Va Bene
Shimo-Kitazawa: Italian
Va Bene (Shimo-Kitazawa: Italian)
Va Bene
Open 5-11:30pm daily.
Sun: Open Sundays

Primarily an Italian restaurant, Va Bene also has a ground-floor bar where you can pop in for a quick beer or two. There are seven mostly Japanese craft beers on tap, priced from Y350 for a (very) small 150ml glass and Y650 for a medium-sized 350ml pour.

The food menu features charcoal-grilled beef and other meaty fare as well as pastas and vegetable dishes. Budget around Y3000-4000 for dinner with drinks.

Shimo-Kitazawa
Setagaya-ku, Kitazawa 2-24-13.
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