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Elio Locanda Italiana

2-5-2 Kojimachi, Chiyoda, Tokyo Prefecture 102-0083 , Japan
+81 3-3239-6771
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Ranked #5 of 4,243 restaurants in Chiyoda
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Valenza, Italy
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This is simply the best italian restaurant in Tokyo, il you want to try the true italian taste you must visit this place. Service is excellent and the owner Elio fantastic and very professional. During your next visit don't forget to taste a fresh ricotta cheese. The wine list is incredible and you can fine true rarity. The red wine... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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86 reviews 86 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

You can find Italian food pretty well wherever you go. However, it is rare to find authentic Italian food that is served with panache. The restaurant itself is small and very cosy. I was with a group of 12 but around us was a mixture of couples, business people, friends and family groups. The waiters and waitresses flowed efficiently amongst... More

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

It was during our last night in Tokyo, stayed in Hanzomon area and Elio place was really close. I tried to call and make a reservation, they were full and suggested later hour option. We preferred to walk around for some fresh air and try our luck instead of waiting. So it happened, we came and waited barely few minutes... More

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japan
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193 reviews 193 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We opted for the top shelf course menu... which was a bit over the top as we were really craving more traditional Italian, not SO gourmet (truffles, etc... was not what we had in mind for that night). Having said that; it was beautifully prepared and presented. The dishes were all very good. What set the evening apart was the... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

This was a last minute selection on our second last night in Tokyo and I spotted the raving reviews on TA so we rang up hoping for a reservation on the same night. We were lucky since it was a Saturday evening and when we turned up late after getting lost they kindly seated us in the super busy restaurants... More

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We dined here for several years when we lived in Japan and for us it is the best in Tokyo. Great food, great service, and a family atmosphere. There are more expensive Italian restaurants in Tokyo but they are stuffy, impersonal, and just don't have the same atmosphere. Returned recently for dinner and everything was identical, the food and the... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Elio was one of my favorite restaurants when I lived in Tokyo. I used to go there at least once a week if not more often. Now, I make a point of having at least one meal at Elio each time I am back in Tokyo on business or for pleasure. Food is great and service is attentive but not... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

I found dinner at Elio Locanda Italiana restaurant to be a delicious and enjoyable affair. Service was excellent, the food even better. A full green salad with lots of arugula and tomatoes, ricotta cheese with juicy tomatoes--to die for, sizzling pork topped with an anchovy sauce, and the best tiramisu this side of the Rubicon. I'll look forward next dinner... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The beautiful receptionist guided us by cell phone to the restaurant where we were warmly greeted, shown our table and given a complimentary glass of Prosecco by our charming waiter, Roberto. A couple of hours later, after a delicious meal accompanied by a perfect Sicilian red, we reluctantly left the warm, happy environs of Elio's to join the rat race... More

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London, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

This place came by recommendation from so many friends and colleagues, it just had to be tried. The service was friendly and helpful (at an authentic Italian pace - maybe that is a bit unkind, it was pretty fast). The food was fantastic, it was the best Italian food I have had outside Italy. And better than a lot of... More

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