This small Italian restaurant has gained a quite a reputation over the years. Stories would be told about delicious authentic food, interesting customer service and quite random opening times. About year and a half ago the owner changed, but the interior and the recipes have stayed the same.
The decor brings to mind 70s Italian tourist holidays, as does the playlist. The food though is fresh, cooked in an open kitchen under the patrons’ eyes. The menu is a basic Italian fare, pizza, pasta and soups. And the stories are true, the food is absolutely delicious! Especially the pasta bolognese is so lovely and quite unlike its namesakes in less ambitious restaurants. Word of warning: the big portion really does live up to its name. Mare Chiaro’s food is also very reasonably priced.
I’ve been visiting every now and then recently after a break of a couple of years and saw again why it is no wonder the restaurant has attracted a cult following. So much so that they actually have a dish named after a loyal customer. Please remember to book a table, as said, it is small!
Note: Opening times might change, please check by calling!