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Elio Locanda Italiana

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££ - £££
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 - 14:15
17:45 - 22:15
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17:45 - 22:15
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 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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680 reviews
450 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 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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288 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

I went here based on a Trip Advisor review. We were not disappointed. The staff are welcoming and very well trained, except that our second bottle of red was not poured into fresh glasses. The food was very good. Great veal with anchovies sauce. Excellent beef. Three blackouts for happy birthday songs was a bit much, but hey, who can... More 

Thank IOWman
New York City, New York
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70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

I go to Elio Locanda everytime I visit Tokyo. The food is delicious and authentic Italian food. The owner, Elio, is from Calabria, Italy. This place is always crowded so I would suggest making reservations. The food is delicious and the service is fantastic. The first dish I would recommend is the Canape N'Duja which is a real specialty dish... More 

Thank Brooklynexpat65
San Francisco, California
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83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

I recommend going all in and having an aperitif, zuppe, antipasti, pasta, primi, secondi, insalate, desert and grappa to finish - go the 2 hour session! I've had great meals and very good meals but the atmosphere always makes up for any lapse. Service is always fun - I only caution to verify the fish and origin if it matters... More 

Thank Jack F
Tokyo, Japan
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Had a business dinner with a group of people who had visited this place earlier. I had my expectations pretty high when going to the "one of Tokyo's best Italian restaurants". Decoration is special and may even feel cozy but I was disappointed in many ways. The food taste was quite ok, but even I am not very picky it... More 

1 Thank Jan G
Tokyo, Japan
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

昔何回かプライベートとビジネスで利用させてもらい、すごく久しぶりに家族で記念日ディナーに伺いましたが、変わらず良い雰囲気と美味しいお料理を提供してくれました。 東京在住のイタリア人が、先ず最初に名前を出して推薦してくれるお店ですから、間違いはありません。色々なイタリア系ブランドのケータリング等に、指名されてきた理由が分かります。ご馳走さまでした。 Had enjoyed delicious dishes few times in the past for both private and business, then visited again since several years ago for memorial dinner with my family. Still Elio is keeping brilliant atmosphere and also serving excellent foods, I really agree that many of Italian brands appoint Elio for their catering and events. Grazie!! Vino bianco dela casa... More 

Thank HiroyukiNakata
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

We managed to rock up without a reservation and squeeze in at 9pm. The crowd was a mix between locals and tourists. The service was friendly though certainly more likely to up sell than is common here. We had fusilli with sausage as a starter and it was really good. The sausage had a hint of fennel and the tomato... More 

1 Thank James W
Norfolk, Virginia
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115 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Having lived in Italy for three years, I always seek out authentic Italian food wherever I am. Yes, I know I'm in Tokyo, and we've had sushi. If you're looking for something else, check out Elio's and you'll find it filled with Japanese families and couples who know that this is the place for great Southern Italian cooking. Easy to... More 

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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:45 - 14:15
17:45 - 22:15
11:45 - 14:15
17:45 - 22:15
11:45 - 14:15
17:45 - 22:15
11:45 - 14:15
17:45 - 22:15
11:45 - 14:15
17:45 - 22:15
11:45 - 14:15
17:45 - 22:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-5-2 Kojimachi, Chiyoda 102-0083, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Chiyoda>  > Yotsuya / Iidabashi
  • Neighbourhood: 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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