time falls the surrounding establishments fill up and the merriment really begins. The liveliest parts are around Rue Mouffetard, lined with crêperies and international street food eateries, and Place de la Contrescarpe characterised by terraced brasseries, this neighbourhood provides real nourishment for the mind, belly, and soul.
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