Service: Excellent and very friendly
Facilities: great cleanliness overall
Strong points: Many local products be they from the land or the sea. Organic vegetables. Car park.
Mochimune in Shizuoka City is famous all over Japan for its shirasu/シラス/sardine whiting but it has other treasures to be discovered such as white peaches, oranges, a whole array of fish and seafood and a more than excellent Italian restaurant, Contorno!
I had never visited it for dinner although I had the occasions to enjoy great lunches there.
I finally had the opportunity when the young IT staff of Agrigraph joined me for dinner on a busy Friday evening!
As I had three specialists armed with all kinds of electronic devices with me, for once I didn’t have to worry about taking photographs!
The heat had been hellish that day so a beer was in order!
All vegetables used at Contorno are cultivated organically at Nagomi Farm in Fujinomiya City and the salmon is smoked on site!
24-months old raw Parma Ham!
The same with an organic vegetable salad! Extravagant!
The Italian wine amateurs will be happy to learn that Contorno has a decent list for all tastes and budgets!
For the connoisseurs!
Contorno is also renown for its pizza entirely prepared, fermented and baked in a large oven on site.
The above pizza is a Mochimune specialty: Shirasu and mozzarella pizza!
A second great pizza made with semi-dried tomatoes (organic) and raw ham!
I judge the quality of an Italian Restaurant on its gnocchi more than anything else!
These gnocchi in peperocino sauce and large prawns are a certainly a must in Contorno!
It certainly deserved a closer view!
If you must have pasta, then I would definitely recommend their short pasta!
And don’t go for anything fancy! The tomato peperocino is the best!
Served with a beautiful piquant olive oil for the customers who like their food spicy!
If you can manage some space in your stomach you must try Contorno’s desserts!
The sole lady among us couldn’t resist this chocolate cake in blueberry sauce!
As for the “boys” it was cappucino! Sorry, I had already sipped half when I took the picture!
See you again in the Fall/Autumn!
421-0122, Shizuoka City, Suruga Ku, Mochimune, 5-1-10, Sunrise Mochimune (5 minutes walk from Mochimune JR Station. Second stop after Shizuoka)
Business hours: 11:30~14:30, 17:00~21:30
Closed on Wednesdays
Credit Cards OK
Lunch sets: 1,480 yen~
Dinner: Appetizers: 500~yen, 1,000 yen~
Pasta: 930 yen~
Pizza (oven-baked): 1,180 yen~
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