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44 Daikokucho | Vox 2F Kawaramachi, Kyoto 604-8031, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-221-7496
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
1 week ago
“Italian heart”
8 Jun 2017
“Best restaurant in the area for Italian food”
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Italian, Pizza, European
££ - £££
44 Daikokucho | Vox 2F Kawaramachi, Kyoto 604-8031, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Authentic and welcoming italian restaurant in the middle of lovely ponto-cho neighbourhood, run by passionate japanese with an italian heart! Approved by 2 Florentines!!

Thank Jacopo C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Average italian food, but we could not eat more japanese food after 7 days in Kyoto. Nice people. Basic restaurant. Good pizza and spaghetti. Reasonable prices.

Thank Ronaldo A
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Ended up returning to this restaurant 4 nights in a row after searching most of kyoto for a decent place to eat. Prices are very reasonable and food really delicious. Compliments to the chef and the staff!

Thank oleksandrm92
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Kyoto has so many good restaurants, but if you want good Italian food, this is the place for you! Pizzas and Pasta are wonderful.

Thank Daniel N
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Had a craving for pasta and found this place expecting it to be full at 8-9pm weekday. It was surprisingly almost empty. Easily found by looking for the large neon VOX sign outside. The seafood pasta tasted right, was light and relatively mild. The bruschetta...More

Thank AngloTexan74
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

Walked in seeing the italian flag outside. Couldnt find the name of the restaruant in the front to 'tripadvisor' it. The food is actsually very nice in low price. The first time we had pasta in the past two weeks. Great break from japanies cousine.

Thank l z
Reviewed 1 March 2016

The restaurant is really nice, well decorated, spacious and super clean. I visit the place whenever I feel the need for pasta. really amazing Chef who spent a life time cooking in Italy and the products are imported directly from there (as I was informed)....More

3  Thank Zizo B
Reviewed 12 December 2015

The mushroom spice sauce (no meat) spaghetti is to die for! Only let down is this restaurant is expensive, Lunch times are better as you get an all you can eat buffet included which consists of pizzas salads and drinks.

Thank Bear H
Reviewed 5 November 2015

There are so many good restaurants in the area, it is difficult to understand the excellent ratings for this one. This is more of a best of class type restaurant. The price was reasonable, the food was fresh and tasty but definitely not innovative or...More

Thank sixtysix66_66_66
Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

Been here for a lunch. The pizza is good, the prices are reasonable and the service is friendly. Nice diversion from local food after a few weeks...

Thank trooper92
Though small by comparison, Pontocho is one of Kyoto's
most spirited and memorable neighborhoods. A narrow
street straddling the Kamogawa River, it is Kyoto's
busiest nightlife spot. When darkness falls,
Pontocho's many signs and lanterns bolt to life,
making the area glow with invitations to passers-by to
come inside and pull up a chair. Its restaurants and
bars sprawl onto the riverbank, providing a friendly
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  • Address: 44 Daikokucho | Vox 2F Kawaramachi, Kyoto 604-8031, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Pontocho
  • Neighbourhood: Pontocho
  • Phone Number: +81 75-221-7496
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