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Clara's Cucina Italiana, Wilmington, VT

Clara's Cucina Italiana

4.6
4.6
124 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Clara's Cucina Italiana is a traditional Northen Italian restaurant inside the White House Inn in Wilmington, VT. Clara's offers two distinct dining experiences - guests can enjoy an upscale seating within our dining room or a cocktail and bar bites menu within our Taverna.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 1 time today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (802) 464-5005
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Mount Snow
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 124 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vermont

    Best Ambiance

  • Vermont

    Great for brunch

  • Vermont

    Romantic

  • Southern Vermont

    Best Ambiance

  • Southern Vermont

    Romantic

  • Southern Vermont

    Great for scenic views

  • Southern Vermont

    Good for special occasions

124 Reviews
  1. RuthM

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good service by Elaina and food was excellent! Seafood Chowder - wow!!

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  2. alicef

    New York City

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you for being open in VT Mud season so we could dine in a VT INN experience. Food was excellent that we ate and enjoyed. The entree menu is little limited. They did agree to offer a change in sides if asked. Service was outstanding with Beautiful ambiance.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing. Fresh scallops shrimp and cod so good in red sauce and dessert was delectable!

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  4. PattyM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a fantastic place to have dinner. Food was excellent and service was great. Our waiter, Dan, was so personal and great.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All around great experience from the atmosphere, food, service and wine!

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  6. Judy

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Easter brunch was WAY over priced for what was offered. There were no carving stations, ham was wonderful but in a warming tray. No beef, no shrimp, no fruit, no pastries or bread, just bagels. No tossed salad, basically minimal choices for the price. If they charge $30 I could see it but not what they offered for $60.

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  7. JulieC

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious meal with exceptional service! The arancini and arugula beet salad were especially flavorful.

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  8. Mlong15

    New York City

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are so glad we had a chance to get to this place at end of ski season. It was so good, fab ambiance and great staff. Such a bummer we just tried now! But now we have something to look forward to when we are back in Vermont. In summer or next ski season. 🫶

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  9. George

    Caribbean

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, cocktails and excellent service and great view at Sunset

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  10. SarahM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Drinks are very small, half full martinis not worth price

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  11. KeithM

    New York City

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the restaurant. Great wait staff and bartenders. We will be back!

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  12. Sandy

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We recommend Clara's for the atmosphere, excellent food & service. Be sure to make a reservation!

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  13. Sandy

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We love dining at Clara's and highly recommend it!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second time there, and both times we were very pleased with everything especially the food. Everything is great about this restaurant!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our Keanu Reeves look like alike Waiter was awesome. Will definitely come back next time we’re in town.

    1 person found this helpful

  16. RonaldS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, service, and ambiance were all top shelf. We've been here multiple times and we're never disappointed.

    1 person found this helpful

  17. OpenTable Diner

    Vermont

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Unfortunately, the food was not amazing and for the price it should’ve tasted better. The atmosphere was beautiful but food was not good.

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  18. ArtD

    New York City

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Charming atmosphere and a nice menu. This was our second visit and found the food consistently good. The bar area is quite nice. I would suggest lowering the lighting would improve the atmosphere even more in the bar area.

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  19. Qmb10

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic Brunch. The service was amazing and the food was great! The view added to the perfect experience. We will definitely go back.

    1 person found this helpful

  20. AlexM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious dinner Great service Will definitely return

    1 person found this helpful

  21. PaulaB

    Vermont

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated a Birthday, waiter was exceptional, and the food was great.

    1 person found this helpful

  22. RachelM

    New York City

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Quaint Vermont Inn, good food, good service, great bar!

    1 person found this helpful

  23. Tats881

    New York City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The establishment is beautiful however the food (and the bill), not so much. The appetizers (crab cakes and chowder) were the restaurants saving grace. The salmon and pastas we ordered were subpar. The flourless chocolate cake was dry and not fresh. The service was stiff and not inviting. Will not be returning.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Clara’s was a fantastic experience. Serving was impeccable, atmosphere was delightful and the food was divine. Homemade pastas make the menu. We will definitely return.

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  25. HaileyM

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter Dan was great! We not only had great service but the food was phenomenal. Every plate was cleaned all the way down to the dessert plates. We will definitely be back and this will be a staple dinner for our trips to Vermont.

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  26. CharlesP

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were looking for a place to stay for my uncles funeral… Decided on the White House… The restaurant was absolutely perfect. Service was great staff was attentive. Food was freshly made drinks at the bar. We’re outstanding can’t say enough…

    1 person found this helpful

  27. Heidy

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great bar with lovely cocktails and restaurant serving excellent homemade pasta dishes. Can’t wait to visit again.

