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Il Ghiottone Exterior view

Enjoy Italian cuisine using Kyoto ingredients at IL GHIOTTONE overlooking Yasaka-no-to (Yasaka Pagoda) in Gion, Kyoto.

The concept of IL GHIOTTONE (Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture), a restaurant in a renovated old private house in the quiet town of Gion, is "If Italy had a province called Kyoto. The restaurant offers a perfect location with a view of Yasaka-no-to (Yasaka Pagoda) (Hokanji Temple) through the window, where you can enjoy the cuisine of Chef Sasajima, who has honed his skills at famous restaurants in the Kansai region.

Il Ghiottone Chef Sasajima

Following the Italian culinary culture that emphasizes local production for local consumption, the restaurant uses local Kyoto ingredients such as Kyoto vegetables and seafood from the nearby sea, and sometimes incorporates Kyoto seasonings such as shichimi as an essence of the dish. Enjoy Kyoto's unique Italian cuisine in a warm, woody space where every detail, from the interior design to the cutlery and glasses, has been carefully selected.

Il Ghiottone Interior

The restaurant offers four types of lunch courses and dinner courses in three price ranges. A weekday dinner course, available only by web reservation, is priced at 8,000 yen and includes three appetizers, a pasta dish, a meat dish, dessert, and an after-lunch drink.

Il Ghiottone Pasta

All dishes are examples of the dinner course CenaC, 20,000 yen. Spaghettini with baby squid and bamboo shoots with sprouts. The mellow aroma of olives and seafood intertwines with the al dente pasta to create a dish that evokes the winds of the Mediterranean Sea.

An online store for the "Il Ghiottone at Home" series was opened in the Corona Disaster and became a hot topic of conversation, as customers can enjoy the taste of a famous chef at home anytime. The popular product, lasagna with special meat sauce made from Japanese beef, is also available at Leaf's e-commerce site [Leaf KYOTO mall].

Il Ghiottone Main

Char-grilled duck with a luxurious red wine sauce that enhances the flavor of the duck and morel mushrooms.


  • Il giottone
  • 388-1 Yasakaue-cho, Shimogawara-dori Tounomae-garu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 4 minutes walk from bus stop "Shimizu-michi".
  • Tel. 075-532-2550
  • 11:00-20:00
  • Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • All seats non-smoking Fully private room available No parking
  • https://ilghiottone.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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