In Terra, downtown Chowhounds have a newish casual Italian hangout for small plates (and a few large ones) with wine. On a menu from Manhattan restaurant veteran Roberto Passon, early standouts include a truffled pasta special and airy clouds of goat cheese in tomato sauce.

Photo of Terra's caprino alle erbe (goat cheese in tomato sauce) and roasted-cauliflower contorno by Mark Hokoda

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