We’re brothers, Carlo, Raoul, and Anthony Momo, and it all started with Teresa Azario Momo, our mother, who was born in Bergamo, Italy, and our father, Raul Momo Marmonti who was born in Chile.
They came to the United States in 1960 and by the mid-1970's, Teresa and Raul opened the very first “Teresa” — an Italian specialty food store. We worked alongside our parents when not in school, learning how to cook in the tradition and heritage of our ancestors. That's where we both acquired our passion for fresh food and a dedication to provide warm and welcoming service.
In 1982 our love of food led us back to our roots and we opened “Teresa II”, the first restaurant in the Terra Momo Group.
We continued to create exciting dining experiences spanning cultures: Teresa Caffe, Mediterra, Eno Terra, a wine bar and restaurant. Our bakery, The Terra Momo Bread Company, supplies all of our restaurants. Whenever possible, we provide our restaurants with produce fresh from our own Canal Farm located in Kingston, NJ.
While the flavors and themes vary — from Italian to Spanish to Mediterranean — they all share the Terra Momo vision of quality, creativity and exceptional service.
Each setting has an individual sense of place. You can experience this, in the colors of our custom-designed interiors, the smell of our artisan bread, the taste of locally grown produce, the selection of carefully chosen wines (some of which carry our own label), the sounds of our music, and the care our staff provides, creating a vibrant setting for great memories with family and friends.
The Terra Momo Group continues to offer dining experiences with the common theme of earth, food, wine and, an enjoyment of life.
Our many doors are open and welcome you.