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This is a collection of the Italian restaurants listed in the Tokyo Food Page neighborhood guides, and a brief introduction to some of the many Italian dining possibilities in Tokyo. Mediterranean and "Continental" restaurants are listed at the bottom of the page.
This is a collection of the Italian restaurants listed in the Tokyo Food Page neighborhood guides, and a brief introduction to some of the many Italian dining possibilities in Tokyo. Mediterranean and "Continental" restaurants are listed at the bottom of the page.

Shinjuku and north

Agio - Italian: Ikebukuro
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Agio call themselves a "market restaurant," and serve delicious grilled fish and meat and brick-oven-baked pizzas.
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Bunryu - Italian: Takadanobaba
Open 11:30am-2, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
Nicely prepared food in a modest basement coffee-shop setting.
Open 11:30am-2, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
Flattoria - Italian: Takadanobaba
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Part of the Fealteria complex, this casual restaurant offers solid Italian fare, including pizzas, in an unpretentious, smoke-free dining room. Prix-fixe dinners are Y2100-5200. Weekday lunches run...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Taverna - Italian: Takadanobaba
Open 5-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Well-prepared Roman-style food at budget-friendly prices. Start off dinner with three selections from the extensive tapas case, then explore the pastas and main entrees, which include several good...
Open 5-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
La Boheme - Italian: Shinjuku Gyoen-mae
Open 11:30am-3am (LO) daily.
This spacious multi-level branch of the budget Italian chain is open all afternoon, and convenient when you're visiting Shinjuku Gyoen.
Open 11:30am-3am (LO) daily.
La Verde - Italian: Shinjuku
Open 11:30am-2am (LO) daily.
Very good budget pastas and other Italian fare, a good wine selection and convenient hours.
Open 11:30am-2am (LO) daily.
Agio (Isetan) - Italian: Shinjuku
Open 11am-9:15pm (LO). Closed Wednesdays.
A lively "market-style" restaurant, with the emphasis on top-quality ingredients and simple preparation. Grilled meats and seafood, brick-oven-baked pizzas and assorted pastas make up most of the...
Open 11am-9:15pm (LO). Closed Wednesdays.
To The Herbs - Italian: Shinjuku
Open 11:30am-10pm (LO) daily.
Tasty, sometimes unusual pizzas and well-constructed pastas at this budget Italian cafe chain. Open all afternoon.
Open 11:30am-10pm (LO) daily.
Il Bacaro - Italian: Shinjuku
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-9:15pm (LO) daily.
The stand-up bar at the front of Il Bacaro has a nice casual feel to it. You can drop in for a few minutes, have a quick glass of wine and a tiny snack, and be on your way. Or you can claim a seat...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-9:15pm (LO) daily.
Cona - Italian: Shinjuku
Open 5pm-5am daily.
Inexpensive late-night pizzas and drinks in a very casual setting. Wines are Y1900 per bottle or Y500 by the glass, and all pizzas and side dishes are Y500 each.
Open 5pm-5am daily.
La Bettola Per Tutti - Italian: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Reliable Italian cooking in a casual setting. The food ranges from good to excellent, so the large menu warrants some exploration to find your favorites. Full-course dinners from Y3980, or a la...
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Al Dente - Italian: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 11am-9pm (LO; Sun -7:30pm) daily.
This long-running pasta specialist is a favorite of many resident and visiting Italians in Tokyo. In addition to tomato- and cream-based pasta sauces, Al Dente serves up Japanese variations...
Open 11am-9pm (LO; Sun -7:30pm) daily.
Tanta Bocca - Italian: Yoyogi
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10:30pm (LO) daily.
This is the kind of unpretentious neighborhood trattoria that we love, serving good grilled meats and nice pastas, with some very reasonably priced wines in the Y3000-5000 range. Budget around...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Code Kurkku - Italian: Yoyogi
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-11pm (LO) daily.
Located in the trendy and ecologically conscious Yoyogi Village complex, Code Kurkku serves sophisticated, organic Italian and international cuisine in an elegant dining space. Lunch starts at...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-11pm (LO) daily.

