Service: Very friendly and attentive
Facilities: Superb cleanliness through and through and beautiful washroom.
Strong points: Authentic Northern Italian Gastronomy. Good wine list. Very fresh ingredients, local whenever possible
In a Prefecture noted for its superior Italian gastronomy, Orta Ristorante must have earned its place in the top three of this part of Japan with a population equivalent to that of New Zealand!
Sebastiano Bonomi Pattini came to Japan at the tender age of 20 from his native Piemonte and has plied his trade in this country for nearly 15 years now.
A few years ago he left his restaurant in Mikkabi to open Orta Ristorante in the busy centre of Hamamatsu City North of the JR Station.
He chose his place well on the second floor of a building facing busy Act City.
His restaurant is spacious (although you had better reserve!) and overlooking a new green and quiet area recently developed for the benefit of the citizens by the local government.
The whole establishment has been conceived for the best enjoyment of your repast whether in good company or in contented loneliness!
As I live far away from the City of Hamamatsu and therefore don’t know when I will have the opportunity to come again, I opted for the best of the 4 excellent lunch courses, Marchatte!
The first appetizer is a morsel which gives you a clear indication of what to expect!
Mozzarella and ham baked on a crostini!
Naturally, all bread is baked on site!
Home-smoked salmon served as it should be!
Not only beautiful, but absolutely delicious!
Served with savory bread!
Elegant meal in an elegant place!
As I mentioned that I have a fondness for gnocchi more than for pasta (spaghetti et al) Sebastiano came in person to enquire what I would like!
In the end I was served a superlative gnocchi with cheese and broccoli cream sauce with small parmegiano galettes!
Enough to make me come back!
The meat dish certainly deserved the name of fusion gastronomy: Charolais veal from Australia. Extravagant!
Note that the very light polenta was made local corn. Actually all the vegetables were local!
The dessert plate! A real symphony!
Blueberry cheese cake (I think I know where the blueberries come from!), chocolate cake and mango ice-cream. I didn’t leave the sauce untouched I assure you!
Great coffee and petits fours are always a true indication of a great restaurant!
Sassicaia! You couldn’t have a better indication of the wine list!
Well, it is only a queetion of time until I enjoy dinner there!
Chef/Owner: Mr. Sebastiano Bonomi Pattini
Hamamatsu City, Naka Ku, Banya, 675, 2F
tel. & Fax: 053-455-0321
Business hours: 11:30~14:, 18:00~22:00
Closed on Tuesdays
Credit Cards OK
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