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Juicy Italian Beef Cuisine Grilled on a Lava Stone
IL DENTE DI LEONE is an Italian restaurant located east of the Kyoto Imperial Palace. The restaurant's interior features white walls, red tablecloths, and wooden doors, offering an understated atmosphere of high class and warmth. IL DENTE DI LEONE offers Italy's local cuisine from the Sicily and Piedmont regions, and we particularly recommend trying their beef dishes. The restaurant prepares carefully selected Japanese beef from Shiga Prefecture, a beef brand known as Omi Beef, grilled perfectly on a lava stone inside a stone oven. In addition, here you can also enjoy dishes prepared with fresh seafood and vegetables, as well as delicious handmade pasta using techniques learned by the chefs in Italy. There is also a wide range of Italian wines on offer, as well as some biodynamic wines (wine that has been made using natural techniques in as much as possible). *The range of dishes and wines is changed periodically.
Beef Addition Steak / 100g ￥2,850 ～
IL DENTE DI LEONE offers Japanese beef carefully selected by the chefs. The beef is grilled on a lava stone using far infrared-rays to prevent the beef from losing its natural flavors. As a result, the outside of the beef becomes crispy, while the inside is extremely juicy. As you take a bite into the beef, the flavors of the red meat will spread themselves around your mouth. The beef is flavored using simple seasonings such as salt and pepper, allowing you to fully enjoy the beef's natural flavors. *The beef featured in the photo is Japanese beef Omi Beef, from Shiga Prefecture. The type of Japanese beef used is changed periodically. *Accompanying vegetables ¥300 (for two people). We recommend ordering some vegetables as they go perfectly well with the beef.
Platinum Pork Steak / ￥3,200（200g）
The pork is also grilled on a lava stone, in the same way as the beef. It is not too overpowering, offering the refreshing flavor of its protein, plus the sweet and delicious flavor of its fat. Double the intensity of the flavors by enjoying it along with some Italian red wine.
Piemonte Pasta-Tayalin (Mushrooms and Parmigiano) / ￥1,600
Tayalin is a traditional type of pasta from the Piedmont region in Italy. The pasta from the restaurant is handmade by the chef. The dough is made using many egg yokes, allowing you to enjoy the flavor of the eggs to the full. Mushrooms and parmigiano are added to enhance the flavor further, plus a large amount of butter sauce to round off all the delicious flavors.
Lava stone grill of octopus / ￥1,200
Japanese octopus (from Okayama Prefecture) grilled on a lava stone. The crunchy texture of the octopus is proof of its great freshness. Its flavors are highlighted even more by the Sicilian lemons and other refreshing citrus aromas. We recommend eating it covered in plenty of olive oil. Goes perfectly with a smooth, aromatic white wine. *Half-size also available for ¥850.
How to Order
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We recommend enjoying the menu dishes with certain types of wine. Please let the staff know your preferences, and they would be more than happy to make wine recommendations.