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!

Well, one or two visits in a good new restaurant are never enough, especially when they tell you they have decided to ban all smoking for the first 4 hours every day! Everybody should now be happy to visit this remarkable addition to the Shizuoka Gastronomic World!

Soloio is simply the name of an excellent wine concocted in Toscana, Italy!

Like many good Toscana wines it was made with Merlot grapes!

As I mentioned before Chef Takehiko Katoh/加藤武彦 is a master of risotto!
You don’t need to check the menu. If you have a special request, just ask!
This time I asked him to concoct me a risotto with mussels!

I know a lot of people who would fly all the way from Belgium (and Italy!) to savor it!

My companion of the day had to ask for her own!

Home-made sausages and fresh seasonal chestnuts risotto. A true Autumnal delicay!

Now, if you like the true taste of fish ask for the carpaccio of the day!

Madai/真鯛/true Seabream freshly caught in Suruga Bay off Shizuoka Prefecture!

We did sample other dishes last night which I have already described, so let’s see what’s on offer for dessert:

Tiramisu!

Elegant!

Perfumed with almaretto, a true beauty!

Semifreddo yoghurt dessert!

Once again the little details that make the difference!

Definitely a dessert for a lady, but I did appreciate it!

I still have to check two more risottos, the fish and the meat, so expect another article soon! LOL

SOLOIO
420-0858 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Tenmacho, 9-7, Kita, 1
Tel./fax: 054-260-4637
Business hours: 16:00~24:00
Holiday: Monday
Credit cards OK
Private parties welcome!
Smoking allowed BUT Non-smoking until 20:00 everyday!

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