La Cucina: Shibuya
La Cucina
03-3476-3636
Shibuya / Italian
Udagawacho 33-13.
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm (LO). Closed third Monday.
Sun: Open Sundays

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 live up to expectations or to their high price tags. The wine list is geared toward big spenders, with very little in the under-Y5,000 range. The interior is comfortable, though, and the counter would make a nice setting for a quick pasta and glass of wine, or for a weekday lunch.

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