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“An unforgettable Napoli night!”

La Taverna a Santa Chiara
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Ranked #103 of 2,897 Restaurants in Naples
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$23 - US$35
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: La Taverna is a Slow Food osteria, close to Santa Chiara Monastry. We offer simple dish based on local food and quality products from the region. Wines come from the region too, we have 22-24 labels and some craft beers. Often you can enjoy folk live music, at dinner time. 35 seats, better to call for booking.
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“An unforgettable Napoli night!”
Reviewed 11 June 2013

La Taverna a Santa Chiara is a relatively new restaurant just off the Piazza del Gesu. There are about a dozen tables downstairs and a few more upstairs, creating a friendly, bustling atmosphere. When I was there the place was full of locals dining in late (after 9 PM), which is the best guarantee of authentic Napoli food. The decor is contemporary and the crowd is heavy on young Napoli professionals, so there's a hip, but low-key, energy.

The menu specializes in local ingredients and local recipes. For a starter, the mussels were exquisite - a huge plate for six euros. I would strongly recommend that any visitor to Naples treat themselves to this dish. There is more to Napoli cuisine than pizza, and you're really missing out if you don't get seafood. These mussels are served in a light but intensely flavorful broth redolent of wine and garlic that will have you soaking up the bottom of the bowl with chunks of bread. DO IT.

For my main course, I had another typical Napoli dish, a fusili pasta in a pumpkin sauce. For those who need a break from carbs, they also have several all-meat dishes on the menu - one of my friends ordered from the carne menu and his dish smelled incredible.

House wines are served in carafes, which should be standard in EVERY restaurant in Italy, but its shocking how many don't do this. Another reason La Taverna a Santa Chiara is a great choice. The gorgeous location in the historical center doesn't hurt either!

http://www.tavernaasantachiara.it/

  • Visited June 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
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“That's what I was looking for!”
Reviewed 30 May 2013

excellent service, great food, cheap, perfect location, real neapolitan vibes: warmly suggested to all!

  • Visited May 2013
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Basel, Switzerland
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“Simple, Slow-Food, Good”
Reviewed 29 May 2013

Located next to the Church Santa Chiara is this small Taverna. Having about room for 40 people on two floors, it is not big.

It offers two or three First Plates and two or three Second Plates.

The food is traditional and simple, with a emphasis on local and seasonal food. Probably not the place to bring your girlfriend to the first date, but I went there three times on my seven night stay and I LOVE to eat.

Helpful staff, even though not able to translate everything to English. After the first night, I almost felt part of the family and as my hotel was near by, I met parts of the staff during the whole week. Well worth a visit and underrated.

  • Visited May 2013
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