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The Osteria Chiara staff includes members of three families. Together we grow, gather, procure and purchase the finest ingredients available for each special Italian style dinner that we present. We create an inviting, cozy ambiance for your dinning experience and we strive to serve you with attention to detail. Dinner always includes antipasto, zuppa, pesce, home-made pasta, insalata, secondo, cheese plate, dolce and more. We serve our food on ceramic dinnerware that our resident potter creates. Please join us for a completely unique “Cena tradizionale Italiana”! EMAIL: 4osteriachiara@gmail.com for reservations and directions.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Seven Days article about Osteria Chiara: Alice Levitt from Seven Days joined us last Saturday and wrote this article about her Italian/Vermont experience.   Here is the link- 

Secret Eats From Norwich's Osteria Chiara al Forno 


We are preparing for the next Osteria Chiara dinner event Saturday December 6th. We are full for Saturday but can take reservations now for the Saturday, January 10th dinner.

                                                                              Holiday table at Osteria Chiara

Starting in February we are having the dinners on the first Saturday of each month if you want to plan ahead and get your reservations early.

Linda's baked Pears!

                                                                         Karin's pottery display before the snow!

Friday, October 10, 2014

We had a an enthusiastic group of diners last Friday evening. The Cream of Celery soup and the Beef Barolo on Polenta seemed to be crowd pleasers.
This coming Monday, October 13th, Osteria Chiara's Steve Ferraris will be teaching a Ragu Bolognese class at the Lebanon COOP's Culinary Learning Center. You get to learn hands-on and you get a delicious dinner! Hope to see many of you there.
Ragú Bolognese
Monday, October 13, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Hands-On Class
Instructor: Steve Ferraris
Cost: $40 Non-member, $36 Member

Learn the ingredients and steps to prepare classic Ragù Bolognese. Fabulous on pasta or take your lasagna to another level! Bolognese takes time, so while the sauce simmers we will make fresh ricotta and fresh pasta dough to create Lasagna Bolognese.
To Register
All Co-op classes take place in the Culinary Learning Center located in our Lebanon StoreCome to class prepared to learn and eat! All classes include extensive samples or a meal. Register and pay for the class at either the Hanover or Lebanon Service Desk or by phone at (603) 643-2667. Payment is expected when you register and confirms your place in the class. 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

The Beef stew in Barolo wine is simmering and the pasta fresco, called Strozzapreti, is made for tomorrow night's extravaganza!
Molly twisting the Strozzapreti!

We look forward to serving all our guests tomorrow evening. Buon appetito!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Welcome to Osteria Chiara! Perhaps you are reading this because you saw the article about us in Upper Valley Life magazine's September-November 2014 issue.

We are preparing for an exciting evening THIS Friday,  October 3rd! This is a one-time Friday dinner. Usually we have the dinners on Saturday evenings but this week it's Friday. We still have a few seats if you want to have the "Osteria Chiara experience".
For reservations email us at    4osteriachiara@gmail.com
The secondo, or entree, this week is a Piemontese classic, Beef braised in Barolo wine.
Hope to see you here and buon appetito!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

We all had a great dinner in June, enjoying gorgeous summer weather and good company and my favorite dish of the night, the Italian Pesce Crudo, otherwise known as ceviche! The crudo included Red Snapper, Swordfish and Sea Bass. Our next dinner is coming right up on Saturday, July 12th. We are all very excited about welcoming our guests, as is the Osteria Chiara custom, with freshly baked wood-oven pizza as the first of many antipasti.

Now for the big news! Instead of having our usual first Saturday of the month dinner in August, we are having a very special event on Sunday August 10th. Our friend and Steve's musical colleague, the extraordinary Italian pianist/singer/songwriter Raphael Gualazzi will play a special concert at Osteria Chiara. Raphael has established himself as a prominent artist on the European circuit over the last four years. Don't miss this special opportunity to experience his prowess up close and personal on Sunday August 10th. Also, the pizza oven will be fired up and cooking pizza.
You can email us for more details at  4osteriachiara@gmail.com
(Make sure you click on the links below to here Raphael's music)

Subject: Osteria Chiara presents Raphael Gualazzi in Concert! 
The Reality and Fantasy Vermont Tour

Italian pianist/singer/songwriter Raphael Gualazzi in concert Live in Norwich, VT

We have always tried to give our guests an authentic Italian dining experience at Osteria Chiara.
We now have the opportunity to offer you a truly authentic Italian musical experience by presenting our friend and Steve’s musical colleague Raphael Gualazzi in concert at the Osteria in August for an evening/afternoon of virtuoso piano playing and original music by this extraordinarily talented musician.
Raphael is now very popular in Europe based on his winning the Italian San Remo singer/songwriter contest in 2010 and then representing Italy in the Eurovision contest in 2011. He was the first Italian invited to the Eurovision contest in 14 years and he placed 2nd!
Here is a link to his Sugar Records (Milan) EPK video:
Here is Steve’s favorite song called “Tuesday” from the Reality and Fantasy CD
As one Osteria Chiara patron said after listening to Raphael:
So amazing! A real showman; very captivating, classy and playful- not to mention complex musically!... Bravo 
So mark your calendars now for Sunday August 10th for an outdoor, intimate musical experience with the Raphael Gualazzi Quartet including Osteria Chiara cook Steve Ferraris on percussion, John Rivers on bass and Gabe Jarrett on drums.
Also, Osteria Chiara wood-fired oven pizza will be available before and during the show.
There will be lawn seating for picnic blankets and bring your own folding chairs.
Parking is at Farrell Farm Road entrance.
There is an audience limit based on sight lines to the stage. Advance purchase of tickets in recommended.
Sunday August 10th  5:00pm (gates open at 4:00pm)
To order Tickets-email 4osteriachiara@gmail.com  or call 802-649-5136
Tickets Advance purchase $25 includes parking
                          Day of show  $30 includes parking
                         Under 18   $15  Children under 12   Free

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

                                                                   The owner, Chiara piccolina
                                                             Pizza Margherita nel'Osteria Chiara
                                                                  Osteria Chiara Pizza Forno

Monday, May 12, 2014

Our May dinner was, by all accounts, one of our best efforts to date. 
We have just a few seats open for June 7, and our summer dates have been decided: July 12 and August 2. Please reserve now so you won't be disappointed! Reminding you we offer the least expensive trip to Italy you will ever take. As you arrive in our backyard we await you with culinary delights and surprises straight off the best Italian menus and beyond. We feature many local products and this summer we hope to be harvesting many items right from our own garden. Steve has been taste-testing many menus since last month's extravaganza, and is continually inspired by what he finds in the marketplace near and far. Linda's desserts continue to amaze and delight, whether she's featuring the fruit in season, another tantalizing morsel di cioccolato or her panna cotta - a favorite of many. The wood-fired foccacia last month was the best yet. After two and a half years, we are all still in the midst of perfecting our arts. Hope you can join us soon. Bring your friends, plan your evening. For our repeat guests - we again thank you for your support and enthusiasm. If you haven't visited us yet, it's high time you come find out what everyone has been talking about.
                                                            Antipasto- Cinque Sapori