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Ristorante Stefano

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Neighborhood:
Yotsuya / Iidabashi
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6-47 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku 162-0825 , Tokyo Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 3-5228-7515
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6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thu - Mon 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Los Angeles, California
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stefano's is a quite Japanese" place in a way - small sized but with big attention to service, details and preparation. The food is very Italian (i.e., not in any way watered down for the Japanese palate) and really tasty. We have been here during summer and winter, and the menu was matched to each season. Yes, it's not a... More 

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Tokyo
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

…overpriced..food ok…friendly but he schemes to pad bill…how wine and food suggestions designed to help you part with more money…service poor when busy…always noisy

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Thank azalea33
Singapore, Singapore
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167 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank remarkable_travels
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

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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1 Thank Conrad D
Ottawa, Canada
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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110 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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167 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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2 Thank remarkable_travels
Hong Kong, China
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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

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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.
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