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“A star chef”

Villa Chiara Orto & Cucina
Ranked #10 of 103 Restaurants in Vico Equense
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 29 - US$ 65
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 23 August 2015

What a lovely treat to eat at this wonderful restaurant -this really was a fabulous experience.

The chef is undoubtedly a star for the future - we knew we were in for a great treat when the charismatic and smiley chef came to our table to discuss the menu and her love for what she cooked shone through and was reflected in a great meal.

The meal started with fresh home made breads , followed by wonderful plate of complimentary anti pasta, all delicious. To start I ate a pasta with mussels and tomatoes infused with lemon, I can't remember anything more delicious . For my main course a wonderful steak cooked to perfection with delicate apricot and prune sauces gently placed around the plate.

Then a little lemon complimentary desert arrived with fluffy sponge and lemon cream - followed by a dessert designed and brought to life in the sketched menu, it had the appearance of fried eggs , but in fact a cream sauce with 2 apricot jellies in the middle with a lovely lavender crumble on the side.

This was heaven but if that wasn't enough the chef insisted we try her mini rum baba.

Give this restaurant a chance as you will have the most wonderful evening eating great food.

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Thank RolandJGreen
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villachiaraoec, Proprietario at Villa Chiara Orto & Cucina, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2015

Dear! !!
I'm really happy of your words , and especially you make us proud of our work .
and always looking to deal with those who like to experiment with new proposals gastronimiche , and avre a feedback , and really exciting for us .
encourages us to improve , more and more fre and getting better ... what the stars ... for now ... as I told you .. we stables .... and we relax watching them in the sky that we spkendido frames , right above us , every night . ☺ma if ever going to come , I 'll remember no doubt wishes of your loved one !
hoping to see you again , I ladcio an affectionate greeting , and I wish you a good life .
Fabiana and all the staff at Villa Chiara

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Reviewed 8 March 2015

My husband and I had dinner at Villa Chiara 3 times during our stay at Vico Equense. It was within walking distance of our B & B.

The decor and ambience of the restaurant was delightful. Before our dinner, we were presented with a variety of homemade breads, grissini, eggplant, bruschetta, etc. The lamb and fish were cooked to perfection and the tastes tantalised the palate.

The staff were very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful in recommending local wines.

Before we left, the owner took us through the kitchen to meet the chef and see breads baking in the ovens. Excellent value. This is a restaurant that should not be missed!

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2  Thank Ellie B
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villac_12, Proprietario at Villa Chiara Orto & Cucina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2015

dear,
thanks for your words.
it was a really pleasure meet u, and we hope meet u again as soon as possible!
Fabiana and Villa chiara staff

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Reviewed 12 September 2014

The pizza were good and the staff were really very friendly and helpful. They had English menus. We could walk from Villa Della Porta to the Agriturismo.

Thank Regina N
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Reviewed 6 October 2010

My husband and I are American food lovers who spent a week in Italy with two Italian friends. We were staying at the wonderful Sunflower B&B and stumbled onto this place while looking for a nearby dinner spot. What an amazing find - wow! Lovely atmosphere and a friendly owner who happily provided recommendations ... and most of all, fabulous food. The consensus from all of us (including the Italians): The best pasta we have ever had, hands down ... and the rest of the meal was amazing as well.

At the owner's recommendation, we started with the Antipasto della Casa - prosciutto crudo, salumi, fiore di latte mozzarella, some wonderful savory pastries with scamorza, eggplant and peppers, and the highlight - homemade ricotta, which simply melted in the mouth. (Seriously, the place is worth a visit to sample that alone.)

The star of the evening was the house specialty pasta - Candele spezzate di Gragnano alla Genovese di Maiale con Provolone del monaco. It was homemade pasta in a sauce with Genoese pork and provolone ... but that doesn't begin to describe it. Just order it and you'll see - it's unlike anything I've ever had and something you could never make for yourself at home. Even our Italian friends said it was the best pasta they'd ever had.

One person also ordered the Recchietelle Salsicce e Broccoli, which was also delicious, though nothing compared to the candele.

Also worth ordering are the Patate Fresche e Fritte. Most Italian French fries are steak fries, which I don't care for, but these were closer to perfect American fries - small triangles of perfectly crunchy, golden brown potato. We were given two kinds - one plain and the other with pecorino, pepper and salt. Both were fantastic.

Prices were also unbelievable. The antipasto platter was 20 Euro and satisfied 4 people, and the pastas were 10 Euros. We paid twice that for food that was half as good the rest of the trip.

The only thing missing from this place were customers! It's a fairly new restaurant, and word must not have gotten out yet (though to be fair, we were there on a Monday). But don't be put off by the availability - I can't imagine a better place for pasta in the region.

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