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Ristorante Stefano

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Yotsuya / Iidabashi
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6-47 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku 162-0825 , Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-5228-7515
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Consistently Outstanding Italian Cuisine

I have been here at least 10 times now, it only gets better. The menu is constantly changing, the seasonal items are fantastic. Considering the quality of the meat, cheese and home made desserts Stefano's food is excellent value. Lunch menus start at $12, dinner is $40-100 which is very reasonable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I have been here at least 10 times now, it only gets better. The menu is constantly changing, the seasonal items are fantastic. Considering the quality of the meat, cheese and home made desserts Stefano's food is excellent value. Lunch menus start at $12, dinner is $40-100 which is very reasonable for fine dining. I would eat here every day... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I decided to try this restaurant after seeing rave reviews on Trip Advisor. Once again, it lead me astray. I had to visit the location three times during their advertised business hours before I found a day they were actually open. There was no signage to indicate they would be closed those days. I ordered the 9 course meal. Two... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Although a bit hard to find, this spectacular cozy little restaurant located not far from Kagurazaka subway station is well worth searching out. Our first visit in early March had been memorable for outstanding food and friendly service and we were even more impressed the second time. We went in late April just as Chef Stefano was switching his seasonal... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

Back in Tokyo for the weekend, I decided to revisit the fantastic Italian in Kagurazaka, that I last ate at two years ago, to see if Chef Stefano could repeat the superb job he had done last time. Yet again the Veneto style Italian food was sublime, Stefano as Chef/host is unbeatable in terms of both the quality of the... More 

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Tokyo
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6 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Outstanding little restaurant. We got there a little early for dinner, and received very nice personal attention from Stefano; however, I noticed those who came later also received the same service. Upon deciding upon the dinner, Stefano recommended a nice selection (and explanation) of possible wines to match our dinner choices-all the wines were within a very reasonable price limit.... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Best Italian in Tokyo. Food, service, atmosphere are all great. This is not your usual bland, impersonal restaurant: Stefano personally takes care of guests. Only the best ingredients are used, and everything is made by hand. Last but not least, it's not at all expensive. Highly recommended.

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Singapore, Singapore
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137 reviews 137 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012 via mobile

This tiny restaurant gets everything right. The ice cream, pasta and seafood are very fresh and I love the desserts which are hard to find elsewhere in Tokyo.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

Delicious, authentic, home cooked Italian food. Everything is made fresh and with care and clearly Stefano cares a lot on what he puts on a plate. I particularly enjoyed the rabbit tagliatelle and the scallops tartare. Highly recommended, enjoy a long, boozy, tasty lunch there.

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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

From the moment you are greeted by the charming Chef Stefano to the moment you leave, satisfied and happy; a trip to Ristorate Stefano is never anything other than a fantastic experience. For a picky eater such as myself, this restaurant is ideal,;with a felxible and talented Chef and a wide and varied menu you could eat here every day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012 via mobile

Ristorante Stefano is a hidden gem in a city that boasts an extradinary number of Italian restaurants and eateries of good to excellent quality. What you will find at Ristorante Stefano you will find nowhere else: home-style Venetian cooking by a chef who is at the top of his game. Every last morsel of food, from the bread basket items... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6-47 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku 162-0825 , Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Shinjuku>  > Yotsuya / Iidabashi
  • Neighborhood: Yotsuya / Iidabashi
  • Phone Number: +81 3-5228-7515

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Yotsuya / Iidabashi

Neighborhood Profile
Yotsuya / Iidabashi
Yotsuya and Iidabashi are areas that developed around the outer moat of the Imperial palace. Nearby in Kagurazaka, there is an old red-light district with a photogenic feel evocative of the ambiance of old Tokyo. Narrow paths with stone paving remain to this day, and there are long-standing restaurants with geishas and quaint old cafes in townhouse buildings.