Casual Italian along the Bank of the Kamogawa River
Situated on the bank of the Kamogawa River, Vineria h is an Italian restaurant with an incredible selection of wine.
The name Vineria comes the fusion of two Italian words, “Vino” meaning wine and “Trattoria,” a casual Italian eater. The name immaculately expresses Vineria h’s informal take on Italian cuisine and fantastic selection of wine.
This warm and welcoming restaurant is not only inviting to all, but offers a chic, laid back atmosphere with friendly, sociable staff.
While Vineria h aims to be a trattoria-style casual eatery, the food that they serve is no joke. Not only do Vineria h use seasonal ingredients, they also have carefully selected contracted farmers from whom they directly source their vegetables.
With each new season, Vineria h thinks of how they could best prepare each specific new vegetable and, while sometimes not strictly Italian, draw up an entirely new menu.
Through this rigorous process of trial and error, Vineria h is now in a place where they are able to get the best out of their ingredients each and every season.
In addition to the food, another big draw of Vineria h is their fantastic selection of delicious wines.
Carefully selected by their sommelier, Vineria h offers a selection of over 200 different wines.
Out of this huge selection, the staff will pick the perfect wines to go with that day’s dishes and/or to suit your mood.
With laid back counter seating on the first floor and table seating on the second floor, Vineria h suits any occasion, whether that be a date, family dinner, solo outing, or night out with friends.
Only open from May till September, the outdoor riverside terrace offers impressive views of the Kamogawa River as well.
Take in the beautiful night lights of the Kamogawa River as you sip on fine wine and enjoy no-nonsense fine Italian cuisine.
Pike Conger, pickled eggplant and peach gazpacho
/ ￥ 4,000 (Inc. Tax) (a dish included in the lunch course)
This gazpacho features pike conger fish, pickled eggplant and peach seasoned with spicy chili peppers.
The fish absorbs the gazpacho nicely, allowing the bite of the added chili peppers to bring out more of its natural sweetness. Thanks to the presence of the light and watery eggplant and peach, the incredible mix of sweet, sour, and spicy manage to strike the perfect balance.
Utilizing both the light flavors of its ingredients and the spiciness of its soup, this gazpacho is an excellent appetizer.
Young Pacific Bluefin Tuna and Avocado Tartare
/ ￥1,600 (Inc. Tax)
This appetizer is a young pacific Bluefin tuna and avocado tartare topped with sliced red onions and sprinkled with crushed onion rings. Cut into cubes, the pacific Bluefin tuna and avocado are held together by a creamy sauce. The tuna is light, delicious, and manages to not get over powered by the rich and creamy flavors of the avocado.
Standing in stark contrast to the tartare, the sliced red onions give the dish a refreshingly light flavor. This combination of crunchy red onions and goopy tartare makes this dish addictively good.
This creamy tartare also pairs well with wine, so we highly recommend enjoying it with a glass or two of wine.
Grilled Eggplant Spaghetti with Sudachi and Bottarga
/ ￥1,400 (Inc. Tax)
This spaghetti contains grilled eggplant and a sprinkling of sudachi, sesame seeds, and whitebait.
The grilled eggplant is grilled to perfection, giving it a fantastic aroma and outstanding flavors. The intense flavors of the eggplant are followed up by the sourness of the sudachi, which are both refreshing and help cleanse the palate.
While each ingredient stands out, they manage to not be overpowering and combine to create a well-balanced and delicious dish.
Roast Kano Pork Shoulder Loin
/ ￥2,500 (Inc. Tax)
This roast shoulder loin is made with a high-quality Japanese variety of pork called Kano Pork. Biting into the pork, you’ll be met with a flood of juicy concentrated pork fat that oozes out of the soft pieces of meat. The sauce covering the meat is a pork stock made with the very meat it’s slathered upon. This dish truly delivers the satisfying flavors of pork within both the meat itself and the sauce.
The side of potatoes goes through a process of being first steamed, then fried. This method gives the potatoes a satisfyingly crunchy exterior while maintaining a deliciously mushy and soft interior.
It’s highly recommended to order this dish with a glass of wine.