The Best Italian Restaurants In Tokyo

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Japan, Honshu, Tokyo, Italian Restaurant Window Display of Plastic Italian Food | © Prisma by Dukas Presseagentur GmbH / Alamy Stock Photo
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Being Japan’s capital, the dining options are endless and the food is exquisite all over Tokyo. To help you narrow down your search, we’ve compiled a list of the best Italian restaurants in this grand city.

Argento Aso

Restaurant, Italian

Oozing with luxuriousness, Argento Aso is a fantastic Italian restaurant with a spectacular view of the Ginza district. The waiters are all elegantly dressed and the food is presented in a beautiful manner. As can be expected from a Michelin star restaurant, the food is incredibly tasty and the wine list is impressive. The price doubles between lunch and dinner so definitely watch out for that. Though advertised as an Italian restaurant, the establishment offers a great fusion between Japanese and Italian cooking that features many innovative culinary techniques.

Il Teatrino de Salone

Restaurant, Italian

With just one option to pick from, Il Teatrino de Salone makes your food selection incredibly easy. They offer a monthly menu filled with ten delicious courses. Be sure to check out their menu before you head over as they request that you inform them in advance if there is anything that you dislike or are allergic to. Being one of the favorite Italian restaurants in Tokyo, be sure to book in advance if you want to get in.

Il Buttero

Restaurant, Italian

With a small but delicious menu, Il Buttero is well-known for their ambiance. Have a seat on their glass terrace, which is filled with sunlight during the day. At dinnertime, each table is lit up with candles and on a clear night the stars and the moon illuminate the place for an incredibly romantic vibe. Sit by beautiful cascading waterfalls as you enjoy your trip to Italy. Sitting in the heart of Shibuya, this restaurant gets busy quickly so be sure to make a reservation.

Piacere at The Shangri-La

Restaurant, Italian

Piacere at The Shangri-La
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Piacere is definitely an Italian restaurant to check out. Sitting on the 28th floor of the Shangri-La hotel, Piacere, meaning pleasure, will definitely satisfy your tastebuds. The passion and effort from the chefs are reflected in the quality and presentation of the food. Choose between dining in the restaurant or take to a private banquet room for a more intimate setting.

Pizzeria da Peppe Napolistaca

Restaurant, Pizzeria, Italian

Pizzeria da Peppe Napolistaca brings the taste of Napoli to Japan. The ambiance is very Italian and the pizzas are so authentic. Once you step inside the restaurant, you genuinely feel transported to Italy. The pizzas are quite generous in size and the mozzarella is imported all the way from Italy. If you are a pizza lover, this is the place to be.
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