Tucked just behind Roppongi Hills is L’Estasi; a fairly grand Italian restaurant that boasts a ridiculously large wine room and an outdoor eating space. As far as Italian food goes in Tokyo, this place is quite run-of-the-mill and offers good quality, if not that memorable dishes.
As usual, we went during lunch time to take advantage of their lunch specials – starting from ¥1500 for entree, pasta and coffee. The ¥2000 option came with antipasto plate, pizza or pasta, dessert and coffee. In hindsight, I wish I chose that option because after I ordered my cheapo lunch, I spied a pizza oven and I love a woodfired pizza probably more than most things in this world.
So whilst I wasn’t entirely l’ecstatic (see what I did there?) about this place, I have to say that it’s an impressive looking restaurant and I don’t think the lunch menu did it justice. Dinner with a bottle of wine in the outdoor area would be wonderful here, and I’d like to give it a try one day.
Nearest station: Roppongi
Address: 6-11-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Roppongi Roppongi Hills Gate Tower 3F
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 11:30 to 14:30; 18:00 to 22:30; Sunday 11:30 to 14:30; 17:30 to 21:30