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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.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Next Dinners- Saturday November 14th (Sold Out) and Saturday December 19th. 

To reserve email  4osteriachiara@gmail.com                             

For the November and December dinners we are hoping to feature some amazing ingredients from the       Tuscan Market in Salem, NH.  Stay tuned for information about the Steve's newest discovery for procuring the freshest and best ingredients from local and regional sources.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Arrividerci estate, benvenuto autunno!  Our next dinner we will celebrate the harvest of our garden fresh vegetables and other fall products such as fresh pears and apples from our mini-orchard.
Make your reservations early for this Italian style harvest feast on Saturday September 19th, 6:30pm
For reservations email 4osteriachiara@gmail.com
As always you will first taste pizza fresh out of the Osteria Chiara wood-fired oven, followed by an array of antipasti, then many more courses including soup, house-made pasta, salad, secondo (entree), a cheese plate, dolce (Linda's exquisite creations), caffe and more........ so even if you are vegetarian or have other dietary restrictions you will have plenty of delicious choices. Just let us know your preferences when you make your reservation.
Here is a link to the Seven Days review of our dinners...you'll have to copy and paste the link into your browser.

Here are photos of some of the August dinner highlights.....

                                                     Dolce of fresh fruits with mascarpone cream and blueberry sauce      

House-made lemon ginger sorbetto                                                                                                Italian and Vermont cheeses

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Next dinner is this Saturday August 15th! We will be featuring many fresh vegetables from our garden. As always we will have pasta fresco on the menu and wood-fired pizza tastes for antipasto.
For reservations you can email 4osteriachiara@gmail.com

Below is the new pizza oven that I built in July at my brother's house in Tennessee. Let me know if you would like an "Osteria Chiara" type forno at your house.

Monday, March 30, 2015

OSTERIA CHIARA presents a unique evening of
Rosso, Bianco and Blues- a 4-course dinner, artisanal Italian wines and
The Raphael Gualazzi Band in Concert
Saturday, April 25th, 7:00pm 

The Wilder Center on Route 5 in Wilder, VT   http://www.wildercenter.com

Osteria Chiara is presenting a special evening of Italian food and music called
“Rosso, Bianco and Blues” (that's red wine, white wine, and the BLUES - though the extraordinary Italian Pianist/Singer/Songwriter Raphael Gualazzi's repertoire covers much more than the blues.)
Video link:
Sugar Records (Milan) EPK
His fusion of influences span the gamut, from jazz to ragtime, classical to reggae and African roots, from Stevie Wonder to Stevie Nicks, and lots in between. Roll that up into one performer, and you never know what's coming next!  I've been reminded of the music of JJ Cale, Abdullah Ibrahim and Miles Davis as he plays on. 
Hailing from Urbino, Italy, Raphael is a consummate musician and extraordinary pianist. 
As a young boy, Raphael took a fancy to learning New Orleans-type stride piano and spent many years at the conservatory. Raphael is 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!
Raphael’s music is a compelling blend of Funk, R&B, Jazz, Blues, Reggae and more…..Original music steeped in tradition.

Raphael Gualazzi is coming to Vermont in April for the “Happy Mistake Tour”. He will collaborate with Vermont musicians including UVM Professor Steve Ferraris. Mr. Ferraris is also the head cook at Osteria Chiara. Italian Trumpeter Luigi Faggi will join Raphael as well as Vermont drummer Gabe Jarrett and Vermont bassist Robinson Morse.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Raphael Gualazzi live and up close. Soon you will be telling people “I heard him before the rest of the USA knew about him!” 

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
To order tickets email 4osteriachiara@gmail.com or call 802-649-5136
The price of $75 includes a 4-course Osteria Chiara dinner and concert in the beautifully restored Wilder Center - excellent acoustics ambiance. Dinner at 7:00pm concert at 8:30pm

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

We had a great mid-winter Osteria Chiara dinner in January. I described it as....."Quebec Winter Carnival meets Italy"

Upcoming Dinner dates are Saturdays, February 7th (Sold Out), March 7th and in APRIL (either the 11th or 18th) extraordinary award-winning pianist/singer/songwriter RAPHAEL GUALAZZI returns to Vermont from Italy for a VERY SPECIAL EVENT: DINNER AND RAPHAEL GUALAZZI CONCERT.
Osteria Chiara presents "ROSSO, BIANCO AND BLUES"- Red wine, White wine and Music, a four-course dinner followed by Raphael Gualazzi Band concert at the Wilder Center, route 5 in Wilder, VT.
Stay tuned for more details. CHECK OUT THE LINK BELOW. Many of you attended the Raphael concert here in August which was very well received by all accounts. Tell your friends and reserve early for this one!
RESERVATIONS- email to  4osteriachiara@gmail.com
Music critics say:
So amazing! A real showman; very captivating, classy and playful- not to mention complex musically!... Bravo 
Video link:
Sugar Records (Milan) EPK
Also scroll down to read the SevenDays Osteria Chiara review: (you'll have to copy and paste the link into your browser to access the full article)

                                                  The January Cheese plate on the new Osteria Chiara cheese slates!