Takadanobaba: Italian
Taverna (Takadanobaba: Italian)
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 veal dishes. There's an above-average dessert menu with several tasty homemade sherbets. Seating is mostly at the large wrap-around counter.

Shinjuku-ku, Takadanobaba 2-15-10.
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