Service: Excellent and very friendly
Facilities: Great and very large washroom, great cleanliness overall
Prices: Reasonable to slightly expensive.
Strong points: Sicilian Cuisine. Top-class Italian wines and great collection of Grappa.
Non-smoking at tables. Private room can be made non-smoking!
I finally managed to visit Il Paladino Tratorria in Takajo machi, Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City after a long absence!
It was actually for the occasion of a “business lunch” with a client of mine!
It can easily become a very busy place, so at lunch they make sure to be prepared for customers in a hurry!
For lunch they offer three types of set menus.
We opted for the Chef’s recommendation!
Of course all the bread is home-baked!
Enormous antipasti misto!
Sicilian bread and beans soup!
Pasta of the day!
Stewed beef tongue!
Grilled “Isaki/Chicken grunt”! A typical fish from Shizuoka!
And a succulent small dessert to finish!
We certainly ended up full and contented!
Tratorria . Il Paladino
420-9839 Shizuoka City, Aoi-Ku, Takajo, 2-8-19
Opening hours: 11:30~13:30, 17:00~22:00
Closed on Mondays
Credit cards OK (Dinner only)
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