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Italian Gastronomy: Dinner at Soloio (July, 2014) in Shizuoka City!

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

It had been 3 months since I visited Solio Italian Restaurant for the last time in Shizuoka City last Friday and I was wondering if I could catch up with the new dishes at one of my favorite Italian Restaurants in the Prefecture!

We actually came very early, just before 5:30 p.m. which allowed us a special happy hour glass and antipasti misto set!

I had wanted to start with a beer after the very hot day but this Chardonnay spaprkling wine from the Veneto was just perfect for all its seemingly modesty!

The antipasti misto including small fry escabeche, fritatta, eggplant and lamb meat ball!

Naturally the bread is home-baked!

These exquisite mini tomatoes (from Chef Kato’s garden) in wine jelly were on the house!
Now, what did we have?

Marinated mussles!

Melons are a main product of Shizuoka Prefecture and pruned min melons are extensively used!
Putting a big mussle on a slice and eating them together was the idea!

While we were waiting we tasted some Italian candied fruit!

Beautiful deep-fried morsels: fritto!

Shizuoka grown zucchini flowers filled with ricotta cream!

Zucchini!

Carpaccio with a fish caught in the Suruga Bay!

Madai/Japanese seabream!

The risotto of the day!

Prepared with Shizuoka-grown sweet corn and parmegiani cheese!

The meat dish of the day!

Skillet-fried pork from Kuwahara Farm in Fujinomiya City!

Unfortunately we were too full to take dessert!
That will be for the next time!

SOLOIO

Chef Takehiko Katoh/加藤武彦さん/Sommelier Mieko Osawa/小澤三江子さん

420-0858 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Tenmacho, 9-7, Kita, 1
Tel./fax: 054-260-4637
Business hours: 16:00~24:00
Closed on Monday
Credit cards OK
Private parties welcome!
Happy hour: 16:00~17:00: 1,000 yen set-3 appetizers plate and 1 glass of house wine!
Entirely non-smoking!

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