English Reviews (Reviews Total Language : 15 reviews)
“Overpriced food but cosy ambience out of the winter chill”
The Caffè Antonio is conveniently situated at Yotsuya station in Tokyo, and if you're trying to stay out of the cold wintry air, there's a direct link into the Atrè building from the Station near the Kojimachi exit. After you enter Atrè, go upstairs to level 2 where you'll easily find the Caffè in... a corner (near the toilets). Christmas decorations and lights made the place look cosy, as did the Italian-style aqua painted walls, and if you're seated by the windows, you have a good view of the contemporary clean lines of Sophia University as well as the hustle and bustle of the wide boulevards outside. Menu offerings are quite limited with just 2 to 3 items per category (appetizers, pasta, pizza, fish and meat). I tried one of the only 2 fish items on the a la carte menu but the swordfish was frozen and tasted less than fresh despite the interesting raisin and onion sauce layer on top. The fish portion was medium sized but presented rather skimpily, with just a couple of half-leaves of salad veg (instead of the asparagus spears as pictured in the menu). Dessert - we ordered panna cotta and strawberry shortcake - was better. For the price, however, I wouldn't recommend dining there at dinner (to be fair, it may be more reasonably priced for the lunch crowd) as it came to 9.5k yen including a half cup of soup and a cup of tea! The young wait staff are friendly and helpful but have minimal English so Google Translate and sign language are needed if you can't speak Japanese yourself.
Visited December 2019
“Overpriced and pretentious”
The food portion here is embarrassingly small for a hefty price tag. I don’t understand Italian food here costing so much money when it tastes awful. Salad was mainly lettuce leaves and skimpy on other ingredients and way too much dressing, talk about greasy. Carbonara pasta was literally no differe...nt from supermarket bought and the pizza... the tiniest thing on earth, and it’s 1600 yen? No thank you. Do yourselves a favour and save your money rather than funding this type of overpriced business that misses the Italian mark completely.
Visited November 2019