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Restaurant Review: Il Cuore

DSCF3114.JPGI went to Il Cuore for lunch yesterday. Il cuore apparently means “the core” or “the heart” in Italian. (Can any TsukuBlog readers confirm that?) The restaurant is a bit hard to locate, but if you don’t mind getting a bit lost (and then, hopefully, getting a bit found) it is worth the effort.

I had the lunch set for 1680 yen. It is a bit pricey, but the quality of the food is high enough to warrant the price. The meal started with appetizers (a small meat dish and bruschetta), then there was a pasta course, followed by a meat course. Dessert and drinks were also included. The food was very tasty and served in an appealing way.

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The restaurant is small and very tastefully decorated. There are large windows, which make the restaurant bright during the daytime, and the chairs are large and comfortable.

I would definitely go back to this restaurant again, and feel no qualms in recommending it to friends.

Address: Kise 1642-3, Tsukuba (click address for map)
Tel: 029-857-7179



2 Comments

  • Giorgio says:

    Hello. Il cuore in Italian means the heart.
    I am Italian and I have been invited for a dinner in this restaurant one week ago. We had a very good food (a little bit of Japanese-Italian fusion that made a gorgeous result). In spiute of the name and the menu the chefs are Japanese. I always hate to visit Italian restaurants outside Italy but this time I had a great experience. We had also some good wines from my region; a good selection at very reasonable price.
    Recommended by an Italian; try it.

  • Shaney says:

    Hi Giorgio,

    Thank you for confirming the translation of the restaurant’s name. I am impressed that you, an Italian, found Il Cuore up to your standards. There are many Italian restaurants in Tsukuba. Can you recommend any others that would get the “approved by a real Italian person” stamp? I quite enjoy Arzonie, Ghiotto, and Quadrifoglio. Have you been to any of them?