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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Neapolitan, Campania, Romana, Lazio, Sicilian, Central-Italian, Southern-Italian, European
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Trattoria Macedonia Yuki Italian one man band great fun we are the only customers as he cannot handle more than 4 people at a time a little exocentric, he is charming and it has been a terrific evening. He cooks each tables individually. The food...is tasty and orthotic! A real find and alternative to traditional food! We loved it and would highly recommend Trattoria Macedonia, but you must book. Well in advance !More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 7 May 2024

Plan ahead and do not miss out on the incredible experience of dining at Trattoria Macedonia Yuki. It was one of the absolute highlights of our three week trip to Japan. Yuki is a wonderful person, a true Renaissance man, and a fantastic chef. Our...pastas, pizza, bruschetta and dessert were all amazing. Just as wonderful is the feeling that you are spending your evening at Yuki's home where he whips you up an incredible dinner and delights in doing it for you. Yuki will be our first reservation when we start to plan our next Japan trip. I give him and his restaurant the highest recommendation!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 18 April 2024

A most enjoyable and unique experience! Great food, reasonably priced. Don't miss this opportunity when in Kyoto! If we lived in Kyoto we'd probably dine there most nights! This will be the place we talk about for a very long time.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 27 November 2023

We are so glad that we made a reservation with Yuki. The food is absolutely amazing and tailor made your liking. He made us feel incredibly welcome-we felt like we were dining with a private chef in his home. Definitely a restaurant to not miss...out on when visiting Kyoto. Your friends, Laurel and JasonMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 23 October 2023 via mobile

This place is a bit special. Only two tables for diners plus the chef. Reservations a must - you're unlikely to get in without one. The food is all freshly prepared and delivered with pride. It was absolutely delicious. One of the best Italian meals...ever and we've been to Italy many times! My wife and I also enjoyed the company of honeymooners and fellow diners Amber and Matt. A super evening out in Kyoto.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 2 October 2023

Highlight from our trip to Kyoto. A private dining setting where Chef Yuki serves you the most incredible Italian food. The pastas and the tiramisu were some of the best we've ever had. Yuki is extremely passionate about Italian cuisine and very meticulous about the...ingredients that he uses in his dishes. Highly highly recommend for a one-of-a-kind dining experience.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 28 July 2023

Simply put, this dinner was one of the best dining experiences of my life. I was a bit skeptical when we first made the reservation as the restaurant had no website, was a bit off the beaten path, and didn't share the same 'vibe' or...aesthetic of lots of the other top restaurants in a major city. We decided to go anyways given the exceptional rating on TripAdvisor...and we're so happy we did. Unbeknownst to us upon arriving, the restaurant only seats two tables which are typically staggered for dinner. As such, this was in effect a private dining experience. On top of that, there was no additional support staff or chefs making this truly a 1:1 dining experience with the man that runs the show, Yuki. From the moment you arrive, Yuki invests the time to personalize the experience for each guest. He walked us through each dish on the menu, asked about her personal preferences, and shared some background on himself and his journey to open the restaurant. Despite cooking every dish from scratch in real-time, he seemingly still found a way to routinely check in with us and engage in rich, lively discussion throughout the night. As for the food, it rivaled that of some of the best Italian restaurants in the world. I would not bat an eye if those same dishes were served at Michelin rated restaurants in major metropolitan cities. The ingredients were incredibly fresh and masterfully prepared. The pesto was unequivocally the best we had ever had. We will 100% return the next time we return to Kyoto and I would encourage any fan of Italian food to book a reservation to partake in this magical culinary experience. Thank you, Yuki for an amazing night!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 2 July 2023 via mobile

We have traveled all over including Italy and I have to say this is one of the best places I have ever eaten Italian food. Super small and personalized service. Only has two small tables so it is like your personal chef. Make sure to...keep Your reservation because if you cancel then he has no business for that time slot. He personalized the pizza for my daughter and explained the menu on the iPad. I cannot recommend this place high enough. I wish he had another reservation available for tomorrow night. I am reviewing as I sit in his Restaurnt at the end of an amazing meal. Hats off to the chef! We ordered pasta with red Sauve, pasta meat sauce, a pizza and meatballs with mashed potatoes. Every member of the family left satisfied. One thing to note. This is a one many chef restaurant. So he served each meal individually as it came out. So I was just about finished before my husband received his food. But that allowed us to taste each others!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 27 June 2023

