A slice of pizza in Alexandria.
La Disfida is an institution in Haberfield and is busy every night of the week. People come for the excellent, woodfired pizzas and the delicious Italian food so, of course, I was excited to venture out to Haberfield and try to eat as much as I could.
Oh god I ate too much. That’s the problem when you want almost everything on the menu and food tastes so good you ignore your belly pleading you to stop. But if that’s the worst problem I’ll have to experience today, then I’m okay with that.
Pasta, pasta, pasta…
You really wouldn’t know this place existed if it weren’t for blogs or someone who reads blogs to take you there. So here I am, a person who reads blogs and a person who writes blogs telling you about Il Bacaro.
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 [...]
Not terrible, but not amazing, this Italian restaurant serves decent pastas in a clean but a little sterile environment. Friday lunch time is ladies’ day which means patrons of the female variety get a complimentary glass of wine, beer or soft drink to accompany their lunch set.
Let me start by saying that this place was so good I ordered two lunches, much to the amusement of the staff. It’s no surprise that Emilia was in CNN Go’s list of Tokyo’s Best Eats 2010 for best new restaurant.
Rigoletto sits on the 7th floor of the Shin-Marunouchi building just near Tokyo Station. You enter the restaurant through a wine cellar, which I think is pretty neat.