Italian

Piccolo Grande, Azabujuban

I beleive that Italian is one of those cuisines where no matter how fancy the restaurant, one should feel comfortable walking in, finding a table and enjoying a hearty meal. Piccolo Grande is a nice cosy local Italian restaurant located in Azabujuban, Tokyo. It has the feel of neighborhood restaurant […]

Cucina Hirata, Azabujuban

  Cucina Hirata is a small and hidden Italian gem located in Azabu-juban. This restaurant is not too easy to be found, its on the 3rd floor of a rather unlikely building but as soon as you enter the place you are welcomed by the lady owner, Sei Terada and […]

Bistecca, Akasaka

Goo Italiano Bistecca is a reasonably priced bistro on Akasaka Dori with a steak restaurant grafted on to it. Bistecca Akasaka has definitely been my go-to place for lunch with friends, family or just for some indulgence all by myself. They do some good pastas, vegetarian salad  and steaks but […]

Falo, Daikanyama

A sleek and cavernous Italian meets – Japanese Izakaya where slow cooked meat, pasta and natural wine rule. Seating is counter style around a small kitchen with a prominent charcoal grill. The wines are all natural, reasonable and good. What are natural wines? Natural wines are wines that are produced […]

Trattoria Marie e Monti, Nishi-azabu

There are many Italian restaurants in Tokyo but ‘Trattoria Marie e Monti’ is truly exceptional. In the kitchen they have the star chef Mitsunobu Suzuki who spent five years at La Bisbochia plus more recently two years in Italy with Antonio Connavacciulo. Cosimo or Luca the proprietors usually come with […]

Bottega, Hiroo

Where do I start this review? Everyone keeps asking these days…What’s my favorite restaurant so far since I have started my Food blog. I have to admit, BOTTEGA (Michelin Star) located in Hiroo is my recent favourite Italian restaurant in Tokyo. Bottega Cucina  is a 12 seat counter seating casual/semi-formal restaurant […]

Fratelli Paradiso, Omotesando

Afternoon date with my man, enjoying the beautiful weather and a delicious lunch at ‘Fratelli Paradiso’, An Italian restaurant from Sydney conveniently located in trendy ‘Omotesando Hills’. (Shopping paradise) When it comes to Italian food — really good food — it’s fair to raise your expectations high. Because as far as the […]

Bamboo, Omotesando

Walking the beautiful Omotesando street, we spotted this cute little place just off the main avenue lined up with high-brand stores in a serene location with beautiful terrace seats and a cozy but fancy interior. My little girls were in a mood for pizza 🍕 so we ordered for a […]

Aponte, Ebisu

This is one of my favorite Japanese- Inspired Italian restaurant in Ebisu, Tokyo (Few blocks from Westin Tokyo and Yebisu Garden place). The restaurant is very chic, cool and laid-back but serves up delicious food and amazing wine plus they are vegetarian friendly. The service is outstanding, and the kitchen […]

Djangos, Akasaka

This small neighbourhood spot ‘Djangos’ located in between Tokyo Midtown and Akasaka severs good, Californian style cuisine and reasonably priced New World wines. Their menu/food is hard to categorise. I think its easiest to call it ‘international’ – a mixture of Japanese, Italian and Californian. The great thing about this […]