Harajuku, Aoyama, Sendagaya

Mangia Pesce - Italian: Kita-Sando
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-9:30pm (LO) daily.
A luxury-level Italian trattoria, with lunch from Y1500, dinner from Y6500.
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Bulgari, Il Cafe - Italian: Harajuku
Open 11am-10pm daily.
A more casual branch of Bulgari's flagship Ginza restaurant, Il Cafe offers full-course meals as well as a la carte choices - simple starters, pastas and sandwiches. One especially luxurious dish is...
Open 11am-10pm daily.
Celeb de Tomato Omotesando - Italian: Omotesando
Open 11:30am-2:30, 2:30-5, 5-9:30pm (LO) daily.
This tomato-centric Italian restaurant/cafe offers full-course dinners from Y4000-7000. The buffet lunch (Y2500; Y3000 on weekends) includes a three-juice tasting flight, a choice of pasta, dessert,...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 2:30-5, 5-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Gar Eden - Italian: Omotesando
Open 6-11:30pm daily.
An Italian restaurant with a good craft-beer selection is a nice find, but if you're not hungry you can come just for the beer. The ten taps dispense an assortment of Japanese, US and European craft...
Open 6-11:30pm daily.
Azzurra - Italian: Gaienmae
Open 6-11pm. Closed Tuesdays.
Skillfully constructed fish dishes and pastas from an extensive menu that changes daily.
Open 6-11pm. Closed Tuesdays.
Emilia - Italian: Jingumae 2-chome
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10:30pm (LO). Closed Thursdays.
Skillful Italian cooking in a casual but comfortable trattoria setting. Main courses include game in season, and the finest small-farm-raised meats and regional seafood year-round. There's a good...
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10:30pm (LO). Closed Thursdays.
La Verde - Italian: Aoyama 1-chome
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
While the basement room may be unexciting, the food and wines are quite good and represent great value for money.
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.

