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About Chiara Bistro

If there is no reservation available, please call: 781-461-8118
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. www.chiarabistro.com

569 High Street
Westwood, MA 02090
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Contemporary French / American, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Sun: 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

Cross Street:
Barlow Lane

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(781) 461-8118

Website:
http://www.chiarabistro.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Free - front, side and back of restaurant

Public Transit:
None

Executive Chef:
Steve LaCount, AAC

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

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

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Three Courses $48 Adults/$12 Children
12 noon - 5:45 pm
Reserve Earl

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Happy Holidays!
We will be closed on Christmas Eve for a private function

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Happy Holidays!
We will be closed Christmas Day

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Three Course Prix Fixe Menu only
Amuse Bouche, Appetizer, Entree & Dessert
Final menu to be posted

Chiara Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4
3
2
1

4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (39)
Special Occasion (39)
Good for a Date (34)
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Fit for Foodies (34)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
Creative Cuisine (30)
Worth the Drive (28)
Romantic (24)
Bar Seating (20)
Cozy (18)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Local Ingredients (16)
Casual (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Authentic (12)
Business Meals (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Seasonal (11)
Fun (7)
Healthy (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Disabled Access (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Hot Spot (3)
People Watching (3)
Tapas (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Organic (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Though we don't often dine out, we keep returning to this incredible restaurant [or, if you prefer = bistro] at least two or three times a year. ALWAYS superb food - ALWAYS friendly service - ALWAYS charming atmosphere. TOTAL EXCELLENCE!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Casual, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on August 11, 2017

This is one of our favorite places, and we have been many times. Still, for our anniversary CHIARA did not disappoint. We had a lovely meal with an outstanding server. We will be back again and again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Naples)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Our meals were both outstanding, as was the service. The owners, Steve and Michele, both stopped by our table to say hello. We really appreciate that. It is very nice to be greeted by them.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Delicious meal and great, accommodating service. Cozy atmosphere.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Fabulous, Downtown quality and ambience without the drive. Hands on owner/chef . Every course 5 star quality. Fabulous.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 1, 2017

The swordfish was outstanding and my guest is very particular about their swordfish. Planning to return soon for more.

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We went for dinner and the experience was superb. Delicious food and great service. Will come back!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Great selection of flavored! Nice presentation. A wonderful menu with interesting and delicious selections. Service is excellent. The wine selections were spot on. We had a terrific time.

Tags: Fun, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2017

The food, service and ambience was excellent. It was just a bit overpriced. I will return at some point and would surely recommend to friends. But it will need be a special occasion where I am happy to spend a bit more than I should for what you get.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Amazing meal! We loved our 2 apps, dinners and wine. Everything was delicious.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 18, 2017

A great choice in MetroWest Boston for fine dining. Always a great experience. Highly recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Way overpriced ($30 for a lobster roll), nothing special to mention. Service was below average for this type of diner, all they cared for is us ordering more drinks. Not worth the drive to Westwood.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Came up from Florida to celebrate with friend who completed breast cancer treatment. The place was FREEZING....even the waitress admitted it. It was this week when for July it was cold and rainy outside and they should have adjusted the temp for this...we had to put coats over our shoulders while eating! My legs were freezing!
We ordered steaks ($39 each.ridiculous price) and I got a burger. Fries which I had previously liked were way overdone and dry and obviously dark in color..any chef worth their salt would have thrown them out and tried again....3 of us had them and they were all overdone ......just awful experience and WAY overpriced........place was packed but I feel that it is more because there is little for options versus it being such a fabulous place.
We were really disappointed as we had such great meals there before in the last 6 years .....won't go back when we come home to Massachusetts again and certainly won't recommend

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 (New England)·Dined on July 7, 2017

We had another excellent meal at Chiara Bistro. They never fail to impress. My short rib gnocchi was delicious. My wife got the cannelloni and it was also fantastic. The owner recommended a Montepulciano that matched the dishes perfectly. They even gave us a complimentary dessert for our anniversary! Highly recommended!

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on June 27, 2017

We've been to this restaurant numerous times and it never disappoints! The food is innovative and delicious and the service is phenomenal!

Tags: Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Afternoon Coffee, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on June 24, 2017

It was our first time there and we were very pleased with the overall experience. The food and service were excellent. We both had the scallops served over a lobster risotto. Cooked just right. The prices are a little on the expensive side but for a special occasion it is worth it. We will definitely come again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on June 24, 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!

