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Italian Quatro Karasuma

#3,236 of 11,595 Restaurants in Kyoto
City Center
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662 Tearaimizucho, Karasuma Nishikikoji-dori Agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-254-3888
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Green salad and chicken ordered at the same time as two pizzas.... everything came separately. Salad was ok, chicken fatty and pizzas oily. Wouldn't return even if they got an Italian Chef in!

Thank Sonny1965
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

I went for lunch. Lunch set includes soup, salad, main dish and coffee (or tea), and all that costs less than $10. Its service is quick. So, even you do not have enough time, you do not need to worry. Spaghetti was good. Definitely I will be back!

Thank Kimitaka S
Romania, Bucharest
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

After a week in Japan, I can finally eat something! Good italian food. Pasta and pizza is really good. The cakamary soup is strange ;)

1 Thank Courage2000
Darwin, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2015

We enjoyed this restaurant. After 2 weeks in Japan and cycling all day we agreed to eat at the first restaurant we came too. It was not Japanese food but we went in anyway. The setting is dimmed and cosy - smells amazing. Our pizza took about 10 or so minutes and was delicious. Not your usual base, so much... More 

Thank MichelleJimmy
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2015

We ordered pork ribs. Was 80% fat. When we complained was told that this is the way they come. No restaurant in the world would serve what we received. Honestly don't bother it was a joke.

Thank Nick H
Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

Restaurant has a warm and welcoming typical Italian restaurant environment. The food is affordable, and very good. It tastes and looks Italian, however some dishes carry Japanese influence which doesn't interfere with the generic Italian taste. Japanese language is dominant, yet most staff speak English and the menus are English friendly. The most impressive aspect of this restaurant is the... More 

Thank bryder10
Los Angeles
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2014

Bottom line: don't bother. They do try hard, the place looks nice and the vibe is modern-ish and Italian-ish through a Japanese lens, but it just doesn't get an arigato. Pasta was over cooked and gummy, pizza was uninspired, sauces tasted like the can was freshly opened. Stick to the Japanese food in Kyoto or try someplace else for Italian.

Thank LosAngelesRon

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  • Address: 662 Tearaimizucho, Karasuma Nishikikoji-dori Agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center
  • Neighborhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +81 75-254-3888

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City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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