A frequent guest has written about the experience of Osteria Chiara:
"The Osteria Chiara is a multi-course, multi-hour celebration of the tastes and cultures of Italy. Starting at the wood fired pizza oven, we mingle with fellow guests, some neighbors and friends, some new acquaintances, and peruse a sampling of Karin Rothwell's exquisite poetry. Palates wakened, we settle around four or five tables amidst tiny lights, floral bouquets scattered here and there, and the rising aromas from a tiny kitchen bubbling along behind curtains. And then the adventure at table begins, with wine flowing, conversation rising and falling, and course after course arriving, slowly, with ample time to savor and build anticipation for what is to come. The Osteria Chiara is a salon of sorts, where people passionate about food, local ingredients, and supporting local entrepreneur-artists, find a little piece of Italy, perhaps some new friends, and, always end the evening filled with the pleasures of the eating body and the beating heart."