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Been coming here since it opened. Great to find a place that consistently delivers excellent food and service. Had the pork chop, which has actually been a staple on the menu since it opened, for the first time and loved it- juicy and very flavorful. Can't believe I've missed out on this dish for so long.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Heard great things about this restaurant and it lived up to my expectations. Great food as good as any Boston restaurant

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We ate from the fixed price menu for Father's Day. The food was fantastic....soft shell crab, rack of lamb, desserts. The service was almost fantastic. The owner (presumedly) was around and involved. It lacked a little ambiance but maybe because we sat in a funny spot.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Chiara was small and homey. Four of us tried it for the first time on a Saturday night..service was outstanding and the food was very good.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Have been to Chiara many times -have never been disappointed. Food is cooked perfectly and
beautifully presented. Good drinks and excellent wine list!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Five of us went for the first time for a celebration. The meals were very good and very fresh. Stuffed warm, ripe, large, figs with cheese were great! Salads with greens and veggies were fresh, but very small . On one of the meal salads there were only 2 shrimp. The gnocchi and scallop dishes were wonderful and portions just right. But the grilled fish, though very tasty, was a very small portion. Homemade ice cream for dessert was delicious!
The waters were all very friendly and attentive. They gave us ample time to chat and did not rush us. Definitely will go back and refer friends.

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual, Organic
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 (New England)·Dined on June 9, 2017

ALWAYS consistently good. Scrumptious food, terrific service and inviting atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on June 6, 2017

This place is consistently wonderful. Warm, friendly professional staff. Delicious food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Had skirt steak wife had fish, excellent food. Strangely bread basket had a spread for the bread that was lacking in taste, usually doesnt figure in a review but otherwise fine. Prices are high.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Everything was great as it always is. Tried beef tartare app for first time which was outstanding. Had Justin as a server for the first time who was excellent, very attentive and friendly. Food and service is consistently the best in the area by far.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Awesome place

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on May 26, 2017

4th time here and every time has been a great experience. I got the steak and it was phenomenal, cooked perfect. The service is always friendly and attentive. A new waitress was being trained and she was very personable. One of the best restaraunts around without having to drive into Boston

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Our table was waiting and the service was excellent. My husband and I both devoured our meals (salmon for me and chicken for him) - both meals were outstanding! We were there on a Friday night, however, and it did seem that the tables were a bit close and the noise level a bit high, but then, we are getting on in years. This might be seen as a plus by someone younger :)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas
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 (New England)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Chef LaCount and family have created something special and will always have a place in my heart

Tags: Comfort Food, Vegan, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Bad service experience. Made reservations for my wife's birthday and noted that on the open table reservations. Had to wait 15 min for a table, no big deal. After being sat, waited another 20 minutes for a waitress. My pregnant wife is very hungry as one gets when you are eating for two, so she's ready to leave and eat anywhere else. It's her birthday dinner though, she's polite about staying. Waitress visits us and acts surprised that we have already decided on our meal (and where to get ice cream on the way home, and what to watch before bed.) She takes the order and tells us she'll bring bread, which relieves my wife. But guess what? The waitress disappeared for another 15 minutes before she walks by us and I remind her about the bread. The bread comes, which was very dry (yes the toasted bread was dry on purpose, but the rest?). Side pesto was good. The meal itself was good, not worth the hassle or the money. My wife's salad had a hair in it, but those things can happen. At the end of it, I had really high expectations as I picked it for a special occasion, but instead got a mediocre experience at very best. Very very disappointed in this one.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 18, 2017

My most recent trip to Chiara was just as wonderful as my many previous visits. The menu choices are enticing. I was with two friends and we each had a different menu item. Each dinner was prepared and presented in an excellent fashion. The service was attentive as always. I highly recommend Chiara.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Initially was not happy that we were told 30 wait when we had a reservation so we sat at a high top table near the bar but the scallops and risotto was so good that it made up for it. Highly recommend

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on May 9, 2017

Nice atmosphere, excellent service and the best burger I've ever had!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Stellar service and amazing food. Not over the top, just the perfect blend of high end food in a comfortable setting. Great wine selection and an all around enjoyable evening.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 6, 2017

This was our first time here. Read the glowing reviews and decided to give it a try. It was my birthday. Decor was pretty, not posh but well done. Seating was a little tighter than we usually like, and noise level a bit high. But service was decent and food was excellent.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 5, 2017

My boyfriend and I dined at Chiara for the first time on Friday night and had a wonderful experience. We ordered the mussels, caprese salad and the lamb lollichop to start and everything was cooked to perfection. For entrees, we ordered the veal cannaloni and the ribeye. Again, cooked perfectly and had wonderful flavors. The owner visited our table at the end of the night and personally thanked us for coming. I highly recommend Chiara, we will definitely be back!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on May 4, 2017

It was a great place to meet my friend and have a relaxing time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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