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“Intimate, Family-owned, Very well-prepared food, Decent Service. $$$$.”
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Ranked #1 of 28 Restaurants in Westwood
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$41 - US$80
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Barlow Lane
Description: Chiara, a Mediterranean Bistro - is an upscale , casual dining restaurant which features a comfortable, well designed dining room and intimate eight-stool bar and an outdoor patio. This quaint suburban restaurant features a menu which includes multiple small plates, signature cocktails and seasonal creations.
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Rich, well-prepared, tasty, flavorful food. Brought out at the right temp. Their free bread and pesto was light and fresh.

Must try:
- Calamari: spicy peppers mixed in with perfectly fried, fresh squid. Yum.
- Lobster bisque: with pepper oyster crackers floating (so unexpected & good), leek, big chunks of lobster, and fried onions & bacon bits. Decadent
- Skirt Steak: perfectly cooked with delicious mashed potatoes.
- Burger topped with an egg. So well cooked with amazing hand-cut fries (salted and peppered well)
- Gnocchi Bolognese with braised beef and boar. Need I say more?
- Mocha Mousse Dome cake and gelato for dessert

The service was good. The staff was friendly and welcoming. The only two MINOR areas of improvement... 1) they got all our orders mixed up so we had to direct remind them "who ordered what" so that plates could be passed around. and 2) the timing between checking in, making sure they took our entrée orders so that we weren't waiting for too long for the next course.

We're looking forward to going back for another occasion!!

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1  Thank MerlineB
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

The food is never a disappointment! Always fresh and delicious. If you love wine fabulous wine menu as well as someone on staff always ready to help you pick a
favorite to pair with your meal. Steve and Michelle are always working hard to make sure no one is unhappy.. Please introduce yourself while you are there. They love to know their guests. You may find Steve going table to
table to be sure he knows his guests in case you forgot to stop and say hi. I would highly recommend trying this wonderful
restaurant in the small town of Westwood, MA you will not be disappointed! Hope to
see you there!:)

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1  Thank Donna B
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

I cant begin to describe the delicious food here. The best!! We had calamari, gnocchi app's, then the best lobster bisque soup my husband ever had. Everything was outstanding, the chicken. scallops etc. I cannot say enough about this restaurant. If you havent been here, your missing a real jem.

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1  Thank LHP
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

I have found that Chiara consistently has a high level of service and food.
You can always count on a great meal when you go there!

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1  Thank Wolverine132
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

We have not been to Chiara in a while so we decided to take my 91-year-old parents there for their 67th anniversary. We requested a quiet table, however, we were put in the front of the restaurant which had us worried. They tried to move us however, the back room was booked. Enter, our waitress, Tracey. What a delight! She was cheery, patient and sweet so we felt like we were in good hands. She treated my folks like royalty! We started with the gnocchi and the calamari as appetizers for the table. Both were absolutely delicious and nice-sized portions- the perfect size for 5 people to share. For dinner, two of us had the chicken. I am not one to usually get chicken when dining out, but this was everything Tracey said it would be-mouthwatering with absolutely yummy flavors in every bite. One of us had the pork chop dish. I had a bite. The chop was so thick and juicy and paired perfectly with a creamy, delectable risotto. Others at the table had the salmon and the cod which they also raved about-tons of flavor. All dishes were a nice-sized serving which made us full by dessert time. While we passed on ordering dessert, Tracey presented the table with a plate of cookies that had Happy Anniversary written on the plate. It made the meal! In the end, the noise level was not as bad as we had anticipated in the location we were sitting either. It is rare these days to find a restaurant with top notch service and food combined. We will definitely be returning!

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Thank BML111
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