Shibuya, Hiroo, Roppongi

La Boheme Qualita - Italian: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-1am daily.
This newest venture from the popular budget Italian chain promises to serve "an Italian mama's home-cooked meals."
Open 11:30am-1am daily.
La Cucina - Italian: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm (LO). Closed third Monday.
A pleasant, casual Italian kitchen with culinary ambitions that aren't always fulfilled. The assorted appetizers (Y3400 for five items) were outstanding, but the main dishes and pastas didn't quite...
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm (LO). Closed third Monday.
Arossa - Italian: Shibuya
Open 6pm-2am daily.
One of Tokyo's first Australian-only wine bars, with one of the largest selections of rare and expensive wines from that country. The food is mainly Italian, and consistently good.
Open 6pm-2am daily.
Panzerotteria - Italian: Shibuya
Open noon-2:30, 6-11pm. Closed Mondays.
Panzerotti - deep-fried savory pies that originated in Puglia, Italy - are the unusual specialty here. Around two dozen varieties are on offer, along with a selection of hams, cheeses, salads and...
Open noon-2:30, 6-11pm. Closed Mondays.
Tharros - Italian: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-2, 6pm-midnight (LO). Closed Sundays.
Very good Sardinian cuisine and wines; budget around Y7000-8000 for dinner.
Open 11:30am-2, 6pm-midnight (LO). Closed Sundays.
Tooth Tooth - Italian: Ebisu
Open 11:30am-3, 6pm-1am (Fri, Sat -3am) daily.
Casual French- and Italian-inspired fare from the popular Osaka-based Tooth Tooth chain. Open weekend nights until 4am. Budget around Y1200 at lunchtime, Y5000 for dinner with drinks. (Open to...
Open 11:30am-3, 6pm-1am (Fri, Sat -3am) daily.
I Sette Mari - Italian: Ebisu
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Simple, expertly prepared "seasonal dishes and Italian wines" in a casual setting. Lunch is Y700 and Y1450; full-course dinners from Y3800. Pizzas start at Y1400.
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Coci - Italian: Ebisu
Open 11:30am-3, 6pm-2am (4am Fri, 11pm Sun) daily.
This stylish two-story cafe-bar looks like a ski chalet that's been sliced along the diagonal, with big windows looking out over the picturesque (at least at night) Shibuya River. Stop in for a...
Open 11:30am-3, 6pm-2am (4am Fri, 11pm Sun) daily.
Il Boccalone - Italian: Ebisu
Open 5:30-11pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
The food is nicely prepared but a bit more expensive than expected. The large, comfortable dining room has been known to become rather raucous at times.
Open 5:30-11pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Massa - Italian: Ebisu
Open 11:30am-1:30, 6:30-9:30pm (LO). Closed Wednesdays, 1st Tue.
Former Iron Chef Masahiko Kobe's tiny restaurant has just 10 tables, so reservations are essential. Full-course dinners are Y6000 and Y8000; lunch is Y2000.
Open 11:30am-1:30, 6:30-9:30pm (LO). Closed Wednesdays, 1st Tue.
Partenope - Italian: Ebisu
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-11pm daily.
Lots of Naples-style pizzas and grilled dishes, and even a few vegetarian items are on the menu.
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-11pm daily.
Delizioso Italia - Italian: Ebisu
Open noon-1:30, 5:30-11pm (LO) daily.
One of the better Italian joints in the neighborhood, although there's lots of competition.
Open noon-1:30, 5:30-11pm (LO) daily.
Partenope - Italian: Hiroo
Open 11:30am-2, 6-11pm daily.
A comfortable neighborhood place with attentive service and reliable pasta dishes. The pasta or pizza lunch is Y1200.
Open 11:30am-2, 6-11pm daily.
Isola - Italian: Shirokanedai
Open 6:30-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Another candidate for best pizza in Tokyo, prepared in a ceramic oven, although some may balk at the prices - pizzas range up to around Y3000.
Open 6:30-10:30pm (LO) daily.
La Boheme - Italian: Shirokanedai
Open 11:30am-3am (LO) daily.
One of the few late-night spots in the neighborhood; pizzas and pastas in a multi-level, palatial setting.
Open 11:30am-3am (LO) daily.
Canoviano Cafe - Italian: Roppongi
Open 11am-2, 6-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Nestled in a corner of the Tadao Ando-designed musuem building, this Tokyo branch of an excellent Italian restaurant in Kyoto has one of the more impressive architectural settings in Tokyo Midtown. ...
Open 11am-2, 6-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Vegematto - Italian: Roppongi
Open 7pm-7am. Closed Sundays and holidays.
Italian-inspired late-night vegetable dining, with produce from organic farms around Japan. Prix-fixe menus are Y3000-4000, and include cheese fondue or bagna cauda as a main course. There are more...
Open 7pm-7am. Closed Sundays and holidays.
Chianti (Iikura) - Italian: Roppongi
Open noon-2:30am (LO) daily.
An expensive (and very good) Italian restaurant downstairs, and a cafe upstairs serving drinks, coffee and desserts.
Open noon-2:30am (LO) daily.
Kitchen Salvatore, The - Italian: Roppongi Hills
Open 11am-2am (LO) daily.
Upscale Italian cooking from the popular Salvatore Cuomo chain.
Open 11am-2am (LO) daily.
Obika Mozzarella Bar - Italian: Roppongi Hills
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Four types of mozzarella cheese imported from Italy every day make up the centerpiece of the menu here. You can enjoy them with various salamis and dried hams, salads and pasta dishes, and Italian...
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Il Mulino - Italian: Roppongi Hills
Open 6-10:30pm (LO) daily.
This popular international chain restaurant serves New York-style Italian fare, with a focus on Roman cuisine. The menu features ten veal dishes (ranging Y5000-8000), scampi, and a good selection of...
Open 6-10:30pm (LO) daily.
L'Estasi - Italian: Roppongi Hills
Open 11am-1am daily.
Fine Italian dining in a casual atmosphere, from the Michelin-starred Sadler restaurant in Milan. Full-course dinners are Y8500, while pizzas and pastas are in the Y2200-2800 range. There's also a...
Open 11am-1am daily.
La Boheme - Italian: Azabu-Juban
Open 11:30-4:15am (LO) daily.
Inexpensive pastas and Italian wines by the glass, with convenient late-night hours.
Open 11:30-4:15am (LO) daily.

