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Exterior view of Cucina Italiana KOMATSU

Italian cuisine that brings out the best of the ingredients at Komatsu CUCINA ITALIANA, an old private house in former Hyakumanben-cho.

[Komatsu CUCINA ITALIANA (Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture) is an Italian restaurant that operates in a renovated old private house. The grandmother of the owner, Chef Ishida, lived in the old house for 70 years before her death, and it was loved by the locals as a restaurant. Inheriting this important place, the restaurant offers Italian cuisine that brings out the best of seasonal ingredients.

Interior view of Cucina Italiana KOMATSU

The restaurant is named after my grandmother's family name, Komatsu, with the hope of creating a space overflowing with love, just like the restaurant my grandmother ran. The restaurant's interior has been reimagined with a modern atmosphere based on gray and black tones, while the structure of the old private house remains intact. 10 seats at the counter on the first floor and 8 seats at tables on the second floor allow customers to enjoy a relaxed atmosphere in a small group setting where they can meet individually.

Cucina Italiana KOMATSU Appetizers

All dishes are examples of the 14,300 yen dinner course. The course begins with an assortment of several gourd family vegetables and confit young ayu fish. An appetizer that is highly appreciated for its small portions of various seasonal flavors.

After graduating from Abeno Tsuji Culinary School in Osaka, Chef Ishida worked for 16 years at PONTE VECCHIO, an Italian restaurant, where he honed his skills. He then opened his own restaurant, Komatsu CUCINA ITALIANA. [During his time at PONTE VECCHIO, he was once the chef at the main restaurant in Kitahama, and he continues to work in the kitchen today based on the skills and experience he has cultivated over the years.

Cucina Italiana KOMATSU Pasta

Ravioli sweet corn stuffed with burrata cheese and cured ham. Two types of pasta for both lunch and dinner courses.

Both the lunch and dinner courses are beautifully composed, with the overall balance of tones, mouthfeel, and temperature well thought out. All dishes are prepared with a high degree of perfection by carefully considering the compatibility of ingredients such as vegetables and seafood, and vegetables and meat.

Cucina Italiana KOMATSU: Pasta kneaded with salmon roe

Tagliolini with watercress and squid ink. Pasta kneaded with squid ink, flavorful watercress, and chewy swordtip squid blend harmoniously in this dish.


  • Komatsu Cucchina Italiana
  • 557 Motohyakumanben-cho, Ichijojo-agaru, Aburakoji-dori, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 4 min. walk from Ichijo-moribashi/Harumyo-jinja-mae bus stop.
    11 min. walk from Subway "Imadegawa" Exit 6
  • Tel. 075-285-3696
  • 11:30-15:00 (LO/12:30)
    18:00-23:00 (LO/20:00) *Reservations required
  • Closed on Mondays
  • All seats non-smoking (smoking space available) Fully private room available No parking
  • https://komatsu-italian.com/
  • TEXT: Yurie Sano
*Please note that the information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
*Since this site uses automatic translation, the translation may differ from the original Japanese content.


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