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“I'll share my secret......”
Review of Ristorante Stefano

Ristorante Stefano
Ranked #588 of 8,816 Restaurants in Shinjuku
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Yotsuya / Iidabashi
Tokyo
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“I'll share my secret......”
Reviewed 5 May 2013

Outstanding little restaurant. We got there a little early for dinner, and received very nice personal attention from Stefano; however, I noticed those who came later also received the same service. Upon deciding upon the dinner, Stefano recommended a nice selection (and explanation) of possible wines to match our dinner choices-all the wines were within a very reasonable price limit.
I've eaten at so many restaurants (from the very famous, to the less known); however, Ristorante Stefano's is now my decided favorite Italian restaurant. And, what is so nice, it is in my neighborhood.
We ordered the cheaper of the two dinner course menu's. Stefano did offer flexibility in altering the menu's a little. Everything was beautifully presented, original and delicious. Without a doubt, this is a soon-to-be-returned to restaurant for my wife and I.

  • Visited May 2013
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2 Thank ButaTokyo
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  • English first
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English first
Tokyo, Japan
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best Italian in Tokyo”
Reviewed 25 January 2013

Best Italian in Tokyo. Food, service, atmosphere are all great. This is not your usual bland, impersonal restaurant: Stefano personally takes care of guests. Only the best ingredients are used, and everything is made by hand. Last but not least, it's not at all expensive. Highly recommended.

  • Visited January 2013
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3 Thank Fredrik F
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
177 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
“Everything is fresh at this place”
Reviewed 29 June 2012 via mobile

This tiny restaurant gets everything right.
The ice cream, pasta and seafood are very fresh and I love the desserts which are hard to find elsewhere in Tokyo.

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2 Thank remarkable_travels
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Hong Kong, China
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Delicious”
Reviewed 19 June 2012

Delicious, authentic, home cooked Italian food. Everything is made fresh and with care and clearly Stefano cares a lot on what he puts on a plate. I particularly enjoyed the rabbit tagliatelle and the scallops tartare. Highly recommended, enjoy a long, boozy, tasty lunch there.

  • Visited August 2011
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1 Thank Magic0121
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“It doesn't get better than this - a hidden gem!”
Reviewed 17 June 2012

From the moment you are greeted by the charming Chef Stefano to the moment you leave, satisfied and happy; a trip to Ristorate Stefano is never anything other than a fantastic experience. For a picky eater such as myself, this restaurant is ideal,;with a felxible and talented Chef and a wide and varied menu you could eat here every day and never get bored. Stefano selects only the best local and imported produce to make fresh, seasonal and vibrant dishes. Freshly made pasta, home smoked meats and fish, served in innovative combinations make this a truly wonderful eveing out. Stefano is tri-lingual so communicating any dietary requiremnts is easy - a real boon in Tokyo where those who have food limitations can often find themselves struggling. Recommendations would include anything on the daily specials list, as they will include the best of the current season ingredients and of course my personal favourite, any dish with artichokes, difficult to find in Tokyo, impossible to find in Tokyo prepared as well as Stefano does. Worth a trip to Tokyo for this restaurant alone.

  • Visited February 2012
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4 Thank Vxx_Singapore
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