Akasaka, Ginza

Queen of Chickens - Italian: Shimbashi
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
This lively after-work drinking spot is called "Queen of Chickens" - and what more do you need to know? Well, if you must have details, they serve a lovely roast chicken, flavored with rosemary,...
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
La Verde - Italian: Yurakucho
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO; Sat., Sun. earlier). Open every day.
A budget Italian restaurant notable for its large portions.
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO; Sat., Sun. earlier). Open every day.
Isola Blu - Italian: Ginza
Open 11:30am-3, 5-11:30pm (LO) daily.
Lovely pizza prepared in custom-made wood-burning ovens, from this upscale chain of Italian eateries.
Open 11:30am-3, 5-11:30pm (LO) daily.
Bulgari, Il Ristorante - Italian: Ginza
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Top-notch, creative Italian fare, beautifullly presented, from the very talented chef Luca Fantin. The main dining room is modern and stylish; there's also a popular bar-lounge area one level up...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Aroma Fresca - Italian: Ginza
Open 5:30-8:30pm (LO). Closed Sun, Mon.
High-end Italian cuisine from Chef Shinji Harada, with mega-course, multi-hour prix-fixe menus for the adventurous gourmet. Budget Y15,000-25,000 for dinner.
Open 5:30-8:30pm (LO). Closed Sun, Mon.
Sala Amabile - Italian: Ginza
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5:30pm-1am (LO). Closed Sun.
A more casual sister restaurant of the very upscale Aroma Fresca, with late-night hours and lunch service. Budget around Y6,000 for lunch and Y12,000 at dinnertime for food.
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5:30pm-1am (LO). Closed Sun.
Argento Aso - Italian: Ginza
Open 11:30am-1:30, 6-8:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Upscale Italian cooking from the Hiramatsu group at this Michelin two-star restaurant, with prix-fixe lunches Y5250 and dinners Y10,500-15,750. The cellar has 400 bottles of Italian and French...
Open 11:30am-1:30, 6-8:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Buono Buono - Italian: Ginza
Open 11:30am-11pm (LO) daily.
Competent, confident Italian cooking without too many surprises; prix-fixe dinner menus start at around Y5000.
Open 11:30am-11pm (LO) daily.
Al Dente - Italian: Ginza
Open 11am-8pm (LO) daily.
Located high up in the Sony Building, this old-school spaghetti joint offers a nice view of Ginza's main drag to go with your noodles. Choose from some three dozen types of spaghetti, including...
Open 11am-8pm (LO) daily.
Sabatini di Firenze - Italian: Ginza
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Not as trendy as some of its newer competitors, this old Ginza standby still delivers consistently good food and service. Lunch Y3,800-7,500, dinner Y12,000-15,000.
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-9:30pm (LO) daily.
La Boheme - Italian: Ginza
Open 11:30am-2:45am (LO) daily.
Inexpensive pastas and Italian wines by the glass, with convenient late-night service.
Open 11:30am-2:45am (LO) daily.
A16 - Italian: Marunouchi
Open 11am-10:30pm daily.
Good pizzas and other Italian fare from this San Francisco-based restaurant. Terrace seating in the Brick Square garden area. Budget around Y3500 at dinnertime. Lunch is served until 4:30pm.
Open 11am-10:30pm daily.
Pagliaccio - Italian: Marunouchi
Open 11:30am-10pm (LO) daily.
The cheerful green exterior of this recently opened cafe/trattoria adds a bit of color to a street lined with generically tasteful shops selling luxury goods. Large windows offering a peek at the...
Open 11:30am-10pm (LO) daily.
Il Ghiottone - Italian: Marunouchi
Open 11am-2, 6-9pm (LO) daily.
This first Tokyo branch of one of Kyoto's best Italian restaurants occupies a small, minimal but elegant dining room facing the street. Dinner is either Y7500 or Y10,000 - chef's omakase menu only -...
Open 11am-2, 6-9pm (LO) daily.
Isola Smeralda - Italian: Marunouchi
Open 11am-2, 5-11:30pm (LO) daily.
The original branch in Shirogane is famous for their wood-burning pizza oven, which is duplicated here.
Open 11am-2, 5-11:30pm (LO) daily.
Ventaglio - Italian: Mitsukoshimae
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-9pm daily.
Lunch and dinner buffets of modern Italian cuisine in a beautiful open-atrium dining space. The weekday lunch buffet is Y2900; weekend lunch is Y4200, dinner is Y5000, and the weekend dessert buffet...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-9pm daily.

