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#180 of 411 Italian in Kyoto
#2,632 of 8,107 Restaurants in Kyoto
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$7 - $22
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed October 11, 2019 via mobile

This is no longer an Italian themed eatery but it is a wonderful little bar. If you are in the area then check it out. Nibbles in an Izakaya style and a great host. It is exceptionally small and therein lies some of its charm....We went often as we were staying close by. The Italian restaurant has moved - see photo of the card for description if you can understand it!More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Only seats 6 but mad place and really nice Italian food. Can't be bigger then 10 foot squared! Would recommend if you are in this part of the world

Reviewed October 21, 2013

We rented bikes in Kyoto with a plan to cycle around some of the shrines and temples despite the rain and wind! Suffice to say we got cold and looked for somewhere to dry off and grab some lunch. We passed Il Piatto and thought...we'd give it a go. It is a small street kitchen/restaurant that seats 10 people but the chef was friendly and spoke good enough English to help us with the menu. We ended up ordering the Italian set menu and the food was really good. If you're looking for a quick rustic, home-cooked style lunch then you really can't go wrong with this place and the bill was cheap for Japan. Highly Recommended.More

Date of visit: October 2013
Reviewed October 17, 2013

My boyfriend and I were just riding our bikes around on a rainy Tuesday, trying to make our way to the bamboo forests. Cold, wet and hungry, we anxiously looked for someplace warm and welcoming. We rode right by Il Piatto, only catching a glimpse...of it from the corner of our eyes. We doubled back, parked our bikes and climbed onto the seats. The chef greeted us and showed us the menu, even explaining the sets in English to help two soaked foreigners. The avocado and banana shake was delicious, as was the ham and cheese sandwich. What really hit the spot was the eggplant and pasta with anchovy sauce. It is a small place, but so charming...it was a sweet and welcoming refuge on a cold and wet day.More

Date of visit: October 2013
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