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Elio Locanda Italiana

Certificate of Excellence
Yotsuya / Iidabashi
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2-5-2 Kojimachi, Chiyoda 102-0083 , Tokyo Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 3-3239-6771
11:45 am - 2:15 pm
5:45 pm - 10:15 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:45 am - 2:15 pm
5:45 pm - 10:15 pm
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San Francisco, California
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68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

I recommend going all in and having an aperitif, zuppe, antipasti, pasta, primi, secondi, insalate, desert and grappa to finish - go the 2 hour session! I've had great meals and very good meals but the atmosphere always makes up for any lapse. Service is always fun - I only caution to verify the fish and origin if it matters... More 

Thank Jack F
Tokyo, Japan
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Had a business dinner with a group of people who had visited this place earlier. I had my expectations pretty high when going to the "one of Tokyo's best Italian restaurants". Decoration is special and may even feel cozy but I was disappointed in many ways. The food taste was quite ok, but even I am not very picky it... More 

1 Thank Jan G
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

昔何回かプライベートとビジネスで利用させてもらい、すごく久しぶりに家族で記念日ディナーに伺いましたが、変わらず良い雰囲気と美味しいお料理を提供してくれました。 東京在住のイタリア人が、先ず最初に名前を出して推薦してくれるお店ですから、間違いはありません。色々なイタリア系ブランドのケータリング等に、指名されてきた理由が分かります。ご馳走さまでした。 Had enjoyed delicious dishes few times in the past for both private and business, then visited again since several years ago for memorial dinner with my family. Still Elio is keeping brilliant atmosphere and also serving excellent foods, I really agree that many of Italian brands appoint Elio for their catering and events. Grazie!! Vino bianco dela casa... More 

Thank Hiroyuki N
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

We managed to rock up without a reservation and squeeze in at 9pm. The crowd was a mix between locals and tourists. The service was friendly though certainly more likely to up sell than is common here. We had fusilli with sausage as a starter and it was really good. The sausage had a hint of fennel and the tomato... More 

1 Thank James W
Norfolk, Virginia
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104 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Having lived in Italy for three years, I always seek out authentic Italian food wherever I am. Yes, I know I'm in Tokyo, and we've had sushi. If you're looking for something else, check out Elio's and you'll find it filled with Japanese families and couples who know that this is the place for great Southern Italian cooking. Easy to... More 

Thank ambough
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98 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

I have been going to Elio's since many years but every time I go back it's a guarantee for quality and great hospitality. Food is amazing (last time I had 'nduia in Japan!) And all the staff help you to have a great experience. A Must in Tokyo.

1 Thank Renato28
Zurich, Switzerland
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859 reviews
515 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

We were ten of us at dinner. The restaurant was packed and loud. The owner welcomed us warmly. He remained in contact since we got in till we left. The food was delicious. All the recommendations made by the maitre de were well received by us. While we were there at least six birthday greetings were sung out aloud and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

I was recently taken here by Japanese clients who use it regularly. They tell me the restaurant is very popular with the Italian community in Tokyo. We had a set lunch menu with limited choices but the lasagne was one of the best I've had and the fish very good too. Very firendly staff during a busy weekday lunch service.... More 

1 Thank LordH64
Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

After a rather hectic week in Tokyo and with a starving partner (a Calabrian who couldn't get used to local food) we sort of stumbled on this restaurant and what a discovery it was! Hungry as we were, we did not even try going through the menu, we asked Roberto (the Head waiter) to do for us, with the only... More 

5 Thank ada15764
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

Very authentic Italian restaurant, well located and great atmosphere. Menu very complete , followed by complete wine list. We selected the house wine, following the restaurant sommelier, and it was a great choice. The dessert wine offered was exceptional.

Thank Alexandre L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
11:45 am - 2:15 pm
5:45 pm - 10:15 pm
11:45 am - 2:15 pm
5:45 pm - 10:15 pm
11:45 am - 2:15 pm
5:45 pm - 10:15 pm
11:45 am - 2:15 pm
5:45 pm - 10:15 pm
11:45 am - 2:15 pm
5:45 pm - 10:15 pm
11:45 am - 2:15 pm
5:45 pm - 10:15 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-5-2 Kojimachi, Chiyoda 102-0083, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Chiyoda>  > Yotsuya / Iidabashi
  • Neighborhood: Yotsuya / Iidabashi
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3239-6771

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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.
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