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“Italy in Japan”
Review of Agio

Agio
Ranked #174 of 10,602 Restaurants in Shinjuku
Price range: US$9 - US$26
Cuisines: Italian
Neighbourhood: Shinjuku
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Neighbourhood: Shinjuku
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Agio is located on the seventh floor (the top floor) of the Isetan department store in the Shinjuku section of Tokyo. The store is regarded as a high-end establishment with premium goods (international brand names and beautiful local and regional crafts) and service to match. As we explored the store, mightily impressed by the polite and professional sales staff, we ended up on the seventh floor where an array of dining options surrounded us. We were hungry and after some deliberation chose Agio, an Italian white-table cloth restaurant. After a two-minute wait, we were seated at a two-top. Service was attentive but not overbearing. The menu was in Japanese and English. There were plenty of food and beverage options. We each chose pasta: Bolognaise and carbonera. Both were excellent. Both served slightly al dente. The wine and beer list was broad and appealing. The atmosphere was subdued--you could actually carry on a conversation without raising your voice--even though the room was busy with all the tables filled and staff moving about. For desert we had tiramisu, also excellent. We were never rushed and when it came time for the check, we were pleased to see that we had received an exceptional meal for what I consider to be reasonable cost: 8,180 yen including tax and service charge. While it's a little odd to think of eating fine Italian food in the middle of Tokyo, we wanted a break from Japanese cuisine. This place could hold its own in Bologna.

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Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a good place to eat in Yokohama and throughout greater Tokyo try Agio restaurant. They offer a large selection of Italian cuisine that are very affordable.

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Reviewed 10 October 2015

After being in Japan for a month, a western menu was on the table. Only westerners in the restaurant and saw a lot of people order pasta and a pizza. My wife has a sea bass set with an appetizer, salad and coffee. I had the grilled chicken that was prepared with lemon and a mustard/vinegar sauce. Simply put it was great and way better than expected. Service is always friendly in Japan and this place adds a bit of fine dining service as well. Not overpriced at 6K yen for lunch with a glass of good Italian wine as well.

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Thank mike m
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Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

Pizza is good that is true. However not as good as would be supposed by the price. Overpriced place, but if you don't find any other place, this offers pizza tasting better than in Europe.

Thank Pekka M
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Reviewed 20 May 2014 via mobile

We spent about 45 minutes looking for this place and finally gave up and had dinner at a different location. We managed to find Agio on our way home and decided to stop in for a quick dessert and pizza. The food and service were great. The pizza was probably the best ive had in tokyo. A good option for good italian food in Tokyo.

Thank Farsholious
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