Central Tokyo

Salon de Kappa - Italian: Kojimachi
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
An ordinary Italian restaurant by night, Kappa offers an Italian-style beef curry at lunchtime, with optional toppings like gouda cheese and ham cutlet.
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
To The Herbs - Italian: Ichigaya
Open 7am-11:30pm (Sat, Sun 11am-) daily.
Tasty, sometimes unusual pizzas and well-constructed pastas at this budget Italian cafe chain. Open all afternoon.
Open 7am-11:30pm (Sat, Sun 11am-) daily.
Carmine - Italian: Ushigome-Kagurazaka
Open 11:30am-2, 6-9:30pm (LO) daily.
The home base and launching pad of one of Tokyo's most famous Italian chefs.
Open 11:30am-2, 6-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Stefano - Italian: Kagurazaka
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-11pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Creative Italian cooking from talented young chef Stefano Fastro, a veteran of the Carmine restaurant group. The menu focuses on the food of the Veneto region, inland from Venice. The five-course...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-11pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Amoroso - Italian: Kagurazaka
Open 11:30am-2, 6-10pm. Closed Tuesdays.
Excellent Italian cuisine in an intimate counter setting - the chef will plan a menu for you, matching each course with wines by the glass. Budget around Y10,000 for dinner, Y1500-3000 for prix-fixe...
Open 11:30am-2, 6-10pm. Closed Tuesdays.
Shugo - Italian: Kagurazaka
Open 6pm-2:30am (LO). Closed Sun, first Mon.
Shugo is the kind of laid-back neighborhood Italian restaurant where you can order from the menu or just leave things up to the chef - it's hard to go wrong either way. Main dishes are built around...
Open 6pm-2:30am (LO). Closed Sun, first Mon.
Sorriso - Italian: Iidabashi
Open 11:30am-2pm, 6-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Consistently high-quality Italian food (starting with their excellent bread) in a bright, airy setting.
Open 11:30am-2pm, 6-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Canal Cafe - Italian: Iidabashi
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Cafes with scenic settings are a rarity in Tokyo, so this lovely spot looking out over the rowboats on the moat is worth a stop if you're in the neighborhood. After 5pm it's a proper restaurant,...
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.

