Top Italian Restaurants in Tokyo

Oct. 26 2017, 03:24 pm

We tried to disprove the saying that puts Tokyo as best dining city in the world. We failed. Merit for this also goes to those Italian restaurants that could rise above the rest even in Rome or Milan. The attention to detail, striving to perfection and an unrivalled gastronomic acuteness characterised some of the most memorable dining experiences we had during our travels. Plus, if you love Neapolitan-style pizza, you’re in the right place.

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Il Buttero

Average Price: ¥ 12,000
An historic place where you can find a corner of Tuscany to reassure you about cucina italiana. The Buttero ambiance reproduces Tuscan hospitality down to the smallest detail, from the wood décor,...
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Il Ristorante Luca Fantin

Average Price: ¥ 17,000
Luca Fantin’s talent owed the 2015 nomination for his Bulgari restaurant at the Ginza Tower. His inspired hand, his ingredient-driven seasonal cuisine that cleverly sources extraordinary Japanese...
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Da Nino

Average Price: ¥ 11,000
Sicily in Tokyo. Nino is one of chefs that Italians who live in Tokyo or come here to work love best. Nino Lentini, chef and proprietor, presents a classic repertory from the Mediterranean’s...
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Kurodino

Average Price: ¥ 10,000
The curiosity of the Japanese leads them to have an extraordinary ability to listen and understanding. Keisuke Kuroda was in Italy in the late '80s, he was trained under Giorgio Pinchiorri in...
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Seirinkan

Average Price: ¥ 2,500
Susumu Kakinuma is a pioneer of authentic Neapolitan pizza in Tokyo. Before opening in Nakameguro, he was already distinguished for his culinary skills at another venue named Savoia, which he opened...
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Savoy Azabu-juban

Average Price: ¥ 2,000
Neapolitan pizza is definitely one of the most popular Italian foods in Tokyo. It is no coincidence, therefore, finding numerous pizzerias worthy of note in town. An example of these is Savoy, a very...
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Antica Osteria del Ponte

Average Price: ¥ 13,000
Antica Osteria del Ponte is located on the thirty-sixth floor of the Marunouchi building near Tokyo’s railroad station. It offers a delightful setting, an astonishing view, and a place to enjoy...
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Pizzeria e Trattoria Da ISA

Average Price: ¥ 3,000
This rustic establishment bears the ambiance of old school Neapolitan pizzerias. Hisamori Yamamoto is the soul behind this place. To learn the art of properly proofing and baking authentic pizza he...
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Bar & Enoteca Implicito

Average Price: ¥ 4,000
This is our favorite Italian wine bar in Tokyo. The entrance is like that of a classic wine bar, but inside, meticulous Japanese attention to detail and research in the selection of the Italian wines...
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Heinz Beck

Average Price: ¥ 12,000
Heinz Beck’s Japanese location is humming at full speed. The credit goes to a well-honed team headed by young, talented Giuseppe Molaro. From Campania, he has found his place in the sensibility and...
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Napoli Sta Ca'

Average Price: ¥ 4,000
Before making pizza, Peppe Erricchielo enjoyed throwing hankies in the air. In Tokyo he worked as dishwasher, pizza chef and finally opened his own place in 2011 in Kamiyacho, in the shadow of the...
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Vino della Pace

Average Price: ¥ 7,000
The name of this trattoria in the neighborhood that never sleeps in Tokyo - Roppongi - takes us to Friuli, and straight to a wine label. The two acres of the Cormòns Vigna del mondo grows more than...
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Elio Locanda Italiana

Average Price: ¥ 8,000
From Calabria to Japan on the taste road: in 1996 Elio Orsara took to Tokyo the hospitality, flavours and traditions of Italian dining, especially the cuisine of southern Italy. This convivial...
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Faro Shiseido

Average Price: ¥ 10,000
Located on the tenth floor of the luxurious Shiseido building and flooded with light from the large windows, which makes the crystal ware and cutlery gleam, it is no coincidence that this restaurant...