Service: Pro and very friendly
Equipment & Facilities: Great overall cleanliness and superb washroom
Strong points: Fresh local ingredients whenever possible. Both traditional and inventive Italian cuisine. Good wine list at moderate prices. Open late!
The other day, after an “official function” with chefs, producers and journalists the Missus and I still felt somewhat unsatisfied and at 10:00 p.m. were looking for a decent place before returning home.
This was a bit of a no-winner as the Missus’ radar was already fixed on Italian food and she knew too well that at that time of the night the options were pretty reduced. It was only natural (I still suspect my “worst half” to have it planned all the time!) that we ended up in Soloio, one of the very best Italian restaurants in town, and definitely the best at this time of the night!
Alright, what did we have/savor?
A plate of all vegetable antipasto!
Most of the vegetables are locally grown, naturally!
We discovered the above on the day’s specials: Scampi al Form!
Just beautiful and succulent!
Pan-fried seabream/”madai” from Suruga Bay!
Soloio is fast becoming famous for their great care when it comes to choosing and preparing vegetables!
Vegetarians are welcome there!
The skin of the fish was fired to a perfect crisp. I’m not that fond of fish skin, but I would go for that any time!
Then we noticed something interesting at the bottom of the overhead board! Mind you, you need some reading knowledge!
Wagyu Beef rump Tagliata!
Nothing less than an extravagant variety of carpaccio!
By then the escapade was turning into a full meal!
Finally it was down to a fight between having pasta or risotto. The latter won by a whisker!
Risotto made with the last Piemonte truffles in store!
We’ll have to wait until next year for another one!
We needed something sweet to finish!
Strong expresso coffee poured over vanilla ice-cream!
To be continued…
420-0858 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Tenmacho, 9-7, Kita, 1
Business hours: 16:00~24:00
Closed on Monday
Credit cards OK
Private parties welcome!
Smoking allowed BUT Non-smoking until 20:00 everyday!
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