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Capricciosa

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44 Daikokucho | Vox 2F Kawaramachi, Kyoto 604-8031, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-221-7496
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116 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Kyoto has so many good restaurants, but if you want good Italian food, this is the place for you! Pizzas and Pasta are wonderful.

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Thank Daniel N
England, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Had a craving for pasta and found this place expecting it to be full at 8-9pm weekday. It was surprisingly almost empty. Easily found by looking for the large neon VOX sign outside. The seafood pasta tasted right, was light and relatively mild. The bruschetta was OK too. Nothing spectacular, but easy to get.

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Thank AngloTexan74
Jerusalem, Israel
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

Walked in seeing the italian flag outside. Couldnt find the name of the restaruant in the front to 'tripadvisor' it. The food is actsually very nice in low price. The first time we had pasta in the past two weeks. Great break from japanies cousine.

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Thank l z
Ipoh, Malaysia
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

The restaurant is really nice, well decorated, spacious and super clean. I visit the place whenever I feel the need for pasta. really amazing Chef who spent a life time cooking in Italy and the products are imported directly from there (as I was informed). Menu is really diverse, lots of things to try. I definitely will eat there again.

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Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2015

The mushroom spice sauce (no meat) spaghetti is to die for! Only let down is this restaurant is expensive, Lunch times are better as you get an all you can eat buffet included which consists of pizzas salads and drinks.

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Thank Bear H
Victoria, Canada
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224 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2015

There are so many good restaurants in the area, it is difficult to understand the excellent ratings for this one. This is more of a best of class type restaurant. The price was reasonable, the food was fresh and tasty but definitely not innovative or exceptional and the service was good just not exceptional. The atmosphere is fairly basic but... More 

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St. Gallen
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188 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

Been here for a lunch. The pizza is good, the prices are reasonable and the service is friendly. Nice diversion from local food after a few weeks...

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Thank trooper92
Geneva, Switzerland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 July 2015

During our trip in Japan, we went to Capricciosa in Kyoto. We tried some pasta and pizza which were both delicious. There is also an English menu and one of the staff could speak English that is quite helpful. The service is friendly. Allover this is a good place if you wanna change from Japanese food.

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Thank Vince1975
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2013

This restaurant is hidden behind an alley and is on the second floor, there's a spiraling staircase to go up. Inside, the settings look very much like a bar and grill but very cosy. We didn't understand the menu as it was in Japanese and waiters did not speak much English. So had a bit of difficulty ordering our food.... More 

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Thank M30_MOLLY
New York City, New York
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120 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2013

A very good Italian restaurant in Kyoto Station with a vast range of Italian dishes and pizza. Being from New York and of Italian descent, I was very surprised to find so many good Italian restaurants in Japan and Kyoto in particular. Not fancy but crowded with a young Japanese crowd who seem to appreciate the Italian cuisine.

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Italian, Pizza
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Daikokucho | Vox 2F Kawaramachi, Kyoto 604-8031, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Pontocho
  • Neighbourhood: Pontocho
  • Phone Number: +81 75-221-7496

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Staying in Pontocho

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Pontocho
Though small by comparison, Pontocho is one of Kyoto's most spirited and memorable neighborhoods. A narrow street straddling the Kamogawa River, it is Kyoto's busiest nightlife spot. When darkness falls, Pontocho's many signs and lanterns bolt to life, making the area glow with invitations to passers-by to come inside and pull up a chair. Its restaurants and bars sprawl onto the riverbank, providing a friendly atmosphere and delicious food. Verandas are always filled with people young and old crowding tables, biting into hot yakitori or sipping cold beers. It is a culinary heart of Kyoto as much as one of its most laid-back, clamorous, and entertaining evening hotspots. Pontocho has more of an amiable vibrancy to it than an elegant one, attracting newcomers, local veterans, and everyone in between, in casual attire like sneakers and jeans.
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