Chiara Bistro

4.7
1811 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean

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About

Chiara is downtown dining in the suburbs. Conveniently located just 1.5 miles off exit 16B Rte. 128 on Rte. 109 in Westwood. Chiara offers outstanding seasonal selections of authentic Italian, French, Spanish and other Mediterranean cuisines. An excellent selection of unusual wines are offered along with a highly creative menu of seasonal cocktails.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Contemporary French / American, Italian
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Hours of operation
Sun: Closed Summer Sundays - Reopen September 9, 2018
Bar Menu: 4:30 - 8:30 pm
Full Dinner Menu 5:30-8:30pm

Tue-Thur: Bar menu 4:30-10:00 pm
Full Dinner Menu 5:30- 9:00 pm



Fri-Sat: Bar Menu 4:30-11:00 pm

Full Dinner Menu 5:30-10:00pm
Out Door Dining 4:30 - 11:00
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Phone number
(781) 461-8118
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Steve LaCount, AAC
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Catering
Chiara is available for daytime events including meetings, showers, bereavement gatherings and luncheons; our team is also available for catering events in your home.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Barlow Lane
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Parking details
Free - front, side and back of restaurant
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Public transit
None
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Special events & promotions
Please check our website: www.chiarabistro.com for special events.
Wine Wednesday, the third Wednesday of the month 6 - 8 pm (Free)
If no reservations are available on line please call: 781-461-8118
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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JJ
New England
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous food, superb wait staff and engaged, on site owners! We travel a distance to dine here and bring friends/ family whenever possible. It is a sweet spot!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Steve is wonderful!!

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RC
London
32 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I always enjoy the Chiara Restaurant. We had dinner with friends on a Saturday night and the staff couldn't have been nicer. Food was great. Ambience perfect. I will be back.

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LB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far the best dining experience on south shore. Love it!!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent everything...never a disappointment

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MA
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful restaurant in the 'burbs. Good food. Reasonable prices. Will come again.

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R
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy our Chiara experience- from outstanding food, great ambiance, and friendly staff and owners!

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R
New England
12 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We live in Westwood so this is a local restaurant for us, as such we’ve been many times over the years. The experience is never short of excellence, food, service and personal recognition from the owners. We can go anywhere but this rivals anything outside of Boston.

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D
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great girls’ night out for a birthday dinner. Food and service excellent. Glad to have this neighborhood gem close to home!

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LP
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Chiara because the food and ambiance is wonderful and cozy! Always a great meal and service!

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d
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very pricey but excellent food. Parking is crowded and the place is noisy but it’s all more than made up for by the food.

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MS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff and delicious food. Thank You!

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IR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, as always, was exceptional. Scallops, pork chop and crab/lobster cake were all enjoyed. Service was thoughtful and genuinely executed. This was his 2nd week in this position and we all thought he did a great job. This was our 3rd visit and plan to return when they introduce their fall menu.

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BF
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal. Our server Darraugh provided great service and laughs as well

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OT
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great meal. Good value wine menu, well executed and creative dishes, great ambiance with efficient and discreet service. Had a great time. Looking forward to returning.

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B
New England
46 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another dinner at Chiara Bistro, another perfect night. We celebrated my' wife's birthday and we both enjoyed it. The food was again exceptional, the service was excellent and very personable. What a fantastic place.

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t
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We think the portions are small. Also, it would have been nice if the hostess had smiled at us when we came in. It wasn’t busy but she was just all business.

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NG
London
12 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Consistently delivers an interesting menu and wine selection in a pleasant, open kitchen environment. Service was friendly and helpful with menu selections.

This is a “Boston” Restaurant nestled on Westwood’s Main Street. A “Gem”.

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BF
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We will definitely return

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C
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I recently celebrated our anniversary at Chiara. The food was fabulous! Our servers was attentive but not disruptive. The amuse bouche (smoked tomato bisque), provided compliments of the chef was heaven in a spoon. It was delicious! We shared the calmari appetizer and a spinach frisee salad, both of which were tasty. My husband has the rib eye, which was perfectly cooked and accompanied by a char-roasted tomato butter and truffle mac and cheese. I had the center cut pork chop with braised greens and sharp cheddar grits. All were decadently delicious! The bar area was loud but we were seated (by request) in a back area that was very pleasant and allowed conversation. All in all, it was a great dining experience. This was our second time to Chiara and we look forward to returning again soon.

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a
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Heard it was great, but "great" does not do it justice. this is one of the Boston area's best!

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s
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food and service were stellar. We had the best table side service with great attendants and excellent timing of our appetizer & entree.

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JQ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Its always Excellent!!! We always want to try new places but we keep ending up at Chiara Bistro.

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TV
New England
26 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

There is no doubt that Chiara's is our "go to" very nice, quality grill/restaurant that is cosy and not huge and we've frequented since it opened in Westwood probably 15 years ago. Quality staff, food variety is quite nice and prepared as requested each time. They offer a nice variety of wine and cocktails, meats, fish and I really enjoy the salmon, prepared the way I like it. It can get noisy and that's a sign of success, as far as I'm concerned, but a bit of an issue at times...I generally don't let that bother me; we enjoy Chiara's.

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M
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love, Love, Love Chiara!!!! My favorite restaurant! Great food, awesome staff, feels like home!!!!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous time celebrating a birthday. The food was delicious and The service was amazing!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in all aspects, food, ambience, service. We’ve been coming here for years!

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R
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent except for being very noisy difficult to converse with person next to you or across the table. Service is excellent food is excellent

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p
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed every moment & every bite. The serving staff was excellent.

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p
New England
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

While usually reliably good food and service, on our most recent visit the food was mixed. Oysters and scallops were perfect. The calamari appetizer was over cooked to the point of being crunchy and dark brown in color. The Scottish salmon was over cooked and tasteless.
Quality control seems to be missing in the kitchen.
Service was up to their usual high standard.

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E
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had never been there before and had a wonderful experience. The food was excellent and our waitress was exceptional! We’ll definitely be back.

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B
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere, food and service.
Love eating there

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P
New England
14 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful again... the Pork chop and Bourne oysters were great!!

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BP
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I recently moved to the suburbs after 17 years of living in Boston. So far, in our opinion, Chiara is the only restaurant out here in the burbs that compares to a few of our regular places in the city. We have made Chiara the first restaurant we look to for availability when we are looking to go out.

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b
New England
86 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Love Love having Chiara in Westwood. Outside seating made our meals perfect in every way. Service staff is attentive w/o being annoying. Wine selections are delightful. Chef is kind and will allow a patron to change side dishes for personal taste / diet. I cleaned my scallop loving, ratatoullie fixation, potato perfection plate..

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P
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were great.

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SB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and even better service. Plenty of interesting choices on the menu and very friendly and efficient wait staff.

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E
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

First time back in about 6 years. Just forgot they were there. My fault. Food is as excellent as I remembered. My wife who visited for first time said we would definitely go back. Tried many places since, and life has changed allot since last visit, but glad to know great places can maintain excellence and not slowly degrade as is so often the case with even the best restaurants. I did visit during the heat wave and found the A/C was just a little too low. Otherwise they would have gotten tops all around. Would recommend them without any qualms.

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MN
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We have always had a wonderful evening at ciara’s The owners are very gracious every time we’re there

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D
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always

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