Santa Clara: Here's when Eataly's rooftop restaurant will start serving lunch at Valley Fair

Having successfully handled its first month of dinner patrons, Terra — the rooftop restaurant atop Eataly Silicon Valley, the epic Italian culinary emporium — will start serving lunch this week.

Beginning Friday, July 15, the open-air Westfield Valley Fair hot spot will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. As with dinner, reservations are a must, with bookings offered one month in advance.

The restaurant is built around a wood-burning Italian grill. Look for small plates — skewers of Arrosticini (lamb, beef or chicken) and Funghi Trombetta (king trumpet mushrooms drizzled with balsamic vinegar) — along with steak and fish entrees, house-made pasta, antipasti and grilled vegetables.

“Almost every dish touches the fire in some way,” Eataly managing partner Adam Saper says in describing the concept.

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A gin-and-tonic, made with gin from the Amalfi coast, is the cocktail of choice here, and there’s a “build your own” option. The wine list features 30 selections by the glass and more than 50 by the bottle.

Eataly Silicon Valley opened June 16 with much fanfare. This is the second West Coast market hall for the concept launched in Turin, Italy, in 2007.

Details: 2855 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara;