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“A little gem”

Ristorante Albergo Le Clarisse
Ranked #4 of 75 Restaurants in Amantea
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
London
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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“A little gem”
Reviewed 30 July 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 walls and tables. The tables sparkled with crystal glasses and white table clothes. The service was impeccable. It was Saturday night and Le Clarisse had a 4 course 'Feast' menu although we managed to persuade them to accept us with just 2 courses which was almost as expensive but well worth it. The food was divine, nouveau style i.e.small, but we were certainly full on completion. The only drawback was the drive there and back - unbelievably tricky, a narow lane twisting up towards the summit was slightly hair raising when a car came the other way.
Simply beautiful.

Visited July 2012
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“A must.......”
Reviewed 15 June 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 is faultless and in english which always helps if your italian isn't upto scratch.
The food was excellent, beatifully presented, expertly balanced - really good stuff. The portions arent huge but i am leaving fully satisfied.
Three courses for two with water and wine for £53.
Money very well spent.

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NYC
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Do not miss”
Reviewed 24 October 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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94 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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“Dining in Amantea”
Reviewed 6 April 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 the Americans and were most gracious. The restaurant is located high in the hills of Amantea and has a spectacular view.

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“A thousand reasons for loving the restaurant, the rooms and the charming cloister. It's a must if you're in Calabria...”
Reviewed 23 August 2008

A thousand reasons for loving the restaurant, the rooms and the charming cloister. It's a must if you're in Calabria (South of Italy).

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