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Elio Locanda Italiana

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Yotsuya / Iidabashi
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2-5-2 Kojimachi, Chiyoda 102-0083 , Tokyo Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 3-3239-6771
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Today
11:45 - 14:15
17:45 - 22:15
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:45 - 14:15
17:45 - 22:15
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Denver, Colorado
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From the moment that Luciano, our waiter from Calabria, greeted us in fluent English and in Italian, the evening was wonderful. We quickly decided on the Chef's Selection and allowed Luciano to select a wine for us - that perfectly complimented the dinner to come. Dinner began with each being brought a separate platter with an assortment of 5 appetizers:... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our waiter, Luciano, made our evening special. The food was spot-on from start to finish. Lovingly, expertly prepared. The pesce del giorno (Sea Bass with a green olive topping) was worthy of Tsujiki. But the mark of a great restaurant is that EVERYTHING was prepared with care. The potato slices under the fish were not just some nondescript throwaway, but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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565 reviews
329 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's like being in a family run restaurant somewhere in Italy. Everything is authentic and unpretentious; the food is great, the atmosphere and friendly service is perfect and the tiramisu is incredible.

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Thank Danrzr
Dublin
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63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Service was excellent if a little OTT w.r.t the Italian charm: need to be in the mood for it. Food was excellent. Full stop. Coffee at the end was like flavoured water. Terrible. Such a pity. Only reason this review is 4 stars. Atmosphere was excellent. Decor was very modern and cosy. Value was excellent when considering you are in... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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68 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Elio Locanda is an Italian restaurant I go to for lunch or dinner with special friends, because of any restaurant I've ever been to in Japan it has that "special friend" atmosphere: a warm, nicely lit, interior; genuinely friendly and attentive service; and really great food every time. A nice touch is how, if you're both ordering something different, they'll... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I had the pleasure of visiting the restaurant on recommendation from a friend and was thoroughly pleased with the service and quality of the dishes. Will certainly be back again very soon!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Went there twice during my stay of 4 days in Tokyo and they were the best meals I had. I travel to Italy regularly 4 or 5 timed a year and have done for the last 30 years and I would say these meal were some of the best Italian meals I have ever had The service was excellent, the... More 

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Everything is genuinely Italian, from the service to the food. Everybody is very friendly, you can feel the Italian atmosphere and the typical Italian food aromas expanding around... Considering all the other Italian places where I have eat abroad, this is one of the best! and I wouldn't complaint about the prices at all, considering the quality of the food... More 

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

You cannot see inside from the street so once inside it feels like you've arrived in Italy. The ambiance is very very Italian and so are the cooks and waiters. The food is ok, not the best in Italy but certainly a welcome break from the Japanese... Reservations encouraged. Use google maps or something, taxi couldn't find exact street!

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Haifa
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Sometimes western palates need a break from the rxcellent though so different Japsnese food. The very melodic Bonna Serra that welcomed us was a positive start, and the food adhered. A great dinner experience, after which one is ready again for the local cuisine

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:45 - 14:15
17:45 - 22:15
Tuesday
11:45 - 14:15
17:45 - 22:15
Wednesday
11:45 - 14:15
17:45 - 22:15
Thursday
11:45 - 14:15
17:45 - 22:15
Friday
11:45 - 14:15
17:45 - 22:15
Saturday
11:45 - 14:15
17:45 - 22:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-5-2 Kojimachi, Chiyoda 102-0083, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Chiyoda>  > Yotsuya / Iidabashi
  • Neighbourhood: Yotsuya / Iidabashi
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3239-6771

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Yotsuya / Iidabashi
Yotsuya and Iidabashi are areas that developed around the outer moat of the Imperial palace. Nearby in Kagurazaka, there is an old red-light district with a photogenic feel evocative of the ambiance of old Tokyo. Narrow paths with stone paving remain to this day, and there are long-standing restaurants with geishas and quaint old cafes in townhouse buildings.
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