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Il Boccalone

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1F, 1-15-9 Ebisu, Shibuya 150-0013, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3449-1430
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5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
My Favorite Italian Restaurant in the Tokyo Area

Il Boccalone is my favorite Italian restaurant in the Greater Tokyo area. I have eaten here maybe 20 times or so, and every time it is just excellent. The food is quite authentic and super tasty, and they have a wide variety of meat and fish dishes. I had a veal involtini with gorgonzola cheese... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Matt_M_D8663XT
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Andover, Massachusetts
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Andover, Massachusetts
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Il Boccalone is my favorite Italian restaurant in the Greater Tokyo area. I have eaten here maybe 20 times or so, and every time it is just excellent. The food is quite authentic and super tasty, and they have a wide variety of meat and fish dishes. I had a veal involtini with gorgonzola cheese sauce that was outstanding. They... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

Loved the atmosphere, service and the food. Very simple Italian food, yet very enjoyable! Must try their risotto,it's the best. Always crowded, so make sure to make a reservation

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 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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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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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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Additional Information about Il Boccalone

Address: 1F, 1-15-9 Ebisu, Shibuya 150-0013, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3449-1430
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Shibuya>  > Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1F, 1-15-9 Ebisu, Shibuya 150-0013, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Shibuya>  > Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
  • Neighborhood: Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3449-1430

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am

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Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
There are countless opportunities to shop in the Shibuya and Harajuku districts, especially in shops that focus on Japan's "Kawaii" culture. The trendiest areas are around Shibuya’s Center district, Harajuku's Takeshita-dori and in Omotesando. If you need to recharge from all the shopping, you can easily refresh yourself in Meiji Jingu or Sasaki Park. In contrast, Ebisu has a more grown up ambiance of calm and cool. At the Museum of Yebisu Beer you can learn about the beer that was responsible for the town’s name, and enjoy dining at the popular noodle shops in the surrounding area.
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