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Reviewed 16 October 2023

We wanted to take my sister to a special birthday dinner and we chose Ristorante Claretta. The food was amazing....I had the Gorgonzola Fillet and it melted in my mouth. I usually don't like sauce on meat but it was perfecto! Even better than the...food is the wonderful service....Christina and her crew are so welcoming they make you feel you're dining in their home. I'm looking forward to many more fabulous dinnersMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 5 April 2023

Have dined here many times and they are always consistently impressive... chrisina is a gracious hostess... food superb... service (rita) excellent.. can't wait to return...

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 16 March 2023 via mobile

What appears to be an average storefront in a Palm City strip shopping center really houses one of the better Italian restaurants I’ve been to in quite some time. Service is relaxed yet attentive. However it’s the food that’s the star here. I had the...linguini with clams that was outstanding while my dining companion had the veal chop. Both were top notch. Be sure to save room for the dessert trio sampler; perfect end to an outstanding meal.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 23 October 2022

We went here to celebrate our anniversary, which I mentioned when making the reservation. We ere warmly greeted by the staff. We ordered a celebratory bottle of champagne, which was good. The appetizer was squash ricotta blossoms, which were tasty. I had the lobster risotto...special, which was rich and quite tasty. My wife was disappointed with her veal chop. It appeared that it was prepared "sous vide" and then finished off on the grill. it also had a layer of gristle running through it, unexpected for a dish costing $50. She's had that dish in the past and it was always very good. The service was completely excellent, probably the best that we've seen in local restaurants for some time. The restaurant is good overall but seems overpriced for the quality.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 9 May 2022

Knew about Claretta.....finally went with another couple. It was a lovely dining experience. Wait staff top notch, nice surroundings, excellent food. We shall return.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 26 March 2022

Absolutely exquisite!!!! It boggles my mind how everyone is a critic. Listen , I'm no critic, I just enjoy authentic cuisine. The food was not as close to, BUT exactly as I remember in Italy. If price is an issue to some, then there many...American Itailian establishments out there. If your looking for a cozy; great service restaurant, then this place is a must. The owners: One is in the kitchen, and the other takes your order. In Italy time is not an issue when you dine out, they are not in a hurry when they seat for dinner. It's family time, and pure enjoyment of excellent food.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 18 February 2022

There was a time when we all considered Claretta as a good restaurant. What happened. It now relies on old customers who have no where else to go. The food is bland, overpriced with little innovation. Last time I was there I was charged $15...for a side portion of pasta that was at best a half of cup with basic tomato sauce. Sad.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 21 November 2021 via mobile

We met the owner/chef by chance at the beach. We decided to bring our family out for dinner. The atmosphere, service and food were amazing.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 17 October 2021

They serve bread that is hard as a rock and you have to ask for butter. They Chef has to go back to Culinary School.. It is a discredit to the Italian Cuisine.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 28 March 2021

The dinners are served in a different style than most Italian restaurants we have frequented, a nice change. We shared a bruschetta appetizer, mild and very good. The Scaloppini Di Vitello was very good although not as tender as expected, served with spinach and an...order of roast potatoes. My husband’s Cotoletta Di vitello alla Milanese was excellent and served with arugula and baby heirloom tomatoes, also with a side order of roast potatoes. Gelato and creme brûlée topped off our meals. Service and atmosphere was top notch.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 29 January 2021

Great food, great service, nice atmosphere! Hard to believe you can have this awesome dining experience in an unassuming strip mall.... I thought the pricing was quite reasonable for the quality provided.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 23 October 2020

I'm writing a review in advance of our annual November anniversary dinner. Its that excellent. That consistant. Never disappointed. I always order lobster pasta. Hubby varies between crab pasta and robes pierre. Tiramisu and chocolate mousse for dessert. It's so special to us. We've eaten...at incredible restaurants all over the U.S. but nothing compares to how we feel about this hidden gem. Thank you Christina and staff in advance.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 31 May 2020

I remember this restaurant 30 years ago at the last location and it was top notch. After eating at the new establishment last week, I was horrified as to what my guests would think of me??? I can save everyone the time by telling them...to look up an almost identical situation 7 reviews down with a 1-star rating. This place has done a 360 with the owner being gone. I do not know who this woman is trying to impress with her language, my wife also speaks Italian. And said she must have learned hers in adult education classes. Too bad the old days are gone.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed 25 May 2020 via mobile

Absolutely the freshest and best Italian food in the area. From appetizers, main course, desert, coffee and wine it is a culinary delight. Simply the best Italian food since coming back from Italy. It is expensive but well worth it. Can't wait to go back....Way to go Claretta. Ciao.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed 12 February 2020 via mobile

We were a party of 7 good friends! Christina greeted us warmly, and sat us at a beautiful table in the middle of the restaurant! The staff was very efficient in taking our order. The first course was served beautifully, and with the first taste,...I knew we were in for a treat. As friends we all decided to share plates, so we tasted several dishes. I had the Caprese salad, which had amazingly creamy buffala mozzarella, but the tomatoes weren’t ripe. The red bell pepper “Claretta” was really tasty. My second plate was a half portion on tagliatelle with porcini mushrooms... some of the best, I’ve ever had. My friends ordered beef steak sliced ($35), veal chop Milanese ($45), and veal chop grilled ($38). Everyone was very happy with theIr selections. I found the prices to be a bit high, even for south Florida in the winter, but the food, ambience, and the service were worth it.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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RISTORANTE CLARETTA, Palm City - Restaurant Reviews, Phone Number & Photos

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Ristorante Claretta is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5