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Il Boccalone

1F, 1-15-9 Ebisu, Shibuya, Tokyo Prefecture 150-0013, Japan
+81 3-3449-1430
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Ranked #190 of 4,462 Restaurants in Shibuya
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Just had fantastic meal with my girlfriend here during our two weeks in Tokyo. Food was delicious and authentic (we both went for seafood mains, given the location) the place was brimming with the usual mix of post work locals unwinding, the staff (I presume the owners) were native Italians, very helpful and friendly. At the end of the meal... More

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16 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

After a couple of weeks in Japan and a long day on my feet, I wanted to relax and have a pizza. Found Il Barocco not far from Ginza but sort of under the tracks with a lot of other interesting restaurants. Just had a beer and mushroom pizza. The pizza was very good but interesting in the absence of... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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36 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I had a bad experience at Il Boccalone, a restaurant that I had reviewed favorably about 2 years earlier. I think that there is now pressure on the staff to gouge customers -- and maybe they can get away with it for awhile. First, I was charged Y600 for a small wine glass of water -- when I specifically asked... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Over the past few years, I have eaten in this small but charming Italian restaurant many times and have never been disappointed. The food is authentic and varied, from the San Danielle ham, tasty fish carpaccio to the creamy Parmegiano Risotto every item I have tasted on their menu has been excellent. The wine list is simple but high quality... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We found this Italian restaurant while walking around the Ebisu area. I called and reserved a table for 10 people. The restaurant is charming inside with a nice wine menu. There is an English menu and one of the waiters speaks English, Japanese and Italian. We shared appetizers and each person had a small serving of their yummy Parmesan Risotto,... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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36 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

Located on a side street near Ebisu Station, I was surprised to discover that this small charming restaurant served great food in large helpings for a reasonable price. The place was humming when we went there on a Wednesday, so obviously the Japanese know about it. The kitchen is open to the dining area, rustic atmosphere, service is very friendly.... More

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