Il Pinolo: Umeda 2-chome
Il Pinolo
Umeda 2-chome / Italian
Umeda 2-2-2, Hilton Plaza West 5F.
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Sun: Open Sundays
decor: Notable decor

This is the first Kansai branch of an excellent Ginza Italian place known for its first-class food and wine. The dining space is tastefully and conservatively appointed, with well-separated tables for a bit of privacy. The wine list is unusual in that most bottles are priced at either Y6500 or Y8500 (although there's also a reserve list of "Super Tuscan" wines for those special occasions). Unfortunately there's no a la carte menu, only prix-fixe (from Y4500 in the evening, Y2000 at lunch).