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  28. LizaK

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful restaurant, the food was fantastic! Definitely recommend a visit to the White House Inn!

    1 person found this helpful

  29. LindaS

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I wouldn’t go on a holiday again. Instead of adjusting up for the anticipated busy night they scaled back had only two people cooking and cut out a lot of their advertised menu. The shrimp and scallops in my seafood tagliatelle were woefully underseasoned despite being literally drowned in thick spicy red sauce. Nonna would not approve. My dining companion’s chicken Parmesan was tough and dry. On the positive side my daughter’s filet mignon was perfectly cooked. Dessert selections leave much to be desired. Is it that difficult to bake an actual cake these days. Waiter was great but an underwhelming dining experience, especially because when we went last summer it was excellent we expected so much more.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Christmas Eve experience! Food and ambiance was better than we could have asked for.

    1 person found this helpful

  31. Nikki

    New York City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat at a table in the bar area early in the evening, which was lovely. The service was excellent-friendly, attentive and helpful. We were a little disappointed by the food. Although my crab cakes were good, others had the salmon and the fettuccine with lamb ragu, which they disliked. All the vegetables were fresh and the mushrooms delicious. Menu was limited and we were surprised that the food wasn’t better given the great reviews.

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  32. KarenM

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Clara's restaurant sits on a hill in the quiet town of Wilmington with lovely mountain views. We enjoyed good food, pleasant service and lovely classic holiday decorations in the main dining room.

    1 person found this helpful

  33. JaneS

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Clara’s Cucina Italiana in the White House Inn has quickly become our favorite place to dine when we’re in the area. The reasons are many: first, the inn, restaurant, and bar are absolutely gorgeous, having undergone a tasteful and historically sensitive renovation in recent years. The ambiance is truly beautiful. Second: the food is outstanding! And while there are certainly fantastic Italian dishes on the menu, there is also fish, seafood, steak, amazing salads, and more. Everything we have ordered has been excellent. Third: creative, delicious cocktails, and incredibly extensive wine list. Last, and by no means least, the staff at Clara’s is second to none, from Adam, the manager, to every wait person we’ve had the pleasure to meet. They’re attentive, knowledgeable, warm, and friendly. I highly recommend this wonderful restaurant!

    1 person found this helpful

  34. StreetPretzel

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal at Clara’s Cucina. Crab cakes were delicious and had abundant crab. The star was the tagliatelle arrabbiata with great spice levels and a perfectly al dente homemade pasta. The chicken parmigiana was expertly executed and came with an appropriate amount of fresh capellini pasta. The pink grapefruit sorbet provided a fabulous finish. I highly recommend a visit.

    1 person found this helpful

  35. Table44

    New York City

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dinner at Clara's Cucina Wednesday evening. The menu had so many great choices. Our selections were delicious and perfectly prepared. Nice presentation. Great atmosphere. Excellent service (Dan was our server). We look forward to returning soon.

    1 person found this helpful

  36. TypicallyFriendly

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic restaurant with very high level service. Food and drinks are up there as some of, if not the, best in the Valley

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  37. MeganE

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The only reason, it wasn't 5 stars is because of the noise level, lots of kids running around in the dining room in and out of their chairs. This was a large party of like 14 people.

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  38. Sandy

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful menu choices, friendly folks in a historic inn. We highly recommend Clara's!

    1 person found this helpful

  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent. Craft cocktails, appetizers, main course, and desert. All with wonderful servers who gave us good advice and were attentive without hovering. Have eaten here before and look forward to coming back.

    1 person found this helpful

  40. NiaPia

    Vermont

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Caution: I tend to be quite critical in my Italian restaurant reviews, being a first-generation Italian-American who grew up on authentic homemade Italian cuisine and has enjoyed many exquisite meals in Italy itself. I came across this restaurant with promising reviews and was informed that they made their pasta in-house. With my high expectations, I couldn't help but feel let down when our dishes arrived with surprisingly small portion sizes. Things went downhill when we took our first bite. The flavors were decent, but it didn't quite measure up to the taste of the homemade pasta I fondly remember from my grandmother's kitchen. To make matters worse, both of our meals were undercooked, nor did the pasta melt in our mouth's, as it should being freshly home made, which didn't do any favors for the overall experience. I was also surprised to find that they didn't serve any table bread, which, to me, feels very un-Italian. On a positive note, the restaurant's interior, The White House, was undeniably beautiful and well-maintained, earning a perfect 10 for atmosphere. However, when it comes to the food, I could only give it a 5. When a price is attached to an item, and that item fails to meet expectations, it's inevitable to feel a sense of disappointment.

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Clara's Cucina Italiana is rated 4.6 stars by 124 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Clara's Cucina Italiana

178 Vt-9, Wilmington, VT 05363

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Mount Snow
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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