Italian Cuisine: Lunch at Caffeteria Il Cuore

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Bad news often have the knack to become good news before you think about it…
Caffeteria Ciccio is no more. Viva Caffeteria Il Cuore!
On May 24th, the owners, and the place changed. And frankly speaking for the better.

The new owner, Mr. Shiichiro Yagi and his chef, Keizo Kaneko, kept changes to the minimum. The seating, tables and chairs are different, and the “restroom” replaced with state-of-the-art sanitary equipment, but on the whole the atmosphere is similar, although improved and more convivial.

The big changes mainly concern the menu, the business hours and the chef. Keizo Kaneko, thanks to his stay in Italy, has introduced a very adequate menu to content all purses and preferences.
If you choose a la carte to accompany your drinks, you can explore among 15 kinds of antipasti, 10 pasta dishes to be multiplied by 7 varieties, from spaghetti to parpadelle, 5 pizza, 4 risotto and 9 meat dishes. The wine list has been judiciously expanded to 9 reds, 6 whites from various countries, to which have to be added Spumante, Champagne, Cocktails, beers and a load of soft drinks.

Now, last Sunday, a rare day without cricket, I decided to enjoy a quick lunch in solitary tranquility and test the place
There are three set lunches on offer. I opted for the “Slightly Extravagant Lunch” priced at 2,200 yen (13 Euros, 20$):

Antipasti: pickled vegetables, octopus salad and crostini.

Mushroom and Bacon Bolognese Spaghetti (actually looks smaller on the above pic) and side salad. Cooked precisely al dente, good balance!

Chicken and Vegetables in Cream Sauce. An elegant surprise.

Triple dessert and coffee (sorry, the pic is a bit fuzzy!)

Very reasonable for lunch!
Wait for the next posting on dinner!

420-0035 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Shichiken-cho, 13-20, Ishiwata Bldg. 1F
Tel. & fax: 054-2723737
Business hours: 11:30~23:00 (open every day)
Credit Cards OK

8 thoughts on “Italian Cuisine: Lunch at Caffeteria Il Cuore”

  1. Actually I can now answer the question myself: they do not have panini. So I ordered a rather good marguerita pizza (which you paid for, thanks!).


  2. Dear Mr. Torii!
    Thank you so much for sending a personal message!
    I would very much like to interview your company in the near future
    to write an article both in English and Japanese at:
    I do it on a purely volunteer basis at my own costs because I think Shizuoka
    Prefecture and all its manufacturers/producers/farmers deserve it!
    Looking forward to talk to you soon!
    Yours most sincerely,
    Robert-Gilles (ロベル)


  3. Mr. Robert-Gilles Martineau,
    I am Daishi Torii, president of Torii Sauce Co. Ltd., and visited your web log for the first time according to the name card you passed my staff yesterday.
    Thank you for having interest in our worcestershire sauce manufacutured in hamamatsu. Do you have any specific favorite sauce? If so, please let me know about it.


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