Italian Gastronomy: Soloio just opened in Shizuoka City!

Service: Pro and very friendly
Equipment & Facilities: Great overall cleanliness and superb washroom
Prices: Reasonable
Strong points: Fresh local ingredients whenever possible. Both traditional and inventive Italian cuisine. Good wine list at moderate prices. Open late!

Great chefs do not stay idle long!
I’ve always been a great fan of Takahiko Katoh/加藤隆彦 and his concept of Italian gastronomy.
Having decided to fly on his own wings he left Via del Burgo to open Soloio on October 15th.
I had been waiting for 4 months and finally I found the time last night to come for a drink and a chat before a full-fledged interview in the very near future!

The other good news is that Ms. Mieko Ozawa/小澤美恵子, a licensed wine sommelier, joined Takahiko in the venture for the perfect no-frill attentive smiling service that one should expect with such great food!

One may expect a great assortment of antipasti any time of the night judging from the window display along the counter.

The concept will satisfy couples, groups and lone wolves (and wolverines?) with a long counter and enough tables and chairs in a spacious environment. A curtain may even been drawn around for more privacy at one table!

The whole establishment is dark wood and white walls providing a warm and cosy atmosphere propitious to great socializing!

Sober colors and sophisticated lines in their sheer simplicity!

The blackboard over the counter will tell you what to expect on the day although a simple but very solid menu is available.
Don’t hesitate to make your own requests away from the menu!

Very elegant approach, indeed!

As I said, I had come only for a complimenting chat so I ordered a (small) plate of antipasti with a glass of wine. Perfect restauration (restoration) in between work!

Of course the bread is baked onsite and served with a beautiful olive oil!

Anyway, expect the full article very soon!
Until then, why don’t you drop there for a late drink and snack! It will surely become a habit!

420-0858 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Tenmacho, 9-7, Kita, 1
Tel./fax: 054-260-4637
Business hours: 16:00~24:00
Holiday: Monday for the moment, but no really decided
Credit card service available from the end of November.
Private parties welcome!


With a Glass,
Clumsyfingers by Xethia
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Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Good Beer & Country Boys, Another Pint, Please!
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

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