Lovers of delicious Italian food rejoice! La dolce vita has just arrived in Japan, so treat your palate to a visit...
Fratelli Paradiso, the acclaimed and beloved modern-classic Italian bistro which made its name in Sydney’s chic Potts Point, has opened its second ever branch – on the 3rd floor of Tokyo’s high-fashion hub Omotesando Hills. From Italian-Aus brothers Enrico and Giovanni Paradiso and partner Marco Ambrosino, this stylish eatery is just unbeatable for its honest, simple Italian food with a focus on fresh ingredients, authentic recipes and slick service.
Japanese former Fratelli Sydney exec chef Toshiyuki Nakayasu turns out familiar favourites from lasagne to pasta scampi and calamari Sant’Andrea (fried squid, rocket and balsamic), backed with a fab selection of exclusively natural, global wines. Top-notch produce stars at lunch and dinner, with handwritten signs for specials.
Casual yet sophisticated interiors embrace the feel of the original, with sleek, pared-back decor letting food take centrestage. There’s a sit-down dining area – where pasta and bread is made by hand at the open kitchen – or a quieter winebar counter, with dark-wood tables, comfy banquettes and timber floors. Floor-to-ceiling windows, hung with linen blinds, allow the sun in with lovely treetop views.
Book a table or a high stool at the tactile, white-and-black marble bar. Don’t leave without tasting the famous Bottarga Pretzel (a standout from Sydney brother winebar 10 William St) and the tiramisu. Salute!
Fratelli Paradiso / 3F / Omotesando Hills / Jingumae 4-12-10 / Shibuya-ku / +81 3 3408 8100 / 11am-11pm Mon-Sat, 11am-10.30pm Sun / fratelliparadiso.jp