Yesterday, Mewby & I celebrated five years together with dinner at Bocca del Vino. We ate there once before, about four years ago now, and I am happy to say that the food and service remain excellent. If you like Italian and you are looking to celebrate a special occasion with something a little bit special, then I definitely recommend splashing out at Bocca del Vino.
Here are the appetizers from last night’s meal.
First the 寒サバのマリネ 香草風味 – marinated mackerel with fragrant herbs.
Lots of fresh bread. I love the bread here.
ホワイトアスパラガスのサラダ仕立て – A lovely white asparagus salad.
モッツァレラチーズと自家製チャバッタのグラタン – Mozzarella and freshly baked ciabatta gratin.
They have a lot of different pasta types here. We went for the fettuccine (above) with shrimp in a cream of tomato sauce – フェットチーネ車海老のトマトクリームソース.
And this was our main dish – 赤ムツと帆立のグリル雲丹と浅利のソース – grilled gnomefish and scallops in a sea urchin and clam sauce. Actually most of the main dishes here are meat, but they made this specially for us as I don’t do flesh of beast or fowl.
Oh and I almost forgot we had this side dish of grilled welsh onions too. Very oniony.
Everything tasted great. They have a fairly decent wine list too and the waiter was very friendly indeed. Twinkly eyed, he took great pleasure in showing off his Italian skills. Our only regret was that we ate so many appetizers we had no room for dolce. Next time…
Bocca del Vino is situated on the east side of Muromachi street, a few steps south of Nishiki. Here is a map.
Open most days, unless otherwise announced on the top page of their website: http://bocca-del-vino.com/
Lunch: 12:00～14:00 （last orders）
Dinner: 18:00～22:00（last orders）