12 Best Italian Restaurants In Tokyo, Japan

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Japan is one of the oldest countries in the world and has a rich history. The spelling of Japan in kanji symbolizes ‘sun origin’, similar to its nickname ‘the land of the rising sun.’ While most of those who live here are native Japanese, they still crave a variety of cuisine. Italian cuisine, one of the most popular cuisines here, has changed over the centuries due to the migration of people and the inclusion of new ingredients. Northern cuisine uses more stuffed pasta and risotto, while southern cuisine uses tomatoes, peppers, and garlic. If you are planning a trip to the country’s capital, Tokyo, you can book a unique Airbnb for your accommodation. You will also find plenty of family-friendly hotels in Tokyo. In the meantime, if you’re in the mood for authentic Italian cuisine, then keep reading to find out about the best Italian restaurants in Tokyo, Japan.

1. Akiccio Desica Honancho

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This restaurant brings its fresh produce from Akicho farm which is located in the mountains of the city of Machida.

If you like your pizza spicy, you must try the spicy chorizo. A unique blend of tomato sauce, cheese, and chorizo garnished with piccante oil, garlic, and parmesan - this one has all the makings of a greatly delectable pizza. For lovers of bacon, there’s a bacon potato creamy pizza on the menu. The rich slices of smoked bacon come with delicious toppings of cream sauce, onion slices, cheese, mascarpone, potato, corn, and parmesan.

The pot-baked sausages and the assorted hors d'oeuvres make for an utterly delicious lunch. You can go for a pizza pasta lunch that comes with a mini salad and a drink. What’s a good meal without a great dessert? Try the panna cotta or the basque cheesecake and you will want to keep coming back for more.

Akiccio Desica Honancho

Address: 2 Chome-4-30 Honan, Suginami City, Tokyo 168-0062, Japan

Website: Akiccio Desica Honancho

Opening hours: Wed - Mon: 11:30am - 10:00pm (closed on Tue)

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2. Roccabianca

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Posted by Pescheria Roccabianca on Tuesday, December 6, 2022

This beautiful eatery has a lot to offer. The simple interiors lend a cosy ambience to the place. When here, you have to try the superbly delicious smoked cheese and fried gnocchi. A delectable platter of fresh shellfish paired with carpaccio, salad, and linguine pasta makes for a sumptuous meal.

The salty spare ribs on the menu will have you come back for more. Also, you will find the best carbonara topped with cheese in Roccabianca. The bolognese meat sauce which is made with domestic beef and Iberian pork is another dish you must try. If you want to indulge your sweet tooth, you have to take a bite of the most delicious tiramisu you will ever find anywhere else.


Address: 2-1-14 Sasazuka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0073 Star Plaza Sasazuka 1F

Website: Roccabianca

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 5:00pm - 12:00am (closed on Sun)

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3. Trattoria Mari e Monti

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Posted by Trattoria Mari e Monti on Sunday, April 19, 2020

This restaurant is a must-visit if you are craving the best Italian food in Tokyo. Trattoria Mari e Monti is Italian for ‘of sea and mountains.’ This is in reference to the fact that they serve both seafood and meat. Their menu also features vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free dishes, as well as a carefully selected wine list that pairs well with the meals. Both drinks and dishes are of generous proportions. The restaurant is located in the center of the city and is thus easily accessible. They have a great atmosphere, complete with pleasant music and a welcoming staff. If you want to host a private party, they offer a buffet-style meal for up to 65 guests and seating style for up to 50 guests.

Trattoria Mari e Monti

Address: 4-1-10 2F Conforia, Nishiazabu, Minato 106-0031 Tokyo Prefecture

Website: Trattoria Mari e Monti

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 5:30pm - 10:30pm (closed on Sun)

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4. Elio Locanda Italiana

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Elio Locanda Italiana was started in 1996. It is in a prime location as it is only a short walk to the imperial palace. The founder, Elio Orsara, was inspired by his grandmother’s recipes from when they resided in Calabria, Italy. Her recipes, the success of her own gourmet restaurant, and her hospitality and dedication to feeding her children was what set the basis of this restaurant. Elio combined these features to ensure a good atmosphere, laughter and conversations over good food. He truly brings Italy to Japan, by using authentic Italian recipes and Japanese ingredients.

Elio Locanda Italiana

Address: 2-5-2, Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Website: Elio Locanda Italiana

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11:45am - 2:15pm, 5:45pm - 10:15pm (closed on Sun)

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5. Amoroso

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Amoroso is a highly popular Italian restaurant in Shinjuku, Tokyo, and is run entirely by Chef Maeda. He carefully manages every aspect of the restaurant, from handling reservations to choosing the art and music, the wine pairing, and the preparation of the menu. He also comes out frequently to interact with the patrons to ensure that their experiences are more than satisfactory. One thing that all those who meet him can agree on is that his passion is contagious.


