"CHICCIANO" boasts a convenient location in a basement just 1-minute walk from Akasaka Station, Tokyo. Renowned for their excellent aged beef, prepared on the premises, this crowd-pleasing Italian restaurant is particularly popular among men. Chef Rui Yamagata trained under French Michelin 3-star chefs Paul Bocuse and Louis Outhier before moving to Italy, where he learned Italian cooking from "Pasta God" Angelo Paracucchi. After returning home, he worked at several restaurants in Japan before being appointed as head chef of "CHICCIANO" in 2011.
Specializing in meat dishes—and beef in particular—the restaurant sources lean cuts well suited to aging from both within Japan and abroad, carefully selecting for the best quality not just based on the breed and production area, but also the feed and rearing methods used. We particularly recommend the Ikeda wagyu beef, a rare variety raised with care in Hokkaido. The char-grilled cuts of lean beef aged in the restaurant's own aging house are also well worth sampling. Each cut is carefully monitored throughout the dry-aging process in order to effectively bring out the flavors, and the large cuts are then grilled whole on high-grade charcoal to realize the full potential of the quality ingredients. Seasoning is kept to simple salt and pepper, allowing diners to better appreciate the flavors of the meat.
The set course includes a beef main, as well as meat pâté table-side service and uncured ham cut with a slicer, imported directly from Italy, so you can savor a range of meat dishes. Almost all of the wine on offer are Italian, sourced from various regions of Italy. Tuscan Sangiovese wines such as the Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino make an excellent accompaniment to the char-grilled beef; the flavors of the food and wine form a perfect union.
The simple interior with its white plaster walls draws the eye to the glass-enclosed aging house. All seating is table seating, with a total of 32 seats available. A great choice for a boys' night out or casual dinner. There's no better place for a hearty serving of the great aging beef and wine.
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A 1-minute walk from Akasaka Station(Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line)