+

4 Places

Expand Map

4 Places

Restaurants & Bars

Seeking Tokyo's better Italian Restaurants - More traditional and rustic than modern approach

Charles Yu | Jan 17, 201706:26 PM     9

For my visit in March, I would like to add an ' Japanese/Italian ' meal to my itinerary.

With Japan's abundance and varied seafood selection and gorgeous meats and vegetables, I am seeking restaurants that utilize and cherish the freshness of the ingredients and let them do the 'talking'....hence simple, traditional, rustic approach over modern, psychedelic ones.

I recalled an amazingly delicious pasta dish I had during my last visit - simple local grown Cherry tomatoes, Hokkaido crab meat in a house made Pomodoro and Basil sauce ( restaurant sadly closed ). Even a humble Spaghetti con Vongole at a Trattoria like La Boheme tasted amazing ( unfortunately, this dish is no longer on their menu ).

My research has so far come up with very irregular and inconsistent reviews! A restaurant like ' La Bisboccia ', for example, received ratings from 1 out of 5 ( Must avoid ) to 5 out of 5!...one of the best Italian in town!!

Shall I just pick a Michelin star one from the Red Book?..eg., Aroma Fresca? and go with it?

Many Thanks!

カフェ ラ・ボエム 銀座/Cafe La Boheme Ginza
Cafe La Bohéme Azabu-Juban
Café Red Book
Aroma Fresca
Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

Discussion Summary

More from Chowhound

6 Ways to Make Your Smoothies Taste Totally Amazing
How To

6 Ways to Make Your Smoothies Taste Totally Amazing

by Gretchen Lidicker | If you want make the best smoothie of all time, take these easy tips and tricks to heart. Too sweet...

Make Your Blender Clean Itself
CHOW Tip

Make Your Blender Clean Itself

by Chowhound Editors | Do you hate cleaning your blender because you have to take it apart and scrub around those sharp blades...

Lettuce Tell You, Grilled Romaine Is Fantastic
How To

Lettuce Tell You, Grilled Romaine Is Fantastic

by Julie Boor | If you haven't tried it yet, grilled romaine lettuce is surprisingly delicious—here's what you need...

Squash Your Beef: Smashburgers Are Juicy, Crisp Perfection (If You Make Them Right)
How To

Squash Your Beef: Smashburgers Are Juicy, Crisp Perfection (If You Make Them Right)

by David Klein | A grilled hamburger is always great, but you don't need to take it outside for perfect results. Learn...

Trending Discussions

1

00 flour... uses?

Updated 4 hours ago 4 comments
2

Saucepan Advice

Updated 11 hours ago 13 comments

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.