Downtown ItalianFeb. 26, 2016 UPDATE
Tasty Italian cuisine in the renovated Machiya

il pozzo

il Pozzo
Located around the business district in the center of Kyoto, il pozzo offers tasty and authentic Italian cuisine in the Japanese traditional townhouse called Machiya. Many of the ingredients are imported from Italy and you may find the different tastes every time you visit this restaurant. Their different kinds of handmade pastas are exquisite with particular sources. At lunch time, there are three set menus and you can choose a la carte and also course menus at the dinner as well. Please also c...moreheck out the beautiful garden in the back of the restaurant. You will surely enjoy both the taste and the relaxing atmosphere.
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Average: ★★★★★3.5
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I surely enjoyed both the taste and also the relaxing atmosphere in the Japanese traditional townhouse called Machiya. All the staff are very nice and kind, so please feel free to ask any questions. You may also enjoy the beautiful Japanese garden in the back of the restaurant.
You may enjoy the tasty Italian cuisine that integrated with Italian and Japanese ingredients. Carefully chosen ingredients are used for every dish and uncured ham was quite delicious. As the atmosphere of this restaurant is very nice, I also recommend for couples!
Pranzo B
1Must Eat !
Pranzo B / ¥1,800
In this course menu, there are a plate of appetizers, focaccia, pasta, dessert and drink. The appetizers are all fresh and tasty, and the focaccia is soft that goes well with any pasta. You can choose your favorite pasta from among three selections. This time, we ordered pasta with sakura shrimp (small shrimp) and potherb. It tastes fresh as the potherb matches well with small shrimps. You may enjoy the different kinds of desserts. You can choose either coffee or tea.
Pranzo C
2Must Eat !
Pranzo C / ¥1,400
This set comes along with salad, focaccia and homemade lasagna. The salad is very tasty with uncured ham. The focaccia is juicy with olive oil on top and soft inside. Homemade lasagna is flavorful with herbs mixed inside and juicy ground meat adds more aromas.
Mixed dessert / Coffee or tea
3Let's Try !
Assorted dessert + ¥300 / Coffee or tea +¥200
If you order from among three lunch menus, you can add coffee or tea and dessert for your set menu (¥300 for dessert and 200 for drink). The assorted dessert is tasty and also enjoyable by sight. You can order either coffee or tea, and they come with the very pretty antique cups.
Different kinds of jams, olive oils, pickles and dried tomatoes
4Let's Try !
Different kinds of jams, olive oils, pickles and dried tomatoes / ¥1,700~ (depending on the products)
At the entrance, you can purchase the different kinds of jams, olive oils, pickles and dried tomatoes. They are put into the bins, so it is safe and easy to carry around. As they are all imported from Italy, you may enjoy the Italian flavors in Japan!
How to Order & Eat
il pozzo How to order & eatEnglish menu is available and staff speak a basic English. One of the staff speaks Italian, English and Japanese.
- Order Tips -
It may be a good idea to order a dessert and drink for your lunch menu when you visit in the lunch time.
il pozzoInterior Photo 1
il pozzo Appearance Photo
il pozzo
Categories Italian
Phone +81 75-257-8282
Address 77-2, Ryusuicho, Nakagyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 604-8242
Directions 9-minute walk from Karasuma Oike Station on Subway Karasuma Line (Exit 6)
Hours 11:30am - 2:30pm | 5:30pm - 10pm
Reservations Accepted
Closed Monday (Open on holidays and the store closes the following day)
Price range
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Credit cards VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners, etc. / Accepted
Good for Romantic, Families with Children
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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The English menu is available and there are staff who speak a basic English. One of the staff speaks Italian, English and Japanese.
Menu English, Japanese
Languages spoken English, Italian, Japanese
Number of seats 26 seats
Private dining rooms None
Non smoking / smoking Non smoking (You can smoke outside of the restaurant)
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