Other areas

Italiana Enoteca D'Oro - Italian: Hamamatsucho
Open 11am-4, 5-10:30pm (LO; 3am Thu/Fri). Open every day.
There's no need for an elaborate meal if you're not in the mood; here you can settle in with a simple pizza margherita, a sampling of their fifteen different hams and salamis, and a nice bottle or...
Open 11am-4, 5-10:30pm (LO; 3am Thu/Fri). Open every day.
Queen of Chickens - Italian: Akihabara
Open 11am-11pm daily.
The popular Shimbashi-based rotisserie chicken specialist offers hearty food at budget-friendly prices, especially at lunchtime (until 3:30pm) when you can get half a roast chicken along with...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Rigoletto - Italian: Oshiage
Open 11am-4am (-11pm Sun) daily.
Rotisserie chicken is the highlight of the menu at this Spanish-Italian chain restaurant. Open until 4am, Rigoletto is one of the few late-night choices in the neighborhood. Budget around Y3000 at...
Open 11am-4am (-11pm Sun) daily.
La Boheme - Italian: Daiba
Open 11:30am-3am (LO) daily.
Late-night pastas and Italian wines.
Open 11:30am-3am (LO) daily.
To The Herbs - Italian: Daiba
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Tasty, sometimes unusual pizzas and well-constructed pastas at this budget Italian cafe chain. Open all afternoon.
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Pizzeria Ciro - Italian: Higashi-Nakano
Open 11:30am-3, 5:30-10:30pm (LO) daily.
The pizza makers here trained in Naples, and they use a wood-burning pizza oven. Some thirty varieties of fantastic thin-crusted pizzas are ready to eat in or take out.
Open 11:30am-3, 5:30-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Il Fornello - Italian: Nakano
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Splendid cooking by a great Italian chef. Lunch Y1000-1800; dinner Y3500 and Y5000.
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Il Primo - Italian: Nakano
Open 11:30am-2, 5-9:30pm (LO). Closed Wednesdays.
Authentic Italian fare prepared by an Italian-trained chef
Open 11:30am-2, 5-9:30pm (LO). Closed Wednesdays.
Pizzeria GG - Italian: Kichijoji
Open 11:30am-3:30, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Thirty varieties of fantastic thin-crusted pizzas are ready to eat in or take out. The pizza makers trained in Naples, and they use a wood-burning pizza oven.
Open 11:30am-3:30, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Zucchero - Italian: Shimo-Takaido
Open noon-2, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Good neighborhood Italian cooking, with a nice selection of daily specials. Y3000-5000 per person.
Open noon-2, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
En Boca - Italian: Yoyogi-Uehara
Open 5:30-10pm. Closed Mon, Tue.
First-rate pizzas, creative Italian-Japanese fusion cuisine and Belgian beers are served here in an elegant but comfortable dining room - a nice setting for a date or special celebration. The...
Open 5:30-10pm. Closed Mon, Tue.
Daniela - Italian: Shimo-Kitazawa
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10:30pm (LO) daily.
A more casual sister shop of the excellent Emilia restaurant in Harajuku, Bar Alimentari Daniela offers inexpensive snacks and drinks as well as Y2000-3600 prix-fixe dinners and a Y4500 three-pasta...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Kyodo406 - Italian: Kyodo
Open 11am-10pm daily.
A casual Italian-themed cafe-restaurant with a big outdoor terrace. They also run a wine shop just next door (03-3425-1136), so the wine selection is bigger than average.
Open 11am-10pm daily.
Teppen - Italian: Sangenjaya
Open 6pm-4am (LO). Closed Sundays.
This friendly wine bar has a lively atmosphere and a neighborhood feel. Although interior is fairly large (and certainly bigger than it appears from the entrance), the counter setup with its display...
Open 6pm-4am (LO). Closed Sundays.
Guccina - Italian: Sangenjaya
Open 11:30am-2, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
A nice, cozy neighborhood spot with solid, occasionally creative cooking.
Open 11:30am-2, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Bleue Blanche - Italian: Futago-tamagawa
Open 5pm-5am. Open every day.
Fairly decent Italian fare (pastas, grilled fish, antipasti) served in small portions. Drinks are on the expensive side.
Open 5pm-5am. Open every day.
To The Herbs - Italian: Futago-tamagawa
Open 11am-10pm daily.
Tasty, sometimes unusual pizzas and well-constructed pastas at this budget Italian cafe chain. Open all afternoon.
Open 11am-10pm daily.
Rigoletto Spice Market - Italian: Futago-tamagawa
Open 11am-4am daily.
Reliable food, reasonably priced wines, late-night hours and glitzy decor are the draws at this suburban venture from the Rigoletto group. The food menu features pastas, pizzas, and small tapas...
Open 11am-4am daily.
Tokio Plage Lunatic - Italian: Futago-tamagawa
Open 11:45am-11pm daily.
When the weather is nice you can enjoy a coffee or a glass of wine up on the rooftop, looking out over the Tama River. There are also barbecue facilities (reserve with the staff), and a charmingly...
Open 11:45am-11pm daily.
Da Isa - Italian: Naka-Meguro
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm (LO). Closed Mondays, Tuesdays.
Excellent Naples-style pizza from award-winning pizza chef Hisanori Yamamoto at this neighborhood landmark. Weekday lunches are Y1000.
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm (LO). Closed Mondays, Tuesdays.
Seirinkan - Italian: Naka-Meguro
Open 11:30am-2, 6-9:30pm (LO) daily.
The camouflage net-covered, cast-iron exterior of Seirinkan (formerly acclaimed pizzeria Savoy) strikes an imposing figure, but inside atmosphere is lively and fun. Although they serve only two kinds...
Open 11:30am-2, 6-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Caffe Cocco - Italian: Ota-ku
Open 6:30am-8:30pm (LO) daily.
Looking to share a sociable drink before a departing flight at Haneda Airport, we didn't expect to find anything as fancy as Belgian beers, but this Italian-themed cafe in the Terminal 2 food court...
Open 6:30am-8:30pm (LO) daily.
Il Pinolo - Italian: Kawasaki
Open 11am-3, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Reliable upscale Italian cuisine from this Ginza-based group. Prix-fixe dinners are Y5,000-8,500, or you can order a la carte; lunch from Y1300.
Open 11am-3, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Galileo - Italian: Kawasaki
Open 11am-2, 6-11pm daily.
This "osteria tipica Napoletana" offers full-course dinners priced Y3500-5500, along with pizzas, pastas and grilled meats a la carte. Lunch sets from Y1100.
Open 11am-2, 6-11pm daily.

