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Any good recommendations in 'little italy'?

golfess Jul 14, 2009 08:28 AM

I will be in Tokyo end of this month and heard that there's a 'little italy' near Shiodome. Anyone has any good recommendations for an authentic italian joint there?

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    Uncle Yabai Jul 14, 2009 10:16 PM

    I like Fioravante, they have pretty good pizza, prepared by Fabio Dipre, a master pizza maker. Also Ferrarini is pretty good for a light lunch, nice smoked meats and cheeses.

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    1. re: Uncle Yabai
      Robb S Jul 15, 2009 12:26 AM

      Wow, that's good to know. I had assumed that area was all just Italian furniture stores.

      1. re: Uncle Yabai
        golfess Jul 15, 2009 12:50 AM

        Thanks! is it hard to get seats? do they take reservations?

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          Uncle Yabai Jul 15, 2009 02:00 AM

          It can get busy, don't know if they take reservations, but I would assume they do. It isn't terribly upscale but it is far enough up the chain to offer them.

          1. re: Uncle Yabai
            golfess Aug 3, 2009 06:50 AM

            Thanks for the recommendation Uncle Yubai! Just to let you know I visited Fioravante over the weekend. Ordered antipasti, pizzas, pastas, mussels in white wine etc. Great authentic Italian food indeed! The setting is very casual with a huge video screen playing old Italian movies from the 50s. Service is lacking but who cares when the food is so great and cheap.
            Have you tried Loggia next door?

            1. re: golfess
              Ninisix Sep 5, 2009 10:52 PM

              The little italy was a deception... the name is 'shiodome', in fact is 'ura-shimbashi' with the horse racing players, guards.

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