10 Best Italian Restaurants In Tokyo, Japan

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Japan is one of the oldest countries in the world, with an equally rich history. The spelling of Japan in kanji symbolize ‘sun origin.’ This is similar to its nickname as ‘the land of the rising sun.’ While most of the people who live in Japan are native Japanese, they still crave a variety of cuisine. Italian cuisine is easily one of the most popular cuisines in the the country. It has changed over the centuries, mostly due to the migration of people and the inclusion of new ingredients. Italian cuisine itself varies all over the country — northern cuisine uses more stuffed pasta and risotto, while southern cuisine uses tomatoes, peppers and garlic. If you’re in the mood for some authentic Italian cuisine, then keep reading to find out about the best Italian restaurants in Tokyo, Japan.

1. Trattoria Mari e Monti

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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)

2. 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)

3. Amoroso

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Amoroso is a highly popular Italian restaurant in Japan, 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.

Amoroso

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)

4. 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)

5. Rize Mize Italian Bar

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Rize Mize Italian bar prepares the best Neopolitan pizza in Japan. 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 a 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 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)

6. 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)

7. 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.

Dazzle

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

8. The Pizza Bar On 38th

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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)

9. Yomenya Goemon

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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

10. Arva

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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.

Arva

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)

Enjoy Italian fare in Tokyo

Whether you’re here for the sights or for the food, you’re sure to have fun in Tokyo. 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 from the websites.

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