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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 4,265 restaurants in Chiyoda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

After many weeks in Tokyo, as an italian and a vegetarian, I was starting to feel somehow out of place with regards to food. Elio has turned this around, with excellent and truly italian food, coupled with friendly and professional service, which made me feel at home. All dishes are made to the italian taste and Elio's "vertical integration" (he... More

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Matsusaka, Japan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I gave this restaurant 5 stars, which is something I almost never do. Allow me to justify this below: I found the restaurant through the TripAdvisor application for Android. I happened to be in the area, and was pleasantly surprised at the price : rating ratio of a restaurant that was, in fact, only a few hundred meters from where... More

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South Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

If you need a break from Japanese food while on vacation in Tokyo, this is a great spot! Service that makes you feel like family, nice menu, reasonable wines, good to excellent food! Ask for Roberto or Luciano!

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Milan, Lombardia, Italy
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

18 years of successes in Japan mean that the restaurant has a solid and consolidated offer of high quality, mostly organic delicious food. Elio served us also his freshly made Hokkaido mozzarella, birra ya and ricotta, his new venture in order to keep in serving the freshest products. The beef, from Kumamoto, was also amazing. A perfect dinner

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Valenza, Italy
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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192 reviews 192 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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