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Le Clarisse

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Italian, Steakhouse, Chowder, Mediterranean, Family Fare, Pasta, Healthy
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Via Indipendenza, 27, 87032 Amantea, Italy
+39 0982 42033
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Great restaurant

We stayed at the hotel one night and had a great meal featuring Calabrian food and wine. Almost unknown to American tourists, Calabrian food outshines most other cuisines (and we've lived in Bologna and Rome where the food is supposed to be great; the former yes, the latter highly variable; but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2014
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Encinitas, CA
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Encinitas, CA
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We stayed at the hotel one night and had a great meal featuring Calabrian food and wine. Almost unknown to American tourists, Calabrian food outshines most other cuisines (and we've lived in Bologna and Rome where the food is supposed to be great; the former yes, the latter highly variable; but Calabria beats them all). This was a wonderful meal... More 

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Evergreen, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Le Clarisse is more than a hotel or restaurant. It is a well-preserved and updated jewel of history for the region. If you tell locals you are staying there, they are very appreciative that you have found such a landmark. A former chapel, abbey, palace and, now, hotel/restaurant, it is beautifully preserved and beloved. From a restaurant standpoint, the menu... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Nice restaurant on hard to find location. But worth the trouble. Nice waiter and good food. So why not go? if you are in the area.... Highly recommended

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Inverness, California
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145 reviews 145 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

Are these folks kidding when they rate this place or do they just have no pallate? The pork medallions were not even worth eating. I left them on the plate. The orrechietti was terribly undercooked. I ordered the anchovy salad and got 5 shrimp ... No anchovies. Yes, it is very very elegant with stunning views but the food actually... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

The restaurant is located on the cliff facing a beautiful view to the coast and the whole of Amantea. The setting is extremely beautiful and romantic with candles and flowers everywhere. Service, food and choice of food is excellent. At the same time the dishes are reasonably priced. Can highly recommend the place

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Southtyrol, Italy
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

The terrace for dinner has just an amazing view with its location. The menu is very special composed and the dishes are good but not excellent as u would expect from the appearing location. (as an example to mention are several fishbones in a very tasty fish-'tortino', and the oversaltet noodles ai frutti di mare). We think as compensation we... More 

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London
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

You would not expect to find a restaurant like Le Clarisse in this area. It is part of a gorgeous boutique hotel, simply decorated, high high ceilings, stylish and due to its cliff top location, stunning views across Amantea and out to sea. The restaurant is in a walled courtyard which is lit up at night with candles on the... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012 via mobile

Just sat on the terrace in Le Clarisse having finished off a stunning three course dinner with my wife. If you are after a bit of Calabrian fine dining then this place is a must. The setting out on the terrace at sunset is stunning. The atmosphere is beautiful with italian music gently being played in the background. The service... More 

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NYC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2010

If you are anywhere nearby, do not miss this restaurant. Beautiful building. Beautiful restaurant. Excellent food. Great view if you sit outdoor. Excellent service, very friendly owner. Just a great time.

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San Diego
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74 reviews 74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2009

We visited Amantea in the off season of March. The city was very quiet but we had a wonderful time and recommend travel before the rush of people in April. We dined at Le Clarisse on a Saturday night. The food and wine were exceptional as was the service. The owner and his wife came to our table to meet... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Indipendenza, 27, 87032 Amantea, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Calabria  >  Province of Cosenza  >  Amantea
  • Phone Number: +39 0982 42033

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse, Chowder, Mediterranean, Family Fare, Pasta, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?