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Review of Taverna Il Viale

Taverna Il Viale
Ranked #1,234 of 15,110 Restaurants in Kyoto
Neighbourhood: City Centre
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Neighbourhood: City Centre
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely little restaurant. By far the best Italian food I’ve had in 2 years living in Asia.
Great atmosphere, high quality food and nice prosecco.
Impeccable service and accommodating to our kids.
Not particularly expensive.

Thank JPandJen
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Tucked away on a street corner across Nijo Station, this little Italian restaurant may not be much to look at outside, but the food is amazing! From colorful caprese, savory bruschetta and grilled prawns, to spaghetti bolognese, these Japanese chefs have picked up a thing or two about Italian cooking. Chefs in Italy, beware of the competition in Japan for fine Italian food. Don’t forget the tiramisu!

Thank wisdominwaves
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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

After three years of living outside Milan, this is as good as Italian food outside Italy gets. We ordered the caprese, pasta bolognese, pasta amatriciana, past aglio olio and gnocchi Quattro formaggi and watched as it was expertly prepared in front of us while sitting at the bar. All the sauces were pitch perfect and the coordination between the three proprietors was more than sufficient entertainment for the evening. Everyone loved their dolce selection and even the espresso was as remembered. Well done all the way around! Not cheap, but less expensive than tickets back to Italy...

Thank Jonathan E
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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

With only 4 TripAdvisor reviews at the time, this was a bit of a guess. But the reviews were positive so we stopped by: and boy were we glad we did!

Atmosphere is nice, a big table or at the bar, true Piemonte style! For starter we shared the mozzarella and prosciutto. Great to see everything being prepared fresh, prosciutto sliced right in front of us.

Mains were spaghetti bolognese and 4-cheese gnocchi. Very simple but so very tasteful! No pre-done sauces or bland pasta, everything fresh.

Desert we shared a tiramisu, moist and tasteful!

We had a great evening, and highly recommend this restaurant when visiting Kyoto!

Thank Evdz80
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Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Really very good dinner with a couples of good owners. The japanese chef is really very good. We order pasta and was similar to eat in Italy. Very good wines also. Totally happy for our dinner!!!

Thank Italo V
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