Slide Full Bar serving Italian classics Slide An authentic Italian fine dining experience & tradition Slide Freshest ingredients imported from Italy Slide An extraordinary wine list offering over 2000 bottles Slide Home made desserts recepies
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Ingredients Imported
from Italy

We only import the best ingredients from Italy for our customers.
When choosing locally chef Francesco meticulously searches for the freshest fish and cut of meat on the market.
At Ristorante Claretta in Palm City FL, we make every effort to provide an authentic fine dining Italian experience for our patrons.
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Our wine list reflects our pursuit for fine wines, expressing the rarity of all varietals of Italy matched throughout the centuries with the diversity of our regions and microclimates.

Our wine selection is stored in a wine cellar situated in the center of the restaurant at a constant temperature of 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

If you must!!!!

Clara Russell

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Claretta opened
in Palm City, in November of 1997

Myself “Clara Russell”, my children: Francesco and Cristina, and our staff welcome you to our family operated restaurant.
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The Treasure Coast indeed has a treasure in this family-owned and operated upscale northern Italian restaurant. Claretta and daughter Cristina greet familiar diners by bestowing double-cheek kisses as they arrive and leave. Chef Francesco Ingegnoli, Claretta’s son, works wonders creating innovative, delicious dishes in his kitchen. Waiters keep baskets filled with Tuscan style bread that needs no embellishment. Glasses are artfully filled as waiters whisk by without seeming to hurry carrying armfuls of steaming dishes. One could easily imagine dining near Lago Maggiore, rather than a Palm City shopping center, where Claretta’s recently celebrated its tenth anniversary.

Barbara Rader Guest

The essence and authenticity of northern Italian cusine is easy to explain but difficult to master. If you have romantic notions and a desire to know what it is like to dine in Italy, Ristorante Claretta in Palm City is the place to experience an evening in Italia without leaving the United States. Claretta’s manages to master all aspects of cucina Italiana nord with its décor, atmosphere and most importantly, every bite.

Patricia Smith Restaurant Reviewer

" Ravioli stuffed with butternut squash. Taste-wise, the filling strikes a delectable balance between sweet and savory. Texture-wise, the homemade pasta is al dente defined. What more could you want (Oh, and the dish can also be served in a half-portion as an appetizer.) "

John Walsh Guest

"As close to perfection as you can get. Sono una Italiana da Brooklyn. I am Super picky. My food was incredible. Amazing wine, too. And to top it off, personable service, the best tiramisu since my last trip to Italia and un cappuccino perfetto! Cannot wait to return! Many thanks! "

Vanessa Cascio Broughton guest

" The Best Italian Restaurant. The last time The Post visited Claretta, our critic saw its potential as a true Italian-style family-run restaurant. But now, Claretta has come into its own, with Northern Italian food that’s deftly prepared, from the homemade pastas to the hard-to-find seafood items, courtesy of chef Francesco Igegnoli. Add to that a degree of graciousness that never crosses the line into Palm Beach-style snootiness and you have a world-class dining experience. "

Charles Passy Palm Beach Post Restaurant Critic

" As I said, Claretta makes you feel at home. But the restaurant also takes care of the details that too many others forget, from refilling a bread basket to properly clearing the table between courses. "

Anthony Cassina guest