Welcome to Terra Marique

The name is from the latin and it means “by land and sea”. This name has been chosen to reflect the menu based on “land” and “sea” dishes. It is not the classic italian place serving pizza and pasta, but the idea is to introduce to Edinburgh other traditional Italian dishes. The cuisine is much more sofisticated and all the food on the menu is homemade from the bread, to the pasta, right through to the ice cream. Some of the products come straight from Italy, but most of them are local. The menu is seasonal, so it will change 4 times a year.

This is to guarantee the freshness of the products in every single dish. The owners Ilaria Torre originally from Puglia, and Fabrizio Babbucci from Tuscany, decided to take this adventure because, after 10 years in Edinburgh and their whole lives in the industry, they thought was the right time to step up! They have been worked in many places in the city to have knowledge of what people like and how propose their idea. The chef, Maddalena Fozzi, originally from Sardinia. She always worked in the industry as well. She left her home town very young and done her experience all over Italy, before to come to Scotland 5 years ago. After the 15 years in Italy and the last 5 in Scotland, she had all the knowledge to creat her own menu.


Fabrizio & Ilaria

Seasonal ingredients

We are constantly looking for the perfect ingredient, to give personality to each recipe and make it our own. A skilfully renewed Mediterranean cuisine, rewritten by our chef's imagination, with the addition of a pinch of internationality.

Each season a new menu, in which design and tradition come together, always giving great importance to the freshness and seasonality of the products. Always delicious aperitifs are accompanied by a carefully chosen wine list and, for your after dinner with friends, a rich selection of liqueurs and drinks. In each recipe we try to achieve the perfect alchemy of flavors, reinterpreting the great classics of tradition in a more modern perspective.

Taste and aesthetics come together, giving life to a continuous experimentation. A young and dynamic team, ready to welcome and advise you. From the service in the dining room to the bar and the kitchen, everyone plays their role with great commitment and professionalism, to make your experience at Terra Marique simply unique.

The attention to detail is reflected in every little thing, to spend pleasant moments in an intimate and welcoming environment, where you can always feel at home.


Excellent food. Friendly staff. Very comfy environment. Great for a romantic night. Will definitely visit again.

Amy Lam

Hands down amazing. The very best food we had during our stay in Edinburgh. Authentically Italian, the staff were fantastic. Will 100% be coming again then next time we visit

Zoe Domleo

Just had a wonderful meal here. The staff were so welcoming and friendly. The food was fresh, flavoursome and very tasty. One of the best meals we’ve had and at a decent price too. We will definitely be going back next time we are in Edinburgh. Thanks for a great experience.

Lisa Ormsby Edinburgh

36 Castle Terrace
EH12EL - Edinburgh
  • Wednesday-Sunday 17:00-21:30
  • Monday, Tuesday Closed