I read about Yuki and his Italian restaurant on-line. I Messengered him to see if he had an opening, and we got lucky! He had a cancellation. His place is small and intimate. He only has 2 tables of 4 people each. However, he only...does one group at a time if you’re not all together. Basically, you have your own chef and your own restaurant! We knew the food was going to be good because the two woman at the table next to us had an appetizer, two pasta entrees, a pizza, and two desserts!! Yuki sat down with us and showed us his iPad with a picture of all of his entrees. There must be 40-50 and they all looked and sounded amazing. Yuki said he could modify them if we wanted. My wife, who is Japanese, ordered the linguine with clams and mussels in an olive oil broth. I had the spaghetti carbonara with red sauce. Both were amazing. So, we tried to get in both of our last nights in Kyoto before we even finished our entrees, but he was booked and didn’t have a cancellation. Anyway, we started our dinner off with an appetizer Yuki recommended, and it was great.! The Primitivo red wine he recommended from Puglia was delicious and just like we had in Locorotondo in Italy. Luckily, we saved room for a great chocolate cake and two scoops of gelato. All in all a fabulous night, dinner, and experience with Yuki! We will be back soon. We told my wife’s relatives in Tokyo that they need to eat at Yuki’s next time they are in Kyoto. Make sure to book on Messenger way in advance! Greg & CarissaMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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糸井 行秀, オーナー at Trattoria Macedonia Yuki, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2023

Greg& Carissa!!! Thankfully your coming to my restaurant. I was enjoying to work cooking for you at dinner time. I’m looking forward to seeing you at next time in future. Hopefully your life beautiful.

Reviewed 26 June 2023 via mobile

Looking for a break from the Japanese cuisine, we looked for alternatives and we found this small italian restaurant in Kyoto. And we were not disapointed. Yuki-San has captured the best of the Italian cuisine, combining its culinary talent with excellent products coming straight from...Italy. Probably the best Italian restaurant we had outside of Italy! In addition, Yuki-San is very friendly and keen to explain his cuisine to his guests. An experience not to be missed! (You NEED to book a few days in advance)More

Date of visit: June 2023
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糸井 行秀, オーナー at Trattoria Macedonia Yuki, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2023

Hello Ben!!!!! I was so glad to work cooking for you at dinner time. Hopefully your life beautiful!!! Anytime I’m looking forward to seeing you again!!! Thanks!!!!

Reviewed 1 May 2023 via mobile

Me and my wife were both craving Italian food so I did some research and this restaurant had the best reviews. Safe to say it didn't disappoint! The restaurant is ran by one man and he is an exceptional host. Its a small place and...feels very homely. The food was excellent. I can honestly say it was the best Italian I've ever had in my life and I have been to Italy and also have Italian family. Make sure you book in advance as he doesn't take walk-ins. It is well worth it! Thanks for a great night Yuki!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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糸井 行秀, オーナー at Trattoria Macedonia Yuki, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2023

Thank you. There was also the tolerance of your couple, and I was able to do your work, and it was good, and I had a very good time. I wish you and your wife happiness!!

Reviewed 18 April 2023

Very small Italian restaurant with ten to twelve seats, so reservations needed. Used Facebook messenger to book – very easy! The six of us (4 adults, 2 young children) had the good fortune to have the restaurant to ourselves on a cold, snowy night. The...friendly chef/owner explained the dishes on the menu and we let him make the choices for us – including options for the kids. The appetizers, pastas and pizza were all incredible; everything homemade with the freshest of ingredients. Nice selection of Italian wines to compliment the meal. One of our most pleasant dining experiences in a comfy, cozy atmosphere; felt like we were in Italy.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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糸井 行秀, オーナー at Trattoria Macedonia Yuki, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2023

Thank you. I'm very honored to be able to cook your family's work and food. It's my important thought that I met you at my restaurant. Thank you very much😊

Reviewed 11 April 2023 via mobile

Very rude and unexplained cancellation of our booking in the afternoon before our planned dinner there. We don’t understand why the person at the entrance was so unfriendly. We would never ever want to eat at that place even though he finally wanted to let...us in!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 11 September 2022

Having owned an Italian restaurant #TwoOneTwo in Mumbai I can truly say this place serves a authentic and delicious Italian cuisine It’s a just a 8 to 10 seater with prior reservation only, the place is operated by Mr Yuki a “One Man Show” A...must tryMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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糸井 行秀, オーナー at Trattoria Macedonia Yuki, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2023

Thanks making your review!!! I will be interested to come over your restaurant in Mumbai at future. Hopefully your restaurant wonderful!!

Reviewed 19 December 2020 via mobile

I was long overdue some good Italian and after searching around I found Trattoria Macedonia Yuki. Although it was about 2.6 km from my hotel it was very much worth the walk. Upon entering I was soon greeted by the owner, Yuki. He was very...friendly and showed me an extensive menu with so many delicious dishes it was difficult to choose. He explained the various types and patiently guided me through the various dishes. I decided on the tagliatelle with a tomato sauce and beef cheeks. The pasta was perfectly cooked, the sauce had a wonderful depth and taste, and the cheeks were amazing, very tender and wonderful flavor. Reflecting on the meal and the experience, it was less like eating at a restaurant and more like Yuki inviting you to his home and preparing you a delicious meal. You can really taste the care and passion Yuki puts into his cooking. It was truly a special experience and I hope to return soon. Highly recommend this wonderful trattoria!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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i think you meant to send this to the owner. i merely ate there. great place. very small. very very small. but lovely owner and loveley food. short wine list, but good food.
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