Esse Lunga
Kamakura: Italian
Esse Lunga (Kamakura: Italian)
Esse Lunga
Open 11:30am-1:30, 6-8:30pm (LO). Closed Mon, 2nd, 4th Tue.
Sun: Open Sundays

Open since May 2009, this friendly and elegant eatery has redefined Italian food in Shonan. From Sicilian-inspired seafood carpaccios to handmade pastas in rich Northern-style ragus to perfectly roasted lamb and pork, nothing is amiss.

The indulgence is amplified by a broad wine selection (all Italian) with ample pours and opportunities to sample. Antipasti range from Y600-1350, primi piatti from Y1100-1800 and secondi from Y1800-3000. Several great wines by the glass are a steal at Y700 and up.

by Nicholas Vroman
Kamakura, Hase 1-14-26.
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