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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 restaurants are listed at the bottom of the page. Pizza parlors, pizzerias and other pizza specialists now have their own 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 restaurants are listed at the bottom of the page. Pizza parlors, pizzerias and other pizza specialists now have their own page.

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Italian restaurants


Shinjuku and north

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.
Obica Mozzarella Bar - Italian: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-9:30pm (LO) daily.
In spite of the Shinjuku business-district address, this branch of the Rome-based eatery has the feel of a friendly (but sophisticated) neighborhood Italian spot, where you can pop in for a...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-9:30pm (LO) daily.
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.
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.
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.
Agio - Italian: Ikebukuro
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
This self-described "market restaurant" serves delicious grilled fish and meats along with brick-oven-baked pizzas.
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.

Yoyogi, Harajuku, Aoyama, Shibuya

Tanta Bocca - Italian: Kita-Sando
Open 11:30am-2, 5-9:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
This is the kind of unpretentious neighborhood trattoria that we love, serving good grilled meats and nice pastas, with some reasonably priced wines. Budget around Y6,000-8,000 for food and drink at...
Open 11:30am-2, 5-9:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Eataly - Italian: Harajuku
Open 11am-9pm (LO) daily.
If you're in Harajuku and looking for a dining spot with a pleasant atmosphere, good food and spacious outdoor seating, Eataly checks all the boxes. The attractive third-floor terrace is probably...
Open 11am-9pm (LO) daily.
Spica - International: Harajuku
Open 11am-2, 6-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Maybe it's the luxurious atmosphere of the dining room or the beautifully presented, innovative cuisine, but dinner at Spica feels like a night out. The food definitely takes center stage, as...
Open 11am-2, 6-9:30pm (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.
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.
Arossa - Italian: Shibuya
Open 6-10pm (LO) daily.
Tucked away in a back street beyond Bunkamura, Arossa started out as a successor to one of Tokyo's first Australian-only wine bars. The regular wine list is extensive and reasonably priced; plus...
Open 6-10pm (LO) 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.
Petalo - Italian: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-2, 5-11pm (LO) daily.
Advertised as a "prosciutteria e bar," this casual drinking spot offers a tempting assortment of prosciutto and salami platters along with Italian-style appetizers and pastas. House wines are a very...
Open 11:30am-2, 5-11pm (LO) daily.

Ebisu, Roppongi

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.
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 priced at Y10,700-12,500; lunch is Y4,500-6,500.
Open 11:30am-1:30, 6:30-9:30pm (LO). Closed Wednesdays, 1st Tue.
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.
Obica Mozzarella Bar - Italian: Roppongi Hills
Open 11am-10pm (LO; Fri, Sat -11pm) daily.
Gourmet pizzas are the centerpiece of Obica's menu - the kitchen prepares ten in all, including Verdura (eggplant, zucchini, bell peppers, green beans and smoked mozzarella) and 7 Formaggi...
Open 11am-10pm (LO; Fri, Sat -11pm) 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

La Verde - Italian: Yurakucho
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO; Sat., Sun. earlier). Open every day.
This long-running budget Italian restaurant is notable for its large portions and reasonable prices.
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO; Sat., Sun. earlier). Open every day.
Bulgari, Il Ristorante - Italian: Ginza
Open 5:30-8pm (LO). Closed Sundays, Mondays.
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 5:30-8pm (LO). Closed Sundays, Mondays.
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.
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.
Eataly - Italian: Marunouchi
Open 11am-9pm (LO) daily.
This commuter-friendly, underground branch of the popular Italian chain includes an imported food market, a cafe, a casual wine bar, and a full-fledged pizza- and pasta-centric restaurant, all...
Open 11am-9pm (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

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 - Pizzeria: Ushigome-Kagurazaka
Open 11:30am-2, 6-9pm (LO) daily.
Carmine is an old-fashioned neighborhood pizzeria, with small tables decked out in red checkered tablecloths, walls covered with travel and food posters, and a kitchen turning out good, solid Italian...
Open 11:30am-2, 6-9pm (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.
Shugo - Italian: Kagurazaka
Open 6pm-midnight (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-midnight (LO). Closed Sun, first Mon.
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. Lunches start at around Y1,000, and for...
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.

Other areas

Aroma Classico - Italian: Shinagawa
Open 11:30am-3, 5-11pm. Closed Sundays.
A branch of the famous Aroma Fresca in Ginza, they offer an excellent wine selection and a fairly upmarket menu, with full-course dinners starting at Y10,000 and lunches priced Y2,000-6,000.
Open 11:30am-3, 5-11pm. Closed Sundays.
Obica Mozzarella Bar - Italian: Shinagawa
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Obica serves ten types of pizza, topped with buffalo mozzarella and your choice of other ingredients such as truffles, mushroom paste, zucchini, anchovy fillets and Sardinian mullet roe. They also...
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
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.
Rigoletto - Italian: Oshiage
Open 11am-midnight (LO) 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-midnight (LO) 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.
Il Primo - Italian: Nakano
Open 11:30am-2, 5-9:30pm (LO). Closed Wednesdays.
Il Primo serves nice, down-home Italian fare prepared by an Italian-trained chef.
Open 11:30am-2, 5-9:30pm (LO). Closed Wednesdays.
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.
Va Bene - Italian: Shimo-Kitazawa
Open 5-11:30pm daily.
Va Bene's casual ground-floor bar is a convivial spot to enjoy some scrumptious meaty snacks along with a glass of wine or two. The assorted appetizer plate (Y980) is a perfect match for a robust...
Open 5-11:30pm daily.
La Boheme - Italian: Ikejiri-Ohashi
Open 11:30am-1:30am (LO) daily.
Inexpensive, competently prepared pastas and other dishes that are very popular with a young, local crowd.
Open 11:30am-1:30am (LO) daily.
Bleue Blanche - Italian: Futako-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.
Rigoletto Spice Market - Italian: Futako-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: Futako-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.

Mediterranean

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 (Ivy Place, Smokehouse). Located in the heart of Aoyama, the spacious quarters are evocative of a luxury tropical...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30pm-2am (LO) daily.
Bakuro Common - Mediterranean: Bakurocho
Open 11:30am-3, 5-10:30pm (LO; Sun -9) daily.
Specializing in Mediterranean cuisines, Bakuro Common serves pastas and grilled meats, voluminous salads and eclectic appetizers. The wine list starts at Y3200 per bottle and covers the globe. At...
Open 11:30am-3, 5-10:30pm (LO; Sun -9) daily.
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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Updated 2024-04-24