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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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63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service was excellent if a little OTT w.r.t the Italian charm: need to be in the mood for it. Food was excellent. Full stop. Coffee at the end was like flavoured water. Terrible. Such a pity. Only reason this review is 4 stars. Atmosphere was excellent. Decor was very modern and cosy. Value was excellent when considering you are in... More 

Thank Phiddles
Tokyo, Japan
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65 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Elio Locanda is an Italian restaurant I go to for lunch or dinner with special friends, because of any restaurant I've ever been to in Japan it has that "special friend" atmosphere: a warm, nicely lit, interior; genuinely friendly and attentive service; and really great food every time. A nice touch is how, if you're both ordering something different, they'll... More 

Thank tripbeetle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

I had the pleasure of visiting the restaurant on recommendation from a friend and was thoroughly pleased with the service and quality of the dishes. Will certainly be back again very soon!

Thank TK6
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Went there twice during my stay of 4 days in Tokyo and they were the best meals I had. I travel to Italy regularly 4 or 5 timed a year and have done for the last 30 years and I would say these meal were some of the best Italian meals I have ever had The service was excellent, the... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Kapaa, Hawaii
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Everything is genuinely Italian, from the service to the food. Everybody is very friendly, you can feel the Italian atmosphere and the typical Italian food aromas expanding around... Considering all the other Italian places where I have eat abroad, this is one of the best! and I wouldn't complaint about the prices at all, considering the quality of the food... More 

Thank Isabella S
Montevideo, Uruguay
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93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

You cannot see inside from the street so once inside it feels like you've arrived in Italy. The ambiance is very very Italian and so are the cooks and waiters. The food is ok, not the best in Italy but certainly a welcome break from the Japanese... Reservations encouraged. Use google maps or something, taxi couldn't find exact street!

Thank Gabriella G
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Sometimes western palates need a break from the rxcellent though so different Japsnese food. The very melodic Bonna Serra that welcomed us was a positive start, and the food adhered. A great dinner experience, after which one is ready again for the local cuisine

Thank David Y
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33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

We eat dinner with an apperitive and a glass of wine and it was more then 12000 yen for two person and that's the average price. The food was good but we shell not go again because of the price

Thank Bella B
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

Whenever you are in Tokyo and are after some authentic italian you MUST visit this beautiful restaurant. We are italian and this food made us feel at home. Luciano it was lovely to meet you thank you for taking care of us and our girls, you made our night very special. And to the chef Germano thank you taking the... More 

Thank davina308
San Francisco, California, USA
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606 reviews
398 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

I heartily agree w/ so many other TA reviewers. This is an exceptional restaurant featuring authentic &very traditional dishes and some unique Italian fare. The pasta was delicious - generous portions and very very tasty. Also, quite a few options for a multi-course meal w/ daily specials @ a very reasonable price. The staff is VERY personable and attentive too.... More 

Thank HaljoHal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, 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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