Mediterranean

Bistro - Mediterranean: Edogawabashi
Open 11:30am-11pm daily.
Seasons Bistro is the casual Mediterranean restaurant at the Four Seasons, serving everything from bouillabaisse and grilled steaks to Cobb salads, burgers and Thai curries. Main dishes average...
Open 11:30am-11pm daily.
Benoit - Mediterranean: Omotesando
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
From French celeb chef Alain Ducasse, a Mediterranean restaurant covering the cuisines of Italy, Spain, North Africa and Greece. The dining room is comfortable and attractively laid out, with nice...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Cicada - Mediterranean: Omotesando
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30pm-2am (LO) daily.
First-rate Mediterranean cuisine from Chef David Chiddo and the TY Harbor group (Beacon, Ivy Place). Now located in the heart of Aoyama (after a decade in Hiroo), the spacious quarters are evocative...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30pm-2am (LO) daily.
Amapola - Mediterranean: Ebisu
Open 11am-9pm (LO) daily.
A pleasant "Mediterranean Rim" restaurant with a very casual cafe area up front (including outdoor seating) and a more formal dining room in back. The food is serviceable but not spectacular, and...
Open 11am-9pm (LO) daily.
Kitchen 5 - Mediterranean: Nishi-Azabu
Open 6-9:45pm (LO). Closed Sundays, Mondays.
This long-running Nishi-Azabu standby is one of the pioneers in tapas-style "mukokuseki" (no-nationality) dining. The service can be moody at times, but the food is usually quite interesting.
Open 6-9:45pm (LO). Closed Sundays, Mondays.
Bar Agrado - Mediterranean: Naka-Meguro
Open 6pm-2:30am (LO) daily.
Tapas and grilled items, a good selection of sherry, plus around 5 wines by the glass are available at this pleasant bar, located on a small side street behind the Nakameguro GT building. The first...
Open 6pm-2:30am (LO) daily.
Plage Sud - Mediterranean: Hayama
Open 11:30am-9:45pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Acceptable Mediterranean food and wine, notable for its wonderful location. High above the waves but set well away from the coast road, this has to be the ultimate romantic sundowner spot.
Open 11:30am-9:45pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
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