Address: 22-3 Nakamachi, Shinjuku 162-0835 Tokyo Prefecture

Website: Amoroso

Opening hours: Mon: 6:30pm - 10pm; Wed: 6:30pm - 10pm; Thu - Fri: 12pm - 2pm, 6:30pm - 10pm (closed on Tue)

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6. La Bisboccia

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Le Bisboccia is an Italian restaurant that resembles a basement winery. They use traditional recipes that still continue to impress their patrons. The restaurant itself is decorated using Florence-style teak wood and classic lighting fixtures, thus giving an elegant feel to the place. Please note that children in junior high are not permitted to enter during the weekdays, and children under the age of seven are also not permitted on Saturday and national holidays. However, there is no dress code.

Le Bisboccia

Address: 36150-0013 2-36-13 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Hiroo MTR Building 1F

Website: Le Bisboccia

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 5:30pm - 11:30pm, Sat: 5pm - 11pm (closed on Sun)

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7. Rize Mize Italian Bar

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Rize Mize Italian bar prepares a lip-smackingly good Neopolitan pizza and the best pasta in Tokyo. They use a mix of Italian and Japanese ingredients to make more delectable dishes. They have a wide variety of meat options, as well as choices for those who consume vegetarian and vegan food. They also make sure to use handmade pasta noodles. For those who want to celebrate, you can rent out their rooftop terrace that has a hot tub, television, and projector. It is only a five-minute walk to the west exit of the Shinjuku station.

Rize Mize Italian Bar

Address: Japan, 〒 160 - 0023 Tokyo, Shinjuku shiti, Nishishinjuku, 7 Chome − 18 − 10 ekushīru Shinjuku 1 F

Website: Rize Mize Italian Bar

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11:30am - 3pm, 5:30pm - 11pm (closed on Sun)

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8. Il Ristorante - Luca Fantin

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Il Ristorante Luca Fantin has been running for more than 10 years! The head chef and founder, Luca Fantin has a created a menu that produces elegant Italian cuisine that is made with local, Japanese ingredients. His mouth-watering meals have won him and his restaurant multiple accolades, including a Michelin Star, and have landed on numerous ‘best restaurant’ lists, including Asia’s 50 best restaurants and World’s 50th best restaurants, both in 2019. When you visit, you will also find yourself impressed by the sophisticated interiors, complete with high ceilings and stunningly lit chandeliers.

Il Ristorante Luca Fantin

Address: 2 Chome-7-12 Ginza, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan

Website: Il Ristorante Luca Fantin

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 12pm - 1:30pm. 6pm - 8pm (daily)

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9. Dazzle

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For a modern Italian dining experience in Japan, head to Dazzle. It is a very beautifully decorated restaurant, decked in Swarovski crystals and rich tones, which make you feel like you’re dining with royalty. They have one of the biggest wine cellars in Japan. The kitchen is open, allowing you to watch the chefs at work. They use seasonal ingredients to produce a unique and ever-changing menu to promote sustainability. They also do cater for weddings, so be sure to ask.


Address: 2 Chome-4-12 Ginza, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan

Website: Dazzle

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11:30am - 3pm, 5:30pm - 11:30pm; Sun: 11:30am - 2pm, 5:30pm - 11:30pm

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10. The Pizza Bar On 38th

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Posted by Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo on Thursday, December 23, 2021

The Pizza Bar on 38th uses only a brick oven to make the crispiest pizzas in the area. They use Italian organic flour that is fermented for 48 hours to make sure it produces the perfect crust. The pizzas are served at a countertop in the style of a chef’s table. Some of their popular and classic dishes include Cinque Formaggi (comes with five cheeses), pizzino (includes mascarpone cheese, truffle essence and black olives), and fresh buffalo mozzarella pizza.

The Pizza Bar On 38th

Address: 2-1-1 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-8328, Japan

Website: The Pizza Bar On 38th

Opening hours: 11:30am - 3:30pm, 5:30pm - 10:30pm (daily)

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11. Yomenya Goemon

Editor’s note: establishment is permanently closed

Yomenya Goemon has been serving the locals and tourists alike for more than 40 years. The restaurant has branches all over the country. The trailblazer of eating spaghetti with chopsticks, this restaurant prepares the dishes using fresh ingredients that are sourced from Italy, thus offering an authentic experience unlike any other. Their kitchen is open, which allows the patrons to see the chefs in action.

Yomenya Goemon

Address: 1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Website: Yomenya Goemon

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12. Arva

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Posted by Aman Resorts on Friday, October 20, 2017

Arva gets its name from a Latin phrase which means ‘cultivated land.’ Their goal is to produce simple recipes, in a calm and welcoming atmosphere. They have mixed Italian and Japanese cuisine to produce a unique line of dishes. In fact, the chef de cuisine was trained in both Japan and Italy, and truly understands the customs surrounding the meals from both countries. He has pledged to use seasonal, sustainable and local ingredients to produce delicious dishes.


Address: The Otemachi Tower, 1-5-6 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0004, Japan

Website: Arva

Opening hours: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5:30pm - 9pm (daily)

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Enjoy Italian fare in Tokyo

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Whether you’re here for the sights or for the food, you’re sure to have fun in Tokyo. The best Italian restaurants with a view come with super delectable cuisines. If you are craving for Italian fare, check out our above list of the best Italian restaurants in Tokyo, Japan, to get your fix.

Editor’s Note: Due to Covid-19, the business hours of the restaurants may differ from the stated timings in this article. Please be sure to check the updated hours on the websites.

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